Friday, March 04, 2011

Class B Girls final

2011 Class B Girls State Champions

No one in Western Maine showed the ability to slow down the high-flying Leavitt Hornets. Nokomis made it their mission to be the first. The Warriors stalled the Hornets for spurts, but Leavitt pulled away to win the Girls Class B State Title, 49-37

Nokomis did a good job of staying with Leavitt to start the game. Marissa Shaw and Danielle Watson each scored 4 points in the opening quarter as the Warriors were down 16-12 eight minutes in. Adrianna Newton and Courtney Anderson each made three baskets for Leavitt.

The pace slowed down in the second quarter, as the defensive pressure picked up. Nokomis opened with a 7-2 run to start, with Watson's basket giving the Warriors a 19-18 lead. It was the last time Nokomis would lead, as Leavitt would end the half on an 8-0 run, lead be Kristen Anderson's first 3-pointer of the game. It was 26-19 Leavitt at halftime.

Things were pointing Nokomis' way to start the half, as the Warriors started on a 4-1 run. Newton left the game with an ankle injury for Leavitt, giving Nokomis an opening to get back in the game. The Warriors couldn't take advantage, as Leavitt ended the third quarter on an 8-2 run, and Newton was back on the court.

It was all Leavitt in the fourth quarter, or more specifically, all Courtney Anderson. The Leavitt Senior captain scored 11 of her game-high 21 points in the quarter as the Hornets fulfilled their destiny. Leavitt capped off a 22-0 season with a dominating second half. Anderson was named the Capt'n Eli's Soda Player of the Game as she rode off into the sunset of her high school career.

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