Girls’ basketball: Mascenic wins, WLC, Conant lose

  • Mascenic's Alannah Johnson, left, finds teammate Maddie Pare during Tuesday's game at Pittsfield. Courtesy photo—

Monadnock Ledger-Transcript
Wednesday, December 05, 2018 3:8PM

Mascenic is now 2-0 in the new season under head coach Sean Young, overcoming a slow start at Pittsfield to pull off a 49-30 victory Tuesday night.

The Vikings only made two field goals in the first half and had just 11 points at the break before coming alive in the second half and outscoring the Panthers 39-13.

“At half we talked about our lack of communication in the first half and how we were not finishing on our shots,” Young said. “I told the girls our shots will fall, keep attacking,” with the Panthers in foul trouble. “Take advantage of their aggressiveness.”

It worked and the Vikings got to the line over and over again, as they have all season. Mascenic went 20-38 from the line Tuesday; in two games, they’ve attempted 62 free throws and made 35.

Shelby Babin once again led Mascenic with 17 points; Maddie Labrie scored 10 and Maddie Pare and Alannah Johnsons scored eight apiece.

Mascenic (2-0) is off until next Wednesday, when they host star sophomore center Angelina Nardolillo and the defending champion Hinsdale Pacers at 6 p.m.

Fall Mountain 53,Conant 50

The Orioles got an early season test Tuesday at bitter rival Fall Mountain, and came away with their first taste of defeat.

“I thought our effort was great from the start,” said head coach Brian Troy. “They just happened to make more plays and free throws down the stretch than we did.”

Conant didn’t shoot well from the floor, nor the free throw line, where Troy said they went an “abysmal” 13-28.

“There’s a lot of correctable mistakes that we certainly need to clean up, but the effort tonight from all of the players was tremendous,” Troy said.

Elizabeth Gonyea scored 21 points with four three-pointers; Mariah Chamberlain had 14, Mylie Aho six and Silas Bernier five.

Conant (1-1) hosts Newport (1-1) Thursday at 7 p.m. The Tigers lost to Hopkinton by 17 to open the season and then blew out Mascoma Valley on Tuesday.

Farmington 54, WLC 16

First-year head coach Kyle Pratt and the WLC girls’ basketball team finally got their season started on Tuesday at Farmington, where the Warriors found themselves at the wrong end of a blowout. In the loss, Brooke Lane was the high scorer for WLC with 10 points. 

WLC (0-1) travels to Lisbon Friday at 5 p.m.