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Mascenic cruises past winless WLC

  • WLC’s Brooke Lane tries to drive past Mascenic’s Maddie Labrie. Find that story on Page 21. Staff photo by Ben Conant

  • The Mascenic girls' basketball team hosted Wilton-Lyndeborough on Tuesday. Staff photo by Ben Conant—

  • The Mascenic girls' basketball team hosted Wilton-Lyndeborough on Tuesday. Staff photo by Ben Conant—

  • The Mascenic girls' basketball team hosted Wilton-Lyndeborough on Tuesday. Staff photo by Ben Conant—

  • The Mascenic girls' basketball team hosted Wilton-Lyndeborough on Tuesday. Staff photo by Ben Conant—

  • The Mascenic girls' basketball team hosted Wilton-Lyndeborough on Tuesday. Staff photo by Ben Conant—

  • The Mascenic girls' basketball team hosted Wilton-Lyndeborough on Tuesday. Staff photo by Ben Conant—

  • The Mascenic girls' basketball team hosted Wilton-Lyndeborough on Tuesday. Staff photo by Ben Conant—

  • The Mascenic girls' basketball team hosted Wilton-Lyndeborough on Tuesday. Staff photo by Ben Conant—



Monadnock Ledger-Transcript
Wednesday, January 10, 2018 6:29PM

When both Babin sisters are on the court, Mascenic opponents are in trouble. Senior forward Jordyn and sophomore guard Shelby make up the bulk of the Viking offense this season, due to their inherent connection.

“I think it’s pretty fun,” said Shelby of playing together with her sister, “knowing that she’s reliable and whatnot.”

The two operate in tandem, seemingly knowing where the other is at all times. That duo, combined with the rest of their Viking teammates, has propelled Mascenic to a 3-1 record in Division IV, most recently a 55-35 win over Wilton-Lyndeborough.

The elder Babin said the key to Tuesday’s win was their passing.

“I think we were all working together,” Jordyn said. “We were all on the same page. We knew that we had to work together.”

Shelby scored 13 points to lead Mascenic in the rout; Jordyn scored 12.

The Vikings will look to improve their defense going forward after surrendering WLC’s highest scoring output of the season to date.

“That’s definitely something we need to focus on, not just for this game but games in the future,” Jordyn said.

The Warriors can take a positive out of their loss, as they’ve rebounded from their rock-bottom 47-12 loss to Hinsdale last week in which they only scored one first-half point.

“I think they really took that seriously and came out strong,” said head coach Joy Burge. “They had a wakeup call and now they're ready.”

WLC’s scoring outburst was spearheaded by junior Abby Leblanc. Last year, she was forced into a ballhandling position due to the team personnel; now, she’s back down on the block and was a force against Mascenic, scoring a game-high 15.

“She's really come a long way and she really gained a lot of confidence,” Burge said.

The Warriors do not have official captains this year, but Leblanc and 8th-grader Brooke Lane have stepped into the leadership roles on their own, Burge said. Lane scored 12 on Tuesday.

The Warriors have not won a game since 2016.

Mascenic (3-1) was scheduled to play Concord Christian last night after press time. The Vikings travel to Farmington (4-0) Saturday at 2:30 p.m.

WLC (0-6) will look for their first win — and have a good shot at it — when they travel to winless Nute (0-7) Friday at 5:30 p.m.

Sports Editor Ben Conant can be reached at 924-7172, ext. 226 or bconant@ledgertranscript.com.