Varsity Girls Down Houlton for Second Consecutive Game

The girls varsity basketball team earned a 53-44 victory over the Shiretowners at home Saturday afternoon.

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Cameron Levasseur

Junior Faith Sjoberg drives on Houlton’s Emma Ardell during the third quarter of Saturday’s contest.

Cameron Levasseur, Sports Editor

In Houlton last week, Faith Sjoberg propelled her team to victory with an onslaught of three pointers. Today she was able to take a step back while her teammates let it fly, to the tune of nine made threes, with only one coming from Sjoberg. 

The game got out to a fast paced start, with the Wildcats jumping out to an early five point lead that they would maintain as play stagnated through the second quarter, both sides only managing to score eight in the frame. 

From there, Presque Isle’s offense would explode, scoring 21, including four threes in the next eight minutes to stretch their lead to double digits.  

The Shires would attempt to mount a comeback late in the fourth, but it would be to no avail, as the Wildcats, who were missing head coach Jeff Hudson for the game due to a mandatory quarantine, walk off with a 53-44 win at home. 

Senior Hattie Bubar led the team with 12 points and four threes in the game, followed closely behind by Sjoberg, who had 11 and senior Rhylee Kinney, who tallied 9.

“The starting five definitely didn’t play their best game but our bench came in and played great,” Kinney said following the win. “Without Hattie (Bubar), Julianna (Morningstar), Sadie (Lapointe) and Courtney (Kane) we probably would’ve lost the game. Overall we played good today but definitely not good enough to win the rest of our games.”

With the win, the Wildcats improve to 2-0 on the season as they prepare for Caribou to come to town on Tuesday