Wildcats Score Season High 76 in Blowout of Panthers

Five Wildcats registered double digit point totals as they rolled over Central Aroostook 76-41 in Mars Hill Thursday.


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Courtney Kane (44), stands on the perimeter during a game against the Caribou Vikings at Presque Isle High School earlier this month.

Cameron Levasseur, Sports Editor

Central Aroostook put up a good fight, but to beat a team firing on all cylinders like the Wildcats were tonight would be nearly impossible. 

Both teams picked right up where they left off from behind the arc last weekend, trading triples to begin the contest before Presque Isle stepped on the gas pedal and opened the game wide open to the tune of a 15 point lead after 8 minutes. 

The Panthers would muster more offense in the second, but their 15 points would be nothing compared to 25 put up by their opponent, as the Wildcats took a 45-20 lead after two, led by senior Julianna Morningstar, who scored a season high 17 off the bench in just the first half. 

The remaining two quarters would be more of the same, as the defense of the reigning Class C State Champions could not contain the high flying offense of their Class B adversary, who managed 76 points in a 35 point blowout of the Panthers. 

Five of the six Wildcats who registered field goals on the night entered double figures, led by Mornigstar with 20, followed juniors Faith Sjoberg and Courtney Kane who had 14 apiece as well as senior Rhylee Kinney and sophomore Anna Jandreau who each had 12. 

“I’ve been working on some new techniques, the main one being following my shot, and that really helped me today,” said Morningstar following her 20 point performance. “Our team came to play (today). We were tough and worked together well, I’m so proud of all of my teammates and I’m happy to have Meg, Hattie, Jenna and Riley back, it wasn’t the same without them.”

Presque Isle improves to 6-0 on the season with the win ahead of their first and only clash with the Fort Fairfield Tigers this Saturday on the road. This matchup will see the return of the three Wildcat seniors who had missed the previous three games while being stuck in quarantine.