Lady Eagles overcome early deficit to remain undefeated

The Messalonskee Eagles of Oakland overcame a sub par first quarter, and went on to defeat the Brewer Witches 54-44 at Brewer High School on Monday afternoon in a class A girls match up. The Eagles improve to 6-0 on the season, while Brewer falls to 2-5.

 Messalonskee's Sophia Holmes drives to the basket past Brewer defender Courtney Pearson during a game at Brewer High School on Monday. Messalonskee won the game 54-44. (Photo by Skip Hawkes)

 Brewer, led by Emily Lord with seven points, came out firing on all cylinders in the first quarter out scoring the Eagles 14-6. Messalonskee was able to regroup and out scored the Witches 48-30 over the next three quarters for the win.

 Messalonskee's Gabrielle Wener quickly brings the ball across mid court. (Photo by Skip Hawkes)

Leading the Eagles  in scoring was Sophia Holmes with a game high 20 points. Alyssa Turner added 14 points and Gabrielle Wener had 12 points. McKenna Brodeur scored six, and Lydia Dexter chipped in with two points.

 Messalonskee's Lydia Dexter Drives to the basket as Brewer's Ellie Horr (3) defends. (Photo by Skip Hawkes)

Messalonskee went 16-for-25 (64 percent) from the free throw line and they had six 3-points baskets, three by Wener, two from Turner, and one by Holmes.

Courtney Pearson topped Brewer with 19 points, and Lord added 11 points. Cassidy Smith scored seven, Haley Robertson added five, and Sierra Strang scored two points.

 Brewer's Courtney Pearson drives by Messalonskee's Gabrielle Wener during the fourth quarter. (Photo by Skip Hawkes)

The Witches went 2-for-4 (50 percent) from the charity stripe and they had four 3-point baskets, one each by Pearson, Lord, Smith, and Robertson.

 Messalonskee's McKenna Brodeur (right) drives to the basket past Brewer's Julie Bulliard. (Photo by Skip Hawkes)

 Brewer's Cassidy Smith puts up a shot during the second half. (Photo by Skip Hawkes)


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