Number one seed Boothbay Region girls basketball team defeated #8 Traip 59-40 in a South Class C quarter-final match-up at the Augusta Civic Center on Feb. 20.
After a jittery start by both teams, the Rangers got on the boards with 4:45 to play in the first quarter. Boothbay took the lead for good 21 seconds later on a Sydney Meader 3-pointer. The Lady Seahawks rattled off 11 straight points to start an 18-2 run and close out the first period with an 18-4 lead.
Boothbay’s stifling defense forced 19 first half turnovers and the Seahawks reaped the benefit to lead 36-12 at the half, then coasted in the second half to victory. They take on fourth seed Madison (who they beat 62-43 during their MVC season) in the South C semi-finals on Thur., Feb. 22 at 4 p.m.
Scoring for Boothbay were Page Brown with 24 points (10R, 2S), Glory Belthen 11 (12R, 3S, 2B, 4A), Sydney Meader 8 (2R, 2A), Faith Blethen 8 (9R, 2B, 2S, 6A, Chloe Arsenault 6 (2R, 2S, 3A)and Kaylie Brown 2.
Scoring for Traip were Cassidy Delano 12 (3R, 4S), Reilly Eddy 9 (5R, 5B, 3S), Mia Perez 6, Tezeta Aldez 5, and Addy Hale, Kiley Chambers, Claire Dodge and Marleee Sumsion (7R, 4S) 2 each.