Wiscasset boys’ basketball team is starting to hit their stride, with a 66-48 win over Mt. Abram Monday night and a tough luck loss to Telstar Dec. 28. “We executed much better, and finished a little better,” coach Dana Lawrence said about the win.
Scoring for Wiscasset were Jason Weatherbee with a career high 21 points (6R), Devin Grover 12, Jordan Jones 10 (7A), Caleb Bryant 6, Austin Haskell 4 (4S), Travis Padilla 4, Ben Sutter 4, James Andretta 4, and Zach Ellison 1. Scoring for Mt. Abram were Tyler Hupper 17, Ian James 9, Dylan Ireland 5, Ethan Boyd 5, Robert Rivers 4, Arthur Ryan 4, Sol Fast 2 and Amos Withee 2. The Roadrunners sank 10 of 17 foul shots.
“We definitely showed some growth. If they had taken care of the ball a little better, the outcome would have been better. The kids played hard, which is a step in the right direction,” coach Dana Lawrence said.
Telstar held a 37-26 advantage on the boards.
Wiscasset led by one midway through the 1st period, when Telstar went on an 8-2 run to take the lead. Telstar led 18-14 at the end of one. Wiscasset went on a seven-point run to kick off the 2nd quarter to take a three-point lead. Dan Whitney knotted the score on three-pointer and Mike DelDuca gave the Rebels the lead with a three point play at the foul line. Telstar led 30-25 at the half.
Jordan Jones crashed the glass for two and scored off a steal, and Caleb Bryant converted off the boards to give Wiscasset a 31-30 lead at the start of the 3rd frame. Telstar won the quarter 12-11 to lead 42-36 going into the final frame.
The Rebels built their lead to 11 in the 4th quarter, before Wiscasset started their comeback bid. Devin Grover scored on a Ben Sutter feed, Jason Weatherbee crashed the glass for two and scored on a Jones pass, and Grover settled a pair at the line to make it a three-point game. Telstar made good at the foul line down the stretch, sinking seven of 10 in the final 10 minutes to pull out the win.
Scoring for Wiscasset were Grover 12 (6S,3R), Jones 9 (4S,3R), Weatherbee 9 (4R), Sutter 7 (4R), Travis Padilla 5 (4R), Caleb Bryant 4 (5R,3S,2B), James Andretta 3, Austin Haskell 2, and Cory Hodgdon 1. Scoring for Telstar were Dan Whitney 20 (5R,2S), Corey Howard 14 (8R), Dom Haines 7, Nick Mills 6 (12R), Mike DelDuca 5 (5R), and Drew Wilson 4.