The Wiscasset boys basketball team defeated Islesboro 41-31 on Friday, Dec. 22 to improve their record to 3-1. Coming off an overtime win over the Eagles on the island, Islesboro came to Wiscasset seeking revenge.
The Wolverines held Islesboro scoreless in the second period to take an 18-8 lead at the half. Wiscasset then scored the first four points of the third period to take a 14-point lead. Alex Richard scored two at the foul line after an intentional foul called on Islesboro. Spencer Smith-Pinkham scored on a Jevar Garricks feed in the rally.
The Eagles collected their first of four second half technical fouls in the third period, after Harper Conover chest bumped a Wiscasset player after an official told the two to separate.
The Eagles pulled within eight in the third, but their comeback bid was cut short. The Wolverines scored the final eight points of the third period, which consisted of 3-pointers from Alex Richard and Paul Lambert and Richard driving the length of the court for two to put Wiscasset up 30-16 at the end of three.
Islesboro threw a full-court press at Wiscasset in the final frame and scored 13 straight points off nine turnovers to pull within three with 3:23 to play. Julien King sank a foul shot and Smith-Pinkham two baskets to put the Wolverines up by eight.
The game ended ugly, as the Eagles collected three more technical fouls in quick succession. Two of those technicals were called on the Eagles coach, who was ejected from the game with 44 seconds remaining.
Logan Burns fouled out with under a minute to play, leaving the Eagles to finish the game with four players, as Robert Conover was injured earlier in the period.
Scoring for Wiscasset were Smith-Pinkham with 19, Garricks 11 (13R, 3A), Richard 7 (5R, 3S, 2B, 2 charges), Lambert 3 and King 1. Ismael Martinez added 10 rebounds (3B, 3S), and Tucker Davenport had five.
Islesboro was led by Finnegan Calderwood with 15, Robert Conover 6 (15R), Jaykob Zollman 3 (4R, 3S), Logan Burns 3 (11R), Harper Conover 2 (7R, 5S), and Blake Zlotkowski 2