Mustangs unable to keep pace with Black Raiders, ousted in prelim playoffDavis, Crosby, Reynolds again key Mount View offense
Winslow — No. 5 Winslow had No. 12 Mount View’s number all season — a trend that continued in the high school girls basketball Class B North prelim playoff game between the squads on Tuesday night, Feb. 14.
The Mustangs, which had not qualified for the regional tournament since 2007, went on the offensive early and scored the first four points on two of their first three possessions, but the visitors would net only three more field goals the remainder of the game as the Black Raiders, despite not playing their best, pulled away in the second half to pick up a 47-14 victory.
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With the win, Winslow (17-2) will face No. 4 Hermon (14-4) on Saturday, Feb. 18 at 1:35 p.m. in the quarterfinals at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor.
Mount View’s season wrapped at 6-13.
The Black Raiders led 11-6 after the first quarter and 19-8 at halftime before pulling away in the third quarter with a 19-2 run that gave the hosts a 38-10 edge after three quarters.
Shala Davis led the ‘Stangs with six points, while Andrea Crosby and Halle Reynolds added four.
Heather Kervin keyed Winslow with 14 points, while Ciara LeClair added nine; Weslee Littlefield, eight; Paige Trask, five; Maeghan Mernard, three; Haley Ward and Madison Roy, two; and Sarah Guimond, one.
Mount View was 4-of-6 (67 percent) from the foul line and Winslow 6-of-9 (67 percent).
The ‘Stangs got a quick basket from Davis and another from Crosby to take a 4-0 lead, but Winslow rattled off the next nine points and began to slowly pull away from Mount View over the course of the contest.
In three victories this season, Winslow outscored Mount View 176-47, winning all three contests.
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