Palmer powers Washburn to victory

Posted Feb. 16, 2009, at 7 p.m.

BANGOR, Maine — Six-foot senior center Rachel Palmer scored a game-high 20 points, grabbed 16 rebounds and blocked four shots, all game-highs, as fifth-seeded Washburn avenged two regular-season losses to fourth-seeded Central Aroostook of Mars Hill 38-27 in their Eastern Maine Class D tournament quarterfinal at the Bangor Auditorium.

Washburn, 15-5, will take on top seed Woodland, 18-0, in Thursday’s 3:35 p.m. semifinal.

Sophomore forward Rebecca Campbell had 12 points, five rebounds and three steals for the Beavers, who used a 10-point run in the second quarter to erase a three-point deficit and take the lead for good.

The Beavers rattled off 11 straight points in the third period to extend the lead to 32-15 and CA couldn’t get closer than nine the rest of the way.

Sarah Sjoberg had six re-bounds for the winners.

Freshman center Victoria McIntyre turned in an impres-sive Bangor Auditorium debut for 15-5 Central Aroostook with 17 points, five rebounds and three steals. Brianna Hartin dished out five assists and Kristen Long had four rebounds and two steals.

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