LINCOLN — The Stearns Minutemen outscored the Mattanawcook Academy Lynx 13-8 in the third quarter to gain a nine-point lead and then converted on 11 of 13 free throws in the fourth to seal a 48-40 schoolgirl basketball victory in a showdown between two top Class C clubs Thursday night.
Stearns, 13-2, was led by Sigrid Koizar with 16 points, 12 rebounds and six assists. Alex Mooney added 12 points while Ashley Rollins and Taylor Pelkey added eight each and Emily Wark had four.
Mattanawcook was led by Mikaila Bisson with 15 points Taylor Blood and Harli Maxwell added six each for the 10-4 Lynx. Also scoring were Taylor Hawkins (five), Katie Krapf (four), Taylor Gardner (three) and Ashley Libby (one).
Stearns 4 18 31 48
MA 4 14 22 40
JV: MA 47-17