Gardiner girls pull away from MDI, advance to semifinal

Posted Feb. 18, 2012, at 4:02 p.m.
Last modified Feb. 19, 2012, at 5:24 p.m.
Gardiner's Allyson Day (24) drives for two points past MDI's Hannah Shaw (25)  in the first half of their Class B basketball playoff game at the Bangor Auditorium on Saturday.
Michael C. York
Gardiner's Allyson Day (24) drives for two points past MDI's Hannah Shaw (25) in the first half of their Class B basketball playoff game at the Bangor Auditorium on Saturday. Buy Photo
Gardiner's Jenna Moore (14) steals a pass intended for MDI's Abby Jewett (11) during their Class B playoff game at the Bangor Auditorium on Saturday.
Michael C. York
Gardiner's Jenna Moore (14) steals a pass intended for MDI's Abby Jewett (11) during their Class B playoff game at the Bangor Auditorium on Saturday. Buy Photo

BANGOR, Maine — The Gardiner Tigers scored 15 unanswered points early in the fourth quarter and pulled away from the Mount Desert Island Trojans for a 63-38 basketball victory during an Eastern Maine Class B quarterfinal Saturday at the Bangor Auditorium.

Fourth-ranked Gardiner advanced to Wednesday’s semifinal round and improved to 17-3 while the fifth-seeded Trojans finished at 15-5.

The Tigers closed the second and third quarters strong, with an 8-0 scoring surge at the end of the second to post a 29-21 halftime lead and then outscored the Trojans 8-2 at the end of the third to take a 45-31 lead.

MDI’s Abby Jewett and Hannah Shaw scored back-to-back baskets to open the fourth, but the Tigers then responded with their 15-0 scoring run to secure the victory.

Senior guard Jenna Moore paced Gardiner with 17 points, including a 3-for-5 effort on 3-pointers. Senior guard Paige Pilsbury chipped in with 10 points while junior guard Kylee Granholm and senior forward Katie McAllister each added eight.

Sophomore forward Hannah Shaw turned in a strong inside game for MDI and finished with 18 points.

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