PORTLAND, Maine — The Greely girls’ basketball team put on a dazzling passing display which was more than enough to defeat a fourth-ranked Leavitt team with arguably the state’s best player in a Western Class B quarterfinal round tournament game Tuesday evening at the Portland Exposition Building.
While Hornets senior Kristen Anderson struggled all night to find her range, the Storey sisters, with plenty of help, were stealing the show for the fifth-ranked Rangers.
Greely jumped to a quick 4-0 lead behind two hoops from junior Haley Felkel and never trailed. The Rangers rode a series of layups and short jumpers, almost every one assisted, to a 12-7 lead after one quarter and a 23-12 advantage at the half. Greely put it away with a 12-4 run to start the third period and cruised to a stunningly easy 42-27 victory.
Sophomore Ashley Storey stuffed the stat sheet with 14 points, 12 rebounds, six assists and two steals. Senior Jaclyn Storey wasn’t far behind, scoring 10 points, while adding four rebounds, four assists and six blocks. Greely (15-5) will play either top-ranked Lake Region or No. 8 Freeport in the semifinals Thursday afternoon at the Cumberland County Civic Center.
Leavitt (13-6) got 15 points from Anderson, perhaps the Miss Maine Basketball favorite, in her swan song.