BY LARRY MAHONEY
OF THE NEWS STAFF
BANGOR — Bangor Christian junior guard Whitney Holmes thought the most points she had previously scored in a high school game was 15.
She shattered that total and Washburn High School’s Eastern Maine Class D tourney hopes Monday night.
Holmes matched Washburn’s entire point total with 26 and her fifth-seeded Patriots cruised to a 41-26 victory over the foul-plagued Beavers in their quarterfinal at the Bangor Auditorium.
Bangor Christian improved to 16-3 and advanced to Thursday’s semifinal round.
Fourth-seeded Washburn finished up at 13-6.
Holmes went 8-for-18 from the floor, including a 3-for-7 showing from 3-point range, and 7-for-10 from the foul line. She also had four rebounds and two steals.
Meredith Bean contributed nine points and eight rebounds and Emma Johnson chipped in with six points, four assists and four rebounds.
Bean had seven second-quarter points and Holmes had six more as Bangor Christian outscored Washburn 15-2 and Washburn couldn’t get any closer than 11 the rest of the way.
Rebecca Campbell had 12 points, seven rebounds and two blocked shots to pace the Beavers, who shot 11-for-40 from the floor and 4-for-15 from the foul line. Sarah Sjoberg, who sat out a healthy portion of the first half with foul trouble, wound up with five points. Jordan Chandler grabbed five rebounds.