AUGUSTA, Maine — Top-ranked and undefeated Skowhegan used its collective experience and smothering defense to subdue No. 5 Messalonskee of Oakland 58-37 in its Class A North girls basketball semifinal Tuesday night at the Augusta Civic Center.
“Our biggest thing was our intensity level,” Skowhegan coach Mike LeBlanc said. “We came out a little flat against Camden [Hills of Rockport in the quarters]. Tonight we worked on being ready to go, to focus and to match their intensity and I was very proud of the way we came out and played.”
Senior forward Annie Cooke, a 1,000-point career scorer for the Indians, worked the lane for a double-double with 18 points and 10 rebounds.
Ernie Clark is a veteran sportswriter who has worked with the Bangor Daily News for more than a decade. A four-time Maine Sportswriter of the Year as selected by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters...
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