GIRLS BASKETBALL

Lawrence 57 at Bangor 71

Feb. 05, 2013, at 7 p.m.

At Bangor, Cordelia Stewart led the Bangor High girls basketball team with 22 points as the Rams turned back Lawrence of Fairfield 71-57 Tuesday night at Red Barry Gymnasium.

Stewart’s points, mostly from inside, included a stretch of eight in a row for the Rams, now 13-4, in a two-minute stretch of the second quarter that put Bangor ahead for good.

The Bulldogs, behind 5-foot-11 freshman center Nia Irving, had battled back from a six-point deficit in the first quarter to tie the Rams at 22-22 with 5:55 remaining in the first half.

Stewart, a 6-foot sophomore center, then hit two free throws with 5:19 to go and converted two passes from 6-foot sophomore forward Mary Butler into layups before Irving hit one of two free throws.

Stewart and Butler then worked the outside-to-inside pass play again for another Stewart layup with 3:12 left in the half for a 30-23 edge.

Lawrence (12-5) was able to close to 33-29 at halftime, but Bangor pulled away in the second half for the win.

Butler finished with 13 points for Bangor, as did Denae Johnson and Jordan Seekins.

Irving powered Lawrence with 34 points, including 21 in the first half. Paige Belanger added 10 points.

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