Mariner girls start slow, but improve Scott's Sport Spot

Coach Randy Shepard

Coach Randy Shepard works his team. Photo by Anne Berleant

Deer Isle—The girls basketball got run over by George Stevens Academy 55-15 on December 4. The key words for this game were turnovers and inexperience. There is no way to sugar coat it. We weren’t prepared for an intense defensive press and we couldn’t get anything going. This group is a work in progress and we will be going up from here. Ally Eaton scored 8 points and Ashley Haskell 5.

The girls lost 50-28 to Searsport on December 7, in a game where we played much improved. We managed a good first half where we limited our turnovers from the press and ran our offense, trailing 22-17 at the end of the half. However we came out flat in the third quarter and lost too much ground quickly, getting in a big hole.

Coach Randy Shepard played much of the bench in the last quarter with the game out of hand, but this was overall a much better effort, showing signs of promise. As a team, we will have to stay focused for all four quarters if we expect to do well. Ally Eaton led us with 11 points, Lilly Gray had 5, and Ashley Haskell, Jesslyn Gove, and Orly Vaughan each had 4.

The girls were expected to have a challenge to get the younger players involved at the speed of varsity play. We looked good for part of the Searsport game and now we see what we have to maintain. Breaking the press is critical and Coach Shepard said they would be focusing on that in practice this week.

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