GSA varsity girls roll over Lee Academy

Eagles; GSA; George Stevens Academy; basketball; game; girls; high school; school; sport; sports; team Sophomore Silas Murnik steals and makes a fast break during the Eagles’ win agianst Lee Academy January 6. By Anne Berleant

Sophomore SIlas Murnik steals and makes a fast break during the Eagles’ win agianst Lee Academy January 6. By Anne Berleant

Blue Hill—The Eagles jumped to a 10-point lead in the first quarter against Lee Academy on home court January 6, and never looked back, clinching their third win of the season with a 44-14 victory against the Pandas (0-9). Junior Julianna  Allen scored a game high of 17 points and eight rebounds, with senior Mazie Smallidge and sophomore Saylor Grant each adding 8 points and 4 rebounds. 

GSA; George Stevens Academy; basketball; game; girls; high school; school; sport; sports; team Sophomore Vanessa Sherwood looks for an opening. By Anne Berleant

Sophomore Vanessa Sherwood looks for an opening. By Anne Berleant

After back-to-back wins against Bucksport and Sumner, the Eagles struggled on the road, posting losses to Mattanawcook, Calais and Central before returning to home court for the victory.

Eagles; GSA; George Stevens Academy; basketball; game; girls; high school; school; sport; sports; team Sophomore Saylor Grant takes her shot. By Anne Berleant

Sophomore Saylor Grant takes her shot. By Anne Berleant

“The win against Lee definitely boosted the team confidence,” Coach Brandi Ensworth said. “Anytime you get a win, it makes the team work harder.”

About one-third into the season, the Eagles are ranked low in the Heal Point standings, 17th out of 20 Class C north teams. With  eight games left in the regular season, and the top 14 teams earning a spot in the playoffs, there’s plenty of time for the Eagles to edge up a few spots.

“They know they have a hard road ahead but have been buckling down in practice to make a push in the second half of the season,” Ensworth said.

The Eagles host two undefeated teams this week: Class D Deer Isle-Stonington (9-0) on Thursday, 7 p.m. and (Calais (7-0) on Saturday, 2:30 p.m.

Eagles; GSA; George Stevens Academy; basketball; game; girls; high school; school; sport; team From left, Hannah Sherwood, Mallory Charette, Julianna Allen, MacKenzie tapley and Mazie Smallidge take a break during the Eagles’ win agianst Lee Academy January 6. By Anne Berleant

From left, Hannah Sherwood, Mallory Charette, Julianna Allen, MacKenzie tapley and Mazie Smallidge take a break during the Eagles’ win agianst Lee Academy January 6. By Anne Berleant

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