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.
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.
“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.