College Summary: CMCC women’s basketball past UMaine-Augusta

College Summary: CMCC women’s basketball past UMaine-Augusta

Nov. 10 – AUGUSTA – Emily Strachan led the Maine Central College offense to a 66-53 victory over the University of Maine at Augusta in both teams’ Yankee Small College Conference women’s basketball opener Wednesday at the Augusta Civic Center.

Strachan, a graduate of Lewiston High School, scored a team-high 19 points for the Mustangs, including 13-of-15 from the free throw line. Kali Thompson (12 points, 11 rebounds) and Destiny Mora-Lopez (10 points, 11 rebounds) each had a double-double.

The Mustangs led 13-6 after one quarter and extended their lead to 52-37 by the end of the third quarter. Both teams endured cold shooting, with CMCC shooting just 23.1 percent and UMA just 22.6 percent. The Mustangs were outrebounded 66-32 and scored 21 points to the Bananas’ 10.

Other area high schoolers playing for CMCC included former Oxford Hills standout Jade Smedberg, who had 14 rebounds and five points, Lewiston graduate Mia Nicholas, three points, Rangeley graduate Vinny LaRochelle, one. points and two rebounds. Mountain Valley junior Kyristyn Lyons grabbed two rebounds.

Alisyn Alley scored a game-high 21 points for the Bananas, while Monmouth junior Katie Butterfield had eight points and eight rebounds. Mountain Valley graduate Paiz Freeman had two rebounds and an assist in the start for the Moose, while Oak Hill junior Desiree Dumais led the stat books with two points, four rebounds, a steal and a block. Kurd and younger sister Briana played seven minutes from the bench. .

Wyatt Hathaway sent the game into overtime with a last-second shot, then scored six points in the extra frame to help the Mustangs beat the Moose in Augusta.

Hathaway, a Leavitt graduate, finished with 17 points, four rebounds and three assists. DeMarco McKissich led the Mustangs, who are now 2-0 in YSCC play, with 31 points and 16 rebounds. Jayden Henderson also played a role in this game with 24 points and 13 rebounds.

Among the area’s classes, former Mountain Valley standout Keegan had five points, two assists and a steal off the bench. Lewiston juniors Malik Foster and Donovan Jackson also played reserve roles for CMCC, with Foster totaling four points, four rebounds and two assists in 20 minutes and Jackson seeing limited playing time.

Elijah Smith paced the University of Maine at Augusta with 29 points.

Edward Little grad Jordan Cummings was named Little East Conference Defensive Player of the Year on Wednesday.

Cummings, a junior on the Maine Southern varsity team, started all 23 games and recorded eight defensive saves. He helped the Huskies score 2.04 goals per game, including 1.25 goals per game in conference play.

Additionally, Cummings was named to the All-Conference First Team. Classmate and Oxford Hills alumnus Brooke Carson was named to the All-LEC third team.

St. Dame graduate and Bates College graduate Paige Cote was named a first-team all-conference selection by the New England Small College Athletic Conference this week.

Cote led the NESCAC with 13 assists this season, tied for sixth-most entering Tuesday. Cote also scored six goals, three of which were game-winners.

Spruce Mountain graduate Morgan Dalton, a senior on the St. Joseph’s College team, received All-Conference honors from the Greater Northeast Athletic Conference this week.

Dalton was named to the All-GNAC First Team after leading the conference with nine defensive saves to go along with four goals. He finished his collegiate career with 71 games and 14 defensive saves, second most in program history.

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