BRHS girls basketball

Boothbay wins in 3OT

Thu, 02/03/2022 - 8:00am

Boothbay and Monmouth girls basketball games in the past few years have been memorable, whether during the regular season, the Mountain Valley Conference championships or at the Class C tournament in Augusta.

However, Wednesday’s game ranks right up there with many of those previous contests as the Seahawks prevailed in triple overtime, 63-62.

Powered by a career scoring night by junior Kathryn Hibbard (24 points), the third overtime saw senior Emilie Crocker (14 points) give Boothbay a 61-60 lead with a short jumper from the lane after a rebound with about 20 seconds to play. Monmouth missed its next shot down the floor and Hibbard rebounded. She was fouled and, with 12.4 seconds to play, made both bonus foul shots. Monmouth set up a three-point shot after a timeout but it was short. The Mustangs made a shot at the buzzer for the final tally.

The game was forced into the first overtime on a shot from the right elbow by senior Jaelyn Crocker (16 points) as the clock ran out. The ball circled around the rim a couple of times before dropping through the net. Game tied, 47-47.

The first and second overtimes saw the scores knotted at 51-51 and 56-56.

Holly Hunt led Monmouth with 22 points, followed by Abigail Atwood with 10, Reese Beadoin with eight and Rileigh Chase with seven.

Other scorers for Boothbay were Maddie Orchard with four, Magen Burge with two, Anna Gosselin with two and Meg Sledge with one.

The Seahawks improved to 3-7 with the win while Monmouth dropped to 3-7.