Spartan girls get in the swing of things with scrimmage


by Tara Giles
Sports reporter - Coos County Democrat and Berlin Reporter

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Spartan Bailee Lambert makes her way to the net during a scrimmage against Lisbon on Nov. 18. Tara Giles. (click for larger version)
November 28, 2016
WHITEFIELD On Friday Nov. 18, the WMRHS girls' basketball began the season on a high note with a win over Lisbon during a scrimmage. While the game doesn't count towards the regular season standings, it was still a nice boost for the Spartans.

During the first quarter White Mountains banked 11 points to Lisbon's four. Junior Kaitlyn Nelson impressed after scoring six points on two three-point shots. Shanyce Wungkana and Bri Watson each scored two and Autumn Anderson earned one point on a free throw.

The second quarter brought 13 more points for the Spartans with Nelson adding five including one three-pointer and two free throws. Anderson shot a three-pointer and earned another two to add to the board. Sophomore Lydia Beaulieu was in on the action, scoring a three-pointer. Lisbon added eight points. The score was 24-12 at halftime.

Lisbon stepped it up in the third quarter scoring six points to the Spartans' four. Makenna Force and Anderson each put up two.

White Mountains ran away with the game in the final quarter, scoring 22 points. Lisbon had a fair amount of chances and ended up with 12 on the board. Wungkana and Nelson each scored three-pointers. Beaulieu was on fire, scoring eight points off two three-pointers and a layup. Watson added two, while Sadie Bushway added four off a shot and two free throws. Carina Boggess and newcomer Bailee Lambert each added one point from the free throw line. The final score was 50-30, White Mountains.

Coach Brent Covell said, "For our third day of practice we shot the ball well. We had nine three-pointers scored all day. Our defense needs a lot of work but overall I was pleased with the effort of the girls. Kaitlyn Nelson had a good night as did Lydia Beaulieu. Kaitlyn had four three-point shots and Lydia with three of her own. Lexi Welch had five steals and six assists. If we can play defense as well as we shoot we will be a tough team."

The Spartans will host the Golden Eagles from Gilford on Dec. 2 at 6:30 p.m.

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