Thursday February 23, 2012 | 08:28 PM

The shoes of the Hall-Dale girls' basketball team are almost blinding. They are that pink. Blame the captains, Kristina Buck, Carylanne Wolfington and Wendy Goldman.

“Christina, Wendy and I decided we wanted to get the same shoes. We all loved pink so we got pink,” Wolfington said. “Then someone else got pink so we were like, everybody's gotta get these pink shoes.”

They're certainly eye-catching, just like the bright blue stick-on tattoo Wolfington sported on her left shoulder. She wore one a few games ago on a lark. Now it's part of a very long list of Hall-Dale superstitions.

“We're really superstitious,” Wolfington said. “There's like a million superstions. If we don't do them, the world's gonna end.”

WAYNFLETE FLYING: Sure, Martha Veroneau scored 47 points in Waynflete's win over Boothbay. But the Flyers had help from all over, as they hit 12 of 30 3-pointers. What should have been a competitive game quickly devolved into shootaround as the Flyers hit nearly every open look.

“I told the kids, our goal is always to have them play loose when everyone else here is missing shots,” Coach Brandon Salway said. “When you can do that in here, who knows what you can do.

"We just shot the lights out today. I think a lot of it is just attitude, not worrying that you might miss the shot.”

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