Monday, December 9, 2013
Wells girls' basketball coach Don Abbott reflected on his team's tourney run after the 11th-seeded Warriors suffered a tough 40-38 loss to No. 2 York in the Western Class B semifinals Thursday.
"We knew we belonged here," he said. "I told the team before the game that they earned the right to be in the semifinals."
Wells made big improvements from the regular season, winning a prelim game and a quarterfinal against higher-seeded teams. The Warriors led York for most of the game, only to fall short at the end.
"Over the past 48 hours, I've had a chance to match wits with Gavin Kane (Spruce Mountain) and Rick Clark (York)," noted Abbott. "They're legends in Maine high school girls' coaching, with a combined 900 wins. That was pretty cool."Tweet
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Paul Betit is an Augusta native and graduate of the University of Maine. He has covered Maine high school sports for more than 30 years and is entering his seventh season as a beat writer covering the Portland Pirates. In his spare time, Betit writes mystery-suspense novels. Occasionally, he tries to sink his second career hole-in-one.
Glenn Jordan came to Maine in 1994 to cover the nascent Portland Sea Dogs. After eight baseball seasons and three children – the last two within 18 minutes of each other – he became a part-time writer. Among the sports he covers are now are tennis, skiing, swimming and running. He has a degree in philosophy from Dartmouth, a decent forehand and a penchant for checkers.
Mike Lowe is a Massachusetts native who feels he's lived long enough in Maine (since 1982) to have roots here. He graduated from Boston University and has worked in New Hampshire and Maine, covering everything from the Little League World Series to the Summer Olympics. When he has free time – Ha! – he likes to read, collect comic books and watch the grass grow from his hammock.