The Gray-New Gloucester girls basketball team moved to 2-0 on the young season Tuesday night by blowing out Cape Elizabeth on their own floor, 60-43.

After getting the season started by dominating Freeport at home 53-25 on Dec. 5, the Patriots continued their dominance by traveling to Cape and shutting down the Capers offense.

Gray-New Gloucester got off to a quick start in this one, jumping out to a 6-0 lead before Cape finally got on the board 3:36 into the game. The Capers did make a run at the Patriots as the quarter ended, briefly taking a 9-8 lead before a Amanda Valente basket and free throw gave the Patriots an 11-9 lead. The Patriots displayed a balanced offensive attack in the first, as Rachel Clement, Kayla Wilson, Laura Getchell and Alicia Valente each chipped in with two points.

The Patriots put the game away for good in the second quarter, as a stifling defense kept the Capers from getting a field goal until the last minute of the quarter and limiting the Capers to just six points overall in the quarter. Once again, the Patriots were able to spread the scoring around with seven players combining for the Patriots’ 16 points in the quarter as Gray-New Gloucester went into the break up 27-15.

Cape wasn’t able to make any headway in the third quarter as the Patriots’ Terri Lynn Sanborn connected on two 3s to lead the team in scoring in the quarter. Sanborn would end up with nine points in the game.

The fourth quarter belonged to Getchell and Wilson as they combined for 21 points (Getchell had 11 in the quarter to finish with 16 overall and Wilson had 10 of her 12 points in the final eight minutes).

The Capers faced a tough test on Dec. 11 as they hosted four-time defending Class B Western champion Lake Region at home (a game played after the Lakes Region Weekly’s deadline). After that showdown with the Lakers, the Patriots will host Yarmouth on Dec. 16 in a 7 p.m. game and then will travel to St. Dom’s on Dec. 18 for a 7 p.m. game.


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