WOOLWICH — Madeline Suhr scored 10 of her game-high 20 points in the first quarter as the top-seeded Woolwich Central School girls basketball team defeated Hope 71-24 in the Bus Line League semifinals on Wednesday.

Woolwich led 20-5, 29-16 and 49- 21 at the quarter breaks, improving to 13-0. The Wildcats will take on Vinalhaven in the championship game on Saturday at Camden Middle School at noon. The Wildcats defeated Vinalhaven during the regular season 56-11.

Lilah Pashley chipped in 16 points, while Brooke McElman had 10 and Hannah Card eight for the hosts. Woolwich was one for seven at the foul line.

 

 

Kelsie Merrill paced Hope with 10 points, with Laticia Billings adding six. The Hawks were three of eight at the charity stripe.

In quarterfinal action recently, Woolwich cruised to a 43-25 victory over Appleton.

Suhr led the way with 14 points, followed by Pashley with 11, and Lilly Maccio and Sara Graves with six points each.

Appleton received 14 points from Payton Wiley.

Woolwich boys

Dakota Freeman drained a 3- pointer at the halftime buzzer to give the Wildcats some muchneeded momentum as Woolwich pulled away for a 65-35 semifinal victory over Noblesboro in Bus League action.

 

 

In a tight first half, the teams traded baskets as Woolwich held a 13-11 lead after a quarter and a slim 24-23 advantage with two minutes remaining until halftime. The Wildcats scored the final nine points of the half, including Freeman’s 25-foot shot at the horn for a 33-23 advantage at the half.

Freeman finished with a gamehigh 34 points and 10 steals, while Jeremy Thiboutot and Evan Parsons each chipped in eight points, with Thiboutot grabbing 10 rebounds. Sullivan Boyd added six points for the victors, who improved to 12-1 and take on top-seeded Vinalhaven on Saturday at Camden Middle School in the championship.

WOOLWICH CENTRAL SCHOOL was a busy place on Wednesday, as both the boys and girls basketball teams played host in Bus Line League semifinal action. The girls defeated Hope 71- 24, while the boys rolled to a 65-35 victory over Nobleboro. Both teams play Saturday in the Bus Line League championships against Vinalhaven, with the girls game at noon and the boys at 2 p.m. In the photos (clockwise from the top), Woolwich forward Madaline Suhr, right, drives to the basket for two of her gamehigh 20 points with Hope’s Laticia Billings giving chase; Dakota Freeman (22) is guarded tightly by Nobleboro’s Cody Tozier. Freeman had a game-high 34 points in the win; Gabrielle Morin (12) makes a pass while guarded by Kira Barley; and Evan Parsons (12) brings the ball up the court, with Nobleboro’s Ethan Spear (24) giving chase.

WOOLWICH CENTRAL SCHOOL was a busy place on Wednesday, as both the boys and girls basketball teams played host in Bus Line League semifinal action. The girls defeated Hope 71- 24, while the boys rolled to a 65-35 victory over Nobleboro. Both teams play Saturday in the Bus Line League championships against Vinalhaven, with the girls game at noon and the boys at 2 p.m. In the photos (clockwise from the top), Woolwich forward Madaline Suhr, right, drives to the basket for two of her gamehigh 20 points with Hope’s Laticia Billings giving chase; Dakota Freeman (22) is guarded tightly by Nobleboro’s Cody Tozier. Freeman had a game-high 34 points in the win; Gabrielle Morin (12) makes a pass while guarded by Kira Barley; and Evan Parsons (12) brings the ball up the court, with Nobleboro’s Ethan Spear (24) giving chase.

Vinalhaven (13-0) handed Woolwich (12-1) its only loss during the season, taking a 61-55 victory.

Cody Tozier lead Nobleboro with 17 points, all coming in the first half, while Trevor Coffin added seven.