CeCe Hancock scored 15 points and Sarah Hancock flirted with a triple-double Wednesday, leading Lake Region to a 52-29 victory against Waynflete in a Western Maine Conference girls’ basketball game.

The game matched the Lakers (6-4), coming off a state championship season in Class B, against the Flyers (6-3), who entered ranked 10th in Western Class C.

The Lakers led 20-10 at halftime, then tucked the game away with a 26-7 run in the third quarter.

“If you told me we were going to give up 20 points in the first half I’d say, ‘I’ll take that,'” said Waynflete Coach Brandon Salway.

In the end, the Hancocks helped make the difference. CeCe Hancock added five assists and three steals to her 15 points, and Sarah Hancock had seven points, nine rebounds, four assists and 10 steals for the ball-hawking Lakers.

“CeCe is a tremendous talent that only knows how to play one way and that’s 110 percent,” said Lake Region Coach Paul True.

“Sarah is simply a tremendous leader. She does so many things for us on and off the floor.”

Lake Region led 17-6 after the first quarter.

“We came out strong and put up a lot of points in the first quarter. And from that point we had a lot of energy on the bench and on the court as well, and we never let up from there,” said Sarah Hancock.

“We pride ourselves on defense. We always try to be really aggressive, deny the ball, and don’t let anything easy happen. I think this was one of the better defensive games we’ve had.”

The teams combined for seven points in the second period.

“It’s one of those things where you get a little bit of a lead and then offensively, shot selection is not great,” said True. “I didn’t think (our) ball movement was great, I thought we were pretty stagnant. The one thing we did do well was we continued to defend.”

Although the game was decided early, coaches and players felt there was still plenty that could be learned.

“These games, although it was hard to watch at times, I think really go a long way in helping you get tougher and helping you realize where you need to get to,” said Salway. “I think it’s really good for us in the long run.”

“We come into every game, it’s the same thing. It doesn’t matter if we’re playing Class A, B or C, it’s still a game,” said Sarah Hancock. “It still matters. So we’re just playing to win every game that we can.”

Helen Gray-Bauer led Waynflete with seven points. Julianna Harwood added five points, nine rebounds and three blocks.