NORTH BERWICK- The Kennebunk girls basketball team defeated Noble High School 50-30 thanks to a heavy offensive attack Friday night at Noble.

Kennebunk was led by guard Gabby Fogg with 16 points while Steph Sullivan added nine. Fogg led the game with five 3- pointers.

Noble’s leading scorer was Taylor Mallett with seven points.

It did not take long for the Rams offensive to get going.

Just eight second into the game, Sullivan dribbled the ball down the left side of the court and hit a deep three.

Both teams battled for the first period and neither could establish a true rhythm.

Not only did Kennebunk impress offensively, their defense also stepped up early, causing sic turnovers in the first quarter alone.

The second quarter is when the Rams’ offense exploded.

Kennebunk controlled the pace of the game throughout the entire second, and outscored Noble 17-4 and shot five 3-pointers. Kennebunk took a 26-11 lead into halftime.

The Rams came out on fire in the third, once again shooting well beyond the arc.

Kennebunk went on to score another 15 points I the third, and added another three 3-pointers.

Kennebunk coach Rob Sullivan believed it as important for his shooters to step up considering the heavy defense Noble applied in the paint.

“Noble fought hard tonight. They played well defensively and kept us out of the paint which caused problems early on since we weren’t shooting well. But once we got into a rhythm and got comfortable,” said Sullivan.

Although the Knights fought hard until the end, the lead that the Rams built through the first three quarters was too much to overcome, leading to a 50-30 win for Kennebunk.

Sullivan was pleased with his team’s performance, especially considering the youth of many of his players.

“We are still a young team. We are still trying to figure out how good we can be. We are not sure how many games we will win this year, but tonight really gave the girls a lot of confidence,” said Sullivan. “It really helped them relax and realize that they could play the way we wanted to play. Noble played hard tonight and made things tough on us, but our players stepped up and it was great.”

Sullivan will take the win, but hopes that his team continues to progress as the season unfolds.

“We need to continue to get better. We are taking it day by day, trying to improve a little bit each day,” said Sullivan. “This is a new schedule, we are facing some new teams so we will have to be ready. Our goal is to improve everyday in practice and in games.”


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