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By Pierre Bibbs
Sports Editor 

Lady Mavs sweep Glasgow, Brockton


January 23, 2019

Pierre Bibbs

Lady Maverick Danika Soper dribbles outside of the paint in an earlier North Country game.

The North Country Lady Mavericks picked up a pair of wins last weekend as they swept a pair of basketball teams that they defeated earlier this season.

The Lady Mavericks defeated the Class B Glasgow Lady Scotties 47-35 on Friday, January 18, in Saco. The team would then travel to Brockton to defeat the Warriors 58-15 on Saturday, January 19.

The Lady Mavericks are not scheduled for any varsity action this week, but the Lady Mavericks JV team will take on the Nashua-Opheim Rival JV team on Friday, January 25.

In the Lady Maverick's win over Glasgow, the team was led by Kia Wasson who had 16 points and seven rebounds. Jaycee Erickson had a 15 point, 10 rebound double-double. Kelsee Cummings had eight points and four rebounds. Kaitlyn McColly had five points and Elise Strommen had three points.

The Lady Mavs fell behind by two points by halftime, due to foul trouble, but the team responded well to Glasgow's defensive pressure, drawing fouls and getting to the line. The team was 30-for-41 (73%) in the game, with Wasson going 9-for-13, Ja. Erickson going 11-for-14, and Cummings was 6-for-8.

"We had to go with some different lineups throughout the first half and had to run a lot of set plays with the personnel that we had," Lady Mavericks Head Coach Amber Erickson said. "I thought the girls did a pretty good job and that helped us get some different looks."

The Lady Mavericks outscored Glasgow 13-9 in the third and 18-8 in the fourth.

"In the second half I thought we executed our offense a lot better and got into a better flow," Coach Erickson said. "We are starting to respond better to physicality and there were a lot of fouls called in that game and we sealed the deal at the free throw line."

In North Country's win over Brockton, the team was led by McColly who scored 18 points and Cummings who scored 17. Ja. Erickson scored 10 points. Sarah Boucher had five points. Jaydyn Erickson had four points, and Strommen had two points.

"Defensively we are starting to turn that corner as a team and we are having a lot of pride in our defense," Coach Erickson said. "We want to go in with the same mentality every game. Our defense has been picking up and putting pressure on."


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