Area roundup: Lewiston overpowers Winslow

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WINSLOW — Erin Hubbard, Allison Frechette, Lauren Deblois and Erick Lemieux each scored a goal as Lewiston sidestepped Winslow with a 4-0 victory in a girls’ hockey game Wednesday.

The Blue Devils built a 2-0 by the half and added two more goals in the third period. Hubbard also picked up an assist on Lemieux’s goal.

Lewiston goalies Meagan Gosselin and Paige Fontain combined for five saves.

Women’s basketball

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Bates 80, Clark 57

BRUNSWICK — Senior captain Molly Brown scored a game-high 27 points to lead the Bates women’s basketball team to an 80-57 win over Clark University on Day 2 of the Coastal Maine Classic on Wednesday at Bowdoin College.

The Bobcats end the tourney with a 1-1 mark and improve to 7-4 on the season, while the Cougars finish the classic winless and fall to 3-7 this year.

Brown connected on 9-of-15 shots from the field, including 4-of-7 3-pointers, to finish with 27 points while also adding six rebounds, four steals, three assists and two blocks.

Sophomore captain Allie Coppola contributed her second double-double in as many days, and her fifth this season, with 15 points and 12 rebounds, to go with three steals. Junior Chelsea Nason scored 13 points with six rebounds and four assists for the Bobcats.

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Red Claws 122, Legends 106

PORTLAND — The Maine Red Claws, used a long-range barrage, setting a team record for three-point field goals (19) to down the Texas Legends 122-106 in a New Year’s Eve matinee at the Portland Expo on Wednesday.

Maine (13-3) opened the game cold, with the Legends (10-6) opening on a 10-3 run led by veteran Mike James, who finished the quarter with 15 points. The Red Claws fought their way back into the game with a run of their own that saw four players scoring with Chris Babb capping off the 12-2 run.

Texas went toe to toe with Boston Celtics’ first round draft pick James Young to open the second, with the Legends scoring an early 10 points to Young’s eight. Legend veteran Renaldo Balkman scored 16 points in the quarter, including eight of the final 10 Texas points in the quarter to head into the locker room with a 64-62 edge for the visitors.

The Red Claws would again get hot early in the fourth, with Christian Watford converting a three point play followed by back to back threes from Ralph Sampson and Jermaine Taylor, with Taylor’s basket tying the previous team record for made three pointers. Eric Griffin put in a solid effort for the Legends, putting in 10 points in the quarter, but an Omari Johnson three at the 2:53 mark broke the Red Claws record and opened the lead up to 18.

Maine was paced by Young (25 points, five rebounds). Johnson (17 points, five rebounds), Taylor (15), Babb (14), Stringer (13 points, five rebounds), Dixon-Tatum (13 points, five rebounds), Sampson (11 points, five rebounds) and Watford (10 points, six rebounds) round out the Red Claws in double figures. Tim Frazier handed out 14 assists and secured seven rebounds in the win.

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