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Blue Hill
Originally published in The Weekly Packet, January 19, 2012
GSA Girls varsity basketball continues to improve

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Alice Dillon drives the ball down the court

Alice Dillon drives the ball down the court, also in the January 10 game against Piscataquis.

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With a tough lineup for the first half of the season, the girls’ varsity basketball team has struggled offensively, said coach Don Allen.

“The team is young,” said Allen. “We’ve been struggling to score.”

The team is 1-10, with a win coming December 27 against Searsport.

Early in the season, the team took a major hit when Rochelle Kane, an offensive powerhouse for the team, injured her knee. “That was devastating,” said Allen.

While the losses have been tough, the team has continued to improve steadily, said the coach. On January 16, the Eagles played Orono—the number one team in Class C—and lost by 17. “We played pretty well,” said Allen, who thought the girls’ offense showed improvement.

With the toughest stretch of games behind them, Allen hopes the rest of the season improves. “With the really tough teams behind us, maybe we can win a few and squeak into the playoffs,” said Allen.

The girls next play Friday, January 20, at Deer Isle-Stonington.

Alice Dillon drives the ball down the court

Alice Dillon drives the ball down the court, also in the January 10 game against Piscataquis.

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Abby Brady passes across the court

Abby Brady passes across the court at a January 10 home game against Piscataquis. The Eagles lost 40-30.

Photo by Jessica Brophy