NEWPORT – Messalonskee senior Gabrielle Wener scored a game-high 27 points in the overtime win.
Nokomis led by as many as nine in the second half, behind a 20 point performance by junior Maya Cooney, and 15 points from freshman Camryn King.
Wener gave the Eagles a one point lead with less than a minute play on a open three pointer from the top of the key.
Cooney had the opportunity to win the game for the Warriors at the free throw line with less than 40 seconds remaining in regulation, but was only able to tie the game and forced overtime.
In the extra period, Messalonskee dominated offensively, Wener sealing the win with another three point basket. Eagles won by a final score of 66-59.
After the game, Wener reflected on eclipsing the 1,000 career points milestone. She was hoping to hit the mark in Messalonskee’s home game Monday night, but was 2 points shy of the 19 she needed. She scored the two points she needed Wednesday night at Mt. Blue.
“It’s awesome to hit it in your home gym, especially with the crowd being there, our boys team was able to make an appearance…definitely the energy would’ve been better at home, but hitting 1,000 anywhere is a blessing,” said Wener.