2017-2018 Girls Basketball Preview
The Dexter High School Girls Basketball team is coming off a very successful season in 2016/2017; making it to the regional final and winning but falling short to Monmouth in the state title game. The team is hungry to get back to the state title game, but will have to do so with a young team. They lost six seniors, only have two seniors returning this year and very few younger players with varsity experience; it’s going to be a tough rebuilding year for the Tigers.
In speaking with Coach Grant concerning what he thought about this upcoming season, he said, “The most important thing during the pre- season, especially with a young team, is to get in good basketball shape.”
Since this is such a young team, the roles on the team would probably change from last year. Coach Grant added, “I’m not 100% sure (about the roles this year), it’s hard to tell who is going to do what with a younger team. The seniors are going to have to step up and lead this younger team.”
When asking Coach Grant about expectations on the upcoming season, he replied, “I never have any expectation on an upcoming season because you never know what’s going to happen, especially with a younger and new team.”
The Tigers have a very young team this year having four freshman and only two seniors. Kaitlin Webber and Becca Batron are the two seniors on this years team and played an important role on last years regional championship team. Kaylee Deering, Addy Herrick, Tory Asbury, Abby Paige and Danielle Cummings round out the juniors on the roster. Only a few underclassmen finish up the roster in Avery Herrick, Peyton Grant, Abby Wakefeild, Cheyenne Beem and sophomore Cloe Mountain. It’s going to be a difficult season for the Tigers, but also fun to watch.
Provided by Jacob Bickford
2017-2018 Girls Basketball Results
At the Cross Insurance Center Saturday night in the Northern Maine Regional Final, the Tigers lost a heartbreaker, 33-30 in overtime to Houlton. Peyton Grant lead the Tigers with 22 points, while fellow freshman Cheyenne Beem had six points and five rebounds. The Shires were led by Miss Maine Basketball semi-finalist, Kolleen Bouchard, with a game high 27 points. This included scoring her 2000 career point.
Freshmen guards Peyton Grant and Avery Herrick paced the Tigers to a 36-15 semifinal win over Calais. Grant scored a game-high 16 points with two assists and two rebounds while Herrick contributed 14 points and a game-high nine rebounds.
At the Cross Insurance Center the Tigers came out firing in the first half of their quarterfinal game. The Tigers had a 35-5 halftime lead and didn't let off winning 52-13. Freshman Peyton Grant lead the charge with 23 points, including 16 in the first half. Avery Herrick finished with 14 points, 11 of them in the first half.
At Millinocket, Peighton Ingersoll scored a game-high 15 points and Katherine Alley added 10 as Stearns of Millinocket closed out the regular season with a huge win. The Minutemen outscored the Tigers 19-5 in the fourth quarter to rally for the win. Peyton Grant paced Dexter with 13 points. Both teams ended the regular season at 15-3.
At Guiski Gymnasium in Dexter, the Tigers pulled out the win, in overtime over Bucksport.Freshmen Peyton Grant, Cheyenne Beem and Avery Herrick combined to score 37 of Dexter’s 39 points. Cassy Coombs led Bucksport with 14 points.
At Guiski Gymnasium in Dexter, Peyton Grant scored 13 points and Rebecca Batron posted 10 to lead Dexter to the 40-32 win. Lexi Ireland led all scorers with a game-high 16 points for Penobscot Valley of Howland.
At Guiski Gymnasium in Dexter the Tigers went on a big run outscoring Bangor Christian 33-8 in the second and third quarters to escape with a 53-23 win. Avery Herrick lead the Tigers with 22 points and Peyton Grant added 9. Brianna Keib scored 11 points to lead Bangor Christian.
In Guilford, Avery Herrick scored 10 points and had 5 rebounds to lead the Tigers to a 25-13 victory. Fellow freshmen Peyton Grant had 7 points, 2 rebounds and 3 assist for Dexter. PCHS was let by Erin Speed who scored 8 points, with one three pointer, to lead the Pirates.
In Dexter, Penquis would erase a 19 point halftime deficit to tie the game at the end of the third quarter. But the Tigers outscored Penquis in the fourth to pull out the win 53-46. Avery Herrick scored 12 points, Danielle Cummings put in 11, and Becca Batron and Peyton Grant each added 9 for Dexter. Sydney Fowles netted 16 points, Camryn Rolfe added 12 and Megan Valvo had 11 to pace Penquis.
At Lincoln, Peyton Grant put in a game high 28 points to lead the Tigers to a 48-32 victory over the Lynx of Mattanawcook. Becca Baton added 6 points, Avery Herrick had 4 and Danielle Cummings and Kaylee Deering had 3 and 2 for the Tigers. Natalie Tilton lead the Lynx with 11 points and 13 rebounds and Katie Tolman added 7 points.
At Milo, Peyton Grant scored nine points and Avery Herrick added seven to lead Dexter to the victory over the Penquis Valley Patriots 35-19. Sydney Fowles had eight points to lead Penquis.
Avery Herrick scored 10 of her game high 19 points in the fourth quarter to lead the Tigers to a 48-29 victory or the Minutemen. Becca Batron and Avery Herrick combined for 29 rebounds Batron grabbed 19 by herself. Herrick finished with a double double as she had 19 points and 10 rebounds. Grant scored 15 points Cheyenne Beem scored eight points and pulled down five rebounds. Kaitlyn Webber and Batron had three points each. Ingersole led Stearns with 11 points Julia Stanley had 8 points Alley had 7 points for the Minutemen.
In Bucksport Peyton Grant lead the team with 17 Becca Batron had 16 Avery Herrick had 14 and Cheyenne Beem, Danielle Cummings and Kaitlin Webber had 4,3 and 2 to lead the tigers to a double overtime victory over the Golden Bucks. For the Bucks Cassy Coombs lead with 26 points and 6 three pointers. Haley Craig had 6 and Kaylee Gail had 7.
The Tigers were led by freshman Peyton Grant who had 17 of her game high 23 points in the first half. Avery Herrick contributed 14 points and Cheyenne Beem scored 6 and Kaitlyn Webber also had 6. Becca Batron and Danielle Cummings scored 4 and 2 points. For the Lynx Nataline Tiliton scored her team high 12 points Kim Voisine scored 11 , Teresa LIbby scored 7 Audrey Tash, Emily Tolman, and Natalie Tilton scored four three and two.
In Howland freshman Avery Herrick lead the tigers with 20 points and fellow freshman Peyton Grant was right behind her with 19 points of her own to lead the tigers to a 74-32 victory Becca Batron had 11. For the Howlers Lexi Ireland lead the team with 26 points Jody King had 2 points and Kortney Mckenzie also had two.
In Central the tigers went down 4-0 early in the first and only ended up scoring 2 points in the first quarter. The tigers led offensively by Freshman Peyton Grant struggled to get shots to go in. Grant led the tigers with 20 Avery Herrick added 4 points and 5 steals, Kaitlyn Webber added 4 points, Cheyenne Beem had 2 points and 6 rebounds and Batron added in a point for the tigers and for the Red Devils Allen led the team with 22.
On Saturday the Tigers hosted a inner class rival in the Guilford pirates who gave the Tigers all they had but the tigers we able to pull out the win outscoring the Pirates 18-6 in the final 8 minutes to pull out the 44-32 victory. Peyton Grant lead the team with 29 points Avery Herrick added 8 points. The pirates were lead by Alivia Hunt who put up 10.
The Lady Tigers had a trio of freshman lead them to a big victory over the Schenck Wolverines. The team was lead by freshman Peyton Grant who had 29 points and made 7 threes. Freshman Avery Herrick added 20 points and Other freshman Cheyenne Beem added 8 and combined for 28 those three propelled the tigers to a 61-39 Victory over the Wolverines.
In Bangor Peyton Grant led the team in Scoring with 21 points and her fellow Freshman Avery Herrick contributed 12. Freshman Cheyenne Beem put in four and Avery Herrick also lead the team with five rebounds. Kaitlyn Webber had 4 assists 2 rebounds and 3 points as the tigers ended with a 51-13 victory over the Patriots
GIRLS’ BASKETBALL RESULTS
February 21, 2017(Dakota White)
Dexter 50 vs Madawaska 26
On the 21st of February Dexter traveled to the Cross Center.
Megan Peach scored 19 points and had 18 rebounds.
Desiree Belanger had 11 points for Madawaska.
February 24, 2017
Dexter 47 vs Stearns 44
On the 24th of February Dexter traveled to the Cross Center.
Megan Peach had 23 points and 19 rebounds.
Emma Alley had 19 points in the loss.
February 25, 2017
Dexter 35 vs GSA 32
On the 25th of February Dexter traveled to the Cross Center.
Megan Peach had 19 points and 12 rebounds, Abby Webber added 8 points.
February 14, 2017
Schenck 28 vs Dexter 45
On the 14th of February Schenck came to Dexter.
Megan Peach and Kayli Cunningham both scored 14 points, Abby Webber had 11 points in the Dexter win.
Anna Sewell had 9 points for Schenck.
February 8, 2017
Stearns 32 vs Dexter 48
On the 8th of February Stearns came to Dexter.
Megan Peach scored 32 points including her 1,000th point, Kayli Cunningham scored 13 points.
Emma Alley scored 19 points in the loss. It was the first loss for Stearns in the last regular season game for both teams.
February 6, 2017
Dexter 36 @ Bucksport 33
On the 6th of February Dexter traveled to Bucksport.
Megan Peach scored 16 points in the win.
Breanna Coombs was the leading scorer for Bucksport with 13 points.
February 3, 2017
Dexter 21 @ Foxcroft 36
On the 3rd of February Dexter traveled to Foxcroft.
The leading scorer for Foxcroft was Grace Bickford with 13 points.
Megan Peach and Kayli Cunningham each scored 9 points in the loss.
February 2, 2017
Bangor Christian 29 vs Dexter 60
On the 2nd of February Bangor Christian came to Dexter.
Megan Peach scored 15 points and Addyson Herrick scored 12 points in the win.
Brianna Keib and Kelsea DeRoche both scored 10 points.
February 1, 2017
Central 40 vs Dexter 48
On the 1st of February Central came to Dexter.
Megan Peach scored 26 points Kayli Cunningham added 8 points in the win.
Sydney Allen scored 15 points and Emma Campbell added 14 points.
January 30, 2017
Dexter 43 @ Penquis 26
On the 30th of January Dexter traveled to Penquis.
Megan Peach scored 20 points in the win.
Megan Valvo scored 10 points for the Patriots.
January 27, 2017
Piscataquis 32 vs Dexter 28
On the 27th of January Piscataquis came to Dexter.
Alivia Hunt scored 11 points and Lexie Harris added 8 points.
Megan Peach scored 12 in the loss.
January 20, 2017
Schenck 18 vs Dexter 45
On the 20th of January Schenck came to Dexter.
Megan Peach scored 17 points and Becca Batron had 8 in the win.
Baileigh Osborne led Schenck scorers with 10 points.
January 14, 2017
Dexter 45 @ Penobscot Valley 23
On the 14th of January Dexter traveled to Penobscot Valley.
Megan Peach Scored 21 points in the win over Penobscot Valley.
Laney Harding had 7 and Lexi Ireland had 6 in the loss.
January 9, 2017
Foxcroft 38 vs Dexter 37
On the 9th of January Foxcroft came to Dexter.
Megan Peach scored 22 points in the loss.Kayli Cunningham scored 10.
Abigail Simpson scored 16 and Grace Bickford scored 10 points.
January 6, 2016
Dexter 31 @ Stearns 59
On the 6th of January Dexter traveled to Sterns.
Emma Alley scored 26 points, Mackenzie Carter also had 12 points.
Kayli Cunningham scored 9 points in the Dexter loss.
January 2, 2016
Penquis 25 vs Dexter 29
On the second of January Dexter beat Penquis at home.
Megan Peach scored 11 points and Abby Webber scored 10 to lead Dexter scoring.
Megan Valvo scored 11 points for Penquis.
December 30, 2016
Dexter 27 @ Piscataquis 34
On the 30th of December Dexter traveled to Piscataquis.
Erin speed had 15 points and Sara Almirante scored 11 points.
Megan Peach lead Dexter scorers with 15 points.
December 28, 2016
Bucksport 19 vs Dexter 44
On the 28th of December Bucksport came to Dexter.
Megan Peach scored 18 points and Kayli Cunningham contributed 16 points.
Cassy Coombs lead Bucksport with 9 points.
December 21, 2016
PVHS 22 vs Dexter 40
On the 21st of December PVHS traveled to Dexter.
Megan Peach scored 16 points along with Kayli Cunningham who had 11 points of her own.
Alexis Ireland lead PVHS scorers with 12 points.
December 19, 2016
Dexter 18 @ Central 36
On the 19th of December Dexter traveled to Central.
Libby Cook had 10 points and 6 reb. Emma Campbell had 6 points, 4 assists, 4 rebounds, and 10 steals. Emily Smith also had 8 points.
Megan Peach had 8 points for the tigers.
December 15, 2016
Dexter 27 @ Schenck 19
On the 15th of December Dexter traveled to Schenck.
Megan Peach had 12 points and Abby Webber had 6 points in the win.
Samantha Falone had 7 points for Schenck.
December 10, 2016
Dexter 52 @ Bangor Christian 12
On the 10th of December Dexter traveled to Bangor Christian.
Megan Peach had 19 points and Kayli Cunningham had eight points for Dexter.
Bangor Christian's leading scorer was Kennedy Brown with four points.
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