April 05, 2020
BANGOR DAILY NEWS (BANGOR, MAINE

Kenniston leads Old Town rout of Bangor

OLD TOWN – Blame it on sharp 3-point shooting, a tough defense in the paint, or the weather conditions that have limited practice time this week.

Whatever it was that sparked the Indians to a 54-34 victory over Bangor Wednesday night, Old Town should bottle it. Except the ice part.

Old Town’s Jody Kenniston, who scored 17 points and tallied seven assists and four steals, said the squad was just excited to be back on the floor after only two practices this week.

“We were so excited for this game,” Kenniston said. “We hadn’t played a game since last Saturday and we were ready to get out and play.”

It was Kenniston’s shooting from 3-point range that sparked a first-quarter run that didn’t end until the second quarter. She hit three 3’s to lift the Indians to a 17-7 lead.

“I just shoot,” she said. “We work on it in practice because a lot of teams play zone on us. So we can take a lot of outside shots.”

In fact, Old Town coach Garry Spencer wishes she’d do it more often.

“I tell her that if she’s open, she should take the shot,” he said.

The Indians went 4-for-9 from 3-point range, while the Rams missed all but one of their 11 attempts.

Spencer has also been telling 6-foot-1 center-forward Andrea Pardilla to take more shots, too. She responded with 15 points, 12 rebounds, and four blocks.

“We thought they would play zone on us, so we worked on getting the easy shot,” Pardilla said.

Old Town started out hot, scoring the first six points of the game and allowing Bangor only nine points in the first half. Kenniston’s 3-pointers led the way in the first quarter, but the offense was spread out in the second among Kenniston, Pardilla, and Lisa Spencer, who hit a 3-pointer at the start of the quarter.

Bangor didn’t score in the second until Kara Crockett hit a jumper with 1:40 left in the half. The basket would be the Rams’ only offense in the second period and Old Town went into the locker room with a commanding 32-9 lead.

Bangor had an easier time finding the basket in the third and fourth quarters, especially with freshman guard Jlynn Frazier coming off the bench. Frazier scored a team-high 13 points, all in the second half.

“Jlynn played real well,” Bangor coach Tom Tennett said. “It’s going to be a learning process for the younger kids. Hopefully they will get more experience in the second half of the season.”

Wednesday’s win means that Old Town is still undefeated this season. Kenniston said the trick to continue will be to stay poised.

“We can’t get cocky,” she said. “We have to take one game at a time.”

Old Town 54, Bangor 34

Bangor girls (3-3) Old Town (6-0)

Name G AG F AF TP Name G AG F AF TP

Dionne 0 2 0 2 0 Thurston 0 1 0 0 0

Strout 0 4 0 0 0 O’Keefe 0 0 0 0 0

Morse 3 11 1 2 7 Cuarisma 0 5 2 4 2

Frazier 4 13 4 6 13 Kenniston 6 12 2 5 17

Curtis 0 7 0 1 0 Voyer 0 2 0 0 0

Wright 0 0 0 0 0 St. Peter 4 6 1 2 9

Smith 0 2 0 0 0 Spencer 1 1 0 0 3

Mingo 1 1 0 0 2 Nadeau 1 2 0 0 2

Kenny 0 1 0 0 0 Pardilla 5 14 5 8 15

Crockett 2 9 0 0 4 Ferland 2 8 2 2 6

Harriman 1 6 2 4 4 Bagley 0 0 0 0 0

Totals 11 56 7 15 34 Totals 19 51 12 21 54

Bangor 7 9 20 34

Old Town 17 32 43 54

3-pt. goals: Bangor (1-11): Strout 0-2, Morse 0-2, Frazier 1-2, Curtis 0-5; Old Town (4-9): Cuarisma 0-2, Kenniston 3-6, Spencer 1-1

Attendance: 400 (est)

Preliminary: Bangor 50, Old Town 22


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