Lynx too much for

17 years ago
     PRESQUE ISLE, Maine – The Presque Isle boys’ varsity basketball team held Mattanawcook Academy scoreless in the first three and a half minutes in the fourth quarter while chipping away at their opponents 13-point lead. The Lynx held tough and earned a 59-48 win.

     Mattanawcook opened the final quarter with three turnovers in a row. The Wildcats took advantage, going on a 6-3 scoring run that found Presque Isle standing tough in the post, not allowing second chance shots while earning extra looks themselves.
Gabe Cheney reaped the benefits of the offensive rebounding effort, getting a third look to go to cut the Mattanawcook lead to 10 with 4:10 left.
Adam Kingsbury cut the lead to nine as he forced up a shot in the paint, getting the points and the foul. He finished the three-point play, but it was as close as the Wildcats would get.
The Wildcats went with a man-to-man defense and stayed within five in the first quarter. Presque Isle began to climb back in the second but Mattanawcook’s Derek Libbey put up four three-pointers in the quarter to keep the Lynx ahead.
Libbey collected 17 of Mattanawcook’s 33 first-half points en route to a game high 25. He was followed by Brady Vose, who added 18. The Lynx went 15 of 18 from the free throw line and 43 percent from the field in the win.
Leading the Wildcats was Kingsbury with 21 followed by Logan York and Nic Gallant with nine each. The team shot eight of 10 from the free throw line while going 37 percent from the floor.
Wednesday, Presque Isle hosted Fort Kent, taking the 51-22 win.
Kingsbury again paced the Wildcats with 17 points followed by York, Luke Ireland and Bennett Cassidy with seven each.
Corey Voisine led Fort Kent with six points.
The Wildcats move to 6-7 on the season and improve to 10th in Eastern Maine Class B boys’ basketball.