Hudson earns 200th win

17 years ago

 PRESQUE ISLE, Maine – Presque Isle girls’ varsity basketball head coach Jeff Hudson picked up his 200th career win Wednesday night as the Lady Wildcats ended their season with a 67-58 victory over Fort Kent.     The Lady Warriors gave Presque Isle a scare, coming within one at the end of the third quarter but two long two-pointers by Kayla Legassie put the Lady Wildcats up for good.
Legassie lit up the boards in the late going and was responsible for 10 of Presque Isle’s 21 fourth-quarter points including two off a beautiful assist midway through the final quarter. She found teammate Amy Michaud wide open on the right side of the basket for an easy two.
Sarah Porter got things going for Presque Isle, hitting a three to give the team a seven-point lead in the first quarter and getting fast break points to keep the Lady ‘Cats just out of reach to end the second.
Porter led the team in scoring with 20 points and 12 rebounds followed by Legassie with 16 points.
Marissa Albert led Fort Kent with 22 points and Taylor Boucher added 20.
Presque Isle ends the season at 11-7 and in seventh place in the Eastern Maine Class B standings. The team hosted no. 10 Winslow Tuesday. Scores were not available by presstime.
In Class D Ashland wrapped up their season at Limestone Community School/Maine School of Science and Mathematics where they took a 43-30 loss.
The Lady Hornets went out cautiously on offense, trying to baby an ankle injury suffered by forward Mindy Chasse last week.
Ashland stayed within shooting distance, down by seven after three quarters but saw the Lady Eagles pull away behind a man-to-man defense.
Julie Peers led the Lady Eagles with 12 points, followed by Melanie Allen with 11.
Chasse led the way for Ashland with 20 points.
The team ended their season at the 12-6 mark and in sixth place in Eastern Maine Class D. Ashland hosted Jonesport-Beals last night at 6 p.m.
Other girls’ teams making the playoffs included Central Aroostook with a 14-4 record and a fifth-place seed. The Lady Panthers hosted no. 12 Fort Fairfield, who ended the season at 9-9, Tuesday night.
Washburn finished the season at 11-7, taking second place in Eastern Maine Class D. The team hosted no. 15 Deer Isle-Stonington Tuesday night.
Preliminary round scores and highlights were not available by presstime.