UMM Falls Short at Elite 8 Playoffs
The Lady Clippers go into the Quarterfinals as the #6 Seed taking on the #3 UMA Moose. This game was an exciting first round matchup with the Moose taking both regular season matchups this season. Jamie Plummer was too much to handle down low as she led all scorers with 37 points 21 rebounds. Both teams got off to a hot start and had their game faces on! ME-Augusta held on to 44-41 halftime lead. This was a close battle the entire first half. The Lady Moose open up the second half with a run of their own to open up the lead to as many as 17 points. Starting point guard Emma LeGallais fouled out with 10:30 minutes to go in the game. The Lady Clippers came together like seen before and fought to get back into this game. Being down as many as 17 points in the second half, UMM cut the lead to as little as 4 points. But battled by more foul trouble the Lady Moose were too much for the Clippers with a final score of 88-76.
For the Lady Clippers, Randi DeWitt had 18 points 5 rebounds. Danielle Wormell chipped in with 7 points. Vanessa Patterson led the Clippers with 21 points 6 rebounds 4 assists. Star Point Guard Emma LeGallais had a great game with 16 points 7 rebounds 7 assists and 5 steals. Breanna Nicely provided great heart for the Lady Clippers with 10 points 13 rebounds as well.
"I am so honored to have coached this group of girls the entire season. We accomplished more than anyone thought we would have. It was great seeing this team battle as hard as they could despite numbers and all adversity this season. We have a lot to look forward to going into this offseason for next year. I would like to say congrats to UMA for their hard work and great season this year!" Coach Lupo stated after the game.