BANGOR, Me. (WAGM) - The defending champs ran out onto the court with a purpose, but it was the Lakers who jumped out to an early lead after some Warrior turnovers. But like all champions do, they gathered themselves and responded with a 17 to 3 run to end the first quarter setting the tone for the rest of the game.
"We got a lot of stops we were able to get out in transition the kids passed the ball well," Head coach Cliff Urquhart said. "They started out in the diamond in one, which we practiced we had prepared for and the executed they did a great job."
"We hit a couple shots that really helped build us up and we started getting a few steals it really pushed us," Senior guard Kassidy Mathers said.
The Warriors carried the momentum into the second quarter, playing efficient basketball, nailing shots, and held the Lakers to just 14 first half points..
"It was awesome especially to hear the fans behind us cheering and just to know that we could do this," Junior guard Makaelyn Porter said.
With a fifteen point lead heading it halftime, the Warriors continued to build onto the lead in the second half, dictating the pace of the game, passing the ball and getting good shots. As the final seconds ticked away in Bangor Southern Aroostook held a twenty five point lead and then they held a gold ball for the second year in a row.
"It definitely felt so surreal to just do it again we didn't know what was going to happen coming into this game," Junior Sydney Brewer said. "Greenville is an amazing school and an amazing program that they have going and we just didn't know what was going to happen so when the clock was ticking down we were just so excited and so glad to be able to do it again."
Brewer ended up with a championship high 14 points, which included her one thousandth career point and Makaelyn Porter scored 13, but this win was a little extra special for her as yesterday was her birthday.
"This is the best birthday gift I could have asked for, when I was blowing out my candles last night this is what I wished for and I'm so glad it came true," Porter said smiling.
Dominating performance from start to finish for the Southern Aroostook Warriors and they're now your two time defending Class D girls state champions and with two really standout players coming back in Makaelyn Porter and Syndey Brewer they're going to be looking for a back to back to back next year but we'll cross that bridge when we get there