Wildcats looking to win third title in six years

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PRESQUE ISLE, Me (WAGM) - The Presque Isle girls basketball team has ended the regular season on a six game winning streak. That streak started by handing Houlton it's first loss of the season. But the Wildcats are looking for more than just that big win.

"These girls have never beaten Houlton without Kristal Kingsbury and Hannah Graham when they were playing so they were pretty excited, it was a great night, but lets hope that's not the highlight of our season," said head coach Jeff Hudson.

The seniors are hoping to make their mark on a program that has had a lot of success over the years.

"It's a lot different because obviously we're the seniors now and there's a lot of pressure because everyone's been good the past few years and we're hoping to get to that level as well," said senior Skylar Vogel.

"It would mean a lot for me to bring back a state championship, especially being a leader and senior on the team," added senior Emily Lagerstrom.

Hudson says the Wildcats are led by their big three and says when all three of them are having a good game the Wildcats become very tough to beat.

"Emily Wheaton is one of the best scorers in the state, no doubt about it. She does everything for us, she handles the ball and makes threes. Emily Lagerstrom is probably one of the best shooters we've had at Presque Isle in a long time. Skylar Vogel has really come a long way, she's really athletic for a big girl," Hudson explained.

The key for a third state title in six years depends on three pointers and ball movement on offense.

"When we can make shots we can beat anybody. But we're one of those teams when we're not making shots we have a hard time sometimes. We're a gritty bunch and win a lot of close games and that's good for us," Hudson said.

"Just like passing the ball around. When we all have a lot of energy and we're all in it that's when we do good. I just know we can get far as long as we work hard," Vogel added.