By: Lumberjack Athletics
On Wednesday afternoon, Hebron's girls' basketball team earned a 44-43 victory over Gould to claim their first MAISAD Championship. The Lumberjacks took a 14-7 lead after the first quarter and led 35-25 with just eight minutes to play, but the Huskies stayed tough and tied the game at 43 apiece. With 5.6 seconds left, Reily New '19 made the front end of a one-and-one to seal the win for Hebron.

In the opening quarter, Hebron used four different scorers to record 14 points en route to a seven-point advantage. Maddy New '18, Reily New and Megan Goding each had four points, and Sophie Gibson '16 swished a jump shot in her final game in the green and white. 

Gould bounced back in the second quarter with 12 points, and the game was tied 19-19 at the half. Hebron held a 19-11 rebounding advantage, and each team had 14 turnovers through 16 minutes. The Lumberjacks missed seven shots in each of the opening quarters, and they were cold scoring just five points in the second.

In the third, Hebron once again grabbed the momentum, and they outscored Gould 16-6 to take a 35-25 lead. Franceska Halloran '19 recorded 11 of the 16 points. She would add a fourth quarter three-pointer to finish the day with 14 points, five rebounds, five assists and four steals. 

In the fourth, Hebron led by nine with less than five minutes remaining, but Gould kept finding ways to score, and they hit a running layup with 35 seconds left to tie the game at 43-43. After losing the ball on offense, Hebron was forced to play defense one more time. The Huskies put up a shot, and Reily New grabbed the rebound. The referees quickly called a foul on a reach-in that sent her to the line with 5.6 seconds on the clock.

She swished the first, and the ball rattled off the rim on the right side for the second, but Gibson was there to pick up the important loose ball, and the Lumberjacks secured the win. 

On the day Maddy New made a three-pointer in each quarter, and she finished with 15 points in the game. She also recorded six rebounds and two assists. Gibson finished her career with four points and 12 rebounds.

On the season, the Lumberjacks finished with a 12-5 record, their best feat since the 2009-10 season when they went 12-9. 

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Hebron Academy is a small, private, co-ed college preparatory boarding and day school for students in grades six through postgraduate located in Hebron Maine. Students from across the United States and around the world are challenged and inspired to reach their highest potential in mind, body, and spirit through small classes, knowledgeable and caring teachers who provide individual attention, and a friendly, respectful, family atmosphere.