AUBURN — Saturday was another opportunity for Central Maine Community College to showcase its depth and give every player a chance to hit the floor.
This time, the unblemished Mustang overwhelmed the Vermont Tech 83-38, detonating for the second time in two days. CMCC (11-0) on Friday he demolished Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at 72-28.
In Saturday’s game, the Mustangs were facing a team that lost several key players to a flu bout. I played against a player.
By the end of the first half, all of the Mustang reserves had made their move and helped CMCC build a 44-20 lead heading into the second half.
Mikenzie Melendez led the Mustangs with a team-high 13 points. She also sunk a 3-pointer, dropped five rebounds, collected five assists, and stole the ball six times.
“I think by playing as a team (we got the job done) we had the opportunity to shine and start the game today. It gave me a lot of confidence because everyone else in the starting lineup helped me,” Melendez said. “We played ball tonight and it was nice to come back playing our game.
“We played well as a team. I think we can do better in the next game, but overall I think we did pretty well.
Lewiston High School graduate Emily Strachan added 10 points and had six steals in the CMCC.
Mustangs coach Andrew Morong said the Mustangs’ prolific outing is another opportunity for the entire team to see action.
“Basically, we played everyone equally,” Moron said. “So it’s been really good. We have to change the starting line-up, which will help us go deeper in the future. We played everyone in the first half, and everyone made multiple rotations in the second half. So it’s about building confidence and building discipline, and all of that will be important in March.”
Morong continued to rotate players in the second half and by the third quarter the CMCC were up 65-31.
Coreeann Yharborough was fearless for the Knights, scoring a game-high 20 points and scoring 9 steals.
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