The Winthrop Ramblers captured the 2020 Mountain Valley Conference girls basketball championship, defeating the defending champion Boothbay Region Seahawks, 50-32, on Saturday, Feb. 8 at Lewiston High School.
The two evenly matched teams fought to a near draw in the first half, with the Seahawks holding on the a slim 21-20 edge at intermission. It was in the second and third stanzas that the Ramblers asserted themselves, outscoring Boothbay 30-11 to win going away.
Leading Boothbay with 16 points was 6'2" junior Glory Blethen. Chloe Arsenault and Jaely Crocker each scored seven.
For Winthrop, senior center Natalie Frost led the way with 12 points and Aaliyah Wilson-Falcone added 11.
Boothbay had won the two regular season meetings, 51-49 and 55-51. Winthrop and Boothbay enter the Maine Principals Association state tournament as the #1 and #2 seeded in Southern Maine Class C.