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Washburn girls basketball capture fourth consecutive regional title

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BANGOR-- The Washburn Beavers girls basketball team went on a 20-2 run to end the first quarter and cruised to a 74-51 victory over the Van Buren Crusaders in the class D Eastern Maine title game on Saturday morning at Cross Insurance Center.

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Washburn built the lead up to 24 points on two occasions in the second quarter.

Van Buren scored the last five points of the first half to cut the deficit to 43-26 going into halftime.

The Crusaders could not get any closer than 14 in the second half.

Washburn (20-2) will go for their fourth consecutive state championship when they face Forest Hills in the class D state game next Saturday at the Augusta Civic Center.

Carsyn Koch led the Washburn attack with 19 points, eight rebounds, and three steals. Mackenzie Worcester recorded 18 points and eight assists.

Nicole Olsen scored 17 points on five three pointers, all in the first half. Olsen also recorded four steals, three rebounds, and three assists.

Joan Overman chipped in with eight points and three steals.

Washburn finished with 232 total points in the three games at the regional tournament to break the previous class D record of 231 that was held by the 2002 Woodland team.

Rossignol recorded 21 points, 10 rebounds, and seven assists in her final high school game.

Rossignol scored 89 points in the Crusaders three tournament games to break a class D record of 82 points previously shared by Tricia Carver (2000) and Jan Beal (1996) of Jonesport-Beals.

Courtney Parent added 11 points, five rebounds, and two assists for the Crusaders.

Felisha Bouchard added nine points, nine rebounds, and two assists.Emily Dumond chipped in with eight points.

Van Buren finishes the season with a 17-5 record.

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