FRYEBURG — The Fryeburg Academy women’s basketball team lost a tight home game 36-35 to Poland at Wadsworth Arena on Tuesday.
The Knight left town with the victory thanks to a late field goal in what had been an all-night home and away game.
The Raiders got off to a slow start scoring just 2 points in the first quarter. Coach Billie L’Heureux said the opening quarterback may have been the difference in this game.
The hosts came close to victory when Emily Walker hit a three-pointer to give the Raiders a one-point lead, 35-34.
However, after a time out, Poland scored on a lay-up for what turned out to be the match winner. The Raiders had a few chances on offense but failed to score the basketball.
Fryeburg is playing shorthanded and coach L’Heureux is eager to reunite with his full squad.
On the stat sheet, Sydney Shaw had 13 points, five rebounds, five assists and three steals, while Walker had six points and five steals. Camden Jones has also been steady in the scoring department, with six points.
Fryeburg (3-5) was scheduled to travel to Portland, Maine to face Waynflete (1-7) on Thursday night. The results were not known at the time of going to press.
The Raiders hosted and defeated rival Lake Region (3-8) 49-46 on Saturday. The FA got some revenge after the Lakers won Game 1 40-24 in Naples, Maine on Jan. 11.