Raider Kayrin Johnson goes up for a shot and is fouled on the play at home against Lake Region on Jan. 2. (JULIAN ZHU PHOTO)

By James Anderson

FRYEBURG — The Yarmouth Clippers came to Fryeburg Academy last Friday night and left with a 57-30 victory.

The loss dropped the Raiders to 1-11 on the season while the Clippers improved to 8-4.

The Clippers started to pull away in the second quarter on mid-range jump shots and rebound put-backs.

It was time for the Fryeburg leaders to step up, and in a 7-minute span they did just that. Camden Jones ripped down a defensive rebound off a Yarmouth miss. Merys Carty used her ball handling skills to move the ball up court and found Kaylee Emery alone on the left flank. Emery drove to the hoop and laid it in for a left-handed field goal. On the next possession, Carty went to Sierra Lyman on the right side where she pump faked a shot attempt and drove to her right for a right-handed two-pointer that kissed gently off the backboard.

With the Raider leaders swinging the momentum onto the Fryeburg side the Clippers stiffened their ball denial defense on the wings. Carty used her quick crossover dribble to split the defenders on the top of the Yarmouth defense and scored on a right-hand floater in the lane.

It was halftime, and the Raiders had shown Yarmouth that despite trailing on the scoreboard they were not about to accept defeat easily. The Raiders made a couple of strong runs in the second half to the delight of the hometown crowd but could not quite overcome the Clipper challenge.

The girls went on the road to Freeport, Maine, on Monday to face the Falcons (9-3). Results were not known as of press time.

Fryeburg is scheduled to close out the week with two more road trips, traveling to Auburn, Maine, to play St. Dominic (10-2) on Wednesday and venturing to Cape Elizabeth, Maine, on Friday to face the Capers (6-6). Both titles are slated to tipoff at 6:30 p.m.

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