FARMINGDALE — It’s fitting the Hall-Dale and Boothbay girls basketball teams play three times this season. There’s been little to choose between the Mountain Valley Conference teams in the first two meetings.

Saturday night, Carylanne Wolfington scored 30 points as Hall-Dale won 61-57 in double overtime. The Bulldogs won the first meeting last month in overtime at Boothbay. Hall-Dale is 7-2 while Boothbay falls to 4-4.

“There’s something about these two teams,” Hall-Dale coach Brandon Terrill said. “They’re a tough matchup for us. They’ve got skilled big girls. They can put two or three of them on the floor at once.”

The Seahawks lost 5-foot-10 senior Meghan Smith late in the fourth quarter when she fouled out but still managed to stay in the game with a couple of huge 3-pointers from Sarah Caron and Allison Crocker. Wolfington responded with big shots of her own. The 5-6 senior finished with five 3-pointers, including one late in the fourth quarter to give the Bulldogs the lead and another in the first overtime.

“She’s got the confidence and she really steps into it and kind of lets it go in rhythm,” Terrill said. “I think everybody in the gym expects it to go in. She’s a special player.”

Hall-Dale got off to a poor start and trailed throughout most the game. Compounded by poor shooting from the foul line and the floor, they fell behind 23-14 at the half and were down 34-23 to start the fourth quarter. That’s when they turned up the defensive pressure.

“We made too many turnovers in the fourth quarter,” Boothbay coach Dan Wolotsky said. “We started imploding and let them back in the game.”

The Bulldogs outscored the Seahawks 19-8 in the fourth, getting strong performances from their three senior captains — Wolfington, Kristina Buck and Wendy Goldman — all three of whom scored six points in the period. Buck set the tone with a steal and layup.

“Everybody’s been stepping up and contributing,” Wolfington said.

Wolfington’s deep 3-pointer from the right side gave Hall-Dale a 42-39 lead, its first since the opening quarter. Crocker answered with a three from the top of the circle with 12 seconds remaining to send the game to overtime.

“That was gigantic,” Wolotsky said. “That kid’s been in position a few times this year and that was the first time she’s hit it. It was good, it’s like learning.”

The Seahawks got another big shot from Caron, who hit a towering rainbow of a three with 12 seconds left to send the game to a second OT tied at 49.

Wolfington took charge in the second overtime, driving to the basket in the absence of Smith for three hoops.

“Our coach told us to go at them and take it to the basket,” Wolfington said.

Wolfington also contributed a key assist as she drove the lane and laid the ball down to sophomore Allison Crockett for a layup . Crockett played a strong defensive game, scored six points and grabbed 10 rebounds. Caron and Crocker each scored 14 points for the Seahawks while point guard Alexandra Andrews scored 13.

Gary Hawkins — 621-5638

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