MS Player of the Year: Sophie Holmes, Messalonskee

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MS Player of the Year: Sophie Holmes, Messalonskee

Postby Tom Nolette » Sun Apr 09, 2017 5:18 am

Morning Sentinel Girls Basketball Player of the Year: Sophie Holmes, Messalonskee
Senior captain enjoys standout season for title-winning Eagles.

... Derosby recalled Holmes taking a potential game-winning shot against Oxford Hills in a tournament game her freshman year. Most freshman would have treated the ball in the closing seconds as a hot potato, but Holmes launched a 3-pointer as the clock wound down.

“It rimmed out,” she said. “In my family we’d count down, 3, 2, 1 and take that last-second shot. I’ve done it so often, just in my yard.”

Holmes has taken a lot of conventional shots, too. She finished her career at Messalonskee with 1,389 points, with 22 of those coming in the Eagles’ recent Class A state championship win over Brunswick. ... salonskee/
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