As losses go, this one hurt for the young Georges Valley girls basketball team — mostly because the Buccaneers had worked so hard to give themselves a chance to win.

The host Bucs (3-6) lost to Lisbon of Lisbon Falls 52-51 Thursday night despite shooting 75 percent from the foul line and an eye-opening 50 percent from behind the 3-point arc.

What hurt the Bucs were 30 turnovers, which allowed Lisbon to stave off a late comeback by the hosts to pull out the win.

The Greyhounds led 19-8, 26-18 and 44-35 at the quarter breaks. However, the Bucs climbed back into the game by outscoring the visitors 16-8 in the final eight minutes.

Jill Bradbury turned in a tremendous 19-point, 8-rebound performance for the Bucs. She also made 7-of-8 free throws.

The Bucs netted 5-of-10 3-pointers (50 percent) and 12-of-16 foul shots (75 percent). But that was not enough to overcome the Greyhounds.

Also keying the Bucs were Kennadi Grover (12 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists), Holly Ames-Allan (8 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists) and Danielle Frye (5 points). Colleen Haskell, Rachel Frye and Beth Snow all added two points and Katlyn Rich one for the hosts.

Bradbury and Ames-Allan drilled two 3-pointers and Danielle Frye one trey.

For the Greyhounds, Amber Cloutier scored 17 points; Renee Moore, 14; Shelby Brannan, nine; Jessica Campbell, six; and Alle Fitzgerald and Kimber Morse, both three. Lisbon made two 3-pointers and 6-of-9 free throws.

The Bucs, who had 22 rebounds, made their second-half comeback by sinking 3-pointers and free throws. In the final 16 minutes, Georges Valley made five treys and 11-of-14 foul shots.

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