Tuesday January 25, 2011 | 10:30 PM

Tim Whitmore scored 32 points Tuesday night, but it was a pass, not a shot that lift his team to victory.

Late in the second overtime of the Monmouth boys basketball's Mountain Valley Conference game against Wiscasset, Whitmore caught a pass on an inbounds play and immediately double team, according to Monmouth coach Lucas Turner. Whitmore found a wide open Roger Bachelder for a layup to give the Mustangs a 53-52 lead. Wiscasset missed a last second shot, giving Monmouth a key victory.

"Our goal was to make it (to the playoffs)," Turner said. "This certainly helps."

Monmouth improved to 9-4 and is now third in the Western Maine Class C Heal point standings. Wiscasset falls to 10-3 and is fifth in Western C.

Monmouth avenged a 62-50 loss to Wiscasset on Dec. 20.

About the Author

Travis Lazarczyk has worked at the Morning Sentinel and Kennebec Journal since 2000. He covers football, basketball and baseball. Follow him on Twitter at twitter.com/tlazarmaine

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