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Loads of court fun in Rockland 5th/6th boys basketball tourney

Boothbay YMCA wins three straight to claim tourney title
By Ken Waltz and Mark Haskell | Mar 31, 2014
Photo by: Ken Waltz Rockland's Cameron Kingsbury, middle, looks to control the ball against a trio of Medomak defenders, from left, Noah Crosby, Zach Winpenny and Harley Porter, during the Rockland Recreation Department's boys peewee fifth- and sixth-grade basketball tournament over the weekend at the Rockland Community Building.

Rockland — The annual Rockland Recreation Department's Boys Invitational Basketball Tournament for fifth- and sixth-graders allowed youngsters to have plenty of season-ending court fun over the weekend.

The event played out Friday through Sunday, March 28-30 at the Rockland Community Building on Limerock Street.

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Teams which participated were Mount View of Thorndike, Thomaston Thrashers, Medomak 5/6, Windjammers 5/6, Boothbay YMCA, Georges River Buccaneers, Medomak Valley and host Rockland.

In the end, it was Boothbay YMCA which won three straight games — including defeating Windjammers 5/6 two straight times Sunday — en route to the tournament crown.

Windjammers 5/6 advanced to the finals via the winner's bracket and thus, had to be defeated twice for Boothbay YMCA to prevail.

Boothbay YMCA bested the Windjammers 36-26 in the first championship game and won the tourney 46-38 in the second contest.

Two games were played Friday night, eight games Saturday and five Sunday.

The event was a double-elimination tournament and consisted of four six-minute quarters, with overtimes slated for three minutes each.

The midday skills competition were also featured and saw Rockland's Drew Minery win the three-point shootout, while Rockland's Jake Paulsen won the passing skills competition.

Medomak 5/6's Jordan Powell, Gabe Allaire and Connor Simmons prevailed in the team hot-shot competition, while Boothbay YMCA's Will Perkins won the foul shooting competition.

The team rosters for the March 28-30 tourney included:

Rockland — Aaron Benner, Cameron Kingsbury, Carson Murphy, Drew Minery, Evan Wilson, Everett Allyn, Hunter Hoppe, Jake Paulsen, Jude Forti, Karl Ilvonen, Nicholas Banda and Zachary Healey. The team is coached by John Murphy, Dan Kingsbury and Dave Banda.

Medomak 5/6 — Anthony York, Parker Morrison, Jonah Miller, Jordan Powell, Jake Bickmore, Brandon Starr, Aiden Starr, Ethan Reed, Gabe Allaire and Connor Simmons. The team is coached by Skip Starr.

Windjammers 5/6 — Jacob Knowlton, Jeremy Fraser, Joshua Pearce, Casey Messer, Noah Reddy, Sam Conlan, Sam Hanson, Ivan Young, Owen Markowitz, Simon Polk and Simon Polk and Skye Abaldo. The team is coached by Marty Messer and Taylor Gartley.

Medomak Valley — Andrew Pruell, Nathan Andrick, Michael Simmons, Trevor Hynd, Zach Cheesman, Zach Winpenny, Harley Porter, Garrett Overlock, Noah Crosby, Kallon Mortensen, Max Moody and Adam Berry. The team is coached by Ryan Jackson and Aaron Cheesman.

Thomaston Thrashers — Jordan Lawrence, Aidan Munro, Elliott Lucier, James Day, Juston Hurley, Colton Robinson, Christian Weed, Finnegan Lynch, Austin Pogano and Alex Bartlett. The team is coached by Jared Porter and Ron Porter.

Mount View — Brennan Grant, Trevor Bryant, Kyle Ingraham, Garett Smith, Atlas Hubbard, Seth Basford, Taylor Turner, Brody Moulton and Colby Ingraham. The team is coached by Mike Grant and Rollie Hubbard.

Georges River Buccaneers — Nathan Coombs, Zack Upham, Ben Poland, Dustin Glidden, Matthew Spear, Brayden Hyatt, Nick Jones, Owen Underhill, Alan Grindle, Sam Vose and Sammy Collins. The team is coached by Kris Vose.

Boothbay YMCA — Kaleb Ames, Kaeden Ames, Chris Hamblett, Ben Pearce, Sullivan Rice, Colby Babcock, Steven Bennett, Hunter Crocker, Michael Cusumano, Michael Hallowell, Dwight Lucas, Nick Morley and Will Perkins. The team is coached by Matt Rice and Tim Rice.

The following is a summary of games throughout the tourney:

Boothbay YMCA 46, Windjammers 5/6 38 (championship)

On Sunday, Boothbay bested Windjammers 5/6 for the second straight game and nabbed the tournament crown. Windjammers 5/6 led 12-11 after one quarter, while the two squads were tied 21-21 at halftime. Boothbay YMCA then took a 31-30 lead after three quarters.

Davis scored 21 points for Boothbay YMCA, while Crocker added 10; Hallowell, nine; Marley, four; and Bennett, two.

Fraser scored 13 points for Windjammers 5/6, while Knowlton added six; Messer and Pearce, five; Hanson, four; Reddy, two; and Young and Markowitz, one.

Boothbay YMCA netted 8-of-10 (80 percent) from the foul line, while Windjammers 5/6 netted 10-of-21 (48 percent).

Boothbay YMCA 36, Windjammers 5/6 26

On Sunday, Boothbay YMCA forced the winner-take-all final with a 10-point win. Windjammers 5-6 led 8-7 after the first quarter, while Boothbay YMCA led 19-15 at halftime and 27-21 after three quarters.

Hallowell and Marley scored nine points to lead Boothbay YMCA, while Davis, Crocker and Perkins added six.

Fraser scored nine points to lead Windjammer 5/6, while Knowlton added eight; Messer, seven; and Hanson, two.

Boothbay YMCA netted 10-of-21 (48 percent) from the foul line, while Windjammers 5/6 netted 6-of-17 (35 percent).

Boothbay YMCA 42, Medomak 5/6 32

On Sunday, Boothbay won its first of what proved to be three straight games with a 10-point win over Medomak 5/6. Medomak 5/6 led 11-6 after the first quarter and 19-15 at halftime, while Boothbay YMCA led 31-28 after three quarters.

Davis scored 12 points for Boothbay YMCA, while Crocker added 10; Marley, seven; Halowell, six; Perkins, five; and Bennett, two.

Powell scored nine points for Medomak 5/6, while Allaire added seven; Simmons, six; Brandon Starr and Reed, four; and Morrison, two.

Boothbay YMCA netted 19-of-35 (54 percent) free throws, while Medomak 5/6 netted 2-of-8 (25 percent)

Medomak 5/6 48, Rockland 33

On Sunday, the tournament's host team was ousted as Medomak 5/6 prevailed by 15 points. Rockland led 13-11 after the first quarter and 23-21 at halftime, while Medomak 5/6 led 33-25 after three quarters.

Powell scored 12 points for Medomak 5/6, while Simmons added 10; Brandon Starr, nine; Reed, seven; Allaire, five; Miller, two; and Morrison and Aiden Starr, one.

Kingsbury scored 15 points to lead Rockland, while Murphy added five; Banda and Ilvonen, three; Hoppe, Forti and Wilson, two; and Benner, one.

Medomak 5/6 netted 12-of-25 (48 percent) from the foul line, while Rockland netted 9-of-29 (31 percent).

Windjammers 5/6 41, Boothbay YMCA 35

On Sunday, Windjammers 5/6 earned a berth in the championship final with a six-point win. Windjammers 5/6 led 12-7, 23-15 and 32-28 at the quarter breaks.

Messer scored 13 points to lead Windjammers 5/6, while Fraser and Knowlton added 10; Markowitz, six; and Hanson, two.

Morley scored 13 points for Boothbay YMCA, while Davis added seven; Bennett, four; Pearce and Hallowell, three; Ames and Perkins, two; and Hamblett, one.

Windjammers 5/6 netted 5-of-18 (28 percent) from the foul line, while Boothbay YMCA netted 10-of-26 (38 percent).

Medomak 5/6 39, Medomak Valley 14

On Saturday, Medomak 5/6 scored in the first quarter as many points as Medomak Valley scored in four quarters as they prevailed in convincing fashion. Medomak 5/6 led 14-4, 26-4 and 30-12 at the quarter breaks.

Allaire scored 12 points for Medomak 5/6, while Brandon Starr added 11; Reed, seven; Morrison, four; Powell, three; and Connor Simmons, two.

Michael Simmons scored five points for Medomak Valley, while Cheesman, Overlock, Porter and Pruell, two; and Winpenny, one.

Medomak 5/6 netted 7-of-20 (35 percent) from the foul line, while Medomak Valley netted 4-of-11 (36 percent).

Rockland 52, Mount View 32

On Saturday, Rockland outscored Mount View over all four quarters and won by 20 points. Rockland led 12-7, 22-15 and 36-25 at the quarter breaks.

Kingsbury scored 14 points to lead Rockland, while Ilvonen and Wilson added eight; Murphy, six; Hoppe, Benner and Forti, four; and Paulson and Banda, two.

Basford scored 12 points for Mount View, while Smith added seven; Grant, four; Bryant, three; and Moulton and Hubbard, two.

Rockland netted 2-of-3 (67 percent) from the foul line, while Mount View netted 6-of-16 (37 percent).

Boothbay YMCA 34, Medomak 5/6 29

On Saturday, Boothbay YMCA surged to a big first-quarter lead and held off the opposition to pick up the win. Boothbay led 17-8, 24-12 and 26-24 at the quarter breaks.

Davis scored 13 points for Boothbay YMCA, while Crocker added eight; Hallowell, seven; Morley, five; and Perkins, one.

Allaire netted 14 points for Boothbay YMCA, while Simmons added eight; Reed, three; Powell, two; and Morrison, one.

Boothbay YMCA netted 12-of-32 (37 percent) from the foul line, while Medomak 5/6 netted 5-of-20 (25 percent).

Windjammers 5/6 47, Rockland 42

On Saturday, Windjammers 5/6 pulled away late in a competitive back-and-forth affair and clinched a five-point win over Rockland. Rockland led 16-14 after the first quarter and 24-23 at halftime, while Windjammers 5/6 led 32-30 after three quarters.

Fraser scored 19 points for Windjammers 5/6, while Knowlton added 13; Messer, six; Reddy, Abaldo, Markowitz and Pearse, two; and Hanson, one.

Wilson scored 13 points for Rockland, while Kingsbury added nine; Murphy, eight; Allyn, three; Minery, Ilvonen and Forti, two; and Banda, one.

Windjammers 5/6 netted 9-of-18 (50 percent) from the foul line, while Rockland netted 10-of-24 (42 percent).

Mount View 37, Thomaston Thrashers 29

On Saturday, Mount View picked up an eight-point win over the Thomaston Thrashers. Mount View led 4-3, 16-8 and 26-15 at the quarter breaks.

Bryant scored 13 points for Mount View, while Basford and Grant added eight; Kyle Ingraham, four; and Hubbard and Smith, two.

Weed scored nine points for Thomaston Thrashers, while Munro and Lucier added eight; Lynch, three; and Lawrence, one.

Mount View netted 3-of-13 (23 percent) from the foul line, while Thomaston Thrashers netted 11-of-27 (41 percent).

Medomak Valley 30, Georges River 23

On Saturday, Medomak Valley pulled away in the second half and secured a seven-point win. Medomak Valley led 7-2 after the first quarter, while the two squads were tied 10-10 at halftime. Medomak Valley then took a 20-17 lead after three quarters.

Simmons scored 13 points for Medomak Valley, while Mortensen and Porter added four; Cheesman, three; Pruell and Crosby, two; and Winpenny and Berry, one.

Vose scored eight points for Georges River, while Spear added six; Jones, three; and Coombs, Poland and Collins, two.

Medomak Valley netted 8-of-18 (44 percent) from the foul line, while Georges River netted 7-of-20 (35 percent).

Boothbay YMCA 46, Mount View 18

On Saturday, Boothbay YMCA outscored Mount View 17-4 in the third quarter and surged to a convincing win. Boothbay led 10-4, 19-11 and 36-15 at the quarter breaks.

Davis scored 14 points to lead Boothbay YMCA, while Morley added 13; Rice, seven; Crocker, five; Hallowell, four; Hamblett, two; and Ames, one.

Basford scored six points for Mount View, while Smith added five; Grant, three; and Moulton and Hubbard, two.

Boothbay YMCA scored 7-of-14 (50 percent) from the foul line, while Mount View netted 4-of-6 (67 percent).

Medomak 5/6 48, Thomaston Thrashers 16

On Saturday, Medomak 5/6 went on an early run and came away with a 32-point win. Medomak 5/6 led 14-2, 28-4 and 34-16 at the quarter breaks.

Simmons scored 12 points for Medomak 5/6, while Powell added 10; Miller and Reed, six; Bickmore, Brandon Starr and Allaire, four; and Aiden Starr, two.

Munro scored six points for Thomaston Thrashers, while Weed added five; Lawrence and Lynch, two; and Lucier, one.

Medomak 5/6 netted 0-of-2 from the foul line, while Thomaston Thrashers netted 2-of-11 (18 percent).

Windjammers 5/6 35, Georges River 13

On Friday, Windjammers 5/6 shut out Georges River in the first quarter and sailed to victory. Windjammers 5/6 led 8-0, 16-5 and 24-7 at the quarter breaks.

Fraser and Knowlton scored 12 points for Windjammers 5/6, while Messer added six; Abaldo, four; and Young, one.

Coombs scored six points for Georges River, while Hyatt, Grindle and Collins scored two; and Underhill, one.

Windjammers 5/6 netted 5-of-15 (33 percent) from the foul line, while Georges River netted 3-of-7 (43 percent).

Rockland 38, Medomak Valley 22

On Friday, Rockland opened the tournament with a 16-point win. Rockland led 12-11, 26-15 and 34-15 at the quarter breaks.

Wilson scored 16 points for Rockland, while Kingsbury added 12; Benner, six; and Forti and Healey, two.

Porter scored five points for Medomak Valley, while Crosby added four; Simmons, three; and Andrick, Moody, Pruell and Berry, two.

Rockland netted 4-of-14 (28 percent) from the foul line, while Medomak Valley netted 4-of-19 (21 percent).

Rockland Recreation Department 5th/6th boys basketball
Rockland Recreation Department 5th/6th boys peewee basketball March 28-30 at the Rockland Community Building. (Video by: Ken Waltz and Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Comments (1)
Posted by: Gayle Murphy | Mar 31, 2014 14:51

Special thanks to Benji Blake, Rene Dorr and the entire Rockland Rec. Dept. staff for a well organized and well run tournament.  The skills competition was a great feature of the tournament in which all players could participate.  Of the four tournaments we participated in this year, this was by far the best run of them all.  Great job guys.

 

John Murphy



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