Middle school athletes court their cases in recent days
Busline League middle school basketball has been on tap over the past few days, with action taking place on the hardwood across all four divisions.
Coaches from the large and small school divisions can report game results by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 594-4401, ext. 116.
The following is a recap of recently reported results from Saturday, Dec. 1 to Tuesday, Dec. 4:
Small school division, girls
Lincolnville 26, Appleton 23
At Lincolnville Dec. 3, the host Lynx held off the visiting Wildcats to pick up the victory. It was the second straight three-point game of the night, with the Appleton boys besting the Lincolnville boys 47-44 in the previous contest (see below). The Lincolnville girls led 6-5, 15-13 and 19-15 at the quarter breaks.
Tora Decker-Griffith scored 12 points for the winners, while Emily Morse added six; Mya Wiley and Kendra Bergelin, both three; and Myia Hanson, two.
Maddison Maxwell scored 12 points for Appleton, while Payton Wiley added eight; Gillian Lafleche, four; and Abbie Harrington, one.
The Lynx were 1-of-5 (20 percent) from the foul line and the Wildcats 1-of-15 (7 percent).
Lincolnville 40, Islesboro 21
At Islesboro Dec. 1, the Lynx doubled up the Eagles in the first quarter and pulled away over the final three quarters en route to the win. Lincolnville led 12-6, 20-12 and 32-16 at the quarter breaks.
Tora Decker-Griffith netted 10 points for the winners, while Mya Wiley added eight; Brinley Harrison and Emily Morse, both six; Kendra Bergelin, four; and Gabby Englander, Myia Hanson and Sarah Schauefer, all two.
For the islanders, Jazmyne Schoppe scored 15 points, while Hanna Wood Krussell added four and Shay Runnion two.
The Lynx did not attempt a free throw, while the Eagles made 3-of-5 foul shots (60 percent).
Small school division, boys
Appleton 47, Lincolnville 44
At Lincolnville Dec. 3, the Wildcats held off the host Lynx in a tightly-contested game. Linconville led 13-8 after the first quarter, while Appleton led 25-23 at halftime. The two teams were knotted 34-34 after three quarters.
Morgan Ford tossed in 18 points to key Appleton, while Owen Hilt added eight; Nick Cammelieri, six; Jack Moody and Austin Eagan, both four; Dylan Taylor and Cam Hopkins, both two; and Cole Corey, one.
Morgan Mercier tossed in 17 points to lead Lincolnville, while Peyton Young added 16; Mike Kremin and Avery Grindle, both four; Sam Novak, two; and Marley O'Neil, one.
The Lynx were 5-of-20 (25 percent) from the charity stripe, while the Wildcats were 6-of-16 (37 percent).
Lincolnville 53, Islesboro 27
At Islesboro Dec. 1, the Lynx grounded the host Eagles and prevailed by 26 points. Lincolnville led 10-7, 29-11 and 42-17 at the quarter breaks.
Peyton Young scored 19 points for the Lynx, while Avery Grindle added 11; Gabe Salo, seven; Morgan Mercier, six; Tyler Gerry, four; and Sam Novak, Mike Kremin and Dawson Allen, all two.
The Lynx were 1-of-10 (10 percent) from the foul line. Information for Islesboro was unavailable.
Large school division, girls
Oceanside Blue 8th 40, Troy Howard 12
At Belfast Dec. 4, the Mariners had little trouble with a depleted Troy Howard team and prevailed by 28 points.
Lauren Hatch tossed in eight points for Oceanside, while Sierra Beal, Elise Laslavic and Emma Lee all added six; Julia Barbour, Jaymie McMahon and Jenna Conant, all four; and Olivia Staples, two.
For Troy Howard, Kelsey Mehuren scored six points, while MacKenzie Banks added five and Katy King one.
Oceanside played tough defense and had strong efforts from Barbour, Staples and Benner, while McMahon "helped lead the way with her rebounding," said Mariner coach Dan McNichol.
Oceanside White 8th 32, Medomak 21
At Thomaston Dec. 4, the Mariners went on a 10-2 run in the second quarter and pulled away for an 11-point win. Oceanside White led 7-4, 17-6 and 25-15 at the quarter breaks.
Haley Montgomery tossed in 11 for Oceanside White, while Kaylee McCorrison and Sydney Hall each added seven; Jillian Brooks, three; and Cassie Butler and Brianna White-Ortiz, both two.
For Medomak, Victoria Wheaton scored seven points, while Cassidy Taylor added six; Nicole Obuchon, four; and Breanna McKay and Maggie Ryan, both two.
The Mariners were 6-of-21 (28 percent) from the foul line, while the Riverhawks were 0-of-6.
Oceanside White coach Greg Billingsley said his team displayed a better defensive effort and was more consistent on defense. "We still have a lot of room for improvement and tonight was a step forward," he said. "I was really proud of the way this team fought tonight. They wanted this game and it showed."
Breanna McKay pulled down a bundle of rebounds for MMS.
Boothbay 52, Medomak 7th 28
At Waldoboro Dec. 3, the Riverhawks could not keep up with the high-octane Wildcat offense and fell by 24 points. Boothbay led 22-0, 35-9 and 41-18 at the quarter breaks.
Page Brown outscored the entire Medomak team, pouring in 29 points in the winning effort for Boothbay, while Jo Shaw added six; Sydney Mercier and Sydney Meader, both four; Tori Morin, Jackie McLoon, Lilly Shellburne and Denise Storer, all two; and Summer Chamberlain, one.
For the Riverhawks, Cierra Dyer scored 13 points for the 'Hawks, while Gabby DePatsy added 12; Nina McGrath, two; and Hallie Kunesh, one.
Medomak was 4-of-16 (25 percent) from the foul line and Boothbay 4-of-12 (33 percent).
Oceanside Blue 7th 61, Wiscasset 10
At Rockland Dec. 3, the Mariners jumped to a sizable first-quarter lead and never looked back en route to a 51-point win. Oceanside Blue led 16-2, 28-6 and 43-8 at the quarter breaks.
Gabby Simmons scored 18 points for the Mariners, while Casey Pine added 12; Taylor Hamlin, 10; Molly Spencer and Jordan Brackett, both six; Kyle Farnham, three; and Samantha Reynolds, Aubrey Doyle and Zoe Goff, all two.
For Wiscasset, Arie Mills netted six points, while Paige Adams and Leah Potter each added two.
The Mariners were 3-of-18 (17 percent) from the foul line, while Wiscasset did not attempt a free throw.
Large school division, boys
Medomak 64, Oceanside White 26
At Thomaston Dec. 4, the Riverhawks had no trouble with the host Mariners and prevailed by a convincing margin. Medomak led 19-7, 32-11 and 56-14 at the quarter breaks.
Cale Gee poured in 17 points for the winners, while Maty Moore and Jonathan Allard added eight; Adam Eutsler and Kyle Donlin, both seven; Zidane McMurrin and Nick Grover, both four; and Patrick White, Taylor McClain and Cam Allaire, all three.
Max Lombardo and Sam Atwood each scored eight points for the Mariners, while Noah Freeman added six and Zach Gledhill four.
Medomak netted 4-of-10 (40 percent) from the foul line, while the Mariners were 2-of-13 (15 percent).
Searsport 45, Camden-Rockport 8th 44
At Searsport Dec. 4, the Vikings trailed for nearly the entire game, but outscored the Schooners 12-6 over the final eight minutes and scored the winning hoop with nine seconds left to squeak out the win. Camden-Rockport led 20-8, 26-18 and 38-33 at the quarter breaks.
For SDMS, Barrett Grant poured in 26 points; Connor Kneeland and Caleb Ackley, both six; Liam MacMillan, four; and Ben Powell, three.
Devin Vangel and Nate Raye each scored 12 points for the Schooners, while Brandon Debrosky added 10; G. Boyd, four; M. Morse, A. Gross and W. McKay, all two in the loss. Additional information for Searsport was unavailable.
Searsport made 2-of-11 free throws (18 percent) and CRMS 5-of-13 (38 percent
Searsport took its first lead of the game with 10 seconds to go on a pass from Grant to Ackley and then held off two good shot attempts from CRMS until the horn ended the contest, said Viking coach Otis Kneeland.
Troy Howard 8th 40, Oceanside Blue 28
At Belfast Dec. 4, the Lions went on a 15-0 run in the second half and surged past the visiting Mariners en route to the win. Oceanside Blue led 9-6 after the first quarter and 14-12 at halftime, while the Lions took a 22-20 lead after three quarters.
Nolan Woods scored 16 points for the winners, while Garrett Hamlin, Zane Bielenberg and Tyler Macleod each tallied eight.
Gage Robinson scored nine points for Oceanside Blue, while Jackson Arnsdorf added eight; Zack Robinson, four; Ryan Lawrence and Anthony Marsh, both three; and Ian Goff, one.
The Mariners were 3-of-5 (60 percent) from the foul line, while the Lions were 4-of-7 (57 percent).
Boothbay 47, Medomak 7th 35
At Waldoboro, Dec. 3, the Wildcats pulled away from the Riverhawks in the middle quarters and came away with a 12-point win. Boothbay led 15-9, 27-15 and 40-22 at the quarter breaks.
Josh Goldrup netted 14 points for Medomak, while Colin Fournier added seven; Brent Stewart, five; Wyatt Post, four; Gavin Hargrove, three; Caleb Savage, two.
For Boothbay, Crocker tallied 10 points, while Ames and Hasch each added eight; Arsenault, six; Gudroe, five; Simpson, four; C. Alley, two; and Bryer and K. Alley, each one.
Boothbay converted 9-of-20 (45 percent) attempts from the foul line, while Medomak made 5-of-17 (29 percent).
Camden-Rockport 7th 51, Oceanside White 38
At Camden Dec. 3, the Schooners led from the onset and held off the Mariners later in the game to prevail by 13 points. CRMS led 17-10, 24-18 and 33-28 at the quarter breaks.
Leading the Schooners were Jesse Fraser (18 points, 3 rebounds, 3 steals), Lucas Boetsch (11 points, 9 rebounds, 2 steals), Will Nickerson (7 points, 3 rebounds), Noah Erskine (6 points, 2 rebounds, 2 steals), Tucker Grinnell (4 points, 3 rebounds), Antonio Seccareccio (2 points, 5 rebounds) and Conrad Crans (2 points, 6 rebounds, 2 steals).
For Oceanside White, Zach Porter and Nick Upham each tossed in six points, while Trevor Lawry, John Curtin, Anthony Moore and Ryan Colson each had four; and Nick Dodd, Robert Scott, Garrett Young and Silas Miller, all two.
Camden-Rockport converted 12-of-31 (39 percent) foul shots, while Oceanside's free throw totals were unavailable.
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