Middle school court athletes in midseason form
While the high school basketball season tipped off Dec. 7, student-athletes at the middle school level are hitting their midseason stride with many games on tap in recent days.
The playoffs begin on Saturday, Jan. 12, with the championship games slated for Saturday, Jan. 19 at Medomak Middle School in Waldoboro.
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:
Large school division, boys
Wiscasset 40, Medomak 7th 30
At Wiscasset Dec. 10, the Warriors came away with a 10-point win over the visiting Riverhawks. The two teams were knotted 8-8 after the first quarter, while the 'Hawks took a 21-16 advantage at halftime. Wiscasset gained a 30-29 edge after three quarters.
Collin Fournier netted 12 points for Medomak, while Josh Goldrup added six; Brent Stewart, four; and Jensen Willis, Wyatt Post, Ian Christensen and Andrew Campbell, all two.
For Wiscasset, Jake Lamoureux scored 12 points, while Tyler Martins and Kobe Carrier added eight; Max Sampson, six; and Haiden Dunning, Andrew Hendrickson and Zach Reed, all two.
The Riverhawks were 6-of-12 (50 percent) from the foul line, while the Warriors were 0-of-8.
Oceanside Blue 8th 46, Camden-Rockport 37
At Thomaston Dec. 10, the Mariners jumped to an early first-quarter lead and held the Schooners at bay en route to a nine-point win. Oceanside West led 14-6, 27-22 and 35-32 at the quarter breaks.
Gage Robinson netted 17 points for the Mariners, while Anthony Marsh added seven; Ryan Lawrence, six; Jackson Arnsdorf, five; Sam Townsend and Zack Robinson, both four; Mitchell Delfrate, two; and Martin King, one.
Nate Raye scored 10 points for the Schooners, while Brandon Debrosky added nine; Devin Vangel, seven; Gavin Boyd, six; Wilson Mckay, three; and Seth Young, two.
The Mariners were 5-of-13 (38 percent) from the foul line, while Camden-Rockport was 6-of-20 (30 percent).
Boothbay 46, Camden-Rockport 7th 42
At Camden Dec. 10, the visiting Wildcats held off the Schooners in a "wild, hard-fought contest," said CRMS coach Chuck Crans. Boothbay led 10-7 after the first quarter, while the Schooners took a 23-12 lead at halftime and led 31-27 after three quarters.
The game was tied 41-41 with one minute remaining before Boothbay benefited from a pair of technical fouls and hit their free throws to pull away.
Leading CRMS were Lucas Boetsch (18 points, 16 rebounds, 3 steals), Jesse Fraser (10 points, 11 rebounds, 4 steals), Noah Erskine (4 points, rebound), Will Nickerson (4 points, 5 rebounds), Conrad Crans (3 points, 16 rebounds), Marco D'Amato (point, 3 rebounds) and Eben Merrifield (3 rebounds).
For Boothbay, Kyle Ames poured in 23 points, while Cameron Crocker added 11 and Sam Burnham, Jay Hasch, Graham Bryer and Hunter Arsenault, all two.
The Schooners were 7-of-14 (50 percent) from the free-throw line and the Wildcats 9-of-28 (32 percent).
Oceanside White 8th 56, Great Salt Bay 52
At Damariscotta Dec. 10, the Mariners dug out of a deep first-half hole and came away with a four-point win over the Cougars. GSB led 19-8 after the first quarter, 24-17 at halftime and 32-31 after three quarters.
Coby Dorr poured in 19 points for the winners, while Sammy Atwood added 12; Max Lombardo, eight; Dave Kurr, six; Zach Gledhill and Josef Berger, both four; and Noah Freeman, three.
For GSB, Tyler Wood tossed in 18 points, while Riley Cushing added 16; Kolton McKenney, nine; Jacob Maker, seven; and Gabe Hunt, two.
The Mariners were 9-of-23 (39 percent) from the foul line, while the Cougars were 6-of-19 (31 percent).
Boothbay 8th 59, Searsport 33
At Searsport Dec. 10, the Wildcats jumped to an early lead and never looked back en route to a 26-point win. Boothbay led 16-9, 31-17 and 47-25 at the quarter breaks.
Jacob Leonard poured in 34 points for Boothbay, while Dima Gosselin added 11; Michael Ripley, six; and Joey Palilio and Duncan Drapeay, both four.
Barrett Grant netted 12 points for the Vikings, while Caleb Ackley added 10; Connor Kneeland, six; Liam MacMillan, three; and Devon Bean, two.
Boothbay was 5-of-11 (45 percent) from the foul line, while Searsport was 4-of-11 (36 percent).
Searsport 49, Great Salt Bay 32
At Damariscotta Dec. 8, the Vikings went on an 18-5 run in the fourth quarter and pulled away to defeat the Cougars. Searsport led 11-8, 23-17 and 31-27 at the quarter breaks.
Liam MacMillan scored 16 points to key Searsport, while Barrett Grant added 12; Caleb Ackley, 10; Connor Kneeland, six; Devon Bean and Chris Evans, both two; and Cameron Watt, one.
For GSB, Riley Cushing netted 13 points, while Kolton McKenney added six; Tyler Wood and Jacob Maker, both four; Chris Sullivan and Jon Pinkham, both two; and Gabe Hunt, one.
The Vikings were 7-of-21 (33 percent) from the foul lie and Great Salt Bay 8-of-17 (47 percent).
Troy Howard 8th 67, Wiscasset 58
At Belfast Dec. 8, the Lions held off a late Warrior rally and prevailed by nine points. Troy Howard led 29-13, 42-25 and 56-39 at the quarter breaks.
Zane Bielenberg poured in 25 points for the winners, while Garrett Hamlin added 17; Gerard Coward, eight; Nolan Woods, six; Tyler McLeod, four; Edwin Johnson, three; and Tristan Roberts and Tyler Noyes, both two.
For Wiscasset, Cody Roberts netted 18 points, while Ethan James added 14; Kevin Lynch, 13; Russell Marr, five; Grant Hefler, four; and Nate Woodman and Zach Brewer, both two.
The Lions were 5-of-8 (62 percent) from the foul line and Wiscasset 9-of-24 (37 percent).
Camden-Rockport 8th 57, Oceanside White 44
At Camden Dec. 8, the host Schooner slowly pulled away from the Mariners en route to the win. CRMS led 12-10, 29-21 and 39-34 at the quarter breaks.
Pacing the Schooners were Devin Vangel with 26 points; Nate Raye, 23; Brandon Debrosky, eight; and Gavin Boyd, two.
For Oceanside, , Max Lombardo tallied 15 points; Sam Atwood, 11; Coby Dorr, 10; and Josef Berger, eight.
Large school division, girls
Oceanside Blue 7th 57, Great Salt Bay 18
At Damariscotta Dec. 10, the Mariners had little trouble with the host Cougars and prevailed by a convincing margin. Oceanside Blue led 19-6, 28-14 and 39-18 at the quarter breaks.
Gabby Simmons scored 13 points for the Mariners, while Molly Spencer and Casey Pine each added 10; Zoe Goff, eight; Taylor Hamlin, seven; Aubrey Doyle, five; and Kylie Farnham and Brianna Shaw, both two.
For Great Salt Bay, Madeline York scored eight points, while Alison York added six and Maggie Folson four.
The Mariners were 3-of-8 (38 percent) from the foul line, while the Cougars were 0-of-8.
Great Salt Bay 51, Oceanside White 8th 20
At Damariscotta Dec. 10, the Cougars outscored the Mariners 13-3 in the second quarter and pulled away for the win. Great Salt Bay led 13-8, 26-11 and 41-17 at the quarter breaks.
Haley Montgomery scored 10 points for Oceanside White, while Jillian Brooks added four and Kelsey Brooks, McKayla Paulsen and Rachelle Thompson, all two.
Leading Great Salt Bay were Brie Wajer with 12 points, while Sophie Schumacher added eight; Kaitlyn Feltis and Brianna Genthner, both seven; Bailey Plourde, six; Jenny Arter and Christine Hilton, both four; Nadia Smith, two; and Mary Reid, one.
The Mariners made 10-of-16 free throws (62 percent), while the Cougars were 8-of-25 (32 percent).
Medomak 7th 40, Wiscasset 17
At Wiscasset Dec. 10, the Riverhawks shut out the Warriors in the first quarter and soared to a convincing win. Medomak led 14-0, 19-7 and 30-9 at the quarter breaks.
Gabby DePatsy netted 11 points for the winners, while Zoe Gammon, Cierra Dyer and Katie York each added four and Morgan Smith, Acadia Calderwood, Hallie Kunesh and Haley Wyllie, all two.
For Wiscasset, Arie Mills scored 11 points, while Leah Potter added four and Natalie Corson two.
The 'Hawks were 4-of-6 (67 percent) from the charity stripe, while the Warriors were 2-of-8 (25 percent).
Camden-Rockport 8th 36, Oceanside West Blue 29
At Thomaston Dec. 10, the Schooners pulled away from the Mariners late in a competitive contest. The two teams were knotted 8-8 after the first quarter and 14-14 at halftime, while Camden-Rockport took a 25-22 lead after three quarters.
Jaymie McMahon scored 12 points for Oceanside West, while Morgan Williams added seven and Julia Barbour, Emma Lee, Jenna Conant, Elise Laslavic and Casey Benner, all two.
Mara Dostie poured in 22 points for CRMS, while Charlotte Messer added nine; Maddie Wickenden, three; and Rebekah Schade and Julia Holt, both one.
Small school division, boys
Lincolnville 58, Jefferson 45
At Jefferson Dec. 10, the Lynx distanced themselves from the Chargers in the third quarter and pulled away for a 13-point win. Lincolnville led 12-10, 24-19 and 46-30 at the quarter breaks.
Avery Grindle netted 18 points for the winners, while Peyton Young and Morgan Mercier each added 14; Sam Novak, six; and Micholas Winter, Gage Modery and Drake Modery, all two.
For Jefferson, John Henry scored 19 points, while Ryan Creamer added 17; Michael Sprague, five; and Dylan Grotton, two.
The Lynx were 4-of-6 (67 percent) from the foul line, while the Chargers were 5-of-14 (36 percent).
Small school division, girls
Lincolnville 32, Jefferson 16
At Jefferson Dec. 10, the Lynx doubled up the host Chargers and prevailed by 16 points. Jefferson led 8-4 after the first quarter, while Lincolnville took a 12-8 lead at halftime and extended its advantage to 23-12 after three quarters.
Mya Wiley netted nine points for Lincolnville, while Tora Decker-Griffith added eight; Emily Morse, six; Sydney Lytton, three; and Sara Schaefer, Kendra Bergelin and Isabelle Lang, all two.
For Jefferson, Kortney McKenna netted 12 points, while Chelsea Williams and Emily Huber each added two.
Lincolnville was 4-of-16 (25 percent) from the foul line, while Jefferson was 4-of-12 (33 percent).
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