Middle school court squads eye final games of calendar year
With the holiday break only a few days away, Busline League middle school basketball teams were in action on the hardwood Wednesday, Dec. 19, and Thursday, Dec. 20 looking to get in games and secure a precious victory or two before school vacation begins.
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 reported results from large and small school division games played Dec. 19 and Dec. 20:
Small school division, girls
Hope 30, Lincolnville 26
At Hope Dec. 19, the Hawks jumped to an early first-quarter lead and held off a late Lynx rally to prevail by four points. Hope led 15-2, 19-10 and 27-18 at the quarter breaks.
Laticia Billings led the Hawks with a 15-point effort, while Kira Barley added five; Kelsie Merrill, four; and Nicole Brown, Kaitlyn Turnbull and Becca Mellin all two.
Tora Decker-Griffith paced the Lynx with 10 points, while Izzy Lang, Emily Morse and Kendra Bergelin each added four; and Gabby Englander and Mya Wiley, both two.
Hope netted 4-of-14 free throws (28 percent) and Lincolnville 0-of-6.
Small school division, boys
Lincolnville 64, Hope 34
At Hope Dec. 19, the Lynx jumped to an early lead and roared to a 30-point win over the Hawks. Lincolnville led 17-4, 33-16 and 48-26 at the quarter breaks.
Avery Grindle netted 15 points to lead Lincolnville, while Morgan Mercier added 13; Mike Kremin, nine; Peyton Young, eight; Sam Novak, seven; and Trey Gilson, Dawson Allen, Drake Modery, Gage Modery and J.D. Pushaw, all two.
For Hope, Zeb Pease scored 14 points, while Dan Peabody added six; Wade Reynolds and Bryce Taylor, both four; and Josh Graves, Brian Gunn and Henry Cooper, all two.
The Lynx were 5-of-17 (29 percent) from the foul line, while the Hawks were 2-of-4 (50 percent).
Large school division, girls
Oceanside Blue 8th 23, Medomak 8
At Waldoboro Dec. 20, the Mariners avenged their loss to the Riverhawks earlier in the season with a 15-point triumph. Oceanside Blue led 10-1, 13-3 and 19-4 at the quarter breaks.
Jenna Conant led the Mariners with eight points, while Sierra Beal added six; Lauren Hatch, three; and Elise Laslavic, Emily Hutchinson and Jaymie McMahon, all two.
For Medomak, Nicole Obuchon scored three points, while Maggie Ryan and Cassidy Taylor each added two; and Chelsea Ripley, one.
Oceanside was 3-of-8 (38 percent) from the foul line, while Medomak netted 4-of-12 (33 percent) from the charity stripe.
Camden-Rockport 7th 39, Medomak 25
At Waldoboro Dec. 19, the Schooners pulled away from the host Riverhawks late and came away with a 14-point victory. Camden-Rockport led 10-8, 18-14 and 28-20 at the quarter breaks.
Abby O'Donal scored 11 points for the winners, while Malea Russell added eight; Audry Clement, seven; Sarah Contento and Claire Pierce, both four; Emily Long and Kesha Kane, both two; and Alli Wells, one.
For Medomak, Hallie Kunesh netted eight points, while Gabby DePatsy added seven; Cierra Dyer and Dina McGrath, both four; and Haley Wyllie, two.
The Schooners were 5-of-13 (38 percent) from the foul line, while the 'Hawks were 3-of-5 (60 percent).
Medomak 8th 34, Wiscasset 25
At Wiscasset Dec. 19, the Riverhawks jumped to a 10-point lead early and held that advantage throughout the game to prevail over the Warriors. Medomak led 12-2, 16-8 and 23-16 at the quarter breaks.
Chelsea Ripley scored 10 points to lead Medomak, while Nicole Obuchon added seven; Victoria Wheaton, six; Kelsey Grant, four; Alika McMurrin, three; and Cassidy Taylor and Nicky Taylor, both two.
Gabby Chapman scored 17 points for Wiscasset, while Haylee Craig and Grace Webber each added four.
The 'Hawks were 4-of-7 (57 percent) from the foul line, while the Warriors were 3-of-5 (60 percent).
Large school division, boys
Medomak 8th 61, Oceanside Blue 21
At Waldoboro Dec. 20, the Riverhawks got back on the winning track with a 40-point win over the Mariners. Medomak led 22-4, 30-9 and 45-13 at the quarter breaks.
Maty Moore netted 10 points to lead MMS, while Nick Grover, Isaac Eutsler and Taylor McLain each added nine; Patrick White, Kyle Donlin and Cam Martin, all four; Cam Allaire and Casey Libby, both three; and Caleb Gee, Zidane McMurrin and Jonathan Allard, all two.
For Oceanside Blue, Anthony Marsh scored five points, while Jackson Arnsdorf added four and Ryan Lawrence, Gage Robinson, Sam Townsend, Zack Robinson, Mitchell Delfrate and Ian Goff, all two.
The Riverhawks were 4-of-10 (40 percent) from the charity stripe, while the Mariners were 1-of-4 (25 percent).
Oceanside White 35, Searsport 26
At Searsport Dec. 20, the Mariners went on a late run in the second half and pulled away from the host Vikings. Oceanside led 6-2 after the first quarter, while Searsport rallied to take a 15-14 lead at halftime. Oceanside then retook a 23-18 lead after three quarters.
Coby Dorr netted 13 points for the Mariners, while Josef Berger and Zack Davis each added six; Max Lombardo and Sam Atwood, both four; and David Kurr, two.
For Searsport, Barrett Grant tallied 11 points, while Liam MacMillan added seven; Caleb Ackley, four; and Ben Powell and Connor Kneeland, both two.
Oceanside netted 7-of-19 (37 percent) from the foul line, while Searsport converted 6-of-20 (30 percent).
Camden-Rockport 7th 52, Medomak 42
At Waldoboro Dec. 19, the Schooners jumped to a 10-point lead in the first quarter and held the hosts at bay, prevailing by the same margin. Camden-Rockport led 18-8, 34-22 and 48-34 at the quarter breaks.
For Camden-Rockport, Lucas Boetsch tossed in 20 points, while Jesse Fraser added 14; Conrad Crans, 10; Will Nickerson, four; and Gideon Baeza and Eben Mansfield, both two.
Collin Fournier tallied 15 points to lead Medomak, while Josh Goldrup added nine; Andrew Campbell, eight; Ben Dever, four; and Johnathan Luce, Jensen Willis and Brent Stewart, all two.
Wiscasset 52, Medomak 8th 41
At Wiscasset Dec. 19, the Riverhawks lost their first game of the season, falling by 11 points to the host Warriors. Wiscasset led 21-9, 34-26 and 41-34 at the quarter breaks.
Taylor McLain scored 11 points for Medomak, while Maty Moore and Cale Gee each added seven; Patrick White, five; Kyle Donlin and Zidane McMurrin, both three; Cam Allaire and Jonathan Allard, both two; and Nick Grover, one.
Ethan James scored 14 points for the Warriors, while Nate Woodman added 11; Grant Heffler, 10; Brandon Gould and Russell Marr, both six; and Kevin Lynch, five.
The 'Hawks were 11-of-17 (65 percent) from the foul line, while the Warriors were 14-of-30 (47 percent).
The 'Hawks were 0-of-5 from the foul line and the Riverhawks 2-of-4 (50 percent).
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