Middle school hoop athletes hit hardwood for Nov. 26 action
Busline League boys and girls basketball play has heated up as the season wears on, with a bundle of teams in action on the hardwood Nov. 26.
Coaches 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:
Large school division, girls
Oceanside Blue 7th 44, Oceanside White 7th 42
At St. George Nov. 26, Oceanside Blue held off host Oceanside White and came away with a two-point win. Oceanside Blue led 12-4 after the first quarter and 21-17 at halftime, while Oceanside White took a 33-30 lead after three quarters.
Molly Spencer and Gabby Simmons each netted 12 points to lead Oceanside Blue, while Casey Pine added 10; Taylor Hamlin, six; and Aubrey Doyle and Jordan Brackett, both two.
For Oceanside White, Lauren Miller tossed in 15 points, while Charlotte Leparulo added nine; Mackenzie Murray, six; Emilee Clough, five; Kristina Ferguson, four; Amelia Campbell, two; and Cassidy Boynton, one.
Oceanside Blue was 6-of-17 (35 percent) from the foul line, while Oceanside White was 6-of-29 (21 percent).
Medomak 7th 53, Great Salt Bay 26
At Waldoboro Nov. 26, the Riverhawks jumped to an early first-quarter lead and never looked back en route to a convincing victory. Medomak led 23-4, 29-14 and 43-20 at the quarter breaks.
Cierry Dyer dropped in 20 points to lead the winners, while Gabby DePatsy added 15; Hallie Kunesh and Haley Wiley, both six; Zoe Gammon, four; and Nina McGrath, two.
For Great Salt Bay of Damariscotta, Alison York led the way with 10 points, while Ladeline York added eight; Maggie Folsom, four; and Madison Beal and Madison Worcester, both two.
The Riverhawks were 7-of-11 (63 percent) from the foul line and Great Salt Bay 2-of-5 (40 percent).
Camden-Rockport 7th 44, Troy Howard 23
At Camden Nov. 26, the Schooners outscored the Lions 15-4 in the second quarter and pulled away for a 21-point triumph. CRMS led 10-8, 25-12 and 33-19 at the quarter breaks.
Audrey Clement netted 15 points for the Schooners, while Emily Long added 12; Abbey O'Donal, nine; Alli Wells, four; and Megan Gordon and Malea Russell, both two.
For Troy Howard, Callie Cook tossed in 10 points, while Alison Defeo added six; Emma Mehuren, five; and Kelsey Mehuren, two.
The Schooners converted 25 percent of their foul shots, while the Lions made 14 percent.
Large school division, boys
Oceanside Blue 7th 80, Oceanside White 7th 21
At St. George Nov. 26, the visiting Mariners dispatched of the host Mariners in convincing fashion.
Mike Norton Jr. poured in 37 points to lead Oceanside Blue, while Hunter Davis added 13; Logan Sheridan, 10; Trevor Carty and Jack Freeman, both six; Kirt Ilvonen, four; and Christian Deabler and Mike Dougherty, both two.
For Oceanside White, Ruben Martinez scored seven points, while Anthony Moore added six and Silas Miller and Robert Scott each four.
Medomak 7th 47, Great Salt Bay 16
At Waldoboro Nov. 26, the Riverhawks shut out the host Courgars in the first quarter and soared to a 31-point win. Medomak led 12-0, 32-5 and 43-9 at the quarter breaks.
Josh Goldrup led the 'Hawks with 10 points, while Wyatt Post added seven; Brent Stewart, Simon Fisher, Jensen Willis, Collin Fournier, Andrew Campbell and Gavin Hargrove, all four; and Ian Christensen and Ben Dever, both two.
For Great Salt Bay, Keyden Leeman tossed in seven points, while Brad Cross added four; Andrew Greenleaf and Gus Hunt, both two; and Sam Laemmle, one.
The Cougars were 2-of-4 (50 percent) from the charity stripe, while the Riverhawks did not attempt a free throw.
Troy Howard 7th 60, Camden-Rockport 35
At Camden Nov. 26, the Lions roared to a 25-point victory over the host Schooners. Troy Howard led 22-13, 35-21 and 50-28 at the quarter breaks.
Tyler Bartlett led the Lions with 16, points, while Stan Sturgis and Sam Goguen each added 14 in the win.
Lucas Boetsch tossed in a game-high 20 points for CRMS, while Jesse Fraser added seven; Conrad Crans, five; and Noah Erskine, four.
Schooner coach Chuck Crans said his team had a tough time with "the diversified offense of Troy Howard" for much of the game, led by Bartlett, who pushed the ball up the floor and got the ball into the front court.
Troy Howard was 12-of-24 (50 percent) from the charity stripe, while Camden-Rockport converted 4-of-9 (44 percent).
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