Middle school squads start 2013 on right footCourt championships slated for later this month
A bundle of Busline League middle school boys and girls basketball games tipped off to start the 2013 calendar year in recent days, with the league championship games slated for later this month.
The large school division championship games are slated for Saturday, Jan. 19 at Medomak Middle School, while the small school division championships will be played, Saturday, Jan. 26 at a site to be determined.
The following is a recap of results from recent contests:
Large school division, boys
Troy Howard 7th 50, Medomak 21
At Waldoboro Jan. 7, the Lions roared out to an early first-quarter lead and the Riverhawks never recovered en route to a 29-point win. Troy Howard led 18-2, 28-13 and 38-21 at the quarter breaks.
Sam Goguen scored 10 points for the visitors, while Tyler Bartlett and Dakota Donlan each added eight; Stan Sturgis and Aaron Fuller, both six; Nathaniel Johnson, four; and Ricky Smith, Grady Doolan, Skylar Perkins and Nick Salvatore, all two.
For Medomak, Colin Fournier netted nine points, while Brent Stewart added five; Josh Goldrup, four; and Jensen Willis, three.
The 'Hawks were 1-of-4 (25 percent) from the charity stripe, while the Lions were 4-of-8 (50 percent).
Troy Howard 8th 55, Oceanside White 52
At Thomaston Jan. 7, the Mariners nearly dug themselves out of an early first-quarter hole, but the Lions held on for a three-point win. Troy Howard led 19-4, 29-16 and 43-31 at the quarter breaks.
Zane Bielenberge netted 22 points to lead Troy Howard, while Garrett Hamlin added 12; Nolan Woods, eight; and Gerard Coward and Tyler MacLeod, both six.
For Oceanside White, Coby Dorr tossed in 18 points, while Max Lombardo and Sammy Atwood each added nine; Zach Davis, eight; Josef Berger, six; and Dave Kurr, two.
The Lions were 6-of-8 (75 percent) from the foul line and the Mariners 4-of-11 (36 percent).
Camden-Rockport 7th 52, Oceanside White 32
At Thomaston Jan. 5, the Schooners and Mariners picked up the offensive pace as the game moved along, with the visitors emerging with a 20-point win. The two squads were knotted 6-6 after the first eight minutes, while CRMS led 16-12 at halftime and 33-19 after three quarters.
Leading the Schooner offense were Will Nickerson (11 points, 4 rebounds, 2 steals), Jesse Fraser (10 points, 2 rebounds, 2 steals), Lucas Boetsch (10 points, 6 rebounds, 2 steal), Noah Erskine (8 points, 4 rebounds, 2 steals), Conrad Crans (4 points, 4 rebounds), Gideon Baeza (4 points), Will Parks (4 points, 2 rebounds) and Marco D’Amato (point).
For Oceanside White, Ruben Martinez netted 13 points, while Anthony Morse added eight; John Curtain, four; Jason Reese, Trevor Lawry and Nick Upham, all two; and Ryan Colson, one.
The Schooners were 10-of-21 (48 percent) from the foul line and the Mariners 2-of-12 (17 percent).
Medomak 8th 57, Camden-Rockport 34
At Camden Jan. 5, the Riverhawks finished the regular season with an 11-1 record on the heels of a 23-point triumph over the host Schooners. Medomak led 12-8, 23-13 and 42-22 at the quarter breaks.
Cale Gee and Maty Moore both scored eight points for the winners, while Patrick White added seven; Jonathan Allard and Cam Allaire, both six; Taylor McLain, Daniel Jones and Zidane McMurrin, all four; and Cam Martin, Nick Grover, Kyle Donlin, Isaac Eutsler and Adam Eutsler, all two.
For Camden, Devin Vangel scored 17 points, while Gavin Boyd added eight; Brandon Debrosky, four; Nate Raye and Wilson McKay, both two; and Seth Young, one.
The 'Hawks netted 2-of-3 (66 percent) from the foul line, while the Schooners were 6-of-11 (54 percent).
Troy Howard 8th 50, Oceanside Blue 39
At Thomaston Jan. 5, the Lions of Belfast roared to an 11-point win over the host Mariners. Troy Howard led 21-2, 30-10 and 35-23 at the quarter breaks.
Garrett Hamlin and Nolan Woods each netted 15 points for the Lions, while Zane Bielenberg added nine; Gerard Coward, four; Matt Howard and Edwin Johnson, both two; and Derek Tyler, Tyler Noyes and Tristan Roberts, all one.
For Oceanside Blue, Mitchell Delfrate scored 10 points, while Gage Robinson added eight; Zack Robinson, six; Jackson Arnsdorf and Martin King, both four; Ryan Lawrence, Sam Townsend and Ian Goff, all two; and Hunter Dinsmore, one.
The Lions were 13-of-28 (46 percent) from the foul line and the Mariners 7-of-10 (70 percent).
Searsport 38, Great Salt Bay 28
At Searsport Jan. 4, the Vikings jumped to a large first-quarter lead and surged to a double-digit win over the visiting Cougars of Damariscotta. Searsport led 17-4, 25-10 and 33-20 at the quarter breaks.
Leading Searsport on offense were Barrett Grant (14 points, 7 rebounds, 4 steals), Ben Powell (8 points, 7 rebounds, 2 steals), Caleb Ackley (6 points, 11 rebounds, 4 steals), Connor Kneeland (4 points, 4 rebounds, steal), Devon Bean (4 points, 3 rebounds) and Liam MacMillan (2 points, 3 rebounds, steal).
For GSB, Riley Cusing netted 10 points, while Jacob Maker added six; Roger Plourde and Trevor Jones, both four; and Tyler Wood and Jon Pinkham, both two.
The Vikings were 2-of-8 (25 percent) from the charity stripe, while the Cougars were 0-of-8.
Camden-Rockport 8th 46, Searsport 44
At Camden Jan. 3, the Schooners avenged a one-point loss to the Vikings earlier in the season with a two-point win of their own. Searsport led 17-14 after the first quarter, while CRMS led 29-25 at halftime and 35-34 after three quarters.
Nate Raye netted 17 points for CRMS, while Devin Vangel added 10; Gavin Boyd, seven; Brandon Debrosky, six; and Wilson McKay and Ryan Shields, both two. The Schooners made 3-of-10 free throws (30 percent).
Searsport was led by Barrett Grant (11 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists), Connor Kneeland (7 points, 2 rebounds, 5 assists, 2 steals), Ben Powell (7 points, 9 rebounds, 2 assists), Liam MacMillan (7 points, 8 rebounds, 5 assists), Caleb Ackley (6 points, 12 rebounds) and Devon Bean (4 points, 2 rebounds), Chris Evans (2 points, 2 rebounds). The Vikings made 3-of-12 free throws (25 percent).
"After beating Camden-Rockport by one point the first time in the final seconds in Searsport, Camden-Rockport returned the favor with a basket with less than 30 seconds to go before holding on for the win," said Viking coach Otis Kneeland.
Large school division, girls
Medomak 7th 31, Troy Howard 29 (2 OTs)
At Waldoboro Jan. 7, the Riverhawks nipped the visiting Lions in a highly competitive contest that took 40 minutes — four 8-minute quarters and two 4-minute overtimes — to get a winner. The two teams were tied 10-10 after the first quarter and 12-12 at halftime, while Medomak held a slim 20-19 lead after three quarters.
Cierra Dyer netted 14 points for the hosts, while Gabby DePatsy added 10; Hallie Kunesh, four; and Nina McGrath, two.
For Troy Howard, Alison Defeo scored nine points, while Emma Mehuren added seven; Madison Hemingway, four; and Gia Davela, one.
The Riverhawks were 1-of-18 (5 percent) from the foul line, while the Lions were 5-of-19 (26 percent).
Camden-Rockport 26, Wiscasset 12
At Wiscasset Jan. 7, the Schooners held the Warrior offense at bay thoughout the game and earned a 14-point win. Camden-Rockport led 7-2, 14-4 and 24-8 at the quarter breaks.
Abbey O'Donal scored seven points for the Schooners, while Megan Gordon added six; Emily Long and Audrey Clement, both four; Katie Heavey and Claire Pierce, both two; and Kesha Lane, one.
For Wiscasset, Arie Mills scored seven points, while Leah Potter and Kennedy Sprague each added two and Cassidy Colby one.
The Schooners were 2-of-5 (40 percent) and the Warriors 2-of-6 (33 percent).
Boothbay 49, Medomak 7th 21
At Boothbay Jan. 4, the Wildcats jumped to an early first-quarter lead and coasted to victory over the Riverhawks. Boothbay led 21-5, 25-11 and 43-15 at the quarter breaks.
Gabby DePatsy netted seven points for MMS, while Hallie Kunesh added five; Cierra Dyer, four; Katie York, three; and Nina McGrath, two.
For Boothbay, Page Brown poured in 25 points, while Elizabeth DiGulian added eight; Summer Chamberlain and Denise Storer, both four; and Sydney Mercier, Madison Gaudette and Jackie Mcloon, all two.
The Riverhawks were 9-of-14 (64 percent) from the foul line, while Boothbay was 1-of-4 (25 percent).
Small school division, girls
Vinalhaven 41, Lincolnville 23
At Lincolnville Jan. 5, the Vikings picked up the offensive pace in the second and third quarters and prevailed over the host Lynx in the teams' regular-season finale. Vinalhaven led 6-3, 17-8 and 32-13 at the quarter breaks.
Hannah Ames netted 10 points for the Vikings, while Gilleyanne Oakes added nine; Bailey Wadleigh, seven; Amber Shane and MaKenzie Young, both four; and Paige Dennison and Ashlyn Littlefield, both three.
For Lincolnville, Kendra Bergelin scored six points, while Tora Decker-Griffith added four; Mya Wiley, three; Brinley Harrison, Ayla Curit and Sarah Schaefer, all two; and Isabelle Lang and Myia Hanson, each one.
The Vikings were 5-of-21 (24 percent) from the foul line, while the Lynx were 7-of-16 (44 percent).
Woolwich 56, Vinalhaven 11
At Woolwich Jan. 4, the islanders were shut out of the scoring column in both the first and fourth quarters, while the Wildcats surged to a 45-point drubbing of the visitors. Woolwich led 16-0, 28-4 and 48-11 at the quarter breaks.
Wadleigh netted six points for the Vikings, while Oakes added three and Doughty two.
For Woolwich, Madeline Suhr scored 26 points, while Brooke McElmann added 12.
The Vikings were 3-of-13 (23 percent) from the foul line and the Wildcats 2-of-2 (100 percent).
Bristol 26, Lincolnville 24
At Lincolnville Jan. 3, the Blue Devils stayed ahead of the host Lynx throughout the and nipped the hosts in a competitive game. Bristol led 9-8, 13-11 and 21-18 at the quarter breaks.
Mya Wiley netted eight points for the Lynx, while Emily Morse and Tora Decker-Griffith each added four; Isabelle Lang and Kendra Bergelin, both three; and Brinley Harrison, two.
For Bristol, Dorothy Hodus netted 18 points, while Khloe Poland added six and Hannah Corson, two.
The Lynx were 6-of-19 (31 percent) from the foul line, while the Blue Devils were 8-of-14 (57 percent).
Hope 51, Jefferson 22
At Hope Jan. 3, the Hawks soared over the visiting Chargers and prevailed by double digits. Hope led 33-5, 33-5 and 47-8 at the quarter breaks.
Mariah Blemaster scored 10 points for the winners, while Kaitlyn Turnbull, Kelsie Merrill and Laticia Billings all added eight; Nicole Brown, six; Kira Barley, four; Bella Merrill, three; and Destiny Powers and Shelby Miller, both two.
Small school division, boys
Vinalhaven 44, Lincolnville 26
At Lincolnville Jan. 5, the Vikings held the host Lynx to single digits in the first half and pulled away in the second to prevail by 18 points. Vinalhaven led 13-4, 25-9 and 34-17 at the quarter breaks.
Keon Arey netted 11 points for the islanders, while Elijah Ames and Cody Hamilton each added 10; Liam Thomas, six; Cole Mills, five; and Isle Blackington, two.
For Lincolnville, Sam Novak netted six points, while Mike Kremin and Avery Grindle each added four; Nicholas Winter and Tyler Gerry, both three; and Andy Pitcairn, Kyle Wood and Peyton Young, all two.
Vinalhaven was 3-of-14 (21 percent) from the foul line, while Lincolnville was 2-of-9 (22 percent).
Vinalhaven 64, Woolwich 56
At Woolwich Jan. 5, the Vikings staved off a late rally by the host Wildcats and prevailed in a highly-competitive contest. Vinalhaven led 18-11 after the first quarter, while Woolwich took a 27-26 lead at halftime. The islanders them went on a 26-12 run to take a 52-39 lead after three quarters.
Hamilton netted 23 points for the winners, while Thomas added 16; Max Stanley, eight; Arey, six; Ames and Blackington, both four; and Mills, three.
For Woolwich, Dakota Freeman poured in 31 points, while Evan Parsons added 15; Tucker Banger, five; Jeremy Thibault, three; and Declan Hall, two.
The Vikings were 10-of-19 (53 percent) from the foul line, while the Wildcats were 15-of-28 (53 percent).
Lincolnville 45, Bristol 41
At Lincolnville Jan. 3, the Lynx outscored the Blue Devils 14-7 in the second quarter and never looked back en route to a four-point win. Bristol led 13-11 after the first eight minutes of play, while the Lynx took a 25-20 lead at halftime and a 34-31 lead after three quarters.
Morgan Mercier scored 11 points for Lincolnville, while Sam Novak added nine; Avery Grindle and Peyton Young each eight; Mike Kremin, five; and Dawson Allen and Nicholas Winter, both two.
For Bristol, Nathan Masters scored 12 points, while Brett McLain added 11; Josh Crabtree and Austin Bouchard, both six; Nate Simmons, four; and Zach Gamage, two.
The Lynx were 2-of-10 (20 percent) from the foul line, while the Blue Devils were 7-of-12 (58 percent)
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