High school basketball

Morse, Stone-Patterson compete in McDonald's Games

Bonny Eagle's Dustin Cole, McAuley's Allie Clement Mr./Miss Maine Basketball
By Staff | Mar 10, 2014

Bangor — The 2014 Maine McDonald's High School Senior All-Star Basketball Games wrapped up Saturday, March 8 at Husson University, an event that officially ended the high school hoop season/careers for selected seniors.

The weekend began with the awards banquet on Friday, March 7, where Dustin Cole of Bonny Eagle of Standish and Allie Clement of Catherine McAuley of Portland were named Mr. and Miss Maine Basketball, respectively.

On Saturday, March, 8, eight teams took the floor for four games, including Oceanside's Isaiah Stone-Patterson and Camden Hills' Colin Morse, both of whom played on the East squad in the A/B boys game.

The A/B West boys squad defeated A/B East 143-113, while the A/B West girls also prevailed 83-44 over A/B East.

The top scorer in the boys game was Hampden Academy's Zach Gilpin with 26 points, while Hermon's Tyler Thayer added 20 for the East. Jayvon Pitts-Young of Portland and Jake Moody of Wells both scored 20 for the West.

The top scorer for the girls game was Nokomis' Anna MacKenzie with 10 points, while Mount Desert Island's Hannah Shaw added seven for the East. Clement scored 21 points, while Lake Region's Tiana-Jo Carter added 16 for the West.

Additionally, the C/D East boys squad defeated C/D West 113-105, while the C/D East girls squad also prevailed 73-68 over C/D West.

The top scorer in the boys game was Van Buren's Jacob Rioux with 25 points, while Lee Academy's Cherif Fall added 20 for the East. Hyde School's Warsame Mohamed scored 27 points, while Old Orchard Beach's Joey Gildard tallied 24 for the West.

The top scorer for the girls game was Stearns' Raychel Alley with 17 points and Van Buren's Parise Rossignol with 13 for the East. Valley's Teagen Lawyerson scored 12 points, while St. Dominic Academy's Kelly Pomerleau added 10 for the West.

Morse, who scored 12 points in the A/B boys game, said he enjoyed the experience.

“It was honestly just a lot of fun,” he said. “I know a lot of those guys and it was fun playing with [them] and against them again.”

Stone-Patterson, who had one point in his game, also was a candidate for Mr. Maine Basketball.

Chandler Crans of Camden Hills also was selected to the state's All-Academic team.

Gary Melmed of Old Town won the boys free-throw shooting title after netting 47-of-50 attempts and bested Seth McFarland of Gardiner in a 10-shot shootout. Emily Keene of Spruce Mountain won the girls free-throw shooting title after netting 43-of-50 attempts.

Nick Burton of Falmouth also won the slam dunk competition, while Clement won the girls 3-point shootout, netting 10 attempts.

The 2014 all-star game marked McDonald’s 26th consecutive year as lead sponsor of the event. Net proceeds from the games benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC) of Maine. Last year’s all-star weekend raised more than $26,500 for the Charities. RMHC of Maine is a non-profit organization whose goal is to help Maine children and families lead happier, healthier and more productive lives. Since its founding in 1989, RMHC of Maine has granted more than $2 million to local children’s programs.

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