Vinalhaven, Woolwich to battle for small school titles
Camden — The Busline League middle school small school division basketball championships on Saturday, Jan. 26 will feature the top two teams in the boys and girls divisions, with student-athletes from Vinalhaven and Woolwich to be well represented.
The No. 2 Vinalhaven girls (11-1) will square off against No. 1 Woolwich (12-0), while the No. 1 Vinalhaven boys (12-0) will square off against No. 2 Woolwich (11-1) for their respective championship crowns.
Both games will be Saturday, Jan. 26 at Camden-Rockport Middle School, with the girls game slated for noon and the boys game at 2 p.m.
The Vinalhaven girls defeated No. 7 South Bristol and No. 3 Bristol Blue to advance to the final, while the Woolwich girls beat No. 8 Appleton and No. 4 Hope to advance.
The Vinalhaven boys defeated No. 8 Jefferson and No. 4 Appleton to advance to the final, while the Woolwich boys beat No. 7. Bristol White and No. 3 Nobleboro to advance.
The following is a recap of reported results from small school semifinal contests:
No. 1 Vinalhaven 58, No. 4 Appleton 34
At Vinalhaven Jan. 22, the Vikings advanced to the league championship with a 24-point victory over the Wildcats. The islanders led 8-5, 22-15 and 32-25 at the quarter breaks.
Cody Hamilton tossed in 22 points for the winners, while Liam Thomas added 15; Keon Arey, 10; Elijah Ames, six; and Max Stanley, five.
For Appleton, Owen Hilt netted 12 points, while Morgan Ford added eight; Jack Moody, six; Kabien Gardner, three; Ethan Ford and Nick Cammalleri, both two; and Dylan Taylor, one.
The Vikings were 3-of-4 (75 percent) from the foul line, while the Wildcats were 3-of-6 (50 percent).
No. 2 Vinalhaven 41, No. 3 Bristol Blue 27
At VInalhaven Jan. 22, the Vikings went on a 16-4 run in the third quarter and surged onto the final with a 14-point victory. Bristol Blue led 12-7 after the first quarter and 18-15 at halftime, while the islanders took a 31-22 lead after three quarters.
Bailey Wadleigh poured in 19 points for Vinalhaven, while Gilleyanne Davis-Oakes added 16; Deja Doughty, four; and Kameron Cluss, two.
For Bristol Blue, Dorothy Hodus netted 10 points, while Khloe Poland added nine and Kate Organ six.
The Vikings were 5-of-18 (28 percent) from the foul line, while the Blue Devils were 1-of-4 (25 percent).
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