First week of WFBC men's basketball playoffs in booksDivision I, II and III squads battle on court for right to move on
Waldoboro — The regular season is in the books for the Waldoboro First Baptist Church Men's Basketball League and the single-elimination playoffs — as well as the quest for coveted championships — has begun.
The playoffs began Monday, Feb. 25 and will take two weeks to complete, culminating in the league championship games on Monday, March 11.
The championship night will begin with a 3-point contest at 6 p.m., followed by the Division III championship game at 6:30 p.m., the Division II championship game at 7:30 p.m. and the Division I championship game at 8:30 p.m.
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The league has 19 teams across the three divisions, with games played in the church gymnasium next to Moody's Diner in Waldoboro.
The final league standings in each division and the playoff pairings/results include:
Final standings — Ship City, Leighton Associates, YMCA, Free Press, Scrubs, Kay Construction and Destiny.
On Thursday, Feb. 28, No. 2 Leighton beat No. 7 Destiny 63-58, No. 6 Kay Construction bested No. 3 YMCA 62-55 and No. 5 Scrubs beat No. 4 Free Press (score unavailable). No. 1 Ship City received a bye.
On Thursday, March 7, No. 1 Ship City will play No. 5 Scrubs at 6:30 p.m. and No. 2 Leighton will play No. 6 Kay Construction at 7:30 p.m.
In Kay's win, K. Reed scored 14 points; M. Kay, 13; D. Wilgus, 11; A.J. Staples, nine; C. Seavey, seven; C. Kenniston, six; and T. Snyder, one. The team made three 3-pointers. For YMCA, B. Nichols scored 19 points; S. Williams, 13; D. Prior, 10; D. Frost, eight; J. Bagley, four; and D. Williams, two. The team netted six 3-pointers.
In Leighton's win, W. Hardwick tallied 17 points; B. Stover, 14; C. Benner, eight; T. Stover and M. Leighton, both seven; B. Teel, six; and B. Deetjen, four. The team made four 3-pointers. For Destiny, G. Alley and N. Case both scored 19 points; J. Feener, eight; A. Mauro and B. Colly, both five; and J. Rice, two. The team made four treys.
Final standings — Warriors, Denman Builders, Laurel Wood Floors, Insanity, Midcoast Masonry and Lincoln County Weekly.
On Tuesdy, Feb. 26, No. 3 Laurel beat No. 6 LCN 64-57 and No. 4 Insanity beat No. 5 Midcoast Masonary 62-44. On Tuesday, March 5, No. 3 Laurel will play No. 1 Warriors at 6:30 p.m. and No. 4 Insanity will play No. 2 Denman Builders at 7:30 p.m.
In Laurel's win, Jon Teel scored 20 ppoints; Jeremy Reynolds, 13; Jim Havener, 10; Zach Brown, six; Doug Anderson, five; Jonah Cronkite, four; and Anthony Lufkin, three. The team drilled six 3-pointers. For LCN, J.W. Oliver scored 13 points; Joey Hopkins, 12; Nate Junkert, seven; David Lee, five; and Bryce Anderson, four. The squad netted two 3-pointers.
In Insanity's win, Stephen Benner and Max Niles both tallied 15 points; Josh Bennett, 10; Erik Carlson, seven; Andrew Bonarrigo, six; Jeff Curtis, five; Chris Gamage, two; and Dan Gargan, one. The team connected on six 3-pointers. For Midcoast, Brandon Staples tallied 14 points; Paul Belcher, 13; Sam Schmonsees, seven; Dante Ravelli, five; and Russell Wood, three. The squad made five 3-pointers.
Final standings — Teludyn, Lanphere & Sons, Borealis Breads, Friendship, Cornerstone and Realtree.
On Monday, Feb. 25, No. 3 Borealis Breads beat No. 6 Realtree 72-36 and No. 5 Cornerstone beat No. 4 Friendship 45-38. On Monday, March 4, No. 3 Borealis Breads will play No. 1 Teludyne Tech at 6:30 p.m. and No. 5 Cornerstone will play No. 2 Lanphere & Sons at 7:30 p.m.
In Cornerstone's win, Isaac Bruno tallied 17 points; Nate Forsman, 10; Allen Beck and Matt Migliore, both eight; and Joe Baum, two. The team made four 3-pointers. For Friendship, Jake Lee scored 14 points; Isaac Lash, 12; Logan Rackliff, five; Todd Farley, four; and Buddy Simmons, three.
In Borealis' win, Will Bleakley netted 23 points; Mike Riley and B. Schaff, both 15; Ethan Fink, nine; Jeff Hurd, seven; and Eric Lee, one. The team made four 3-pointers. For Realtree, which netted six treys, Ryan Booker sank 17 points; Brandon Roberts, seven; and Brandon Grubbs, Anthony Bosworth and Trevor Nelson, all four.
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