Middle school basketball

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By Staff | Jan 10, 2019
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The Busline League middle school basketball seasons — large and small school divisions — continued to press on at a rapid pace of late, with the postseason only a few short weeks away.

The large school division, which includes seventh- and eighth-grade boys and girls teams, includes Oceanside of Thomaston, Camden-Rockport, Medomak of Waldoboro, Troy Howard of Belfast, Boothbay Region and Great Salt Bay of Damariscotta.

The small school division, which includes North and South regions and has girls and boys teams, includes Hope, Appleton, Lincolnville, North Haven, Vinalhaven, Islesboro, Searsport, St. George, Bristol, Woolwich, Wiscasset, Jefferson, Nobleboro and Edna Drinkwater School of Northport.

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The large school playoffs begin Jan. 22, with the championships on Jan. 26 at Medomak Middle School.

The small school playoffs begin Jan. 28, with the league championships on Feb. 9, venue to be determined.

Coaches can report results to Courier Publications/VillageSoup by emailing game information or by sending photos, taken by a smartphone, of the home and away books, to sports@courierpublicationsllc.com. Results also can be reported by calling 594-4401, extension 116.

The following is a recap of recently-reported results:

Boys basketball

Oceanside 8th 57, Camden-Rockport 28

At Camden Jan. 7, the Mariners remained unbeaten with a triumph over the Schooners. Oceanside led 12-5, 22-15 and 34-22 at the quarter breaks.

Alex Bartlett led Oceanside with a 13-point effort, while Hayden Jacques added nine; Logan Brazier, Isaiah Meklin and Alex Collins, six; Rhys Jones, five; and Jason Leclerc and Noah Burns, four.

Will Smith scored 11 points for Camden-Rockport, while Quincy Messer added 10; Owen Berez, four; and Lucas Moody, three.

Oceanside 7th 88, Camden-Rockport 40

At Thomaston Jan. 7, the Mariners continued their winning ways and sunk the Schooners.

Carter Galley scored 19 points for Oceanside, while Cohen Galley and Ben Tripp added 15; Landyn Benner and Larry Robbins, 10; and Logan Meklin, Maddox Robishaw, Nate Thompson and Joey Bell four.

St. George 70, Bristol 28

At Tenants Harbor Jan. 7, the Dragons bested the Blue Devils. St. George led 12-6, 35-14 and 64-20 at the quarter breaks.

Zeke Miller poured in 27 points for St. George, while Dylan Benner added 12; Colby Hooper, 10; Jack Elwell, eight; Bryson Mattox, three; and Nathan Illiffe, James Cody, Gregg Murray, Connor Curtis and Thomas White, two.

Jacob Masters led Bristol with 10 points, while Braxton Crockett and Aidan Bryant added seven and Ashton Seiders and Brandon Kelsey two.

Both teams were 6-of-8 (75 percent) from the foul line.

St. George 50, Bristol 12

At Tenants Harbor Jan. 7, the Dragons defended their lair with a win over the Blue Devils. St. George led 12-2, 21-6 and 34-9 at the quarter breaks.

Brooke Hoppe poured in 27 points for the Dragons, while Maggie Gill added eight; Mya Simmons, six; Gwen Miller, four; Brennah Morris and Madison Barbour, two; and Hannah Leavitt, one.

Nicole Hammond scored nine points for the Blue Devils, while Serena Foster added two and Samantha Rice one.

St. George was 2-of-9 from the foul line, while Bristol was 2-of-7.

Oceanside 8th 48, Troy Howard 40

At Thomaston Jan. 3, the Mariners netted an eight-point win over the Lions. Troy Howard led 14-8 after the first quarter, while Oceanside led 18-17 at halftime and 35-32 after three quarters.

Hayden Jacques scored 15 points for Oceanside, while Alex Bartlett added 13; Alex Collins, seven; Noah Burns and Logan Brazier, four; Ian Erskine and Andrew Gehouskey, two; and Jason Leclerc, one.

Liam McConnell scored 19 points for Troy Howard, while Pat McConnell added eight; Eli Slaughter, K.J. Payson and Casey Balicki, four; and Hagen Chase, one.

Medomak 7th 44, Great Salt Bay 16

At Waldoboro Jan. 3, the Riverhawks made quick work of the visiting Cougars. Medomak led 12-1, 29-1 and 31-9 at the quarter breaks.

Kory Donlin scored 10 points for the winners, while Aaron Reed added eight; Conner Benner, Kolby Staples, Zan Nguyen and Finn Kelly, four; and Slavick Moody, Isaiah Orner, Landon Tapley, Nelson Weeks and Sam Moody, two.

Tyson Ball scored seven points for Great Salt Bay, while Gabe Hanley added five and Kellen Adickes and Conner Parson two.

Medomak 8th 77, Great Salt Bay 40

At Damariscotta Jan. 3, the Riverhawks soared past the Cougars. Medomak led 20-15, 38-24 and 55-32 at the quarter breaks.

Blake Morrison scored 16 points for the winners, while Matthew Holbrook added 11; Will Cheesman and Finn Parmalee, eight; Hayden Staples, Isaac Simmons and Jaiden Starr, six; Kevin Sincyr and Tucker Holgerson, four; and Gaitlin Bedenick, Noah Lawrence, Wyatt Simmons and Devon Secotte, two.

Jack Duncan scored 20 points for Great Salt Bay, while Gabe Hagar added nine; Lucas Houghton, eight; and Carson Hallowell, five.

Oceanside 7th 73, Troy Howard 24

At Belfast Jan. 3, the Mariners sailed past the Lions. Oceanside led 25-4, 34-17 and 58-21 at the quarter breaks.

Carter Galley scored 12 points for Oceanside, while Cohen Galley added 11; Ben Tripp, 10; Logan Meklin and Nathaniel Thompson, eight; Larry Robbins, six; Landyn Benner, Taygan McAllister and Blaine Poland, four; and Joey Bell, Maddox Robishaw and Zach Higgins, two.

Ethan Abbott scored seven points for the Lions, while Ben Osbourne added five; Cole Clark, four; and Jacob Lindelof, Sam Duvall, Kaiden Grotton and Gary Gale, two.

The Mariners were 7-of-12 from the foul line, while the Lions were 10-of-20.

St. George 58, Jefferson 34

At Jefferson Jan. 3, the Dragons upended the Chargers. St. George led 15-10, 35-16 and 49-23 at the quarter breaks.

Jack Elwell scored 21 points for St. George, while Zeke Miller added 17; Nathan Illiffe, seven; Colby Hooper, five; and Dylan Benner and Conner Curtis, four.

Timber Pallin scored 16 points for Jefferson, while Hayden Trussell added six; Sam Chapman and Jacob Campbell, five; and Blake Grady, two.

The Dragons were 7-of-10 from the foul line, while the Chargers were 2-of-16.

Searsport 42, Hope 21

At Searsport Jan. 2, the Vikings doubled up the Hawks. Searsport led 8-7, 14-11 and 31-11 at the quarter breaks.

Gage Ellis scored 16 points for Searsport, while Tim Smith added nine; Ryan Ordelt, six; Ashton Ellis, five; Cole Ellis, four; and Charlie Lewis, two.

Miles Spear scored seven points for Hope, while Ben Tohanczyn added five; Hunter Fields, four; Dominic Robert and Colby Anderson, two; and Lincoln Wight, one.

The Vikings were 1-of-2 (50 percent) from the foul line, while the Hawks were 4-of-14 (29 percent).

Camden-Rockport 8th 52, Troy Howard 49

At Camden Dec. 20, the Schooners edged out the Lions. Camden-Rockport led 15-8, 30-16 and 52-34 at the quarter breaks.

Will Duke scored 19 points for Camden-Rockport, while Owen Reynolds added 18; Griffin Spear, five; Karl Hokkanen, four; and Alex Todd, August Krause and Miles Murray, two.

Oceanside 8th 64, Great Salt Bay 3

At Damariscotta Dec. 20, the Mariners walloped the host Cougars.

Ben Tripp led Oceanside with 12 points, while Karry Robbins, Taygan McAllister and Landon Benner each added 10; Cohen Galley, seven; Maddox Robishaw, Nate Thompson and Blaine Poland, five; and Hunter Shook and Joey Bell, three.

Medomak 7th 47, Troy Howard 40

At Waldoboro Dec. 19, the Riverhawks erased an early deficit and bested the Lions. Troy Howard led 16-5 after the first quarter and 25-15 at halftime, while Medomak took a 34-29 lead after three quarters.

Kory Donlin pumped in 17 points to lead the ‘Hawks, while Zan Nguyen added 12; Landon Trask, eight; Nelson Weeks, four; and Sam Moody, Aaron Reed and Finn Kelly, two.

Ben Osbourne scored 11 points for Troy Howard, while Curtis Littlefield added seven; Cole Castro, Ethan Abbot and Jacob Lindelof, five; Eli Veilleux, four; Kaden Nickerson, two; and Clark Cole, one.

Camden-Rockport 7th 61, Great Salt Bay 32

At Damariscotta Dec. 19, the Schooners sailed past the Cougars. Camden-Rockport led 19-8, 33-18 and 57-24 at the quarter breaks.

Owen Reynolds led Camden-Rockport with 16 points, while Will Duke added 14; Alex Todd, 10; Griffin Spear, eight; August Knause, Miles Murray, four; and Karl Hokkanen, two.

Tyson Ball led GSB with 18 points, while Kellen Adickes and Conner Parson added four and Jasper Farnya and Cole Griffith two.

The Schooners were 3-of-6 (50 percent) from the foul line, while the Cougars were 2-of-2 (100 percent).

St. George 64, Nobleboro 57

At Nobleboro Dec. 19, the Dragons bested the Lions. Nobleboro led 15-11 after the first quarter, while St. George led 28-23 at halftime and 49-30 after three quarters.

Jack Elwell scored 26 points for St. George, while Zeke Benner added 21; Colby Hooper, eight; Nathan Illiffe, five; and Dylan Benner, two.

A.J. Giberson scored 20 points for Nobleboro, while Ivan Coffin added 18; Tucker Stiles, 13; Chase Coffin, four; and Maxen Lucas, two.

The Dragons were 9-of-18 from the foul line, while the Lions were 2-of-10.

Medomak 8th 56, Boothbay 22

At Waldoboro Dec. 17, the Riverhawks soared past the Wildcats. Medomak leads 17-3, 27-9 and 40-19 at the quarter breaks.

Blake Morrison led Medomak with 10 points, while Will Cheesman added nine; Kevin Sincyr, eight; Hayden Staples, seven; Devon Secotte, four; Tucker Holgerson, Gaitlin Bedenik, Jaiden Starr and Matt Holbrook, three; and Wyatt Simmons and Gavin Clark, two.

Griffin Kristan scored six points for Boothbay, while Kayden Ames added five; Hamilton Barclay, three; Dylan Plummer, Drew Meader and Luke Morley, two; and Finn Harkins and Conner Wenners, one.

Girls basketball

Medomak 8th 54, Boothbay 39

At Boothbay Jan. 7, the Riverhawks emerged victorious over the Riverhawks.

Madi Simmons led Medomak with 18 points, while Quinn Overlock added 17; Emily Prock, nine; Addison McCormick, eight; and Chelsea Sykes, two.

K Hibbard scored 20 points for Boothbay, while M Gentry added 13 and A Barter and A Bennett two.

Medomak 8th 45, Great Salt Bay 41

At Damariscotta Jan. 3, the Riverhawks soared to a four-point win over the Cougars.

Madi Simmons scored 15 points for Medomak, while Addison McCormick added 13; Quinn Overlock, 11; Chelsea Sykes, four; and Emily Prock, two.

For Great Salt Bay, Maya Cannon scored 17 points, while Katherine McKenney added 11; Annie Peaslee, nine; and Baylie Anastasio and Marley Storer two.

St. George 44, Jefferson 13

At Jefferson Jan. 3, the Dragons emerged victorious over the Chargers. The two squads were tied 5-5 at the end of the first quarter, while St. George led 19-8 at halftime and 36-13 after three quarters.

Brennah Morris scored 12 points for St. George, while Brooke Hoppe added nine; Mya Simmons and Maggie Gill, six; Maggie Gill and Ella Wirkala, four; Hannah Leavitt, three.

Emily Lawyerson scored six points for Jefferson, while Celine Doucette added four; Lilly Powell, two; and Sadie Bryant, one.

The Dragons were 9-of-20 from the foul line, while the Chargers were 5-of-13.

Medomak 7th 40, Great Salt Bay 6

At Waldoboro Jan. 3, the hosts held the Cougars scoreless throughout the first half and surged past the visitors. Medomak led 13-0, 25-0 and 36-2 at the quarter breaks.

Sara Nelson scored 13 points for Medomak, while Eliza Luce added nine; Melissa Fogg, six; Kaylee Kurr and Eilee Stelzer, four; and Kylie Blake and Haley Puchalski, two.

Bella Bodmer scored six points for Great Salt Bay.

Oceanside 8th 70, Great Salt Bay 30

At Damariscotta Dec. 20, the Mariners went on the offensive and surged past the Cougars. Great Salt Bay led 12-2, 33-7 and 48-18 at the quarter breaks.

Audrey Mackie scored 22 points for Oceanside, while Emily Sykes and Bella Stasulis added 10; Abby Waterman, nine; Grace Van Buskirk, six; Abby Hersey and Searra Hansen, four; Michaela Smith, three; and Alydia Hatch, two.

Maya Cannon scored 12 points for Great Salt Bay, while Baylee Anistasio, Allie Peaslee and Mary Genthner added four and Reegan Duncan, Marley Storer and Katherine McKenney two.

The Mariners were 5-of-11 (45 percent) from the foul line, while the Cougars were 2-of-6 (33 percent).

St. George 47, Nobleboro 10

At Nobleboro Dec. 19, the Dragons bested the Lions. St. George led 6-0, 19-4 and 31-6 at the quarter breaks.

Maggie Gill scored 22 points for the Dragons, while Mya Simmons added seven; Hannah Leavitt, six; and Gwen Miller, Brooke Hoppe and Brennah Norris, four.

Ashley Campbell scored six points for the Lions, while Chantel Maskell and Maddy Ward added two.

The Dragons were 3-of-11 from the foul line, while the Lions were 0-of-2.

Medomak 7th 38, Camden-Rockport 21

At Waldoboro Dec. 18, the Riverhawks emerged victorious over the Schooners. Medomak led 13-2, 18-8 and 30-16 at the quarter breaks.

Eliza Luce and Sara Nelson each scored 12 points for Medomak, while Olivia Pelkey added eight and Melissa Fogg six.

Maddie Deans scored 12 points for Troy Howard, while Ava Markham added four; Audri Goodwin and Cloey Smith, two; and Danica Gray, one.

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