Busline League basketball

Having a ball: Middle school court athletes hoop it up

Tons of photos feature Appleton, Oceanside, Searsport, Hope, Lincolnville, Medomak Valley
By Staff | Dec 16, 2018
Photo by: Mark Haskell

Busline League middle school basketball seasons tipped off on Monday, Dec. 3, with Midcoast teams in the large and small school divisions in action every few days on the hardwood.

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 includesNorth 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 reported results:

Boys

Medomak 8th 53, Camden-Rockport 30

At Camden Dec. 12, the Riverhawks remained unbeaten with a lopsided win over the Schooners. Medomak led 23-6, 34-11 and 42-24 at the quarter breaks.

Kevin Sincyr led Medomak with 13 points, while Matt Holbrook added eight; Will Cheesman, seven; Gaitlin Bedenik, five; Blake Morrison and Finn Parmalee, four; Gavin Clark and Jaiden Starr, three; and Hayden Staples, Wyatt Simmons and Ivan Murphy, two.

Quincy Messer scored 10 points for Camden-Rockport, while Will Smith added nine; Lucas Moody, five; Cameron Brown, three; Liam O’Dwyer, two; and Owen Berez, one.

Medomak 7th 42, Camden-Rockport 39

At Waldoboro Dec. 12, the Riverhawks edged out the visiting Schooners. Medomak led 8-5 after the first quarter, while Camden-Rockport led 25-12 at halftime. The Riverhawks then took a 34-30 lead after three quarters.

Zan Nguyen scored 14 points to lead the hosts, while Nelson Weeks added 10; Connor Benner, Kory Donlin, Landon Trask and Finn Kelly four.

Owen Reynolds scored 11 points for the visitors, while Alex Todd and Miles Murray added six; Will Duke, five; and August Krause, four.

Oceanside 7th 73, Troy Howard 21

At Belfast Dec. 12, the Mariners netted their second lopsided win in three days, this time over the Lions.

Leading the Oceanside offense was Carter Galley (21 points), Larry Robbins (12 points), Ben Tripp (6 points), Landyn Benner (6 points), Logan Meklin (6 points), Nate Thompson (5 points) and Cohen Galley (15 points).

Oceanside 7th 86, Great Salt Bay 12

At Thomaston Dec. 10, the Mariners sailed to a lopsided win over the Cougars.

Leading the Oceanside offense was Nate Thompson (14 points, 6 rebounds), Landyn Benner (12 points, 4 assists), Joey Bell (10 points, 2 rebounds), Maddox Robishaw (8 points), Larry Robbins (8 points), Ben Tripp (8 points), Taygan McAllister (8 points), Carter Galley (6 points) and Logan Meklin (6 points).

Oceanside 8th 60, Boothbay 38

At Boothbay Dec. 10, the Mariners had no trouble with the host Wildcats and sailed to victory. Oceanside led 24-6, 36-18 and 49-28 at the quarter breaks.

Alex Collins led Oceanside with 14 points, while Isaiah Meklin and Jason Leclerc added 11; Hayden Jacques, eight; Rhys Jones, six; Logan Brazier, five; Alex Bartlett, three; and Duncan Natale and Ian Erskine, one.

Kayden Ames led Boothbay with 15 points, while Hamilton Barclay, Gryffin Kristan and Drew Meader added five and Ryan Amaral, Dylan Plummer and Finn Harkins two.

Medomak 7th 48, Troy Howard 20

At Waldoboro Dec. 10, the Riverhawks soared past the Lions. Medomak led 12-4, 28-16 and 41-18 at the quarter breaks.

Kory Donlin scored 15 points for Medomak, while Zan Nguyen added 14; Aaron Reed, nine; Finn Kelly, six; Nelson Weeks, two; and Sam Moody and Landon Trask, one.

Eli Veileux and Gary Gale each scored four points for Troy Howard, while Cole Castro, Sam Duvall, Ethan Abbott, Ben Osbourne, Ben Allen and Curtis Littlefield added two.

Medomak 8th 52, Troy Howard 46

At Belfast Dec. 10, the Riverhawks emerged with a win over the Lions in a tightly-contested game. Medomak led 16-15, 20-18 and 34-33 at the quarter breaks.

Kevin Sincyr scored 27 points to lead Medomak, while Blake Morrison added 10; Finn Parmalee, five; Will Cheesman, four; and Hayden Staples, Wyatt Simmons and Matt Holbrook, two.

Liam McConnell scored 19 points for Troy Howard, while Pat McConnell added 17; James Ritter and Jerry Porter, three; and Casey Balicki, two.

Oceanside 7th 71, Camden-Rockport 37

At Camden Dec. 7, the Mariners went on the offensive in a big way and sailed past the Schooners. Oceanside led 26-5, 44-10 and 60-17 at the quarter breaks.

Landyn Benner and Cohen Galley scored 11 points to lead Oceanside, while Cohen Galley and Ben Tripp added 10; Larry Robbins, eight; Nathaniel Thompson, six; Taygan McAllister, four; and Joey Bell, two.

Owen Reynolds scored 18 points for Camden-Rockport, while Will Duke added six; Miles Murray, Karl Hokkanen and August Krause, four; and Alex Todd, three.

Appleton 40, Searsport 28

At Searsport Dec. 5, the Wildcats pulled away in the second half and defeated the Vikings. The two squads were tied 6-6 at the end of the first quarter, while Appleton led 16-15 at halftime and 27-19 after three quarters.

Logan Odone led Appleton with 15 points, while Ian Dionne added 10; Jonathan Davis and Caden Gurney, six; Taber Twitchell, two; and Mason Lanphere, one.

Gage Ellis led Searsport with 11 points, while Tim Smith added six; Isaac Kimball, five; Cole Ellis, four; and Ashton Ellis, two.

The Wildcats were 2-of-9 (22 percent) from the foul line, while the Vikings were 2-of-2 (100 percent).

Medomak 8th 60, Great Salt Bay 24

At Waldoboro Dec. 5, the hosts distanced themselves from the visitors early and emerged with a lopsided win. Medomak led 18-8, 34-10 and 51-18 at the quarter breaks.

Blake Morrison scored 10 points for Medomak, while Finn Parmalee and Devon Secotte added six; Kevin Sincyr and Matt Holbrook, five; Tucker Holgerson, Will Cheesman and Wyatt Simmons, four; Isaac Simmons, three; Gavin Clark, Jaiden Starr and Ivan Murphy, two.

Nolan Gilbert scored 10 points for Great Salt Bay, while Jack Duncan added nine and Isaac Thompson and Lucas Houghton two.

Lincolnville 59, Drinkwater 28

At Lincolnville Dec. 5, the Lynx netted a win over the visitors. Lincolnville led 13-12 after the first quarter, 37-16 at halftime and 52-22 after three quarters.

Avery Laite scored 17 points to lead the winners, while Jack Edgar added 11; Jordan Peasley, 10; Hayden Davis, six; Avery Left and Matthew Mitchell, four; Jackson O’Donal, Bryce Curtis and Sage Burgess, two; and Canyon Palise, one.

Pete Lovejoy scored 10 points for Drinkwater, while Elias Higgins added nine and Ranger Williams five.

The hosts were 7-of-14 (50 percent) from the foul line, while the visitors were 2-of-9 (22 percent).

Troy Howard 8th 63, Camden-Rockport 50

At Camden Dec. 5, the Lions held the Schooners at bay throughout the four quarter affair and emerged victorious. Troy Howard led 14-12, 31-29 and 45-39 at the quarter breaks.

Quincy Messer led Camden-Rockport with 23 points, while Will Smith added 12; Lucas Moody, eight; Cam Brown, four; Owen Berez, two; and Liam O’Dwyer, one.

Patrick McConnell and Casey Balicki each scored 16 points for Troy Howard, while James (first name unavailable) added 11; Liam McConnell, eight; Jerry Porter and Zeke Slaughter, four; Holden Nichols and Eli Slaughter, two; and K.J. Payson, one.

The Schooners were 8-of-18 (44 percent) from the foul line, while the Lions were 11-of-19 (58 percent).

Troy Howard 7th 48, Camden-Rockport 36

At Belfast Dec. 5, the Lions prowled past the Schooners.

Ben Osbourne scored 17 points for Troy Howard, while Eli Veilleux added 12; Curtis Littlefield and Jacob Lindelof, four; Cole Castro, Ethan Abbott, Garry Gale and Kaiden G, two; and Sam Duvall, one.

Owen Reynolds scored 15 points for Camden-Rockport, while Will Duke added 13 and Griffin Spear, Miles Murray, Karl Hokkanen and August Krause, two.

The Lions were 4-of-14 (29 percent) from the foul line, while the Schooners were 4-of-12 (33 percent).

Medomak 7th 48, Great Salt Bay 15

At Damariscotta Dec. 5, the Riverhawks soared to their first win of the young campaign. Medomak led 15-2, 31-6 and 38-11 at the quarter breaks.

Zan Nguyen scored 18 points for Medomak, while Connor Benner added nine; Slavick Moody, six; Landon Trask, five; Landon Tapley and Aaron Reed, four; and Sam Moody and Sebastian Smith, two.

Sean Cushing scored five points for GSB, while Jordan Blank, Jasper Furnyl, Conner Parson, Tyler Donahue and Cole Griffin each added two.

Oceanside 8th 63, Medomak 55

At Thomaston Dec. 3, the Mariners edged out the Riverhawks by an eight-point margin. Oceanside led 10-5, 25-24 and 39-38 at the quarter breaks.

Alex Bartlett scored 17 points for Oceanside, while Isaiah Meklin added 16; Alex Collins, 11; Hayden Jacques, eight; Jason Leclerc, five; and Rhys Jones, four.

Kevin Sincyr scored 17 points for Medomak, while Finn Parmalee added 12; Will Cheesman, nine; Blake Morrison, six; Matthew Holbrook, five; Gavin Clark, three; Gaitlin Bedinek, two; and Wyatt Simmons, one.

Oceanside 7th 66, Medomak 35

At Waldoboro Dec. 3, the Mariners netted a lopsided win over the Riverhawks. Oceanside led 25-3, 45-13 and 55-26 at the quarter breaks.

Cohen Galley scored 21 points for Oceanside, while Landyn Benner added 11; Carter Galley, eight; Larry Robbins, seven; Hunter Shook, six; Ben Tripp and Joey Bel, four; Taygan McAllister, three; and Thompson, two.

Zan Nguyen scored 16 points for Medomak, while Aaron Reed added nine; Austin Costa, Nelson Weeks, Sam Moody and Finn Kenny, two; and Slavick Moody and Landon Tapley, one.

Camden-Rockport 8th 51, Boothbay 36

At Camden Dec. 3, the Schooners netted a 15-point win over the Wildcats. Camden-Rockport led 37-13 at halftime.

Leading the Schooner offense was Owen Berez with 14 points, while Quincy Messer added 13 and Cameron Brown 11.

Kayden Ames scored 18 points for Boothbay, while Griffin Kristan added six.

Girls

Medomak 8th 38, Camden-Rockport 27

At Camden Dec. 12, the Riverhawks emerged victorious over the Schooners.

Rachel Readinger, Chelsea Sykes and Madi Simmons scored five points for Medomak, while Quinn Overlock and Addison McCormick added four and Trishelle Anes and Emily Prock two.

Ella G scored 10 points for Camden-Rockport, while Hannah C added six; Gabby G, five; Molly H and Addison C, four; Kayla P, three; and Lauren H, Molly S and Mae D, two.

Medomak 7th 27, Camden-Rockport 16

At Waldoboro Dec. 12, the Riverhawks pounced on the Schooners early and soared the victory. Medomak led 7-0, 13-2 and 23-4 at the quarter breaks.

Sara Nelson scored 18 points for Medomak, while Eliza Luce added five and Kylie Blake and Haley Puchalski two.

Amelia Johnson scored eight points for Camden-Rockport, while Lilly Martin added four and Lana Masengale and Brenna Mackey two.

Medomak 7th 35, Troy Howard 18

At Waldoboro Dec. 10, the Riverhawks rose to the occasion with a win over the visitors. Medomak led 15-0, 19-8 and 31-8 at the quarter breaks.

Eliza Luce scored 14 points for Medomak, while Olivia Pelkey added eight; Haley Puchalski, five; and Kaylee Kurr and Sara Nelson, four.

Audri Goodwin scored six points for Troy Howard, while Maddie Deans added four and Danica Gray, Breanna Shorey, Ava Markham and Kaelynn Beeton two.

Medomak 8th 27, Troy Howard 21

At Belfast Dec. 10, the Riverhawks emerged with a six-point win over the Lions.

Madi Simmons led Medomak with 10 points, while Emily Prock added six; Quinn Overlock, four; Addison McCormick, three; Chelsea Sykes, two; and Cindy Shelmerdine and Trishelle Ames, one.

Natalie Hamlin led Troy Howard with 12 points, while Maddy Goodwin added six; Brynne Sawyer, two; and Audra Faulkingham, one.

Oceanside 8th 77, Boothbay 11

At Boothbay Dec. 10, the Mariners scored more points in the first quarter than the Wildcats did the entire game en route to a lopsided win. Oceanside led 21-2, 37-5 and 60-7 at the quarter breaks.

Audrey Mackie scored 21 points to pace the winners, while Abby Waterman added 15; Emily Sykes and Grace Van Buskirk, nine; Abby Hersey, six; Alydia Hatch, five; Bella Stasulis and Searra Hansen, four; and Riley Wellman and Michaela Smith, two.

Mara Gentry scored five points for Boothbay, while Avery Barter added four and Emery Lorrain two.

The Mariners were 15-of-27 (56 percent) from the foul line, while the Wildcats were 3-of-10 (30 percent).

Oceanside 8th 60, Camden-Rockport 16

At Thomaston Dec. 7, the Mariners scored more points in the first quarter than the Schooners did throughout the game and sailed to victory. Oceanside led 18-2, 35-4 and 49-12 at the quarter breaks.

Audrey Mackie scored 21 points to lead Oceanside, while Abby Waterman added 10; Abby Hersey and Bella Stasulis, eight; Grace Van Buskirk, five; and Emily Sykes and Searra Hansen, four.

Ella Graffam scored six points for Camden-Rockport, while Molly Hixon added four and Hannah Christie, Gabby Genthner and Molly Shook, two.

The Mariners were 7-of-13 from the foul line, while the Schooners were 2-of-6 (33 percent).

Oceanside 7th 44, Camden-Rockport 29

At Camden Dec. 7, the Mariners netted a 15-point win over the Schooners. Oceanside led 12-6, 22-9 and 34-21 at the quarter breaks.

Sophie Daggett netted 22 points to lead Oceanside, while Maddie Ripley added eight; Grace Webber, six; Holly Davis, three; Jillian Barnard and Caitlyn Lamb, two; and Jayden Seavey, one.

Bella Ward scored nine points for Camden-Rockport, while Brenna Mackey and Lilly Martin added eight and Amelia Johnson four.

The Schooners were 3-of-12 (25 percent) from the foul line, while the Mariners were 2-of-10 (20 percent).

Camden-Rockport 8th 41, Troy Howard 14

At Belfast Dec. 7, the Schooners emerged victorious over the Lions. Camden-Rockport led 5-2, 15-5 and 29-9 at the quarter breaks.

Ella Graffam led Camden-Rockport with 11 points, while Molly Hixon added eight; Molly Shook, seven; Hannah Christie and Gabby Genthner, four; Lauren Howland, three; Addison Cortese, two; and Lily Enggass, one.

Natalie Hamlin scored nine points for Troy Howard, while Maddy Goodwin added three and Stella Collins two.

The Lions were 1-of-11 (9 percent) from the foul line, while the Schooners were 3-of-9 (33 percent)

Great Salt Bay 8th 37, Medomak 32

At Waldoboro Dec. 5, the Cougars held off the Riverhawks and netted a five-point win.

Addison McCormick and Quinn Overlock each led Medomak with 10 points, while Madi Simmons added eight and Emily Pock four.

“Rachel Readinger started for us and played great defense along with Trishelle Ames, Cindy Shelmerdine and Madison Pearson,” said Medomak coach Celia Philbrick. “Chelsea Sykes handled that ball for us and made some good passes. They all played great defense as a team."

Medomak 7th 43, Great Salt Bay 8

At Damariscotta Dec. 5, the Riverhawks held the Cougars to single digits and netted their first win of the year. The teams were tied 4-4 at the end of the first quarter, while Medomak led 20-4 at halftime and 33-8 after three quarters.

Eliza Luce led Medomak with eight points, while Olivia Pelkey added seven; Kylie Blake, Sara Nelson and Eileen Stelzer, six; Haley Puchalski and Melissa Fogg, four, and Kaylee Kurr and Ryleigh Rainey, two.

Lilly Christ scored six points for GSB, while Lucy Fowler added two.

Appleton 22, Searsport 12

At Searsport Dec. 5, the Wildcats stayed a step ahead of the Vikings and emerged with a win. Appleton led 4-0, 12-6 and 16-10 at the quarter breaks.

Brenna Odone scored 10 points for Appleton, while Madison Pascal added eight and Isabelle DeBrosky and Molly Craig two.

Ariana Cross scored eight points for Searsport, while Ana Lang and Charlie Guzman added two.

The Wildcats were 2-of-8 (25 percent) from the foul line, while the Vikings were 0-of-7.

Camden-Rockport 7th 30, Troy Howard 16

At Belfast Dec. 5, the Schooners blanked the hosts in the first quarter and sailed to victory. Camden-Rockport led 6-0, 17-3 and 26-8 at the quarter breaks.

Bella Ward scored 17 points for the winners, while Brenna Mackey added six; Amelia Johnson, five; and Lily Martin, two.

Aubri Goodwin scored six points for Troy Howard, while Maddie Deans, Danica Gray, Bree Shorey, Kaelynn Beeton and Cloey Smith each added two and Ava Markham one.

The Lions were 4-of-10 (40 percent) from the foul line, while the Schooners did not attempt a free throw.

Camden-Rockport 8th 44, Troy Howard 14

At Camden Dec. 5, the Schooners sailed past the Lions. Camden-Rockport led 11-2, 23-9 and 37-9 at the quarter breaks.

Molly Hixon led the Schooners with 11 points, while Hannah Christie added eight; Mae Dostie, six; Bella Bousum, Ella Graffam, Gabby Genthner and Addison Cortese, four; Kayla Paparello, two; and McKenna Craney, one.

Natalie Hamlin scored nine points for the Lions, while Maddy Goodwin added three and Stella Collins two.

Troy Howard was 1-of-11 (9 percent) from the foul line, while Camden-Rockport was 1-of-4 (25 percent).

Oceanside 7th 35, Medomak 22

At Waldoboro Dec. 3, the Mariners sailed past the host Riverhawks. Medomak led 3-2 after the first quarter, while Oceanside led 17-7 at halftime and 23-18 after three quarters.

Sophie Daggett scored 18 points for Oceanside, while Sophie Vose added five; Grace Webber, four; and Maddie Ripley, Jillian Burnard, Caitlyn Lamb and Natalee Hotz, two.

Sara Nelson scored seven points for Medomak, while Eliza Luce added six; Haley Puchalski, five; and Kaylee Kurr and Olivia Pelkey, two.

Oceanside 8th 58, Medomak 27

At Thomaston Dec. 3, the Mariners came out strong in the first quarter and sailed past the Riverhawks. Oceanside led 20-4, 35-15 and 45-19 at the quarter breaks.

Abby Waterman led Oceanside with 22 points, while Audrey Mackie added 20; Searra Hansen, seven; Grace VanBuskirk, four; Abby Hersey and Bella Stasulis, two; and Michaela Smith, one.

Quinn Overlock scored 10 points for Medomak, while Madi Simmons added nine and Addison McCormick, Emily Prock, Chelsea Sykes and Trishelle Ames two.

Oceanside was 2-of-11 (18 percent) from the foul line, while Medomak was 8-of-19 (42 percent).

Courier Publications' sports staff can be reached by email at sports@villagesoup.com or by phone at 594-4401.

Medomak at Oceanside 8th boys basketball
Oceanside hosts Medomak eighth-grade boys basketball in Thomaston. (Video by: Mark Haskell and Zack Miller)
Medomak at Oceanside 8th girls basketball
Oceanside hosts Medomak eighth-grade girls basketball in Thomaston. (Video by: Mark Haskell and Zack Miller)
Oceanside at Medomak 7th-grade boys basketball
Medomak hosts Oceanside in seventh-grade boys basketball in Waldoboro. (Video by: Zack Miller)
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