Busline League basketball

Plethora of results, photos as middle schoolers hoop it up

Large, small school student-athletes battle on court for early-season victories
By Staff | Dec 08, 2017
Photo by: Mark Haskell

The Busline League middle school boys and girls basketball seasons tipped off on Monday, Nov. 27, with Midcoast large and small school division teams in hot and heavy early court action.

The large school division is comprised of Medomak of Waldoboro, Oceanside of Rockland/Thomaston, Camden-Rockport, Troy Howard of Belfast, Great Salt Bay of Damariscotta and Boothbay.

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The small school division includes North Haven, Hope, Islesboro, Searsport, St. George, Lincolnville, Appleton, Vinalhaven, Camden-Rockport, Nobleboro, Wiscasset, Jefferson, Bristol and Woolwich.

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 basketball

Medomak 7th 50, Camden-Rockport 17

At Waldoboro Dec. 6, the Riverhawks earned a lopsided victory over the Schooners. Medomak led 16-4, 28-7 and 40-11 at the quarter breaks.

Jaiden Starr and Gaitlin Bedenik each scored 10 points for the winners, while Will Cheesman and Finn Parmley added six; Kevin Sincyr, Tucker Holgerson, Hayden Staples and Ivan Murphy, four; and Matthew Holbrook, two.

Lucas Moody led the Schooners with a 14-point effort.

Medomak coach Pat Delahanty said the win was “a team effort.”

“Noah Lawrence and Wyatt Simmons played well in the guard position creating opportunity for teammates, Connor Light worked hard on the boards and Isaac Simmons made some exceptional passes from the post,” said the coach.

Medomak 8th 60, Camden-Rockport 49

At Camden Dec. 6, the Riverhawks prevailed by 11 points over the Schooners. Medomak led 21-6, 37-17 and 57-33 at the quarter breaks.

Trevor Brown poured in 26 points for Medomak, while Jake Bickmore added 13; Isaak Hynd, eight; Ryan Jarvis, four; Colby Brown, three; and Noah Ludwig, Addison Mellor, Aiden Sawyer and Garrett Hutchins, two.

Ryan Clifford scored 25 points for Camden-Rockport, while Addison Castellano added seven; Willy Doehla, five; Aiden O’Connell and Adrian Pierce, four; Ezra LeMole, two; and Caleb Sabanty, one.

Oceanside 7th 62, Boothbay 37

At Thomaston Dec. 4, the Mariners netted a lopsided win over the Wildcats. Oceanside led 18-7, 27-25 and 45-34 at the quarter breaks.

Isaiah Meklin poured in 24 points to lead the Mariners, while Hayden Jacques and Duncan Natale added seven; Andrew Gehouskey and Jason Leclerc, six; Alex Collins and Alex Bartlett, four; and Ian Erskine and Logan Brazier, two.

Drew Meader scored 12 points to lead the Wildcats, while Kayden Ames added nine; Tyler Barter, six; Hamilton Barclay and Rafe Goldhirsch, four; and Conner Waners, two.

The Mariners were 4-of-10 (40 percent) from the foul line, while the Wildcats were 1-of-6 (17 percent).

Lincolnville 55, Appleton 43

At Appleton Dec. 4, the Lynx prevailed by 12 points over the host Wildcats. Appleton led 15-7 after the first quarter, while Lincolnville led 24-20 at halftime and 41-29 after three quarters.

Matthew Kremin scored 18 points for the Lynx, while Dylan Morganstern added 16; Jack Edgar, six; Joah Clement and Dakota Pendleton, four; Avery Laite, three; and Jordan Peasley, two.

Logan Odone scored 20 points for the Wildcats, while Chris Cammelieri added 10; Eli Esancy, six; Ian Dionne, four; Taber Twitchell, two; and Jon Davis, one.

Lincolnville was 5-of-10 (50 percent) from the foul line, while Appleton was 9-of-21 (43 percent).

Troy Howard 7th 52, Medomak 51

At Waldoboro Dec. 4, the Lions edged out the host RIverhawks by a single point. Troy Howard led 14-11 after the first quarter, while Medomak led 26-19 at halftime. Troy Howard retook a 40-34 lead after three quarters.

Patrick McConnell scored 21 points for Troy Howard, while Jeremiah Porter added six; James RItter, five; Bobby Banks, Casey Balicki, KJ Payson and Jacob Daily, four; and Zach Sanderson and Liam McConnell, two.

Kevin Sincyr scored 19 points for Medomak, while Finn Parmley added 10; Jaiden Starr, nine; Hayden Staples, six; Will Cheesman, four; Ivan Murphy, two; and Matthew Holbrook, one.

Medomak 8th 57, Troy Howard 38

At Belfast Dec. 4, the Riverhawks prevailed over the host Lions. Medomak led 14-5, 37-13 and 44-23 at the quarter breaks.

Trevor Brown dumped in 20 points for the ‘Hawks, while Isaak Hynd added 16; Jake Bickmore, 12; Colby Brown, nine; Aiden Sawyer, two; and Garrett Hutchins, one.

Keegan McGowan scored 15 points for the Lions, while Zepherin Leppanen added 13; Jonah Lovejoy, four; and Zack Armstrong, Nick Ritchie and Rico Washington, two.

Oceanside 8th 45, Camden-Rockport 44

At Thomaston Dec. 4, the Mariners edged out the Schooners by a single point. Camden-Rockport led 11-10 after the first quarter, while Oceanside led 22-17 at halftime and 34-30 after three quarters.

Hunter Norton scored 13 points for the winners, while Mike Sawyer added eight; Jacob Carroll and Bohdi Ames, six; Austin Chilles and Cody Carballo, five; and Noah Ross, two.

Ryan Clifford scored 21 points for the Schooners, while Willy Doehla added six; Aiden O’Connell, five; Julian Mayhorn and Ezra LeMole, four; Garrett Neal, three; and Addison Castellano, one.

The Mariners were 2-of-6 (33 percent) from the foul line, while the Schooners were 1-of-3 (33 percent).

Oceanside 7th 59, Camden-Rockport 22

At Camden Dec. 1, the Mariners went on the offensive en route to a lopsided win over the Schooners.

Isaiah Meklin led the scoring with a 17-point effort for the Mariners, while Hayden Jacques added nine; Jason Leclerc, seven; Alex Collins, six; Alex Bartlett, five; Andrew Gehouskey, four; Liam Porter, three; and Rhys Jones, Gage McIntyre, Nate Fogarty and Logan Brazier, two.

Lucas Moody poured in 19 points to pace the Schooners, while Will Smith added three.

The Mariners were 4-of-9 (44 percent) from the foul line and the Schooners 2-of-7 (29 percent).

Medomak 8th 55, Great Salt Bay 44

At Waldoboro Nov. 29, the Riverhawks netted an 11-point victory. Medomak led 13-7, 29-14 and 42-34 at the quarter breaks.

Trevor Brown scored 34 points for Medomak, while Issak Hynd and Jake Bickmore added six; Garret Hutchins, four; Addison Mellor, three; and Colby Brown, two.

For Great Salt Bay, Patrick McKenney scored 16 points, while Gavin Dolloff added seven; Garrett Day, Cedar Cannon and Nick Prior, five; Cooper Waltz, three; and Nathan True, two.

Medomak 7th 66, Great Salt Bay 52

At Damariscotta Nov. 29, the Riverhawks netted a 14-point win over the Cougars. Great Salt Bay led 13-10 after the first quarter, while Medomak led 30-25 at halftime and 55-33 after three quarters.

Blake Morrison scored 15 points for Medomak, while Kevin Sincyr added 12; Will Cheesman and Finn Parmly, 10; Matthew Holbrook, five; Hayden Staples, four; Jaiden Starr, three; Tucker Holgerson, Noah Lawrence and Isaac Simmons, two; and Connor Light, one.

Jack Duncan scored 23 points for Great Salt Bay, while Isaac Thompson and Lucas Houghton added six; Casey Duncan, four; Gabe Hagar and Nolan Gilbert, three; and Carson Hallowell, two.

Great Salt Bay 56, Troy Howard 8th 29

At Damariscotta Nov. 27, the Cougars prowled past the visiting Lions. Great Salt Bay led 17-6, 31-12 and 41-19 at the quarter breaks.

Zepherin Leppanen netted 11 points for Troy Howard, while Elias Howard and Keegan McGowan added five and Westly Dyer, Jonah Lovejoy, Miles Cannon and Jacoby Grotton, two.

Patrick McKenney poured in 24 points for Great Salt Bay, while Gavin Doloff added 10; Nick Prior, six; Cooper Waltz and Nathan True, four; Carlos Canney, three; Will Farrell and Nathan True, two; and Brendan Stone, one.

The Lions were 5-of-18 (28 percent) from the foul line, while the Cougars were 9-of-24 (37 percent).

Oceanside 38, Medomak 7th 25

At Waldoboro Nov. 27, the Mariners netted a 13-point win over the host Riverhawks. Oceanside led 21-7 after the first quarter of play and continued to surge toward victory.

Kevin Sincyr scored six points for Medomak, while Matthew Holbrook and Will Cheesman added four; Blake Morrison and Isaac Simmons, three; Wyatt Simmons and Ivan Murphy, two; and Tucker Holgerson, one.

Medomak 8th 50, Oceanside 33

At Thomaston Nov. 27, the Riverhawks soared past the host Mariners. Medomak led 16-2, 30-12 and 37-23 at the quarter breaks.

Trevor Brown scored 14 points for Medomak, while Issak Hynd added six; Noah Ludwig, two; and Garrett Hutchins, one.

Bohdi Ames scored eight points for Oceanside, while Hunter Norton added seven; Jacob Carroll, five; Cody Carballo, three; and Brady Wadsworth, Mike Sawyer, Duncan Oakes-Nelsen, Connor Calderwood and Mason Curtis, two.

The Riverhawks were 9-of-16 (60 percent) from the foul line, while the Mariners were 7-of-13 (54 percent).

Girls basketball

Medomak 8th 40, Camden-Rockport 25

At Camden Dec. 6, the Riverhawks netted a 15-point win over the Schooners. Medomak led 12-6, 21-10 and 32-14 at the quarter breaks.

Alyssa Creamer scored nine points for Medomak, while Baylee Stewart added eight; Grace White, Autumn Ripley, Julia Kunesh and Autumn Boody, four; Genevieve Thimlar, Khyllie Cochran and Rachel Gross, two; and Iris Casas, one.

Tess Jalbuena-Cook scored 10 points for Camden-Rockport, while Olivia Ogier added six; Alivia Kurr, four; and Julia Benson and Lauren Schenk, two; and Hollie Hutcheson, one.

Camden-Rockport 7th 24, Medomak 23

At Waldoboro Dec. 6, the Schooners held on for a win over the Riverhawks in a tight affair. Medomak led 8-2 after the first quarter and 10-8 at halftime, while Camden-Rockport took an 18-14 lead after three quarters.

Molly Hixon scored eight points for the Schooners, while Gabby Genthner and Mae Dostie added six and Molly Shook and Ella Graffam two.

Addison McCormick scored eight points for the Riverhawks, while Chelsea Sykes and Quinn Overlock added four; Ana Underhill, Emily Prock and Madilyn Simmons, two; and Mandi Karl, one.

Medomak 7th 37, Troy Howard 25

At Waldoboro Dec. 4, the Riverhawks defeated the Lions by a 12-point margin. Troy Howard led 5-2 after the first quarter and 13-11 at halftime, while Medomak led 23-19 after three quarters.

Addison McCormick scored 12 points for Medomak, while Ana Underhill and Madi Simmons added eight; Emily Prock and Quinn Overlock, four; and Trishelle Ames, one.

Madison Goodwin scored nine points for Troy Howard, while Natalie Hamlin added six; Jackie Batty, five; Halle Tripp, four; and Kara Richards, one.

Lincolnville 47, Appleton 18

At Appleton Dec. 4, the Lynx made quick work of the host Wildcats. Lincolnville led 12-2, 24-4 and 38-6 at the quarter breaks.

Bailey Curtis scored 14 points for Lincolnville, while Lili Clement added nine; Maddie Shoudy, eight; Roo Boetsch and Jaden Johnson, four; and Zoe O’Brien, Miranda Geary, Kathryn O’Neil and Layna Knight, two

Hayleigh Martz scored 10 points for Appleton, while Madison Pascal, Hazel Crabtree, Haley Jones and Ari Barley added two.

The Lynx were 3-of-4 (75 percent) from the foul line, while the Wildcats were 0-of-3.

Oceanside 7th 27, Camden-Rockport 21

At Camden Dec. 1, the Mariners netted a six-point win over the Schooners. Oceanside led 4-0 after the first quarter, while Camden-Rockport led 11-10 at halftime. Oceanside retook a 21-13 after three quarters.

Audrey Mackie scored 11 points for Oceanside, while Abby Waterman added four and Searra Hansen, Carly Hussey, Michaela Smith, Bella Stasulis, Emily Sykes and Riley Wellman two.

Ella Graffam netted seven points for Camden-Rockport, while Molly Hixon and Gabby Genthner added four and Molly Shook, McKenna Craney and Mae Dostie, two.

The Mariners were 2-of-4 (50 percent) from the foul line and the Schooners 1-of-3 (33 percent).

Camden-Rockport 8th 47, Troy Howard 18

At Camden Nov. 29, the Schooners sailed past the visiting Lions. Camden-Rockport led 11-2, 27-9 and 35-12 at the quarter breaks.

Olivia Ogier scored 12 points for Camden-Rockport, while Alivia Kurr added 11; Tess Jalbuena-Cook, 10; Lauren Schenk and Julia Benson, six; and Hollie Hutcheson, two.

Lexi Hopkins scored six points for Troy Howard, while Anna Shortz added four and Tallulah Jackson, Hailey Libby, Chloe Staples and Eiyah Jackson, two.

The Schooners were 1-of-2 (50 percent) from the foul line, while the Lions were 2-of-3 (67 percent).

Camden-Rockport 7th 54, Troy Howard 34

At Belfast Nov. 29, the Schooners sailed past the Lions by a 20-point margin. The two squads were tied 7-7 after the first quarter, while Camden-Rockport took a 21-17 lead at halftime and 33-22 after three quarters.

Gabby Genthner scored 16 points for the Schooners, while Molly Hixon, Ella Graffam and Mae Dostie added 10; Molly Shook, four; and McKenna Craney and Lucy Cohen, two.

Madison Goodwin scored 14 points for the Lions, while Halle Tripp added 10; Jackie Batty, five; Audra Faulkingham, two; and Natalie Hamlin, one.

The Schooners were 2-of-6 (33 percent) from the foul line and the Lions 4-of-14 (29 percent).

Medomak 7th 45, Great Salt Bay 37

At Damariscotta Nov. 29, the Riverhawks soared past the Cougars. Medomak led 11-7, 21-17 and 29-23 at the quarter breaks.

Quinn Overlock led Medomak with 13 points, while Madi Simmons added nine; Morgan Lee, seven; Emily Prock, six; Ana Underhill and Addison McCormick, four; and Chelsea Sykes, two.

Katherine McKenny scored 19 points for Great Salt Bay, while Annie Peaslee added seven; Maya Cannon, six; and Bailie Anastasio, five.

Lincolnville 52, St. George 26

At Lincolnville Nov. 29, the Lynx doubled up the visiting Dragons.

Allison Gill and Ella Wirkala led St. George with six points, while Laura Olds added five; Mya Simmons, four; Breannah Morris, three; and Maggie Gill, two.

“Maggie Gill was a great defensive help to her team with doubling and slowing down the ball,” said St. George coach Angie Vachon. “Ella Wirkala was a force underneath with two putbacks to add to the team’s successes in the second half. Laura Olds did well in finding an open area for her teammates to pass her the ball which resulted in points for the team. Gwen Miller and Mya Simmons did well moving the ball and finding an open teammate.”

Oceanside 7th 53, Medomak 29

At Waldoboro Nov. 27, the Mariners had little trouble with the host ‘Hawks and surged to victory. Oceanside led 20-2, 24-12 and 44-18 at the quarter breaks.

Addison McCormick scored nine points for Medomak, while Chelsea Sykes added five; Ana Underhill and Madi Simmons, four; Emily Prock, Madison Greenrose and Morgan Lee, two; and Skylah Ward, one.

Audrey Mackie scored 22 points for Oceanside, while Abby Waterman added 12; Bella Stasulis, 11; Searra Hansen, Michaela Smith, Grace Van Buskirk and Riley Wellman, two.

Boothbay 8th 41, Camden-Rockport 37

At Camden Nov. 27, the Wildcats edged the Schooners by a four-point margin. Boothbay led 8-3, 20-11 and 32-24 at the quarter breaks.

Alivia Kurr scored 17 points for the Schooners, while Olivia Ogier added nine; Alyson Shook, four; Tess Jalbuena-Cook, three; and Eliana Cortese and Lauren Schenk, two.

Jaylyn Crocker scored 23 points for the Wildcats, while Kathryn Hibbard added six; Emily Crocker and Mara Gentry, three; and Jazmine Balducci and Deanna Main, two.

The Schooners were 3-of-13 (23 percent) from the foul line, while the Wildcats were 5-of-14 (36 percent).

Medomak 8th 38, Oceanside 22

At Thomaston Nov. 27, the Riverhawks soared to a 16-point win over the Mariners. Medomak led 6-4, 18-8 and 33-16 at the quarter breaks.

Autumn Ripley scored 16 points to pace the winners, while Grace White added nine; Julia Kunesh, six; Morgan Flanders, five; Baylee Stewart, two.

Anna Campbell scored 12 points for Oceanside, while Maria Protheroe added four and Syd George, Madison Benner and Lily Long, two.

The ‘Hawks were 4-of-18 (22 percent) from the foul line, while the Mariners were 0-of-2.

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

Comments (1)
Posted by: Arnold A Kinney | Dec 08, 2017 15:41

Why no St George 8th?



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