2017 Hall of Fame:: August 20

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Re: 2017 Hall of Fame:: August 20

Postby PPH » Sat Aug 19, 2017 4:40 am

Maines’ coaching success was all in the details
Tom Maines, who will be inducted into the Maine Basketball Hall of Fame on Sunday, was known for an uptempo style and his ability to teach the intricacies of the sport.

...Under Maines’ leadership, Morse thrived. The Shipbuilders made the Class A final in 1986, losing to Portland, then beat Waterville, Brewer and Lawrence for three consecutive titles. Morse became a renowned program throughout the region, drawing some of New England’s best teams to its annual Christmas tournament and playing in front of standing-room only crowds.

“Those were awesome,” Blethen said. “He always sought out the best competition he could find to challenge us and prepare us, and to make us better. … We were always ready for games like that. Those games didn’t intimidate us; we thrived in them because of his intensity.”

From 1985-92, Morse went 27-4 in those games, then set its sights on conquering the rest of Maine come playoff time.

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Re: 2017 Hall of Fame:: August 20

Postby WABI » Mon Aug 21, 2017 4:33 am

2017 Maine Basketball Hall of Fame Ceremony Held at Cross Center

BANGOR, Maine (WABI) This year's Hall of Fame class will grow by 14 members also being inducted this year six legends and five coaches along with two teams. The 1979 S. Portland class A boys basketball team with a 22 - 0 record and the 1980 Westbrook Blue Blazes class A girls team that won four consecutive state championships. Cam Brown summed up what this weekend means.

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Re: 2017 Hall of Fame:: August 20

Postby Media » Tue Aug 22, 2017 5:07 am

10 Former Black Bears Inducted into Maine Basketball Hall of Fame

Orono, Maine -- On Sunday, Aug. 20 at a ceremony held at the Cross Insurance Center, 10 former Black Bear greats were enshrined in the Maine Basketball Hall of Fame.

Seven former men's basketball standouts joined three women's hoops stars to helped make up the Class of 2017 which consisted of 24 players and two teams.

The following is a list of the Black Bears who earned the honor of being inducted into this year's Maine Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2017:
Terry Carr: An All-State and All-New England player, led Stearns to the New England Championship at the Boston Garden in 1963. Carr went on to star at UMaine, scoring 1,042 points and captaining the squad.

Bernard "Bunny" Parady: The gymnasium at Mount Desert High School is named in honor of Parady, a coach and administrator for 33 years. His hoop teams went to the Maine high school tournament 23 times, winning four state titles. The outstanding athlete at Old Town and UMaine was inducted posthumously. He's in the Maine Sports Hall of Fame and Maine Sports Legends Hall of Fame.

Mary "Kissy" Walker: Walker has guided the Husson University women's team to more than 425 wins in 26 yaers, as well as multiple conference titles and a trip to the NAIA Fab Four. The New England Basketball Hall of Fame member has earned numerous coach of the year honors. She was a four-year letterwinner at UMaine and starred for Cony High School.

Terry Spurling: An All-State player for Ellsworth, led the Eagles to the Class L State Championships in 1953 and 1954 and to the New England Championship in 1954. The '54 team was inducted into the New England Basketball Hall of Fame. Spurling played at UMaine and coached at Aroostook Central Institute and Houlton.

Wally Russell: Russell had an illustrious career at Penquis High School and was named first team All-State in 1973. At UMaine, the magician point guard led the Black Bears in assists during the 76-77 and 77-78 campaigns. In more than 20 years coaching the Penquis girls' and boys' teams and the PCHS boys' squad, he won more than 200 games.

Diane Nagle: A two-time first team All-State selection for Houlton in 1985 and 1986. Nagle scored 1,000 points for the Shiretowners, who won state crowns in 1985 and 1986 and Eastern Maine titles in 1983 and 1984. Nagle played at UMaine, including on the 1986-87 squad that finished 24-4.

Paul Cook: Cook scored 32 points a game his senior year at Class D Lubec, finishing with 1,700 points. After earning All-State honors, he played a postgraduate year at Maine Central Institute, winning the New England Prep School Championship. He captained the UMaine team, pulling down 6.7 rebounds a contest in 83-84.

Derrick Hodge scored 1,206 points at UMaine and led the Black Bears in scoring in 1989-90 with 13.9 points a contest. Hodge also tallied more than 1,000 points at Morse High School and was a three-time Bangor Daily News All-State selection.

Cathy Iaconeta, a point guard, was an All-Conference player at UMaine, where she led the Black Bears to a 23-7 record and an NIT appearance in 1990. The two-time UMaine captain dished out 412 assists. At Portland High School, "Ike" was an All-State player.

Jim Stephenson set the UMaine record for most points in a game in 1969 with 54. He also holds the record for highest scoring average for a career with 22.7. The member of the UMaine Sports Hall of Fame coached basketball at Nasson College and was a consultant for UMaine's Sports Done Right initiative.

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Re: 2017 Hall of Fame:: August 20

Postby Husson University » Tue Aug 22, 2017 5:30 am

Walker, Cimbollek, Giroux Inducted into the Maine Basketball Hall of Fame

BANGOR, Maine - The Maine Basketball Hall of Fame has inducted the 2017 class. Current Head Women's Basketball Coach, Mary "Kissy" Walker, Robert "Bob" C. Cimbollek '59 and Richard "Dick" L. Giroux '70 were part of the class. They were three of 27 inductees inducted Sunday.

Walker came to Husson in 1988-89 as an assistant coach under her best friend and college teammate Lauree Gott. During that one season, the Braves accumulated 26 wins to only 2 losses, while earning the program's first NAIA District 5 Championship, however the Braves fell one game short of reaching the program's first trip to the NAIA National Championship tournament to St. Thomas Aquinas, 65-63, in the NAIA Bi-District Championship. Gott went on to coach at Northeastern University, and Walker was appointed as the program's 13th head coach prior to the 1989-90 campaign. She has gone on to lead the Eagles for 25 seasons since then and has posted an impressive record of 446-241, entering the 2016-17 campaign.

She has led Husson to three NAIA National Tournament appearances, four NCAA National Tournament appearances, including one historical and exciting trip to the NAIA National Tournament Fabulous Four in 1993. Her Husson teams have won a combined eight conference championships, two Western Maine Athletic Conference Championships (WMAC) in 1992, and 1993, three Maine Athletic Conference (MAC) Championships in 1995, 1996, and 1999 and three North Atlantic Conference Championships (NAC) in 2010, 2011 and 2016. She has been selected Coach of the Year 12 times, two NAIA District 5 Coach of the Years in 1991, and 1992, one WMAC Coach of the Year in 1992, one MAC Coach of the Year in 2000, five NAC Coach of the Years in 2004, 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2016, and three Maine Association of Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (MAIAW) Coach of the Years in 1992, 1993 and 1995.

Her players have earned 16 All-Americans, eight MAIAW All-State, six NAIA All-District, 11 MWBCA first or second team, three MWBCA rookie team, 40 All-Conference, 16 post season Tournament team, 21 NAC All-Academic Team, and two NEWBA Senior All-Star Game selections, one MWBCA Rookie of the Year, one MWBCA Player of the Year, seven Conference Player of the Years, four Conference Rookie of the Years, three NAC All-Tournament MVPs, one NEWBA All-Region player, one d3hoops.com All-East Region player and has had 14 players and one team elected into the Husson Sports Hall of Fame.

Cimbollek was a three-year letter winner from 1956-58 as a forward on the Husson men's basketball team. He is known as the first 1000 point scorer in Husson men's basketball history and was considered by his Husson Sports Hall of Fame Head Coach Del Merrill as the pioneer and leader of developing Husson into a winning small college program.

Cimbollek at the end of his playing career, despite only playing in 42 career games, held eleven career records; points (1152), scoring average (27.4), field goals made (402), field goals attempted (746), field goal percentage (.539), free throws made (348), free throws attempted (458), free throw percentage (.760), rebounds average (14.0), assists (334) and assist average (8.0). He held nine single-season records; points (507 in 1956), scoring average (29.8 in 1956), field goals made (177 in 1955), field goal percentage (.578 in 1956), free throws made (173 in 1956), free throws attempts (220), rebounding average (14.4 in 1955), assists (150 in 1955), and assists average (8.0 in 1955). Cimbollek held five single-game records; points with 47 at home vs. Maine Central Institute on Dec. 14, 1957, field goals made with 15 at home vs. Maine Central Institute on Dec. 14, 1957 and at home vs. Maine Maritime on Dec. 4, 1957, field goals attempts with 28 at home vs. Maine Central institute on Dec. 14, 1957, free throws made with 17 vs. Aroostook State (UMPI) on Feb. 23, 1957 and at home vs. Maine Central Institute on Dec. 14, 1957, and free throws attempts with 18 at home vs. Farmington State (UMF) on Jan. 16, 1957.

To this day, Cimbollek still holds the single-season record for most free throws made and still is the career leader in assists average. He ranks among the career all-time leaders in points (32nd), scoring average (2nd), field goal percentage (20th), free throws made (6th), free throws attempted (6th), rebounding average (3rd), and assists (11th).

Cimbollek helped guide the Braves to two Northeast College Conference (NCC) Championships in 1956 and 1957, one State of Maine Small College Championship in 1956 and a runner-up finish in 1957.

Cimbollek was a two-time All-NCC selection and was named the NCC Player of Year in 1956 while serving twice as team captain in 1956 and 1957. He was inducted into the Husson Sports Hall of Fame in 1987.

A native of Bangor, Maine, Cimbollek attended Bangor High School.

Giroux was a four-year letter winner from 1967-70 as a forward on the Husson men's basketball team, playing for both legendary Hall of Fame head coaches, Del Merrill and Bruce MacGregor.

He was the fifth player to reach the 1,000 point club and the first to score fifteen hundred points in program history.

Giroux tallied 1,510 points and 964 rebounds in 86 career games played, averaging 17.6 points and 11.2 rebounds per game, while shooting 49.1 percent from the floor and 67.4 from the charity line.

At the end of his playing career, Giroux ranked first all-time in career field goals made (633), second in games played, points, field goals attempted (1288), and rebounds, fourth in field goal percentage, free throws made (244), free throws attempted (362), fifth in scoring average, sixth in rebounding average, and tenth in free throw percentage. He held three single-season records; points (531 in 1969), field goals made (224 in 1969) and games played (25 in 1970), while recording the second most field goals attempts in 1970 with 419.

To this day, Giroux remains ranked among the career leaders in rebounds (4th), field goals made (9th), field goals attempted (9th), rebounding average (11th), scoring average (12th), points (15th), free throws attempted (17th) and free throws made (20th).

The two-time Maine Men's Basketball Coaches and Writers Association (MMBCWA) selection helped guide the Braves to a 65-24 overall record and their first ever NAIA postseason berth in 1970.

He was inducted into the Husson Sports Hall of Fame in 1987.

A native of Lewiston, Maine, Giroux attended Lewiston High School.

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Re: 2017 Hall of Fame:: August 20

Postby BDN » Tue Aug 22, 2017 6:02 am

Generations blend at basketball hall of fame induction

...“Maine basketball is amazing,” said former Erskine Academy of South China and University of Southern Maine standout Tim Bonsant, one of 18 inductees in the Class of 2017. “The camaraderie you see between all the coaches and players, whether you’re 45 or 85, it’s just a connection that’s unbreakable.”

Bonsant, the 1991 Little East Conference player of the year at USM who now is back home at Erskine as boys varsity basketball coach, was one of the younger inductees in this year’s class.

Sharing similar sentiments was one of the older members, 79-year-old Terry Spurling of Houlton.

Spurling played for Ellsworth in the 1954 New England championships, then went on to the University of Maine before embarking on a coaching career with stops at the former Aroostook Central Institute in Mars Hill and Houlton High School.

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Re: 2017 Hall of Fame:: August 20

Postby BDN » Tue Aug 22, 2017 6:04 am

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BANGOR, Maine -- 08/20/2017 -- The members of the 2017 Class of the Maine Basketball Hall of Fame pose for a group photo prior to Sunday's induction ceremony and banquet held at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor. Pictured are (front, from left: Kissy Walker, Terry Spurling, Cam Brown, Tim Bonsant, Paul Cook, Jim Stephenson, Bob Nagle (father of Diane Nagle Linde), Bob Cimbollek and Cathy Iaconeta. Rear (from left), Scott Parady (son of Bernard “Bunny” Parady), Tom Maines, Wally Russell, Kelly Butterfield and Gary Fifield, Rick Clark and Dick Giroux. Absent: Terry Carr and Derrick Hodge
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Re: 2017 Hall of Fame:: August 20

Postby UMF » Wed Aug 23, 2017 4:36 am

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Congratulations to former @umfmensbball player Cam Brown on his induction to MBHoF. @SInow featured him in story by @pgammo in 1978.
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Re: 2017 Hall of Fame:: August 20

Postby Mount Desert Islander » Wed Aug 23, 2017 5:55 am

‘Bunny’ Parady enshrined in Hall of Fame

As Scott Parady noted, this was the case with his father’s journey, which actually started with the job he didn’t get. Bunny had originally sought a coaching job at Southwest Harbor High School in 1954. But that position instead went to another candidate. In the process, though, he learned about the job at nearby Mount Desert High School in Northeast Harbor.

The rest was history.

“From 1954-80 – almost three decades – there weren’t many basketball fans in Eastern Maine who didn’t know about the Mount Desert Mustangs and the Mount Desert Island Trojans,” said Scott, the youngest of five children. “He was a burning presence in the auditorium.”

That auditorium at MDI High is now named the Bernard Parady Gymnasium in his honor. It has been home to numerous championship teams across multiple sports, including the 2016-17 MDI boys’ basketball team – a squad that, fittingly, won its first state championship since the island high schools were consolidated almost 50 years ago. That gold ball victory came two months after news of Bunny Parady’s induction was first announced.

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