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Re: Play-off thread: Class B

PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:15 am
by Tom Nolette
Basketball Tournament Information

February 16-24, 2018 – North & South Quarter & Semi-Finals, Regional Championships
February 24, 2018 – Final day of practice and games for all teams not in State Championships
March 1, 2018 - Class A State Championships (Portland)
March 2, 2018 - Class AA State Championships (Portland)
March 2, 2018 – Class B State Championships (Bangor)
March 3, 2018 - Class D State Championships (Augusta)
March 3, 2018 – Class C State Championships (Augusta)

MPA Venue schedule links:
Schedule - Class AA North, AA South, A South, and B South (Portland Expo/Cross Insurance Arena)

Schedule - Class A North, and C and D South (Augusta Civic Center)

Schedule - Class B North, C North, and D North (Cross Insurance Center, Bangor)

Re: Play-off thread: Class B

PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 2:09 am
by Tom Nolette
Caribou Vikings focusing on consistency

CARIBOU, Me (WAGM) - The young Caribou boys team finished with four wins last season. They have already hit that mark this year and are further up in the standings thanks to some wins against some good Class C teams. ... 87333.html

Re: Play-off thread: Class B

PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 2:33 am
by Tom Nolette
Top-ranked Hawks a model of soaring consistency

...The Hawks were the No. 1 team in Class B North last winter before being ousted by No. 4 Orono in the regional tournament semifinals.The Hawks returned all but one reserve from last year’s team, plus added a transfer that has addressed one of the biggest issues from that tournament loss in 6-foot-6 senior Jacob Godfrey, who last year helped Machias win the Class D state championship.

“When we played Orono last year — and I remember this vividly — they killed us on the boards,” said Hermon senior guard Keenan Marseille. “Jacob being here gives us a whole different environment, a whole different everything because he can get all the boards.

“He also gives the rest of us that much more space to do what we want to do as guards, and then we can get him the ball in the post and he’s almost automatic down there as long as his confidence is up.”

Adding Godfrey to a lineup that otherwise averages 6-2 has presented a rangy defensive challenge that no team yet has been able to solve fully as the Hawks have returned to the top of the Heal point ratings. ... nsistency/

Re: Play-off thread: Class B

PostPosted: Fri Jan 19, 2018 6:23 am
by Tom Nolette
Mountain Valley spreads its wings, whips Lisbon 57-39

...Michael Pare took over the scoring burden for the Falcons in the third, hitting a trio of 3s and a layup for all of his 11 points. That was half of Mountain Valley’s total for the quarter, and the lead stretched to 49-26 heading into the fourth.

Cam Godbois finished with the hot hand, scoring eight of his team-high 14 points in the fourth.

“You want a team that can get three guys in double digits every night, sometimes four, and that makes a lot things easier,” Danylik said. “You take the burden off one guy, and just have guys go out and play within themselves, do the things that they do well.”

Sautter was able to finally get down low in the fourth, and added his final six points to get to 17, but it was too little, too late for the Greyhounds, who are on the fringe of a playoff spot in Class B South two-thirds of the way through the regular season. ... bon-57-39/

Re: Play-off thread: Class B

PostPosted: Sat Jan 20, 2018 6:35 am
by Tom Nolette
Class B Scores from Fri Jan 19
Erskine Acad. 55, Belfast Area H.S. 50
Gray-New Gloucester H.S. 55, Wells H.S. 53
John Bapst Mem. H.S. 50, Old Town H.S. 47
Lake Region H.S. 47, Poland 39
MCHS 86, Waterville Sr. HS 30
Oceanside H.S. 55, MCI 39
Winslow H.S. 63, Mount View H.S. 44
Yarmouth H.S. 43, Freeport H.S. 36
York H.S. 52, Cape Elizabeth H.S. 51

MEDIA from Fri 1/19

Undefeated Hermon Boys Basketball Keeps Learning, Improving ... 28813.html

Senior forward scores 35 as Oceanside boys top MCI
...“I thought (Oceanside) coach (Matt) Breen did a nice job in setting some screens and forcing switches,” said MCI coach Josh Tardy. “When we did switch because coach Breen was running a good offense, we had mismatches and (Norton Jr.) carved us. They exposed us on the mismatches, and that’s a good coaching job.”

Lombardo finished with seven points, five in the fourth quarter, for 7-5 Oceanside, which had averaged just 43.7 points in its last three games — two losses to 11-0 Class B North top seed Hermon and one to No. 5 Winslow, now 9-3.

Oceanside’s other two losses are to defending state champion and third-ranked Mount Desert Island, 8-1 entering a key game at Hermon on Saturday night. ... s-top-mci/

Martin's key in the clutch as Gray-NG picks up big win at Wells.

Yarmouth holds off rival Freeport to move to 8-4 in boys hoops

Maranacook rolls again, putting up 86 in win over Waterville

York edges Cape Elizabeth, 52-51
The No. 2 team in Class A South pulls out a victory against the top-ranked team in Class B South.
... York was protecting a one-point lead with 9 seconds remaining in Friday’s game against Class B Cape Elizabeth when Bowe took an inbounds pass and drove to the hoop. Linn closed in and stripped Bowe in the paint, the ball landed in the hands of teammate Tim MacDonald, and the Class A Wildcats preserved an exciting 52-51 victory inside Robert E. Butler Gymnasium.

“Coach told me ‘You have him. Don’t let him score,’” Linn said. “So I tried to keep it away from him. They threw a hard screen on me, so I had to get over that. He got the ball, I just played tight and I knew I had help from my team.”

York (9-3) reeled off its third straight win after dropping three consecutive games. MacDonald came off the bench to lead the Wildcats with 16 points, while his younger brother Will scored the go-ahead bucket on a drive with 28 seconds left and finished with 15 points.

“I was down low -- we were in a 1-3-1 (zone) -- so I was the low man,” Tim MacDonald said. “Riley got the ball loose and I just grabbed it and ran it down the other end. It felt great; it felt really good.”
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Re: Play-off thread: Class B

PostPosted: Sun Jan 21, 2018 6:51 am
by Tom Nolette
Scores / NEWS from Jan 20 Class B ....

Caribou H.S. 70, Orono H.S. 54
Ellsworth H.S. 73, John Bapst Mem. H.S. 48
Hermon H.S. 45, Mt. Desert Isl. H.S. 36
Kennebunk 62, Cape Elizabeth 59
Lisbon H.S. 56, Oak Hill H.S. 52
Mountain Valley 57, Mt. Abram 38
Presque Isle H.S. 76, Foxcroft Acad. 65
Spruce Mtn H.S. 65, Boothbay Region H.S. 40
Waynflete 60, Poland 37


Hermon Boys Top MDI, Ellsworth Boys Win, Caribou Stops Orono ... 40213.html

Hermon Boys Basketball Team Breaks Down Undefeated Season ... 39273.html

Interior defense helps unbeaten Hermon boys top MDI in midseason showdown ... -showdown/

Re: Play-off thread: Class B

PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 4:10 am
by Tom Nolette
Mon jan 22

Mt. Desert Isl. H.S. 71, John Bapst Mem. H.S. 37
Washington Academy 83, Narraguagus High School 50

John Bapst falls to MDI in boys basketball 71-37 ... ball-71-37

Re: Play-off thread: Class B

PostPosted: Wed Jan 24, 2018 5:01 am
by Tom Nolette
from Tues Jan 23

Ellsworth H.S. 56, Old Town H.S. 41
Hermon H.S. 54, Orono H.S. 30


Hermon and Ellsworth Boys get Road Wins..
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- ... rono-50-34

Ellsworth boys basketball rolls past Old Town 56-41
- ... town-56-41

Re: Play-off thread: Class B

PostPosted: Thu Jan 25, 2018 6:40 am
by Tom Nolette
from Jan 24

Gray-New Gloucester 66, Old Orchard Beach 34
Lake Region 69, Traip Academy 33
MCI 54, Waterville 43
Mountain Valley 62, Monmouth Academy 41
Oak Hill 50, Mt. Abram 47
Oceanside 81, Maranacook 62
Poland 57, North Yarmouth Academy 45
Spruce Mountain 52, Lisbon 49
Waynflete 65, Freeport 47
Wells 50, York 47
Yarmouth 71, Cape Elizabeth 55

Senior guard front and center in Presque Isle’s basketball success ... l-success/

Spruce Mountain gets big games from Shink and Frey (despite sportscaster mispronouncing his last name) to top @AthleticsLisbon @BesseyScott

Yarmouth tops Cape in rivalry game. @YHSClippers

Re: Play-off thread: Class B

PostPosted: Fri Jan 26, 2018 4:22 am
by Tom Nolette
from Thur Jan 25...


Foxcroft Acad. 67, Old Town H.S. 52
Fryeburg Acad. 54, Freeport H.S. 44
Oceanside H.S. 70, Mount View H.S. 36
Washington Acad. 69, Orono H.S. 61
Wells 39, Yarmouth 36

Video replay:

It was a big win for the Foxcroft Academy Boys basketball team as they knocked off @oldtownhighsch, 67-52 on Thursday night. The Ponies are now 5-7 on the season. To watch a replay of the game, go to: … Great win, guys! #rideonponies #varsitymaine #mesports

(7-5) Wells 39, (9-4) Yarmouth 36
Recap: WELLS — Matt Sherburne hit four free throws in the final period, including two with 1:42 left, as Wells came away with a 39-36 victory against Yarmouth in a Western Maine Conference boys’ basketball game Thursday night. Sherburne finished with a game-high 15 points, adding seven rebounds, five steals and four assists, and Cam Cousins chipped in with eight points and 11 boards for the Warriors (8-5). Nolan Hagerty led the Clippers (9-5) with nine points. Ashanti Haywood tossed in seven. ... asketball/