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Cougars bounce Andies

Sport: Basketball (Girls)  Posted: February 10th, 2009 by Tom Nolette

Jane Hebert and Katrina Pulk led a balanced offensive attack and a strong third quarter provided a boost as No. 5 Dirigo pulled away for a 47-29 win over No. 12 Livermore Falls. The final score was not indicative of the competitiveness in this game.

Winthrop drops shorthanded Gould

Sport: Basketball (Girls)  Posted: February 10th, 2009 by Tom Nolette

WINTHROP - Winthrop coach Ray Convery admitted to feeling a pang of empathy for his Gould Academy counterpart when he saw the Huskies arrive for Tuesday night's Western C girls' prelim with just five players

Anderson's 23 points help Leavitt upset Brewer

Sport: Basketball (Girls)  Posted: February 10th, 2009 by Tom Nolette

BREWER - Sophomore point guard Courtney Anderson drained a game-high 23 points to lead No. 11 Leavitt to a 59-50 upset victory over No. 6 Brewer in the preliminary round of the Eastern Class A girls' basketball tournament.

Tigers shred Panthers

Sport: Basketball (Girls)  Posted: February 10th, 2009 by Tom Nolette

JAY - Two things happen when the Mountain Valley Conference and Western Maine Conference collide in the Western Class C girls' basketball tournament.

Uncertainty rules, but the MVC usually reigns.

St. Dom's trumps Traip

Sport: Basketball (Girls)  Posted: February 10th, 2009 by Tom Nolette

AUBURN - Kelsey Murphy wasn't really looking to shoot.

When she got the ball early in overtime, she glanced around for open teammates. She quickly discovered that the only person that wasn't thoroughly guarded was her. So, standing at the top of the key, she took advantage of her open look.

Hornets roll over Witches

Sport: Basketball (Girls)  Posted: February 10th, 2009 by Tom Nolette

BREWER, Maine — With a roster dotted with five sophomores and six freshmen, and coming off a 1-17 2007-08 season, the Leavitt girls basketball team thought just reaching the preliminary round in Eastern Maine Class A would be a logical goal.

Crusaders thump Tigers

Sport: Basketball (Girls)  Posted: February 10th, 2009 by Tom Nolette

BANGOR, Maine — When a No. 2 seed faces a No. 15 seed in a tournament setting, one of the major challenges facing the favorite is not to assume that victory is a given even before the first shots are taken.

Portland Ends Bonny Eagle’s Season 56-38

Sport: Basketball (boys)  Posted: February 10th, 2009 by Tom Nolette

by The WIZ
The Portland Bulldogs behind Eddie Bogdanovich’s 20 points pulled away early and beat the Bonny Eagle Scots tonight in a prelim game 56-38 at the Portland Expo ending the season for the Scots.

Biddeford downs Scarborough, advances to quarterfinals

Sport: Basketball (boys)  Posted: February 10th, 2009 by Tom Nolette

By Michael Hoffer
Special to MBR

BIDDEFORD—With Cheverus coach Bob Brown and Stags' standouts Mick DiStasio, Indiana Faithfull and Peter Foley watching intently to see who they'll face first in the upcoming Western Class A quarterfinals, the host Biddeford Tigers punched their ticket to the Expo Tuesday night thanks to a smothering defensive effort and a second half surge that spelled a 55-38 victory over the Scarborough Red Storm in a preliminary round contest.

The Big Dance, Plus WIZ Top 10 Teams- Week # 10

Sport: Basketball (boys)  Posted: February 9th, 2009 by Tom Nolette

Words from WIZ

'Sponsored by Rivalries'
"Where every day is a victory celebration"

Here we go folks it is that time of year that we have all been waiting for this coming Friday “The Big Dance” will get underway but, before “The Big Dance” gets underway we have to have “The Little Dance” the prelim games to see just who will get to play in “The Big Dance”. Prelim games will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday so check your schedules. This Tournament is going to be Crazy!

 The official heal point standings are out. http://www.mpa.cc/bbasketballhptemplate.html

The brackets are ready. http://www.mpa.cc/pdf/basketballboysladders.pdf

In Big Games this past week involving top teams:

Cheverus beat Portland 50-33, beat Deering 60-35.
Camden beat Rockland 64-55.
South Portland lost to Deering 69-50, but bounced back and beat Portland 56-51.
Mountain Valley beat Dirigo 68-55.
Yarmouth beat Cape 63-59 (OT)
Greely beat Cape 59-46.
Wiscasset beat Boothbay 67-57, beat Winthrop 58-47.
Falmouth beat Lake Region 55-49.
Bangor beat Mt. Blue 48-44, beat Brewer 59-54.
Washington Acad. beat Sumner 65-58, beat Woodland 54-45.
Stearns beat Schenck 61-52.
Hyde beat Calais 61-49, beat Waynflete 54-43.

Big Games this week:

They are all big. You win you keep going, you lose you are all done.

Undefeated Teams:

This weeks undefeated teams drops from 4-3 as Dirigo suffered its first loss of the season to Mountain Valley 68-55.

Fort Fairfield-------18-0

As we head into this weeks WIZ Top 10 Teams there are some changes. The top four teams Cheverus, Camden, Westbrook and Edward Little stay the same. South Portland with a loss to Deering and a win over Portland drops from # 5 to # 7. Dirigo with a loss to Mountain Valley drops from # 6 to # 10. Thornton with two more wins jumps from # 7 to # 4. Cape who suffered two losses this week drops out for now. Portland also suffered two losses this week also drops out for now. Greely with two wins including the big one over Cape jumps from # 10 to # 6. Brewer with the loss to Bangor also drops out at least for now. Bangor with two more big wins over Mt. Blue and Brewer jumps back into the top 10 at # 8. The Rams have won 11 of their last 12 games.

WIZ Top 10 Teams- Week # 10:

1.Cheverus---------18-0 Stags complete it! 18-0! A new season will Start! Stags beat Portland 50-33! Crush Deering 60-38! # 1 Without a Doubt! How Far will They Go! Up Next! Stags head to the Big Dance! Friday Night! At the Expo! 8:30pm! Either Biddeford or Scarborough! Stags Move to 19-0! Head to Semi’s!

2. Camden---------18-0 Windjammers Do It! Trounced Lincoln! 81-36! Big Game! Beat Rockland! 64-45! Undefeated! # 1 In Class B! And # 2 In the State! Up Next! The Big Dance! Jammers get winner of Ellsworth/Maranacook! Saturday! At The Mecca! 4:30pm!
Windjammers Win Big! Head to Semi’s!

3.Westbrook------16-2 What a Year for the Blue Blazes! They Grab the # 2 Seed! Beat Bonny Eagle! 68-37! Get by Windham 55-51! Great Job Coach Karter! Up Next! The Big Dance! Blazes await the winner of Windham/Gorham! Portland Expo! Saturday Night! 9:00pm! Blazes Move on to Semi’s!

4.Edward Little---16-2 Great Year for the Eddies! They Get the # 1 Seed! Two more W’s this Week! Crushed Leavitt! 63-38! Crushed Lewiston! 83-54! Coach Adams is Ready! Team is Ready! Bring it On Baby! Up Next! The Big Dance! Eddies get the Mt. Ararat/Oxford Hills winner! Saturday Night! 9:30pm! ACC Baby! Eddies Advance! Head to Semi’s!

5.Thornton------15-3 Golden Trojans! Two more Wins! Beat Kennebunk! 84-52! Annihilate Scarborough! 68-46! Grab the # 4 Seed! Trojans Can’t Wait! Morse is Ready! How Far will They Go! Up Next! The Big Dance! They get # 5 Deering! Friday Night! 7:00pm! Expo! Should be a Thriller! Rams will be Tough! But Trojans will be a Little Tougher! Trojans Move On! Head to Semi’s!

6.Greely---------16-2! Great Job Patrick Thibodeau! Two Big 3’s for Patrick! Rangers Take Down GNG! 61-43! Then a real Biggie! Rangers Beat Cape! 59-46! Gets Them the # 1 Seed! Coach Marks is Happy! Up Next! The Big Dance! Rangers get the Winner of GNG/York game! Saturday! 4:45! Portland Expo! Rangers Win Big! Head to Semi’s!

7.South Portland---14-4 Riots had a bad Game! Lose to Deering! 69-50! Rams can be Tough! Bounce Back! Beats Portland! 56-51! It was Tough! Hyland Throws in 39! Gets his 1000pt.! How far Can They Go! Big Game Next! At The Big Dance! Gets the winner of Portland/Bonny Eagle! Looks like Portland to Me! Saturday Night! Expo! 7:30pm! A Heavy Weight Re-Match! Can the Riots Beat The Dogs again on Their Home Court! I Don’t Know! We Shall Find out! Might be The Game of the Night!

8.Bangor---------13-5 Rams are On a Roll! Won 11 of last 12 Games! Two Huge Wins this Past week! Takes Down Mt. Blue! 48-44! Takes Down Brewer! 59-54! East is Crazy! And So are The Rams! They Jump Back into The Top 10! Reed Has’Em ready! It’s Tourney Time! Baby! Big Game up Next! The Big Dance! Rams Draw the Hamden Broncos! Should be a Beauty! ACC Baby! 8:00pm! Saturday Night! The place will be Rock’n!

9.Cape Elizabeth--14-4 Tough Week for The Capers! They Lose Two! Could Be a blessing in Disguise though! Lost to Yarmouth in OT! 63-59! Lose to Greely! 59-46! Cape Gets the # 4 Seed! Sets up a Re-Match! With Yarmouth! At The Big Dance! Wowzer! Doesn’t get any Better than This! 3:15pm! Saturday! Portland Expo! Cape Gets Revenge! Heads to Semi’s!

10.Dirigo---------17-1 Cougars Get Beat! They Drop to # 10! Mountain Valley Takes’em Down! 68-55! Might be Good though! Right before the Tourney! Fire Them Up! Big Dance is Waiting! And They will have to wait Until Monday 2/16! Cougars get the Winner of Boothbay/Waynflete! ACC! 8:30pm! Big Tom Will be Ready! And so won’t the Cougars! Cougars Advance to Semi’s!

Teams Knocking at the Door:

Mtn. Valley---------16-2
Washington Acad.-17-1
Mt. Blue------------13-5
Pesque Isle---------16-2
Fort Fairfield-------18-0
Lake Region--------14-4
Cent. Aroostook----15-3
Forest Hills----------17-1

Til’ Next week: Hold on Tight! This Ride is Gonna be Fun!  The Big Dance is Here! Good Luck to All Teams!


Falcons peck apart Cougars in 68-55 stunner

Sport: Basketball (boys)  Posted: February 8th, 2009 by Tom Nolette

Cam Kaubris erupted for 29 points and his Falcons never trailed after the first quarter, spoiling Dirigo's undefeated march through the Mountain Valley Conference with an authoritative 68-55 victory in the regular-season finale at Puiia Gymnasium.

Gilboe OK after collision

Sport: Basketball (boys)  Posted: February 8th, 2009 by Tom Nolette

Gilboe scored his 1,000th point late in the second quarter of Tuesday´s 63-54 win against Greenville. Gilboe bumped his head in a collision in the third quarter, but felt fine and continued to play. He finished the game with 40 points and 25 rebounds.

Panthers hold off Mustangs

Sport: Basketball (Girls)  Posted: February 8th, 2009 by Tom Nolette

AUGUSTA -- Beating the Waterville girls basketball team is no easy task. No one´s done it in 65 games, but over a three-year span Mt. View has come as close as any team.

The Mustangs took another run at the Purple Panthers on Saturday night at the Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Class B championship, and again they came up short, losing 63-56.

Falcons peck apart Cougars in 68-55 stunner

Sport: Basketball (boys)  Posted: February 7th, 2009 by Tom Nolette

RUMFORD - Dirigo approached Thursday night with the forgivable anxiety of a team protecting a fragile eggshell in its loss column. Mountain Valley played as if life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness depended upon it.

Fryeburg outlasts Poland

Sport: Basketball (boys)  Posted: February 7th, 2009 by Tom Nolette

POLAND - Ten losses and a seeding to match won't be enough to sneak into the Western Class B boys' basketball tournament next winter, when the Maine Principals' Association applies the 50-percent rule as its line of demarcation.
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