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1,000! Brunswick senior Claire Baecher notches 1,000th point in win over Lewiston, 52-26

Sport: Basketball (Girls)  Posted: January 30th, 2009 by Tom Nolette

RUNSWICK — 1,007, 1:21, 11, 3. With hardcourt grace and dignity, Brunswick High School senior Claire Baecher passed the 1,000-point mark Tuesday night in a Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference basketball contest versus Lewiston.

Hawks can't hang with Deering

Sport: Basketball (Girls)  Posted: January 30th, 2009 by Tom Nolette

The Rams, the defending Class A state champs, wasted little time digging a deep hole for Marshwood with a quick offensive onslaught right out of the gate. Deering hit its first five 3-pointers (nine for the game) and led 17-8 at 1:37 of the opening quarter. Senior sharpshooter Diana Manduca buried three of those treys and 6-foot sophomore Kayla Burchill (12 points) added the other two as the Rams scored the game's first eight points.

Falcons fly past Andies

Sport: Basketball (boys)  Posted: January 30th, 2009 by Tom Nolette

Travis Ruff scored the game's final five points from the free throw line as shorthanded Mountain Valley survived a 48-44 nail-biter with Livermore Falls.

Indians display depth

Sport: Basketball (Girls)  Posted: January 29th, 2009 by Tom Nolette

BANGOR, Maine — With a couple of her teammates in foul trouble, Amanda Johnson knew she had a job to do.

The Skowhegan High freshman, who admittedly hasn’t been called upon a lot this year, answered the call in a big way Thursday night, scoring 13 points off the bench by canning four 3-pointers as the Indians earned a 60-44 Class A girls basketball victory over Bangor at Red Barry Gym.

Hawks can't hang with Deering

Sport: Basketball (Girls)  Posted: January 29th, 2009 by Tom Nolette

The Rams, the defending Class A state champs, wasted little time digging a deep hole for Marshwood with a quick offensive onslaught right out of the gate. Deering hit its first five 3-pointers (nine for the game) and led 17-8 at 1:37 of the opening quarter. Senior sharpshooter Diana Manduca buried three of those treys and 6-foot sophomore Kayla Burchill (12 points) added the other two as the Rams scored the game's first eight points.

Falcons fly past Andies

Sport: Basketball (boys)  Posted: January 29th, 2009 by Tom Nolette

Travis Ruff scored the game's final five points from the free throw line as shorthanded Mountain Valley survived a 48-44 nail-biter with Livermore Falls.

Stearns improves to 12-2, Houlton up next.

Sport: Basketball (Girls)  Posted: January 29th, 2009 by Tom Nolette

The Stearns High School Lady Minutemen hosted the Dexter Lady Tigers in Millinocket Thursday Night & Came away with a 43-17 win. Stearns was led by Samantha Lyons, who had 12 points. Adriana Eurich had 10. Kirsten Marter added 7, Angela Levesque had 6, while Rebecca Leavitt, Katie Mills, Monica Deabay & Molly Legassey had 2 points each for the 12-2 Lady Minutemen. Miranda Gove led Dexter with 6 points. Sarah Murray had 3, while Cally Mountain, Maicee Gustin, Sarah Atwater & Shelbee Lancaster all had 2 points for the 3-10 Lady Tigers. Stearns next game is Friday, January 30th vs. Houlton in Millinocket. tipoff is set for 7:00PM.

Score By Quarters:
Stearns - 11  20  29  43
Dexter -    4    8  15  17
JV Score: Stearns 39, Dexter 19.

Old rivals team up for WA

Sport: Basketball (boys)  Posted: January 29th, 2009 by Tom Nolette

Today the former rivals are teammates at Washington Academy, junior guards who have led the Raiders to a 13-1 record and the No. 1 seed in Eastern Maine Class C after Tuesday night’s 59-46 victory over three-time defending EM champion Calais that avenged the Raiders’ lone loss of the season.

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Cony 60, Morse 49

Sport: Basketball (boys)  Posted: January 28th, 2009 by Tom Nolette

Cony received 24 points from Ryan Minoty as the Rams dropped the 12-3 Shipbuilders for the second time this season in KVAC action.

"We gave up 35 points in the first half, and we got into foul trouble and that had an impact," said Morse coach Todd Flaherty, whose team is scheduled to host Edward Little (13-2) on Friday (7 p.m.). "Cony takes us out of our offense with their zone, and we just didn't spread the scoring out enough."

Ryan Chaney led Morse with 25 points and 10 rebounds, while Alonzo James added 15 points. Alex Kee dished out seven assists, and the Shipbuilders were nine of 13 from the foul line.

Brian Carville chipped in 14 points for Cony (9-6), which was 21 of 34 from the free-throw line.

Brunswick 62, Lewiston 46

Sport: Basketball (boys)  Posted: January 28th, 2009 by Tom Nolette

Rashon Edgerton scored 13 of his team-high 20 points in the fourth quarter as the visiting Dragons pulled away for a KVAC win at Lewiston.

Brunswick (7-8) led 10-8 after a quarter and 25-18 at the half. Up by 11 early in the third, the 2-13 Blue Devils made a run behind leading scorer Robbie Turner (20 points) to get within three, 39-36, after 24 minutes.

"They pressed us in the fourth quarter, and we were able to push the ball up the court and get some big baskets," said Brunswick coach Todd Hanson, whose squad is slated to face rival Mt. Ararat in Topsham on Friday at 6 p.m.

Lukas Klein added 19 points for Brunswick, 16 in the second half, while Robbie Basquez chipped in eight points and five assists. Stephen Carter pulled down 11 rebounds. The Dragons were 13 of 18 from the foul line, while Lewiston finished seven of 16.

MT. Ararat 64, Leavitt 50

Sport: Basketball (boys)  Posted: January 28th, 2009 by Tom Nolette

Cam Vermette poured in 28 points and Mt. Ararat High School picked up a 64-50 Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference boys basketball win over Leavitt on Tuesday.

Mt. Ararat improved to 9-6, while the Hornets fell to 3-12.

The Eagles led 16-7, 29-18 and 50-41 at the quarter breaks as eight of 11 players scored.

Josh Walker chipped in with 17 points and Tyler Toothaker added seven for Mt. Ararat, scheduled to host Brunswick on Friday.

Zach Caldwell led Leavitt with 14 points, Doug Nash had 13 and Jordan Hersom 11.

Lally, Prue shine, inspire EL girls' team in 52-42 win

Sport: Basketball (Girls)  Posted: January 28th, 2009 by Tom Nolette

All it took Tuesday night was a 3-pointer by Francesca Lally late in the third quarter. After Oxford Hills had overcome adversity and fought back to get within one late in the third, Lally's last-second shot squelched that. Instead, EL went into the fourth riding high, and the Red Eddies never let it slip away in a 52-42 win.

Greely makes up for loss to Falmouth

Sport: Basketball (boys)  Posted: January 28th, 2009 by Tom Nolette

The burly Thompson muscled his way to 19 points and 13 rebounds Tuesday night as Greely avenged a season-opening loss to Falmouth with a 61-38 victory in a matchup of the highest-ranked teams in Western Class B.

Bounce toward perfection

Sport: Basketball (boys)  Posted: January 28th, 2009 by Tom Nolette

SACO — Entering with the same 14-0 record it had last year in this game, Cheverus made sure it didn't stumble this time.

The Stags got their offense untracked in the second half to pull away from Thornton Academy for a 57-48 boys' basketball win Tuesday night.

A year ago, Thornton traveled to Cheverus and knocked it from the unbeaten ranks. That was the first of three straight losses for Cheverus, which didn't lose after that and won the Class A state title.

Cony 60, Morse 49

Sport: Basketball (boys)  Posted: January 27th, 2009 by Tom Nolette

Cony received 24 points from Ryan Minoty as the Rams dropped the 12-3 Shipbuilders for the second time this season in KVAC action.

"We gave up 35 points in the first half, and we got into foul trouble and that had an impact," said Morse coach Todd Flaherty, whose team is scheduled to host Edward Little (13-2) on Friday (7 p.m.). "Cony takes us out of our offense with their zone, and we just didn't spread the scoring out enough."

Ryan Chaney led Morse with 25 points and 10 rebounds, while Alonzo James added 15 points. Alex Kee dished out seven assists, and the Shipbuilders were nine of 13 from the foul line.

Brian Carville chipped in 14 points for Cony (9-6), which was 21 of 34 from the free-throw line.
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