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Hall-Dale 74, Lisbon 38

Sport: Basketball (boys)  Posted: December 14th, 2008 by Tom Nolette

LISBON - Keith McGillvary and Ryan Leach each lit up the scoreboard with 21 points apiece as Hall-Dale rolled over Lisbon with a 74-38 victory in a boys' basketball game Saturday. The Bulldogs (1-2) built 38-20 halftime and held the winless Greyhounds (0-3) to just a total of 10 points for the second and third quarters. No player scored in double digits for Lisbon. The Greyhounds' leading scorer was Scott Eck, who scored eight points.

Hall-Dale 74, Lisbon 38

Sport: Basketball (boys)  Posted: December 14th, 2008 by Tom Nolette

LISBON - Keith McGillvary and Ryan Leach each lit up the scoreboard with 21 points apiece as Hall-Dale rolled over Lisbon with a 74-38 victory in a boys' basketball game Saturday. The Bulldogs (1-2) built 38-20 halftime and held the winless Greyhounds (0-3) to just a total of 10 points for the second and third quarters. No player scored in double digits for Lisbon. The Greyhounds' leading scorer was Scott Eck, who scored eight points.

Winthrop 62, Georges Valley 42

Sport: Basketball (boys)  Posted: December 14th, 2008 by Tom Nolette

THOMASTON - Andrew Smithgall scored 19 points and Zach Farrington chipped in with 11 to lead Winthrop to a 62-42 boys' basketball win over Georges Valley. The Ramblers (2-0) took control early with a 15-5 advantage in the first quarter. David Ketchen contributed eight points. Georges Valley (2-1) was led by Robbie Beverage, Chaney Oakes and Kiel Gauthier with six points apiece.

Winthrop 62, Georges Valley 42

Sport: Basketball (boys)  Posted: December 14th, 2008 by Tom Nolette

THOMASTON - Andrew Smithgall scored 19 points and Zach Farrington chipped in with 11 to lead Winthrop to a 62-42 boys' basketball win over Georges Valley. The Ramblers (2-0) took control early with a 15-5 advantage in the first quarter. David Ketchen contributed eight points. Georges Valley (2-1) was led by Robbie Beverage, Chaney Oakes and Kiel Gauthier with six points apiece.

Camden Hills 84, Belfast 41

Sport: Basketball (boys)  Posted: December 14th, 2008 by Tom Nolette

Kiefer Lammi scored 22 points and Tyler McFarland added 16 as the Windjammers routed the Lions at Rockport.

Fryeburg 60, Poland 37

Sport: Basketball (boys)  Posted: December 14th, 2008 by Tom Nolette

Ronny Coury scored 14 points for the Raiders (1-2), who used a 17-0 run in the second quarter to take control against the Knights (0-3) at Fryeburg. Yusuke Fukata and Colby Locke each added 10 points. Kevin Payette had 11 points for Poland.

Fryeburg 60, Poland 37

Sport: Basketball (boys)  Posted: December 14th, 2008 by Tom Nolette

Ronny Coury scored 14 points for the Raiders (1-2), who used a 17-0 run in the second quarter to take control against the Knights (0-3) at Fryeburg. Yusuke Fukata and Colby Locke each added 10 points. Kevin Payette had 11 points for Poland.

LR 61, GNG 48

Sport: Basketball (boys)  Posted: December 14th, 2008 by Tom Nolette

Kevin Gilson scored 16 points, including a pair of 3-pointers in the first quarter as the Lakers (3-0) jumped out to a 16-2 lead against the Patriots (1-2) at Gray. Zach Tomkinson finished with 15 points and Phil Leighton scored 14 for Lake Region. Josh Farynaz had 16 points for Gray-New Gloucester.

Freeport 58, Wells 40

Sport: Basketball (boys)  Posted: December 14th, 2008 by Tom Nolette

Jon Klages had 17 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists to lead the Falcons (1-3) past the Warriors (0-3) at Freeport. Cody Bartlett added 16 points for the Falcons, who outscored Wells 34-15 in the second half after trailing 25-24 at halftime. Justin Pollard scored 16 points and Alec Furness had 14 for Wells.

Freeport 58, Wells 40

Sport: Basketball (boys)  Posted: December 14th, 2008 by Tom Nolette

Jon Klages had 17 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists to lead the Falcons (1-3) past the Warriors (0-3) at Freeport. Cody Bartlett added 16 points for the Falcons, who outscored Wells 34-15 in the second half after trailing 25-24 at halftime. Justin Pollard scored 16 points and Alec Furness had 14 for Wells.

Falmouth romps past Yarmouth

Sport: Basketball (boys)  Posted: December 14th, 2008 by Tom Nolette

By Michael Hoffer
Special to MBR

FALMOUTH- The Falmouth boys' basketball team continued its early-season surge with a dominating 52-33 home victory over the Yarmouth Clippers Saturday evening.

The Yachtsmen rode the sizzling shooting and staunch defense of junior Stefano Mancini to roll to a 33-10 halftime lead and cruised from there to improve to 3-0 on the season, dropping the Clippers to 2-1 in the process.

Mancini led all scorers with 22 points and helped limit Yarmouth senior sharpshooter Johnny Murphy to a quiet 17.

"One of the things that coach wanted to me improve in my game was being able to play on both sides of the court," Mancini said. "Preseason we played against some of the best players in Class A and B. Tonight against Murphy, I was able to prove I've been working on defense all offseason."

Falmouth began the season with a 54-49 upset win at Greely (behind Mancini's 15 points) and a 59-52 victory at Poland (as Mancini led the way with 28). The victory at the Rangers avenged last year's agonizing Western B quarterfinal setback, which came on a buzzer-beater.

The Clippers, meanwhile, a regional semifinalist last winter before losing to Freeport, opened with a 70-30 win at Wells (behind 25 from Murphy), then held off visiting York 51-49 (as Murphy and senior Rob Highland both scored 18). Yarmouth had won its last two trips to Falmouth and had beaten their one-time nemesis in three of the past four meetings since the start of the 2006-07 campaign.

This one would be decided quickly.

Junior Jahrel Registe gave the hosts a 1-0 lead with a foul shot 56 seconds in. A Murphy bank shot then gave the Clippers a 2-1 advantage. Falmouth junior John Roberts answered with a layup, but Muprhy made two free throws to give Yarmouth its final lead, 4-3. An old-fashioned three-point play by Roberts put the Yachtsmen up 6-4. With 4:31 to go in the first, Yarmouth junior Evan Henry hit a leaner to tie the score, but it was all downhill from there for the visitors.

With 4:03 to go in the quarter, Mancini drained his first 3-ball, putting Falmouth ahead to stay, 9-6. Junior Sam Horning followed with a layup and Mancini made another 3. After senior Jack Wyman scored on a floater, Mancini hit another 3-point shot for a 19-6 lead with 1:08 to play in the first. After a Clippers' timeout, Murphy made a short jumper, but a rebound putback by Horning with 1 second left gave the Yachtsmen a 21-8 advantage after one period.

Mancini began the second quarter the way he performed in the first by hitting another 3-pointer for a 24-8 lead.

"I've been trying not to go outside the offense," Mancini said. "We hit the open guy. I was open and they got the ball to me."

Yarmouth sophomore Luke Pierce and senior Andrew Totta each made one-of-two foul shots, but Mancini made two free throws, Falmouth junior Ryan Rogers hit a 3-pointer and a jumper, then Mancini fittingly capped a brilliant half by scoring on a leaner in the lane with 4 seconds to go to give the Yachtsmen a 33-10 advantage at halftime.

"We figured it would be a tough game," said longtime Falmouth coach Dave Halligan. "We came out with some good intensity and did some good things on defense. I was really pleased with our defense in the first half. We concentrated on Murphy, but they have other things too."

Mancini had 16 first half points and held Murphy to six. The Clippers made just 18 percent of their first half shots.

"(Stefano) wants to be a big-time player," Halligan said. "To do that, you have to play both ends of the court. He did tonight. That was nice to see."

Yarmouth showed some signs of life in the third period. Henry got things started by sinking a jump shot. Sophomore Matt Murphy followed with a jumper to make it 33-14, but Mancini answered with a breakaway layup. Highland then made a jump shot for the Clippers and Murphy made a 3 to make it 35-19, but Rogers hit a jumper and Horning scored on a layup to push the lead back to 20, 39-19. Murphy sandwiched two 3-point shots around a Registe layup, but Falmouth ended the period on a 6-0 run as Roberts made a layup, Mancini hit a jumper, then scored on a baseline jumper for a 47-25 lead, essentially ending the competitive phase of the contest.

Yarmouth would get no closer than 18, 49-31, the rest of the way. A leaner from senior Chad Lorenz at the buzzer accounted for the 52-33 final score.

"We thought it would be one of the toughest games on the schedule," Mancini said. "It's always a big game for us. It's good to get back at them."

"We're making progress," Halligan added. "We like what we're doing. We'll make some mistakes along the way, but I see more positives than negatives so far."

The Clippers were led by Murphy's 17 points. Henry had four. Totta added three and four players finished with two points each. Pierce scored one. Yarmouth made just 25 percent of its shots.

"Falmouth played a terrific game, offensively and dfensively," said Yarmouth coach Adam Smith. "They beat us up on the backboards. They kept us from doing anything. We didn't have much fight in us that first half.

"Too much dribbling in the halfcourt for us. It's going to take all five guys. Everybody looks at us and thinks it's a one-man show. We don't want it to be. It can't be for us to win games. We didn't play good team basketball tonight, offensively or defensively. We'll try to get back what we had last week. Falmouth went a long way out of taking us out of our game, but we helped."

In addition to Mancini's 22 points, he also had four rebounds and two steals. Roberts scored nine points, had five rebounds and two blocks. Rogers had seven points and Horning added six (to go with eight rebounds). Registe (seven boards) and freshman Jack Cooleen both had three points and Wyman scored two.

"We're not done yet," said Mancini. "We want to get 4-0. We played top dogs three of the first four games."

Tuesday, Falmouth gets another huge test when it visits unbeaten, defending regional champion Cape Elizabeth.

"It's on the road, but we've played well on the road," Mancini said. "If we keep playing the way we've played, we could be the best team in the conference."

"Cape's huge, we know that, but it won't make or break our season," Halligan added. "We'll see where we are."

The Clippers hope to get back in the win column Tuesday when they host Gray-New Gloucester. The rematch with the Yachtsmen comes Jan. 16. Look for Yarmouth to be much improved by then.

 "We're young varsity-wise," Smith said. "Everybody looks at the roster and sees seniors, but we're young.

Deering 53, Windham 50

Sport: Basketball (boys)  Posted: December 14th, 2008 by Tom Nolette

Ian Nono scored all six Deering points in overtime and finished with 23 points to lead the Rams (3-0) over the Eagles (2-1) at Windham. Ronald Abwoch added 17 points. Windham was paced by Garrett Clemmer with 13 points.

Deering 53, Windham 50

Sport: Basketball (boys)  Posted: December 14th, 2008 by Tom Nolette

Ian Nono scored all six Deering points in overtime and finished with 23 points to lead the Rams (3-0) over the Eagles (2-1) at Windham. Ronald Abwoch added 17 points. Windham was paced by Garrett Clemmer with 13 points.

Scarborough 54, Gorham 36

Sport: Basketball (boys)  Posted: December 14th, 2008 by Tom Nolette

Zack Bean scored eight of his 12 points in the third quarter to help the Red Storm (3-0) pull away from the Rams (0-3) at Gorham. Connor Sullivan had 13 points and Gary Alofs added 12 for Scarborough, which led 24-18 at halftime. Alex Graves and Ben Moody each scored 10 points for Gorham.

Scarborough 54, Gorham 36

Sport: Basketball (boys)  Posted: December 14th, 2008 by Tom Nolette

Zack Bean scored eight of his 12 points in the third quarter to help the Red Storm (3-0) pull away from the Rams (0-3) at Gorham. Connor Sullivan had 13 points and Gary Alofs added 12 for Scarborough, which led 24-18 at halftime. Alex Graves and Ben Moody each scored 10 points for Gorham.
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