Here are the early scores from the Thursday games.
When the tournament is over some of the players go on to play in a state-wide all-star game. It’s organized every year by McDonalds…the all-stars were named this afternoon. The top 80 players in the state will play March 10th. The games are again at Husson University.
BOYS BASKETBALLEastern Class A Regional TournamentSemifinals Hampden Academy 47, Bangor 37 Mt. Blue 52, Edward Little 49Eastern Class B Regional TournamentSemifinals Gardiner Area 57, Medomak Valley 46 Mount Desert Island 55, Presque Isle 49Western Class D Regional TournamentSemifinals Forest Hills Consolidated 54, Valley 46 Hyde 66, Vinalhaven 39GIRLS BASKETBALLEastern Class A Regional TournamentSemifinals Cony 46, Mt. Ararat 39 Edward Little 54, Skowhegan Area 33Western Class A Regional TournamentSemifinals McAuley (Catherine) 49, Windham 33 Scarborough 46, Marshwood 43Eastern Class B Regional TournamentSemifinals Nokomis Regional 52, Old Town 31 Presque Isle 63, Gardiner Area 44Eastern Class C Regional TournamentQuarterfinal Calais 49, Narraguagus 46 Central 34, Bucksport 24
Bill Fletcher was honored Wednesday afternoon at the Eastern Maine basketball tournament for his 26 years of service running the event.Dick Durost made the announcement.
Central High with their excellent cheering team. The Red Devils up against Bucksport. The Bucks scored 7 in the first half but 14 in the 3rd quarter. Bailey Blair working hard on the boards, they were right back in it.Central gets a nice effort from center Sam Brownell. She led the Devils with 11. They had just one bucket in the 4th quarter and just seven in the game but foul shots led them to the win. Bucksport came close could never catch up. Central wins it and the 3rd seed advances with a 34-24 win.
BOYS BASKETBALLEastern Class C Regional TournamentQuarterfinal Houlton 69, Sumner Memorial 52 Lee Academy 65, Orono 38 Mattanawcook Academy 62, Calais 51 Penquis Valley 64, Fort Kent Community 61GIRLS BASKETBALLEastern Class C Regional TournamentQuarterfinal Houlton 45, Orono 44 Stearns 46, Mattanawcook Academy 24Western Class B Regional TournamentQuarterfinal Greely 43, Wells 38 Lake Region 60, Yarmouth 34 Leavitt Area 72, Spruce Mountain COOP (Jay/Livermore Falls) 59 York 51, Gray-New Gloucester 42Western Class C Regional TournamentQuarterfinal Boothbay Region 58, Mt. Abram 42 Hall-Dale 45, St. Dominic Regional 32 Traip (Robert W.) Academy 56, Old Orchard Beach 49 Waynflete 56, Madison Area Memorial 39Western Class D Regional TournamentQuarterfinal Richmond 51, Buckfield 22 Seacoast Christian School 60, Forest Hills Consolidated 34
There are many things to love about the high school basketball tournament. For instance, while you get to enjoy a great game, you’ll enjoy some great tunes. Nick Coit spoke with Houlton Band Director Joe Fagnant about his band when they came to town this morning.
Parise Rosignol is just a sophomore but she has already scored 1000 points for Van Buren. Her father Matt is the coach and he set tournament scoring records nearly 30 years ago.Parise is on the verge of setting her own scoring records. Tim Throckmorton spoke with her after her 33 point effort last night.
Sumner coming in 16-2. Houlton was under 500 on the season.The Shires getting balanced scoring. Doug Dickison doing his part. Sumner started a bit cold. Gabe O’Brien and Tyler Martin combined for 36 points. That was more than two thirds of the output.Houlton took advantage and the young team from “The County” pulled off the big upset. Freshman Kyle Bouchard with 16. Seventh seed Houlton advances to the semifinals with a 67-52 win.
Starting Tuesday, it was Mattanawcook against third seed Calais.This one was a battle for the 32 minutes. For the Lynx Nick Haynes gets the nice feed inside and scores.Lincoln looking for the upset.Calais had the lead at the half 29-26. Joe Mitchell led the Blue Devils with 18./ But the guy that was on fire first thing this morning was Chase Vicaire.Mattanawcook with a rock solid 2nd half and Vicaire had the hot hand with 31 points. The Lynx with the upset win 62-51.
There were six Eastern Maine high school basketball games played at the Bangor Auditorium on Monday. Tim Throckmorton has a look at the action.
Class ‘D’ Girls:… (6) Woodland 29(3) Central Aroostook 34(15) Southern Aroostook 34(7) Hodgdon 39Class ‘D’ Boys:(5) Hodgdon 48(4) Katahdin 49(8) Easton 42(1) Jonesport-Beals 57
The Southern Aroostook girls trying to continue their unlikely success in the post season. Seeded 15th and here they are in the quarterfinals. The warriors had the lead at the half. Olivia Raymond scores the buckett and Hodgdon was on the ropes. The Hawks keeping with it and Mariah Wiley with a big game, she had 17.Hodgdon scored the last seven points in the game and they manage the win. Jennah Steamer helping the cause. Hodgdon beats Southern Aroostook 39-34.
Woodland is back to the tourney with veteran Arnold Clark at the helm.Central Aroostook was down a point at the half but they picked it up after the break. Beautiful passing on the break and Kayla Cushman finishes. They were up seven.6th seeded Woodland still hanging around and getting some big threes. Araceli Garcia with this one.But too much panther offence and especially Victoria McIntyre. She had 20 Monday morning and Central Aroostook moves into the semifinals with a 34-29 win.
BOYS BASKETBALLEastern Class A Regional TournamentQuarterfinal Bangor 48, Lawrence 31 Edward Little 60, Lewiston 52 Hampden Academy 53, Erskine Academy 38 Mt. Blue 72, Brunswick 47Eastern Class B Regional TournamentQuarterfinal Mount Desert Island 59, Camden Hills Regional 58 Presque Isle 57, Ellsworth 46Eastern Class D Regional TournamentQuarterfinal Central Aroostook 88, Houlton Christian Academy 62 Deer Isle-Stonington 67, Washburn District 57Western Class A Regional TournamentQuarterfinal Bonny Eagle 61, Marshwood 40 South Portland 39, Portland 32Western Class B Regional TournamentQuarterfinal Falmouth 55, Poland Regional/Whittier 47 Spruce Mountain COOP (Jay/Livermore Falls) 63, Wells 34 Yarmouth 77, Lincoln Academy 35 York 50, Leavitt Area 38Western Class D Regional TournamentQuarterfinal Forest Hills Consolidated 88, Gould Academy 37 Hyde 60, Buckfield 40 Valley 57, North Haven Community 34 Vinalhaven 63, Greenville 46GIRLS BASKETBALLEastern Class B Regional TournamentQuarterfinal Gardiner Area 63, Mount Desert Island 38 Nokomis Regional 58, Medomak Valley 51 Presque Isle 86, John Bapst Memorial 31
Upsets in the world of sports are very thrilling. A few days ago, there was a big upset in the high school basketball prelims.
BOYS BASKETBALLEastern Class B Regional TournamentQuarterfinal Gardiner Area 56, Nokomis Regional 47 Medomak Valley 65, Oceanside (Coop) 39Western Class A Regional TournamentQuarterfinal Cheverus 49, Thornton Academy 20 Deering 66, Biddeford 54GIRLS BASKETBALLEastern Class A Regional TournamentQuarterfinal Cony 57, Bangor 47 Edward Little 60, Hampden Academy 50 Mt. Ararat 52, Messalonskee 46 Mt. Blue 56, Skowhegan Area 55, OTEastern Class B Regional TournamentQuarterfinal Old Town 60, Camden Hills Regional 57