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Harris nets 22, Blue Devils top Brunswick

Sport: Basketball (Boys)  Message Board

Posted: December 17th, 2014 by Tom Nolette

Harris poured in a game-high 22 points — 15 coming after halftime — and the Blue Devils pushed their winning streak to three with a 57-49 victory over Brunswick on Tuesday. "He did a lot of things," Lewiston coach Tim Farrar said. "He took charges, blocked shots, he rebounded, scored a couple points for us. He was a leader tonight. That's what we want from him. He's one of our leaders and we need that same effort every night." ...

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Edward Little outlasts Mt. Blue

Sport: Basketball (Girls)  Message Board

Posted: December 17th, 2014 by Tom Nolette

"The second half, we played aggressively and got after it pretty good on the defensive end," said Mt. Blue coach Gavin Kane. "I told the girls that I felt like the first half we were in a feeling out process and were trying to decide whether we could play with them or not, but I liked the way we bounced back in the second half." Jacques led EL (3-1) with 16 points while Harriman finished with 12. Hairston added nine, including seven in the second half. Brooke Reynold had seven. Mt. Blue got 14 from Eryn Doiron and 11 from Addie Brinkman. Caitlin Kane added seven...

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Gray-New Gloucester overwhelms York in second half

Sport: Basketball (Girls)  Message Board

Posted: December 17th, 2014 by Tom Nolette

By KALLE OAKES..GRAY — Gray-New Gloucester girls' basketball players aren't old enough to have vivid memories of the Patriots winning a game this big, in front of a crowd this energized. Led by a defense that held York to two points in the fourth quarter, Gray-NG turned a tense showdown of unbeaten Western Maine Conference teams into a blowout, 52-35, on Tuesday night. Gray-NG (4-0) has been competitive since Katie Whittier's teams won back-to-back regional titles in 2001 and 2002, but not a year-in, year-out championship challenger in the tradition of York (3-1)..

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Freshman Sydney Allen leads Central past Dexter

Sport: Basketball (Girls)

Posted: December 17th, 2014 by Marc Calnan

Central held off Dexter to earn a 37-35 girls basketball victory

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Lawrence girls basketball passes first test

Sport: Basketball (Girls)  Message Board

Posted: December 17th, 2014 by Tom Nolette

The Bulldogs picked up a key KVAC A win, 40-31, over Oxford Hills. “We played the defending Eastern Maine champions from last year, with a very good reputation, a very good coached team,” Donato said. “This is really our big first test. These are the type of games you’re going to have in the tournament: Every possession is important. It’s a big win.” Paige Belanger scored a game-high 15 points for the Bulldogs (3-0), and Nia Irving added 13 points and 13 rebounds. Anna Winslow, a six-footer who will be playing at Central Maine Community College next season, led the Vikings with 12 points and eight rebounds...

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Cony duals wrestling tournament draws crowd

Sport: Wrestling  Message Board

Posted: December 17th, 2014 by Tom Nolette

The annual grappling tournament is set for Saturday in Augusta. The annual Cony Duals tournament is drawing quite a crowd. Cony, Morse, Gardiner, Skowhegan, Erskine Academy, Mt. Ararat, Winslow, Madison, Westbrook, Oxford Hills and Mt. Blue are scheduled to compete in the event, which is Saturday. Teams are divided into three pools of four teams each. Each team wrestles the other teams in the pool. The teams are then ranked based on the results of pool competition before they advance to a championship round against teams in the other pools...

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Patriots flex muscles and outlast Wildcats in girls' basketball

Sport: Basketball (Girls)  Message Board

Posted: December 17th, 2014 by Tom Nolette

GRAY — Gray-New Gloucester grabbed momentum early in the second quarter Tuesday night and held on tight the rest of the way to earn a 52-35 victory over York in a physical Class B Western Maine Conference girls’ basketball game before a close-to-capacity crowd. Maria Valente had 13 points, 10 rebounds and three blocked shots to lead the Patriots (4-0). Alicia Dumont added 10 points while Skye Conley had nine points and sevenrebounds. But it was Gray-New Gloucester’s tenacious 2-3 zone defense that slowed down the Wildcats (3-1), who came into the evening averaging 57 points per game...

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Boys Basketball: Press Herald Recaps of Dec 16 games

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Posted: December 17th, 2014 by Tom Nolette

 

CHEVERUS 49, MASSABESIC 32
CONY 67, MT. ARARAT 64
GRAY-NEW GLOUCESTER 59, YORK 52
GREATER PORTLAND CHRISTIAN 50, HIGHVIEW CHRISTIAN 16
HYDE 59, SACOPEE VALLEY 36
MORSE 62, MEDOMAK VALLEY 49
POLAND 75, FALMOUTH 58
SCARBOROUGH 47, NOBLE 29
SOUTH PORTLAND 55, THORNTON ACADEMY 46
WAYNFLETE 59, TRAIP 51
WESTBROOK 70, BIDDEFORD 31
YARMOUTH 57, GREELY 53

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Girls Basketball: Press Herald Recaps of Dec 16 games

Sport: Basketball (Girls)  Message Board

Posted: December 17th, 2014 by Tom Nolette

CHEVERUS 74, MASSABESIC 28
FALMOUTH 44, POLAND 29
GORHAM 51, PORTLAND 47
GREATER PORTLAND CHRISTIAN 50, HIGHVIEW CHRISTIAN 25
GREELY 50, YARMOUTH 29
HYDE 33, SACOPEE VALLEY 24
LAKE REGION 45, WELLS 33
LINCOLN ACADEMY 68, BELFAST 43
MARSHWOOD 54, BONNY EAGLE 46
MCAULEY 49, DEERING 48
MEDOMAK VALLEY 49, MORSE 31
SCARBOROUGH 57, NOBLE 11
WAYNFLETE 63, TRAIP ACADEMY 32
WESTBROOK 52, BIDDEFORD 24

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Thornton Academy rallies in second half to beat South Portland

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Posted: December 17th, 2014 by Tom Nolette

The Trojans wipe out a 5-point halftime deficit to upend the Red Riots, 50-33.

Thornton (4-0) responded to the positive reinforcement with a dominant second half, outscoring the Red Riots by 22, getting points from nine players and impact contributions from a half dozen, on its way to a 50-30 win. Victoria Lux led Thornton with 16 points and controlled the paint in the second half. McCrum finished with 11 points, including a three-point play late in the third quarter that pushed the lead to 38-25. After shooting just over 25 percent in the first half (7 of 27), the Golden Trojans made two-thirds of their shots in the second half (14 of 21). “We just needed to pick it up and dominate and we did,” Lux said...

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Portland boys remain unbeaten in basketball

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Posted: December 17th, 2014 by Tom Nolette

Liam Densmore hit seven 3-pointers and finished with a career-high 31 points to lead Portland to its fourth straight win of the season, a 75-51 victory over previously unbeaten Gorham in an SMAA boys’ basketball game Tuesday night at the Portland Expo. The Bulldogs went undefeated last season (22-0) on their way to the state title and have now won 26 straight games...

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McAuley edges Deering in down-to-the-wire thriller

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Posted: December 17th, 2014 by Tom Nolette

By Michael Hoffer..PORTLAND—They did it again. McAuley and Deering have made a habit of producing palpitating, down-to-the-wire girls' basketball showdowns and Tuesday evening, the longtime Stevens Avenue rivals added another chapter. One that took all 1,920 seconds to decide. Two teams that have their flaws but show incredible promise met in an early season battle that more than lived up to billing, as each struggled at times and showed glimpses of greatness at others...

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Waynflete girls down Traip, stay unbeaten

Sport: Basketball (Girls)  Message Board

Posted: December 17th, 2014 by Tom Nolette

By Michael Hoffer..PORTLAND—Waynflete's girls' basketball team is still a work in progress, but when the Flyers get things rolling, they're a lot fun to watch. Tuesday afternoon, Waynflete hosted Traip Academy and after struggling for a quarter, it turned up the intensity and pulled away. Behind the wizardry of senior athletic marvel Helen Gray-Bauer, the Flyers went on a 12-0 run and held the Rangers scoreless for over eight minutes as they stretched a two-point lead to...

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Gilpin, Broncos outlast Mayo, Messalonskee in overtime

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Posted: December 17th, 2014 by Tom Nolette

HAMPDEN, Maine — Nick Mayo came to town Tuesday night and showed local basketball fans why the 6-foot-8-inch forward will be playing in the Division I college ranks next year. But Hampden Academy had its own star power — its own Nick, in fact — who came up biggest in the final seconds of overtime Junior guard Nick Gilpin drove the length of the court for the game-winning basket with four seconds remaining as the Broncos erased a six-point deficit midway through the extra period to edge the previously unbeaten Eagles 64-62...

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Knee surgery sidelines UMaine women's basketball guard Anderson

Sport: University Of Maine Basketball  Message Board

Posted: December 17th, 2014 by Tom Nolette

Anderson was told she could not play any more until she had surgery. Anderson was averaging 2.8 points, 1.8 rebounds and 1.3 assists through eight games, logging 15.8 minutes per contest. Her .786 free-throw percentage is tied for the team lead. Junior shooting guard Lauren Bodine has missed most of the last two games with a hamstring issue. She is averaging 3.7 points in 13.4 minutes per game. It is hoped she will be able to return soon. The absence of backups Anderson...

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