Busline League basketball squads make stretch runs to playoffs
Busline League middle school boys and girls basketball squads have played game at a fevered pace in recent days with the end of the regular season on the horizon.
The final day of the regular season is slated for Wednesday, Jan. 15, while the Busline League large school division championships are slated for Saturday, Jan. 25 at Camden-Rockport Middle School.
The seventh-grade girls championship will be at 10 a.m., the eighth-grade girls game at noon; the seventh-grade boys at 2 p.m.; and the eighth-grade boys at 4 p.m.
The small school division championships also scheduled for Jan. 25, time and venue to be determined.
The large school division standings through Jan. 11 were:
Seventh-grade girls — Boothbay Elementary School 11-0, Camden-Rockport Middle School 8-3, Oceanside Middle School West Blue of Rockland/Thomaston 7-3, Oceanside Middle School West White of Rockland/Thomaston 6-4, Medomak Middle School of Waldoboro 5-4, Great Salt Bay of Damariscotta 3-8, Troy Howard Middle School of Belfast 1-11 and Wiscasset Middle School 0-8.
Seventh-grade boys — Troy Howard 11-1, Oceanside West White 6-4, Oceanside West Blue 6-4, Boothbay 6-5, Medomak 5-4, Camden-Rockport 5-6, Wiscasset 1-7 and Great Salt Bay 1-10.
Eighth-grade girls — Boothbay 11-0, Oceanside West Blue 10-1, Searsport District Middle School 7-3, Camden-Rockport 6-3, Great Salt Bay 5-5, Oceanside West White 3-7, Medomak 2-8, Wiscasset 1-7 and Troy Howard 0-11.
Eighth grade boys — Troy Howard 12-0, Boothbay 10-3, Bristol Consolidated School 8-3, Camden-Rockport 7-3, Medomak 6-5, Oceanside West White 5-6, Searsport 3-8, Oceanside West Blue 3-9, Wiscasset 1-9 and Great Salt Bay 1-10.
The small school division standings through Jan. 8 were:
Girls — Vinalhaven 10-0, Hope 9-1, Woolwich 7-3, Lincolnville 5-3, Nobleboro 5-5, Appleton 5-6, South Bristol 4-6 and Bristol 2-8.
Boys — Vinalhaven 7-3, Lincolnville 6-2, Nobleboro 6-3, Woolwich 4-4, Hope 4-5, Appleton 1-7 and Bristol 0-8.
Records for Islesboro and Jefferson were unavailable.
Coaches can report results to Courier Publications/VillageSoup by emailing game information or by sending photos, taken by a smartphone, of the home and away books, to firstname.lastname@example.org. Results also can be reported by calling 594-4401, extension 116.
The following is a recap of recently-reported results:
Oceanside Blue 8th 60, Medomak 15
At Waldoboro Jan. 10, the Mariners eased past the Riverhawks and prevailed by 45 points. Oceanside led 13-3, 31-7 and 47-15 at the quarter breaks.
Aubrey Anderson scored 13 points for Oceanside, while Gabby Simmons added 12; Jordan Brackett, 11; Kyleigh Farnham, 10; Casey Pine, six; Emily Clough, four; and Cassidy Boynton MacKenzie Murray, two.
Gabby DePatsy led Medomak with eight points, while Haley Wyllie and Marina Lint added two; and Hallie Kunesh, Cierra Dyer and Acadia Calderwood, one.
Medomak was 4-of-14 from the foul line, while Oceanside converted 3-of-9 (33 percent)
Medomak 8th 58, Oceanside White 40
At Waldoboro Jan. 10, the Riverhawks pulled away from the Mariners in the third quarter and soared to victory. Medomak led 14-13, 31-25 and 47-29 at the quarter breaks.
Colin Fournier scored 25 points for the 'Hawks, while Brent Stewart and Josh Goldrup each added seven; Jensen Willis, Johnathon Luce and Ian Christensen, five; and Wyatt Post, four.
Mike Norton scored 20 points for Oceanside, while Trevor Carty added eight; Josh Peaco, five; Logan Sheridan, Garrett Young and Zack Porter, two; and Kirt Ilvonen, one.
Medomak converted 11-of-20 (55 percent) from the foul line, while Oceanside netted 8-of-24 (33 percent).
Camden-Rockport 7th 55, Great Salt Bay 19
At Camden Jan. 10, the Schooners dug out of an early first-quarter hole and sailed to a big win. Great Salt Bay led 12-9 after the first quarter, while Camden-Rockport led 25-14 at halftime and 45-18 after three quarters.
Kerry Sabanty scored 16 points for the Schooners, while Charlie O'Brien and Wyatt Johnson added nine; Austin Charkowick, eight; Spencer Johndro, six; Jon Heath, five; and Tristan Wetzig, two.
Gus Hunt netted six points for the Cougars, while N. Anderson added five; J. Gilbertson, four; and Ben Carter and Quincy Perry, two.
The Schooners were 4-of-14 (28 percent) from the foul line, while the Cougars were 7-of-20 (35 percent).
Oceanside Blue 7th 54, Medomak 52
At Thomaston Jan. 10, the Mariners nipped the Riverhawks and picked up a two-point win. Oceanside led 28-25 at halftime.
Trevor Reed scored 16 points for the Mariners, while Jack Lombardo added 13. Alec Coughlin and Nathan Emerson scored 17 points for Medomak, while Emerson added 14 rebounds and Coughlin seven.
Troy Howard 51, Camden-Rockport 31
At Camden Jan. 9, the Lions remained unbeaten with a 20-point win over the Schooners. Troy Howard led 10-4, 26-12 and 39-15 at the quarter breaks.
Ricky Smith scored 11 points for the Lions, while Trey Reed added eight; Skyler Perkins added seven; Stanley Sturgis, Tyler Bartlett and Aaron Fuller, six; Sam Goguen, four; Jesse Perry and Chris Thayer, two; and Dakota Doolan, one.
Noah Heidorn scored 20 points for the Schooners, while Will Nickeron and Eric Glaser added three; Will Nickerson and Devin Winslow, two; and Noah Erskine, one.
Troy Howard netted 3-of-13 (23 percent) free throw attempts, while CRMS netted 12-of-16 (75 percent).
Oceanside Blue 8th 66, Oceanside White 60
At Thomaston Jan. 9, Oceanside Blue came away with a six-point win over its fellow classmates.
Michael Norton scored 36 points for Oceanside Blue, while Josh Peaco added nine; Logan Sheridan, five; Michael Doherty and Kirt Ilvonen, three; and Trevor Carty, Garrett Young, Silas Miller, Zack Porter and Ryan Colson, two.
Hunter Davis scored 14 points for Oceanside White, while Jack Freeman added 13; Anthony Moore and Ruben Martinez, nine; John Curtin, eight; Matt Waldron, three; and Leo Reid and Nick Crudell, two.
Oceanside Blue was 16-of-25 (64 percent) from the foul line, while Oceanside White was 10-of-21 (48 percent).
Hope 55 Jefferson 29
At Hope Jan. 9, the hosts led 18-6, 33-9 and 40-21 at the quarter breaks.
Keying the winners were Laticia Billings with 21 points; Kira Barley, 19; Nicole Brown, nine; and Kesha Lane, Emma Jordan and Haleigh Luce, all two. The Hawks made 7-of-12 free throws (58 percent).
For Jefferson, Kortney Mckenna led with 12 points.
Oceanside White 8th 69, Wiscasset 42
At Wiscasset Jan. 8, the Mariners went on a 26-8 run in the second quarter and sailed to a lopsided win over the Warriors. Oceanside White led 22-18, 48-26 and 62-34 at the quarter breaks.
Ruben Martinez scored 19 points for the Mariners, while Hunter Davis added 16; Anthony Moore, seven; Jack Freeman, six; John Curtin, Nick Upham and Trevor Lawry, four; Nick Crudell, three; and Matt Waldren, Leo Reid and Robbie Carroll, two.
Zach Reed scored 17 points for the Warriors, while Ronald Drake added 15 in the loss.
Oceanside converted 15-of-26 (58 percent) free throws, while Wiscasset netted 6-of-9 (67 percent).
Bristol 51, Searsport 49
At Bristol Jan. 8, the Blue Devils nipped the visiting Vikings by a two-point margin. Bristol led 19-10, 29-25 and 39-33 at the quarter breaks.
Connor Kneeland scored 15 points for the Vikings, while Ben Powell added 13; Liam MacMillan, nine; Devon Bean, six; and George Dakin and Charlie Spiegel, three.
Michael Steben scored 23 points to lead Bristol, while Nathan Masters added 16; Henry Spearman, eight; and Nathan Simmons and Leonard Wall, two.
The Vikings tied the game with less than 30 seconds to play on a pair of hoops by Bean, but the Blue Devils got a hoop with three seconds to play to win the game.
Boothbay 8th 73, Medomak 60
At Boothbay Jan. 8, Boothbay jumped to an early lead, but could not fend off the Wildcats and fell by 13 points. Medomak led 16-15 after the first quarter, while Boothbay took a 30-25 lead at halftime and a 51-35 lead after three quarters.
Colin Fournier scored 18 points to lead Medomak, while Wyatt Post tallied 12; Josh Goldrup, 11; Brent Stewart, nine; Johnathon Luce, five; Andrew Campbell, three; and Jensen Willis, two.
Kyle Ames poured in 31 points for Boothbay, while Eli Gudroe added 11; Graham Bryer, 10; Hunter Arsenault, eight; Cam Crocker and Keegan Giles, four; Nick Simpson and Hayden Brewer, two; and Cam Alley, one.
The 'Hawks were 3-of-10 (30 percent) from the foul line, while the Wildcats were 9-of-18 (50 percent).
Medomak 7th 51, Boothbay 47
At Boothbay Jan. 8, the 'Hawks held a 24-20 lead at halftime and managed to prevail by the same four-point margin.
Nathan Emerson scored 20 points for the winners, while Alden McLain added 15 and Alex Clevette seven.
Information for Boothbay was not unavailable.
Medomak 8th 51, Oceanside West Blue 36
At Thomaston Jan. 7, the Riverhawks pulled away from the host Mariners in the second half and prevailed by 15 points. Medomak led 13-11, 26-21 and 39-27 at the quarter breaks.
Colin Fournier scored 18 points for Medomak, while Brent Stewart added 13; Andrew Campbell, eight; Johnathon Luce, four; Ben Dever and Wyatt Post, three; and Josh Goldrup, two.
Michael Norton scored 22 points for Oceanside Blue, while Logan Sheridan added six; Zach Porter, four; and Trevor Carty and Garrett Young, two.
The 'Hawks were 6-of-16 (37 percent) from the foul line, while the Mariners were 3-of-6 (50 percent).
Medomak 7th 30, Oceanside Blue 28
At Thomaston Jan. 10, after trailing for much of the game, the Riverhawks rallied late and came away with a two-point win. Oceanside led 8-4, 18-9 and 23-20 at the quarter breaks.
Lydia Simmons scored 11 points for Medomak, while Maddy White added seven; Talia Willis and Addie Jameson, four; and Hattie Watmough and Aubrey Schaeffer, two.
Kassidy Robinson and Brooke Post each scored six points for Oceanside, while Hope Butler added four; Philomena Marsh, three; Gabby Straka and Jackie Hall, two; and Kaycee Foster, one.
The 'Hawks were 4-of-12 (33 percent) from the charity stripe, while the Mariners were 1-of-3 (33 percent).
Camden-Rockport 7th 41, Great Salt Bay 25
At Camden Jan. 10, the Schooners raced to a big lead early and coasted to victory. Camden-Rockport led 15-2, 25-10 and 33-14 at the quarter breaks.
Kassie Krul scored 19 points for the winners, while Lauren Rothwell and Kasey Emery added six; Tatum Dowd and Rebecca Cox, four; and Capri Buck, two.
Matthews scored 12 points for the Cougars, while Farrell added six; Hancock, four; and Camp, three.
Oceanside Blue 8th 32, Oceanside White 21
At Thomaston Jan. 9, Oceanside Blue held its classmates at arm's-length throughout the contest en route to an 11-point win. Oceanside Blue led 6-2, 16-5 and 26-14 at the quarter breaks.
Gabby Simmons scored 17 points for the winners, while Casey Pine added seven; Jordan Brackett, four; and Aubrey Anderson and MacKenzie Murray, two.
Molly Spencer scored 10 points for Oceanside White, while Lauryn Arsenault added five; Charlotte Leparulo, three; Amelia Campbell, two; and Julia Kurr, one.
Oceanside Blue was 5-of-17 (29 percent) from the foul line, while Oceanside White converted 4-of-15 (27 percent).
Camden-Rockport 7th 36, Troy Howard 18
At Belfast Jan. 9, the Schooners shut out the Lions in the first quarter and doubled up the hosts to pick up the win. CRMS led 6-0, 20-4 and 26-6 at the quarter breaks.
Kassie Krul scored 22 points for the Schooners, while Lauren Rothwell added eight; Tatum Dowd, four; and Capri Buck, two.
Shera Hilt scored four points for the Lions, while Hannah Sanderson, Grace Fitzjurls, Julianna Smith, Hannah Banks, Lindsey Bruns, Marisa Paul and Kayci Faulkingham, two.
Camden-Rockport 8th 43, Troy Howard 26
At Camden Jan. 9, the Schooners sailed to a 17-point win over the Lions. CRMS led 9-6 after the first quarter, while the teams were knotted 13-13 at halftime. The Schooners then took a 28-22 lead after three quarters.
Audrey Clement scored 11 points for the hosts, while Abby O'Donal added 10; Malea Russell, eight; Alli Wells, six; Katie Heavey, four; and Eliza Brown and Meg Gordon, two.
Kelsey Mehuren scored seven points to lead Troy Howard, while Alison Defeo added six; Kendra Belden and Macy Gale, four; Alexia Sweet, three; and Madison Hemingway, two.
The Schooners were 7-of-22 (32 percent) from the foul line, while the Lions were 6-of-12 (50 percent).
Oceanside West 7th 30, Wiscasset 18
At Thomaston Jan. 8, the Mariners pulled away from the Warriors in the second half and picked up a 12-point win. Oceanside led 8-7 after the first quarter, while Wiscasset tied the score 11-11 at halftime. The hosts then took a 21-16 lead after three quarters.
Charlotte Leparulo scored 10 points for the winners, while Lauren Miller and Molly Spencer each added six; and Lauryn Arsenault and Julia Kurr, both three.
Grace Webber netted 12 points for Wiscasset, while Lindsey Gorslom, Maeve Blodgett and Sydnie Thayer each added two.
The Mariners were 6-of-13 (46 percent) from the foul line, while the Warriors were 2-of-5 (40 percent).
Boothbay 7th 50, Medomak 24
At Waldoboro Jan. 8, the visitors jumped to a comfortable first-quarter lead and never looked back en route to a 26-point win. Boothbay led 17-3, 29-6 and 42-17 at the quarter breaks.
Lydia Simmons led the Riverhawks with five points, while Aubrey Schaeffer added four; Talia Willis, Melayna Benner, Maddy White, Addie Jameson and Chelsea Field, all two; and Elizabeth Flanagan, one.
Faith Blethen scored 24 points for Boothbay, while Ashley Abbott added seven; Maggie Larson, Alexis Davidson and Katie Moore, all four; Riley Sullivan, three; and Helen Hamblett and Maddy Barter, two.
The 'Hawks were 4-of-15 (27 percent) from the foul line, while the Wildcats were 9-of-23 (39 percent).
Boothbay 8th 46, Medomak 36
At Waldoboro Jan. 8, the Riverhawks made a furious second-half rally, but could not complete the comeback and fell by 10 points. Boothbay led 12-5, 28-10 and 38-18 at the quarter breaks.
Gabby DePatsy scored 21 points for Medomak, while Hallie Kunesh added six; Acadia Calderwood, five; and Cierra Dyer and Katie York, both two.
Sydney Meader scored 16 points for Boothbay, while Page Brown added 12; Jo Shaw, eight; Sydney Mercier, six; and Denise Stover and Macklie Gaudette, two.
Medomak was 8-of-20 (40 percent) from the charity stripe, while Boothbay netted 6-of-8 (75 percent) attempts.
Oceanside West Blue 8th 62, Medomak 21
At Thomaston Jan. 7, the Mariners overcame a first-quarter deficit in a big way and bested the visiting Riverhawks. Medomak led 8-6 after the first quarter, while Oceanside led 25-11 at halftime and 43-17 after three quarters.
Casey Pine scored 17 points to lead the Mariners, while Aubrey Anderson added 14; Gabby Simmons, 12; Taylor Hamlin, 10; Kyleigh Farnham, six; Jordan Brackett, two; and Emily Clough, one.
Hallie Kunesh scored six points for Medomak, while Gabby DePatsy added five; Acadia Calderwood, four; and Cierra Dyer, Katie York and Morgan Smith, two.
Oceanside Blue was 4-of-11 (36 percent) from the charity stripe and Medomak 5-of-14 (36 percent).
Boothbay 50, Camden-Rockport 7th 7th 28
At Boothbay Jan. 7, the Wildcats had no trouble with the visiting Schooners and prevailed by 22 points.
Kassie Krul scored 18 points for CRMS, while Tatum Dowd added four; Maddie Holt, three; Rebecca Cox, two; and Capri Buck, one.
Faith Blethen scored 22 points for Boothbay, while Katie Moore added 10; Maggie Larsen, eight; Ashley Abbott, four; and Helen Hamblett, Hannah Gentry and Riley Sullivan, two.
Camden-Rockport 7th 48, Great Salt Bay 23
At Damariscotta Jan. 4, the Schooners sailed to a 25-point win over the Cougars.
Kassie Krul scored 23 points for the winners, while Capri Buck added nine; Lauren Rothwell, eight; Tatum Dowd, four; and Rebecca Cox and Maddie Holt, two.
Ellie Mathews scored 11 points for the Cougars, while Tatum Hancock, Madeline Kelly and Tess Sprague scored two.
Hope 43, Islesboro 17
At Hope Jan. 7, the Hawks soared to a 26-point win over the visiting Eagles. Hope led 16-4, 33-8 and 39-12 at the quarter breaks.
Laticia Billings scored 17 points to lead Hope, while Nicole Brown added eight; Kira Barley and Kesha Lane, six; and Bella Merrill, Liana Weidman and Frances Ostensen, two.
Emily Lau scored 13 points for Islesboro, while Ava Schlottman and Megan Wick each added two.