Oceanside White/Blue forge split, THMS, MMS win in Dec. 1 playClassmates battle in eighth-grade court action; Hope boys split two recent games
The highlights of Busline League middle school large school eighth-grade basketball action from Saturday, Dec. 1 were matchups between classmates as Oceanside Blue hosted Oceanside White in Mariner battles in Thomaston.
Coaches from the large and small school divisions can report game results by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 594-4401, ext. 116.
The following are results from Dec. 1 games:
Large school, boys basketball
Oceanside White 39, Oceanside Blue 34
On Dec. 1 at Thomaston, the Mariners squared off in a hard-fought, competitive game, with White pulling out a five-point victory. The teams were knotted 4-4 and 15-15 at the first two quarter breaks, while White led 25-23 after three stanzas.
Leading winning White were Coby Dorr with 18 points; Zach Davis and Max Lombardo, both seven; Noah Freeman, Josef Berger and David Kurr, all two; and Nick Keene, one. At one point, Davis suffered a concussion and will miss several weeks of the season, said coach Chris Raye.
For Blue, Ryan Lawrence tallied 10 points; Jackson Arnsdorf, six; Zach Robinson, five; Mitchell Delfrate, four; Anthony Marsh and Gage Robinson, both three; Sam Townsend, two; and Martin King, one.
White made 13-of-35 free throws (37 percent) and Blue 7-of-20 foul shots (35 percent).
Troy Howard 8th 54, Camden-Rockport 42
At Camden Dec. 1, the visiting Lions of Belfast secured the win, after leading 14-4, 26-11 and 42-27 at the quarter breaks.
Leading Troy Howard were Garrett Hamlin with 16 points; Nolan Woods, 15; Zane Bielenberg, 12; Tyler Macleod, five; and Derek Tyler, Andrew Cross and Ian Snowdeal, all two.
For the Schooners, Gavin Boyd tallied 16 points; Devin Vangel, 14; Brandon Debrowsky, seven; Alaric Beal, three; and Wilson McKay, two.
Troy Howard made 6-of-8 free throws (75 percent) and CRMS 3-of-12 foul shots (25 percent).
Medomak 8th 47, Great Salt Bay 21
At Waldoboro Dec. 1, the host Riverhawks defeated GSB of Damariscotta, as Maty Moore tallied 10 points; Cale Gee and Cameron Allaire, both eight; Jonathan Allard and Daniel Jones, both four; Cameron Martin, three; and Laken Harrington, Adam Eutsler, Isaac Eutsler, Kyle Donlin and Taylor McClain, all two.
Scoring for GSB were Kolton McKenney with eight points; Riley Cushing, five; and Tyler Wood and Jacob Maker, both four.
MMS tallied 3-of-6 free throws (50 percent) and GSB 1-of-8 foul shots (13 percent).
Large school, girls basketball
Oceanside Blue 8th 31, White 23
At Thomaston Dec. 1, Mariner Blue outdistanced White, with a more consistent effort through all four quarters. Blue trailed 10-7 after one quarter, while the game was tied 13-13 at halftime and Blue led 22-14 aft three quarters. White scored 10 points in both the first and fourth stanzas, but only four during the middle two quarters.
For Blue, Elise Laslavic, Sierra Beal and Emma Lee all netted seven points; Jenna Conant, four; Jaymie McMahon, three; Morgan Williams, two; and Olivia Staples, one.
For White, Haley Montgomery tossed in 12 points; Sydney Hall and Kaylee McCorrison, both three; Brianna Knowlton and Jillian Brooks, both two; and Brianna White-Ortiz, one.
White made 7-of-26 free throws (27 percent) and Blue 11-of-26 foul shots (42 percent).
Great Salt Bay 56, Medomak 8th 19
At Waldoboro Dec. 1, the host Riverhawks could not stay with GSB, trailing 20-2, 31-4 and 45-9 at the quarter breaks.
"The first half was a struggle for Medomak," said Riverhawk coach Molly Brewer. "But Medomak came back at halftime ready to still give it their best …They played great defense and didn't give up even after being behind my almost 30 points … I am very proud of how Medomak did not give up and kept fighting until the end of the game. It is not an easy thing to do, especially being behind by so much, but the girls worked and encouraged each other, and finished the game as if they were fighting to win it back."
Scoring for Medomak were Nicole Obuchon with six points; Alika McMurrin, four; and Victoria Wheaton, Breanna McKay, Kelsey Grant and and Maggie Ryan, all two.
Scoring for GSB were Sophie Schumacher with 10 points; Brianna Genther and Brie Wajer, both nine; Kaitlyn Feltis and Christine Hilton, both eight; Jenny Arter, four; Bailey Plorde and Nadia Smith, both three; and Mary Reid, two.
MMS made 4-of-13 free throws (31 percent) and GSB 10-of-11 (91 percent).
Small school, boys basketball
Hope 43, Islesboro 30
At Hope Nov. 17, the host Hawks outlasted the island Eagles, after leading 6-4, 20-12 and 33-16 at the quarter breaks.
Pacing the Hawks were Dan Peabody with 12 points; Wade Reynolds, 10; Joergen Ostenstan eight; Dawson Robert, six; Henry Cooper, three; and Brian Conn, two.
For Islesboro, John Gotham tallied 18 points; Zan Howell, four; and Devin Small, Ryan Murphy, Hayden Wick, Brett Stuart and Jack Nathan, all two.
Nobleboro 77, Hope 13
At Nobleboro Nov. 27, the hosts raced to the victory over the Hawks, after leading 21-1, 38-5 and 60-9 at the quarter breaks.
Keying Nobleboro were Noah Steeves with 21 points; Trever Coffin, 17; Cody Tozier, 16; Bryce York, 12; Ian Walsh, six; Thomas Wriggins and Ethan Burns, both two; and Ethan Spear, one.
For Hope, Bryce Taylor scored four points; Wade Reynolds, three; and Josh Graves, Dan Peabody and Zeb Pease, all two.
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