White out: Inclement weather changes middle school playoff scheduleSemifinal games moved to Jan. 17, finals remain Jan. 19 at MMS
The Busline League middle school large school division boys and girls basketball single-elimination playoffs were set to move forward with semifinal contests on Wednesday, Jan. 16, but Mother Nature again has reared her ugly head and wiped that day's slate clean.
All eight semifinal games — four girls and four boys contests — have been postponed due to the heavy snow hitting the Midcoast Wednesday, which leaves squads only two days to play their games before the scheduled championships on Saturday, Jan. 19 at Medomak Middle School.
The tentative schedule for Saturday's championships includes: Seventh-grade boys, 10 a.m.; eighth-grade boys, noon; seventh-grade girls, 2 p.m.; and eighth-grade girls, 4 p.m.
The updated semifinal playoff matchups, with times included where available, are:
Seventh-grade girls — No. 4 Camden-Rockport at No. 1 Boothbay on Friday, Jan. 18 at 4 p.m. and No. 3 Oceanside Blue at No. 2 Oceanside White on Thursday, Jan. 17 at 3:45 p.m.
Seventh-grade boys — No. 4 Camden-Rockport at No. 1 Troy Howard on Thursday, Jan. 17 at 5 p.m. and No. 3 Boothbay at No. 2 Oceanside Blue on Thursday, Jan. 17 at 4:30 p.m.
Eighth-grade girls — No. 4 Oceanside Blue at No. 1 Great Salt Bay on Thursday, Jan. 17 at 4:15 p.m. and No. 3 Boothbay at No. 2 Camden-Rockport on Thursday, Jan. 17 at 6 p.m.
Eighth-grade boys — No. 4 Wiscasset at No. 1 Medomak on Thursday, Jan. 17 at 4 p.m. and No. 3 Boothbay at No. 2 Troy Howard on Thursday, Jan. 17 at 3:30 p.m.
The following is a recap of reported results from the preliminary and quarterfinal playoff rounds:
Large school division, boys
No. 2 Oceanside Blue 7th 59, No. 7 Oceanside White 20
At Rockland Jan. 14, Oceanside Blue never trailed against their Oceanside White schoolmates and moved onto the semifinals. Oceanside Blue led 15-4, 26-7 and 40-13 at the quarter breaks.
Mike Norton Jr. poured in 26 points for Oceanside Blue, while Kirt Ilvonen added eight; Jack Freeman, seven; Hunter Davis, six; Nicholas Crawford-Crudell, four; Logan Sheridan and Josh Peaco, both three; and Robert Carroll, two.
For Oceanside White, Ruben Martinez scored seven points, while Sam King added four; Nick Upham, Robert Scott, Anthony Vitale and Trevor Lawry, all two; and Zachary Porter, one.
Oceanside Blue netted 18-of-30 (60 percent) from the foul line, while Oceanside White made 2-of-4 (50 percent).
No. 1 Medomak 8th 57, No. 8 Camden-Rockport 31
At Waldoboro Jan. 14, the Riverhawks jumped to an early first-quarter lead and coasted into the semifinals, eliminating the Schooners from the playoffs. Medomak led 17-5, 33-17 and 43-25 at the quarter breaks.
Jonathan Allard and Cameron Allaire each scored eight points for Medomak, while Patrick White and Cale Gee both added six; Laken Harrington, five; Adam Eutsler and Zidane McMurrin, both four; and Casey Libby, Isaac Eutsler, Kyle Donlin, Maty Moore, Daniel Jones, Nick Grover, Taylor McLain and Cam Martin, all two.
For Camden-Rockport, Brandon Debrosky scored 17 points, while Nate Raye added eight; Gavin Boyd, four; and Devin Vangel, two.
The 'Hawks were 0-of-5 from the foul line and the Schooners 12-of-27 (44 percent).
No. 2 Troy Howard 8th 64, No. 7 Oceanside Blue 29
At Belfast Jan. 14, the Lions roared out of the gate in the first quarter and earned a berth in the semifinal round, knocking the Mariners from the postseason. Troy Howard led 19-8, 37-15 and 54-23 at the quarter breaks.
Garrett Hamlin netted 17 points for Troy Howard, while Zane Bielenberg added 12; Nolan Woods, 11; Tyler Macleod, five; Gerard Coward, Tristan Roberts and Ian Snowdeal, all four; Tyler Noyes, three; and Derek Tyler, Austin Moody and Matt Howard, all two.
For Oceanside Blue, Mitchell Delfrate scored 12 points, while Gage Robinson and Jackson Arnsdorf each added six; Zack Robinson, three; and Anthony Marsh, two.
The Lions were 14-of-22 (63 percent) from the charity stripe, while the Mariners were 6-of-11 (54 percent).
No. 8 Camden-Rockport 8th 57, No. 9 Great Salt Bay 34
At Camden Jan. 12, the Schooners moved on to the quarterfinals with a dominating win over the Cougars. CRMS led 17-6 at the end of the first quarter and 33-10 at halftime before pulling away.
Vangel netted 14 points for CRMS, while Raye and Boyd each added 12.
Riley Cushing scored 10 points for GSB and Kolton McKenney eight.
No. 4 Camden-Rockport 7th 45, No. 5 Wiscasset 27
At Camden Jan. 12, the Schooners surged to an 18-point win over the Warriors, moving on to the next round of the playoffs. CRMS led 9-4 after the first quarter and 18-10 at halftime before pulling away in the second half.
Leading CRMS were Jesse Fraser (21 points, 9 rebounds, 3 steals), Lucas Boetsch (10 points, 9 rebounds, 3 steals), Will Nickeron (4 points, 2 steals), Tucker Grinnell (4 points, 3 steals), Conrad Crans (3 points, 8 rebounds, 2 steals), Gideon Baeza (2 points), John Chilton (point, 1 rebound) and Eben Merrifield (4 rebounds).
For Wiscasset Tyler Martins scored 12 points, while Jake Lamboraux added six; Max Sampson, four; Ben Masten, three; and Matt Chapman, two.
The Schooners were 5-of-13 (38 percent) from the foul line, while the Warriors were 3-of-19 (16 percent).
Large school division, girls
No. 3 Oceanside Blue 7th 38, No. 6 Troy Howard 12
At Rockland Jan. 14, the Mariners held the Lions to only two first-half field goals and sailed into the semifinals with a 26-point win. Oceanside Blue led 10-2, 19-4 and 31-8 at the quarter breaks.
Casey Pine netted 13 points for the Mariners, while Gabby Simmons tallied 12; Jordan Brackett, four; Taylor Hamlin, three; and Molly Spencer, Aubrey Doyle and Zoe Goff, all two.
Alison Defeo and Emma Mehuren each scored four points for Troy Howard, while Kelsey Mehuren and Alexia Sweet both added two.
The Mariners were 4-of-10 (40 percent) from the foul line, while the Lions did not attempt a free throw.
No. 2 Oceanside White 7th 39, No. 7 Great Salt Bay 12
At Thomaston Jan. 14, the Mariners sailed past the Cougars of Damariscotta and into the second round, prevailing by 27 points. Oceanside White led 12-8, 18-8 and 28-10 at the quarter breaks.
Lauren Miller scored 10 points for the winners, while Aubrey Anderson added seven; Mackenzie Murray, five; Amelia Campbell, three; Kristina Ferguson and Charlotte Leparulo, all two; and Skyla Dyer and Emilee Clough, both one.
For Great Salt Bay, Madeline York and Maggie Folson each netted six points.
No. 4 Camden-Rockport 7th 43, No. 5 Medomak 27
At Camden Jan. 14, the Schooners outscored the Riverhawks 15-0 in the third quarter and sailed into the second round with a 16-point win. The two teams were knotted 8-8 after the first eight minutes, while Camden-Rockport led 20-15 at halftime and 35-15 after three quarters.
Abby O'Donal tossed in 19 points for CRMS, while Audrey Clement added eight; Sarah Contento, five; Claire Pierce, four; Alli Wells, three; and Emmi Brawn and Emily Long, both two.
For Medomak, Gabby DePatsy scored 12 points, while Hallie Kunesh added seven and Acadia Calderwood, Cierra Dyer, Zoe Gammon and Nina McGrath, all two.
The Schooners were 3-of-7 (43 percent) from the foul line, while the Riverhawks were 2-of-14 (14 percent).
No. 2 Camden-Rockport 8th 47, No. 7 Wiscasset 29
At Camden Jan. 14, the Schooners slowly pulled away from the visiting Warriors through the first three quarters and coasted into the next round of the playoffs. CRMS led 10-4, 23-8 and 35-15 at the quarter breaks.
Maddie Wickenden and Charlotte Messer each led the Schooners with 10-point efforts, while Julia Holt added nine; Mara Dostie, eight; Kate McKenna, six; and Haley Simmons and Mallory Caron, both two.
For Wiscasset, Hayhlee Craig scored 16 points, while Grace Webber added four; Gabby Hunter and Keara Hunter, both three; and Lindsey Gordon, two.
The Schooners were 0-of-1 from the foul line, while the Warriors were 6-of-12 (50 percent).
No. 4 Oceanside Blue 28 8th, No. 5 Medomak 15
At Thomaston Jan. 14, the Mariners forged onto the semifinals with a 13-point win over the Riverhawks. Oceanside Blue led 7-2, 21-7 and 23-14 at the quarter breaks.
Olivia Staples led Oceanside Blue with seven points, while Jenna Conant, Jaymie McMahon and Elise Laslavic each added four; Sierra Beal, three; Emma Lee and Lauren Hatch, both two; and Emily Hutchinson and Casey Benner, both one.
For Medomak, Chelsey Ripley netted seven points, while Nicole Obuchon added six and Maggie Ryan and Cassidy Taylor, both one.
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