With semifinal playoff games being played Wednesday and Thursday, the field of eight finalists is finally set in the four divisions of Busline League Division I Large School basketball.

There were five games on tap Wednesday and three more Thursday before all four championship matchups were set.

The Busline League girls finals were set to take place Tuesday, Jan. 19, but the second impending snowstorm in two days forced the those finals to be rescheduled to Thursday, Jan. 21. The seventh-grade girls game will begin at 3:45 p.m., while the eighth-grade girls game will tip off at 5:15 p.m.

The boys games will take place on Wednesday, Jan. 20, with the seventh-grade final at 3:45 p.m. and the eighth-grade title clash at 5:15 p.m.

All championship games will be played at Camden-Rockport Middle School.

The eighth-grade boys final will feature top-seeded Rockland District Middle School and No. 2 Camden-Rockport Middle School. The No. 1 Eagles defeated No. 4 Troy Howard to earn a berth into the league final, while the No. 2 Schooners defeated No. 3 Wiscasset to advance in games played Wednesday. The championship will be Wednesday, Jan. 20 at 5:15 p.m.

The eighth-grade girls final will also feature Rockland District Middle School and Camden-Rockport Middle School, as the No. 2 Eagles dispatched of No. 3 Boothbay to earn a berth in the league final. The No. 4 Schooners pulled an upset of top-seeded Troy Howard Middle School to advance, both in games played Wednesday. The championship will be played Tuesday, Jan. 19 at 5:15 p.m.

The seventh-grade girls final will feature No. 2 Rockland District Middle School, which defeated No. 3 Medomak Middle School Wednesday to earn a berth in the Busline League final. The Eagles will face top-seeded Boothbay in the title game, which defeated No. 4 Camden-Rockport Thursday to advance.

The seventh-grade boys final was determined Thursday, as No. 3 Camden-Rockport Middle School will face top-seeded Boothbay. The Schooners defeated No. 2 Medomak Middle School to advance to the league final, while the Wildcats defeated No. 4 Wiscasset 54-31 to advance to next week’s title game.

The following is a recap of recent available playoff results:

Eighth-grade boys

At Camden Wednesday, No. 2 Camden-Rockport earned a berth in the finals with a thrilling 56-55 victory over No. 3 Wiscasset. The game was knotted 10-10 after the first eight minutes, while the Schooners took a 24-17 lead into the locker room at halftime and held a 45-29 lead after three quarters. The Warriors surged back into the game with a 26-11 fourth-quarter run, but the Schooners held on for the one-point win.

Jayson Kuhn led CRMS with 17 points, while Chandler Crans added 12; Peter Vannorsdall, nine; Colin Morse, six; Joey Chamberlain and Duncan Hall, both five; and Terron Bailey, two.

Austin Haskell keyed the Warriors with 16 points, while Chandler Longfellow added 11; Nick Smelcer, eight; Travis Padilla, seven; Walker Malloy, five; Logan Grover, four; and Matt Johnson, three.

Also at Rockland Wednesday, top-seeded Rockland-District Middle School also earned a berth in the final with a 49-25 victory over No. 4 Troy Howard Middle School of Belfast. The Eagles held a 23-15 lead at the end of the first half, and outscored the Lions 26-10 in the second half to cruise into Wednesday’s championship game.

David Gould and Hunter Grindle led RDMS with 12 points each, while Gunnar Cummings added eight; Cole Chase and Isaiah Patterson, both four; and Job Fontaine, James Nguyen, Tyler Conant and Cody Chase, all two.

For the Lions, Mike McFadden led with seven points, while Korey Doolan and Greg Clark each netted five; Marcus Riley, three; Evan Schweirkert, two; and Jayson Emrich, one.

Click for photos from the Troy Howard at Rockland eighth-grade boys game.

Eighth-grade girls

At Rockland Wednesday, No. 2 Rockland District Middle School earned a berth in the championship game with a 38-22 win over No. 3 Boothbay. The Eagles led 6-3, 16-12 and 30-21 at the quarter breaks. The Eagles then outscored the Wildcats 8-1 over the final eight minutes to run away with the game.

Brooke Dugan led RDMS with 11 points, while Trittany Penn and Mackenzie Sirois each added eight; Emma Spencer, six; Kim Young and Abby Hersom, both two; and Sydney Spofford, one.

For the Wildcats, Brooke Alley and Lexi Morse each netted five points, while Abby McLellan and Hannah Brewer each collected four; Sophie Thayer, two; and Devin Dorneyer and Courtney Chaney, both one.

At Camden Wednesday, No. 4 Camden-Rockport Middle School pulled the upset over top-seeded Troy Howard Middle School in overtime, earning a berth in the final with a 53-51 victory over the Lions.

Troy Howard led 13-9 after the first quarter, while the Schooners took a 22-21 lead at halftime. Troy Howard regained the lead after three quarters at 30-28, while the game was knotted 46-46 at the end of regulation. CRMS outscored THMS 7-5 in the final four minutes of the game, pulling the upset victory.

Addie Drinkwater netted 21 points to lead the Schooners, while Melanie Vangel added 18; Brittany Bowman, seven; Kianna Crockett, four; Natalie Hamalainen, two; and Hannah Corney, one.

Maddie Cummings poured in a game-high 28 points to lead the Lions, while Allison Dellamatter added six; Hannah Bailey, five; Paige Profitt and Ashley Littlefield, both four; and Sam Moores, two.

Click for photos from the Boothbay at Rockland eighth-grade girls game.

Seventh-grade girls

At Rockland Wednesday, No. 2 Rockland District Middle School earned a berth in the championship game with a 44-31 win over No. 3 Medomak Middle School. The Eagles led 6-5, 18-12 and 27-23 at the quarter breaks.

Emily Gould keyed RDMS with 16 points, while Payton Billingsley added 12; Jackie Thorbjornson and Audrey Raymond, both six; and Ashley Gardner and Chelsea Williams, both two.

Hannah Heald paced the Riverhawks with 14 points, while Lexi Genthner added six; Hannah Marks, four; Emmy Ells, Delaney Overlock and Laura Dyer, all two; and Aidan Skov, one.

Click for more photos from the Medomak Middle School at Rockland seventh-grade girls game.

Seventh-grade boys

At Waldoboro Thursday, No. 3 Camden-Rockport defeated No. 2 Medomak Middle School 51-47 to advance to next week’s league final. The game was knotted 13-13 after the first eight minutes, while the Schooners took 27-26 lead at halftime. The Riverhawks then rebounded to take a 36-35 lead after three quarters.

Daulton Wickenden poured in 27 points to lead CRMS, while Drew Holt added 11; Ryan Pierce, five; Matt Crockett, four; Drew Long, two; and Dimitri Kestenbaun and Andrew Hall, both one.

For the Riverhawks, Jamie Temple netted 15 points, while Sam Morrill added 15; Hunter Wincapaw, six; Noah Beck, four; and Glenn Weeks Micah Williamson and Cody Heal, all two.

Village NetMedia Associate Sports Director Mark Haskell can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by e-mail at mhaskell@villagesoup.com.