The Busline League large school division kicked off 2011 in style Monday with a full slate of basketball contests in both seventh- and eighth-grade boys and girls action, with teams from Rockland District Middle School, Medomak Middle School, Troy Howard Middle School and Camden-Rockport Middle School taking to the court in hopes of securing much-needed wins as the regular season winds down.

The final games of the regular season will be Thursday, Jan. 6, while the first round of the playoffs will begin Monday, Jan. 10. The semifinal round will be Wednesday, Jan. 12 and the Busline League championship games are slated for Saturday, Jan. 15 at Boothbay Elementary School.

Coaches can report results to VillageSoup by calling 594-4401 or by e-mailing The following is a recap of reported results from games played Monday:


At Rockland, the Rockland District Middle School seventh graders stayed undefeated on the season, while handing Troy Howard Middle School only its second loss with a 36-24 victory. RDMS led 4-2, 14-9 and 24-12 at the quarter breaks.

Krisandra McNichol led the Eagles with 14 points, while Brianna Dugan added 12; Ari Curtis, 10; Lily Butler, two; and Casey Cross and Cassie Curtis, each one.

For the Lions, Alexis Racioppi netted 10 points, while Lydia Violette added four; Hannah Nichols, three; Lindsay Blood and Mariah Sturgis, both two; and Breann Cummings, one.

The Eagles got off to a quick start with hoops from Ari Curtis and McNichol in the first minute of the game, but the offense cooled over the remainder of the quarter, with the only other points scored on a pair of free throws by Lion Violette to account for the 4-2 score.

RDMS then got baskets from Dugan, McNichol and Ari Curtis in the second quarter, while Racioppi added a pair of hoops for the Lions to help the visitors cut the deficit to five points at halftime.

The Eagles then began to pull away in the third quarter, going on an 8-3 run led by a pair of baskets by Ari Curtis.

Also at Rockland, the Rockland District Middle School eighth-grade squad defeated Troy Howard Middle School 45-21. RDMS led 12-2, 24-10 and 40-13 at the quarter breaks.

Emily Gould netted 14 points to lead RDMS, while Ashley Gardner added 10; Chelsea Williams, six; Audrey Raymond and Brittany Rytky, each five; Payton Billingsley and Jackie Thorbjornson, each four; and Jordan Carpenter, two.

For Troy Howard, Kaitlin Goslant netted eight points, while Madison Littlefield added five; Brittany Littlefield, four; and Kaleigh Beaucage and Catey McGinn, each two.

At Boothbay, the Medomak Middle School eighth graders fell to the Wildcats 31-25. The game was knotted 5-5 after the first eight minutes, while the Wildcats took a 13-10 halftime lead and a 21-15 edge after three quarters.

Hannah Marks netted seven points for MMS, while Justice Barrows added six; Hannah Heald, five; Maggie Cox, four; Sophie Cohen, two; and CeCe Luce, one.

For Boothbay, Morgan Crocker tallied 13 points, while Avae Traina added six; Sara Durgin and Courtney Brewer each four; and Hannah Morley and Nicole Rice, both two.

Also at Boothbay, the Medomak Middle School seventh graders defeated the Wildcats 22-18.

Ariel Haskins netted seven points for MMS, while Brianna Luce and Emylee Leary each added four; McKenzie Wing, Jill van der Schaff and Paige Mason, all two; and Miranda Belcher, one.

For the Wildcats, M. Oakes and A. Welch each scored four points, while C. O’Brien, M. Nix, N. Clarke, A. Perkins and M. Abbott, all added two.


At Camden, the Wiscasset Middle School seventh graders upended Camden-Rockport Middle School 32-28. CRMS led 8-3 after the first quarter and 16-15 at halftime, while the Warriors took a 24-23 advantge after three quarters.

Grover Bryeson netted 10 points to lead the Warriors, while James Ethan added eight; Hefier Grant, six; Remy Segovia, three; Cody Roberts and Alex Webster, both two; and Corbin Teel, one.

For the Schooners, Cam Gushee netted eight points, while Jack Gallagher and Taylor Crosby each added seven; and Gavin Boyd, Dalton Oakes and Nate Dunton, all two.

Also at Camden, the Wiscasset Middle School eighth graders defeated Camden-Rockport Middle School 51-46. The Warriors led 17-15, 34-22 and 40-31 at the quarter breaks.

Travis Padilla poured in 26 points to lead the Warriors, while Matthew Craig added eight; Dylan McMahon, six; J.D. Souza, four; Daren Wood, three; and Jacob Allen and Thomas Anderson, both two.

For the Schooners, Demitri Kestenbaum tallied 10 points, while Drew Holt and Matt Crockett each added eight; Andrew Hall, seven; Eric Blohm, five; Daulton Wickenden, four; Ryan Pierce, three; and Chris Weiss, one.

At Waldoboro, the Medomak Middle School eighth graders dropped a 56-22 decision to the Wildcats. Boothbay led 15-5, 36-9 and 47-17 at the quarter breaks.

John Hepburn paced the Wildcats with 20 points, while Evan Hepburn added 14; Joseph DiMauro and Aaron Dickenson, both nine; and Colin Thompson and Nick Kilgus, both two.

For MMS, Micah Williamson netted five points, while Robbie Flint and Tyler Emerson each added four; Zach Ripley, three; and Makale Willis, Hunter Wincapaw and Jamie Temple, all two.

Also at Waldoboro, the Medomak Middle School seventh graders posted a 48-14 win over the Wildcats. The Riverhawks led 16-4, 24-8 and 42-8 at the quarter breaks.

Nick DePatsy netted 16 points, while Jackson Vail and Zach Starr each added six; Riley McCollett and Gavin Black, both four; Nick McCauliffe and Sheldon Lavway, both three; and Ollie Brown, Cortland Fisher, and Owen Gilbert, all two.

For Boothbay, Dan Drummond scored four points, while Matt Burnham and Nick Gorey each added three; and Abel Bryer and Zach Blackman, both two.

At Belfast, the Rockland District Middle School seventh graders defeated Troy Howard Middle School 48-26. The Eagles led 11-3, 20-11 and 36-16 at the quarter breaks.

Keenan Hendricks scored 14 points for the winners, while Riley Sprague added 10; Nick Mazurek, nine; Nick Tinker, seven; Thomas Curtis, four; and Josh Luttrell and Christian Straka, both two.

For Troy Howard, Gage Corson and Zach Darres each scored five points, while Alex Fritz, Drew Nealey and Jordan Bickford all added four; and Brian Lowe and Ben Robson, each two.

Also at Belfast, the Rockland District Middle School eighth graders defeated Troy Howard Middle School 39-26. The Eagles led 17-2, 33-15 and 39-26 at the quarter breaks.

Jerod Leonardi and Alden Wadsworth each scored 15 points to key RDMS, while Ryan Allender added four; Zach Peaco and Nate Philbrook, both two; and Zac Roman, one.

For Troy Howard, Levi Lapham netted 12 points, while Xavier Roman and Adam Littlefield each added three; Matt Smith, Aiden Ripley and Austin Sprague, all two; and Nick Stimpson and Tyler Laplant, each one.

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