The Busline League large school basketball playoffs tipped off Monday throughout the Midcoast with five contests taking place from Waldoboro to Belfast.

Only five teams would move on to the next round, as the Medomak Middle School seventh- and eighth-grade boys, the Camden-Rockport Middle School eighth-grade boys and girls; and the Boothbay Elementary School eighth-grade girls all moved on to the semifinals.

The expected schedule for quarterfinal games on Tuesday, Jan. 11 include:

Seventh-grade girls — No. 5 Boothbay at No. 4 Camden-Rockport at 3:30 p.m., No. 6 Wiscasset at No. 3 Medomak Middle School at 3:30 p.m. and No. 7 Searsport at No. 2 Troy Howard at 5:15 p.m.

Seventh-grade boys — No. 6 Camden-Rockport at No. 3 Troy Howard at 3:45 p.m.

Semifinal playoff games are slated for Wednesday and Thursday, Jan. 12-13. With the chance of an impending snowstorm hitting the Midcoast Wednesday, all semifinal games may be pushed to Thursday. Definitive times and dates for semifinal contests will be updated in this story as they become available.

The league championships are slated for Saturday, Jan. 15 at Boothbay Region High School. On championship Saturday, the seventh-grade boys game will begin at 10 a.m.; seventh-grade girls at noon; eighth-grade girls at 2 p.m.; and eighth-grade boys at 4 p.m.

The following is a recap of Busline League playoff action from Monday:


At Waldoboro, the No. 2 Medomak Middle School seventh graders moved on to the next round with a 56-37 victory over No. 7 Searsport. The Riverhawks led 22-9, 45-15 and 51-24 at the quarter breaks.

Nick DePatsy scored 17 points to lead the Riverhawks, while Ollie Brown and Owen Gilbert each added six; Riley McCollett and Sheldon Laveway, each five; Nick McAuliffe, Zach Starr and Gavin Black, all four; Daniel Bubar and Jackson Vail, both two; and Tucker Prescott and Cortland Fisher, each one.

For Searsport, Troy Reynolds and Daegan Beveny each netted 16 points, while Dustin Corriveau and Mitchell Philbrook both added two; and Grant Barrett, one.

The Riverhawks will play the winner of Tuesday’s contest between No. 6 Camden-Rockport and No. 3 Troy Howard on Wednesday, Jan. 12 at Medomak Middle School.

Also at Waldoboro, the No 3 Medomak Middle School eighth graders moved on with a 49-34 win over No. 6 Troy Howard. The Riverhawks led 9-4, 14-7 and 33-19 at the quarter breaks.

Micah Williamson led MMS with 15 points, while Robbie Flint added 11; Jamie Temple, eight; Glenn Weeks, seven; Noah Beck, five; Hunter Wincapaw, two; and Sam Morrill, one.

For Troy Howard, Austin Sprague netted 10 points, while Levi Lapham added eight; Zavier Roman, five; Tyler Laplant and Owen Falvey, both four; and Matt Smith, three.

The Riverhawks will play at No. 2 Wiscasset on Wednesday, Jan. 12 at at 4 p.m. in the semifinals.

At Camden, the No. 4 Camden-Rockport Middle School eighth graders defeated No. 5 Rockland 63-49 to move on to the semifinals. The Schooners led 17-6, 33-15 and 52-28 at the quarter breaks.

Daulton Wickenden netted 19 points to lead the Schooners, while Demitri Kestenbaum and Matt Crockett each added 13; Andrew Hall, seven; Ryan Pierce, four; Drew Holt, three; and Chris Weiss, two.

For RDMS, Alden Wadsworth scored 10 points, while Ryan Allendar added nine; Zac Peaco, Nate Philbrook and Jerod Leonardi all six; Zeke Hamlin, Zac Bowman, Nick Barrett, Mazlin Higbee and Caleb Fish, all two; and Steve Goodrich and Nick Mahar, both one.

The No. 4 Schooners will travel to face top-seeded Boothbay on Wednesday, Jan. 12 in the semifinals.


Also at Camden, the No. 4 Camden-Rockport Middle School eighth graders defeated No. 5 Wiscasset 32-25 to move on to the semifinals. The Schooners led 17-3, 23-11 and 27-17 at the quarter breaks.

Macy Buck led CRMS with 12 points, while Hannah Wincklhofer and Eliza Boetsch each added six; Kaylie McMorrow, four; and Ebby LaMar and Carly Gilbert, both two.

For Wiscasset, Kayla Gordon netted 10 points, while Alecia Faulkingham added nine; Miranda McIntire, five; and Colleen Hendricks, one.

At Boothbay, No. 3 Boothbay defeated No. 6 Troy Howard 53-10 in eighth-grade play to move on to the semifinal round. The Wildcats led 20-0, 32-0 and 46-4 at the quarter breaks.

Maddie Littlefield scored four points to lead the Lions, while Brogan Leppanen, Zoey Felton and Caitlin Goslant each scored two.

For Boothbay, Morgan Crocker netted 14 points, while Hannah Morley added 12 and Avae Traina eight.

The No. 3 Wildcats will now travel to No. 2 Medomak Middle School to face the Riverhawks in the semifinals either Wednesday or Thursday, Jan. 12-13.

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