The Busline League small school boys and girls basketball regular seasons have come to an end, with the postseason beginning in the coming days as all teams prepare to battle in a single-elimination tournament to determine the league champions.

The final regular-season contests took place Thursday night in Thomaston, where the previously undefeated Clipper boys fell to still unbeaten Nobleboro, making the Lions the division’s top seed. The Lion girls also bested the Clipper girls for their first win of the season.

The final regular-season standings for the boys division are: 1, Nobleboro, 8-0; 2, Thomaston, 7-1; 3, Woolwich, 6-2; 4, Jefferson, 5-3; 5, Searsport, 4-4; 6, Bristol, 2-6; 7, St. George, 2-6; Great Salt Bay of Damariscotta, 1-6; and 9, Richmond, 0-7.

The final regular-season standings for the girls division are: 1, Great Salt Bay, 6-0; 2, Woolwich, 6-1; 3, St. George, 5-2; 4, Searsport, 4-3; 5, Richmond, 2-4; 6, Thomaston, 1-5; 7, Jefferson, 1-6; and 8, Nobleboro, 1-6.

On the boys side, No. 8 Great Salt Bay will host No. 9 Richmond Saturday, Feb. 5, with the winner moving on to play top-seeded Nobleboro on Monday, Feb. 7 in Nobleboro. Other quarterfinal playoff games set to begin Monday include No. 7 St. George at No. 2 Thomaston, No. 6 Bristol at No. 3 Woolwich and No. 5 Searsport at No. 4 Jefferson.

On the girls side, quarterfinal games for Monday, Feb. 7 include No. 8 Nobleboro at No. 1 Great Salt Bay, No. 7 Jefferson at No. 2 Woolwich, No. 6 Thomaston at No. 3 St. George and No. 5 Richmond at No. 4 Searsport.

Winners of the quarterfinal games will advance to the semifinals on Wednesday, Feb. 9, with Wednesday’s winners advancing to the Busline League championships on Saturday, Feb. 12 at Lincoln Academy in Newcastle. The girls championship game will tip off at 1 p.m. and the boys at approximately 2:45 p.m.

VillageSoup sports staff can be reached by phone at 207-594-4401 or by e-mail at