The Busline League middle school large school basketball seasons are winding down and that means the games are heating up, with the league championship clashes scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 14 in Belfast.

With the exception of one seventh-grade boys semifinal contest — No. 3 Wiscasset at No. 2 Troy Howard of Belfast, which was scheduled for Jan. 12 but was pushed to Friday, Jan. 13 due to inclement weather and now to Saturday, Jan. 14 — the Busline League championships have been set for Saturday, Jan. 14 at Troy Howard Middle School in Belfast.

The championship finals at Troy Howard will see the following pairings:

Seventh-grade girls — No. 2 Rockland District Middle School (10-1) versus No. 1 Great Salt Bay of Damariscotta (11-0), 10 a.m.

Eighth-grade girls — No. 2 Oceanside Blue of Thomaston/Rockland (11-1) versus No. 1 Medomak Middle School (11-1), noon.

Eighth-grade boys — No. 2 Oceanside Blue of Thomaston/Rockland (10-2) versus No. 1 Medomak Middle School (12-0), 2 p.m.

At 4 p.m. at the same site, No. 3 Wiscasset (8-2) and No. 2 Troy Howard (8-2) will play their semifinal playoff game. The survivor of that game will face No. 1 Medomak (11-0) on Monday or Tuesday, Jan. 16-17 at Troy Howard, time and final date be determined.

The semifinal playoff results from Jan. 11 included:

Eighth grade boys — No. 1 Medomak defeated No. 4 Troy Howard and No. 2 Oceanside Blue beat No. 3 Wiscasset.

Seventh grade boys — No. 1 Medomak defeated No. 4 Boothbay. The semifinal between No. 3 Wiscasset and No. 2 Troy Howard, scheduled for Jan. 12 and then pushed to Friday, Jan. 13, will be played on Saturday, Jan. 14 at 4 p.m. in Belfast.

Eighth-grade girls — No. 1 Medomak defeated No. 5 Searsport and No. 2 Oceanside Blue bested No. 3 Troy Howard.

Seventh-grade girls — No. 1 Great Salt Bay downed No. 5 Camden-Rockport and No. 2 Rockland defeated No. 3 Thomaston Grammar School.

The following is a recap of reported results from the Jan. 11 semifinals:

Boys basketball

Medomak Middle School 8th 69, Troy Howard 45 … At Waldoboro Jan. 11, the Riverhawks advanced to the finals with a 24-point win over the Lions. MMS led 18-8, 29-18 and 54-34 at the quarter breaks.

Nick DePatsy netted 23 points to lead the Riverhawks, while Zach Starr added 19; Ollie Brown, seven; Jackson Vail, six; Cortland Fischer, five; Ethan Swan, Tucker Prescott, Robert Cole and Sheldon Lavway, all two; and Riley McCollett, one.

For Troy Howard, Drew Nealey tallied 10 points, while Gage Corson added nine; Alex Flagg and Rory Ambrose, both seven; Jordan Bickford and Craig Brown, both four; and Zeke Ventura and Zach Darres, both two.

Medomak Middle School 7th 49, Boothbay 30 … At Waldoboro Jan. 11, the Riverhawks came away with a 19-point win over the Wildcats. MMS led 10-6, 25-13 and 37-23 at the quarter breaks.

Jon Allard scored 19 points for the ‘Hawks, while Taylor McLain added 10; Cam Allaire, six; Cam Martin and Cale Gee, both four; and Laken Harrington, Kyle Donlin and Channing Soper, all two. MMS made 5-of-14 foul shots (36 percent).

For Boothbay, Michael Ripley and Dima Gosselin each netted eight points, while Carter Babcock added five; Jacob Leonard, four; Duncan Drapeau, three; and Grant Giles, two. The Seahawks netted 8-of-18 free throws (44 percent).

Oceanside Blue 59, Wiscasset 51 … At Thomaston Jan. 11, the Mariners held off a late run by the Warriors en route to an eight-point triumph. Oceanside Blue led 15-10, 38-27 and 44-39 at the quarter breaks.

Nick Mazurek poured in 29 points to lead Oceanside Blue, while Riley Sprague tossed in 22, Christian Straka three, Jack Becknell  two and Nick Killeran one.

For Wiscasset, J.D. Sousa tossed in 16 points, while Daren Wood added 13, Nate Mills 10, Mike Stewart seven, Tyler Bailey three and B. Colby two.

The Mariners were 16-of-24 (67 percent) from the foul line, while the Warriors were 10-of-12 (83 percent).

Girls Basketball

Oceanside Blue 8th 41, Troy Howard 30 … At Thomaston Jan. 11, the Mariners hit a few clutch buckets down the stretch and outlasted the Lions, earning a berth in the Busline League finals. Oceanside Blue led 9-8 after the first quarter and 20-14 at halftime, while the game was knotted 24-24 after three quarters.

Makenna Brooks netted 11 points to lead the Mariners, while Kalyn Grover added eight; Mary Allen, seven; Meghan McGonagle, six; Krissy McNichol, five; and Darrian Leonardi and Abbey Lacasse, both two.

For Troy Howard, Mariah Sturgis, Kennadee Baker and Anna Simmons each netted six points, while Lydia Violette added five; Kasey McLeod, four; and Alexis Racioppi, three.

The Mariners netted 11-of-34 (32 percent) from the foul line, while the Lions were 6-of-12 (50 percent).

Medomak 8th 42, Searsport 34 … At Waldoboro Jan. 11, the game was competitive early, but then the host Riverhawks slowly built a comfortable lead and held off a late Viking charge. MMS led 14-527-15 and 38-21 at the quarter breaks.

For the Riverhawks, Justice Barrows tossed in 13 points; Brianna Luce, six; Maggie Cox, five; Ariel Haskins and Krista Hooper, both four; and Miranda Belcher, Sophie Cohen, Brooke Creamer and Jill vanderschaaf, all two. MMS made 1-of-5 free throws (20 percent).

Keying Searsport was Kaitlyn Shute with 23 points, while Anna Bucklin and Nicole Hall both added four; Mel Ogden, two; and Karigan Coffin, one. The Vikings netted 8-of-18 free throws (44 percent).

Rockland 7th 31, Thomaston 23 … At Thomaston Jan. 11, the Eagles soared into the finals with an eight-point win over the Clippers, another Regional School Unit 13 team. RDMS led 9-0, 20-9 and 29-13 at the quarter breaks.

Alexis Mazurek netted 10 points for the Eagles, while Jenna Conant added eight; Brianna White-Ortiz, six; Sydney Hall and Julia Barbour, both three; and Olivia Staples, two.

For TGS, Jaymie McMahon, Jillian Brooks and Elise Laslivic each scored six points, while Rochelle Thompson added three and Casey Benner two.

The Eagles were 4-of-9 (44 percent) from the foul line, while the Clippers were 3-of-13 (23 percent).

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