A bevy of Busline League middle school basketball teams and student-athletews looked to cash in on a few more victories before the holiday break, and some did so on the courts on Monday, Dec. 20.

The Busline League is comprised of: Appleton Village School, Boothbay Region Elementary School, Bristol Consolidated School, Camden-Rockport Middle School, Edna Drinkwater Elementary School in Northport, Great Salt Bay School of Damariscotta, Hope Elementary School, Islesboro Central School, Jefferson Village School, Lincolnville Central School, Medomak Middle School of Waldoboro, North Haven Community School, Nobleboro School, Oceanside Middle School of Thomaston, Searsport District Middle School, South Bristol School, St. George School, Troy Howard Middle School of Belfast, Vinalhaven School, Wiscasset Middle School and Woolwich Central School.

Scene from Lincolnville at Oceanside on Dec. 20 in Busline League middle school boys basketball in Thomaston. Photo by Holly Vanorse Spicer

Schools are separated, based on enrollment, into large and small school divisions.
Some schools, such as Drinkwater, may not offer afterschool indoor activities this winter due to the on-going pandemic.

Scene from Camden-Rockport at Troy Howard on Dec. 20 in Busline League middle school boys basketball in Belfast. Photo by Mark Haskell

Coaches can report results to Courier Publications/VillageSoup by emailing game information or by sending photos, taken with a smartphone, of the home and away books, to sports@villagesoup.com. Results also can be reported by calling 594-4401, extension 116.

Scene from Lincolnville at Oceanside on Dec. 20 in Busline League middle school girls basketball in Thomaston. Photo by Holly Vanorse Spicer

The following is a recap of reported results:


Camden-Rockport 54, Troy Howard 28

At Belfast Dec. 20, the Schooners pulled away from the Lions in the second half and sailed to a road win. Camden-Rockport led 9-6, 19-16 and 36-20 at the quarter breaks.

Evan Trimble tossed in 27 points to lead the Schooners, while Brian Leonard added nine; Garrett Hall and Wyatt Butcher, five; Luke Tobias and Kai Young, three; and Mac Pierce, two.

Jackson Faulkingham scored nine points to lead Troy Howard, while Jerry Cole added six; Riley Artkop, four; Adam Robson, three; and Colton Luce, Triston Bryant and Jackson Duval, two.

The Schooners were 6-of-13 (46 percent) from the foul line, while the Lions were 0-of-3.

Medomak 7th 47, Oceanside 46

At Thomaston Dec. 16, the Riverhawks escaped with a hard-fought road win. Medomak led 15-11, 21-19 and 35-28 at the quarter breaks.

Noah Taggert scored 12 points for the winners, while Clark Elwell added 10; Landon Starr, six; Liam Feeley, five; Landon Morrison and Kollin Donlin, four; and Brayden Nadeau, Andrew Flanders and Grady Curtis, two.

Alonzo Hoose scored 19 points for Oceanside, while Sebastian Olsen added 10; Nicholas Tripp, seven; Grady Geretz, four; and Landon Weaver, Cody Dodge and Levi Murphy, two.


Troy Howard 33, Camden-Rockport 7

At Belfast Dec. 20, the Lions held the Schooners without a field goal in the first half and roared to victory. Troy Howard led 13-0, 17-1 and 31-3 at the quarter breaks.

Jordyn McKay keyed Troy Howard with 14 points, while Payten Wadsworth added seven; Gracie Moores and Alana Nichols, four; and Chantel Levesque and Laura Carpenter, two.

Maya Stone, Marilou Mayhorn and Brooklyn Rollins scored two points and Lilly Johnson one for Camden-Rockport.

The Lions were 3-of-7 (43 percent) from the foul line, while the Schooners were 1-of-7 (14 percent).

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