Middle school basketball

Busline League court athletes shoot into 2014

Regular season extended due to numerous postponements
By Staff | Jan 06, 2014
Photo by: Ken Waltz Oceanside's Charlotte Leparulo, with ball, takes off down the court as Searsport's Alexis Loring, left, Kaylee Knowles (25) and Morgan Ireland give chase during a Jan. 4 Busline League middle school girls eighth-grade basketball game in Searsport.

A handful of Busline League middle school basketball squads were in action on Saturday, Jan. 4 as area teams looked to tip off the 2014 year in style.

However, due to a bundle of postponed games the past few weeks, teams will have a bit more time to collect those all-important late-season victories.

Busline League large school basketball chairman Jim Leonard said the season will be extended from Monday, Jan. 13 to Wednesday, Jan. 15.

The preliminary playoff round will begin on Friday, Jan. 17; the quarterfinal round on Tuesday, Jan. 21; and the semifinal round on Thursday, Jan. 23.

Championship Saturday is slated to be on Jan. 25 at Camden-Rockport Middle School. However, if postponements of any playoff games occur, the championship will be moved to two different sites and be played on Tuesday, Jan. 28 or Wednesday, Jan. 29.

Watch video from three recent games below.

Click for photos from the Jan. 4 Oceanside White at Searsport girls game.

Click for photos from the Jan. 4 Oceanside White at Searsport boys game.

Click for photos from the Jan. 4 Medomak at Troy Howard 7th-grade boys game.

Click for photos from other middle school girls games this season.

Click for photos from other middle school boys games this season.

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

The following is a recap of recently-reported results:

Boys basketball

Oceanside White 8th 52, Searsport 51

At Searsport Jan. 4, the Mariners prevailed in a back-and-forth affair with the host Vikings. Oceanside led 16-12, 30-21 and 40-37 at the quarter breaks.

Hunter Davis poured in 38 points to lead Oceanside White, while Ruben Martinez added six; Jack Freeman, four; and Anthony Moore, two.

Liam MacMillan scored 20 points to lead Searsport, while Ben Powell added 19; Connor Kneeland, nine; and Aaron Wiley, three.

The Mariners were 5-of-8 (62 percent) from the foul line, while the Vikings were 12-of-21 (57 percent).

Troy Howard 7th 67, Medomak 36

At Belfast Jan. 4, the Lions roared to a 31-point win over the Riverhawks. Troy Howard led 26-15 at halftime and went on a 41-21 second-half run to end the game.

Alex Clevette scored 10 points for Medomak, while Alden Mclain and Nathan Emerson each added nine.

Information for Troy Howard was unavailable.

Troy Howard 8th, Medomak 36

At Belfast Jan. 4, the Lions kept the Riverhawks at arms-length throughout the game and prevailed by 18 points. Troy Howard led 13-8, 26-14 and 36-23 at the quarter breaks.

Stanley Sturgis scored 26 points to lead the hosts, while Tyler Bartlett, Aaron Fuller and Sam Goguen added six; Ricky Smith and Dakota Doolan three; and Skyler Perkins and Jesse Perry two.

Colin Fournier scored 16 points to lead Medomak, while Andrew Campbell added four; Josh Goldrup and Brent Stewart three; and Johnathon Luce, Anthony Vitale, Tyler Field and Alex Zelinski two.

The Lions were 1-of-2 (50 percent) from the foul line and the 'Hawks 1-of-5 (20 percent).

Girls basketball

Searsport 8th 33, Oceanside White 32

At Searsport Jan. 4, the host Vikings nipped this Mariners by one point. Searsport led 3-1 after the first quarter, while the teams were tied 11-11 at halftime. Searsport led 23-19 after three quarters.

Brooklynn Alberts scored 12 points to lead the Vikings, while Audrey Walker added 10; Kaylee Knowles, five; Morgan Ireland, four; and Karyn Mylen, two.

Lauren Miller scored 12 points to lead the Mariners, while Charlotte Leparulo and Amelia Campbell added six; and Molly Spencer and Zoe Goff, four.

The Vikings were 6-of-11 (54 percent) from the foul line, while the Mariners were 4-of-10 (40 percent).

Boothbay 55, Camden-Rockport 8th 46

At Camden Jan. 4, the Wildcats pulled away from the host Schooners in the second half and prevailed by nine points. The teams were tied 9-9 after the first quarter, while Boothbay led 25-23 at halftime and 41-34 after three quarters.

Paige Brown scored 19 points for the winners, while Sydney Mercier added 14; Sydney Meader, 10; Summer Chamberlain, six; Mady McClellen, Jackie McLoon and Denise Stover, all two.

Audrey Clement scored 19 points for CRMS, while Abbey O'Donal added nine; Malea Russell, eight; Alli Wells, six; and Katie Heavey, four.

The Schooners were 8-of-16 (50 percent) from the foul line, while the Wildcats were 3-of-8 (37 percent).

Medomak 7th 34, Troy Howard 18

At Waldoboro Jan. 4, the Riverhawks soared to victory over the Lions. Medomak led 6-0, 18-10 and 24-14 at the quarter breaks.

Lydia Simmons scored 10 points to lead the hosts, while Maddy White added eight; Emma Hooper and Aubrey Schaeffer, four; and Serena Poland, Talia Willis, Melayna Benner and Makenzie Bickmore, two.

Kayci Faulkingham scored 11 points to lead the Lions, while Grace Fitzjurls added four; Junne Robertson-McIntire, two; and Maya Cunningham, one.

Medomak was 4-of-12 (33 percent) from the foul line, while Troy Howard was 2-of-6 (33 percent).

Medomak 8th 48, Troy Howard 26

At Waldoboro Jan. 4, the hosts defended their home court with ease in a 22-point win over the Lions. Medomak led 15-4, 24-10 and 38-19 at the quarter breaks.

Gabby DePatsy led Medomak with 19 points, while Hallie Kunesh added 15; Cierra Dyer, eight; Acadia Calderwood, four; and Haley Wyllie, two.

Emma Mehuren scored 10 points for Troy Howard, while Kim Newton added six; Macy Gabe, five; Alison Defeo, three; and Alexia Sweet, two.

The 'Hawks were 3-of-3 (100 percent) from the foul line, while the Lions were 1-of-4 (25 percent).

Waldo County teams host Knox, Lincoln court squads
Waldo County teams host Knox, Lincoln county basketball squads in Busline League middle school games Jan. 4. (Video by: Ken Waltz and Holly Vanorse Spicer)
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