Championships Jan. 26 at MMS

Mariners, Riverhawks, Lions punch tickets to Busline League title games

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By Staff | Jan 25, 2019
Photo by: Ken Waltz

The Busline League middle school basketball regular season for the large school division has drawn to a close and, after several days of playoff games, the league championship games are set.

“Championship Saturday” is slated for Jan. 26 at Medomak Middle School, with the eighth-grade girls final at 10 a.m., eighth-grade boys at noon, seventh-grade girls at 2 p.m. and seventh-grade boys at 4 p.m.

The small school regular season will conclude on Saturday, Jan. 26, with the playoffs to follow. The final two championship games are slated for Saturday, Feb. 9 at Lincolnville Central School.

In the eighth-grade girls final, No. 1 Oceanside (11-0) faces No. 2 Camden-Rockport (8-2) at 10 a.m.; in the eighth-grade boys final, No. 1 Medomak plays (10-1) meets No. 3 Troy Howard (7-3) at noon; in the seventh-grade girls final, No. 1 Oceanside (11-0) meets No. 2 Medomak (8-2) at 2 p.m.; and in the seventh-grade boys final, No. 1 Oceanside (11-0) battles No. 2 Medomak (8-2) at 4 p.m.

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The final large school standings included:

Eighth-grade girls — Oceanside 10-0, Camden-Rockport 7-2, Medomak 5-5, Great Salt Bay 5-5, Troy Howard 1-7 and Bristol 1-9. Oceanside and Camden-Rockport receive byes.

Eighth-grade boys — Medomak 9-1, Oceanside 9-1, Troy Howard 5-3, Camden-Rockport 3-6, Boothbay 2-8 and Great Salt Bay 1-9. Medomak and Oceanside receive byes.

Seventh-grade girls — Oceanside 10-0, Medomak 7-2, Camden-Rockport 6-4, Troy Howard 2-7 and Great Salt Bay 0-10. Oceanside, Medomak and Camden-Rockport receive byes.

Seventh-grade boys — Oceanside 10-0, Medomak 7-2, Camden-Rockport 4-6, Troy Howard 3-6 and Great Salt Bay 0-10. Oceanside, Medomak and Camden-Rockport receive byes.

The following is a breakdown of playoff games and reported results:

Eighth-grade girls — No. 3 Medomak beat No. 6 Bristol 41-38 and No. 4 Great Salt Bay beat No. 5 Troy Howard in games on Tuesday, Jan. 22.

In the semifinals on Thursday, Jan. 24, No. 2 Camden-Rockport defeated No. 3 Medomak and No. 1 Oceanside beat No. 4 Great Salt Bay 72-28.

Thus, No. 1 Oceanside and No. 2 Camden-Rockport will vie for the league title.

Eighth-grade boys — No. 3 Troy Howard defeated No. 6 Great Salt Bay 79-40 and No. 5 Boothbay beat No. 4 Camden-Rockport in games on Tuesday, Jan. 22.

In the semifinals on Jan. 24, No. 3 Troy Howard defeated No. 2 Oceanside, while No. 1 Medomak beat No. 5 Boothbay.

Thus, No. 1 Medomak will face No. 3 Troy Howard for the league title.

Seventh-grade girls — No. 4 Troy Howard beat No. 5 Great Salt Bay 18-6 on Tuesday, Jan. 22.

In the semifinals on Jan. 24, No. 1 Oceanside beat No. 4 Troy Howard, while No. 2 Medomak beat No. 3 Camden-Rockport.

Thus, No. 1 Oceanside will face No. 2 Medomak for the league title.

Seventh-grade boys — No. 4 Troy Howard defeated No. 5 Great Salt Bay on Tuesday, Jan. 22.

In the semifinal round Jan. 24, No. 1 Oceanside beat No. 4 Troy Howard, while No. 2 Medomak beat No. 3 Camden-Rockport 64-53.

Thus, No. 1 Oceanside beat No. 2 Medomak for the league championship.

Single-elimination postseason games were played throughout the week until Saturday's title court clashes.

The large school division, which includes seventh- and eighth-grade boys and girls teams, includes Oceanside of Thomaston, Camden-Rockport, Medomak of Waldoboro, Troy Howard of Belfast, Boothbay Region and Great Salt Bay of Damariscotta.

The small school division, which includes North and South regions and has girls and boys teams, includes Hope, Appleton, Lincolnville, North Haven, Vinalhaven, Islesboro, Searsport, St. George, Bristol, Woolwich, Wiscasset, Jefferson, Nobleboro and Edna Drinkwater School of Northport.

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 playoff and regular-season results:

Boys

Medomak 7th 64, Camden-Rockport 53

At Waldoboro Jan. 24, the Riverhawks bested the Schooners by 14 points. Medomak led 18-15, 37-27 and 54-40 at the quarter breaks.

Aaron Reed scored 19 points for the ‘Hawks, while Zan Nguyen added 14; Kory Donlin, nine; Sam Moody, eight; Nelson Weeks and Connor Benner, six; and Slavic Moody, two.

Owen Reynolds scored 26 points for the Schooners, while Will Duke added 16; Alexander Todd, five; Griffin Spear, four; and Karl Hokkanen, two.

Camden-Rockport was 9-of-16 (60 percent) from the foul line, while Medomak was 1-of-1 (100 percent).

No. 3 Troy Howard 8th 74, No. 6 Great Salt Bay 42

At Belfast Jan. 22, the Lions outscored the Cougars in each stanza and prowled into the semifinal round. Troy Howard led 13-8, 30-16 and 53-30 at the quarter breaks.

Pat McConnell scored 25 points for Troy Howard, while Liam McConnell added 20; James Ritter, 10; Jerry Porter, eight; Holden Nichols, four; Zach Sanderson, three; and K.J. Payson, two.

Gabe Hagar and Jack Duncan scored 15 points each for GSB, while Lucas Houghton and Casey Duncan added three and Wyatt Simmons, Isaac Thompson and Lincoln Bragg, two.

The Lions were 6-of-9 (67 percent) from the foul line, while the Cougars were 5-of-20 (25 percent).

Medomak 7th 50, Camden-Rockport 40

At Camden Jan. 18, the Riverhawks wrapped up their regular season with a victory over the Schooners. Medomak led 15-6, 23-18 and 40-26 at the quarter breaks.

Kory Donlin scored 11 points for Medomak, while Sam Moody and Landon Trask added 10; Zan Nguyen, nine; Aaron Reed, six; and Landon Tapley and Connor Benner, two.

Owen Reynolds scored 17 points for Camden-Rockport, while Will Duke and Alexander Todd added nine; Karl Hokkanen, four; Tristan Strong, two; and Griffin Spear, one.

Oceanside 7th 70, Troy Howard 30

At Thomaston Jan. 18, the Mariners capped their unbeaten season with a 40-point triumph over the Lions.

Carter Galley scored 14 points for Oceanside, while Ben Osbourne added 12; Ben Tripp, 10; Joey Bell and Cohen Galley, eight; Landyn Benner, Larry Robbins and Laden Nickerson, six; Nate Thompson, Logan Meklin and Maddox Robishaw, five; and Ben Allen and Ethan Abbot, four.

Oceanside 7th 53, Medomak 40

At Thomaston Jan. 16, the Mariners sailed past the visiting Riverhawks. Oceanside led 25-10, 33-15 and 45-28 at the quarter breaks.

Carter Galley scored 14 points to lead Oceanside, while Landyn Benner added eight; Cohen Galley, seven; Larry Robbins and Nathaniel Thompson, six; and Maddox Robishaw, Ben Tripp and Joey Bell, four.

Zan Nguyen led Medomak with 11 points, while Landon Trask added nine; Kory Donlin, seven; Aaron Reed, six; Connor Benner, Henry Gamage and Finn Kelly, two; and Sam Moody, one.

Camden-Rockport 7th 42, Great Salt Bay 17

At Camden Jan. 16, the Schooners had little resistance from the Cougars and netted a lopsided win. Camden-Rockport led 14-3, 28-10 and 39-12 at the quarter breaks.

Owen Reynolds scored 16 points for the Schooners, while Will Duke added seven; Miles Murray, five; August Knause, four; Griffin Spear and Alexander Todd, three; and Karl Hokkanen and Tristan Strong, two.

Tyson Ball scored 10 points for the Cougars, while J. Faryna added five and Gabe Hanley two.

Medomak 8th 46, Oceanside 39

At Waldoboro Jan. 16, the Riverhawks emerged with a seven-point win over the Mariners. Oceanside led 10-7 after the first quarter, while Medomak led 26-18 at halftime and 36-30 after three quarters.

Finn Parmley scored 14 points for Medomak, while Blake Morrison added 10; Kevin Sincyr, nine; Will Cheesman, six; Matthew Holbrook, five; and Gavin Clark, two.

Alex Bartlett scored 12 points for Oceanside, while Hayden Jacques added 11; Alex Collins, six; Isaiah Meklin, four; and Jason Leclerc, Rhys Jones and Andrew Gehouskey, two.

Oceanside 7th 75, Great Salt Bay 22

At Damariscotta Jan. 14, the Mariners made quick work of the host Cougars.

Logan Meklin scored 18 points for Oceanside, while Ben Tripp and Larry Robbins added 12; Landyn Benner and Joey Bell, 10; Cohen Galley, nine; and Maddox Robishaw, six.

Tyson Ball led Great Salt Bay with 17 points, while Kellen Adickes and Jasper Faryna added two and Cole Griffith, Gabe Hanley and Roan Donagy one.

Medomak 7th 45, Camden-Rockport 36

At Camden Jan. 14, the Riverhawks netted their seventh win in eight tries, this time over the Schooners. Camden-Rockport led 16-15 after the first quarter and 25-22 at halftime, while Medomak took a 35-30 edge after three quarters.

Landon Trask paced Medomak with 12 points, while Kory Donlin added 10; Zan Nguyen, nine; Aaron Reed, eight; Finn Kelly, four; and Connor Benner, two.

Medomak coach Pat Delahanty said Slavick Moody contributed with “impressive defense,” while Kolby Staples, Sam Moody, Nelson Weeks, Landon Tapley and Sullivan Bartlett with “solid overall play.”

Will Duke netted 22 points for Camden-Rockport, while Owen Reynolds added eight and Griffin Spear, Karl Hokkanen and August Knause two.

Medomak 8th 47, Camden-Rockport 40

At Waldoboro Jan. 14, the Riverhawks netted a seven-point win over the Schooners. Medomak led 10-3, 27-15 and 37-28 at the quarter breaks.

Blake Morrison scored 22 points for Medomak, while Kevin Sincyr added eight; Hayden Staples, six; Finn Parmley, three; and Gaitlin Bedenik, Will Cheesman and Jaiden Starr, two.

Quincy Messer scored 15 points for Camden-Rockport, while Will Smith added 10; Cam Brown, seven; Lucas Moody, five; and Wilson Fedarko, three.

Oceanside 8th 76, Great Salt Bay 70

At Thomaston Jan. 14, the Mariners netted a six-point win over the Cougars.

Alex Bartlett scored 18 points for Oceanside, while Hayden Jacques added 15; Alex Collins and Isaiah Meklin, 14; Noah Burns and Logan Brazier, five; Jason Leclerc, three; and Noah Chapin, two.

Jack Duncan scored 27 points for Great Salt Bay, while Gabe Hagar added 20; Lucas Houghton, 11; Casey Duncan, nine; and Wyatt Simmons, three.

Oceanside 8th 53, Boothbay 34

At Thomaston Jan. 12, the Mariners remained undefeated with a triumph over the Wildcats. Oceanside led 15-8, 24-16 and 35-24 at the quarter breaks.

Hayden Jacques netted 13 points for Oceanside, while Alex Collins added 11; Alex Bartlett, 10; Noah Burns, five; Isaiah Meklin and Jason Leclerc, four; and Duncan Natale, Ian Erskine and Logan Brazier, two.

Kaeden Ames and Gryffin Kristan scored eight points for Boothbay, while Connor Wenners added six; Ryan Amaral and Drew Meader, five; and Luke Morley and Dylan Plummer, one.

Medomak 7th 43, Troy Howard 15

At Belfast Jan. 11, the Riverhawks soared over the Lions. Medomak led 15-4, 28-7 and 43-15 at the quarter breaks.

Zan Nguyen scored 15 points for Medomak, while Aaron Reed added 11; Connor Benner, seven; Landon Trask, six; Landon Tapley, three; and Slavick Moody, Nelson Weeks, Kory Donlin and Finian Kelly two.

Medomak coach Pat Delahanty said “Kolby Staples, Sullivan Bartlett and Henry Gamage all contributed in a very team oriented win.”

Ben Osbourne scored eight points for Troy Howard, while Ethan Abbott added seven; Eli Veilleux, five; Jacob Lindelof, three; Cole Clark and Curtis Littlefield, two; and Sam Duvall, one.

Medomak 8th 45, Troy Howard 24

At Waldoboro Jan. 11, the Riverhawks emerged with a 21-point win over the Lions.

Quinn Overlock scored 12 points for Medomak, while Emily Prock added 11; Madi Simmons, 10; Chelsea Sykes, eight; and Addison McCormick and Trishelle Ames, two.

Goodwin paced Troy Howard with eight points, while Batty added six and Faulkingham, Hamlin, Hashey, Liitlefield and Doolan two.

Medomak coach Celia Philbrick said the team has steadily improved throughout the season, including “Cindy and Rachel [who] are playing big minutes for us in intense situations ad have been playing great.”

Girls

No. 2 Camden-Rockport 8th 47, No. 3 Medomak 39

At Rockport Jan. 24, the Schooners sailed into the league finals with a win over the Riverhawks.

Ella Graffam led Camden-Rockport with 15 points, while Molly Shook added eight; Gabby Genthner, seven; Hannah Christie and Mae Dostie, six; Lauren Howland, four; and Lily Enggass, two.

Quinn Overlock tossed in 15 points for Medomak, while Madi Simmons added six; Emily Prock, five; Chelsea Sykes and Trishelle Ames, four; Addison McCormick, three; and Cindy Shelmerdine, two.

No. 1 Oceanside 8th 72, No. 4 Great Salt Bay 28

At Rockland Jan. 24, the Mariners sailed out of the gate — and into the league championship game — with a lopsided win over the Cougars. Oceanside led 26-4, 43-15 and 63-17 at the quarter breaks.

Abby Waterman led Oceanside with 16 points, while Audrey Mackie added 14; Bella Stasulis, 13; Emily Sykes, 11; Abby Hersey and Grace Vanbuskirk, eight; and Searra Hansen, two.

Maya Cannon led GSB with 18 points, while Matherine McKenney added four and Reegan Dunican, Marley Storer and Annie Peaslee, two.

The Mariners were 3-of-6 (50 percent) from the foul line, while the Cougars were 7-of-11 (63 percent).

No. 2 Medomak 7th 38, No. 3 Camden-Rockport 17

At Waldoboro Jan. 24, the Riverhawks held the Schooners to one second-half field goal and soared to victory. Camden-Rockport led 9-8 after the first quarter and 15-14 at halftime, while Medomak took a 24-15 lead after three quarters.

Eliza Luce and Sara Nelson scored eight points each for Medomak, while Kylie Blake added six; Eilee Stelzer, four; and Micaela Lorentzen, Haley Puchalski and Melissa Fogg, two.

Bella Ward scored nine points for Camden-Rockport, while Brenna Mackey added six and Lily Martin two.

Medomak was 4-of-10 (40 percent) from the foul line, while Camden-Rockport was 1-of-11 (9 percent).

No. 1 Oceanside 7th 46, No. 4 Troy Howard 32

At Thomaston Jan. 24, the Mariners advanced to the league finals with a 14-point win over the Lions. Oceanside led 16-9, 24-13 and 38-17 at the quarter breaks.

Sophie Daggett scored 20 points for the winners, while Hannah Erickson and Sophie Vose added six; Jillian Barnard, four; Natalee Hitz, three; Caitlyn Lamb and Grace Webber, two; and Aubryn Knowlton, one.

Kaelynn Beeton scored eight points for the Lions, while Audri Goodwin added six; Danica Gray and Ava Markham, five; Bree Shorey, four; and Maddie Deans and Jade Haber, two.

The Mariners were 3-of-12 (25 percent) from the foul line, while the Lions were 0-of-4.

No. 4 Troy Howard 7th 18, No. 5 Great Salt Bay 6

At Belfast Jan. 22, the Lions tripled up the visiting Cougars. Troy Howard led 3-2, 7-2 and 16-2 at the quarter breaks.

Cloey Smith scored seven points for Troy Howard, while Audri Goodwin added four; Danica Gray and Kaelynn Beeton, three; and Bree Shorey, one.

Lucy Nolan scored four points for GSB, while Mya Bessey added two.

Troy Howard was 6-of-14 (43 percent) from the foul line, while GSB was 0-of-2.

No. 3 Medomak 8th 41, No. 6 Boothbay 38

At Waldoboro Jan. 22, the Riverhawks held off the Wildcats. Medomak led 20-12 at halftime.

Addison McCormick led Medomak with 13 points, while Chelsea Sykes added nine; Madi Simmons, six; Quinn Overlock and Cindy Shelmerdine, four; and Emily Prock, three.

Kathryn Hibbard scored 14 points for Boothbay, while Mara Gentry added 12; Jordan Chamness, four; and Deanna Main, Emery Lorrain and Avery Barter, two.

Oceanside 8th 59, Medomak 20

At Waldoboro Jan. 16, the Mariners surged out of the gate and sailed past the Riverhawks. Oceanside led 17-9, 32-12 and 42-15 at the quarter breaks.

Abby Waterman led Oceanside with 16 points, while Audrey Mackie and Emily Sykes added 13; Grace Vanbuskirk and Bella Stasulis, five; Searra Hansen, four; and Alydia Hatch, two.

Addison McCormick scored eight points for Medomak, while Madi Simmons added seven; Quinn Overlock, three; and Cindy Shelmerdine, two.

The Mariners were 12-of-23 (52 percent) from the foul line, while the Riverhawks were 5-of-15 (33 percent).

Oceanside 8th 69, Great Salt Bay 28

At Thomaston Jan. 14, the Mariners had little trouble with the Cougars and sailed to a lopsided win. Oceanside led 18-7, 37-17 and 51-25 at the quarter breaks.

Abby Waterman led the Mariners with 19 points, while Audrey Mackie added 15; Abby Hersey, eight; Bella Stasulis, seven; Searra Hansen and Alydia Hatch, six; Emily Sykes, five; and Alexia Knowlton, three.

Katherine McKenney scored 16 points for the Cougars, while Maya Cannon added seven; Mary Genthner, three; and Reegan Dunican, two.

Oceanside was 9-of-14 (64 percent) from the foul line, while Great Salt Bay was 2-of-7 (29 percent).

Camden-Rockport 8th 51, Medomak 40

At Waldoboro Jan. 14, the Schooners sailed to an 11-point win over the Riverhawks.

Emily Prock led Medomak with 16 points, while Madi Simmons added 10; Addison McCormick, eight; Chelsea Sykes, four; and Cindy Shelmerdine, two.

Molly Shook led Camden-Rockport with 14 points, while Hannah Christie and Ella Graffam added 10; Gabby Genthner, eight; Addison Cortese, four; Lauren Howland, three; and Bella Bousum, two.

Medomak 7th 27, Camden-Rockport 10

At Camden Jan. 14, the Riverhawks put the Schooners off course and collected a win.

Eliza Luce led Medomak with 16 points, while Sara Nelson added eight and Ryleigh Rainey three.

Brenna Mackey scored six points for Camden-Rockport, while Bella Ward added three and Lana Massengale one.

Medomak coach Andrea Williamson said “Great defense was played by Melissa Fogg, Ryleigh Rainey, Samantha Christensen and Haley Puchalski.”

Oceanside 8th 75, Boothbay 19

At Thomaston Jan. 12, the Mariners went on the offensive — and then some — on their way to a big win over the Wildcats. Oceanside led 14-4, 36-9 and 59-13 at the quarter breaks.

Abby Waterman scored 19 points to pace the winners, while Audrey Mackie added 18; Abby Hersey, 15; Bella Stasulis, 11; Emily Sykes, eight; and Alexia Knowlton and Searra Hansen, two.

Mara Gentry scored 11 points for Boothbay, while Meg Sledge added five; Azalea Bennett, two; and Avery Barter, one.

The Mariners were 8-of-24 (33 percent) from the foul line, while the Wildcats were 5-of-12 (42 percent).

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