Busline League small schools

Staying alive: Hope, Lincolnville, Woolwich remain in title contention

Photos from Lincolnville, Hope, St. George, Nobleboro, Searsport
By Staff | Feb 07, 2019
Photo by: Zack Miller Scene from Nobleboro at St. George on Feb. 1 in Busline League small school division boys basketball playoff action.

After eight days of steady hardwood basketball postseason play — which began on Monday, Jan. 28 — the Busline League middle school small school championship opponents have been determined.

At the conclusion of the divisional championship round on Wednesday, Feb. 6, the four top seeds have advanced to the title games, which will be on Saturday, Feb. 9 at Lincolnville Central School.

The boys game will be at 10 a.m. and the girls at noon.

On the boys side, South Division champion and top-seeded Woolwich will face North Division champion and top-seeded Hope, while on the girls side, South Division champion and top-seeded Woolwich will face North Division champion and top-seeded Lincolnville.

The league includes Hope Elementary School, Vinalhaven School, Lincolnville Central School, Searsport District Middle School, Drinkwater School of Northport, Islesboro Central School, North Haven Community School, Woolwich Central School, St. George Elementary School, Nobleboro Central School, Bristol Consolidated School, Jefferson Village School and Wiscasset Elementary School.

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The final regular-season standings included:

Boys North — Hope 13-1, Appleton 11-3, Vinalhaven 9-4, Lincolnville 8-6, Searsport 7-7, Drinkwater 4-10, Islesboro 1-10 and North Haven 0-10.

Boys South — Woolwich 9-2, St. George 10-2, Nobleboro 7-5, Bristol 5-6, Jefferson 1-11 and Wiscasset 1-11. No. 1 Woolwich and No. 2 St. George receive byes.

Girls North — Lincolnville 14-0, Vinalhaven 10-3, Hope 10-4, Appleton 9-5, Searsport 4-10, Islesboro 3-8, North Haven 2-10 and Drinkwater 1-13.

Girls South — Woolwich 10-1, St. George 11-1, Nobleboro 7-5, Bristol 4-7, Jefferson 2-10 and Wiscasset 0-10. No. 1 Woolwich and No. 2 St. George receive byes.

In the boys North quarterfinals, No. 1 Hope defeated No. 8 North Haven 51-33 on Monday, Jan. 28, No. 2 Appleton defeated No. 7 Islesboro (score unavailable) on Tuesday, Jan. 29, No. 3 Vinalhaven beat No. 6 Drinkwater School 53-23 on Tuesday, Jan. 29 and No. 4 Lincolnville beat No. 5 Searsport 46-43 on Wednesday, Jan. 30.

In the semifinals, No. 1 Hope defeated No. 4 Lincolnville (score unavailable) on Friday, Feb. 1, while No. 2 Appleton beat No. 3 Vinalhaven 71-66 on Saturday, Feb. 3.

No. 1 Hope defeated No. 2 Appleton (score unavailable) on Wedneday, Feb. 6 in the North Division final.

In the girls North quarterfinals, No. 4 Appleton defeated No. 5 Searsport 44-25 on Tuesday, Jan. 29, No. 6 Islesboro beat No. 3 Hope (score unavailable) on Tuesday, Jan. 29 and No. 2 Vinalhaven beat No. 7 North Haven 43-8 on Tuesday, Jan. 29. No. 1 Lincolnville defeated No. 8 Drinkwater School on Thursday, Jan. 31.

In the semifinals, No. 2 Vinalhaven defeated No. 6 Islesboro (score unavailable) Saturday, Feb. 2, while No. 1 Lincolnville defeated No. 4 Appleton 51-33 Monday, Feb. 4.

No. 1 Lincolnville defeated No. 2 Vinalhaven 48-15 on Wednesday, Feb. 6  in the North Division final.

In the boys South quarterfinals on Monday, Jan. 28, No. 3 Nobleboro defeated No. 6 Wiscasset, while No. 4 Bristol bested No. 5 Jefferson.

In the semifinals, No. 1 Woolwich defeated No. 4 Bristol (score unavailable), while No. 2 St. George beat No. 3 Nobleboro 69-39 in games played on Friday, Feb. 1.

No. 1 Woolwich defeated No. 2 St. George 58-56 on Wednesday, Feb. 6 in the South Division final.

In the girls South quarterfinals on Monday, Jan. 28, No. 3 Nobleboro defeated No. 6 Wiscasset, while No. 4 Bristol beat No. 5 Jefferson.

In the semifinals, No. 1 Woolwich defeated No. 4 Bristol, while No. 2 St. George beat No. 3 Nobleboro in games played on Friday, Feb. 1.

No. 1 Woolwich defeated No. 2 St. George 44-43 on Wednesday, Feb. 6 in the South Division final.

The following is a recap of reported playoff results:

Boys

No. 1 Woolwich 58, No. 2 St. George 56

At Woolwich Feb. 6, the Wildcats emerged with a hard-fought, two-point win over the Dragons. Woolwich led 14-7 after the first quarter and 29-24 at halftime, while the two squads were tied 44-44 after three quarters.

Jack Elwell scored 17 points for the Dragons, while Zeke Miller added 14; Dylan Benner, nine; Colby Hooper, eight; Brysen Mattox, three; and Nathan Iliffe, Connor Curtis and Thomas White, two.

Gavin Baillargeon poured in 27 points for the Wildcats, while Andrew Card added 10; Rainier Eich, seven; Nick Pesce, five; and David Brown, one.

St. George was 9-of-20 (45 percent) from the foul line, while Woolwich was 6-of-25 (24 percent).

No. 2 St. George 69, No. 3 Nobleboro 39

At St. George Feb. 1, the Dragons emerged victorious with a lopsided win over the Lions. Nobleboro led 10-8 after the first quarter, while Nobleboro led 29-20 at halftime and 54-27 after three quarters.

Jack Elwell led St. George with 27 points, while Zeke Miller added 21; Colby Hooper, 10; Dylan Benner, six; Connor Curtis, three; and Gregg Murray, two.

A.J. Giberson scored 10 points for Nobleboro, while Ivan Coffin added eight; Tucker Stiles, seven; Dante Maskell, five; Lincoln Ball, three; and Cohen Giberson, Maxen Lucas and Chase Coffin, two.

St. George was 7-of-23 (30 percent) from the foul line, while Nobleboro was 3-of-9 (33 percent).

No. 4 Lincolnville 46, No. 5 Searsport 43

At Lincolnville Jan. 30, the Lynx outlasted the visiting Vikings. Lincolnville led 12-6 after the first quarter and 24-18 at halftime, while Searsport led 31-30 after three quarters.

Jordan Peasley scored 18 points for the Lynx, while Avery Laite added 11; Hayden Davis, eight; Preston Rossiter, four; and Mason Clark, Avery Luft and Bryce Curtis, two.

Jacob Daley poured in 31 points for the Vikings, while Cole Ellis added five; Robert Walker, three; and Ryan Ordelt and Gage Ellis, two.

Lincolnville was 3-of-6 (50 percent) from the foul line, while Searsport was 7-of-10 (70 percent).

No. 3 Vinalhaven 53, No. 6 Drinkwater School 23

At Vinalhaven Jan. 29, the Vikings advanced to the semifinals a win over the visitors. Vinalhaven led 11-8, 24-10 and 38-15 at the quarter breaks.

Robbie Swears led the islanders with 14 points, while Trey Goodrich added 12; Ira Stockman and Brandon Phillip, seven; Sam Wentworth, six; Tanner Lazaro, four; and Joe Lazaro, three.

Griffin Dubrow led Drinkwater with nine points, while Colin Bandy added six and Ranger Williams, Joseph Parker, Aiden Davison and Elias Higgins, two.

The Vikings were 3-of-10 (30 percent) from the foul line, while the visitors were 3-of-13 (23 percent).

No. 1 Hope 51, No. 8 North Haven 33

At Hope Jan. 28, the hosts emerged victorious over the visitors in a battle of the Hawks. Hope led 20-7, 33-17 and 43-27 at the quarter breaks.

Lincoln Wight scored 12 points to pace Hope, while Dominic Robert and Hunter Fields added eight; Max Welt, seven; Westen DeWaard, six; Ben Tohanczyn and Miles Spear, four; and Colby Anderson, two.

Jonathan Brown led North Haven with 12 points, while Bryn Anderson added nine; Ezra Davisson, eight; and Henry Sandleton and Bret Waterman, two.

The hosts were 2-of-6 (33 percent) from the foul line, while the visitors were 1-of-2 (50 percent).

Girls

No. 1 Lincolnville 48, No. 2 Vinalhaven 15

At Lincolnville Feb. 6, the Lynx had no trouble with the islanders and advanced to the Busline League title game. Lincolnville led 16-2, 22-4 and 36-11 at the quarter breaks.

Bailey Curtis dumped in 18 points to lead Lincolnville, while Jaden Johnson added 12; Roo Boetsch, eight; Kara Andrews, four; and Zoe O’Brien, Liliana Palise and Maddie Shoudy, two.

Aubri Hoose scored six points for Vinalhaven, while Adelle Wadsworth added four and Audrey Anthony and Maddie Miller two.

The Lynx were 2-of-11 (18 percent) from the foul line, while the islanders were 1-of-5 (20 percent)

No. 1 Woolwich 44, No. 2 St. George 43

At Woolwich Feb. 6, the Wildcats held on to edge out the Dragons en route to Saturday’s league final. The two squads were tied 12-12 after the first quarter, while Woolwich led 27-20 at halftime and 34-31 after three quarters.

Brennah Morris scored 13 points for St. George, while Mya Simmons and Brooke Hoppe added 10; Maggie Gill and Hannah Leavitt, four; and Gwen Miller, two.

Chasity Rutledge scored 16 points for Woolwich, while Haley Kirkpatrick added 13; Edie McKay, six; Michaela Pettersen, five; and Madysin Rittall, four. Rittall hit a buzzer-beating layup to win the game for Woolwich.

The Dragons were 10-of-18 (56 percent) from the foul line, while the Wildcats were 6-of-13 (46 percent).

No. 1 Lincolnville 51, No. 4 Appleton 33

At Lincolnville Feb. 4, the Lynx advanced to the North Division finals with a win over the Wildcats. Lincolnville led 16-4, 36-13 and 44-27 at the quarter breaks.

Jaden Johnson scored 18 points for Lincolnville, while Bailey Curtis added 16; Roa Boetsch, eight; Maddie Shoudy, six; Angel Haynes, three; and Sky Raye, two.

Maddie Pascal led Appleton with 15 points, while Brenna Odone added seven; Izzy Debrosky and Josie Pendleton, four; and Zoe Davis and Autumn Porter, two.

Appleton was 8-of-16 (50 percent) from the foul line, while Lincolnville was 3-of-6 (50 percent).

No. 2 St. George 41, No. 3 Nobleboro 32

At St. George Feb. 3, the Dragons defended their lair and moved onto the South Division finals. St. George led 19-9, 23-14 and 33-20 at the quarter breaks.

Brennah Morris scored 11 points for the Dragons, while Maggie Gill added 10; Mya Simmons, seven; Gwen Miller and Hannah Leavitt, four; Brooke Hoppe, three; and Ella Wirkala, two.

Ashley Campbell scored 16 points for the Lions, while Chantell Maskell added seven; Natalie Kaler, four; Maddy Scott, three; and Cheyenne Wadford, two.

St. George was 5 (17 percent)-of-30 from the foul line, while Nobleboro was 5-of-22 (23 percent).

No. 1 Lincolnville 55, No. 8 Drinkwater School 23

At Lincolnville Jan. 31, the Lynx emerged victorious over the visitors. Lincolnville led 26-1, 35-9 and 49-13 at the quarter breaks.

Bailey Andrews scored 14 points for the hosts, while Maddy Shoudy added 10; Too Boetsch and Jaden Johnson, six; Liliana Pease, Grace Moody and Layna Knight, four; Kara Andrews, Angel Haynes and Zoe O’Brien, two; and Kathryn McNeil, one.

Julie Darres scored 10 points for the visitors, while Lilly Hughes added four; Emelia Parker, three; and Trysdan Galvin, Cora Littlefield and Jaiden Philbrook, two.

The Lynx were 3-of-6 (50 percent) from the foul line, while Drinkwater School was 3-of-15 (20 percent).

No. 2 Vinalhaven 43, No. 7 North Haven 8

At Vinalhaven Jan. 29, the Vikings pounced on the Hawks quickly and advanced into the semifinal round. Vinalhaven led 15-2, 27-4 and 33-6 at the quarter breaks.

Aubri Hoose scored 13 points for the Vikings, while Maddie Miller added 11; Jordan Hoose, nine; Adelle Wadsworth, six; and Gracey Warren and Makayla Martin, two.

Hannah White scored six points for the Hawks, while Sophie Hansen added two.

The Vikings were 4-of-14 (29 percent) from the foul line, while the Hawks were 0-of-6.

No. 4 Appleton 44, No. 5 Searsport 25

At Appleton Jan. 29, the Wildcats surged past the Vikings and into the semifinal round. Appleton led 6-5 after the first quarter, while the two squads were tied 11-11 at halftime. Appleton led 26-16 after three quarters.

Brenna Odone scored 16 points for Appleton, while Maddie Pascal added 10; Izzy Debrosky and Cordelia Williams, six; Molly Craig, four; and Autumn Porter, two.

Emily Mello scored seven points for Searsport, while Ari Cross added six; Ana Long, five; Laura Warman, four; and Kenzie Tripp, three.

The Wildcats were 3-of-7 (43 percent) from the foul line, while the Vikings were 6-of-8 (75 percent).

Courier Publications' sports staff can be reached by email at sports@villagesoup.com or by phone at 594-4401.

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