Men's basketball

Warriors, Belfast, Alley Cats rule Waldoboro First Baptist Church court

Popular adult recreational league ends on positive, winning note for three teams
By Staff | Mar 14, 2019
Photo by: Mark Haskell Scene from Alley Cats versus Cornerstone in Division III championship game on March 11 in Waldoboro First Baptist Church men's basketball.

Waldoboro — The Waldoboro First Baptist Church Men's Basketball League wrapped its 2018-19 court season on Monday night, March 11, as one team clinched its third straight league crown and two others collected their first titles.

In Division I, the top-seeded Warriors earned a 60-44 win over No. 6 Mishka Plumbing & Heating to net their third title. It was the Warriors’ first year in Division I after they had won two straight Division II titles.

Watch video and see 140 photos below.

In Division II, No. 1 Belfast collected a 73-63 victory over No. 2 Andes Variety to win its division title; while in Division III, No. 1 Alley Cats emerged with a 44-34 win over No. 2 Cornerstone to secure their division crown.

Each division had six teams, as the top two squads of each division earned first-round byes in the playoffs.

The Division I final regular-season standings (records and previous playoff results unavailable) were: Warriors, Swish, Reed’s Plumbing, Thomaston, Tenacious D and Mishka Plumbing & Heating.

The Division II final regular-season standings (records and previous playoff results unavailable) were: Belfast, Andes Variety, Get Buckets, Thundercats, TNT and Lincoln County News.

The Division III final regular-season standings (records and previous playoff results unavailable) were: Alley Cats, Cornerstone, Ballers, Borealis Breads, Lanphere & Sons and Free Agents.

Prior to Monday’s league finals, several sharpshooters participated in a 3-point shooting competition, won by the Warriors’ Isaiah Stone-Patterson.

Team members for the Warriors include Brian Walton, Paul Harrell, Isaiah Stone-Patterson, Roy Goodale, Josh Brown, Chris Fernald, Chris Leon, Gunnar Cummings and Keith Patterson.

Team members for Mishka Plumbing & Heating include Mike Kee, Teel Ilvonen, Dylan Smith, Dylan Maloney, Andrew Rogers, Dean Cheers, Kyle Chabe and Trevor Wilson.

Team members for Belfast include Jarrod Leonardi, Kaleb Benjamin, Korey Doolan, Dakota Doolan, Travis Benjamin, Kody Vining and Sam Smith.

Team members for Andes Variety include Greg Powell, Dan Taylor, Ryan Blackmon, Brian Blackmon, Isaac Lash, Colin O’Donnell, Gabe Gilchrest and Jacob Lee.

Team members for Alley Cats include Kyle Durkee, Jason Vinal, Deering Genthner, Jeremy Flint, Jarin Cocco, Isaac Durkee, Jamie Thurman, Nathaniel McBrien and Brandon Staples.

Team members for Cornerstone include Justin Kinney, Cole Chase, Dave Martz, Zach Gledhill, Joe Baum, Nick Keene, Justin Brownell, Chris Heretakis, Dylan Shay, Leon Reid and Alan Beck.

The following is a summary of the three title games:

Division I

No. 1 Warriors 60, No. 6 Mishka Plumbing & Heating 44

At Waldoboro March 11, the Warriors ended Mishka Plumbing & Heating’s Cinderella run with a 16-point win to claim the league title. The Warriors held a 28-19 lead at halftime.

Goodale led the balanced Warrior scoring attack with 12 points, while Harrell and Stone-Patterson added 11; Leon, nine; Walton, eight; Cummings and Brown, three; Fernald, two; and Patterson, one.

Smith keyed Mishka with nine points, while Wilson and Cheers added eight; Kee, six; Ilvonen and Maloney, four; Chabe, three; and Rogers, two.

The Warriors were 15-of-24 (62 percent) from the charity stripe, while Mishka was 9-of-12 (75 percent).

Mishka cut its deficit to single-digits a few times in the second half, but the Warriors made good as it held off upset-minded Mishka — including a pair of free throws by Fernald and a 3-pointer by Stone Patterson — the combination of which brought the Warriors lead back to 10 points.

Goodale was a force to be reckoned with in the paint for the Warriors and at one point corralled an offensive rebound — which resulted in a Harrell layup — to give them a 46-32 advantage.

Ilvonen battled back with a hoop for Mishka, but the Warriors slowly pulled away after a Cummings layup, a free throw by Goodale and trey by Leon in transition to make the score 52-34 with 4:10 to play.

Division II

No. 1 Belfast 73, No. 2 Andes Variety 63

At Waldoboro March 11, Belfast ended the season unbeaten — and with the division championship — with a 10-point win over Andes Variety. Belfast led 33-28 at halftime.

Smith poured in 31 points to lead Belfast, while Korey Doolan added 16; Dakota Doolan, 12; Leonardi, nine; and Benjamin, five.

Ryan Blackmon netted 19 points to pace Andes Variety, while Brian Blackmon added 17; Powell, Lash and Gilchrest, six; Dan Taylor, five; and O’Donnell and Lee, two.

Belfast was 23-of-30 (77 percent) from the foul line, while Andes Variety was 6-of-11 (54 percent).

Belfast looked to seize control of the game after a trey by Smith, a strong take by Dakota Doolan and a Leonardi 3-pointer put it ahead 59-45, but Brian and Ryan Blackmon shouldered the offensive load for Andes Variety and kept it within striking distance.

However, Andes Variety got no closer than nine points the rest of the way.

Division III

No. 1 Alley Cats 44, No. 2 Cornerstone 34

At Waldoboro March 11, the top-seeded Alley Cats emerged victorious and claimed the Division III title. Alley Cats led 17-15 at halftime.

Staples led the Alley Cats with 12 points, while Cocco added 10; Genthner, eight; Thurman, six; Isaac Durkee, five; Kyle Durkee, two; and Flint, one.

Shay paced Cornerstone with 11 points, while Reid added eight; Kinney and Heretakis, four; Gledhill, three; and Chase and Keene, two.

The Alley Cats were 15-of-25 (60 percent) from the foul line, while Cornerstone was 0-of-2.

The game was low-scoring in the first half but picked up in the second, as the squads exchanged leads throughout.

Kyle Durkee hit a jumper to tie the score 31-31 with about five minutes to play for the Alley Cats, while Staples gave the higher seed the lead for good with a pair of free throws.

Then, Genthner buried a 3-pointer in transition with two minutes to go to give the Alley Cats a 36-31 lead.

Shay hit a trey to bring Cornerstone within two points, but a bucket by Isaac Durkee — coupled by free throws from Genthner and Isaac Durkee — helped seal the deal for the Alley Cats.

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Waldoboro First Baptist Church Men's Basketball League championships
Waldoboro First Baptist Church Men's Basketball League championship games on March 11. (Video by: Mark Haskell and Zack Miller)
Scene from Alley Cats versus Cornerstone in Division III championship game. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Alley Cats versus Cornerstone in Division III championship game. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Alley Cats versus Cornerstone in Division III championship game. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Alley Cats versus Cornerstone in Division III championship game. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Alley Cats versus Cornerstone in Division III championship game. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Alley Cats versus Cornerstone in Division III championship game. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Alley Cats versus Cornerstone in Division III championship game. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Alley Cats versus Cornerstone in Division III championship game. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Alley Cats versus Cornerstone in Division III championship game. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Alley Cats versus Cornerstone in Division III championship game. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Alley Cats versus Cornerstone in Division III championship game. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Alley Cats versus Cornerstone in Division III championship game. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Alley Cats versus Cornerstone in Division III championship game. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Alley Cats versus Cornerstone in Division III championship game. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Alley Cats versus Cornerstone in Division III championship game. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Alley Cats versus Cornerstone in Division III championship game. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Alley Cats versus Cornerstone in Division III championship game. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Alley Cats versus Cornerstone in Division III championship game. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Alley Cats versus Cornerstone in Division III championship game. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Alley Cats versus Cornerstone in Division III championship game. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Alley Cats versus Cornerstone in Division III championship game. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Alley Cats versus Cornerstone in Division III championship game. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Alley Cats versus Cornerstone in Division III championship game. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Alley Cats versus Cornerstone in Division III championship game. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Alley Cats versus Cornerstone in Division III championship game. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Alley Cats versus Cornerstone in Division III championship game. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Alley Cats versus Cornerstone in Division III championship game. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Alley Cats versus Cornerstone in Division III championship game. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Alley Cats versus Cornerstone in Division III championship game. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Alley Cats versus Cornerstone in Division III championship game. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Alley Cats versus Cornerstone in Division III championship game. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Alley Cats versus Cornerstone in Division III championship game. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Alley Cats versus Cornerstone in Division III championship game. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Alley Cats versus Cornerstone in Division III championship game. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Alley Cats versus Cornerstone in Division III championship game. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Alley Cats versus Cornerstone in Division III championship game. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Alley Cats versus Cornerstone in Division III championship game. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Alley Cats versus Cornerstone in Division III championship game. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Alley Cats versus Cornerstone in Division III championship game. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Alley Cats versus Cornerstone in Division III championship game. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Alley Cats versus Cornerstone in Division III championship game. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Belfast versus Andes Variety in Division II championship game. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Belfast versus Andes Variety in Division II championship game. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Belfast versus Andes Variety in Division II championship game. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Belfast versus Andes Variety in Division II championship game. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Belfast versus Andes Variety in Division II championship game. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Belfast versus Andes Variety in Division II championship game. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Belfast versus Andes Variety in Division II championship game. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Belfast versus Andes Variety in Division II championship game. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Belfast versus Andes Variety in Division II championship game. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Belfast versus Andes Variety in Division II championship game. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Belfast versus Andes Variety in Division II championship game. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Belfast versus Andes Variety in Division II championship game. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Belfast versus Andes Variety in Division II championship game. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Belfast versus Andes Variety in Division II championship game. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Belfast versus Andes Variety in Division II championship game. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Belfast versus Andes Variety in Division II championship game. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Belfast versus Andes Variety in Division II championship game. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Belfast versus Andes Variety in Division II championship game. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Belfast versus Andes Variety in Division II championship game. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Belfast versus Andes Variety in Division II championship game. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Belfast versus Andes Variety in Division II championship game. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Belfast versus Andes Variety in Division II championship game. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Belfast versus Andes Variety in Division II championship game. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Belfast versus Andes Variety in Division II championship game. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Belfast versus Andes Variety in Division II championship game. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Belfast versus Andes Variety in Division II championship game. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Belfast versus Andes Variety in Division II championship game. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Belfast versus Andes Variety in Division II championship game. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Belfast versus Andes Variety in Division II championship game. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Belfast versus Andes Variety in Division II championship game. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Belfast versus Andes Variety in Division II championship game. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Belfast versus Andes Variety in Division II championship game. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Belfast versus Andes Variety in Division II championship game. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Belfast versus Andes Variety in Division II championship game. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Belfast versus Andes Variety in Division II championship game. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Belfast versus Andes Variety in Division II championship game. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Belfast versus Andes Variety in Division II championship game. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Belfast versus Andes Variety in Division II championship game. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Belfast versus Andes Variety in Division II championship game. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Belfast versus Andes Variety in Division II championship game. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Belfast versus Andes Variety in Division II championship game. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Belfast versus Andes Variety in Division II championship game. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Warriors versus Mishka Plumbing & Heating in Division I championship game. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Warriors versus Mishka Plumbing & Heating in Division I championship game. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Warriors versus Mishka Plumbing & Heating in Division I championship game. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Warriors versus Mishka Plumbing & Heating in Division I championship game. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Warriors versus Mishka Plumbing & Heating in Division I championship game. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Warriors versus Mishka Plumbing & Heating in Division I championship game. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Warriors versus Mishka Plumbing & Heating in Division I championship game. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Warriors versus Mishka Plumbing & Heating in Division I championship game. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Warriors versus Mishka Plumbing & Heating in Division I championship game. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Warriors versus Mishka Plumbing & Heating in Division I championship game. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Warriors versus Mishka Plumbing & Heating in Division I championship game. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Warriors versus Mishka Plumbing & Heating in Division I championship game. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Warriors versus Mishka Plumbing & Heating in Division I championship game. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Warriors versus Mishka Plumbing & Heating in Division I championship game. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Warriors versus Mishka Plumbing & Heating in Division I championship game. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Warriors versus Mishka Plumbing & Heating in Division I championship game. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Warriors versus Mishka Plumbing & Heating in Division I championship game. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Warriors versus Mishka Plumbing & Heating in Division I championship game. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Warriors versus Mishka Plumbing & Heating in Division I championship game. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Warriors versus Mishka Plumbing & Heating in Division I championship game. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Warriors versus Mishka Plumbing & Heating in Division I championship game. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Warriors versus Mishka Plumbing & Heating in Division I championship game. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Warriors versus Mishka Plumbing & Heating in Division I championship game. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Warriors versus Mishka Plumbing & Heating in Division I championship game. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Warriors versus Mishka Plumbing & Heating in Division I championship game. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Warriors versus Mishka Plumbing & Heating in Division I championship game. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Warriors versus Mishka Plumbing & Heating in Division I championship game. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Warriors versus Mishka Plumbing & Heating in Division I championship game. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Warriors versus Mishka Plumbing & Heating in Division I championship game. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Warriors versus Mishka Plumbing & Heating in Division I championship game. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Warriors versus Mishka Plumbing & Heating in Division I championship game. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Warriors versus Mishka Plumbing & Heating in Division I championship game. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Warriors versus Mishka Plumbing & Heating in Division I championship game. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
(Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Warriors versus Mishka Plumbing & Heating in Division I championship game. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Warriors versus Mishka Plumbing & Heating in Division I championship game. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Warriors versus Mishka Plumbing & Heating in Division I championship game. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Warriors versus Mishka Plumbing & Heating in Division I championship game. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Warriors versus Mishka Plumbing & Heating in Division I championship game. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Warriors versus Mishka Plumbing & Heating in Division I championship game. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Warriors versus Mishka Plumbing & Heating in Division I championship game. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Warriors — Division I champions. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Warriors — Division I champions. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Alley Cats — Division III champions. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Belfast — Division II champions. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
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