Preview: Class B boys basketball capsules

Posted Dec. 07, 2011, at 3:55 p.m.

CARIBOU VIKINGS

Last year’s record, finish: 13-7, No. 8, lost in quarterfinal round:

Roster: Sr. Chad Caverhill, So. Breen Blackstone, Jr. Devin Berkoski, So. Kameron Manter, Sr. Nick Pucci, Fr. Taylor Thibodeau, So. Matt Milliard, Fr. Dayne Savage, So. Cody Herbert, Jr. Nick Whitehead, So. Derek Richardson, Jr. Grant Bennett; coach: Chris Casavant

Outlook: Graduated six seniors, four of them starters and our eighth man. This year we are young and inexperienced. Only one senior that has played any minutes and no one else that played any significant time last year. It sounds cliche, but we are just trying to make strides each day in practice and try and give ourselves a chance to get into the tournament at the end of the year.

ELLSWORTH EAGLES

Last year’s record, finish: 20-1, No. 2, lost in regional final

Roster: Sr. Kyle Haslam, Sr. Nicholas Holt, Sr. Thomas Sawyer, Sr. David Barnard, Jr. Josh Bean, Jr. Blake Haass, Jr. Jacob Maguire, So. Steven Mahon, So. Brandon Braley, So. Dylan Young, Fr. Griffin Nightingale; coach: Peter Austin

FOXCROFT ACADEMY PONIES

Last year’s record, finish: 8-10, No. 12 in EM Class B

Roster: Jr. Cameron Benson, Sr. Cody Coiley, Sr. Chris Johnson-Braley, So. Sam Keane, So. Kolby Kendall, Sr. Matt Lacasce, So. Hunter Law, Jr. Jesse Provost, Jr. Dustin Raymond, Jr. Ryan Rebar, Jr. Caleb Richard, Jr. Kaleb Smith, Sr. Richard Wu; coach: Dave Carey

HERMON HAWKS

Last year’s record, finish: 9-10, No. 9, lost in prelim round

Roster: Jr. Chris Allen, Sr. Braddock Deabay, Jr. Devonn Dearborn, Fr. Bryce Hieftje, Fr. Eric Hoogterp, Fr. Ryan Kelly, Jr. Fritz Marseille, Jr. Joey Martin, Sr. Nathan Matthews, Sr. Matt Merchant, So. Jacob Rioux, So. Tyler Thayer; coach: Mark Reed

JOHN BAPST CRUSADERS

Last year’s record, finish: 7-11, No. 11

Roster: Sr. Nick Abbott, Sr. Max Andrews, Sr. Dawson Armistead, Jr. Shawn Curran, So. Austin Cyr, Sr. Dan Davis, Jr. Andrew Gatchell, Jr. Charles Kindya, So. Colby Kohn, So. Cody Lyons, Sr. Sean O’Donnell, Jr. Peter Pfister, So. Yunfei Qiu, Sr. Joshua Storgaard, Jr. Adam Strang; coach: Rick Sinclair

MOUNT DESERT ISLAND TROJANS

Last year’s record, finish: 14-5, No. 7, lost in prelim round

Roster: Sr. Caleb MacDonald, Sr. Nick Shaw, Sr. Jayson Burke, Sr. Garrett Lee, Sr. Micah Welch, Sr. Donny Hanson, Sr. Kyle Greaves, Jr. Ben Walls, Jr. Adam Gray, Jr. Colin Mooers,

So. Jon Phelps, So. Abe Philbrook 10; coach: Justin Norwood

Outlook: We are returning four starters from last year’s team as well as three players who were on the varsity team last season. We are looking to be a contender in the Big East conference.

NOKOMIS WARRIORS

Last year’s record, finish: 12-8, No. 10, lost in quarterfinal round

Roster: Sr.: Cody Brawn, Sr. Caleb Littlefield, Sr. Austin Chipman, Sr. Soren Madsen, Sr. Ruel Libby, Sr. Ethan Pearl, Jr. Chandler Foss, Jr. WIll Cartwright, Jr. Drew Wing, Jr. Spencer Hartsgrove, Jr. John Adams, Jr. Devin Bussell, So. Devin Chambers, So. Andrew Cartwright, So. Devin Haas; coach: Carl Parker

Outlook: Warriors will look to play uptempo and be sound defensively. Newcomers Will and Andrew Cartwright and Soren Madsen bring height to the team (6-8, 6-6, 6-4 respectively). Returners Ethan Pearl, Spencer Hartsgrove and Devin Chambers figure to be key contributors on a well-balanced scoring attack that returns all players from last year’s roster but one. Nokomis figures to be in the tournament mix with other top KVAC teams Gardiner, Winslow, Camden Hills and Medomak Valley.

OLD TOWN COYOTES

Last year’s record, finish: 6-12, No. 13

Record: 6-12 in 2010-2011

Roster: So. Brian Dunn, Jr. Eddie Gonnella. Jr. Cameron Archer, So. Garvey Melmed, Sr. Gabe Melmed, Jr. Tyler Lynch, Jr. Garrett Libby, So. Dylan Miles, Jr. Matt Melanson, Jr. Brandon Emerson, Sr. Bryan Guay, Sr. Carlos Martin-Yuste, Jr. Zach Pau, So. Zach Bartlett; coach: Brian McDormand

Outlook: The Coyotes return several letter-winners and two of the top three scorers from the 2010-2011 season, including junior forward/guard Garrett Libby. Libby ranked in the top 10 in the Big East in scoring points per game last season. Along with Libby, Old Town will feature junior guards Cameron Archer and Matt Melanson. Senior center Bryan Guay and senior guard Gabe Melmed also return as previous letter-winners for the Coyotes and should bring with them leadership and the ability to score and rebound. Look for Libby, Archer, Melanson and Melmed to step up and fill the void this winter left by graduated players Kyle Abbott, Cole Haskell and Ryan Boyington. Younger players will play a key role in the depth of the Coyotes, with junior Tyler Lynch and sophomores Zach Bartlett and Garvey Melmed playing important roles for the squad.

PRESQUE ISLE WILDCATS

Last year’s record, finish: 17-2, No. 3, lost in quarterfinal round

Roster: Jr. Corey Belanger, Jr. Tyler Brooks, Sr. Andrew Cash, Sr. Matthew Eager, Sr. Logan Good, Jr. Michael Guerrette, Sr. Andrew Kofstad, Sr. Cole Richards, So. Bradley Shields, Jr. Jonah Stephenson, Jr. Corey Willette, Jr. Jacob Williams, Sr. Wilder York; coach: Terry Cummings

WASHINGTON ACADEMY RAIDERS

Last year’s record, finish: 10-10, No. 7, lost in EM Class C quarterfinal

Roster: Jr. Tyler Varney, Sr. Germaine Rattray, Jr. Andrew Cox, Jr. Jacob Schoppee, Jr. Andrew Farnsworth, Fr. Gage Feeney, Sr. Christos Iliopoulos-Ontoemelam, Sr. Alex Currier, Jr. Sante Sanchez-Auld, Sr. Drew Sansing, Sr. Nick Pineo, Sr. Aaron Huffman, Jr. Tyler Warner; coach: Steve Pineo

Outlook: Moved to Class B East this year. Should have a solid year with a lot of returning players.

NOTE: Outlook information provided by coaches.

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