Preview: Class B boys basketball capsules

Posted Dec. 08, 2011, at 6 p.m.

BELFAST LIONS

Last year’s record, finish: 1-17, No. 19

Roster: Jr. Kaleb Benjamin, Sr. Alex Blair, Jr. Lucas Clark, Sr. John Dellamattera, Sr. Gabriel Desjardins, Jr. Carl Dodge, So. Korey Doolan, Jr. Larry Dyer, Sr. James Jackson, Sr. Scott Kulikowski, Sr. Benjamin Lowe, Jr. Stephen Paul, Sr. Tyler Prescott, Jr. Yanni Rakis, Jr. Ryan Rice; coach: Scott Benzie

CAMDEN HILLS WINDJAMMERS

Last year’s record, finish: 22-0, Class B state champions

Roster: Sr. Kyle Olehnik, Sr. Adam Carlsen, Sr. Andrew Flanagan, Sr. Chris Brown, Sr. Taylor Hall, Jr. Alex Crans, Jr. Mark Barley, Jr. Connor Hart, So. Joe Chamberlain, So. Chandler Crans, So. Colin Morse, So. Jayson Kuhn; coach: Jeff Hart

Outlook: Lost some key players, including Mr. Basketball and Maine Gatorade Player of the Year Tyler McFarland, as well as Keegan Pieri (playing at Bowdoin), and Joel Gabriele (playing at Eastern Nazarene). But we have a good mix of veterans who made major contributions (Carlsen, Flanagan, Hall) last year and a solid group of youngsters who have been waiting their turn.

GARDINER TIGERS

Last year’s record, finish: 14-6, No. 6, lost in quarterfinal

Roster: So. Trevor Austin, Sr. Alonzo Conner, Sr. Matt Hall, So. Logan Hallett, Jr. Tyler Jamison, Sr. Travis Kelley, Jr. Ian Lane, Sr. Justin Lovely, Jr. Dennis Meehan, Jr. Jensen Orewiler, Sr. Jake Palmer, Sr. Justin Pottle, Jr. Nate Somes, Sr. Aaron Toman, Fr. Bradley Weston; coach: Jason Cassidy

MAINE CENTRAL INSTITUTE HUSKIES

Last year’s record, finish: 6-12, No. 15

Roster: Jr. Cameron Alspaugh, Jr. Chris Bourdeau, Sr. Jerry Chen, Sr. Zack Fortin, Sr. Nick Gaetz, Jr. Matt Lessard, Sr. Price Li, Jr. Kael McCarthy, Jr. Pat Noonan, Jr. BJ Philbrick, Sr. Adam Ogden, Sr. Tian Tang, Sr. Zack Valente, Sr. Trey Vintiner; coach: Michael Susi

Outlook: Building early due to lack of varsity experience. Ogden and Vintiner will provide strong foundation. Several newcomers will be asked to contribute immediately. We want to finish strong.

MEDOMAK VALLEY PANTHERS

Last year’s record, finish: 14-4, No. 4, lost in quarterfinal

Roster: Jr. Wil Dow, Sr. Deering Genthner, Sr. Alex Greenrose, Sr. Isaac Greenrose, Sr. Robbie Griffin, Jr. Jonathan Hendrikson-Belloguet, Sr. Zach Judkins, Jr. John Murray, Jr. Boone Olsen, Sr. Shane Osier, Jr. Ryan Ripley, Jr. Brandon Soper, Jr. Kazu Tibbetts, Sr. Russell Wood; coach: Nick DePatsy

Outlook: Returning three starters: John Murray, Alex Greenrose, Isaac Greenrose. Other players with varsity experience: Ryan Ripley, Shane Osier, Deering Genthner and Jonathan Hendrickson-Bellguet. Up from JV: Zack Judkins, Robby Griffin, Brandon Soper, Boone Olson, Russell Wood, Kazu Tibbetts and Wil Dow. We will be taking one game at a time, our goal is to keep getting better. Strengths: Work ethic, experience and size. Weaknesses: Everyone needs to rebound and defend better. Great bunch of kids to work with, have a huge upside and realize what it is going to take to accomplish our team goals. There are some very good teams in Eastern Class B. We have to bring our “A” game every single game.

MOUNT VIEW MUSTANGS

Last year’s record, finish: 5-13, No. 14

Roster: Sr. Jalen Babin, Fr. Steven Davis, Sr. Ryan Derby, Sr. Andrew Gibbs, Fr. Brody Gibbs, Sr. Chris Montminy, Jr. Ricky Moulton, Sr. Craig Neally, Sr. Bobby Porter, Sr. Taylor Reynolds, Sr. Ryan St. Clair, Fr. Nathan Wren; coach: Steve Caron

OCEANSIDE MARINERS

Last year’s record, finish: This is the first basketball season for Oceanside after Rockland and Georges Valley consolidated. Rockland was 4-14 last season, No. 18 in EM Class B; Georges Valley was 7-11, No. 12 in WM Class C.

Roster: Sr. Ben Wallace, So. Isaiah Stone-Patterson, Jr. Matthew Zable, Jr. Shea Davenport, Sr. Dylan Maloney, So. Hunter Grindle, Sr. Alex Wallace, Jr. Tyler Gilson, So. Bronson Philbrick, Jr. Sam Meklin, Sr. David Harrison; coach: Matt Breen

WATERVILLE PANTHERS

Last year’s record, finish: 3-15, No. 16

Roster: So. David Bailey, Sr. Michael Bailey, So. Brian Bellows, Sr. Brandon Braley, Sr. Maxwell Brown, So. Owen Brown, Jr. Jordan Derosby, Sr. Josh Gormley, So. Jacob Guthro, So. Christopher Hale, So. Justin Jabar, Jr. John-Peter Michaud, Jr. Billy Morton, So. Alan Wood; coach: Jason Briggs

WINSLOW RAIDERS

Last year’s record, finish: 16-4, No. 5, lost in semifinal

Roster: Sr. Jesse Audet, Fr. Dylan Hapworth, Sr. Caleb Hill, Jr. Austin Ireland, Sr. Tyler Jackson, So. Justin Kervin, Sr. Brandon LaBrie, Fr. Nason Lanpher, Jr. Trevor Lovely, Fr. Justin Martin, Sr. Cody Morrison, Sr. Justin Murray, So. Connor Wildes; coach: Jared Browne

NOTE: Outlook information provided by coaches

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