State’s best basketball players to compete in Noonan tourney

Posted June 18, 2014, at 11:50 a.m.

BANGOR, Maine — Many of the state’s best basketball players will be competing in the third annual Clark Noonan Basketball Tourney this weekend at Bangor High School’s Red Barry Gym.

The tournament raises scholarship funds and commemorates Noonan, a former Bangor HIgh basketball standout who died in automobile accident on April 12, 2012.

Former Maine high school, college and prep stars will compete in the tourney.

“It’s probably the most basketball talent in the state at one event,” said former high coach Bob Cimbollek, who is assisting with supplying the tourney with volunteer referees.

Among the players returning to the tourney are former Bangor High and Bates College standout Zak Ray, who will lead defending champ Shad Nation. The Maine Event team will feature former Tom Knight, who played at Notre Dame after graduating from Dirigo High; former University of Maine standout Troy Barnies, who is playing pro basketball in Europe; former Camden Hills star Tyler McFarland, who now plays at Bentley University; Hampden brothers Jesse, Dan and Christian McCue and two-time Gatorade Maine Player of the Year Zach Gilpin.

Twenty teams will compete in 45 games that begin with a 4 p.m. tipoff, followed by three more contests. Pool play continues with 11 games on Saturday beginning at 8 a.m., followed by single elimination tourney games starting at 8 a.m Sunday, ending with the 6 p.m. championship game.

Team entry fees go toward the Bangor High scholarship fund as well as a daily $3 admission charge to the tourney.

Those seeking more info on the tourney may contact director Luke Hettermann at 852-5302.

 

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