Portland’s Matt Talbot to play basketball at Husson

Matt Talbot, pictured cutting down the nets after Portland won the Class A baseball state championship in March in Portland, has committed to attend Husson University in Bangor.
Matt Talbot, pictured cutting down the nets after Portland won the Class A baseball state championship in March in Portland, has committed to attend Husson University in Bangor. Buy Photo
Posted June 25, 2014, at 7:47 p.m.

BANGOR, Maine — The Husson University men’s basketball team received a commitment from 6-foot-7 forward Matt Talbot, who helped lead Portland High School to a 22-0 record and the Class A state championship last season.

“Matt is a big piece of the puzzle for us as we look to replace six seniors off this year’s team. He is very versatile with the ability to play inside and out. He fits in well with our system and will play a big role in our success next year,” said Husson coach Warren Caruso.

Talbot averaged 16 points, 10 rebounds and two assists for the Bulldogs on the way to Bangor Daily News All-Maine and All-SMAA first-team honors. He played in both the SMAA and McDonald’s Senior All-Star games.

Talbot joins Connor Adams of Bangor High School, Jordan Holmes of Messalonskee High in Oakland, Aseim King of Waterbury, Connecticut and David Diaz of Miami, Florida, in this years recruiting class.

Husson is coming off its best season under Caruso, who guided the Eagles to a 26-3 record, the North Atlantic Conference title and a spot in the NCAA Division III tournament.

Delisle named UMFK coach

Travis Delisle has been named the head women’s basketball coach at the University of Maine-Fort Kent. He takes over for Bradley Holabird, who went 39-31 in three seasons, including back-to-back trips to the USCAA National Tournament.

Holabird will remain at UMFK as the head athletic trainer.

Delisle had a successful nine-year stint (2004-12) as the Fort Kent High School girls basketball coach, directing the Warriors to seven Eastern Maine tournament appearances. Fort Kent twice made the semifinals.

He coached the likes of UMFK forward Samantha Carapellucci and former Bengals standouts Kristen Violette and Taylor Boucher.

Delisle, 40, graduated from UMFK in 2000 with an Elementary Education degree and works as a physical education teacher for MSAD 27. The Fort Kent native was a three-sport standout who played soccer, basketball and baseball.

He also has coached youth soccer, basketball and baseball in the MSAD 27 district as well as local Aroostook League and travel teams for a number of years. He resides in Wallagrass with his wife, Tammy, and their three boys, Caleb, Austin and Owen.

UMaine joins Team Canada

OTTAWA, Ontario – University of Maine junior Holly Stewart will again join the Canadian national team at the 20th Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland, next month.

The North Vancouver, British Columbia, native is one of 11 newcomers to take part in the games. Stewart has zero previous international competitions under her belt.

“On behalf of our program, I would like to congratulate Holly on her selection to the Canadian National Team competing in the 2014 Commonwealth games,” Maine field hockey head coach Josette Babineau said. “Since the junior World Cup, it has been a goal of Holly’s to be selected to this team, and she has been working hard on all aspects of her game to be able to compete at the international level. We are very proud of Holly and wish the team success at the Commonwealth Games.”

Stewart competed at the 2013 Ireland Tour for the senior women’s team and then played in the 2013 women’s junior World Cup games.

“Seeing a direct link between all of the hard work and effort I have put in, in the last few months and this opportunity, is very rewarding,” Stewart said in a release. “I hope that my experience at these Games will help me work towards becoming the best player I can be for both Canada and the Black Bears.”

Canada’s first match will be against India at 2 p.m. July 24.

 

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