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Sports briefs for July 23, 2014

By Staff and Wire Service Reports, Special to the BDN

Maine U17 team opens AAU nationals with victory

LOUISVILLE, Kentucky — Nick Mayo scored 23 points and grabbed 13 rebounds Wednesday as the Maine Athletic Club 17-and-under boys basketball team opened pool play at the AAU 11th-Grade National Championships with a 60-42 victory over the Georgia Magic.

Coach Carl Parker’s club plays again at 6:40 p.m. Thursday against Tennessee Glory and then will conclude pool play at 1:20 p.m. Friday against WCBA Blue of North Carolina.

Mayo, a 6-foot-7-inch forward who will be a senior at Messalonskee High School in Oakland this fall, scored 15 points and grabbed six rebounds in the first half as MAC built a 32-25 lead.

Ben Malloy of Bonny Eagle High School in Standish added 15 points and four rebounds for the Maine squad, while Houlton’s Kyle Bouchard had eight points, five rebounds and seven assists.

Chris Hudson of Hodgdon chipped in with seven points and five rebounds, while Falmouth’s Jack Simonds had five points and seven rebounds.

Tickets available for inaugural Maine Basketball Hall of Fame inductions

BANGOR, Maine — Organizers are making final preparations for the inaugural Maine Basketball Hall of Fame induction ceremony, now less than a month away.

The event, which will honor the hall’s first class of 22 individuals and one team that contributed to the legacy of basketball at all levels in the state, is scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 21, at the Cross Insurance Center.

Also expected to open formally that day is the Hall of Fame concourse, which includes Maine basketball artifacts as well as a timeline tracking the state’s basketball history.

A reception and dinner are scheduled to begin at 4 p.m., with the induction ceremony to follow at approximately 6 p.m.

Tickets are $40 each, and persons interested in attending are encouraged to purchase tickets by Aug. 10. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit

Speedway 95 postpones races

HERMON, Maine — The Wacky Wednesday racing card at Speedway 95 was postponed to Friday night due to thunderstorm.

Racing will also return to Speedway 95 on Saturday night after a two-week hiatus with regular divisions set to roll.

Mahaney Golf Classic set Aug. 4

ORONO, Maine — The Friends of Maine Baseball will hold the Larry K. Mahaney Golf Classic on Tuesday, Aug. 4 at the Penobscot Valley Country Club.

The scramble tourney, which raises funds for the UMaine baseball team, begins with a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. Registration is $125 a person and includes green fees, cart, a gift, dinner, raffle and auction. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m.

Those seeking more information may contact Joe Ferris at 989-8506 or Maine baseball coach Steve Trimper at 581-1090.

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