MAC U17s suffer first loss at AAU nationals
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky — The Maine Athletic Club 17-and-under boys basketball team suffered its first loss Friday at the AAU Division I 11th-Grade National Championships.
WCBA of North Carolina built up a double-digit lead in the second half and held on to defeat the Maine squad 54-48.
Coach Carl Parker’s club is now 6-2 overall in tournament play in Kentucky, 2-1 at the nationals.
Houlton’s Kyle Bouchard led MAC against North Carolina with 16 points and five rebounds, while Ben Malloy of Bonny Eagle of Standish scored 14 points and Nick Mayo of Messalonskee of Oakland added 10 points and four rebounds.
MAC also got three points, six rebounds and three assists from Falmouth’s Jack Simonds, while Dayne Savage of Caribou also scored three points and Chris Hudson of Hodgdon contributed two points and four rebounds.
UMaine’s Cullenberg named league’s Scholar-Athlete of Year
ORONO, Maine — University of Maine cross country and track and field student-athlete Kelton Cullenberg has been named the 2013-14 America East Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year.
Cullenberg, who was also named the conference’s Man of the Year earlier this year, excelled as a student-athlete.
He was chosen from a group of 19 student-athletes who were tabbed Scholar-Athletes in their respective sports by a committee of athletic administrators and NCAA Faculty Athletics Representatives.Cullenberg was the outdoor track and field Scholar-Athlete.
A Maine graduate, Cullenberg registered a 3.92 GPA as a kinesiology/exercise science major and business administration minor. Named to Dean’s List and also named a Presidential Scholar for having a perfect 4.0 semester GPA six times, Cullenberg was a seven-time America East All-Academic selection.
Lakers reportedly offer job to Scott
The Los Angeles Lakers offered Byron Scott their head coaching job, according to ESPN.com.
The two sides were negotiating a contract Friday.
Lakers owner Jim Buss made Scott a verbal offer on Thursday and Scott and his representatives were reviewing it.
Scott, who has coached the New Jersey Nets, New Orleans Hornets and Cleveland Cavaliers, played a key role as a player in helping the Lakers win three of their five NBA championships in the 1980s.
The Lakers have been without a coach since Mike D’Antoni resigned at the end of the regular season. Scott interviewed for the job three times, but the team decided to wait until after the draft in June and free agency this month before making a hire.