Celtics rally to knock off Wizards in opener

By Mike Shalin, The Sports Xchange on April 30, 2017, at 7:15 p.m.

Bradley, Celtics blast Bulls to advance to second round

By The Sports Xchange on April 28, 2017, at 11:13 p.m.
Indiana Pacers president Larry Bird watches a game against the Atlanta Hawks this season. Bird reportedly will step down from his position.
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Bird resigns as Pacers president of basketball operations

By The Sports Xchange on April 28, 2017, at 1:34 p.m.
Stearns' Emma Alley (center) tries for two past Narraguagus' Kayla Toppin (left) and Narraguagus' Kaci Alley during their Class C girls basketball quarterfinal game at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor, Feb. 21, 2017.

Stearns standout to continue family basketball tradition at Husson

on April 27, 2017, at 8:38 a.m.
Husson University announced it has received commitments from Alley of Stearns High School in Millinocket and Abby Simpson of Foxcroft Academy.
Longtime Bangor High School assistant coach Joe Nelson (left), pictured on the bench alongside boys basketball coach Roger Reed in 2011, has been hired as the head coach of the Rams’ girls basketball program.

‘A perfect fit:’ Longtime assistant named Bangor girls basketball coach

By Ernie Clark on April 27, 2017, at 1 a.m.
Joe Nelson has been an active part of the Bangor High School athletic scene since playing sports for the Rams during the mid- and late-1980s.
Chicago's Jimmy Butler (left) tries to block the shot of Boston guard Avery Bradley during the second half of Wednesday's first-round NBA playoffs game at TD Garden in Boston.

Thomas leads Celtics to victory, 3-2 series lead

By The Sports Xchange on April 26, 2017, at 11:44 p.m.
Sophomore Isabel Hernandez Pepe of the University of Maine is transferring to Division II St. Edwards University in Austin, Texas, beginning next season.

Husson men add forward; UMaine sophomore to DII program

on April 25, 2017, at 3:45 p.m.
Laia Sole (13) of the University of Maine, who was an all-rookie pick and the America East Rookie of the Year last season, has transferred to Duquesne University in Pittsburgh.

UMaine women’s basketball freshman to join sister at Duquesne

By Larry Mahoney on April 24, 2017, at 4:39 p.m.
Boston's Kelly Olynyk (left) shoots as Chicago's Cristiano Felicio (6) defends during the first half of Game 4 of the first round of the 2017 NBA Playoffs at United Center in Chicago on Sunday.

Thomas scores 33 as Celtics top Bulls, even series

By Jeff Arnold, The Sports Xchange on April 23, 2017, at 10:03 p.m.
Chicago Bulls guard Dwyane Wade (3) passes around Boston's Kelly Olynyk (41) during the second quarter in Game 3 of the first round of the 2017 NBA Playoffs at United Center on Friday night.

Celtics break through in series with win over Bulls

By The Sports Xchange on April 22, 2017, at 7:49 a.m.
Al Horford scored 18 points, and Isaiah Thomas and Jae Crowder each had 16 to pace the Boston Celtics to a 104-87 victory over the Chicago Bulls on Friday night in Game 3 of their Eastern Conference playoff series.

UMaine men’s basketball team lands Lee Academy prep center

By Ernie Clark on April 20, 2017, at 1:40 p.m.
Boston's Isaiah Thomas (4) is guarded by Chicago's Rajon Rondo during the first quarter in game two of the first round of the 2017 NBA Playoffs at TD Garden in Boston on Tuesday night.
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Rondo guides Bulls to 2-0 lead over Celtics

By The Sports Xchange on April 18, 2017, at 11:13 p.m.
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Jim Boylen (second left), a former standout at the University of Maine, is now an assistant head coach under Fred Hoiberg  (left) with the NBA's Chicago Bulls. Boylen's ties to UMaine and the state have helped him enjoy a long, successful coaching career.
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UMaine ties that bind: Former basketball standout savors NBA grind

By Ernie Clark on April 18, 2017, at 2:21 p.m.

UMaine women’s basketball signs point guard from Israel

By Ryan McLaughlin on April 14, 2017, at 6:11 p.m.
Dor Saar has spent three years with the Team Israel International Team, averaging 10.6 points, 3.6 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game.

UMaine women’s basketball team lands junior college transfer

By Larry Mahoney on April 14, 2017, at 7:43 a.m.
Ashlyn McDonald, of Tullahoma, Tennessee, played for Highland Community College in Kansas last season and averaged 5.8 points and 3.9 rebounds in 11.9 minutes of playing time.
Raheem Anderson of Husson University in Bangor has been granted a medical hardship waiver by the NCAA and will be eligible to play for the Eagles again next season. He sustained a season-ending injury early in the 2013-2014 campaign.

Husson basketball star granted waiver to play a fifth season

By Ernie Clark on April 13, 2017, at 1:03 p.m.
Raheem Anderson played eight games as a freshman for Husson before suffering a broken ankle during Christmas vacation in 2013, sidelining him for the rest of the season.
Boston's Kelly Olynyk (right) sets a pick on Milwaukee forward Mirza Teletovic (35) and guard Gary Payton II (partially obscured) as Celtics guard Marcus Smart (left) drives to the basket during Thursday's 112-94 win over the Bucks at TD Garden in Boston.
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Celtics beat Bucks, earn No. 1 seed in East

By Gethin Coolbaugh, The Sports Xchange on April 12, 2017, at 10:51 p.m.
Brooklyn's Caris LeVert (left) is defended by Boston's Avery Bradley during the third quarter of Monday's NBA game at TD Garden in Boston. The Celtics won 114-105.

Celtics beat Nets, grab one-game lead in East

By Mike Shalin, The Sports Xchange on April 10, 2017, at 10:23 p.m.

Thomas leads Celtics past Hornets

By John Delong, The Sports Xchange on April 09, 2017, at 11:13 p.m.

62 years of stars: BDN All-Maine Schoolboy Basketball Teams, 1956-2017

on April 08, 2017, at 1:16 p.m.