Orono-Central girls basketball summary

on Dec. 22, 2014, at 11:33 p.m.
HIGH SCHOOL Orono 60, Central 58 (2 OT) Red Riots (4-1) Clement 6-15 8-10 22, Sypher 5-12 4-8 14, Hernandez 0-0 0-0 0, Robertson 0-1 0-0 0, Souza Cunha 1-2 0-0 2, Chasse 1-4, 2-4 4, Dill 1-6, 0-0 2, White 0-1 0-0 0, Steelman 3-9 3-4 11, Gonyar 0-0 …

Chasse helps Orono girls edge Central in 2 OTs

By Larry Mahoney on Dec. 22, 2014, at 10:43 p.m.
The girls from Orono High School and Central High School of Corinth provided the onlookers at the Orono High School gym with an absorbing pre-Christmas treat on Monday night. There were plot twists galore and, in the end, sophomore Brinsley Chasse’s baseline jumper tied it with 20 …

Sunday’s UMaine-William & Mary women’s basketball summary

on Dec. 21, 2014, at 11:16 p.m.
BLACK BEARS 54, THE TRIBE 51 Maine (8-4) Wood 6-12 0-0 14, Heise 5-11 1-2 11, Charles 2-2 0-0 6, Weckstrom 0-5 0-0 0, Koizar 6-17 0-0 15, Swan 0-0 0-0 0, Gustafsson 1-3 0-0 2, Jones 0-1 0-0 0, Gerostergiou 2-3 0-0 6; Totals 22-54 1-2 54 William & …
Miami Heat forward Luol Deng (9) drives to the basket as Boston Celtics guard Evan Turner (11) defends in the first half of Sunday night's at American Airlines Arena.

Deng paces Heat past Celtics to end five-game home skid

By Walter Villa, The Sports Xchange on Dec. 21, 2014, at 10:58 p.m.
MIAMI — Starters Chris Bosh and Josh McRoberts were already out, and then, just minutes before the Miami Heat was to tip off against the Boston Celtics, the team got more bad news. Star shooting guard Dwyane Wade had to sit out due to a knee contusion, and backup center …

Moore propels Fisher men’s basketball team past UMFK

By Wire Service Reports on Dec. 21, 2014, at 7:01 p.m.
LYNN, Massachusetts — O.J. Moore scored 15 of his game-high 25 points in the second half on Saturday, leading Fisher College to an 85-80 men’s basketball victory over the University of Maine-Fort Kent at Fectau-Leary Gym. Geodice Ortiz scored 10 points, Tyler SHular netted nine and Jonas Rusom added eight …

Army outlasts UMaine men’s basketball team in overtime

By Pete Warner on Dec. 21, 2014, at 5:38 p.m.
It might have gone down as the biggest victory in two years for the University of Maine men’s basketball team. Instead, it likely will serve as another tough lesson for the Black Bears. Mo Williams hit a 3-pointer with 57 seconds remaining in overtime on Sunday afternoon, helping Army secure …
Freshman Christiana Gerostergiou made a 3-pointer with 1.7 seconds left on Sunday to lift the University of Maine women's basketball team to a 54-51 victory over William & Mary at Williamsburg, Virginia.

Freshman’s 3-pointer lifts UMaine women’s basketball team past William & Mary

By Pete Warner on Dec. 21, 2014, at 3:33 p.m.
Christiana Gerostergiou provided the University of Maine women’s basketball team with a bit of an early Christmas present on Sunday afternoon. The freshman guard hit a 3-pointer with 1.7 seconds remaining, lifting the Black Bears to a 54-51 victory over William & Mary at Williamsburg, Virginia. Gerostergiou’s game-winner came after …

Saturday’s Brunswick-Bangor boys basketball summary

on Dec. 20, 2014, at 10:01 p.m.
Brunswick 39, Bangor 38 Bangor (1-4) Dorman 3-1-7, Gurshick 1-0-2, Kenny 2-2-7, Hillier 2-0-5, Smith 5-0-12, Johnson 0-0-0, Harrigan 1-0-3, Speronis 1-0-2; Totals 15-3-38 Brunswick (3-3) Payne 2-3-7, Hanson 3-2-10, Cost 0-3-3, Rudalevige 0-0-0, Bandouveres 5-2-13, Molnar 2-0-4, Dorr 0-0-0, Cost 1-0-2, Souza 0-0-0, Teel 0-0-0; Totals 13-10-39 Bangor 9 …

Old Town-Caribou boys basketball summary

on Dec. 20, 2014, at 9:42 p.m.
HIGH SCHOOL Old Town 66, Caribou 42 Caribou (2-1) 42 Do. Savage 1-3 1-2 3, Da. Savage 5-17 4-4 14, Allen 0-0 0-2 0, Bevins 0-1 1-2 1, Thibodeau 2-4 0-0 4, Bouchard 1-3 0-1 3, Dassow 2-7 0-0 5, Holdsworth 2-2 0-0 4, Griffeth 0-4 2-2 2, Sheldon 1-7 …

Brunswick boys rally, hand Bangor fourth straight loss

By Bob Conn, Brunswick Times Record on Dec. 20, 2014, at 9:32 p.m.
There was little that went right for the Brunswick boys basketball team through three quarters in a boys basketball Saturday matinee against Bangor. The Dragons shot a paltry 11 percent (3-for-26) in the first half from the floor and managed just nine points, trailing by 11 at …
Old Town basketball player Kaleb Gifford (12) watches as his layup falls for two points in the first half of their high school basketball game against Caribou High in Old Town on Saturday.

Old Town boys prove too much for Caribou in EM final rematch

By Ernie Clark on Dec. 20, 2014, at 8:49 p.m.
There will be no flying under the early-schedule radar for the Old Town basketball team this season after the Coyotes surged late last winter to win the Class B state championship. It doesn’t seemed to matter. Coach Brian McDormand’s club is now 5-0 after Saturday’s 66-42 …

Hermon-Central boys basketball summary

on Dec. 19, 2014, at 10:22 p.m.
HIGH SCHOOL Hermon 55, Central 53 Central (6-1) 53 Speed 0-0 0-2 0, Shaw 1-5 3-4 4, Poulin 3-8 0-0 8, Prescott 3-7 6-7 14, Mailman 0-1 0-0 0, Ham 6-14 7-9 19, Macomber 1-2 0-1 2, Smith 3-8 0-0 6. Totals: 17-45 15-23 53. Hermon (3-1) 55 Clukey 2-3 …
Boston Celtics forward Brandon Bass (30) and Minnesota Timberwolves forward Robbie Hummel (4) battle for a loose ball during the second half at TD Garden in Boston Friday night.

Celtics cruise past Timberwolves in first game without Rondo

By Mike Shalin, The Sports Xchange on Dec. 19, 2014, at 10:05 p.m.
BOSTON — The Boston Celtics said goodbye to their captain and then said hello to their third straight win on Friday night. With Rajon Rondo in Dallas courtesy of a trade that brought the Celtics three players and two draft picks, his old team responded with a spirited 114-98 victory …
Hermon's Joe Plummer (center) goes up for a basket against Central's Kyle Ham during their game at Hermon Friday night.

Beaton’s baseline jumper lifts Hermon boys basketball team past Central

By Ernie Clark on Dec. 19, 2014, at 9:47 p.m.
Tyler Beaton had spent most of his evening as a facilitator, but when the Hermon boys basketball team needed it late in its game against Central of Corinth on Friday night, he evolved into the ultimate finisher. The 6-foot-1-inch junior guard scored the Hawks’ final 10 points, …

No. 6 North Carolina uses strong second half to roll by UMaine women

By Pete Warner on Dec. 19, 2014, at 9:26 p.m.
The University of Maine had to realize it was fortunate to be within six points at halftime of Friday night’s Carolinas Classic game against the University of North Carolina. If not, it became abundantly clear during the second half. The sixth-ranked Tar Heels outscored the Black Bears 41-18 in the …
Point guard Rajon Rondo has been traded from the Boston Celtics to the Dallas Mavericks.

‘A huge step forward’: Mavericks excited about adding Rondo

By Art Garcia, The Sports Xchange on Dec. 19, 2014, at 8:02 p.m.
DALLAS — Whether the Dallas Mavericks are the team to beat in the ultra-competitive Western Conference after the blockbuster acquisition of point guard Rajon Rondo remains to be seen. But they sure feel better about their chances. “Having him here is a huge step forward for us,” Dallas owner Mark …
Ethan Mackey (right) has left the University of Maine men’s basketball team to concentrate on completing work on his degree next year.

Part-time starter Ethan Mackey leaves UMaine men’s basketball team

By Pete Warner on Dec. 19, 2014, at 7:52 p.m.
ORONO | Ethan Mackey spent three years with the University of Maine basketball program before he was awarded any scholarship money. Barely a semester later, he has ended his career. Head coach Bob Walsh confirmed on Friday that Mackey has left the team and will relinquish his athletic scholarship …

Maine men’s basketball team seeking to snap three-game losing streak

on Dec. 19, 2014, at 5:51 p.m.
Men’s Basketball MAINE vs. ARMY Time, site: Sunday, 1 p.m., Christl Arena, West Point, New York Records: Maine 1-8, Army 7-2 Series, last meeting: Army leads 3-0, Army 90-80 on 12/13/13 Key players: Maine — 6-5 G Shaun Lawton (12.1 points per game, 2.6 assists per game, 2.0 steals per …

Sports briefs for Dec. 19, 2014

By Staff and Wire Reports on Dec. 19, 2014, at 5:38 p.m.
Fort Kent alumni games to tip off Dec. 27 FORT KENT — Fort Kent Community High School is holding alumni basketball games on Saturday, Dec. 27. The women’s ‘game is 5 p.m., followed by the men’s game at 7 p.m. Area youth teams will play at halftime. Alumni will be …
Bangor's Katie Butler (right) shoots for two past Skowhegan's Cailee Manzer during their basketball game Thursday at Bangor.

Aggressive, tight play help Bangor girls basketball shut down Skowhegan 36-13

By Pete Warner on Dec. 18, 2014, at 9:40 p.m.
Opponents are quick to realize that Bangor High School is a tall basketball team. Yet the Rams don’t sit back in a zone. They go after teams aggressively. Bangor exhibited excellent ball pressure on the perimeter and choked off the middle effectively on Thursday night, setting the …
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