Basketball

 

UMaine women’s basketball team set for regular-season finale

on Feb. 24, 2017, at 8:41 p.m.

Messalonskee tops Oceanside for ‘A’ North boys championship

By Ernie Clark on Feb. 24, 2017, at 6:45 p.m.
The Eagles won their first regional title with a 61-40 victory over defending champion Oceanside of Rockland-Thomaston at the Augusta Civic Center.
George Stevens Academy's Maxwell Mattson (center) reaches out for a rebound, blocked by Dexter's Brayden Miller (left) and Jacob Bickford during their class C boys semifinal game at the Cross Insurance Center on Friday evening.

George Stevens Academy boys handle Dexter to reach ‘C’ boys title game

By Ryan McLaughlin on Feb. 24, 2017, at 6:23 p.m.
The top-ranked Eagles from Blue Hill looked every bit like a team favored to hoist another Class C gold ball, blitzing fifth-ranked Dexter 60-31 in a semifinal game at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor.
Fort Fairfield's Landen Kinney (left) defends Schenck's Colby Hannan during their class C boys semifinal game at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor on Friday afternoon.

Fort Fairfield boys use total team effort to beat Schenck in C semifinal

By Joseph Cyr, Houlton Pioneer Times on Feb. 24, 2017, at 5:23 p.m.
A total team effort carried the No. 2 Fort Fairfield boys basketball team to a 60-50 victory over No. 6 Schenck in Friday afternoon’s Class C North semifinal.

Undefeated Messalonskee tops Nokomis for ‘A’ North girls basketball crown

By Ernie Clark on Feb. 24, 2017, at 4:36 p.m.
The Messalonskee of Oakland girls basketball team defeated Nokomis of Newport by 37 points in their only regular-season meeting this winter.
Southern Arroostook's Makaelyn Porter (left) celebrates with Kacy Daggett after defeating Easton during their Class D girls basketball semifinal game at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor on Thursday.

Southern Aroostook holds off Easton for berth in ‘D’ final

By Larry Mahoney on Feb. 24, 2017, at 6:56 a.m.
Top seed Southern Aroostook Community School of Dyer Brook received 12 points and nine rebounds from eighth-grader Kacy Daggett and Makaelyn Porter’s three-pointer with 3:58 left triggered a 9-3 run to close out the game as the Warriors outlasted fourth seed Easton for a 48-42 win in their Class D North semifinal.
Shead's Madison Greenlaw (right) battles for a rebound against Washburn's Maggie Castonguay during their Class D girls basketball semifinal game at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor Thursday.

Shead girls cruise past Washburn in Class D North semifinal

By Ryan McLaughlin on Feb. 23, 2017, at 8:57 p.m.
Coach Dean Preston’s club pressured, harassed and overwhelmed sixth-ranked Washburn all over the Cross Insurance Center floor as the second-ranked Tigerettes posted an impressive victory over the sixth-ranked Beavers
Southern Arroostook's Nolan Altvater (left) slams a dunk past Central Aroostook's Brayden Bradbury during their Class D boys basketball semifinal game at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor Thursday.

Southern Aroostook boys use second-half surge to defeat Central Aroostook

By Joseph Cyr, Houlton Pioneer Times on Feb. 23, 2017, at 6:20 p.m.
No. 1 Southern Aroostook (19-1) defeated No. 4 Central Aroostook 57-33 to advance to the regional championship game.

Explosive second half powers Machias boys past Easton in D North semi

By Ryan McLaughlin on Feb. 23, 2017, at 4:50 p.m.
The 19-1 Bulldogs advanced to their first regional championship game in at least two decades.
Southern Arroostook's Jackson Mathers drives the lane during their Class D boys basketball semifinal game against Central Aroostook at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor Thursday.

Southern Aroostook star rebounds from battle with Crohn’s disease

By Ernie Clark on Feb. 23, 2017, at 12:46 p.m.
Jackson Mathers’ good news is bad news for rival basketball teams.

Messalonskee boys overcome Skowhegan in OT in ‘A’ North semifinal

By Ernie Clark on Feb. 22, 2017, at 10:31 p.m.

Freshman helps lift Houlton girls past Hermon, into ‘B’ North final

By Larry Mahoney on Feb. 22, 2017, at 10:22 p.m.
Sam Atwood's shot gets tipped off its path by Amahde Carter, right, during the first quarter of the Class A North Semifinal game in Augusta Wednesday night. Oceanside moves onto the finals after a 67-61 win.  
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Oceanside holds off Cony in ‘A’ boys semifinal

By Ernie Clark on Feb. 22, 2017, at 9:22 p.m.

Foxcroft uses fourth-quarter push to beat PI, reach ‘B’ final

By Pete Warner on Feb. 22, 2017, at 9:14 p.m.
University of Maine's Wes Myers (right) drives the lane past University of New Hampshire's Jaleen Smith during their basketball game at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor on Jan. 19, 2017.

Locker room altercation resulted in UMaine men’s basketball suspensions

By Larry Mahoney on Feb. 22, 2017, at 8:42 p.m.
The suspensions of five University of Maine men’s basketball team players last week stemmed from an altercation in the locker room during which Wes Myers punched teammate Marko Pirovic in the face, breaking his jaw, a police report reveals.
Orono's Keenan Collett amps up the crowd with second left of their Class B boys basketball semifinal game against Hermon at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor Wednesday.

Orono boys dominate inside, knock off Hermon in ‘B’ semifinal

By Larry Mahoney on Feb. 22, 2017, at 7:31 p.m.
The fourth-seeded Orono High School boys basketball team took full advantage of its superior experience and size Wednesday afternoon.

Messalonskee storms past Hampden to reach ‘A’ girls final

By Ernie Clark on Feb. 22, 2017, at 6:37 p.m.
Orono's Nate Desisto tries for two past Hermon during their basketball game in Orono on Jan. 11, 2017.

Mr., Miss Maine Basketball semifinalists announced

on Feb. 22, 2017, at 5:25 p.m.
Riley Swanson of Mount Desert Island High School in Bar Harbor and Nate Desisto of Orono, along with Katie Butler of Bangor and Emi Higgins of Hermon, are among the semifinalists for the Mr. Maine Basketball and Miss Maine Basketball Awards.
Mount Desert Island's Russell Kropff struggles for a rebound against Central's Dylan B. Gray during their boys class B semifinal game at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor on Wednesday afternoon.

MDI boys beat Central, earn berth in ‘B’ North championship

By Joseph Cyr, Houlton Pioneer Times on Feb. 22, 2017, at 5:16 p.m.
MDI will advance to the regional championship for the first time since 2012.

Nokomis girls top Skowhegan in ‘A’ North semifinal

By Ernie Clark on Feb. 22, 2017, at 4:56 p.m.