Basketball

 

UMaine men’s team opens America East play at home vs. Vermont

on Jan. 04, 2017, at 3:31 p.m.
The conference opener is about as challenging as it can get for UMaine, as Vermont was the America East coaches’ preseason pick to win the conference title.
POLL QUESTION
Columbia's Luke Petrasek (center) leaps for a rebound against the University of Maine's Marko Pirovic (left) and Austin Howard during their basketball game at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor on Monday.

Little sympathy for ailing UMaine men as AE schedule begins

By Ernie Clark on Jan. 04, 2017, at 1:07 p.m.
“Our guys are facing some tough challenges right now, but as I keep telling them, nobody cares.”

Coach wants improvement in all areas as UMaine women open league play

By Larry Mahoney on Jan. 03, 2017, at 4:46 p.m.
After playing the nation’s 25th-toughest schedule, which included games against current No. 4 Mississippi State, No. 5 South Carolina and No. 14 Miami, the University of Maine women’s basketball team turns its attention to the America East schedule beginning with Wednesday night’s game at the University of Vermont.

UMaine women open league play at Vermont

on Jan. 03, 2017, at 3:35 p.m.
UMaine faces a Vermont team that ranks 311th in points per game (55.7) and 333rd in turnover margin (minus-6.08).
Cleveland Cavaliers guard James Jones (1) shoots over the defense of New Orleans Pelicans forward Dante Cunningham (33) during the second half at Quicken Loans Arena.

Cavaliers shoot poorly, but still beat Pelicans

By The Sports Xchange on Jan. 03, 2017, at 7:08 a.m.
LeBron James scored 26 points and Channing Frye added 14 off the bench and the Cleveland Cavaliers escaped with a 90-82 victory Monday night against the New Orleans Pelicans on a night they struggled shooting.

Monday’s Maine-Columbia men’s basketball summary

on Jan. 02, 2017, at 8:14 p.m.
University of Maine's Jaquan McKennon (right) goes up for two past Columbia's Chris McComber during their basketball game at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor on Monday.

Columbia defeats injury-plagued UMaine men’s basketball team

By Ernie Clark on Jan. 02, 2017, at 7:39 p.m.
UMaine suffered its fifth straight defeat, a 98-73 decision.
Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski talks with a referee during a Dec. 21 game against Elon at Greensboro Coliseum. Krzyzewski is expected to miss a month of the season after undergoing back surgery.

Coach K to miss month after back surgery

By The Sports Xchange on Jan. 02, 2017, at 1:15 p.m.
OFF THE RIM

Here’s how your basketball team can stop a top scorer

on Jan. 02, 2017, at 9:14 a.m.
Maine Black Bears forward Andrew Fleming (0) drives to the basket against Providence Friars guard Isaiah Jackson (44) during the second half at the Dunkin Donuts Center on Dec. 20. The Friars won 79-59.

UMaine men’s basketball team returns home to battle Columbia

on Jan. 01, 2017, at 6:42 p.m.

Friday’s Maine-Buffalo men’s basketball summary

on Dec. 31, 2016, at 11:53 a.m.
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Max Mattson looks through binders full of cards and notes that people sent to him after his accident when he was younger at his home in Blue Hill recently. Mattson severely damaged his left hand, causing him to lose most of his fingers, in an accident when he was younger. That hasn't stopped him from continuing to play basketball, though.

When he was 9, he lost four fingers to a wood splitter. Today, he’s leading one of Maine’s best basketball teams

By Ernie Clark on Dec. 31, 2016, at 1 a.m.
Max Mattson’s overall contributions helped George Stevens win the Class C state championship last winter. The 17-year-old forward routinely grabs more than 10 rebounds a game. Amazingly, he does so with only six fingers.
Duke Blue Devils guard Luke Kennard (5) drives against Maine Black Bears guard Austin Howard (2) in the second half of their game at Cameron Indoor Stadium.

Buffalo men’s basketball team sends UMaine to fourth straight loss

By Ernie Clark on Dec. 30, 2016, at 9:44 p.m.

Late basket lifts Hampden boys basketball team past Bangor

By Ernie Clark on Dec. 30, 2016, at 9:25 p.m.
The win improves coach Russ Bartlett’s Class A Broncos to 6-0 on the season. Class AA Bangor, playing its first home game, fell to 1-4.

Butler team plane diverted after in-flight scare

By The Sports Xchange on Dec. 30, 2016, at 7:22 p.m.
The Butler men’s basketball team experienced an in-flight scare after its charter flight lost cabin pressure Thursday night.

TV, radio sports schedule for Dec. 31, 2016

on Dec. 30, 2016, at 6:50 p.m.
Senior Sigi Koizar of the University of Maine (left) pictured during a Nov. 11 game in Bangor, suffered an apparent leg injury in Friday's game at Boston College. The Eagles won 64-53.

Boston College women’s basketball team rolls past UMaine

By Ernie Clark on Dec. 30, 2016, at 6:47 p.m.

Friday’s UMaine-Boston College women’s basketball summary

on Dec. 30, 2016, at 6:27 p.m.
Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) drives to the basket against Boston Celtics center Al Horford (42) during the first half at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland.

Irving, Cavaliers hold off late Celtics charge

By The Sports Xchange on Dec. 30, 2016, at 1:47 p.m.
Houlton's Jared Fox (left) watches to see if a free throw sinks with Foxcroft Academy's Max Santagata during their basketball game in Dover-Foxcroft Thursday.

Houlton boys top Foxcroft for third straight win

By Ernie Clark on Dec. 29, 2016, at 6:08 p.m.
“In the second half we had to come out and establish ourselves, and the key was the defensive stops.”