Basketball

 

Husson men land Florida junior college guard

on May 12, 2017, at 4:04 p.m.

UMaine lands North Carolina point guard

By Ernie Clark on May 12, 2017, at 1 a.m.
Trae Bryant, a 6-foot-1 point guard from Wilmington, North Carolina, by way of Cape Fear Community College, announced his verbal commitment to transfer to the University of Maine via Twitter.

Celtics blow out Wizards, take control of series

By The Sports Xchange on May 11, 2017, at 5:57 a.m.
The Boston Celtics, holding home-court serve, used an early 16-0 run and never looked back, cruising to a 123-101 blowout of the Washington Wizards in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference semifinals Wednesday night.
Boston's Marcus Smart (left) works the ball against Washington Wizards's Ian Mahinmi during the second half in game five of the second round of the 2017 NBA Playoffs at TD Garden in Boston on Wednesday. The Celtics defeated the Wizards 123-101. 
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Celtics blow out Wizards, take control of series

By The Sports Xchange on May 10, 2017, at 11:40 p.m.
University of Maine's Wes Myers (right) drives the lane past University of New Hampshire's Jaleen Smith at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor in January.

UMaine basketball player who broke teammate’s jaw won’t return to team

By Ernie Clark on May 10, 2017, at 3:32 p.m.
The offseason saga “As the Roster Turns” with the University of Maine men’s basketball has taken some new turns.

Forward from Washington, D.C., commits to UMaine women’s basketball program

By Larry Mahoney on May 08, 2017, at 2:18 p.m.
Boston Celtics guard Avery Bradley (right) dribbles against Washington Wizards center Marcin Gortat (13) during the first quarter of Sunday's NBA playoff game at Verizon Center in Washington, D.C.

Beal helps Wizards even series with Celtics

By The Sports Xchange on May 07, 2017, at 9:29 p.m.
Former Lawrence High School head coach John Donato reacts with his bench players in the Class A state championship basketball game.

Coaching legend John Donato taking over Orono girls basketball

By Larry Mahoney on May 05, 2017, at 7:26 p.m.
“Orono is a program that hasn’t been successful recently so this gives me an opportunity to build a program. It will be a challenge for me to turn it into a successful program.”
Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas (right) knocks the ball from Washington Wizards forward Markieff Morris in the third quarter of Thursday's NBA second-round game at Verizon Center. The Wizards won 116-89.
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Wall leads Wizards to chippy Game 3 win over Celtics

By Ben Standig, The Sports Xchange on May 05, 2017, at 11:55 a.m.

UMaine women’s basketball announces signing of German forward

By Ryan McLaughlin on May 04, 2017, at 7:57 p.m.
The program announced Thursday evening the signing of 6-foot-3 forward Kira Barra.

Husson men’s basketball team lands Florida wing

on May 03, 2017, at 7:59 p.m.
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Boston Celtics point guard Isaiah Thomas (4) drives against Washington Wizards center Marcin Gortat (13) during the fourth quarter in game two of the second round of the 2017 NBA Playoffs at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

Thomas scores career-high 53 points in honor of late sister

By Gethin Coolbaugh, The Sports Xchange on May 03, 2017, at 10:02 a.m.
Isaiah did it for Chyna. On his late sister’s birthday, Isaiah Thomas honored her memory with a career-high 53-point night in the Boston Celtics’ 129-119 overtime victory over the Washington Wizards.
Parise Rossignol

Van Buren native to rejoin UMaine women’s basketball program

By Ryan McLaughlin on May 02, 2017, at 6:53 p.m.
Parise Rossignol was the fastest player in state history — male or female — to accumulate 1,000 points, and finished her career with 2,589 points, the second most in state history.
Troy Reid-Knight of the University of Maine drives to the basket during a December 2015 game at Boston College. The oft-injured senior plans to transfer elsewhere to complete his college eligibility.
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UMaine men’s basketball team loses two players, gets two commitments

By Ernie Clark on May 02, 2017, at 3:16 p.m.

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.