University of Maine's Kevin Little (center) drives past Stony Brook University's Bryan Sekunda (right) during their game  Saturday at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor.

Stony Brook routs UMaine men, hands Black Bears 11th straight loss

By Pete Warner on Jan. 17, 2015, at 4:43 p.m.
BANGOR | The University of Maine men’s basketball team has struggled mightily this season. When the Black Bears encountered perennial league power Stony Brook on Saturday afternoon, their deficiencies were further magnified. Stony Brook and reigning America East Player of the Year Jameel Warney arrived at the Cross Insurance …

Brunswick boys basketball team outlasts Brewer for key road victory

By Ernie Clark on Jan. 16, 2015, at 10:29 p.m.
It was a game that represented this winter’s Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Class A boys basketball ranks in microcosm. Both Brunswick and Brewer had their scoring runs and their cold spells, leading to mixed results at the free-throw line that left the result in doubt until the …
Boston Celtics center Kelly Olynyk (41) drives to the hoop against Chicago Bulls guard Aaron Brooks (0) Friday night during the second half at TD Garden in Boston.

Rose, Butler, Gasol lead Bulls past Celtics

By The Sports Xchange on Jan. 16, 2015, at 10:24 p.m.
BOSTON — Derrick Rose, Jimmy Butler and Pau Gasol were too much for the Boston Celtics to handle on Friday night. The trio scored all 33 of Chicago’s points in the third quarter and combined to lead the Bulls to a 64-point second half and a 119-103 victory even though …
Bangor's Justin Smith pulls down a rebound as he battles Lewiston's Quintarian Brown during Friday night's boys' basketball game in Lewiston.  Lewiston defeated Bangor 61-49.

Lewiston shows off scoring balance in win over Bangor boys basketball team

By Kalle Oakes, Sun Journal on Jan. 16, 2015, at 10 p.m.
Friday night was Lewiston boys’ basketball at its most frustrating, most entertaining and most dangerous. After giving away a 15-point lead and falling behind Bangor with just under six minutes remaining, the Blue Devils rode the shoulders of Isaiah Harris, Trever Irish and Tykeem Gaines to an …

College roundup: Husson men edge Colby-Sawyer for top spot in NAC

on Jan. 16, 2015, at 9:40 p.m.
NEW LONDON, New Hampshire — Raheem Anderson hit four 3-pointers on his way to a game-high 21 points on Friday night, leading Husson University to an 82-77 North Atlantic Conference men’s basketball victory over Colby-Sawyer. Trevon Butler posted 20 points and eight rebounds in a balance effort for the Eagles …

UMaine men face Stony Brook in quest to halt losing streak

on Jan. 16, 2015, at 7:30 p.m.
Men’s Basketball MAINE vs. STONY BROOK Time, site: Saturday, 2 p.m., Cross Insurance Center, Bangor Records: Maine 1-15 (0-4 America East), Stony Brook 11-7 (2-1) Series, last meeting: tied 16-16, SBU 80-54 on 3/8/14 Key players: Maine — 6-8 F Till Gloger (11.8 ppg, 4.3 rpg, .536 FG pct.), 6-5 …

Sports briefs for Jan. 16, 2015

By Wire Service Reports on Jan. 16, 2015, at 7:20 p.m.
Gronkowski named Comeback Player of Year New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski, who rebounded from an injury-plagued 2013 season, was named NFL Comeback Player of the Year by the Professional Football Writers of America. The PFWA also named Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell, who was second in the …
Garvey Melmed of Greenbush has made a solid debut this season for the University of Maine men's basketball team.

Reliability, commitment make Greenbush freshman a good fit for UMaine men’s basketball team

By Pete Warner on Jan. 16, 2015, at 6:24 p.m.
BANGOR | Reliability. That is the top quality cited by University of Maine men’s basketball coach Bob Walsh when asked why he thinks so highly of Garvey Melmed. Yet it’s only one of the characteristics that have contributed to the freshman’s rapid development from walk-on to starter to scholarship …

TV, radio schedule for January 17-18, 2015

on Jan. 16, 2015, at 4:56 p.m.
SATURDAY BASKETBALL, BOYS OLD TOWN at PRESQUE ISLE, 1:30 p.m., WEGP Presque Isle (1390 AM) radio; WEGP Internet ( WOODLAND at SOUTHERN AROOSTOOK, 2:30 p.m., WHOU Houlton (100.1 FM) radio; WHOU Internet video ( VAN BUREN at ASHLAND, 7 p.m., WHOU Internet video ( Hoophall Classic: PUTNAM (Mass.) vs. CORONA …
Coach Warren Caruso huddles with players on the Husson University men's basketball team during a recent practice session in Bangor. The Bangor native has guided the Eagles to 401 victories and 10 conference titles in 20-plus seasons.

Caruso continues tradition of excellence with Husson men’s basketball program

By Pete Warner on Jan. 16, 2015, at 2:12 p.m.
BANGOR | There is a tradition, and an expectation, of excellence within the Husson University men’s basketball program. In the modern era it began under Del Merrill, who coached from 1955-1968. It continued with Bruce MacGregor (1969-19940), who guided the team to prominence in the National Association of Intercollegiate …

Kennedy propels Narraguagus girls past Shead

on Jan. 16, 2015, at 8:15 a.m.
HARRINGTON — Kelli Kennedy tossed in a game-high 18 points on Thursday night to push the Narraguagus Knights to a 59-30 girls basketball victory over Shead. Cassidy Osgood contributed 12 points for Narraguagus and Emily Reynolds put in eight. Other ‘Guagus scorers: Caryl Ann Young 7, Brooke Hachey 7, Madison …
New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis (left) celebrates with guard Austin Rivers (25) after a basket during the second half of a game against the Houston Rockets at the Smoothie King Center. The Pelicans defeated the Rockets 111-83.

Sports briefs for Jan. 15, 2015

By Wire Service Reports on Jan. 15, 2015, at 8:36 p.m.
Rivers traded to Clippers The Los Angeles Clippers, Boston Celtics and Phoenix Suns agreed to a three-team trade on Thursday that sent guard Austin Rivers to play for his father in Los Angeles. Rivers joins the Clippers, a team coached by Doc Rivers, and will become the first son to …

On Deck, a sports calendar for Jan. 15, 2015

on Jan. 15, 2015, at 8:01 p.m.
BASEBALL GORHAM — The University of Southern Maine Huskies baseball team and coaching staff, led by Ed Flaherty, will hold its 25th annual Winter Clinic 9 a.m.-noon on Sunday, Feb. 22, and its Advanced Clinic 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday, March 7, at the Costello Sports Complex Fieldhouse. The Winter …

TV Radio schedule for Jan. 16, 2015

on Jan. 15, 2015, at 6:32 p.m.
BASKETBALL, BOYS BELFAST at OCEANSIDE, 6:15 p.m., WBYA Islesboro (105.5 FM), WBYA Internet ( OXFORD HILLS at MESSALONSKEE, 6:30 p.m., WOXO Norway (92.7 & 100.7 FM) radio CENTRAL at ORONO, 7 p.m., WZON Bangor (620 AM) radio; WZON Internet ( MDI at WASHINGTON ACADEMY, 7 p.m., WDEA Ellsworth (1370 AM) …
From the community

Registration open for post-season basketball tournament

Bangor Daily News on Jan. 15, 2015, at 2:45 p.m.
SOUTHWEST HARBOR, Maine — Registration open to girls and boys junior high and high school basketball teams for the 23rd annual Great Harbor Shoot-Out basketball tournament March 20-23, at area gyms on Mount Desert Island, Trenton and Ellsworth. Last year, nearly 90 teams participated in the fundraiser for Harbor House and …
Rockport native Don Shields of WBYA (105.5 Frank FM) in Islesboro and the University of Maine's Black Bear Sports Network has been selected as the 2014 Maine Sportscaster of the Year by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association based in Salisbury, North Carolina.

‘Bingo!’: Rockport native named Maine Sportscaster of the Year

By Pete Warner on Jan. 15, 2015, at 2:33 p.m.
Don Shields has spent nearly 30 years working on Maine’s radio airwaves as a disc jockey and sports broadcaster. That includes a lengthy stint as a basketball broadcaster on the midcoast and with the Black Bear Sports Network. The Rockport native was recognized recently as the recipient of the Maine …
Olympic gold medalist rower Anna Goodale poses for a picture with Captain Jammer, the Camden Hills Regional High School mascot in 2009. Goodale is among nine people selected for the Maine Sports Hall of Fame's Class of 2015.

Maine Sports Hall of Fame announces nine-member 2015 class

on Jan. 15, 2015, at 1:50 p.m.
PORTLAND, Maine —The Maine Sports Hall of Fame class of 2015 includes a philanthropist, sports agent, Olympic gold-medal rower and stars of the National Hockey League and Major League Soccer, organization president Dick Whitmore announced this week. William (Bill) Alfond, Peter Carlisle, Glenn Dumont, Anna Goodale, Roger Levesque, Rob Pendergist, …
Boston Celtics point guard Marcus Smart (left) battles for a rebound with Atlanta Hawks forward center Paul Millsap (4) during the fourth quarter Wednesday night at TD Garden in Boston. The Atlanta Hawks won 105-91.

Hawks sit key players, but still pound Celtics

By Mike Shalin, The Sports Xchange on Jan. 14, 2015, at 10:36 p.m.
BOSTON — The soaring Atlanta Hawks, again resting key players, cruised to their 10th straight victory, a 105-91 hammering of the Boston Celtics on Wednesday night. On Tuesday night in Philadelphia, Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer sat four starters in a victory over the lowly 76ers. On Wednesday, facing another weak …

UMaine-UMass Lowell women’s basketball summary

on Jan. 14, 2015, at 10:18 p.m.
BLACK BEARS 68, RIVER HAWKS 54 UMass Lowell (7-9) Parra 0-0 0-0 0, Doucette 3-5 1-2 8, Samuels 6-16 4-6 19, McRoy 2-5 2-2 7, Frase 0-2 0-0 0, Gibbs 2-5 3-4 7, Rudolph 1-4 3-4 5, Walton 1-1 0-0 3, Mitchell-Owens 0-2 0-0 0, Riddick 0-1 0-0 0, Dunphy …
Maine's Liz Wood (31) hauls in a rebound in the first half of a college basketball game against UMass Lowell at the Cross Center in Bangor on Wednesday.

Wood’s triple-double propels balanced UMaine women past UMass Lowell

By Pete Warner on Jan. 14, 2015, at 9:35 p.m.
BANGOR | There are a lot of scoring options for the University of Maine women’s basketball team. The Black Bears received key contributions from a couple of bench players on Wednesday night, which helped them earn their third straight win. Junior Liz Wood spearheaded a well-balanced effort by logging …
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