The season ended Tuesday night for the girls when they lost 45-34 to 10th-place Jonesport-Beals in the post-season preliminary game.
The results of Wednesday night’s boys preliminary game against Woodland were not available at press time.
Early in the week, the girls basketball team beat Bangor Christian 51-45. We controlled the game pretty well for three quarters, leading 41-27. We slacked off a bit in the fourth but held on for the win. We had nine players who scored but it was closer than it should have been. Logan Eaton led us with 11 points, Allison Eaton and Chelsea Brown each with 9, Morgan Shepard 8, and Holli Boyce and Shiann Closson with 4.
The girls beat Jonesport 51-42 at home on Senior Night. We started slow with a turnover-plagued first half, trailing at the half 19-16. We came out energized in the second half, causing Jonesport turnovers to lead 32-27 after three quarters.
We went a little flat after increasing our lead to 10 points halfway through the fourth with Jonesport shooting well from the foul line so we only led 44-41 with a minute left. Good defense along with two foul shots by Chelsea Brown, a conventional 3-point play by Allison Eaton and a basket by Logan Eaton sealed the win.
It was a lot closer than the score would indicate and Jonesport was 21 of 25 from the foul line, helping their cause. We played well when we had to and shot 7 of 9 from the foul line. Chelsea Brown had 12 points, Allison Eaton 8, Julie Hutchins 7, Logan Eaton 6, and Whitney Brown and Shiann Closson each with 4.
The boys basketball team beat Bangor Christian 59-49 for a point-worthy win earlier in the week. We led 32-22 at the half, but turnovers, missed foul shots, and shot selection allowed Bangor Christian to climb back in it as we only led 44-42 after three quarters. We regrouped and got back to working the ball inside. That and some clutch shots by Nathan Davis pulled it out in the end. Hayden Ciomei led us with 16 points and 10 rebounds, and Nathan Davis and Stuart Bray each had 10 points.
The boys lost to Jonesport 64-54. The good news was that we held Garet Beal to 20 points, but Jonesport made some good interior passes to allow others to score. We started hot to lead 12-4 halfway through the first, but Jonesport came back and led after one 20-16 and 36-31 at the half.
We hung with them in the third period to trail 49-46 at the end of the period. Coach Glenn Billings took Sam Grindle out in the third period when he turned his ankle so he wouldn’t reinjure it. This game isn’t as important as the post season.
We pulled up to trail 51-49 early in the fourth, but Jonesport pulled away and kept their lead. They were able to collapse around the basket, controlling the rebounds, as our open shots wouldn’t go in. We are a different team without Sam Grindle and we didn’t have enough to put Jonesport away. Hayden Ciomei had 14 points, Connor Morey and Sam Grindle each had 11, and Tim Cormier 8.
The Jonesport win allowed the girls at 13-5 to get up to seventh place.
The boys at 13-5, stayed in fourth place.