Busy night of doubleheaders on the hardwood
Thursday will be a busy night for local boys and girls basketball teams with a bundle of games slated.
The Hodgdon girls will make the trek down Interstate 95 to take on Southern Aroostook of Dyer Brook at 7 p.m. The Warriors, under coach Cliff Urquhart, are 8-1 on the season and are riding a four-game winning streak heading into the game. SA is currently second in the Class D North standings, just 1.7 points behind top-ranked Deer Isle-Stonington (9-0).
Hodgdon (4-4) is looking to end a two-game skid, and claw its way back into playoff contention. That may prove difficult, however, against a Southern Aroostook squad that has outscored its foes 129-39 over the past two games.
Other games include East Grand traveling to Stacyville to take on Katahdin in a doubleheader, girls at 5:30 p.m. and boys at 7 p.m.; Ashland at Van Buren, girls at 5:30 p.m. and boys at 7 p.m.; Fort Kent at Fort Fairfield, girls at 6 p.m., boys at 7:30 p.m.; and Central Aroostook girls at Easton, 7 p.m.
The following is a recap of games played Wednesday evening.
Central Aroostook boys 72, Greater Houlton Christian Academy 57 — At Mars Hill, Central Aroostook fought off Greater Houlton Christian Academy for its ninth consecutive victory. The Panthers (9-1) were led by Ben Thomas and Brayden Bradbury with 17 points each.
Parker Brewer paced GHCA (4-5) with 13 points.
CAHS led 20-10, 35-27 and 52-42 at the quarter breaks.
Woodland boys 65, Hodgdon 46 — At Hodgdon, Woodland’s Chris Plissey scored 19 points to lead all players as the Dragons improved to 10-0 on the season. Justin Worden added 14 points, Gavin Gardiner 12 and Sabre Lee Phelps 10.
For Hodgdon, Ethan Carter and Josh Foster each netted 12 points, while Dylan Oliver grabbed 15 rebounds.
Woodland led 15-8, 38-25 and 55-34 at the quarter breaks.
Presque Isle girls 40, Orono 32 — At Orono, Emily Wheaton scored 13 points and Maddi Michaud added 11 as Presque Isle (7-2) held off the Red Riots.
Ellie Sockabasin scored 12 points and Isabelle Henderson had 10 for Orono (2-6).
The Wildcats led 6-4, 19-14, and 30-26 at the quarter breaks.
Presque Isle 6, Brewer 5 — At Brewer, Presque Isle rallied from a 5-2 deficit to edge the Witches at the Penobscot Ice Arena. Thomas Patenaude had three goals and two assists for Presque Isle, while Bailey York scored twice and Colby Carlisle had one goal. Jake Stevens had four assists for the Wildcats and Connor Demerchant had two assists.
Jack Watkins had three goals for Brewer while Trey Baker had a goal and three assists and Ben Byorak also scored for the Witches.
Andre Daigle faced 21 shots in goal for Presque Isle, while Tyler St. Lawrence faced 31 shots in goal for Brewer.