Busy time for schoolboy hoops
The regular season is now in full swing for schoolboy basketball squads with high school gymnasiums buzzing with games.
The following is a recap of games played through Saturday, Dec. 14.
GHCA 65, Katahdin 45 — At Stacyville Monday, Dec. 9, the Eagles received a 20-point effort from Parker Brewer, while Will Austin added 15 and Joel Carmichael 14 as GHCA beat Katahdin. For the Cougars, Kaden McNally led the way with 11.
Hodgdon 81, Ashland 35 — At Ashland Monday, the Hawks received 20-points from both Josh Foster and Walker Oliver as Hodgdon rolled past Ashland. Tristan Jackman added 13 points, Troy Hipsley had nine, Colin Caron five, Dameon Sanders four, Caleb Nash and Isaac Jurson both three, and Josh Caler and Seth Tapley both had two.
For Ashland, Josh Celestre had 14 points, while Gabe Page added 10, Drew Doughty five, Inyas Janoch four and Alden Routhier two.
Hodgdon led 23-3, 42-14 and 64-22 at the quarter breaks.
Houlton 54, Presque Isle 37 — At Presque Isle Wednesday, Dec. 11, Keegan Gentle poured in a game-high 28 points as he almost single-handedly led the Shires past Presque Isle. Caleb Solomon and Jaron Gentle both added 10 points, while Drew Foley had five and Cameron Callnan added one.
For Presque Isle, Caleb Wheaton had 16 points, Malachi Cummings added seven, Xavier McAtee six, Noah Flynn four, and Nate Willett and Connor Rideout both had two.
Presque Isle led 15-13 at the end of the first quarter, and the two squads were knotted at 25-25 at the halftime break. Houlton surged to a 39-29 lead at the end of the third stanza.
Woodland 53, GHCA 41 — At Woodland Thursday, the Eagles fell for the first time on the season. GHCA’s Parker Brewer and Jeremy Stone both had 10 points, while Will Austin added eight in the loss. For Woodland, Chris Plissey had 19 points.
Hermon 57, Houlton 35 — At Hermon Saturday, Caleb Solomon had 12 points to lead the Shires. Jaron Gentle added eight, Keegan Gentle seven, Isaiah Gentle five and Cam Callnan had three in the loss for Houlton. The Shires led 10-9 at the end of the first quarter, but trailed 18-17 at the half and were down 37-21 after three quarters.
Fort Kent 56, Southern Aroostook 47 — At Fort Kent Saturday in a battle of Warriors, Fort Kent emerged victorious. For SA, Hunter Burpee had 26 points, including 10 in the third quarter. Graham Siltz added 11 points, Xavier Morales and Jacob Brooks both had four, and Camden Porter two.
For Fort Kent, Jace Rocheleau poured in 37 points, while Steven Pierce added 10, Eden Paradis had six, Austin Delisle two and Even Deschaine one. SA led 11-9, 24-21 and 37-36 at the quarter breaks before Fort Kent pulled away in the final period.
Wisdom 56, Katahdin 44 — At Dyer Brook Saturday, coach Brandon Robinson got his first varsity victory as the Cougars defeated Wisdom. The Cougars were led by Kaden McNally with 12 points, while Garrett Hamm added 11, and Grady Ritchie had 10. Wisdom was paced by Jonah Babin with 21.