Busy time for basketball squads following holiday break

After a brief holiday break, basketball squads were back in action with a bundle of games played. The following is a recap of those games reported to the newspaper.

Boys basketball

Katahdin 97, Washburn 27 – At Stacyville Dec. 27, the Washburn Beavers traveled to Stacyville for an afternoon boys game. The Cougars jumped to an early lead and never looked back.

Katahdin’s Grady Ritchie led all scorers with 32 points followed by Josh Martin with 13; Kyle McNally with 12; and Connor Edwards with 11. For Washburn, Derek Cruz tallied 10 points.

Hodgdon 48, Easton 40 – At Hodgdon Jan. 4, a fourth-quarter eruption blasted the Hawks past Easton. The Bears led 13-9 at the end of the first quarter, but Hodgdon took a 21-20 lead into halftime. The two squads were knotted at 29-29 after three quarters of action before the Hawks went on a 19-11 run to win the game.

Drew Duttweiler poured in 23 points to lead the Hawks, while David Tuttle and Brody Little both had nine and Caleb Tuttle added seven.

For Easton, Evan Carver led the way with 16 points, followed by Gus Bonner with eight; Raiden Cochran, six; and Chase Flewelling and Ben Wipperman, both five.

Katahdin 66, Van Buren 22 – At Stacyville Saturday,  Jan. 7, Katahdin’s Grady Ritchie led all scorers with 14 points, followed by Calvin Richardson with 11 and Sam Boone with 10.

Van Buren’s high scorer was Noah Martin with seven points, and Xavier Deschaine and Aiden Morrow each contributed five.  

Girls Basketball

Katahdin 50, Washburn 30 – At Stacyville Dec. 27, the Cougars won their first of the season thanks to a 20-point effort from Hunter Hartsgrove. Mackenzie Landry chipped in 10 for Katahdin.

For Washburn Logan Curtis was leading scorer with 15 points.

Houlton 40, Presque Isle 29 – At Presque Isle Dec. 31, the Houlton girls (3-3) picked up an impressive victory over the Wildcats (4-4). Gabby Gentle and Drew Warman both tallied 13 points, while Emma Swallow added eight.

Presque Isle’s scorers were not reported.

Houlton 55, Belfast 37 – At Belfast Dec. 29, the Shires rolled to victory over the host-Lions, ending a three-game losing streak for Houlton. Amelia Callnan led the Shires with 21 points, while Kaitlyn Kenney chipped in 10 points and Swallow added eight.

Belfast scoring was not reported.

Hodgdon 68, Fort Fairfield 21 – At Fort Fairfield Jan. 3, the Hawks dropped all the points they needed in the first quarter to cruise past Fort Fairfield. Hodgdon outscored the Tigers 24-2 in the first quarter and led 45-10 at the half.

Aleyah Matheson sparked Hodgdon with 20 points, while Anna Oliver chipped in 19. Other Hawk scorers were Meghan Peters with eight; Marissa Dow, six; Vickie Porter, five; Sydney Harvey, four; and Sadie Thompson, Lexi Rackliff and Madison Smith, each with two.

For Fort Fairfield, Mattey Devine had nine points, while Kassidy Gorneault added eight. 

Katahdin 60, Van Buren 32 – At Stacyville Saturday, Jan. 6, Hunter Hartsgrove allied 30 points in a dominant effort against Van Buren. Abbie Cormier had 22 to lead the Crusaders, while Mallory Beaulieu had 10.

Hodgdon 60, Katahdin 37 – At Hodgdon Monday, Jan. 9, Hodgdon soared to the 23 point victory over visiting Katahdin thanks to an 18-point effort from Anna Oliver. Aleyah Matheson chipped in 13 points, while Sadie Thompson added 12 for the Hawks. 

The Hawks drilled eight 3-pointers in the contest, including four from Thompson.

Katahdin’s Hunter Hartsgrove led all players with 27 points, while Jayden Stevens added six.

Hodgdon converted two of seven free throws, while Katahdin made 11 of 17 foul shots.

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