107 Points!

We have another member of the 100-point club!

107 Points!

One night after the Oceanside boys erupted for 110 points against Cony, we have another offensive explosion, this time in girls basketball.

Thornton Academy 107
Noble 34

That's a 73-point margin of victory, the biggest of the year so far. Addisen Sulikowski led the way with 29 for TA.

I've been trying to track down a box score of this, but considering that Noble also gave up 82 to Scarborough and is -127 through 2 games, this might just be a situation where the TA bench is better than the Noble starters.

They'll play again in the last game before Christmas.

Who's going to be the next to crack 100?

Elsewhere, on a light schedule with even lighter reporting.

Grace Jaffray had 28 as Ellsworth rolled over Foxcroft....The Easton boys raced out to a 41-1 lead over Van Buren before calling off the dogs...The Ellsworth girls dropped 94 on Foxcroft...Freshman Cryan Ciarleglio had 31 in a Hodgdon blowout.

We're 4 days into the season and we've already got our second 1,000 point scorer, as Hodgdon's Anna Oliver put 46 to get herself over the threshold in a 71-15 win over Washburn.

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Hodgdon Coach Matt Day, Anna, and Matt Oliver. 📷 courtesy of Scott Carleglio

Next time you consider complaining about your hour and a half bus ride, keep in mind Buckfield's day yesterday.

Buckfield is an hour and 45 minutes from Rockland, which is where you catch the ferry to Vinalhaven. You can't play in the evening because the last ferry back to Rockland leaves at 3:15, so you're looking at an 11:30am start. I don't know about you, but I always hated those early starts. Anyway, the ferry itself takes an hour and 15 minutes. And that's how you get a really long day.

Anyway, Buckfield won 81-27. They had 5 players in double figures. If you're gonna spend that much time on the bus, you might as well get everyone theirs.

I was supposed to get this in yesterday's newsletter. We lost one of the legends of northern Maine basketball.

Courtesy of the essential Aroostook County Hoops:

Wisdom's Lily Roy is going to Husson.

Women’s basketball adds Roy to 2024-25 recruiting class - Husson University
The Husson University women’s basketball team added another talented recruit to its 2024-25 recruiting class on Tuesday. Wisdom Middle High School standout, Lilly

And speaking of blowouts, The BDN has a story on Carter Galley's 51-point game.

Oceanside senior scores 51 points in blowout home basketball opener
“I just got super hot,” Carter Galley said. “Catch-and-shoot threes, pull-up jumpers — everything was falling.”

We've got a bunch of good games on the boys side today, with 4 Stax Indexes over 80 and they're someone spread out around the state, so if you want to take in a game in a gym you might not normally visit, you've got options.

The Maranacook boys are off to a 2-0 start in their new home of B North. And in a fun twist, they've already played their only game against a B North opponent, a 62-55 win over MCI. They have 4 B South opponents left on their schedule, 9(!) C South opponents, a C North opponent, and they play games against A and D schools too, just for fun. There's so much going on here.

They'll travel to Mount Abram, where the Roadrunners are 9th so far in scoring differential, but 106th in SOS. They've played a B South school and a D school and despite being in C South, play more games against B North opponents than Maranacook does.

This should be a good early test for both teams.

The rest of today's games are after the jump.