LOT of action last night.
Let's start with a buzzer-beater. We're at Deering, where the TA and Deering boys are tied at 50.
Benoit finished with 29 on the night.
In Rockland, the Oceanside boys birthed a thousand concerned Facebook posts with a 110-59 win over Cony. Carter Galley had 51(!) for the Mariners.
51 is definitely out high-water mark for scoring this season and according to Don Shields is very likely the school record. Of course, Oceanside is a combination of Georges Valley and Rockland, so if you want to go further back in the archives, there's some Travis Magnusson performances to contend with.
You're going to see a lot of people freaking out about this today because obviously this the worst thing that's ever happened to high school basketball. But...I don't have a problem with it. You have so few nights where everything is clicking and 51 points is a rare thing and Cony is hardly Our Sisters of Mercy. I say, go off.
Travis Lee and WMTW picked the right night to go up the coast and grab some highlights.
What I do have a problem with is the Waynflete girls beating Traip 21-11. Twenty-one to Eleven! No one needs to be subjected to that.
Elsewhere around the state...
Kory Donlin put up 31 & 12 and Gabe Lash added 23 & 17 as Medomak Valley survived a rally from Camden. Quincy Messer had 24 for the Windjammers...Gabe Galarraga had 26, but it wasn't enough to prevent SoPo from falling to 0-2...Brock Gibbons scored 20 to get Lake Region to 2-0...Lucas Houghton's 18 & 11 got Lincoln Academy past Cape...Cooper Daigle had 14 & 11. Forest Hills is the first team to 3 wins...Skowhegan got 49 from Adam Fitzgerald (25) and Ryan Donoghue (24) in beating Hampden. The Broncos were led by Zach McLaughlin's 25...Keagan McClure dropped 21 for Maranacook...Spencer Carpenter's near triple-double (14/11/8) and Eli Roy's late steal helped Wells squeak by Biddeford...Chris Simonds dropped 30 for Falmouth...Ashton Leclerc had 14 of Gorham's 34 first quarter points as Gorham rolled by Greely...Sam Calder's 24 led Monmouth past OOB...Edward Little nearly erased a 15-point halftime deficit in losing to Mount Blue...Maddie Fitzpatrick had 28 of Cheverus' 48 as they rolled by South Portland...Kelsie Dunn had 24 as Erskine rallied past the new look Gardiner Tigers...The Fort Kent girls held Madawaska to 4 points. That's the low on the year...Abby Giroux's 4 3's and 25 points keyed a Freeport rout of Morse...Bailey Breen had 29 & 11 as Oceanside rolled in their opener....Izzy Stewart had 25 and 10 as Richmond blew out Wiscasset...Natalie Beaudoin had 32 as Lewiston rolled over Messo.
If you didn't get tickets to the Maine Event (Montverde's games in Maine), WHOU has grabbed streaming rights. This is awesome. WHOU is far and away the best streaming platform we have and I'd argue they'd be better than whatever ESPN+ setup they'd cobble together.
If you don't already have a WHOU subscription, you should fix that before January 5th.
The new Brewer facility looks pretty great.
The NBA refs, who are on a roll that would make Peter Webb proud, ejected Jokic on Serbian Heritage Night.
And Draymond, who has just about reached Kanye levels of...whatever this is.
Hey, look who's back.
I don't like to repeat teams in consecutive games here, but the rest of the schedule is pretty light, so here we are.
Mattanawcook has been on a roll early, winning handily against Central and Calais to move to the top of C North. They'll host Penobscot Valley. The Howlers absolutely destroyed Schenck in their season debut, 77-12. But, that's a Class D school ranked near the bottom of the state. This will be their first test of the year in what should end up being worth a lot of Heal Points to the winner.
They'll meet again on February 7th. Could that be a battle for the 1 seed?
The rest of today's games are after the jump.