The Game of the Day was something of a bust. The Wells girls used a 19-1 run to put away York, 51-31. Megyn Mertens had 18 points and 12 boards in the win.
The win moves Wells into 2nd place in B South, within striking distance of Oceanside, who will likely extend that lead when they play Lincoln Academy today.
In what was nearly the Game of the Day, the Ellsworth boys (8 point underdogs) held Pierce Walston to 5 points and Chance Mercier went for 23 in a convincing 62-49 win over Orono.
After starting the year 8-0, the defending champs have lost 3 straight. They've got a couple of days off before they have to right this ship on the 16th at Houlton.
In overtime against Lake Region, Waynflete's Nico Kirby's called game.
He had 32. Lake Region's Jackson Libby had 26 in the losing effort.
The Presque Isle boys had 4 players in double figures in a win against Houlton. Isaiah Ervin scored 20 in the loss...The Evans Sterling experience continued in Brewer. He had 20 and Mount Blue stayed undefeated...Fort Fairfield's Ethan Willard dropped 26 on Easton...Old Town outscored Hermon 32-16 in the second half to pull out a 3-point win...NYA's Nate Oney dropped 23 on Traip...Dylan Capano had 21 and 13 boards for OOB...Chance Mercier's 23 led Ellsworth to a win over Orono, who has suddenly lost 3 straight...Cape got 29 from Alex Van Huystee and 28 from Eli Smith in a win over Poland. Anthony Warren had 22 in the loss...Parker Sergent had 27 as Cony beat Skowhegan. Suddenly, they're on a little bit of a roll. After starting 1-6, they've won 2 in a row. No word on if they wore the lucky warm-up shirts...Evan Hamm's 24 helped fuel a Yarmouth rally down 15 against Spruce Mountain...Derek Parsons and Reece MacDonald each hit 5 3's and Lukas Bouchard went for 12 & 12 in York's win over Wells...Maddie Fitzpatrick had 21 with 7 assists in Cheverus' win over Edward Little...Athena Gee went for 21 and Grace Bila put up 15 points and 12 steals as NYA coasted...OOB's Emma Boulanger just missed a 20/20 double-double with 19 & 20 in a win over Sacopee Valley.
We had two 1,000-point scorers last night.
First up, Monmouth.
There was also a flop technical in this game.
And then in the County.
If you go to Central Aroostook's Facebook page, you can see the best "my daughter is scoring her 1,000th point tonight shirt."
The new center court logo at the Cross is a hit on social media.
One account joked that Paul Bunyan was going to be Cooper Flagg until he signed with Duke.
The big news, of course, was the Belichick decision. The end of an era, for sure.
I, for one, always enjoyed Belichick's interactions with the media. There's a kind of high-level performance art to it, like he's channeling an Andy Kaufman character. So this video was a delight.
After starting the year 3-0, Thornton Academy has dropped 6 of their last 7 against a pretty rough schedule. 4 of those losses have come against teams in the top 10. They've played the 4th hardest schedule in the state so far.
There's a pretty big logjam in AA South between 3 and 6 and the top 2 seeds have separated themselves, so it looks like we might be playing the matchup game the rest of the way.
They'll host Falmouth, currently in 3rd place in A South. If the Navigators are going to keep pace with Freeport and GNG, they're going to need these Heal Points.
Plus, there's a new sideline camera.