The AA Round-Up: December 15th, 2023

Thomas Curtis is here to cover the AA beat.

The AA Round-Up: December 15th, 2023

Welcome to a new section of Maine Basketball Rankings, where I recap and breakdown what happened in the night of Class AA basketball.

If you don't know anything about me, I've broadcasted Gorham basketball games for the past three years and covered AA for the past two. I've written a few articles independently, a few for Big Time Hoops, and now Lucas has given me a platform to review big stories in AA a few times per week.

Now for the games we had last night.

In the Game of the Day, the Thornton Academy boys downed Bonny Eagle, 69-58.

If you like three point shooting, this wasn't your kind of game. The teams combined for 6 total threes made.

Wyatt Benoit kept up his hot start to the season with 26 points while Trey Eldred poured in 14.

Lucas Drinkwater paced the Scots with 18.

Cole Purvis posted a few highlights on X.

On the girls side, Thornton Academy's big 3 combined for 55 of the Trojans' 73 points en route to a 73-32 win over Bonny Eagle in Standish.

Emma Lizotte led the group with 26 points, Kylie Lamson dropped 19 with 3 three pointers, and Addisen Sulikowski got 10 of her own.

I don't know who's stopping TA this winter.

Windham has started 3-0 after a 76-59 win in Bangor.

The Eagles began the game with a dominant 16-0 run and never looked back. Tyrie James led all scorers with 21.

Before the season started I questioned who was going to be their interior presence, but through three games junior Creighty Dickson has proved it's going to be him. He put up 9 points and 14 rebounds tonight to give him 10.3 PPG and 12.3 RPG on the young season.

Windham visits Gorham next Tuesday in an early season battle of undefeated squads.

Portland squeaked by Edward Little with a 53-49 win in Auburn.

I don't have any stats for this one, but Edward Little has fought hard in their last two losses, losing by 3 to Mt. Blue and only 4 to the defending Class AA North champions.

I'm expecting the Red Eddies to be a true threat in AA North if they can pull a few things together.

There's no AA games at all tonight or even Monday, so enjoy the weekend off before a full slate on Tuesday where all 14 teams are in action.