Dueling 1K

Two players race to 1,000 in a must-win game.

Dueling 1K

The Game of the Day delivered.

Noble opened up a 15-point lead at home over GNG. The Patriots rallied behind Nate Hebert to take the lead but Jamier Rose hit a step-back three to re-take the lead and Noble held on for the win in the first-ever meeting between the two schools.

Rose finished with 29 on the night. Hebert had 28, which puts him only 2 away from 1,000. Safe to assume he'll get there.

The Pingree sisters had a big night in Jay. They combined for 45 points (Jaydn 24; Jazmine 21) as the Phoenix made short work of Winthrop to move into 2nd in B South. They've won 10 straight.

But will they stay there?

That's very likely going to come down to help points and it might be really close.

Last week, we saw the Valley boys have 2 players reach 1,000 points in the same game, which was the 3rd time that had happened (that we know of), but what about players on opposing teams reaching 1,000?

Let's go to Thorndike where Mount View is hosting Mount Abram and we're on a double 1K watch.

Mount View's Noah Hurd got there first on this triple. Very on-brand for him.

Then, with 5:40 left in the game, Mount Abram's Payton Mitchell joined him.

The win moves Mount View to 7th in C North, a region with 10(!) 10-win teams. According to the Tourney Odds, that's their floor now. They've also got 2 pretty big games left and could get as high as 3. They'll host Lincoln Academy tonight.

Mount Abram has two games left to catch Richmond for the 1 seed in C South.

If you want a trip down memory lane, the Lincoln County News dug into their archives for the coverage of Lincoln Academy's dual 1K scorers back in 1989.

We're now at 28 members of the 1K club this season. According to the Frank Spanky site, the high for a year is thought to be 33.

Up North, Wisdom's Lilly Roy broke Tracy Guerrette's school scoring record of 1,549.

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Photo: Wisdom High School

Congratulations to her. I would imagine she'll be on the Miss Basketball semifinalist list.

Courtesy of the folks at Richmond, here's Kenny Mecham throwing it up off the backboard to Wyatt Cassidy for the jam.


Cassidy finished with 22 as Richmond rolled.


Brady Plante led OOB with 29...the Freeport girls rallied down 7 to win at Falmouth. They're done, but still have a pretty wide range. They are most likely the 7 seed in A South...Caroline Hartley's 21 led Scarborough past TA...Lake Region got a big win in Overtime over Wells...The NYA girls survived a late 12-0 rally by OOB. Sarah Davis had 25 for the Gulls...Carter Blanche had 23 for Scarborough...Wells' Jeremy Therrien dropped 25 on Lake Region...Traip's Nick Martine's 21 wasn't enough to upset unbeaten St. Dom's. Kai Taylor had 23 in the win.

The National Labor Relations Board dropped a bombshell on the NCAA yesterday, ruling that the Dartmouth men's basketball team should be considered employees and, therefore, allowed to unionize.

The value of unions is a hot political issue these day (because apparently everything is), but they undeniably have more power than individual employees do.

NLRB Rules Dartmouth Men’s Basketball Players Are Employees
NLRB rules Dartmouth men’s basketball players are considered university employees under U.S. labor law and therefore eligible to unionize.

The Dartmouth players, like all Ivy League players, aren't paid, nor do they even receive scholarships. That would likely be the first thing to change. My guess is this is inevitable, but Dartmouth will almost definitely appeal and the NCAA is already trying to prevent this on a national level.

Let's go to the Pit and see if we can finally sort out B North.

Here's the Heal Points:

Last time they met, Old Town won in a thriller, 56-54.

Now let's look at the Tourney Odds.

Oh boy.

Maranacook finishes with Madison, who they just beat by 32 and will likely finish with 9 wins. So a Maracook win and Old Town loss is most of their path to 1.

Old Town is showing as 48.7% to win this game and 49.8% to get the 1, so there's some scenarios where they could lose this game and back in to 1, but they're remote. I'm not seeing an scenarios in the spreadsheet where they win and finish 2.

Things are simpler for Orono. Win (and get some help) and they get that bye. Otherwise, they're the 5.

The Model's prediction was run with the assumption that Orono would be at home I'd forgotten about the move to the Pit (pre-tournament head cold). The original projection was Orono by 0.5. But on a neutral floor, it's Old Town by 1.5.

Ticket TV will have the stream.

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