When I said last night was due to be bonkers, that wasn't a goal to be met.
Let's start with the Game of the Day.
Windham was up 10 at the half over Cheverus in a battle between the top two teams in AA North.
And then Leo McNabb took over. He scored twenty straight points for the Stags to get them within 3, but Windham held on, escaping with a 55-51 win. McNabb finished with a career-high 33.
In the long-awaited, completely unnecessary rematch with Belfast, Oceanside scored 95 points in the first 3 quarters before slowing all the way down.
They won 103-28.
I went to the Medomak Valley/Lincoln Academy boys game last night.
The Eagles couldn't have asked for a better start. They hit their first 3 shots to race out to an 8-0 lead and Medomak called time a mere 1:22 into the game.
A minute later, Gabe Lash left the game with a knee injury and Lincoln extended the lead to 15-3 before Lash was able to return at the end of the first quarter. He was fouled on a three at the buzzer and made all 3 free throws to cut the lead to 8. That was the closest Medomak got to making a 3 on the night. They missed all 9 of their shots from deep.
But they weren't done. A Luke Cheeseman FT gave them their first lead of the game as part of a 7-0 run to open the third quarter and it looked like they might have found their footing.
Lincoln Academy answered. Drew Hunt hit a 3 to stop the bleeding and the score was tied going into the final period.
In the past, this is usually where Medomak Valley asserts themselves, but they went cold from the floor, shooting 1-7 in the 4th with 6 turnovers and Casey Duncan--in the game because Drew Hunt fouled out--scored 8 of his 10 points and Lincoln Academy snapped their losing streak to their rivals.
Gabe Hagar led the way with 16 for the Eagles. He also had 8 in the 4th quarter.
Kory Donlin had 16 and 10 rebounds for the Panthers.
That's also going to open the door for Lincoln Academy to potentially get the 3 seed in B South. They'll have to go to Mount View and beat a tough Mustangs team that nearly won in Newcastle earlier this month, but if they can run the table, the 3 seed is in play.
Let's go to Waterville, where the MCI girls have just hit 2 free throws to give them a 3-point lead with 6 seconds left. You can probably guess where this is going.
Lucia Wilson knocked down an open 3 with 10 seconds left to give MCI the lead for good and they get a much-needed overtime win on the road. They're currently sitting in 10th in B North.
Portland's Jeissey Khamis had 24, but Oxford Hills pulled off the upset in overtime...Evans Sterling went for 30 again, this time against Lawrence...Penobscot Valley survived in OT at Mattanawcook...Waynflete's Jed Alsup dropped 30 on OOB and Pauli Mukerangingo added 12 & 12...Camden Pelletier scored 25 for Wisdom...Adam Fitzgerald 28 pts, OT skow...Morgan Cunningham had 21 for Cony...Morse girls missed 3 at the buzzer...Addisen Sulikowski had 22 and Emma Lizotte added 20 for the TA girls as they held off a late Sanford flurry from deep...Gabe Galarraga had 21 points and Darius Johnson pulled down 20 rebounds as SoPo handled Deering...Chris Simonds' 19 led Falmouth by Kennebunk...Campbell Perryman went for 23 in St. Dom's win over Sacopee Valley. Dylan Capano had 20 in the losing effort...Buckfield needed all of Krosby Harvey's 22 in beating Silas Yeaton (26) and Pine Tree...Dakota Shipley's 23 & 14 led Brunswick to an easy win...Alexandra Portas went off for 7 3's and 33 points for GNG...Maddie Fitzpatrick had 20 for Cheverus...Cate King's 17 & 13 led Yarmouth over Wells...Kytana Williamson had 20 points and 9 steals for Medomak Valley...Noble's Jamier Rose just missed a quadruple-double. He had 21 points, 11 assists, 12 steals, and 9 rebounds.
Last night's Edward Little/Bangor game was pretty eventful.
First, a ball got stuck in the rafters in the JV game. And then this:
Ashton Leclerc had a big night. He hit 7 3s and erupted for 32 points, including this one to eclipse 1,000 points.
Let's head North, where the Caribou girls are traveling to Fort Kent in a cross-class battle.
Caribou is sitting in 3rd place in B North, just a little bit ahead of Belfast in the Heal Points. That's the good news. The better news is Belfast doesn't have a lot of Heal Points left on their schedule. They've got Waterville and Winslow, who they should beat, but those teams have a combined 3 wins.
Caribou's schedule has a lot of Heal Points left and they're probably going to need to get one of them to stay ahead of Belfast.
Fort Kent's situation is a little more muddled. They're sitting in 4th, just behind Hodgdon, who they will almost certainly overtake. Their range is pretty wide. They could still go as high as 1. They could also fall into the prelims, because the C North girls bracket is packed.
This should be a good one.
WHOU will have the stream.
The Model's picks for the rest of today's games are after the jump.