OT in OT

Old Town builds a cushion in B North

OT in OT

We're late today because I just got power back, so let's get at it.

A lot of people in my notifications thought the Game of the Day should have been Cheverus and Gorham. After all, it was a big AA game between the top 2 teams in the rankings, but the Model sees things, sometimes.

Cheverus led by 13 at the half, holding the 9th highest-scoring offense in the state to 11, and held on for a 51-37 win to end Gorham's quest for a perfect season.

Ok, so the Model had Gorham winning by 10. You win some, you lose some.

Let's go to the actual Game of the Day: #3 Orono visiting #4 Old Town.

The Model had Old Town favored by 1.2 points.

That's 2 losses in a row for the defending champs and all of a sudden, Old Town has built themselves something of a cushion in B North.

We had a buzzer-beater in Brewer.

We head to the 4th quarter, where Brewer (4-4) trails Bangor (7-1) by 1.

If you're wondering, Bangor is favored by a little more than 10.

That's Gabby Roberts with the winner.

In Thomaston, the Oceanside boys put up a Leavitt football score on the Hornets. But in the first quarter.

Oceanside would put up 72 and the half and 102 after 3 quarters. They finished with 113--that's their 3rd 100 point outburst this year and they're averaging 92.6 ppg. That's 14.8 more than anyone in the state (Hall-Dale girls, 77.8).

The Mariners had 3 different players score 20 points, including Cohen Galley (28) and Carter Galley (26).

Now we wait for the next Leavitt/Oceanside football game.


The Valley girls are now 10-0 on the year...Julianna Allen had 22 as Mt. Ararat cruised by Westbrook...The Lake Region girls were surprisingly favored by 3, but backed it up by beating Spruce Mountain by 11 at home...Bailey Breen had 32 for Oceanside...Erskine's Kelsie Dunn hit 7 3's and scored 30 points, but lost a duel to Lincoln Academy's Mariam Delisle (28)...Jenny Chaput's 25 wasn't enough for Edward Little as they fell to Scarborough...Paige Sevigny scored 21 to lead Sanford by Greely...Maddie Fitzpatrick dropped 36 on Lewiston...Bryce Guitard had 33 and Jamier Rose added 31 for Noble...Arianna Bradeen's 27 led Mt. View...Lauren McNutt Girouard had 23 for Waynflete, but it wasn't enough as they lost to NYA...Evans Sterling had 25 for Mt. Blue as they stayed unbeaten...Hermon out-lasted Washington Academy in double overtime and word on the street is there was some drama after the final horn...Spencer Booth's 21 & 12 led Scarborough against EL, who were led by Diing Maine's 19 & 12...Travis Edgerton had 22 in Biddeford's win over Massabesic...Spencer Carter's 13 points, 10 boards, and 7 assists got Wells over Fryeburg...Gabe Hagar dropped 30 & 11 on Erskine...Austin Armandi led the Spruce boys with 21 against Lake...Will Duke had 23 and Nolan Ames added 20 for Camden...Ethan Daigle's 27 paced Fort Kent...Nate Hebert had 31 and John Patenaude had 28 in GNG's win over Yarmouth.

We had 2 1,000 point scorers last night.

I always say, if you're going for your 1,000th point, make sure you get there.

Hampden's Zach McLaughlin needed 8 (or 10) points to reach 1,000 on his storied career.

He went off for 38.

I added a column to the Scoreboard called "Notable". This is mostly for me to take notes for the newsletter, but if you want to add that a kid scored x points or had a double-double or whatever, go nuts.

This is a good way to highlight the kids on your team in the newsletter. I'm usually looking for 20 points or a double-double or something like that.

Grizzlies fans are learning why we love Marcus Smart so much.

We're back in A North today, where the defending champs of Lawrence very well might be hosting Hampden. We'll see!

Lawrence is undefeated and lead A North in scoring and point differential, but they've done so against the easiest schedule in the region.

As for Hampden, they've got 2 losses on the year--one opening night to Brewer and one to Cony.

So the Model has Hampden very slightly favored, despite being lower ranked and on the road. It's a quirk of the system where the rankings are cumulative, but the predictions adjust for games played (Hampden has gotten to #40 in two fewer games). If it were me, I'd pick Lawrence here, but I guess we'll see.

The Model's predictions for all of today's games are after the jump.