High School Basketball Action


Lady Blue Devils Handle #1 Shiretowners

There was a lot of anticipation for a great game Saturday evening in Calais when the #2 8-2 Lady Blue Devils played host to #1 Houlton (12-0). One of Calais’ loses came at the hands of the Shiretowners earlier in the season, the other to “B” Ellsworth. A balanced Calais attack in the opening frame closed with the hosts leading by a couple, 8-6. In the second period senior veteran Taylorae Carter came off the bench and exploded for 8-points helping Calais to surge to a 16-point advantage, as the tough Calais defense held its guests to 1-hoop. Taylorae continued her dominant presence in the third as she added 6-more and Calais pulled away never to look back until the 50-25 win at the buzzer. Taylorae scored 16-points with 12-rebounds pacing the 25-point victory, Maddy McVicar hit 9, Paige Gillespie 8 (7-boards, 4-blocks) and 6-each by Kaylee Johnson and Olivia Smith (4-steals, 6-rebounds). Condon was the lone guest in double points at 10.

Tuesday the Lady Knights gave Calais an exciting game that remained tight throughout the 32-minutes of regular play and ended in a 42-42 deadlock. However, in the OT frame Maddy McVicar earned 6-points and Paige added 3 for the 51-47 win. Maddy led all players scoring 29 and Paige added 10 for the Lady Blue Devils. Sophomore Kelli Kennedy led her Lady Knights with 25, Ramsay hit 10, and Young 8 in the loss.

On Monday in Ellsworth, Calais jumped ahead in the first half leading their counterparts 28-22 with Maddy collecting 11 and Kaylee Johnson 5 pacing the lead. After the half the hosts held Calais to 9 in the third while they scored 12, closing the gap to 3. Calais scattered 13 in the fourth while Ellsworth hit 18 securing a thriller, 52-50. Pacing the guests were Maddy with 18, Smith 10, and Kaylee Johnson 9. Berry hit 17 for the hosts, M. Card 11, Card 10, and Langley 8.

The Calais Blue Devils are presently in third place with a 9-3 mark in the East “C” division. At WA this past Tuesday the Blue Devils had a see-saw effort against the area private school, as the Raider held on to secure a narrow 45-42 victory. Gage Feeney paced the hosts’ victory scoring 20-points, MacLean and Taylor added 6 each in the win. Nathan Newell led the Blue Devils with 11, Horace Diffen added 10, and Kyle Johnson netted 6.

Calais hosted a talented Knights team on Wednesday but exploded to a decisive 64-35 over their Narraguagus guests. Veteran Kyle Johnson paced the hosts’ attack scoring 14-points; PJ Descoteaux added 13, and Tyler Niles 10. In the loss Thompson hit 13 and Batson 8.

Very well matched Dragon and Tiger teams meet early last week in Eastport. The visiting Dragons took a 2-point edge after 8, and held just a single point lead midway. Toby Tomah led the guests attack with 12-points in the opening half, while Mark Clossey with 11 led the Tiger hosts. The battle continued through the next two periods and ended regular time in a tie at 53-53. Five Tigers scoring in the OT helped to pace Eastport over Woodland 62-60. Mark Clossey led the win hitting 29, Cushing made 12, and Urquhart 10, while Woodland had Toby Tomah leading everyone with 31-points, Trevon Rhoades added 9, and Tyler Cochran 7 for Woodland.

Woodland jumped early on its Viking guests from East Grand and powered to a 57-32 win. Toby Tomah led the hosts with 14, Damon Lincoln hit 13, CJ Brown netted 10, and Boies and Rhoades had 7-each.

The Dragons traveled to Lee Academy and found themselves unable to compete with the private school athletes. After one frame the Pandas led 23-11, and then with all twelve players scoring, they powered to an easy 84-40 victory. Ryan McIver led the Dragon offense with 10-points; Cochran, Harriman, and Brooks all added 5-each in the loss.

The Lady Dragons earned a 48-36 win over a visiting Danforth Lady Vikings team. Daynah Brown paced the win scoring 12-points with 9-points each from Jaycie MacArthur and Devon Perkins.

A second win came last week for the Lady Dragons as they defeated a visiting Lady Royals team from J-B 55-23. In this win Jaycie MacArthur led all players with 12-points, Julia Sprague netted 10, Nicole Hanson and Daynah Brown hit 8-each, and Sara Boies scored 6.

Shead took charge early at home playing to a 14-6 lead after a period, then playing to a solid 36-25 win. Cierra Seeley led the winners with 13-points, while the Dragons had freshman Lauren Cook scoring 8.

At Lee Academy the Pandas had 6’1” Theresa Onwuka taking the game herself with a huge 33-point evening, as the hosts powered to a 51-29 win. Mackenzie Pelletier added 9 for the hosts, while Woodland had Julia Sprague with 7 and Lauren Cook 6 in the loss.