Portland senior Matt Talbot affects the shot of Falmouth junior Jack Simonds during the teams’ showdown at last week’s Red Claws Christmas Tournament, a series of exhibition games, with a couple exceptions. The Yachtsmen rallied for a 55-52 win in that potential playoff preview. The Bulldogs bounced back to down a team from Zagreb, Croatia. Deering played Gorham in a countable game and prevailed, 77-51, behind a career-high 30 points from senior Ahmed Ali. Portland’s girls defeated Greely and Falmouth, while McAuley lost to a team from Bedford, N.H.