Thrills, surprises continue
There was plenty of drama during last week's action.
The hour is getting late for those teams hoping to qualify for the playoffs and for those who are in, getting optimal position is still the biggest concern.
Here's a look at what transpired last week and what's upcoming:
Hyde's boys' basketball team remains atop the Western D Heals with a 9-0 record entering Tuesday's game at North Yarmouth Academy. The Phoenix had a big test at Western C power Waynflete Thursday, visits Valley Friday and goes to Old Orchard Beach Tuesday of next week.
In Eastern A, Brunswick sits sixth in the Heals with an 8-5 mark, following a 61-52 home victory over Cony and a 55-28 loss at Lawrence in recent days. The Dragons are home with Edward Little Friday and go to Oxford Hills Tuesday.
Mt. Ararat was eighth at 5-8 after beating host Mt. Blue, 58-38, and falling at home to Edward Little (74-57) and at Oxford Hills (57-48). Shyheim Ulrickson had 22 points in the loss to the Red Eddies and 14 versus the Vikings. The Eagles host Erskine Friday.
In Western B, Morse is in the playoff hunt at 4-9 and 11th in the standings. The Shipbuilders lost at home to Winslow (66-52), at Nokomis (79-57) and at Camden Hills (60-48) in recent action. Morse plays at Maranacook Friday and welcomes Gardiner Tuesday.
On the girls' side, Hyde continues to dazzle. The Phoenix improved to 11-0 with recent wins over visiting Pine Tree Academy (45-22) and at Kents Hill (40-20). Katie Comeaux scored 15 points versus the Breakers and added 10 more against the Huskies. Hyde (third behind Richmond and Rangeley in the standings) hosted NYA Tuesday, visits Valley Friday and welcomes Old Orchard Beach Tuesday of next week.
In Eastern A, after starting 10-0, Mt. Ararat is now third behind Edward Little and Mt. Blue in the standings with a 10-3 mark following losses at Mt. Blue (58-47), at Edward Little (57-52) and at home to Oxford Hills (47-41). The Eagles are at Erskine Friday and host Skowhegan Tuesday.
Brunswick fell to 2-11 and 13th after losses at Cony (67-36) and at home to Lawrence (63-54). The Dragons were at Edward Little Friday and host Oxford Hills Tuesday.
In Western B, Morse was 4-9 and 15th at press time after losses at Winslow (47-36), at home to Nokomis (54-50) and at home to Camden Hills (71-44). The Shipbuilders host Maranacook Friday and pay a visit to Gardiner Tuesday.
On the ice, Brunswick and Mt. Ararat's boys' teams would make the playoffs if they started today.
The Dragons were sixth in Eastern A at 6-5-1 after a 2-1 overtime win over Mt. Ararat, a 3-2 victory over Gray-New Gloucester/Poland and a 2-2 tie with Cony. Brunswick is idle until Wednesday of next week, when it goes to Lewiston.
The Eagles bounced back from their overtime loss with a 2-1 overtime win over Fryeburg/Lake Region. Monday, Mt. Ararat fell to 4-8 and eighth in the standings with a 7-2 loss at Skowhegan. The Eagles play at Westbrook Wednesday.
On the girls' side, Brunswick is sixth at 5-10 (only the top five teams make the playoffs) after beating visiting Mt. Ararat (7-2) and losing at defending state champion Greely (7-3). The Dragons host Yarmouth Friday and close the season at St. Dom's Monday and Lewiston Wednesday.
Mt. Ararat's first-year varsity team fell to 0-15 and eighth in the standings after losses to Brunswick (7-2). St. Dom's (8-0) and St. Dom's again (7-4). The Eagles are home with Biddeford Saturday and wrap up next week at Leavitt/EL and Yarmouth.