Mid-Coast teams hit midway point
Local teams have reached the midway point of the 2012-13 winter sports season.
Here's a glimpse at where things stand and what's to come:
Hyde's boys' basketball team began the week 8-0 and second to Forest Hills in the Western Class D Heal Points standings after wins last week over host Islesboro (71-28) and visiting North Yarmouth Academy (49-44). The Phoenix goes to NYA Tuesday and plays host to Western C power Waynflete Thursday.
In Eastern A, Brunswick was 7-4 and sixth at press time after Friday's 55-43 loss at top-ranked, undefeated, defending regional champion Hampden Academy and Monday's 62-57 home win over Skowhegan. The Dragons are home with Cony Friday and visit Lawrence Monday.
Mt. Ararat was eighth at 4-6 after losing at home to Hampden (59-37, despite 18 points from Shyheim Ulrickson) and at Brewer (83-50) last week. The Eagles were at Mt. Blue Tuesday, host Edward Little Friday and visit Oxford Hills Monday.
In Western B, Morse was 4-6 and 10th after losing last week to host Oceanside (67-42) and visiting Waterville (64-43). After hosting Winslow Thursday, the Shipbuilders go to Nokomis Saturday and visit Camden Hills Monday.
On the girls' side, Mt. Ararat continues to dazzle with a 10-0 record, good for first in the Eastern A Heals. The Eagles defeated host Hampden (60-30) and visiting Brewer (47-40) last week. Mt. Ararat was at Mt. Blue Tuesday, visits Edward Little Friday and plays host to Oxford Hills Monday.
Brunswick was 2-9 and 12th at press time after beating visiting Hampden, 39-35, and losing at Skowhegan, 59-50. The Dragons go to Cony Friday and welcome Lawrence Monday.
In Western D, Hyde is third behind Richmond and Rangeley at 9-0 after beating host Hebron (40-27), Islesboro (41-27) and NYA (49-22) last week. Chloe Blaylock had 12 points against Hebron. Diamond Brown and Katie Comeaux both had 10 versus Islesboro. In the win over the Panthers, Jailene Martinez had 12 points, four rebounds and a blocked shot. The Phoenix is at Kents Hill Friday and welcomes NYA Tuesday.
In Western B, Morse is 4-6 and 13th after losing at home to Oceanside, 44-25, and edging host Waterville, 33-31. The Shipbuilders were at Winslow Thursday, host Nokomis Saturday and welcome Camden Hills Monday.
On the ice, Brunswick and Mt. Ararat's boys' teams would both make the playoffs if they began today.
The Dragons were seventh at 4-5 after close losses to Cheverus (4-1) and Scarborough (2-0) last week. Brunswick was home with Mt. Ararat Wednesday, hosts Gray-New Gloucester/Poland Saturday and Cony Monday.
The Eagles beat Edward Little, 3-2, last Thursday, then fell to 3-6 after a 4-1 loss to Skowhegan. After playing at Brunswick, Mt. Ararat goes to Fryeburg/Lake Region Saturday and Skowhegan Monday.
On the girls' side, Brunswick was sixth (only five teams make the playoffs) at 4-9 after losing to Cheverus in overtime (6-5), dropping a close game to Scarborough (2-0) and falling to Leavitt/EL (9-1). The Dragons were home with Mt. Ararat Wednesday, then welcome defending state champion Greely Saturday.
Mt. Ararat was eighth at 0-12 after losses to Winslow (3-1) and Lewiston (5-0). The Eagles sought their first win Wednesday at Brunswick, hosted St. Dom's Thursday, then go to St. Dom's Saturday.