Plenty of hoops drama in the Midcoast

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Max Spelke and his Mt. Ararat teammates made it to the Class A South tournament.

Charlotte MacMillan helped Brunswick’s girls’ team get back to the regional final.

The 2018-19 basketball season will be remembered for local teams being competitive throughout.

The top squad was again the Brunswick girls, who lost to Greely in December, but won their other 17 games. The Dragons earned the No. 2 seed in Class A South and ended seventh-seeded Mt. Ararat’s season at 8-11 with a 56-30 victory in the quarterfinals. Brunswick was pushed hard by No. 3 Marshwood in the semifinals, but prevailed, 51-46, to make it to the regional final yet again. Unfortunately for the Dragons, awaiting them in the Class A South Final was eventual and soon to be repeat champion Greely, which raced to a 15-0 lead and went on to end Brunswick’s season at 19-2 with a 54-33 victory.

On the boys’ side, Brunswick finished with the No. 6 seed in Class A South and led No. 3 Falmouth at halftime of the teams’ quarterfinals before the Yachtsmen took over in the second half to win, 45-31, ending the Dragons’ season at 9-10.

Eighth-ranked Mt. Ararat sent No. 9 Morse packing in the preliminary round, 83-43, to end the Shipbuilders’ season at 4-15. The Eagles then became the first victim of eventual three-time Class A champion Greely, falling in the quarterfinals, 70-46, to wind up 10-10.

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