Portland Sports Roundup

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Three Portland kids advance to Hoop Shoot Final

Portland’s Isabel Dawson (girls’ 10-11 age division), Henry Westphal (boys’ 10-11) and Luke McNabb (boys’ 8-9) all won regional championships at Sunday’s Elks Foul Shooting Contest in Wells. The three will vie for a state title Jan. 27 in Bangor. Portland’s Kayle Magee was runner-up in the girls’ 8-9 age group.

SMCC men continue to sizzle

The Southern Maine Community College men’s basketball team extended its win streak to seven games with recent victories at Nashua CC (81-68) and at home over King (N.Y.) 102-56 to improve to 16-3 (10-1 in the Yankee Small College Conference). Against Nashua, Emmanuel Donalson went off for 24 points, while Chance Baldino and Jacob Loveridge each added 14. In the win over King College, Donalson had 19 points, Baldino 18 and Jose Nouchanthavong 14. The Seawolves grabbed 63 rebounds in the victory. SMCC hosted rival New Hampshire Technical Institute Tuesday and goes to Vermont Tech Saturday. The women’s team handled host Nashua CC, 91-20, last Thursday to improve to 10-5 (5-3 in conference). Esther Palmieri scored 19 points, dished out nine assists and had seven steals. Emily Bard pitched 19 points and had six steals. Tiana Burton added 12 points. The Seawolves’ home game versus King College Saturday was cancelled due to an abundance of injuries on the King team. SMCC was back in action Tuesday at home versus NHTI. Saturday brings a trip to Vermont Tech.