Portland Sports Roundup

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Cheverus hockey in playoffs

The Cheverus boys’ hockey team finished the regular season 13-5 after downing South Portland (10-1) and Gorham (7-1) last week. The Stags earned the No. 4 seed in Western A and hosts fifth-ranked Marshwood/Traip (13-5) Wednesday at 6:15 p.m., at the Portland Ice Arena. The teams met Feb. 13 and Cheverus won, 7-4, on the road. A victory likely spells a semifinal round showdown with top-ranked, defending state champion Thornton Academy in the semifinals Saturday. Portland didn’t make the playoffs. The Bulldogs finished 2-16 after beating Noble (6-4) and losing to Thornton Academy (7-2) last week.

SMCC season ends at conference tournament

Southern Maine Community College’s men’s and women’s basketball season came to a close last weekend in New Hampshire at the Yankee Small College Conference tournament. The men, ranked eighth, almost upset No. 1 Eastern Maine CC, but dropped a heartbreaking 58-54 decision, despite Josh Mackie’s 14 points and 12 points and 15 rebounds from Anderson Santana. The Seawolves finished the year 12-18. The women, who got off to a tremendous start to the season before cooling off in the second half, wound up with the fifth seed and drew a peaking and dangerous fourth-ranked Central Maine CC squad in the quarterfinals. SMCC lost, 80-64, to the eventual tournament champions, despite Emily Bard’s 20 points and 13 points and 11 boards from Katelyn Benson, as the Seawolves finished the season 15-12.

Maine Premier Lacrosse offerings

Girls’ lacrosse programs are now open for middle and high schoolers. There will also be Learn 2 Lax programs Thursday from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Full field high school action is also underway. FMI, mainepremierlax.com.