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SP boy advances in hoop shoot contest

South Portland’s Tyree Bitjoka won the boys’ 12-13 division at Sunday’s Portland Elks Foul Shooting Contest at Catherine McAuley High School and advanced to the Coastal District Shootoff, to be held Sunday at the Wells Junior High School gym. The state championships are Jan. 27, in Brewer.

SMCC teams split in 2013 opener

The Southern Maine Community College men’s basketball team opened the new year with a 78-70 win over visiting John Abbott College Saturday. Chance Baldino led the way with 15 points as 10 different Seawolves got in the scoring column. SMCC is now 14-3 (10-1 in the Yankee Small College Conference). The women’s team wasn’t as fortunate, falling to John Abbott, 71-64, after letting a 10-point halftime lead slip away. Nyalieb Deng led the Seawolves with 12 points. SMCC fell to 9-5 (5-3 in conference). Both Seawolves teams go to Nashua (N.H.) College Thursday. SMCC hosts King’s (N.Y.) Saturday and New Hampshire Technical Institute Tuesday.

207Lacrosse winter programs upcoming

207Lacrosse Winter Programs, featuring speed, agility and quickness training, skills and drills, elite league and games, will be held in January and February and again in March and April at the Riverside Athletic Club. FMI, 841-2453 or

Maineiax offering college instruction

Maineiax lacrosse is offering a high school boys’ college academy every Sunday, featuring instruction, recruiting tips and advice from the coaching staff of Maine’s top college programs, including St. Joseph’s College, Bowdoin, Bates, the University of New England and Bridgton Academy. Each clinic is followed by 30 minutes of game play. The cost is $175. FMI, [email protected]or