South Sports Roundup

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SMCC women keep winning

The good times keep rolling for first-year coach Kendra Reichert and the Southern Maine Community College women’s basketball team. The Seawolves improved to 9-1 (7-0 in the Yankee Small College Conference) with weekend home victories over Unity (80-36) and Vermont Tech (61-31). Freshman Katelyn Benson had 18 points and six rebounds in the win against Unity. Benson had 18 points while Marissa Welch (16 points, 13 rebounds) and Kristan Saavedra (10 points, 11 rebounds) had double-doubles.

The men split over the weekend, beating Paul Smiths College (93-75, behind Josh Mackie’s 30 points) and losing to Vermont Tech (87-61, despite 14 points from Emmanuel Donalson). SMCC is now 5-6 overall (3-4 in conference). The Seawolves were at Nashua CC Wednesday (men only), visit St. Joseph’s Saturday and host rival Central Maine CC Wednesday of next week.

Local soccer standouts honored

The soccer all-state teams were announced Sunday and several local players were honored. The boys’ Western Maine squad included Cape Elizabeth senior midfielder Tim Lavallee, Greater Portland Christian School senior back Jordan Peters and Scarborough senior forward Andrew Jones. The girls’ Western Maine team featured Cape Elizabeth sophomore forward Melanie Vangel and Scarborough senior forward Haley Carignan and senior back Emily Tolman. Scarborough’s Jones was also named to the boys’ All-New England team. Cape Elizabeth’s Vangel was named a girls’ All-New England selection.

SP swimming/diving fundraiser

The South Portland swimming and diving team is holding a fundraiser at Willow’s Pizza at Cash Corner. From 4 – 9 p.m., a percentage of sales on dine-in and take-out will be donated to the Boosters.

Portland YMCA offering swim assessment

The Greater Portland YMCA Pine Tree Swim Club is holding an open swim assessment and information sessions. FMI, 712-9609, 874-1111, or gsands@maine.rr.com.

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