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SMCC teams fall in conference finals

The powerhouse Southern Maine Community College men’s basketball team suffered its first loss in three weeks in Sunday’s Yankee Small College Conference final. As the top seed, the Seawolves downed Eastern Maine CC in the quarterfinals (77-60) and Vermont Tech (61-57) in the semifinals before losing to St. Joseph’s of Vermont in overtime, 73-67, to fall to 23-3 overall. In the setback, SMCC let a nine-point halftime lead slip away and despite 22 points and 15 rebounds from Atencio Martin and 19 points from Tyheem Simon, the Offensive Player of the Tournament, fell short. The Seawolves women handled Vermont Tech (81-40) in the quarterfinals, then ousted rival Central Maine CC (62-58) in the semifinals. In the championship game, SMCC dropped a tough 72-67 decision to St. Joe’s of Vermont. Amira Jones had 21 points and 15 rebounds in the final and was named Offensive Player of the Tournament. Next up for the Seawolves is the national tournament.

Lacrosse officiating classes offered

The Maine Women’s Lacrosse Officials’ Association is offering new umpire classes for adults. Classes will be held at Thornton Academy on March 2, 9, 16 and 23, from 6 to 8 p.m., Brunswick High School on March 2, 9, 16, 23, from 6 to 8 p.m., Falmouth High School on March 5, 12, 19, 26, from 6 to 8 p.m. and Thomas College (dates and times to be announced). New officials must attend a minimum of three classes to qualify for the 2015 season. All newly trained umpires will receive instructions on how to register with U.S. Lacrosse. The cost for the course is $45 and is non-refundable. FMI, 721-0708 or

South Portland coaching openings

South Portland has several coaching openings, including junior varsity baseball, JV softball, middle school girls’ lacrosse, middle school boys’ lacrosse, middle school softball, varsity volleyball and JV volleyball. FMI, 767-7705 or [email protected].