Some local teams enjoyed big wins in recent days. Here’s a glimpse at the week that was and what’s on tap:
Mt. Ararat was the big winner in an overtime thriller at Brunswick Monday night. The Eagles were led by Josh Walker, who had 25 points, which helped neutralize 16 points from the Dragons Mitch Black as Mt. Ararat improved to 2-0 in overtime games this winter. Mt. Ararat previously lost at home to two-time defending regional champion Edward Little (63-42) and downed visiting Morse (52-30). The Eagles (7-4 and sixth in the latest Eastern Class A Heal Points standings) host Cony Friday and go to Skowhegan Tuesday.
Brunswick had won its previous two games, 61-54, over visiting Cony and 53-42 at Oxford Hills. The loss to Mt. Ararat dropped the Dragons to 6-5. They still cling to the eighth and final Eastern A playoff spot. Brunswick is at Edward Little Friday and visits Messalonskee Tuesday.
Morse dropped to 0-10 and 15th in the region after Friday’s loss. The Shipbuilders were due to host Oxford Hills Tuesday, but bad weather forced a postponement. Morse visits Lewiston Friday and Lawrence Tuesday.
In Western D, Hyde dropped to 1-4 Friday after a 42-27 home loss to Gould. The Phoenix (14th in the region) played at North Yarmouth Academy Wednesday, play host to Valley Friday, visit Sacopee Saturday and go to Richmond Tuesday.
On the girls’ side, Morse entered the week 10-0 and third in the Eastern A Heals after downing visiting Mt. Ararat, 58-34, Friday. The Shipbuilders’ game at Oxford Hills Tuesday was postponed due to weather. Morse hosts Lewiston Friday and goes to Lawrence Tuesday.
Brunswick improved to 7-4 and seventh in Eastern A after Monday’s impressive 42-22 win over host Mt. Ararat. The Dragons were coming off a painful loss at Cony (43-41) and a 48-30 home victory over Oxford Hills. Brunswick welcomes Edward Little Friday and goes to Messalonskee Tuesday.
Mt. Ararat has lost three in a row to fall to 4-7 and ninth, leaving the Eagles a spot of out of the postseason, if it started today. The Eagles lost at Edward Little (43-38), Morse (58-34) and Brunswick (42-22) in recent play. Mt. Ararat is at Cony Friday and welcomes Skowhegan Tuesday.
In Western D, Hyde is 14th at 1-4 after 53-32 home loss to Islesboro Friday. The Phoenix hosted NYA Wednesday, welcome Valley Friday, go to Sacopee Saturday and visit Richmond Tuesday.
On the ice, the Brunswick girls’ hockey team has impressed. The Dragons are currently fourth in the East region at 7-6-1 and would be in the playoffs if they started today. Brunswick has won four straight, the latest, 3-1, over visiting Lewiston and 11-1 at Yarmouth. The Dragons visit Cape Elizabeth Saturday.
On the boys’ side, both Brunswick and Mt. Ararat have work to do to make the postseason. The Dragons were eighth in the latest Eastern A Heals (but only seven teams qualify for the playoffs) with a 5-5 mark despite a four-game win streak. Saturday, Brunswick won at Gardiner, 3-1. The Dragons hosted Mt. Ararat Thursday and welcome Cheverus Wednesday of next week.
The Eagles began the week 3-4-1 and 10th after a 6-0 home victory over Windham Saturday. Mt. Ararat goes to Edward Little Saturday and plays at Messalonskee Wednesday.
At last week’s KVAC indoor track meet, Brunswick finished first and Mt. Ararat second on both the boys’ and girls’ sides. The Dragons boys edged the Eagles, 142-132. The girls’ competition was even closer as Brunswick won by four, 151-147.
In the pool, Mt. Ararat’s girls beat Brunswick (67-63) and Gardiner (67-37). The Dragons downed the Tigers, 63-37. Morse swept at Camden, as the boys triumphed, 121-33, and the girls rolled, 116-47. The Shipbuilders host Lewiston Friday. The Eagles welcome Belfast. The Dragons return to action Tuesday at Waterville.
Mt. Ararat’s Nordic ski team participated in the Hornet Classic Saturday, where both teams came in seventh.
Mt. Ararat’s wrestling team enjoyed a 60-12 win at Nokomis in its latest meet. Morse was a 40-36 winner over Mt. Blue.
Mt. Ararat’s Josh Walker bulls his way through the arms of Morse sophomore Jordan Lister to retain possession.
After a spectacular behind-the-back pass from Everett Moye, Morse’s Jordan Lister drives his way to the hoop through Rolando Amador, and Eric Napolean of Mt. Ararat last week. The Eagles won the game, 52-30.