Monday, December 9, 2013
The Falmouth boys' basketball team pulled out several close games during an unbeaten regular season, and again in the semifinals against York.
Two of those tight games were against Yarmouth, winning by four points and three points, the last one in overtime.
The Yachtsmen, though, ran out of magic against Yarmouth in Saturday's Western Class B final. This time, the hill was just too big to climb. The Clippers came out aggressively and took the play to Falmouth for much of the game.
"We lived on the edge all season," said Falmouth Coach Dave Halligan.
Getting a career-best performance from Chris Knaub (26 points) and plenty of help from his teammates, the Clippers made good in their second straight trip to the regional final, winning 56-50.Tweet
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Paul Betit is an Augusta native and graduate of the University of Maine. He has covered Maine high school sports for more than 30 years and is entering his seventh season as a beat writer covering the Portland Pirates. In his spare time, Betit writes mystery-suspense novels. Occasionally, he tries to sink his second career hole-in-one.
Glenn Jordan came to Maine in 1994 to cover the nascent Portland Sea Dogs. After eight baseball seasons and three children – the last two within 18 minutes of each other – he became a part-time writer. Among the sports he covers are now are tennis, skiing, swimming and running. He has a degree in philosophy from Dartmouth, a decent forehand and a penchant for checkers.
Mike Lowe is a Massachusetts native who feels he's lived long enough in Maine (since 1982) to have roots here. He graduated from Boston University and has worked in New Hampshire and Maine, covering everything from the Little League World Series to the Summer Olympics. When he has free time – Ha! – he likes to read, collect comic books and watch the grass grow from his hammock.