Friday, December 6, 2013
The starting times for the Class B state championship games Friday night at the Cumberland County Civic Center have been changed and will now be played at 7 and 9 p.m.
Gerry Durgin, the tournament director at the Civic Center, said the reason for the time change was a request by Civic Center administration. The games had originally been scheduled for 6 and 8 p.m.
Leavitt (21-0) and Nokomis (19-2) will play for the girls' championship at 7 p.m., followed by the boys' game between Cape Elizabeth (17-4) and Camden Hills (21-0).
WHENEVER FRESHMAN standout Dustin Cole does something noteworthy, such as score a fancy basket or dribble through the defense, the Bonny Eagle student section, chants "He's a freshman, he's a freshman."
Cole, listed at 5-foot-7, has become a fan favorite in his first season. And for good reason, he's exciting to watch.
TALKING BEFORE the Western Class A boys' final in front of the scorer's table as SMAA coaches always do, Bob Brown of Cheverus and Phil Bourassa of Bonny Eagle offered an interesting contrast. Brown has been coaching more years, a lot more, than Bourassa, 25, has been alive. Brown won two Class A state titles before Bourassa was born.
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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.
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