January 17

Boys’ basketball notebook: Mt. Ararat finally beats Edward Little

The Eagles had lost 16 straight over six seasons.

By Tom Chard tchard@pressherald.com
Staff Writer

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Shyheim Ulrickson

PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Shyheim Ulrickson, Mt. Ararat: Ulrickson hit a school- record 10 3-pointers en route to 44 points as the Eagles beat Edward Little, 76-65. Last Saturday, the sophomore guard scored 34 points in a 68-64 win over Brunswick. Ulrickson is averaging 30 points over the last four games.

HONORABLE MENTION

Quinn Richardson-Newton, Thornton Academy: Had quite a four-game stretch in the last week. In back-to-back games, he scored 20 points Monday in a 70-46 loss to Scarborough, then had 22 in a 63-55 win over Windham on Tuesday. Last Saturday and Friday, Richardson-Newton had 18 and 28 points in wins over Cheverus and Noble.

Jayvon Pitts-Young, Portland: Scored 13 straight points in the second quarter against Bonny Eagle. He had 15 points in the quarter and finished with 21 as the Bulldogs’ top scorer in a 69-60 win that improved Portland’s record to 11-0. Nick Thibeault, Gorham: Thibeault scored 12 points in the fourth quarter as Gorham outscored Deering 19-6 to take a 59-52 win and improve its record to 5-6. Thibeault led all scorers with 23 points.

Pitts-Young took control in the second quarter, scoring 13 straight points, 15 for the quarter and finishing with a team-high 21.

CHEVERUS ENDED A five-game losing streak Tuesday night with a 57-45 win over Westbrook. The Stags are ninth in the Heal point standings with 12 teams reaching the Western Class A tournament.

The Stags (5-6) certainly have some point-worthy games remaining, starting Friday night at home against South Portland (5-5). Cheverus will play the Red Riots again on the final day of the regular season Feb. 7, and also has games left with Deering, Portland and Scarborough. Cheverus’s best win was 47-46 over Deering on Dec. 20.

GORHAM IS ranked eighth after a victory against Deering. The young Rams (5-6) have made big strides under a new coach, Mark Karter, who came over from Westbrook after coaching the Blue Blazes for 21 seasons.

Wins over Scarborough, Che- verus and Deering have lifted Gorham into tournament position; now the Rams just have stay there. Friday night’s home game with Noble (6-5) and Monday night’s game at Thornton Academy (5-5) loom large.

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