January 10

High school boys’ roundup: Portland survives scare from Marshwood

The Bulldogs remain unbeaten with a 48-44 victory.

From Staff Reports

SOUTH BERWICK — Matt Talbot made a couple key baskets in the fourth quarter and finished with 16 points as Portland held on for a 48-44 win over Marshwood in an SMAA boys’ basketball game Thursday night.

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Sam Johnson of Gray-New Gloucester looks for an open teammate as Cape Elizabeth’s Spencer Harriman, right, and Eddie Galvin defend. Cape Elizabeth won, 64-52.

Shawn Patrick Ouellette/Staff Photographer


It’s down to six finalists for the Frank J. Gaziano Memorial offensive and defensive linemen awards. The top offensive and defensive lineman will be announced at a banquet on Jan. 25 at 1 p.m. at the Augusta Civic Center.

The offensive linemen finalists are Greg Grinnell of Cheverus, Ethan Liberty of Skowhegan and Jedidiah Scott of Sanford. The defensive finalists are Jacob Fogel of Portland, Colin Richards of Mt. Blue and Luke Washburn of Oak Hill.

The two winners will receive a $5,000 scholarship, a trophy and a leather jacket. The other finalists receive a $1,000 scholarship, a trophy and a leather jacket.

The awards were created in 2010 in memory of Gaziano, a former college All-American and professional football player who founded National Distributors Inc., sponsors of the awards. The awards are based on leadership qualities demonstrated on the field, in the classroom and in the community. The candidates are also interviewed by the selection committee.

– Tom Chard

Marshwood (2-6) had a potential tying 3-pointer go in and out with 7 seconds left. Stephen Alex of Portland (9-0) made a foul shot with 4.2 seconds remaining to put the game out of reach.

Alex finished with 13 points.

Ryan O’Neil scored 13 points to pace Marshwood. Drew Bartlett and Brady Innes chipped in 12 points apiece.

BONNY EAGLE 54, GORHAM 38: Nick Dubay drained a pair of 3-pointers and Ben Malloy keyed the defense as the Scots (10-0) held Gorham (4-5) to five points in the third quarter to pull away for a win at Standish.

Bonny led 26-25 at halftime but widened the advantage to 40-30 entering the fourth quarter.

Dustin Cole’s 26 points powered Bonny Eagle’s offense. Malloy pulled down 10 rebounds.

Sam Kilborn topped the Rams with 20 points.

WELLS 61, KENNEBUNK 44: Jake Moody connected for 19 points and Chris Carney scored 14 to guide the Warriors (3-6) past the Rams (2-7) in Kennebunk.

Wells, up 37-34 entering the fourth quarter, quickly widened the lead to eight and used free throws to pull away.

Jack Lapham and Austin Sandler scored 15 points apiece for Kennebunk.

GREELY 62, YORK 32: Michael McDevitt scored 25 points to pace the Rangers (9-0) against the Wildcats (5-4) at York.

Conner Hanley added 16 points for Greely, which led 31-19 at halftime.

NORTH YARMOUTH ACADEMY 44, HYDE 42: Ryan Hemenway scored eight points in the fourth quarter, including a pair of 3-pointers, as the Panthers (6-2) overtook Hyde (5-1) in Yarmouth.

NYA trailed by two entering the final quarter but quickly gained the lead and then held off the Phoenix down the stretch.

Chase Gendron scored 15 for NYA. Hemenway and El Tayeb Dahia added 11 each.

Akim Sanni led the Phoenix with 14 points.

CAPE ELIZABETH 64, GRAY-NEW GLOUCESTER 52: Eddie Galvin scored nine of his 17 points in the third quarter as Cape Elizabeth (7-2) went on a 24-7 run to pull away from the Patriots (2-6) at Gray.

Jack O’Rourke added 18 points and Quinn Hewitt scored 13 for the Capers, who led 32-25 at halftime.

Gray-NG was paced by Andreas Kariotis with 20 points.

POLAND 65, OLD ORCHARD BEACH 46: Caleb Martin scored 11 of his 30 points in the first quarter as the Knights (5-4) built a 19-9 lead against the Seagulls (6-2) in Old Orchard Beach.

John Fossett scored 14 points for Poland.

Brian Roberts had 19 and Zach Seamans 13 for OOB.

LAKE REGION 84, FREEPORT 48: Nick Hall scored 20 points to pace the Lakers (5-4) over the Falcons (0-10) at Freeport.

Sam Smith added 17 points, including five 3-pointers, for Lake Region, which raced out to a 47-27 halftime lead.

Freeport was led by Jack Davenport with 22 points.

FALMOUTH 78, FRYEBURG ACADEMY 46: Tom Coyne scored 14 of his 26 points in the second quarter as the Yachtsmen (7-1) pulled away from the Raiders (4-4) at Fryeburg.

Nick Burton added 16 points and Jack Simonds scored 15 for Falmouth, who outscored Fryeburg 30-18 in the second quarter to extend its lead to 21 points.

The Raiders were led by Ryan Gullickson with 18 points, including four 3-pointers.

WAYNFLETE 83, A.R. GOULD 22: Milo Belleau made three 3-pointers and finished with 17 points as the Flyers (7-1) cruised to a win over the Bears (0-7) at South Portland.

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