December 23, 2013

High School Roundup: Yarmouth/Freeport still unbeaten in girls’ hockey

The Clippers move to 8-0 with a 3-1 win over Cape Elizabeth/Waynflete.

From staff reports

YARMOUTH — Ariel Potter scored all three goals for Yarmouth/Freeport, including the tiebreaker early in the third period, as the Clippers beat Cape Elizabeth/Waynflete 3-1 in a girls’ hockey game Monday at Travis Roy Arena.

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James Ross of Kennebunk prepares to take a shot against Yarmouth goalie Nick Allen while Max Watson, left, and Brian Travers defend during a Class B hockey game Monday afternoon at the University of New England’s Alfond Forum. The game ended in a 1-1 tie.

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Bryce Fraser of Kennebunk is taken down by a check from Yarmouth’s Max Watson, who picked up an assist on his team’s only goal.

Yarmouth/Freeport (8-0) took the lead with 5:16 left in the second period when Potter scored on an assist from Emily Johnson. Cape Elizabeth/Waynflete (3-4) tied it 23 seconds later on a goal by Gretchen Stevens.

Molly Wilson also had an assist for Yarmouth/Freeport, and Hannah Williams made 11 saves.

Kathryn Clark assisted on the lone Cape Elizabeth/Waynflete goal. Lily Jordan stopped 15 shots for the Capers.

BOYS’ HOCKEY

YARMOUTH 1, KENNEBUNK 1: Brandon Merchant scored the equalizer for Kennebunk (3-1-1) just over a minute into the third period on an assist from Dave Parker as the Rams played to a tie against the Clippers (2-1-1) at Alfond Forum in Biddeford.

Yarmouth took the lead just 1:20 into the game when Bobby Murray scored, assisted by Max Watson and Patrick Grant.

Mike LeBlanc finished with 30 saves for the Rams. Yarmouth goalie Nick Allen stopped 27 shots.

WESTBROOK 9, MASSABESIC/OLD ORCHARD BEACH 0: Darian Doucette scored three times and Jacob Kessler had two goals and an assist for Westbrook (1-5) in a victory over the Mustangs (0-4) in Biddeford.

Ryan Gillian added a goal and three assists.

Alex LeBlanc stopped 15 shots for the Blue Blazes. Timothy King had 47 saves for Massabesic/OOB.

BOYS’ BASKETBALL

GORHAM 59, SCARBOROUGH 45: Sam Kilborn scored 17 points and Corey Nadeau added 16 to lead the Rams (3-2) over the Red Storm (3-2) at Gorham.

Nick Thibeault chipped in 13 points for Gorham, which led 27-20 at halftime and extended its lead to 10 points going into the fourth quarter.

Scarborough was paced by Matt Hartle with 14 points and Nate Wessel with 12.

DEERING 53, WESTBROOK 47: Ahmed Ali made three 3-pointers and finished with 14 points, and Patrick Lobor scored 10 points and grabbed 10 rebounds as the Rams (3-2) downed the Blue Blazes (1-5) at Portland.

Benedict Williams collected 10 points, eight rebounds and four assists off the bench for Deering, which led 38-26 at halftime.

Moses Abwoch led Westbrook with 14 points and Aquai Alexander scored 13.

WINDHAM 61, BIDDEFORD 44: Kevin Weisser scored 11 points in the first half and Spencer Hodge added eight while leading the Eagles (3-3) to a 33-23 lead over Biddeford (0-6) in Windham.

Weisser finished with 16 points and Hodge scored 15.

Biddeford got 15 points from Terrence McCann and 12 from Cory Creeger.

PORTLAND 73, THORNTON ACADEMY 36: Matt Talbot finished with 24 points, six rebounds, six steals and three blocked shots to lead the Bulldogs (6-0) past the Trojans (2-3) at Portland.

Stephen Alex and Jayvon Pitts-Young added 15 and 12 points.

Kevin Barrett paced Thornton with 15 points.

SANFORD 66, NOBLE 63: John Morgan scored 21 points and Tye Laviolette added 13 to lead the Spartans (2-4) to a comeback victory over Noble (2-3) in North Berwick.

Sanford trailed 46-43 after three quarters.

Brady Dodge scored 24 for Noble, Grayson Whelan finished with 16 and Nolan Smeeton had 10.

WAYNFLETE 52, TRAIP ACADEMY 38: Serge Nyirikamba scored 15 of his 27 points in the fourth quarter to help the Flyers (5-0) pull away from the Rangers (2-3) at Kittery.

Harry Baker-Connick and Milo Belleau added 11 points apiece for Waynflete, which led 32-30 going into the fourth quarter.

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