February 5

Sports Digest: Ben Lucas agrees to attend UMaine

Cony’s record-setting quarterback will stay in state for college.

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FOOTBALL

Cony quarterback Lucas agrees to attend UMaine

Ben Lucas, the record-setting Cony High quarterback who won the Fitzpatrick Trophy as the state’s top senior football player last fall, announced that he plans to sign a letter of intent Wednesday to play for the University of Maine.

NCAA rules prohibit college coaches from commenting on a recruit until the school receives a letter of intent. The football signing period begins Wednesday.

Lucas said he will receive a half athletic scholarship with the opportunity for more financial assistance.

He had narrowed his choices to Maine, Assumption and Bryant.

“Maine was where I wanted to go,” Lucas said. “I grew up rooting for Maine. When they offered it was hard to say no.”

Lucas led Cony to the Class B state championship with a come-from-behind 30-23 victory over Kennebunk. He threw for 307 yards and three touchdowns in the second half alone, rallying his team from a 16-0 deficit late in the third quarter.

He passed for 3,357 yards and 41 touchdowns as a senior, and finished his career with state records of 89 touchdowns and 7,575 yards.

BASEBALL

MAINE BASEBALL HALL OF FAME: Nominations are sought for 2014 inductions into the Maine Baseball Hall of Fame.

Nominations should include a resume or supporting documentation and be mailed to: Maine Baseball Hall of Fame, P.O. Box 1062, Yarmouth, ME 04096 or emailed to ddouglas @douglastitle.com. The deadline is Feb. 18.

Founded in 1969, the Maine Baseball Hall of Fame honors players, coaches, umpires, organizers and benefactors from around the state.

The annual induction banquet will be held Aug. 3

PREP SCHOOLS

GIRLS’ BASKETBALL: Taylor Ong scored 24 points and led a group of three guards that combined for 52 points as Kimball Union (10-4) downed host Berwick Academy, 60-42.

The Bulldogs (14-4) trailed 37-31 at halftime and scored just 11 points in the second half. Maggie DuChene paced Berwick with 16 points.

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