Friday, April 25, 2014
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"I made Gorham very happy," said Buzzell.
Gorham lost to Westbrook 56-50 on Thursday night. Even though the Rams lost, they were still upbeat. Ryan Sullivan, a Gorham tri-captain, was texting Marshwood players he knows. But until the final results were posted, there was still a question.
When Chicoine heard of Cheverus' win, his reaction was, "You've got to be kidding me."
Sullivan had slept in because there was no school Friday.
"My parents woke me up Friday morning and told me we had made the tournament," said Sullivan. "I'm very excited. It's definitely a great feeling."
This will be the first Western Maine basketball tournament for any of the players. Gorham last qualified for the tournament four seasons ago.
The three Western Class A boys' preliminary games will be Tuesday night. Besides Gorham at Scarborough, No. 10 Windham will be at No. 7 Thornton Academy and No. 9 Sanford will be at No. 8 Marshwood.
Marshwood and Sanford tied in the Heal point standings but Marshwood won a coin toss Friday afternoon to get home court for the game. It's a rematch of last year's prelim game won by Marshwood.
"The tournament is wide open," said Marshwood Coach Mike Zamarchi. "We've won six out of our last seven. We've had different leaders throughout the season."
Twelve teams in Western Class B boys make the tournament, so there will be four prelims Tuesday.
They are No. 12 Leavitt at No. 5 Spruce Mountain, No. 11 Morse at No. 6 Wells, No. 10 Fryeburg Academy at No. 7 Greely and No. 9 Yarmouth at No. 8 Maranacook.
Eleven teams make the Western Class C tournament with preliminary-round games Wednesday. In one, No. 6 Old Orchard Beach will be at home against No. 11 Mt. Abram.
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