Thursday, December 5, 2013
From staff reports
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Thornton’s Jeff Gelinas hooks a shot over Deering’s Thiwat Thiwat during Saturday’s 49-40 overtime shocker in the Western Class A tournament in Portland. The Golden Trojans play Bonny Eagle Wednesday in the semifinals.
John Ewing/Staff Photographer
MONDAY’S LIVE STREAMING BASKETBALL SCHEDULE
Western Class A girls’ quarterfinals
• #3-Cheverus (16-2) vs. #6-Sanford (13-6), 2 p.m.
• #2-Deering (16-2) vs. #7-Thornton (12-7), 3:30 p.m.
• #4-Scarborough (15-3) vs. #5-So. Portland (12-6), 7 p.m.
• #1-McAuley (18-0) vs. #8-Gorham (12-7), 8:30 p.m.
Western Class D girls’ quarterfinals
• #3-Hyde (16-1) vs. #6-Valley (5-13), 10 a.m.
• #2-Richmond (14-3) vs. #7-Greenville (6-12), 11:30 a.m.
Western Class C boys’ quarterfinals
• #3-Dirigo (17-1) vs. #6-Old Orchard Beach (14-4), 2:30 p.m.
• #2-Waynflete (15-1) vs. #10-Monmouth (7-12), 4 p.m.
• #4-Madison (11-7) vs. #5-Hall-Dale (10-8), 7 p.m.
• #1-Boothbay (17-1) vs. #8-Wiscasset (11-8), 8:30 p.m.
Fay and Burfiend have worked the combination three or four times this season. Fay has had other dunks on breakaways.
"It's nice to know there's someone there when I miss," said Burfiend, who doesn't miss often.
Fay, an outstanding lacrosse player as well, is good at following shots and has excellent timing.
"It came off the rim nicely," he said.
The DelGallo brothers from Gardiner increased their family's collection of Class B state wrestling titles to eight.
Peter DelGallo, a freshman, pinned Kyle Bonti of Morse in the 106-pound final to run his record to 50-0. Danny DelGallo, a senior who also is unbeaten this season, won his third state title by scoring a second-period pin over Connor Winchenbach of Camden Hills in the finals of the 138-pound division.
Their older brother, Matt, won four state titles for Gardiner.
WHEN JARED JENSEN of Brunswick finished his 14-4 championship victory against Skowhegan's Mikal Federici in the 170-pound weight class at the Class A Wrestling Championship, he appeared more relieved than excited.
"I just wanted to kind of get it over with. I knew it was probably my last match in Maine," said Jensen, adding that he had wrestled Federici four previous times. "There's definitely some pressure being a returning state champion. You don't want to lose."
It was Jensen's third state title. Jensen is undefeated this season and his goal all year has been to improve on last year's sixth-place New England finish (at 152 pounds).
"New England champion. That's my goal. To win New Englands," Jensen said. "Next week I'll travel to Marshwood and work out with those guys every day."
AS A SENIOR, Marshwood High 170-pounder Lucas Howarth obviously wanted an individual title. But when he wrapped up third place with an 8-0 win over Evan Fecko of Kennebunk he knew he'd done his part to help the Hawks win a second straight team title.
"All week in practice we'd talked about taking nothing for granted," Howarth said. "If you lose a semifinal or a first-round match you're still wrestling for the team."
Howarth, Darren LaPointe (106), and Elliott Allen (113) each won two consolation matches to place third, with William Bellottie (126) finishing fourth. The quartet gathered an additional 35 points in the final two consolation rounds as Marshwood extended its lead from 31 points to an insurmountable 59 points entering the championships.
"After my second round match against Jared Jensen (a loss by pin) I was really down in the dumps and the only thing that kept me going was I had a team to compete for," Howarth said.
-- Staff Writers Kevin Thomas, Mike Lowe, Tom Chard, Steve Craig and Paul Betit contributed to this report.