December 5, 2012

High School Basketball: Hoping practice makes perfect

High school basketball teams in Maine are making preparations for season openers Friday and Saturday. That's the beginning of what teams hope lead to tournament berths in late February.

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Ahmed Ismail Ahmed of Deering drives to the basket against Spencer Carey of Lawrence during the East-West Challenge at Windham.

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Labson Abwoch of Deering, who figures to be one of the best high school big men in the state this season, takes a shot between Spencer Carey, left, and Nick Noiles of Lawrence.

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Our high school basketball previews: girls on Thursday; boys on Friday.

At Windham High, the annual East-West Challenge was held Tuesday with eight Class A teams participating. The games matched Deering vs. Lawrence, Portland vs. Hampden Academy, Windham vs. Lewiston and Bonny Eagle vs. Edward Little. It provided a good final tuneup before the games count.

On opening night, defending Class A state champion Deering will open its title defense against Thornton Academy. Watch the game live at


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Dominic Lauture hopes his outside shooting will be one of the keys for Deering, which will be defending the Class A state title.

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