Former Red Riot makes splash in return home

Former South Portland boys’ basketball player Matt Russell returned to Maine Monday night with his current team, Curry (Mass.) College, and put on a show in a 66-38 win at the University of New England. Russell, a 6-foot-7 sophomore, had a career-tying 10 points and seven rebounds in 19 minutes. Curry improved to 13-6 with the win.

Mixed results for SMCC

Southern Maine Community College’s basketball teams split at Eastern Maine CC Wednesday. The women prevailed, 77-50, while the men lost, 64-60. Saturday, versus visiting Dean College, the women’s squad lost, 67-39, despite 12 points from Katryna Gilson to fall to 12-7 (6-3 in conference). The men were defeated, 69-60, their fourth straight loss. Emmanuel Donalson had 23 points. The men bounced back Tuesday with a 101-48 romp at Northern Maine CC (Jacob Loveridge led the way with 16 points) to improve to 17-7 (11-2 in conference). SMCC was at Unity Wednesday and hosts U. Maine-Machias Saturday.

SPNLL holding registration

The South Portland National Little League will hold its 2013 registration Saturday from 12:30 to 3 p.m. at the Community Center, 21 Nelson Rd. Online registration is also available for all returning players ( First-time participants must have a birth certificate and proof of residency when signing up. Scholarships are available based on need. FMI, [email protected]

Longest running 3-on-3 benefit tournament seeks teams

The Swish-Out and Junior Swish-Out, Maine’s longest running, continuous 3-on-3 basketball tournament, which benefits the Maine Children’s Cancer Program, will be held Sunday, Feb. 10. The co-ed, double elimination program is seeking teams to take part. It is open to adults 18 and older. The entry fee is $100 per team. FMI, 773-5671, ext. 273, or [email protected].

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