Brunswick’s Henry Burnham wins the puck during the Dragons’ 6-0 win over Maranacook Monday.

Mt. Ararat’s Lauren Magno handles the ball during last week’s 45-43 home loss to Freeport.

The month of January and the winter sports regular season are halfway done and good times continue for local squads.

With the midway pole in the rearview mirror, here’s a look at where things stand:

Girls’ basketball

Brunswick’s girls’ basketball team was 9-1 and fourth in the Class A South Heal Points standings at press time following last Thursday’s 69-24 home win over Leavitt. The Dragons were at Lawrence Tuesday and hosted Messalonskee Thursday. After going to Leavitt Saturday, Brunswick visits Morse Monday.

Mt. Ararat was 5-6 and sixth after a 49-40 loss at Camden Hills and a 45-43 home setback to Freeport. Against the Falcons, Theresa Breed had 19 points and 10 rebounds and the Eagles erased an 11-point fourth quarter deficit before falling just short.

“One more basket, a foul call down the stretch, maybe it is different,” said Mt. Ararat coach Andy Morris. “Our locker room was down, but I told them how proud of them that I am for the way they played, the character they showed and the way they represented their town today.”

The Eagles were at Lincoln Academy Thursday, go to Morse Saturday and visit Leavitt Monday.

Morse fell to 0-10 and 13th after a 73-35 home loss to defending Class AA champion Edward Little and a 53-18 setback at Lincoln Academy last week. The Shipbuilders were home with York Tuesday and hosted Medomak Valley Thursday. Morse welcomes Mt. Ararat Saturday and plays host to Brunswick Monday.

Boys’ basketball

On the boys’ side, Brunswick took a 5-4 mark and the No. 7 ranking in the Class A South Heals into Tuesday’s home game against Lawrence. Last week, the Dragons had a game at Leavitt postponed. Brunswick was at Messalonskee Thursday, hosts Leavitt Saturday and plays at Morse Monday.

Mt. Ararat was 5-6 and ninth in the region after a 58-47 home win over Camden Hills and a 49-44 setback at Freeport. Austin Damon had 15 points and Jared Balser added 14 in the loss to the Falcons.

“Our guys work,” said Eagles coach David Dubreuil. “When we play playoff-rated teams we tend to always rise to the challenge and we play at our opponents level.”

Mt. Ararat hosted Lincoln Academy Thursday, goes to Morse Saturday and welcomes Leavitt Monday.

Morse was 3-7 and 10th following a 103-59 loss at defending Class AA champion Edward Little and a 64-63 home win over Lincoln Academy. The Shipbuilders were at York Tuesday and at Medomak Valley Thursday. They host Mt. Ararat Saturday and welcome Brunswick Monday.

Hockey

On the ice, the Brunswick boys’ hockey team was 6-5 and fifth in the Class B South Heals after losses at Gardiner (6-5) and defending regional champion Greely (11-4) and a home win over Maranacook (6-0). In the win, Jacob Doring scored four times.

“We wanted to start the game coming out as strong as possible, try to put a few in, get the lead and go from there,” said Doring.

“We knew we had to be better than the Greely game,” Brunswick coach Mike Misner said. “I think for two periods in that game we competed, so that was the focus we wanted tonight, go out and compete like that.”

The Dragons hosted Mt. Ararat/Morse Wednesday.

Mt. Ararat/Morse was 4-5-1 and fifth in Class A North following a 5-4 home win over Marshwood and a 5-2 setback at Lewiston. After visiting Brunswick Saturday, Mt. Ararat/Morse is at Lawrence Saturday and hosts Leavitt Monday.

On the girls’ side, Brunswick was 1-12-1 and seventh in the North Region after home losses to Lewiston (8-0) and defending state champion Greely (8-2). The Dragons hosted Mt. Ararat Wednesday and welcome Falmouth Saturday.

Mt. Ararat/Morse was 1-9-1 and eighth following Saturday’s 10-2 home loss to Edward Little/Leavitt. The squad was at Brunswick Wednesday, visits St. Dom’s Saturday and is at Biddeford/Thornton Academy Monday.

Swimming

In the pool, Brunswick was swept by Messalonskee, as the boys lost, 87-70, and the girls were beaten by the Eagles, 93-77.

Team scores for the Morse-Lewiston and Mt. Ararat-Hyde meets weren’t available.

Wrestling

The Mt. Ararat/Brunswick wrestling team was 17-2 at press time following wins over Erskine Academy (60-24), Oxford Hills (56-24), Maine Central Institute (66-6) and Richmond (72-0).

Morse was 6-5 after beating Lincoln Academy (54-12) and losing to Camden Hills (60-18).

Times Record writers Bob Conn, Eric Maxim and Chris Quattrucci contributed to this story.


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