Mt. Ararat’s Caleb Williams competes in the 100 freestyle during a meet versus Brunswick last weekend. The Dragons won the meet.

Mt. Ararat’s Noah Austin is defended by Brunswick’s Scout Masse during the Dragons’ 4-3 win last week.

Just a little over two weeks remain in the regular season for every sport but boys’ hockey and local teams have much to be excited about.

Here’s a look at what happened last week and a glimpse ahead:

Girls’ basketball

Brunswick’s girls’ basketball team remains second behind defending state champion Greely in the Class A South Heal Points standings after improving to 12-1 with wins at Lawrence (43-29), Leavitt (67-22) and Morse (66-26). After going to Medomak Valley Friday, the Dragons host Messalonskee Saturday and play at Lincoln Academy Tuesday of next week.

Mt. Ararat was 7-7 and sixth in the region following a 43-22 loss at Lincoln Academy and wins at Morse (48-37) and Leavitt (55-41). The Eagles were home with Camden Hills Thursday and welcome Lewiston Thursday of next week.

Morse fell to 0-14 and 13th in the region after falling at home to Medomak Valley (66-34), Mt. Ararat (48-37) and Brunswick (66-26). The Shipbuilders look for their first win Tuesday at Maranacook. 

Boys’ basketball

On the boys’ side, Brunswick was 7-5 and sixth in Class A South following a 60-42 home win over Lawrence, a 63-46 home loss to Leavitt and a 68-34 win at Morse. Against the Shipbuilders, Finn Mitchell led the way with 27 points.

“We were all disappointed after our game with Leavitt,” Brunswick coach Todd Hanson said. “I know they (Morse) went right down to the wire with Ararat, so we knew we had to come in here with much more energy and hustle than we did on Saturday, and I think our kids did a nice job establishing that tone early.”

The Dragons welcome Medomak Valley Friday, visit Messalonskee Saturday and welcome Lincoln Academy Tuesday of next week.

Mt. Ararat was 8-6 and eighth in the region after downing visiting Lincoln Academy (68-40), host Morse (56-55) and visiting Leavitt (54-48). The Eagles went to Camden Hills Thursday and play at Lewiston Thursday of next week.

Morse fell to 3-10 and 10th in the region following losses to visiting Medomak Valley (66-34), Mt. Ararat (56-55) and Brunswick (68-34). 

“First few minutes, right at the beginning of the game, they had a lot of rebounds,” Morse coach Tom Maines said, after the loss to the Dragons. “They wanted it more than we did.”

The Shipbuilders are off until Tuesday when they play at Maranacook.

Hockey

On the ice, Brunswick’s boys’ hockey team is up to third place in the Class B South Heals at 7-5 following last week’s 4-3 home win over Mt. Ararat/Lisbon/Morse/Hyde. Jacob Doring and Jack St. Pierre each scored twice.

“Another great effort by our team,” Brunswick coach Mike Misner said. “We knew at the end we needed to hold the fort and keep the puck in the offensive zone and we pulled through.”

The Dragons are home with Leavitt Friday.

Mt. Ararat/Lisbon/Morse/Hyde was 6-6-1 and fifth in Class A North after a 4-3 loss at Brunswick and wins at Lawrence (3-1) and at home over Leavitt (3-0). The squad is at Massabesic Saturday and goes to Lake Region Tuesday.

On the girls’ side, Brunswick was 2-13-1 and seventh in the North Region at press time, but only six teams qualify for the playoffs. The Dragons were coming off a 5-3 home win over Mt. Ararat/Morse and a 10-1 home loss to Falmouth. Brunswick is at Winslow Saturday, then closes the regular season with a home game versus Edward Little/Leavitt Thursday of next week.

Mt. Ararat/Morse was 2-12-1 and eighth following losses at Brunswick (5-3) and St. Dom’s (12-0) and a 4-3 overtime victory at Biddeford/Thornton Academy. The squad hosts Yarmouth/Freeport Friday, goes to Gorham Tuesday and closes at Winslow Thursday of next week.

Indoor track

In KVAC indoor track action last weekend from Bowdoin College, Brunswick’s boys and girls finished third in a 10-team meet (Lewiston swept the top spot). Mt. Ararat’s boys and girls were both fourth and Morse’s boys and girls each came in 10th.

Swimming

In the pool, Brunswick swept Mt. Ararat last weekend, as the boys prevailed, 98-64, and the girls won, 103-63. 

Morse swept Camden Hills, as the boys prevailed, 92-61, and the girls won, 88-81.

Wrestling

The Mt. Ararat/Brunswick co-op wrestling team improved to 19-2 with wins last week over Belfast (60-18) and Nokomis (54-23).

Morse was 8-8 following a 39-33 loss to Oxford Hills, a 45-33 win over Belfast, a 42-36 victory over Bucksport and a 41-36 loss to Cony. 


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