A day after scoring her 1,000th career point, Emily Archibald of Kennebunk High headlines the 10 girls – seven from southern Maine schools – announced Wednesday as semifinalists for the annual Miss Maine Basketball award.

Thornton Academy’s Payton Jones and Dylan Griffin are the two southern Maine players among the 10 semifinalists for Mr. Maine Basketball.

Joining Archibald on the Miss Maine list are Glory Blethen of Boothbay, Camille Clement and Mollie Obar of Greely, Amanda Kabantu and Gemima Motema of Portland, and Gorham’s Adele Nadeau, along with Cassidy Dumont of Oxford Hills, Peyton Grant of Dexter and Sophia McVicar of Calais.

The other semifinalists for Mr. Maine Basketball are Sawyer Deprey, Caribou; Parker Desjardins, Forest Hills; Kobe Gilbert, Piscataquis; Wyatt Hathaway, Leavitt; Dylan Huff, Brewer; Cash McClure, Maranacook; Matt Parent, Messalonskee; and Andrew Szwez, Bangor.

The Maine Association of Basketball Coaches also announced selections to its AA/A/B North and South and C/D North and South all-star teams, for what would have been the 41st annual Maine McDonald’s High School Senior All-Star games; as well as all-state foul shooters and academic teams, recognizing a total of 111 players.

There are no in-person banquets or all-star games this year.


The all-star players and Mr. and Miss Maine finalists will be honored March 19 at a virtual awards ceremony. The three finalists for Mr. and Miss Maine Basketball will be announced the week before.


POLAND 68, LAKE REGION 62: Hunter Gibson scored 21 points and Joseph Ringuette had 16 points as the Knights (3-1) beat the Lakers (1-4) at Poland.

Evam Willey scored 28 points for Lake Region. Noah Duprey had 16.


SACOPEE VALLEY 46, SEACOAST CHRISTIAN 32: Jalyn Stacey scored 20 points as the Hawks (2-3) used a 22-7 first quarter to power past the Guardians (0-2) at Hiram.


Kylie Day helped with 16 points.

Breeckyn Winship scored 12 points for Seacoast Christian. Ellie Leech had 10.


LEWISTON 4, CHEVERUS/OLD ORCHARD BEACH 1: Bailee St. Hilaire had a hand in all four goals for the Blue Devils (4-1-1) as they pulled away from the host Stags (1-3).

St. Hilaire opened the scoring, with an assist from Leah Dube, before Lucia Pompeo tied it for Cheverus in the first period.

Leah Landry scored the first of her two straight goals to give the Blue Devils the lead back in the second period. Dube and St. Hilaire assisted. St. Hilaire and Charlotte Cloutier assisted on Landry’s third-period goal, then St. Hilaire completed the scoring with an unassisted goal.

Kim McLaughlin stopped 10 of 11 shots for Lewiston. Stags goalie Ella Lemieux made 26 saves.


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