Great Salt Bay School seventh grade girls successfully defended their Busline League crown and wrapped up a perfect 13-0 season on Saturday in Belfast with a 44-13 win over Oceanside in the large school Busline League championships.
The team bus was met with fire and police departments escort through town after winning the championship.
The Lady Cougars got off to a slow start and in foul trouble in 1st half action, leading 9-1 at the quarter and 15-9 at the half.
GSB regrouped at the half and came out and outscored Oceanside 17-2 in the 3rd period to put the game away earlier.
“They started making better passes and not settling for the first option. We kept our hands to ourselves and made the extra passes,” coach Dave Wilbur said.
Scoring for GSB were Brie Wajer 14, Sophie Schumacher 11, Briana Genthner 7, Kaitlyn Feltis 5, Jenny Arter 4 and Bailey Plourde 3. Scoring for Oceanside were Alexis Mazurek 5, Jenna Conant 3, Morgan Williams 2, Abbie Foster 2 and Sydney Hall 1.
“Medomak was handcuffed on defense and couldn’t make the necessary run to bring the game back within reach,” coach Matthew Norton said. Oceanside led 24-10 at the half and 27-15 at the end of three.
Foul trouble prevented Medomak from “playing the aggressive basketball that they are used to. With the foul trouble that our entire starting line-up was in, I think mentally that took a huge toll on our team and it showed on the scoreboard. To Oceanside’s credit they played better than us in the championship. They have a great group of girls and a great coach and are deserving as the tournament champions,” Norton added.
Scoring for Medomak were Sophie Cohen 7, Justice Barrows 6, Kayleigh Curtis 3, Maggie Cox 2, Ariel Haskins 2 and Brianna Luce 2. Scoring for Oceanside were Makenna Brooks 14, Krissy McNichol 6, Kaylyn Grover 5, Abbey Lacasse 5, Darrian Leonardi 2, Meghan Mcgonagle 2 and Mary Allen 2.
Scoring for the Lady Riverhawks were Justice Barrows 13, Brianna Luce 6, Maggie Cox 5, Krista Hooper 4, Ariel Haskines 4, and Jill Vanderschaaf, Brooke Creamer, Sophie Cohen, Miranda Belcher and Kayleigh Curtis 2 each. Scoring for the Vikings were Kaitlyn Shute 23, Anna Bucklin 4, Nicole Hall 4, Mel Ogden 2 and Karigan Coffin 1.
Oceanside 61 – Medomak 44
Oceanside led 18-14, 30-21, and 44-36 at the quarter breaks, on their way to the 61-44 championship win.
Also scoring for Oceanside were Riley Sprague 19, Christian Straka 4 and Andrew King 2. Scoring for Medomak were Nick DePatsy 11, Jackson Vail 8, Cortland Fischer 8, Zach Starr 7, Ollie Brown 6 and Owen Gilbert 4.
Scoring for Medomak were Jon Allard 19, McLain 10, Cam Allaire 6, Cale Gee 4, Cameron Martin 4, and Laken Harrington, Kyle Donline and Channing Soper 2 each. Scoring for Boothbay were Dima Gosselin 8, Michael Ripley 8, Carter Babcock 5, Jacob Leanard 4, Duncan Draper 3 and Grant Giles 2.
Scoring for Medomak were Nick DePatsy 23, Zach Starr 19, Ollie Brown 7, Jackson Vail 6, Cortland Fisher 5, Ethan Swan 2, Tucker Prescott 2, Robert Cole 2, Sheldon Lavway 2 and Riley McCollett 1. Scoring for Belfast were Drew Nealey 10, Gage Carson 9, Alex Flagg 7, Rory Ambrose 7, Jordon Bickford 4, Craig Brown 4, Zeke Ventura 2 and Zach Darres 2.