Tenth seed Traip Academy upset seventh seed Boothbay Region in a Class C South boys preliminary game in Boothbay Harbor on Wednesday, Feb. 15.
The Rangers led 18-17 at the end of the first quarter, then broke the game open in the second period by scoring the final 10 points of the half to lead 33-22 at the half. Traip then scored the first three points of the third quarter to lead by 14.
Boothbay pulled within eight with three straight hoops from Kayden Ames. Traip scored eight straight to open up a 16 point lead.
Boothbay scored 10 straight points over two quarters to cut the lead to six early in the final period. Gryffin Kristan hit a 3-pointer and Luke Morley went inside on an Ames pass in the third. Morley went inside again to kick off the fourth and Kristan hit another three to pull the Seahawks within six
The Rangers answered the threat with a 10-2 run to put the game away. Traip held a 36-26 edge on the boards.
Traip made 14 of 24 foul shots in the game. In contrast, Boothbay sank four of six.
Boothbay was led by 19 points each from Gryffin Kristan (7R, 3S) and Ames (3R, 6A). Also scoring for the Seahawks were Morley, 8 points (9R); Finn Harkins, 3 (3R); and Ryan Amaral and Drew Meader, 2 each.
Traip was led by Ben Hawks, 19 (8R, 4A); David Darling (7R) and Zac Foye, 15 each; and Dylan Santamaria, 11 (12R, 4A). Also scoring for the Rangers were Nick Martime, 5; and Sam Jordan, 3.