Friday, December 6, 2013
High school basketball fans who can’t wait for the regular season, can see some of the state’s best players this weekend and next at the 11th annual MBR Preseason Tournament. Class A and B games will be played this weekend at Central Maine Community College in Auburn. Next Sunday, C and D players will play. Rosters have been set for A and B and inlcude several central Maine players.
Skowhegan’s Levi Barnes and Cony’s Walker Cooper will play for the East A team. Mt. Blue’s Eric Berry was also selected but may not play because of this weekend’s football obligation. The Class B East squad includes Gardiner’s Jake Palmer and Aaron Toman along with Maranacook’s Kyle Boucher. Winslow’s Nason Lanphier and Mt. View’s Steven Davis will play in the futures game.
On the girls side, Messalonskee’s Mary Badeen will play for the Class A East squad along with Cony’s Josie Lee. Representing Class B East are Winslow’s Elizabeth Ferry and Kylie and Kelsie Richards of Nokomis.
Here is the schedule
At CMCC, Auburn
Sunday, Nov. 13
10 a.m. Girls: Class B West vs. Class B East
11:20 Girls: Class A West vs. Class A East
12:40 Boys Class B West vs. Class B East
2 p.m. Boys: Class A West vs. Class A East
3:20 Boys: class of 2015 ( Futures game) East vs. West
Sunday, Nov. 20
10 a.m. Girls: Class D West vs. Class D East
11:20 Girls: Class C West vs. Class C East
12:40 Boys Class D West vs. Class D East
2 p.m. Boys: Class C West vs. ClassC East
3:20 Girls: class of 2015 (Futures game) East vs. West
Gary Hawkins has worked at the Kennebec Journal since 1980. His primary beats are baseball, boys basketball, girls and boys soccer and golf.