February 1, 2013

LOCAL ROUNDUP: McGuire sparks Eagles upset of Vikings

Kennebec Journal Staff

SOUTH PARIS -- Caleb McGuire scored 14 points to help Erskine defeat Oxford Hills 54-41 in a Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Class A boys basketball game Friday night.

Erskine (2-14) gained momentum when Ryan Rodrigue converted a 3-point play, pushing the lead to eight points with two and a half minutes to play. In the fourth quarter, the Eagles made 9 of 14 free throws to seal the win. Devin Duncan had 11 points for Erskine.

Jake Plummer led Oxford Hills (7-9) with 11 points.

Mt. Ararat 71, Cony 53: Shyheim Ulrickson scored a game-high 23 points to lead the Eagles to the KVAC A win in Topsham. Mason Griffin added 16 points for Mt. Ararat.

Zach Lachance led Cony (4-12) with 14 points while Ben Lucas chipped in with five points and eight rebounds.

Messalonskee 63, Skowhegan 53: Nick Mayo scored a game-high 27 points and Jordan Holmes added 10 to lead the Eagles to the KVAC A win in Skowhegan.

Ryan Erskine chipped in with eight points for Messalonskee (9-7).

Taylor Bacon scored 18 points and Pat Poirier added 11 to lead the Indians (2-14).

Girls basketball

Richmond 76, Greater Portland Christian 21: Jamie Plummer had 23 points, nine rebounds, six steals and four blocks to lead the host Bobcats to the Class D win.

Kelsey Anair added 14 points and five rebounds for Richmond (13-2) while Ciarra Lancaster scored 11 points.

GPC (10-4) was led by Clarissa Jones with eight points.

Skowhegan 50, Messalonskee 47: Taylor Johnson scored 15 points to lead Skowhegan to the KVAC A win in Oakland.

Taylor Eastler led Messalonskee with 17 points.

Skowhegan is 8-8, Messalonskee is 6-10.

Dirigo 34, Monmouth 32: Kelsey Hutchinson scored 11 points to lead the Cougars to the MVC win in Monmouth.

Emma Leauders added seven points for Dirigo (12-4).

Kylie Kemp led the Mustangs (12-4) with 11 points while Sierra Spencer chipped in with six.

Madison 55, Winthrop 27: Bronte Elias scored 14 points and Sam Bruce added 13 to lead the visiting Bulldogs (15-2) to the MVC win.

Winthrop (1-15) was led by Shauna Carlson with a career-high 20 points.

Hall-Dale 50, Mountain Valley 31: Natasha Brown scored a game-high 10 points to lead the Bulldogs to a MVC win over the Falcons in Hallowell.

Eva Shepherd added nine points for Hall-Dale (8-8).

Brena Brown led Mountain Valley (5-11) with seven points.

Oak Hill 55, Carrabec 27: Julie Morneault scored 11 points and Hayley Marshall added 10 to lead the Raiders (9-7) to the KVAC B win in Wales.

Carrabec (5-11) was led by Mickayla Willette, Emma Pluntke and Kate Stevens with six points apiece.

Oxford Hills 60, Erskine 31: Mikayla Morin scored 12 points and Abbie Eastman added 10 to lead the Vikings to the KVAC A win in South Paris.
Tianna Sugars chipped in with 10 points for Oxford Hills (11-5) as well.
Bridget Humphrey paced Erskine (0-16) with 10 points.

Men’s basketball

Thomas 98, New England College 77: Skowhegan graduate Levi Barnes scored 25 points to lead the Terriers to the North Atlantic Conference win in Henniker, N.H.
Jarrad DeVaughn added 22 points as all five Thomas (9-9, 6-7) starters finished in double figures.
Marquis Pollard added 16 points while Stanley Greene Jr. and Eric Westbrooks scored 10 apiece.
NEC (1-18, 1-11) was led by Jonathan Byrnes and Ryan Schmitz with 15 points each.

Williams 64, Colby 61: The Mules gave the ninth-ranked Ephs fits all night, but Williams survived to earn the New England Small College Athletic Conference win in Waterville.
Taylor Epley finished with 19 points and eight rebounds for Williams (19-2, 7-0) while Daniel Wohl added 17 points.
Colby (6-14, 2-5) was led by Patrick Stewart with 13 points, 10 rebounds and three steals. SamWilson added 12 points and Ryan Jann finished with 10.

Colby-Sawyer 69, UMF 62: Mike Dias scored 21 points to lead the Chargers to NAC win in New London, N.H. Stephen Thorpe added 10 points for Colby-Sawyer (9-10, 9-3).
The Beavers (15-5, 10-3) were led by Maranacook graduate Ben Johnson with 27 points. Andrew Dickey and Nate Carson chipped in with 10 points apiece.

Also Friday: Richmond graduate Marc Zaharchuk had 15 points, nine rebounds and one block as the Husson men’s basketball team defeated Green Mountain College 78-66.

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