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Updated January 11
Class B Black Bears account season-high 90 credibility in achievement over Class C Seagulls.
READFIELD — The bad account for the Black Bears? They absent added than 40 attempt attempts Tuesday night.
The acceptable news? It didn’t stop them from clarification a season-high 90 points.
Led by a game-high 21 from inferior Brayden St. Pierre, the Maranacook boys basketball aggregation formed to a 90-49 win over Old Orchard Beach in a cross-class South arena showdown. Chief Chris Reid added 19 credibility in the victory.
Maranacook’s Keagan McClure guards Old Orchard Beach’s Landon Johnson during a boys basketball bold Tuesday in Readfield. Andy Molloy/Kennebec Journal
“Most of the time it’s ‘Take the aboriginal acceptable look,’ but sometimes we try and get it central if we’re alive on set things,” said St. Pierre, who accent a 33-4 Maranacook run to activate the bold with three afterwards 3-pointers from the larboard addition in a amount of 43 abnormal aboriginal in the additional quarter. “But best of the time, it’s aloof ‘If you’re open, shoot the brawl and comedy comfortable.’ … I absolutely like area we’re at.”
St. Pierre said that accurate atom on the attic isn’t necessarily his candied atom — but it ability as able-bodied accept been.
“I assumption it aloof was tonight,” St. Pierre said. “I don’t apperceive if I absolutely accept a candied spot, I aloof affectionate of bolt it and shoot from wherever. It doesn’t matter.”
The Black Bears attempt 44.7 percent from the attic (34 of 76) and bigger to 5-4 on the season, snapping the Seagulls’ seven-game acceptable streak. Afterwards an 0-2 alpha to the season, Maranacook has now won bristles of its aftermost seven.
“It shows how abundant bigger we’ve gotten,” Maranacook drillmaster Travis Magnusson said. “These guys exhausted Waynflete, we played Waynflete in the preseason and absent by two, and again to appear out and account 90 in a win like this over them — it’s aloof addition big win for us.
“We’re absolutely blessed with our aboriginal bisected of the season. We feel like things are activity absolutely well.”
Maranacook’s assembly of abhorrent options — from above the arc, in the low column and with cutters slashing through from every administration — took a bit of the flash off a arch first-half arresting accomplishment adjoin Old Orchard (7-2).
The Gulls managed aloof a distinct point in the aperture quarter, via a Landon Johnson chargeless bandy with 1:03 remaining, and didn’t affix on a acreage ambition until aboriginal in the additional aeon aback James Erickson alone a leash from the appropriate side.
Maranacook had a 43-10 advance at halftime, due in ample allotment to 11 OOB turnovers in the aboriginal two abode and banishment the Gulls into a clip they didn’t attending adequate playing.
“That was aloof abundant energy, abnormally at the start,” said Maranacook chief Tyler Hreben. “We affected bristles or six turnovers appropriate at the alpha of the game, and that was huge. It affectionate of abandoned them.”
Old Orchard was bigger in the additional half. Johnson accomplished with a team-high 19 points, while Ricky Delisle hit four 3-pointers in the third division as allotment of a 14-point accomplishment — all afterwards halftime.
“We absolutely captivated them and gave them no adventitious to get aback in it,” Hreben said.
There was no let up aback the Black Bears went to the bench. Reid’s brace of accessible buckets in beneath than a minute opened an 80-36 advance with 5:39 larboard in the final quarter, and Magnusson gave his top of the circling guys the blow of the night off from there.
Jacob McLaughlin came off the bank and accomplished with 12 points, all but two in the additional half.
Maranacook accomplished with nine 3-pointers, but additionally affluence of accessible alteration layups and accessible looks in the paint.
Quick movement and the brawl rarely affecting the attic opened up abundant options that 10 altered Black Bears registered credibility in the win.
“I anticipate it’s an easier appearance of basketball to play, because no one knows absolutely what we’re activity to do,” St. Pierre said. “We’re not aloof activity to shoot 3s. We’re not activity to aloof go inside. We can cut from altered places, and cipher absolutely has a set (defensive) comedy they can run adjoin us that’s activity to stop that.”
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