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2019 MABC Fall Coaches Meeting

Annual Fall MABC Meeting

Senator Inn Augusta – November 3rd

11:00 am-2:30 pm

We are holding our Annual Fall Meeting at the Senator Inn in Augusta on November 3rd from 11:00 am until done, but not beyond 2:30 pm. If you have agenda items, please forward them to Peter Murray @ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We will have a short meeting to start and eat lunch at 12:30. There is a $15 charge for the lunch and you can pay at the meeting but I need an accurate count as we have to pay for set number of lunches.

It is important you all become involved in our association so we can best serve you. To simplify things if you email me at (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) that you will be attending and want to have lunch then I can track numbers. If you agreed to be a league representative, this is an opportunity for you to get your coaches to attend.



George Conant – Executive Director MABC

Location Senator Inn, 284 Western Ave, Augusta

UPDATE: To view a video which explains a great program that is available to association member, click here.

Fleming and DeWolfe Named Mr. & Miss Basketball

Bangor High School's Matt Fleming and Anna DeWolfe of Greely High School were named the Maine Association of Basketball Coaches' Mr. and Miss Maine Basketball at the McDonald's All Star Banquet in Bangor.2019 mr miss basketball Both players led their teams to state championships on the previous weekend. Fleming, a 6'6" guard/forward who played his freshman and sophomore seasons at Oxford Hills HS, averaged 21 points, 4 assists, and 11 rebounds per game for the Rams. He plans to attend West Point on a full basketball scholarship.

DeWolfe, a 5'7" point guard, averaged 25 points, 6.5 steals, and 6 assists per game for the Rangers. She was a four-time Western Maine Conference 1st team All Star and four-time Portland Press Herald All State Player. She plans to attend Fordham University on a full basketball scholarship.

Mackenzie Holmes of Gorham and Faith Blethen of Boothbay were the other Miss Basketball finalists. Joining Fleming as Mr. Basketball finalists were Ben Onek of Deering and Wol Maiwen of Edward Little.

Several Awards Presented at All Star Banquet

Mr. and Miss Basketball honorees were the marquee announcements at the 2019 Maine McDonalds/MABC Senior All Star Banquetroger reed contributor 2019 at the Anah Shrine Hall in Bangor on March 8th, but several other awards were presented. Longtime Bangor High School Coach Roger Reed was awarded the MABC Bob Brown Contributor Award. Reed, who coached at Bangor from 1985 to 2012, won eight Class A State Championship during that span. He has an overall record of 573-201.hoops 8

Travis Lee and Joe Bailey of WMTW-TV in Portland, won the MABC Media Award for their work with their work on Hoops 8, the first and longest running basketball highlight show in the state of Maine. Lee is the on-air presence of the show while Bailey is the driving force behind the scenes.

The MABC also presented three Maine McDonalds Spirit of the Game Awards to basketball team members who "embody the spirit of the game of basketball, exemplify sportsmanship, show an ability to overcome obstacles and boundaries, and support and inspire their teammates and coaching staff." In 2010, these awards were renamed to honor the 2009 recipients - The Patrick Thibodeau Spirit of the Game Award (West Division) and the Joshua Titus Spirit of the Game Award (East Division). Receiving the honors this year were Gabby Sherman of Old Town. The Old Town manager has been battling cancer since the age of 13. Other Award winners were Edward Little HS Unified Team member George Kempstra and Grace Stacey of Portland for her selfless act of befriending and aiding two basketball- playing sister who came to Portland HS from the Republic of Congo. 

Other award recipients were Celine Lawrence of Marshwood High School in South Berwick and Alex Austin of Scarborough, who each was awarded a $2,000 Maine McDonald’s academic all-state scholarship.

Grant and Desjardins are State Foul Shooting Champs

Peyton Grant, a 5'4" sophomore guard for Dexter High School, made 49 of 50 foul shots to capture the 2019 Maine Foul Shooting Championship at grant 2019 foul shooting champHusson University on March 9th. The competition was part of McDonald's All Star weekend and featured regional champions from four areas of the state. Grant, who plays for her father Jody Grant, put the pressure on the other shooters early as she was the first to step to the line prior to the All-Star games. Grant had also made 49 of 50 shots in the Eastern Regional Championship. Other regional champs who competed were Faith Sjobeg, a 5'6" freshman guard and Northern Region Champion from Presque Isle HS, Central Region Champion Annie Cooke, a 6'1" guard/forward from Skowhegan, and Miss Maine Basketball Finalist Faith Blethen, a 6'1" guard/forward and Southern Regional Champion from Boothbay Regional.

desjardins 2019 foul shooting champIn the boys competition, sophomore Parker Desjardins of Forest Hills HS and Chris Albert, the Northern Region Champ from Old Town HS each made 47 of 50 foul shots to force a best of 10 shootout. In the first round, both shooters made 8 of 10 to force a second shootout. Desjardins shot a perfect 10 for 10 in that round to win the championship. In the Central Regional Championships, Desjardins had made 45 of 50 in the Central Region to advance to state championship. Albert had qualified for the state championship by sinking 45 of 50 in his region. Other Regional Champions competing were Jeremy Richard, the Eastern Region Champion from Foxcroft Academy and Nicco Petre, the Southen Region Champion from Falmouth. 

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South Girls Open All-Star Saturday with Big School Win

MacKenzie Holmes drives to the hoop
MacKenzie Holmes drives to the hoop

In the opening game of McDonalds All Star Weekend, it was the girls from the South winning over their northerm Maine counterparts. Powered by Miss Maine Basketball Anna DeWolfe of Greely and Miss Maine Finalist MacKenzie Holmes of Gorham, the girls in gold took the Class AA/A/B game by a score of 69-51. Holmes, a 6'2" center and the 2018-19 Gatorade Maine Girls Basketball Player of the Year, led the way on offense with 24 points and was a force defensively in the paint. DeWolfe also had a hot hand with 20 points, including 3 from behind the arc. Katie Whitmore of South Portalnd chipped in with 8 points.

The North trailed at halftime, 36-30 and were not able to make up the difference in the second half. They were led by Delaney Haines, a 5'8" shooting guard from Deering High School. KVAC Player of the Year Annie Cook of Skowhegan scored 9 points, as did Grace Fontaine of Edward Little HS. McKenzie Beaudry of Foxcroft Academy and Bailey Donovan of Bangor each scored 6 points.

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Balanced Attack Leads AA/A/B North Boys to Victory

North celebrates after Matt Fleming scores winning basket

The Northern Maine team with representatives from Class AA, A, and B schools used a balanced attack and an overtime sudden victory basket to defeat the South, 120-118 at the 2019 McDonalds Senior All Star Weekend at Husson University on March 9th. Recently named Mr. Maine Basketball Matt Fleming of Bangor High School scored the winning basket in "sudden victory" after the North took the ball out of bounds with 2.6 seconds left in regulation and passed it to the South, who promptly made the basket to send the game into overtime. The unusual circumstance led to an unorthodox ruling which mandated that the first basket in overtime would win the contest. In the overtime, the North won the tap and Fleming got the ball, drove to the basket and laid it in for the victory.

Damien Vance, Fleming's teammate at Bangor High School, led the North with 15 points. Fleming's final two points gave him a total of 14. Garret Trask, a 6' guard from Herman, scored 13 points. Mt. Blue High School's 6'1" point guard James Anderson scored 12 points. Scoring 11 each were Jonah Hudson of Presque Isle, Mr. Basketball finalist Wol Maiwen of Edward Little HS, Conner Robertson of Orono HS, and Cooper Wirkala of Oceanside HS. Oxford Hill's Spencer Strong added 10 points.

The South, who led at halftime 60-59, we led by Andrew Hartell of Cape Elizabeth with 26 points. Mountain Valley High School's Keegan Davis scored 19 points with 5 three pointers. Nick Feorilla, a 6'8" forward from Scarborough HS, also scored 18 points. Slam Dunk Champion Andrew Storey of Greely finished with 16 points.

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South C/D Boys Victorious

Boothbay guard Steve Reny advances ball upcourt for the South

The South C/D boys defeated the North by a score of 111-102 in the 2019 McDonald's Senior All Star Game at Husson University in Bangor. With the South holding a 52-51 lead at the half, the boys in gold extended their lead in the second half for the victory in the well-attended game.

Leading the way on offense for the South were Boothbay Regional High School's Stephen Reny and Hall-Dale High School's Ashtyn Abbot, who each scored 22 points. Winthrop's 6'8" center Cam Wood displayed an inside and outside attack in scoring 15 points. Brandon Giboe of Forest Hills score 9 points and Temple's Ilija Ivkovic added 8. 

Leading the North was Sumner 6'6" guard/forward Colby McLean with 13 points. Central Aroostook guard Ben Thomas had 12 points, scoring 10 each were Elijah Wood of Penobscot Valley HS and Drew Hayward of Woodland.

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