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McDonald's All Star Weekend

Jacob Godfrey Slam Dunk Champion

Jacob Godfrey of Herman High School won the 2018 Maine McDonalds/MABC Slam Dunk Competition godfrey dunkduring the All-Star Weekend festivities at Husson University in Bangor on March 10. I the competion, each player was allowed two dunk, with the best of the two counting. Godfrey avanced to the final 3 along with high school teammate Keenan Marseille and Nolan Haggerty of Yarmouth High School. 

Godfrey's dunk of the day was this thundering two-basketball jam that wowed the basketball crowd. 

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South Girls Open All-Star Saturday with Win

Bangor, Maine: Despite an outstanding display of long range shooting by Emme Poulin of Cheverus High School, the South AA-A-B girls were able to capture an 84-81 victory in the first game of the 2018 Maine McDonald's Senior All-Star Saturday at Husson University. nathalie theriaultLeading the way offensively for the South was Megan Graff of South Portland with 19 points. Poland's outstanding guard Nathalie Theriault showed a unique ability to get to the basket to score or dish to her teammates and finished with 15 points. Lake Region's Chandler True, who would later win the three-point competition, scored 13 points. Other players scoring in double figures were Miranda Montgomery of Marshwood HS with 12, Sabrina Armstrong of Brunswick HS with 12, and Scarborough High School's Sophie Glidden with 10.

Poulin drained seven 3-pointers on her way to 23 points. Other top scorers for the North were Grace Phillipon of John Bapst HS with 14 points, Allyssa Turner of Messalonskee HS with 12, and Presque Isle's Emily Weaton with 11. 

The South led 46-33 at halftime and appeared to be on their way to a comfortable victory before the North mounted a late-game comeback, pulling to within 84-81 with 50.2 seconds remaining before the South held on for the victory.

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North Boys Slam Way to 145-120 Victory

In a game where defense was put aside in favor of "showtime", the North AA-A-B boys took a 145-120 victory over the South in the second game of the Maine McDonald's Senior All Star day at Husson University. keenan marseilleDunks and 3-pointers were the order of the day in this contest, and the boys were more than willing to display their offensive skills. Herman High School's Jacob Godfrey, who would later in the day win the Slam-Dunk competition, scored 29 points to lead the North. His regular season teammate Keenan Marseille scored 26 points. Mike Gilman of Windham High School scored 23 points, including seven baskets from beyond the arc. Other players in double figures were Griffin Guerrette (Presque Isle) with 16, Mr. Basketball finalist Ian McIntyre (Hampden Academy) with 13 points, and Zach Hartsgrove (Nokomis) with 12.

Noah Malone was top scorer for the South with 19 points. The South Portland star scored 17 of those points in the second half. He was supported by Greely's Jack Kane, who tossed in 18 points (14 in second half). Mason Shink hit 5 three-pointers in the first half enroute to a 17 point total. Also scoring in double figures were Nolan Haggerty of Yarmouth HS with 16 points, Riley Hasson (South Portland) with 14 points,  and Zac Manoogian (Westbrook) with 13 points.

The North, which surpassed the century mark with over 12 minutes remaining in the game, held a 69-59 lead at the half.

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North Boys Victorious in C-D Game

Taylor Schildroth led the North C-D All-Stars to a 114-89 victory over its South counterparts at Husson College during the 2018 Maine McDonald's Senior All-Star Weekend. taylor schindrothThe George Stevens Academy standout and Mr. Maine Basketball finalist scored 30 points, followed by Jacob Daigle of Fort Kent with 20. Bryce Gilbert of Piscataquis Community High School scored 15 while George Stevens' Max Mattson added 11. 

Leading the South was Zach Small of Richmond HS with 27 points. 18 of his points came from behind the 3-point arc. Scoring 19 points was Ian Regan of Old Orchard Beach. Hall-Dale's Jeff Boyer hit 5 threes for 15 points.

The North led 58-37 at halftime.

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North Girls Win C-D Senior All-Star Game

The girls representing the North concluded the McDonald's Senior All Star Weekend with a 79-74 victory over the South. kolleen bouchardMiss Maine Basketball Kolleen Bouchard of Houlton and Sydney Allen of Central High School led the North with 21 points each. Allen displayed a sharp long range shooting skill as she hit several long-distance shots, including three 3-pointers. Bouchard also showed her ability to create as she had several drives and dishes to set up her teammates. Peighton Ingersoll of Stearns added 14 points, including 4 3-pointers for the North. Bouchard's Shiretowner teammate Aspen Flewelling hit three from behind the arc in the first half for all of her 9 points.

Leading the South in scoring was Richmond's Sydney Underhill-Tilton with 16 points. Paige Brown of Boothbay and Sydney LeBlanc of Madison each scored 13 points, while Gilleyanne Davis Oakes added 12.

The North led 41-33 at halftime.

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Hart and Halligan Among 2018 Milestone Honorees

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Jeff Hart and Dave Halligan are among an elite group of coaches who have reached major milestones during the 2017-18 basketball season. Hart, the coach of the Camden Hills Regional High School boys, and Halligan, coach of the boys from Falmouth High School, each earned their 500 career win this past season.

Other coaches of distinction are Joe Russo of Portland HS with 400 wins, joe russo 400 winsand Mark Reed (Hermon HS), Shawn Graham (Houlton HS), Michael Leblanc (Skowhegan HS) and Ryan Casey (Mountain Valley HS) with 200 wins each. 

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2018 Academic All Stars

The MABC has announced their 2018 Academic All Stars. The are:

2018 MABC All-Academic Team


Jordan Daigle – Spruce Mountain

Elijah Stitson – Massabesic

Landon Sjoberg – Westbrook

Tobias Ephron – Cheverus

David Hare – Cape Elizabeth

Finn Bowe – Cape Elizabeth

Will Shibles – Cheverus

Nick Foley – Greenville

Jacob Diagle – Fort Kent Community

James Butler – John Bapst


Anya Chase – Wells

Leah Tufts – Wells

Corrinne Saucier – Old Town

Aren Herrick – Nokomis

Chelsea Crockett – Nokomis

Maighread Laliberte – Oxford Hills

Natalie Richards – Katahdin Middle High

Sophie Webb – Waterville

Michelle Rowe – Gorham

Sarah Bowles – South Portland