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

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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

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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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C/D Girls Close Out Day with Victory

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Faith Blethen Leads South to Victory

A full day of basketball concluded with the South Girls C/D Senior All Stars defeating the North with a score of 53-47 on March 9th at Husson University. Miss Maine Basketball finalist Faith Blethen, a 6'1" guard/forward from Boothbay, led the South with 24 points. Kaeti Butterfield of Monmouth Academy and Hannah Moholland of Richmond HS each chipped in with 8 points.

The North's top scorers were Madawaska's Jenna Dugal and Kylee Joyce of Narraguagus HS, who each scored 9 points. Central Aroostook guard Ashlee Harris added 6 points.

The South led at the half 53-47.

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Notes from the NHSBCA

The National High School Basketball Coaches Association is very concerned with the current status of amateur/youth basketball in the United States and is taking the stand that varsity high school basketball coaches have the unique platform, opportunity and responsibility to be leaders, connectors and communicators in amateur basketball in the United States. The following two documents illustrate what they feel is the present status of youth/amateur basketball, and suggestions for coaches to take a leadership role to positively influence the youth basketball player.

 1. Youth Basketball Landscape in the U.S.

 2. Active Roles for Varsity High School Basketball Coaches

Maine Association of Basketball Coaches and Maine Gold Rush Partnership Agreement

The Maine Association of Basketball Coaches is proud to announce that it has entered into a partnership agreement with Maine Gold Rush. Maine Gold Rush is one of the premiere basketball team camps in Maine. This partnership will help enhance the MABC’s primary mission of promoting basketball throughout the state of Maine.

Become A Member

Membership in the Maine Association of Basketball Coaches has many benefits to both you as a professional and your athletes. Coaches and their players are given benefits and options that are not available to non-members and their players.

• Your players will be eligible for MABC activities, including the McDonald's Senior All Star Games

• Fall Clinics

• Regional Coaches of the Year

• Academic All Stars

• State Free Throw Championships

• Coaching Achievements

• Mr. and Miss Basketball


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