Acadian League Teams Face Off



BANGOR — Mount Desert Island’s Acadian Basketball League put four teams on the court on Nov. 28 to compete against teams for the Eastern Maine Basketball League. The fifth and sixth-grade boys’ A team and the seventh and eighth-grade girls’ B team won; while the seventh and eighth-grade boys’ and girls’ A teams took losses.

Day two of the junior high school basketball round robin at Pemetic Elementary in Southwest Harbor had area girls’ basketball teams test their mettle on Nov. 24. Pemetic took the tournament with a record of 4-0; Mount Desert Elementary went 3-1; Emerson, 2-2; Trenton Elementary 1-3; and Tremont 0-4.—JEFF WALLS
Day two of the junior high school basketball round robin at Pemetic Elementary in Southwest Harbor had area girls’ basketball teams test their mettle on Nov. 24. Pemetic took the tournament with a record of 4-0; Mount Desert Elementary went 3-1; Emerson, 2-2; Trenton Elementary 1-3; and Tremont 0-4.—JEFF WALLS

BANGOR — Mount Desert Island’s Acadian Basketball League put four teams on the court on Nov. 28 to compete against teams for the Eastern Maine Basketball League. The fifth and sixth-grade boys’ A team and the seventh and eighth-grade girls’ B team won; while the seventh and eighth-grade boys’ and girls’ A teams took losses.

The wins and losses in this league aren’t as important according to Coach Scott Phelps. “It is more important to prepare these eighth-grade boys to go to the high school and be ready to play,” he said. “We stress at this level that it is not about ‘me,’ it’s about ‘we.’ It isn’t one against five, its five against five. They just have to find their place and find their job.”

The new league is giving the team exposure to competition that they may not have seen otherwise.

“This is a great group of kids. Definitely athletic, not a lot of size but very skilled,” said Coach Phelps.

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