Basketball

  • Celtics top Bucks in 7 to reach Eastern Conference semis

    ELLSWORTH — The Boston Celtics advanced to the Eastern Conference semifinals for the second year in a row Saturday with a 112-96 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks. Boston’s Al Horford and Terry Rozier tied for a team-high 26 points apiece in the Game 7 win, and rookie Jayson Tatum added 20. Khris Middleton provided 32

  • Celtics to play Bucks in 1st round of NBA playoffs

    ELLSWORTH — The Boston Celtics will begin the NBA Eastern Conference quarterfinals against the Milwaukee Bucks in a seven-game series beginning at 1 p.m. Sunday, April 15. Boston finished second in the Eastern Conference with a record of 55-27 in the regular season and will have home-court advantage. Milwaukee had a record of 44-38 and

  • Black Bear North girls’ team wins AAU state championship

    Black Bear North girls’ team wins AAU state championship

    ELLSWORTH — The eastern Maine-based Black Bear North 3rd/4th-grade girls’ basketball team went 4-0 over the weekend to win the state title at the Maine Club Basketball championships at the University of Southern Maine in Gorham. After recording a 24-20 victory in its opening game against Auburn’s Maine Basketball Club, the Black Bear North team

  • Local basketball teams dominate Great Harbor Shootout

    Local basketball teams dominate Great Harbor Shootout

    BAR HARBOR — Two junior high school basketball teams continued dominant runs over the weekend with championship wins in the Great Harbor Shootout at Mount Desert Island High School. The Down East Family YMCA boys’ and MDI A girls’ teams were winners in their respective divisions in the tournament. The title wins gave both teams

  • Texas ousts Maine women’s basketball team from NCAA Tournament

    ELLSWORTH — The University of Maine women’s basketball team was eliminated from the NCAA Tournament on Saturday after an 83-54 loss to the second-seeded Texas Longhorns in Austin, Texas. Texas jumped on the No. 15 seed Black Bears early and often to roll to a 23-8 lead after the first quarter before extending its advantage

  • Class C/D North boys win Maine McDonald’s High School All-Star Game

    Class C/D North boys win Maine McDonald’s High School All-Star Game

    ELLSWORTH — Three Hancock County players helped lead the Class C/D North boys’ basketball team to victory in the Maine McDonald’s High School All-Star Game Bucksport’s Chase Carmichael and George Stevens Academy’s Taylor Schildroth and Max Mattson all played in Saturday’s game, which the North won 114-89 at Husson University’s Newman Gymnasium. Schildroth scored 30

  • Maine women’s basketball team clinches NCAA Tournament bid

    ELLSWORTH — The University of Maine women’s basketball team clinched an NCAA Tournament bid for the first time since 2004 on Friday with a 74-65 victory over Hartford in the America East championship game at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor. Although Hartford (19-13) clung to a 19-18 advantage after the first quarter, Maine battled

  • Great Harbor Shootout set for next week

    BAR HARBOR — High School basketball season is now in the rearview mirror, but this year’s edition of the Great Harbor Shootout is little more than a week away. The 2018 Great Harbor Shootout will take place from March 16-18 at various locations in Bar Harbor and the rest of Hancock County. The event will

  • Hancock’s Kaylee Bagley wins free-throw title

    HANCOCK — A year after winning her first Maine free-throw shooting championship, Kaylee Bagley has added a win in another statewide competition. Bagley claimed victory in the 9-year-old division of Maine’s Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship on Saturday at Old Town High School. The Hancock native outshot each of her competitors to seal the