BOYS' BASKETBALL

AA South quarterfinal: #7-Massabesic vs. #2-South Portland

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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

South Portland 70, Massabesic 40

SOUTH PORTLAND 70, MASSABESIC 40: Despite the absence of three injured players, the second-seeded Red Riots (14-5) advanced to the Class AA South semifinals with a win over No. 7 Massabesic (5-14), in South Portland.

Massabesic took a 12-6 first-quarter lead, but South Portland, playing without Liam Coyne, Riley Hasson and Jacob Milton, got the final seven points of the quarter, capped by a layup from Tyree Bijokta.

Early in the second quarter, a 3-pointer by Alex Schepis put the Mustangs back on top, but South Portland scored the next 13 points, including seven quick points from Connor Buckley. Scott Lewis and Bitjokta hit 3-pointers late in the half and a Lewis added a jumper to make it 34-16 at halftime.

South Portland went on a 9-0 run to stretch its lead to 51-27 heading into the fourth quarter.

The Red Riots were led by Buckley with 23 points. Noah Malone added 14 points, seven rebounds and four steals. South Portland will face No. 3 Thornton Academy in the semifinals Tuesday at Cross Insurance Arena in a rematch of last year’s regional final.

Massabesic got 12 points from Schepis.



12341OT2OT3OT4OT5OTF
Massabesic 124111340
South Portland 1321171970

INDIVIDUAL SCORING

MASSABESIC (5-14)
SCORINGADDITIONAL STATS
Player2-FG3-FGFTPtsRebsAstsStlsBlks
Schepis, Alexander22212
Amabile, Nicholas0217
DesVergnes, Isaac2118
Roy, Ethan1002
Beals, Trevor1105
Bennett, Roman1002
St. Laurent, Jack0000
Hurlburt, Zachary0000
Stitson, Elijah0000
Kamenides, Gregory1013
Abbott, Jake0000
Woods, Robert0000
Samson, Ben0000
Carroll, Ben0011
Totals:86640
SOUTH PORTLAND (15-4)
SCORINGADDITIONAL STATS
Player2-FG3-FGFTPtsRebsAstsStlsBlks
Buckley, Edward63223
Bitjoka, Tyree1105
Malone, Noah51114
Carr, Cade0103
Fiorini, David3006
Bialorucki, Gerik3006
Boles, Ryan1002
Doucette, Logan0000
Owen, Hunter2004
Lewis, Scott2107
Savidge, Shippen0000
Totals:237370