Madison Boys Basketball
Austin Kane of Madison shoots as Andrew Hallinan of Boothbay holds his ground in a Western Class C semifinal in Augusta. Top-seeded Boothbay won, 55-43.
|Coach: Mike Packard (7th season)
Last season: 10-9, lost in Western Class C quarterfinals
Top returners: F Austin Kane (Sr., 6-0), G Dylan Price (Sr., 5-10), C Steven Lawrence (Sr., 6-3), F Caleb Staples (Sr., 6-0), G Tyler Lafreniere (Sr., 5-6), F M.J. Flanders (Jr., 6-0), F Dustin West (Jr., 6-2), C Chris Hayden (Jr., 6-2), G Jared Miller (So., 5-6)
Key newcomers: G Derek LeBlanc (So., 5-9), G Ty Cowan (So., 5-9), G Mark Linkletter (So., 5-10), G/F Chase Malloy (Fr., 6-0)
Outlook: The Bulldogs took a hit in the preseason when Kane and Price, two of the team’s top players, each broke a hand in practice. Coach Packard expects both to return in mid-January, but until then, Madison needs to fill the offensive void left by their absence. Lawrence, Miller and West could provide an offensive spark. The Bulldogs have a tough early schedule. If they can stay competitive until the return of Kane and Price, the Bulldogs can contend for a spot in the regional quarterfinals for a second straight year.
Coach’s comment: “Somebody’s going to get looks, and if we run the offense, somebody will put the ball in the hoop.”
Boothbay gets in gear, pulls away from Madison
The top-seeded Seahawks get a stern challenge but take control late to earn a 55-41 victory.
[Portland Press Herald 02/21/13]Price basket with 9.9 seconds left sends Bulldogs to semis
Dylan Price scores the go-ahead layup as Madison edges Hall-Dale in a Western Class C quarterfinal, 50-48.
[Central Maine Newspapers 02/18/13]Flyers, Seagulls threat to MVC streak
Waynflete and Old Orchard Beach hope to end the dominance of Mountain Valley Conference teams in the Western Class C tournament.
[Central Maine Newspapers 02/17/13]Boys´ basketball tournament capsules
[Portland Press Herald 02/14/13]The barn that looked like a V, sometimes for victory
BANGOR AUDITORIUM MEMORIES: Jim Bessey, a longtime coach, remembers the noise ... so much noise ... that enveloped the place.
[Portland Press Herald 02/09/13]The last hurrahs
The Bangor Auditorium, a stage for so many graceful high school basketball players through the years, prepares for a graceful exit.
[Portland Press Herald 02/09/13]Ramblers can´t catch Bulldogs
Madison picks up an important victory, edging Winthrop 59-52.
[Central Maine Newspapers 02/01/13]
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