Mt. Blue Boys Basketball
Jim Bessey, who coached for 40 years, mostly at Mt. Blue, needed visuals so his players could understand through noise. But the referees? …
|Coach: Josh Bishop (1st season)
Last season: 16-5, lost in Eastern Class A final
Top returners: G Nate Backus (Jr., 5-8)
Key newcomers: C Elliot MacArthur (Sr., 6-4), G/F Jamie Schank (Sr., 5-9), G/F Charlie Martin (Sr., 5-9), Kindle Bonsall (Jr., 5-7), F Brian Durrell (Jr., 5-10), G Colton Lawrence (So., 5-8), G Justin Evans (So., 5-8), G/F Drew Parsons (So., 5-10), F/C Kody Vining (So., 6-2), F/C Brad Durrell (So., 6-3), G Evan Backus (Fr., 5-4), G Devon Hoytt (Fr., 5-8)
Outlook: Longtime coach Jim Bessey retired in the spring, and Bishop inherits a young team with little varsity experience. All five starters from last season’s regional finalist graduated, and Cam Abbott, one of the top returning players, tore his ACL in football season. Nate Backus and Bonsall will be the team captains. Backus will play point guard, while Bonsall is a forward and a sparkplug.
Coach’s comment: “If we play good defense, I truly believe we can compete with anybody.”
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]
About Mt. Blue Boys Basketball
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