Look Back on Maine State Championships

New England Recruiting Report | Thursday, March 7th, 2013

Look Back on Maine State Championships

While the NEPSAC and National Prep Champions were being crowned over the last week, so too were state champions in Maine.  Here’s a look back at who claimed the state championships:

Class A – Hampden Academy 45  South Portland 41

After seeing their perfect 22-0 record blemished with a loss in last year’s final, Hampden Academy was able to score some retribution and finally claim their state championship.  

Junior forward Zach Gilpin scored a game high 23 points, and helped Hampden fight off a late game run by South Portland.  Hampden started the game on a 10-2 run and led for all 32 minutes of action, but South Portland cut the lead to just a single point on three different occasions in the second half, as senior guard Tanner Hyland scored 15 of his team high 17 points after halftime.  

While Gilpin and Hyland were the stars for their respective teams, both got good interior production as well.  Brian Fickett finished with 10 points for Hampden while Jack Tolan scored in double figures for South Portland as well.  

Class B – Falmouth 62  Medomak Valley 39

Falmouth had solidified themselves as the team to beat in Class B throughout the vast majority of the regular season, opening the year with a 16 game winning streak before an unexpectedly lopsided loss to York.  

That turned out to be the only blemish on their season as Falmouth wouldn’t lose another game en route to capturing their second state championship in the last four years.  

Sophomore southpaw Jack Simonds played a crucial role in their recent run, scoring 21 points in the state final, while also dropping 19 in the regional final as well.  

Falmouth graduates six seniors from this year team including Tim Wilberg, who scored 15 points in the state championship game.  

Class C – Penquis Valley 61  Boothbay 54

Isaiah Bess finished his junior season the same way he started it…in dominating fashion.  

Bess scored a game high 27 points to lead Penquis over Boothbay in the Class C championship game.  Trevor Lyford added 20, as the dynamic one-two punch accounted for all but 14 of their team’s points. Boothbay was led by Andrew Hallinan and Anthony DiMauro with 16 and 15 points respectively.  

P.V. finishes their season with a record of 20-1 while Boothbay finished 19-2.  

Class D – Forrest Hills 55  Central Aroostook 48

Forrest Hills might have been considered the favorite coming into this finals match-up, but history was not on their side as they had never won a state title and Central Aroostook had never been beaten in the final round.  

Turns out there is a first time for everything as Forrest Hills led for all 32 minutes in what was a hard fought game from start to finish.  

Sophomore Matt Turner finished with 16 points while senior Derick Ouelette had 13, including 6 free-throws in the final minutes of regulation.  Chandler Brewer led Central Aroostook with 23 points.