Kings of the Court tournament

Boothbay runs past Wiscasset

Sat, 03/09/2024 - 1:30pm

In their second game of the March 8-9 Kings of the Court grades 7-8 boys basketball tournament, Boothbay pulled away from Wiscasset late in the second quarter and went on to defeat Wiscasset, 80-62.

Wiscasset trailed after the first quarter, 22-19, but a barrage of baskets by Boothbay in the final two minutes of the half saw the visitors trailing 49-29 going into the third quarter.

Boothbay had four players in double figures. Peyton Barter led the way with a game-high 21 points, followed by Lessie White with 19, Aiden Jewitt with 16 and Chase Licursi with 12. Miles Hyson added five, Thomas Hennessey four and Ethan Clark three.

Wiscasset’s leading scorer was Ben Gapski with 18, followed by Chase Carver with 16.

Both teams lost their first games of the tournament on Friday. Boothbay fell to Brunswick and Wiscasset lost to Camden Hills. Both teams played their third games later on Saturday, with Boothbay facing Camden Hills and Wiscasset playing Brunswick.

The eight-team tournament was scheduled to conclude late Saturday afternoon with the championship game.