WMHS basketball

Wiscasset boys compete in preseason round robin

Posted:  Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 7:00am

On Dec. 2, the Wiscasset Wolverines traveled to Lisbon High School to face North Yarmouth Academy and Mt. Ararat High School in a round robin preseason tournament. The first game, against North Yarmouth, resulted in a 45-26 loss for Wiscasset. Wiscasset’s first half consisted of four three-pointers and a free throw, as the team struggled to get inside the perimeter on offense. North Yarmouth was led by Teandre King with 19 points.

Freshman Dylan Orr led Wiscasset in scoring with nine points, all from three-pointers. Sophomore Billy Pinkham and junior Josh Gabriele each had five points, Kobe Carrier three, and Ronald Drake and Chris Loyola, two each. This was the team’s third preseason game and, despite the score, the team still managed to put on a hard fight to the end.

The Wolverines’ second game of the day, against Mt. Ararat, resulted in an 80-33 loss for Wiscasset. Facing a class A team as a class C team will present many challenges, which include numbers and player ability. Mt. Ararat had a full 15-player roster suited up, with all of them playing at multiple points in the game. Wiscasset had 10 players, and all of them worked as hard as possible to try to make up for the five-man difference.

This game was relatively one-sided. The second half was much closer, as Wiscasset doubled its scoring and held Mt. Ararat to fewer points than in the first half. Mt. Ararat’s scoring was led by Greg Malin with 11, and Will Kavanaugh, Max Spelke and Austin Damon with 10 each. Ronald Drake led Wiscasset’s scoring with 13. Other scorers included Kobe Carrier with nine and Dylan Orr with eight.

Wiscasset’s regular season begins Friday, Dec. 8 at Carrabec High School. Junior varsity plays at  5:30 p.m. and varsity at 7 p.m.