Wildcat boys fall to Lincolnville Lynx 56-41

Tue, 02/13/2024 - 8:00am

Boothbay’s Wildcats and Lincolnville’s Lynx 7/8 boys basketball teams went head-to-head in the Busline League final on Feb. 10 at Wiscasset Middle High School, ending with Lincolnville the victors, 56-41.

Though not as aggressively played as the one before it, the boys’ game was hard fought and Boothbay fans and the Wildcat girls team never faltered in letting the team know they were behind them 100%.

The first half of the game, Lessie White and Chase Licursi both made two baskets (one of White’s a 3 pointer) and Peyton Barter scored with three baskets and one foul shot. However, the Lynx led at the half, 28-14.

In the second half, Boothbay scored 27 points but could not cut into Lincolnville’s lead. Barter led Boothbay with 15 points, followed by White with 12 and Licursi with nine. And, with just 58 seconds left in the game, Hunter Ryan scored 3 points behind back layup.

Lincolnville had balanced scoring with Eli Bregman with 14 points, Larkin Mott, 11, Tatham Corsun, 11, Jack Lytton, 10 and Cooper Leland with six.

“The BRES boys basketball team played the championship game with tremendous heart and grit. The entire community could not be more proud of these amazing student/athletes,” said Wildcats Coach Dennis Dacus. “Even though we fell behind by 14 at the half, we never gave up and at one point we were only down six points and had momentum. We just didn’t make shots down the end. But as a coach, when you get maximum effort from every player, you can hold your head high and accept the outcome with satisfaction!”

The full Wildcats roster also includes Ethan Clark, Alex Hughes, Spencer Wade, Blake Durgin, Thomas Hennessey, Ryder Campbell, Alex Ross, Caleb Bates, and Simon Hibbard.

"The entire BRES boys basketball team worked very hard for the entire year to become better as a team and individually. Practices and games always had maximum effort with each athlete supporting each other,” said Dacus. “It was an honor and a privilege to be able to interact with these fine young men. I am truly going to miss the 8th graders and look forward to getting the returning 7th graders and the new 6th graders for next year’s team!”