Bucksport Boys Nipped By Searsport 38-37
The Bucksport Boys Basketball Team was nipped by Searsport 38-37 on the opening night of the 2016-17 season in a game played in Bucksport on Friday, December 9th.
Bucksport took an early 16-12 lead at the end of the 1st Quarter thanks to 4 3-pointers. Jakob Donnell had 2 3-pointers for 6 points, Chase Carmichael and Cam Ashey each had a 3-pointer and Tyson Gray and Lucas Brann each had a basket for the Golden Bucks. For Searsport Liam McMillan had 8 points, including a 3-pointer, while Charlie Spiegel and Ben Powell each had a basket for 2 points.
Searsport took the lead in the 2nd Quarter, outscoring Bucksport 11-5 to take a 23-21 at the end of the 1st Half. Barrett Grant had 6 points for the Vikings, while Connor Keebler had a 3-pointer and Powell sank 2 free throws. For Bucksport Carmichael and Nathan Russell each had a basket and Gray went 1-2 from the free throw line.
In the 3rd Quarter, Bucksport tied the score 30-30 as they outscored the Vikings 9-7. Tanner Stegner had 4 points for the Golden Bucks, while Carmichael added a 3-pointer and Gray had 2 points. For Searsport, Keebler had 3 points, Speigal had 2 points and Grant went 2-2 from the free throw line.
In the 4th Quarter, Searsport outscored Bucksport 8-7 for the 38-37 win. McMillan had 4 points for the Vikings as did Grant. For Bucksport, Stegner scored all of their points (7) including a 3-pointer.
Searsport was led by Liam McMillan and Barrett Grant, each of whom had 12 points. The Vikings connected on 2 3-pointers and were 8-12 from the free throw line.
Bucksport was led by Tanner Stegner who had 11 points while Chase Carmichael had 8 points. The Golden Bucks connected on 6 3-pointers on the night and went 1-2 from the free throw line.
Searsport, who is in Class C SOUTH, is 1-0 and plays host to Deer Isle-Stonington on Tuesday, December 12 at 6:30 PM
Bucksport, is 0-1 and plays at Sumner on Tuesday, December 12th at 6:30 PM.
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