Bangor, Maine: McDonald's All Star weekend is coming to Bangor March 6th and 7th. Festivities will open with an Awards Banquet on Friday night at the Anah Shrine Hall, 1404 Broadway. Several Awards are given out at this banquet, including All-Star players, All-Star coaches, Academic Team players, Foul Shooting Champions, Spirit of the Game nominees, Bob Brown Contributor, MABC Media recipient, and Mr. and Miss Basketball. Tickets for this event must be purchase in advance.
The weekend continues with the state foul shooting championship and a slate of 4 games on Saturday. Teams from the North will compete against their Southern counterparts in a fun and worthwhile event. 100% of the net proceeds will directly benefit the children and families served by Ronald McDonald House Charities of Maine. Tickets for these games must be purchased at the door.
In the opening game of the 2020 McDonalds Senior All Star Weekend at Husson University, the North girls representing classes AA, A, and B were victorious over their southern counterparts 95-84. The North opened up a 45-34 lead after the first half behind the sharp shooting of Silver Clukey of Winslow High School, who drained 4 3-pointers. Paige Espling of Caribou scored 6 of her 7 points in that half.
In the second half Nina Howe of York HS scored 9 points as the South made runs in an attempt to catch the North, but the northern girls responded to every challenge to win comfortably. Cecelia Dieterich, teammate of Miss Maine Basketball Julia Colby at Oxford Hills, led the North with 22 points. Clukey finished with 18 and Davina Kabantu of Portland HS added 10.
The South was led by Maggie Whitmore of South Portland HS and Brooke Obar of Greely HS, who each scored 15 points. Howe finished with 13 points while Jordan Grant of Gray-New Gloucester HS tallied 11.
South Boys Win 124-99 in Game Two
In the second game of the 2020 McDonalds Senior All Star Weekend, the high-scoring South AA/A/B boys defeated the North, 124-99. The South came out firing to open up a 64-49 halftime lead. Leyton Bickford, a 6’5” shooting guard/forward who averaged 19 PPG for Sanford HS, led the South with 11 first half points. Jackson Curtis of Ellsworth HS dropped in 9 points to pace the North in the first half.
The South continued its strong offensive display in the second half and closed out the game with a 60-53 second half for the victory.
The South was led by Mr. Maine Basketball finalist Logan Bagshaw, a 6’3” guard from Greely HS, who scored 20 points. Maxwell Murray of Kennebunk and Geremi Baez of South Portland HS each scored 19, while Bickford finished with 17. State Foul Shooting Champion Will MacDonald from York HS added 16 points and South Portland’s Pamba Pamba dropped in 11.
Curtis finished with 15 points on 5 three pointers to lead the North offense. Scoring 13 points each were Parker Deprey of Caribou HS and Mr. Maine Basketball Bryce Lausier of Hampden Academy. Other players scoring in double figures for the South were Max Cresser of Edward Little HS and Owen Williams of Maine Central Institute, who each scored 11.
North C/D Boys Victorious
The North C/D Boys All-Stars opened the afternoon session of the 2020 McDonald All-Star Games with a 101-83 victory over the South. The North jumped out to a 53-42 halftime using a balanced scoring attack, with no player scoring more than 7 points. Hall-Dale’s Patrick Rush tallied 10 first-half points for the South.
The North outscored the South 48-41 in the second half to extend their lead. Leading the North in scoring was Brayden Bradbury, a 6’2” guard from Central Aroostook HS, who scored 16 points. Woodland High School guard/forward Chris Plissey was right behind him with 15 points, including three 3-point baskets. Jace Rocheleau of Fort Kent HS scored 13 points and also in double figures was Adam Robinson of Jonesport-Beals HS with 10 points.
North Yarmouth Academy’s all-time leading scorer Te’Andre King, a 6’4” power forward, led the South All-Stars with 17 points. Rush finished with 14 points and Hunter Crocker of Boothbay Regional HS chipped in with 10.
North Girls Conclude Games with a Win
In the final game of the 2020 McDonalds Senior All-Stars, the North made it 3 out of 4 wins over the South as the C/D North girls won by a score of 67-54. The girls in gold took and early advantage, leading 29-22 at halftime. Makaelyn Porter of Southern Aroostook HS led the North in that stanza with 8 points.
The North continued to play well and extend their lead in the second have to win by 13 points. Leading the way for the North with 12 points was Katherine Alley, a 5’7” point guard from Stearns HS in Millinocket. Kaci Alley, a 5’6” Center for Narraguagus HS, scored 10 pts. Despite her relatively small stature, Kaci averaged 18.6 points and 12.8 rebounds per game during the regular season. Porter finished with 10 points.
Greenville High School’s 5’11 center Halle Pelletier led the South with 12 points. Katie Worthen , a 5’7” forward from Madison HS scored 11 points. 5’10” Forward/Center Libby Clement from the Monmouth Academy Mustangs, scored 9 points.
The game concluded a special weekend of camaraderie and friendly competition. 100% of the net proceeds will directly benefit the children and families served by Ronald McDonald House Charities of Maine.