Boothbay JV boys lose in Frozen Court final
The Boothbay junior varsity boys basketball team lost in the first Frozen Court final held Feb. 10 at Boothbay Region Elementary School in Boothbay Harbor. Boothbay hosted a six-team field including Winthrop, Medomak Valley, Gardiner, Spruce Mountain and Dirigo.
Boothbay lost its opening game to eventual champion Winthrop, 53-38, but won its next two contests. The JV Seahawks beat Spruce Mountain, 49-38, to earn a semifinal berth. Boothbay beat Dirigo, 53-38, which set up a rematch with Winthrop in the final. The Ramblers beat Boothbay for a second time with a 48-41 victory.
This concluded the 2017-18 season for Boothbay JV coach Dan Hallinan’s team. The JV Seahawks finished with a 13-2 record. This year’s junior varsity was a young squad with three freshmen who swung between varsity and junior varsity (Kaeden Davis, Sullivan Rice and Ben Pearce).
Hallinan believes the team’s success was due to its versatility in adapting to several different playing styles. The Junior Seahawks had a roster with the ability to play several different styles on offense and defense. Hallinan was pleased with his players’ efforts this season and believes the future is bright for Seahawk basketball.
“We were quick, athletic and had size. Our players simply love the game,” he said. “This is my second year coaching JVs and I’m continuing to find ways of making this core of athletes better in every way.”