WMHS boys varsity basketball

Wolverines edge Bucks, move to ‘D’ semifinal

Sat, 02/17/2024 - 3:00pm

In a hard-fought, back-and-forth game, the fifth-seeded Wiscasset Wolverines (10-9) edged the fourth-seeded Buckfield Bucks (9-10), 49-47, in the Class D South boys quarterfinal game at Augusta Civic Center Saturday afternoon, Feb. 17.

Wiscasset and Buckfield split games during the regular season with each team winning on its home court. On Dec. 28, Wiscasset won, 54-46. On Jan. 27, Buckfield won, 46-36.

Landin Shirey led Wiscasset with 22 points, while Spencer Smith-Pinkham added nine.

The win advanced the Wolverines to a semifinal matchup against top-ranked Valley of Bingham on Wednesday, Feb. 21 at 11:30 a.m. at ACC. Valley entered the tournament with a 14-4 record and defeated Wiscasset, 72-39, in early January in Bingham.Valley won its semifinal game over Islesboro, 70-32.