St. George boys advance to championship with win over Jefferson

TENANTS HARBOR – The St. George boys opened the afternoon of semifinal Small School Busline League action at St. George School with the boys battling Jefferson and capturing a 68-51 win.

St. George's Kyle Arey kicks the ball out as he is surrounded by Jefferson players in Wednesday's game at St. George. The Dragons won 68-51. (Photo by Ron Hawkes)

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With the win St. George will play Woolwich Wednesday, Jan. 18 for the small school South Division championship at Woolwich. The winner of that game will play the North division winner Friday, Jan. 20 at Wiscasset with games at 5 and 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday St. George took a 16-7 first quarter lead and held a 37-18 halftime advantage. Jefferson battled back in the third quarter outscoring St. George 18-15 to give the Dragons a 52-36 lead heading into the fourth quarter. While the intensity picked up, try as they might Jefferson was unable to slow down the Dragons as they rolled to victory.

St. George's Sam Miller goes up strong over the defenders for two of his game-high 22 points.  (Photo by Ron Hawkes)
Scoring for the Dragons was Sam Miller with a game-high 22 points scored almost exclusively in the paint as Miller dominated the boards. Ethan Carballo and Obie Miller had 10 points each; Gavin Young seven; Zach Upham and Hunter Rahkonen six each; Kyle Arey four; and Liam O'Neal three.St. George was 7-of-14 (50 percent) from the foul line and they had one 3-pointer from O'Neal.

For Jefferson, Justice Pierpont had 13 points; Wyatt Banks 11; William Banks nine; Joel Pitcher and Kody Larson five each; Gavin Pinkham and Hohn Campbell four each.

Jefferson was 7-of-39 from the foul line.

St. George's Gavin Young stretches for a rebound in front of a Jefferson defender.  (Photo by Ron Hawkes)

St. George's Ethan Carballo (24) splits the defense as he gets up high for a running layup.  (Photo by Ron Hawkes)

St. George's Obie Miller sets himself up for a shot.  (Photo by Ron Hawkes)

St. George field general Zach Upham ran the floor Wednesday providing outstanding leadership to his team.  (Photo by Ron Hawkes)


  1. I was proud of the Dragon coach for his quiet faith in his team as opposed to the Jefferson coach who screamed and yelled like a baby!! Yelling out at the Dragons sarcastically, he actually got dinged for his behavior. Those poor boys have to listen to his berating and negative coaching.


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