UPDATED with Video: Mid-Coast Youth Basketball League playoffs swing into action

ROCKLAND – The Mid-Coast Youth Basketball league recently finished up the 2017-18 regular season and are now into the single elimination playoffs to decide a league champion.

Claws 5th-6th-grade girls team from the Mid-Coast Youth Basketball League get ready for the first game of the playoffs. Claws defeated Kenniston Machine 28-10. (Photo by Ron Hawkes)

A short video of last nights game. (Video by Ron Hawkes)

In the girl's division, there are nine teams from surrounding areas including, No. 1 Bragg's Tree Care; No. 2 Midcoast Family Dentistry; No. 3 Cushing; No. 4 Brooks Trap Mill; No.5 St. George; No. 6 Camden Financial; No. 7 Mid-Knight Auto; No. 8 Claws; and No. 9 Kenniston Machine.

The boy's teams and final standings place are No. 1. Machias Savings Bank; No. 2 Fisher; No. 3 Stepping with the Stones; No. 4 Mainely Lobster; No. 5 R&D Trash; No. 6 Cushing; No. 7 Rockport Fire Department; No. 8 St. George; No. 9 S.D. Ryan; No. 10 Lanphere & Son.

Girl's - Wednesday, Jan. 31 games
The playoffs opened with No. 8 Claws defeating No. 9 Kenniston Machine 28-10, and will now face No. 1 Bragg's Tree Center Saturday, Feb. 3 at 12:30 p.m. at the Oceanside Middle School.

Boys  - Wednesday, Jan. 31 games
At the St. George School in Tenants Harbor the St. George boys and S.D. Ryan matched up and we will add the results when received. 

Below is the playoff brackets for boys and girls games with location and time. The gyms being used are Flanagan Community Center in Rockland, Camden-Rockport Middle School in Camden, and Oceanside Middle School.

Kenniston Machine gets ready for the playoff game against Claws. (Photo by Ron Hawkes)

A little RED for the Claws player. (Photo by Ron Hawkes)

Eye on the basket as this Kenniston Machine player grabs a rebound and looks to put it back up and in. (Photo by Ron Hawkes)

The tight defense like this kept the game fun and exciting. (Photo by Ron Hawkes)


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