Sunday, March 9, 2014
BINGHAM — Carrington Miller hit a long 3-pointer with about five minutes left in regulation to surpass the 1,000-point plateau as the Valley High School boys basketball team beat Buckfield 92-39 in an East/West Conference game Tuesday.
Miller entered Tuesday’s game 35 points shy of the milestone. He added 10 assists, nine in the first half, and nine rebounds.
“He is as unselfish as scorer as you can get,” Valley coach Wade Morrill said.
Miller and the Cavaliers were aware of where Miller stood in relations to the milestone, according to Morrill, who said his team made a strong effort on the defensive end of the floor to get Miller to his milestone.
“The guys were working really hard,” Morrill said. “People focus on the individual, and it is a great accomplishment, but everyone has to be willing to sacrifice, even the scorer.”
Miller is the first Valley player to surpass 1,000 career points since Travis Hovey in 2006.
fter Miller hit the 3-pointer to surpass 1,000, the game was stopped and he was presented with the game ball.
Josh West added 20 points and 12 rebounds for the Cavaliers, who improve to 11-2 heading into a key matchup with Hyde on Friday.
Bangor 61, Messalonskee 56, OT: Alex Campbell’s 3-pointer with 11 seconds in regulation got the host Rams into overtime where they pulled away for the KVAC Class A win.
Campbell finished with a game-high 22 points while teammate Sean Tocci added 12. For Messalonskee (6-7), Jordon Holmes scored 19 , Nick Mayo 12 and Travis Stacey 10. Bangor is 9-4.
Valley 39, Buckfield 31: Sydney Vincent had 14 points, four assists and five steals as the Cavaliers beat the Bucks in Bingham.
Teagan Laweryson added 14 points, four rebounds, three assists and three steals for Valley (5-8).
Lincoln 43, Mt. View 29: The Eagles led 25-13 at the half en route to the Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Class B win in Newcastle.
Jennifer Genthner led the winners with nine points while Janelle Thornley paced the Mustangs with 14 points. Lincoln is 4-7, Mt. View is 2-9.
Bangor 61, Messalonskee 49: Mikayla Turner scored 15 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, but it wasn’t enough for the Eagles, who dropped a KVAC A contest with the Rams.
Taylor Easler added 10 points and seven rebounds for Messalonskee (6-7), while Delaney Collier scored seven points.
Mtn. Valley 53, Carabec 44: The Falcons pulled away in the fourth quarter in posting the MVC win in North anson. Brooke Dolloff led Mountain Valley (4-9) with 18 points while Jessica Vaillancourt scored 10 points for Carrabec (5-8).