BANGOR, Maine — Ethan Winglass of Morse of Bath scored 24 points while Old Town’s Eric Hoogterp added 20 as the East A-B boys defeated the West 124-91 in the opening matchup of Saturday’s annual Maine McDonald’s High School Senior All-Star Basketball Games.

The East went on to win three of the four games contested at Newman Gymnasium on the campus of Husson University.

The West A-B boys were led by Jaren Muller of South Portland, who scored 19 points, while Eddie Galvin of Class B state champion Cape Elizabeth added 14.

The West scored its only victory of the day in the A-B girls clash, surging to a 69-39 victory over the East.

Maria Valente of Gray-New Gloucester led the West with 13 points, followed by newly crowned Miss Maine Basketball Ashley Storey of Class B state champion Greely High School in Cumberland Center with 11. Pacing the East were Morgan Carver of Gardiner with 12 points and Anna Winslow of Oxford Hills of South Paris with seven points.

The East then swept both C-D games, winning the girls contest 74-61 and the boys battle 103-94 in the day’s final game.

Madison McVicar of Calais led the East C-D girls with 17 points, while Mackenzie Worcester of Class D state champion Washburn added 16. Kelsey Hutchins of Dirigo of Dixfield led the West with 17 points, followed by Dirigo teammate Jessica Conant with 10.

Mr. Maine Basketball Kyle Bouchard of Houlton led the East C-D boys to victory with 26 points, while Austin Seavey from Washington Academy of East Machias added 20. John Hepburn of Boothbay scored 22 points for the West, with Waynflete of Portland’s Harry Baker-Connick adding 15.

Worcester, Wood win FT contest

Mackenzie Worcester of Washburn and Logan Wood of Machias were crowned Maine’s high school free-throw shooting champions at Husson University on Saturday morning.

Worcester had to go double-overtime to outlast runner-up Chloe Smedley of York in the girls competition. Both made 46 of 50 regulation attempts and nine of 10 tries in the first 10-shot shootoff.

Worcester then made all 10 of her attempts in the second overtime round to earn the victory while Smedley went 9-for-10, missing on only her sixth shot of the series.

Other girls finalists were Lauren Raye from Washington Academy of East Machias and Hannah Marks from Medomak Valley of Waldoboro.

Wood won the boys title by making 47 of 50 attempts. Robbie Watson of Fort Fairfield and Derek LeBlanc of Madison tied for second with 46 made free throws, while Dan O’Brion of Cheverus of Portland also competed in the finals.

In other events during the day, Gage Feeney of Washington Academy won the slam dunk competition, edging Nick Mayo of Messalonskee of Oakland in a tie-breaking dunk-off. Eric Hoogterp of Old Town placed third.

And Marks won the girls 3-point shooting contest by making 10 shots in 60 seconds, one better than runner-up Hannah Graham of Presque Isle.

A small world after all

Kyle Bouchard of Houlton and Ashley Storey of Greely of Cumberland Center were named the state’s new Mr. and Miss Basketball on Friday night, but they have more in common than that singular honor.

Both have been part of state-championship teams during their high school basketball careers, with Bouchard leading Houlton to the 2014 Class C boys crown and Storey propelling Greely to the 2015 Class B girls title.

And their mothers, Karen Spurling Bouchard and Amy Wilde Storey, were teammates on Houlton High School’s 1986 Class B girls basketball state championship squad.

That was the second of four state titles won by the Shiretowners between 1985 and 1991 under coach John Donato, who this year guided Lawrence of Fairfield to the Class A girls state championship.

Ernie Clark

Ernie Clark is a veteran sportswriter who has worked with the Bangor Daily News for more than a decade. A four-time Maine Sportswriter of the Year as selected by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters...