The Houlton Boy's Basketball Team picked up their 1st win of the season, defeating John Bapst 53-41 at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor on Tuesday, December 20th.

Houlton jumped out to a 17-8 lead at the end of the 1st Quarter. They led 31-22 at the end of the 1st Half. It was 37-28 at the end of the 3rd Quarter.

Houlton was led by Isaiah Ervin who finished with a game-high 25 points. Cody Johnston and Thadon Gentle each had 11 points. Johnston and Gentle each had a 3-pointer for Houlton. The Shiretowners were 9-17 from the free throw line.

John Bapst was led by Mark Gaetani who had 14 points. Jon Pangburn and Tristen Martin each had 7 points. The Crusaders were 1-8 from the free throw line and had 4 3-pointes. Jon Pangburn, Tristen Martin, Mark Gaetani and Mattia Eberle each had a 3-pointer.

Houlton is now 1-3 and will play at Belfast against the Lions on Thursday, December 29th at 5:30 p.m.

John Bapst 0-4 will look for their 1st win on Tuesday, December 27th when they play at Hermon against the Hawks at 4:30 p.m.

Thanks to Bob Beatham for the stats

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Line Score

Houlton Boys171461653
John Bapst Boys81461341


Box Score


Isaiah Ervin2510-57
Mark Thibodeau0----
Brandon Barton0----
Adrian Norton0----
Cody Johnston112144
Owen Beaulieu0----
Jaden Wu0----
Philip Espenschied0----
Zachary Carpenter0----
Daniel Henderson42---
Landon Laferriere0----
Thadon Gentle1141-4
Bronson Hanning21--2
Elijah Carter0----

John Bapst

Jon Pangburn721-1
Anes Omar0----
Nigel Tall0----
Logan McMahon0----
Jack Mason21--1
Mattia Eberle511-4
Sam Bay21---
Soren Peterson0----
Mark Gaetani145112
Tristen Martin721--
Tassallo Wedding0----
Bryce Stengel0----
Camren Barker42---

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