WINDHAM 53, BONNY EAGLE 43: Nick Curtis scored a game high 18 points and had 10 assists while Mike Gilman had 14 points and six rebounds to pace the offense for the Eagles (13-5) as they jumped to a 23-12 halftime lead and handled the Scots (6-12) at Windham on senior night. This was the last regular season game for Nick Curtis, Mike Gilman, Cory Hutchison, Mitch Budroe, Nathan Watson, Hunter Coffin and Nazari Henderson.
Cory Hutchinson scored 13 points for Windham, which lengthened its lead in the third quarter with a 16-11 advantage.
Zach Maturo scored 16 points for Bonny Eagle, including three baskets from behind the arc. Connor Sirois contributed 13 points.
Seniors honored at last home game of the season by Matt Pascarella
The Windham Eagle
The boys’ and girls’ varsity basketball teams played their last home games of their seasons last week; with the girls playing Gorham and the boys playing rival Bonny Eagle. Each of the outgoing senior athletes, #33 Tara Flanders, #14 Mitch Budroe, #3 Nick Curtis, #11 Hunter Coffin, #24 Mike Gilman, #10 Nazari Henderson, #31 Cory Hutchinson and #5 Nathan Watson were honored and presented with flowers and a small gift.
Nick Curtis was the recipient of the first-ever, Maine Optometry Little Eyes Award,presented by the Windham Youth Basketball Association. This award goes to a senior that demonstrates commitment to the youth in their community. Curtis and his team helped kids from pre-k to first grade with their basketball skills and ran drills with them on Saturday mornings.
The boys beat Bonny Eagle 53-43. After a good effort, the Lady Eagles lost 53-33 to Gorham.
Coach Brody Artes commented on working with Taylor Files over the seasons.
“Taylor [Files] has been a phenomenal student-athlete to coach over the course of her career at Windham High School. She has brought leadership, passionate, and commitment to the program. Taylor has left a mark on the program that will be felt for years to come. She has a great attitude and has been an absolute pleasure to work with on and off the basketball court. We will miss her enthusiasm and her willingness to do whatever it takes to help the team.”
Coach Chad Pulkkinen is pleased with the work his seniors have done.
“Just a . . . real special group of seven guys, [who] are going to be very successful after high school. I’m excited to see what they do when they leave here. As far as a program side, they’ve done everything I’ve asked and more. They’ve taken the program to a really high level and you cannot do that without great kids and we’re lucky to have great kids.”
What advice do they give to the incoming seniors for next season? Don’t take it for granted; it goes by really fast.