YORK — Paul Marquis believed since the start of the season that a three-game stretch - a regular season contest against Falmouth at the Portland Expo, a game at Kennebunk and a home game against Greely, the two-time defending state champions - would be a good barometer for his York High School boys basketball team.
The Wildcats split the first two and were scheduled to host Greely on Tuesday in a Class A South contest at Robert E. Butler Gymnasium.
Greely (6-1) entered Tuesday’s game in second place in the latest Heal point standings, trailing undefeated Leavitt (8-0).
York lost to Falmouth, but beat Kennebunk, while Kennebunk beat Falmouth.
“It just shows how wide open (the league is),” Marquis said. “Greely is playing really well right now, and they are at the head of the class until someone can knock them off; it’s going to be a good test for us.”
York is back in action Thursday at Fryeburg Academy (5-3) and then travels to Marshwood (3-6) on Saturday (3:30 p.m.)
“Those are two very good teams in the playoff picture right now,” Marquis said. “This is a big week for us.”
Added York junior captain Will MacDonald: “It’s a huge week for us, a really telling week. We’ll see what the outcomes are. If we play as a team, and not get selfish, I feel we can get the results that we need.”
York, despite just one loss, entered Tuesday’s game in fifth place in Heal point standings, trailing Leavitt, Greely, Falmouth and Kennebunk.
“There are some great basketball teams out there,” Marquis said. “It’s competitive every night., It’s a challenge mentally for coaches, and a challenge mentally for players to put the game plan together and execute; it’s a lot of fun."