Forest Hills earns season-opening sweep of Vinalhaven
Jackman — It was a tough opening weekend for the Vinalhaven basketball teams on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 6-7.
Both high school court squads hit the road for a pair of games against host Forest Hills. The Tiger boys are the defending state Class D champions, while the Tiger girls were Western Class D semifinalists a season ago.
Neither islander squad could keep pace with the Tigers and fell in convincing fashion to the hosts in season-opening play.
The following is a recap of all four contests:
Forest Hills 69, Vinalhaven 34
At Jackman Dec. 7, the Tigers jumped to a significant first-quarter lead and rolled to their second win in two days over the Vikings. Forest Hills led 22-5, 43-17 and 56-23 at the quarter breaks.
Cody Hamilton scored 16 points for the islanders, while Noah Slivinsky added 15; Lewis Cray, two; and Max Stanley, one.
For Forest Hills, Tanner Daigle scored 25 points, while Ryan Petrin added 18; Brandon Ouellette, 11; Matt Turner, six; Javier Padilla, six; Dawson Daigle, two; and Nathan Jalbert, one.
Vinalhaven netted 1-of-3 (33 percent) free-throw attempts, while Forest Hills converted 13-of-27 (48 percent)
Forest Hills 82, Vinalhaven 35
At Jackman Dec. 6, the Tigers began their state Class D title defense in style, as they bested the Vikings by double figures. Forest Hills led 27-4, 49-15 and 68-29 at the quarter breaks.
Cray scored 15 points for the islanders, while Slivinsky added eight; Stanley, six; Hamilton, four; and Owen Bineau-Williams, two.
For Forest Hills, Daigle scored 19 points, while Petrin and Ouellette each added 17; Turner, 12; Jalbert, eight; Derrick Fortier, five; and Quinton West, four.
The Vikings were 2-of-2 (100 percent) from the charity stripe and the Tigers 8-of-12 (67 percent).
Forest Hills 62, Vinalhaven 30
At Jackman Dec. 7, the Tigers roared to a 32-point win over the visiting Vikings. Forest Hills led 11-9, 24-13 and 45-24 at the quarter breaks.
Bailey Wadleigh netted nine points for the islanders, while Ellie Reidy added seven; Virginia Wadleigh, Ashley Hamilton and Ryann Warren, all four; and Taylor Littlefield, two.
For the Tigers, Kori Coro scored 29 points, while Anna Carrier and Keeli Taylor each added eight; Dana McNally, six; and Linda Riley and Jocelyn Hoyt, both two.
The Vikings were 8-of-25 (32 percent) from the foul line, while the Tigers were 5-of-9 (56 percent).
Forest Hills 68, Vinalhaven 39
At Jackman Dec. 6, the islanders were downed by the host Tigers in the first game of the regular season for both squads. Forest Hills led 16-5, 25-11 and 48-19 at the quarter breaks.
Hamilton scored 12 points for the islanders, while Warren added 10; Eliza Davidson and Bailey Wadleigh, both three; Reidy, Littlefield, Ashley Davis-Oakes, Skylar Sanborn and Andrea Shane, all two; and Virginia Wadleigh, one.
For Forest Hills, Carrier scored 17 points, while Kori Coco added 13; Hoyt, 11; and Taylor and Patricia Lessard, both six.
The Vikings were 10-of-25 (40 percent) from the foul line and the Tigers 5-of-22 (23 percent).