Hawk boys soar to 6-1 mark, upend Breakers twice in two daysNorth Haven girls still search for season's first win
Freeport — The North Haven boys and girls basketball squads appear to be moving in different directions as the island high school squads near the midway point of the regular season.
The Hawk boys have had an impressive campaign, thus far, and are 6-1 on the season, following a pair of wins over Pine Tree Academy of Freeport on Thursday and Friday, Dec. 19-20.
The young, mostly inexperienced Hawk girls, however, are 0-7 and continue to search for their first win after dropping both of their games to the host Breakers the same days.
Both North Haven squads are off until Tuesday, Jan. 7, where they are slated to take on Vinalhaven in a showdown of neighboring island schools.
The following is a breakdown of all four recent contests:
North Haven 52, Pine Tree Academy 25
At Freeport Dec. 20, the Hawks went on a 14-2 run in the second quarter and never looked back, as the islanders bested the Breakers for their fifth win. North Haven led 13-10, 27-12 and 42-18 at the quarter breaks.
Avery Waterman scored 18 points to lead North Haven, while Ethan Mao added 14; Dalton Hornby and Aidan Emerson, both nine; and Zeb Campbell, two.
J.P. Tshamala and Chris Wilbay led Pine Tree Academy with 10 points each, while Shawn McGuire added three; and Frank Hodson, two.
The Hawks were 11-of-17 (65 percent) from the foul line, while the Breakers were 0-of-2.
North Haven 55, Pine Tree Academy 35
At Freeport Dec. 19, the Hawks soared to a 20-point win over the host Breakers. North Haven led 21-7, 35-13 and 49-21 at the quarter breaks.
Mao tallied 18 points to lead the visitors, while Waterman and Hornby each added 11; Campbell, eight; Chayse MacDonald, six; and Emerson, five.
For the Breakers, Tshamala scored 15 points, while Wilbay added nine; Justin Pelletier, six; O'Neil Lopez, three; and Griffin Verrill, two.
North Haven netted 6-of-11 (54 percent) from the charity stripe, while Pine Tree Academy converted 7-of-10 (70 percent) attempts.
In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Western Class D, North Haven (6-1, 8.1209 points) is second, while Forest Hills of Jackman (7-0, 11.7538 points) is first in the 16-team region. The top 11 teams qualify for the playoffs.
Pine Tree Academy 53, North Haven 24
At Freeport Dec 20, the Hawks could not keep pace with the host Breakers and were downed by 31 points. Pine Tree Academy led 14-3, 30-10 and 42-17 at the quarter breaks.
Gina MacDonald led the islanders with 12 points, while Maddie Hallowell added 10; and Samantha Sparhawk, two.
For Pine Tree Academy, Alex Goodman netted 21 points, while Kim Emerson added 18; Allison Verrill, eight; Rebecca Marshall, four; and Kaitlyn Kruzinch, two.
The Hawks were 2-of-9 (22 percent) from the foul line, while the Breakers did not attempt a free throw.
Pine Tree Academy 43, North Haven 15
At Freeport Dec. 19, the Breakers defended their home court against the visiting Hawks and came away with a convincing win. Pine Tree Academy led 10-5, 21-8 and 31-17 at the quarter breaks.
Hallowell scored 15 points to lead the islanders, while MacDonald added seven; and Adrianna Ames and Sparhawk, both three.
Goodman scored 16 points to lead the Breakers, while Emerson added 13; Verrill, 12; and Stephanie Kayumba, two.
North Haven netted 6-of-17 (35 percent) free-throw attempts, while Pine Tree Academy converted 1-of-8 (12 percent).
In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Western Class D, North Haven (0-5, no points) is 15th (last), while Forest Hills of Jackman (7-0, 8.2060 points) is first in the 15-team region. The top 10 teams qualify for the playoffs. North Haven's two losses against Pine Tree Academy were not reported to the Heal Point site as of Dec. 21.