Hawk boys sweep Breakers, North Haven girls net first win
North Haven — The North Haven boys and girls basketball squads hosted Pine Tree Academy of Freeport in a pair of games Thursday and Friday, Jan. 3 and Jan. 4 in what proved a successful two-day, post-holiday endeavor for the host Hawks.
The North Haven boys outscored the Breakers 146-70 during the two games en route to a pair of wins, while the North Haven girls — with only seven players on their roster — cemented the first win of the year, earning a split in two games with the visitors.
The following is a recap of the four contests:
North Haven 36, Pine Tree Academy 32
At North Haven Jan. 4, the Hawks soared to their first win of the season with a four-point triumph over the Breakers. North Haven led 9-5 after the first quarter, while Pine Tree rallied to take a 16-13 lead at halftime and a 26-20 edge after three quarters. The Hawks then went on a 16-6 run to end the game and clinch the victory.
North Haven coach Roman Cooper said his team turned on the fullcourt defensive press at the start of the fourth quarter and created many turnovers, which "seemed to be taking its toll on Pine Tree," he said.
The Hawks took a one-point lead with less than two minutes to play and began to play stall-ball before Maddie Hallowell canned a 3-pointer with about eight seconds to play to seal the victory.
Hallowell and Gina MacDonald each netted 10 points for North Haven, while Adrianna Ames and Mya Goodell both added six and Samantha Sparhawk four.
For Pine Tree, Kim Emerson scored 12 points, while Allison Verrill added nine; Becky McGuire, eight; and Haley LaForest, three.
The Hawks were 6-of-15 (40 percent) from the foul line, while the Breakers were 6-of-14.
Pine Tree Academy 52, North Haven 30
At North Haven Jan. 3, the Breakers jumped to a first-quarter lead and never looked back en route to a 22-point victory. Pine Tree Academy led 15-4, 28-10 and 40-16 at the quarter breaks.
Hallowell and MacDonald each scored 10 points for the Hawks, while Ames and Sparhawk each added four and Goodell two.
For the Breakers, Verrill tallied a game-high 20 points, while Emerson added 18; McGuire, eight; and LaForest, six.
The Hawks were 0-of-1 from the foul line, while the Breakers were 0-of-10.
In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Western Class D, North Haven (1-5, 0.9766 points) is 10th, while Valley of Bingham (3-4, 8.4877 points) is first in the 13-team region. The top nine teams qualify for the playoffs.
North Haven 76, Pine Tree Academy 46
At North Haven Jan. 3, the 'Hawks soared out of the gate, surged to a huge lead and the Breakers never recovered as the hosts won by 30 points. North Haven led 25-7, 47-16 and 66-30 at the quarter breaks.
Dalton Hornby scored 17 points for North Haven, while Aidan Emerson added 15; Ethan Taylor, 14; Avery Waterman, 13; Zeb Campbell, eight; Chase MacDonald, five; and Caleb Mao, two.
For Pine Tree, Zach Wilday poured in 26 points, while J.P. Tshamala added 10; Chris Wilday, five; Pierre Thibault, three; and Isaac Stony, two.
The Hawks were 3-of-4 (75 percent) from the foul line, while the Breakers were 7-of-11 (63 percent).
North Haven 70, Pine Tree Academy 24
At North Haven Jan. 3, the Hawks overwhelmed the visiting Breakers from start to finish and dominated the competition to the tune of a 46-point victory. North Haven led 23-2, 35-14 and 57-18 at the quarter breaks.
Campbell netted 22 points for the hosts, while Waterman tossed in 21; Emerson, 12; Hornby, six; Taylor, five; and Tristan Carrier and MacDonald, both two.
For Pine Tree Academy, Zach Wilday scored 16 points, while Chris Wilday and Tshamala each added three and Thibault two.
The Hawks were 3-of-4 (75 percent) from the charity stripe, while the Breakers were 4-of-10 (40 percent).
In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Western Class D, North Haven (5-2, 7.6413 points) is fifth, while Forest Hills of Jackman (7-1, 12.1880 points) is first in the 14-team region. The top nine teams qualify for the playoffs.
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