Hawks, Vikings settle for split in renewal of island rivalry
North Haven — A longstanding island high school athletic rivalry was renewed on Wednesday, Jan. 8 when the Vinalhaven and North Haven boys and girls basketball squads hit the court for a doubleheader, which saw the schools earn a decisive split on the hardwood.
The Hawk boys bested the winless Vikings 83-41, while the Viking girls downed the winless Hawks 59-32.
The games originally were slated to be played at Vinalhaven, but was moved to North Haven after was a water main break at Vinalhaven School. The games also were makeups from Dec. 18.
The rematch between the two teams, set for Wednesday, Jan. 29 on North Haven, now will be played on Vinalhaven.
The following is a recap of Wednesday's games:
North Haven 83, Vinalhaven 41
At North Haven Jan. 8, the Hawks had no trouble with the Vikings and soared to their seventh win in eight games. North Haven led 16-5, 39-16 and 62-30 at the quarter breaks.
Aidan Emerson poured in a game-high 28 points for North Haven, including going 6-of-7 from beyond the 3-point arc, while Avery Waterman tossed in 25, and netted 3-of-5 3-point attempts.
Ethan Mao also scored 10 points for the hosts, while Dalton Hornby tallied eight; Caleb Campbell, four; Tristan Carrier and Brandon Brown, three; and Chayse MacDonald, two.
Max Stanley led Vinalhaven with a 15-point effort, while Lewis Cray added 11; Noah Slivinsky, six; Cody Hamilton, two; and Liam Thomas, one.
The Hawks were 0-of-1 from the foul line, while the Vikings were 3-of-4 (75 percent).
In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Western Class D, North Haven (7-1, 10.8007 points) is third, while Vinalhaven (0-9, no points) is 16th (last). Forest Hills (8-0, 19.9242 points) is first in the 16-team region. The top 11 teams qualify for the playoffs.
Vinalhaven 59, North Haven 32
At North Haven Jan. 8, the Hawks held an early lead, but the Vikings rallied and bested the hosts by 27 points. North Haven led 10-8 after the first eight minutes, but Vinalhaven led 23-8 at halftime and 39-22 after three quarters.
Ashley Hamilton scored 19 points for the Vikings, while Andrea Shane scored 15 points and added 12 rebounds in the win. Also scoring for Vinalhaven were Ellie Reidy (9 points), Bailey Wadleigh (7 points), Ashley Davis-Oakes (5 points), Skyler Sanborn (2 points) and Hannah Ames (2 points).
Maddie Hallowell and Samantha Sparhawk paced the Hawks with 12 points apiece, while Jasmine Brown added six; and Adrianna Ames, two.
The Vikings were 10-of-21 (48 percent) from the foul line, while the Hawks were 3-of-7 (43 percent).
In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Western Class D, Vinalhaven (6-3, 9.0886 points) is fourth, while North Haven (0-8, no points) is 15th (last). Forest Hills (8-0, 20.3309 points) is first in the 15-team region. The top 10 teams qualify for the playoffs.