Island games: Vikings, Hawks endure highs, lows in weekend gamesVinalhaven girls lone winner in recent court contest
Island high school basketball teams in Penobscot Bay traveled to the mainland over the weekend for a handful of Western Class D hardwood contests, which resulted in a mixed bag of results for local squads.
The North Haven boys and girls, along with the Vinalhaven boys, fell in their respective games, while the Vinalhaven girls forged a split in its two games.
The following is a recap of reported North Haven and Vinalhaven weekend results:
Forest Hills 69, North Haven 17
At Jackman Dec. 14, the Tigers (5-0) roared past the Hawks (0-4) in the first quarter and were never challenged en route to a convincing win. Forest Hills led 28-2, 41-9 and 52-14 at the quarter breaks.
Samantha Sparhawk scored nine points for North Haven, while Maddie Hallowell added four; Mya Goodell, three; and Ashlynn Ames, one.
For Forest Hills, Kori Coro, Dana McNally and Linda Riley each scored 14 points, while Anna Carrier added nine in the win.
The Hawks were 3-of-15 (20 percent) from the foul line, while the Tigers were 6-of-16 (37 percent).
Valley 41, Vinalhaven 34
At Bingham Dec. 14, the Cavaliers (2-2) held the Vikings (2-3) at bay throughout the contest and prevailed by seven points. Valley led 9-7, 14-10 and 35-21 at the quarter breaks.
Ashley Hamilton tallied 11 points for the Vikings, while Eliza Davidson added 10; Taylor Littlefield, five; Ellie Reidy, four; and Bethany Candage and Ryann Warren, both two.
For Valley Teagan Lawyerson scored 14 points, while Kim Bergeron added 11 and Dalayne Davis six.
The Vikings were 5-of-14 (36 percent) from the foul line, while the Cavaliers were 1-of-1 (100 percent).
Vinalhaven 35, Valley 25
At Bingham Dec. 15, the Vikings received superior foul shooting in the fourth quarter and defeated the host Cavaliers by 10 points. Vinalhaven led 5-0, 7-3 and 12-9 at the quarter breaks before Davidson and Hamilton went a combined 12-of-14 (86 percent) from the foul line in the final quarter to help the visitors pull away.
Hamilton scored 17 for the winners, while Davidson added seven; Reidy, five; and Candage, Ashley Davis-Oakes and Warren, all two. Reidy also pulled down 12 rebounds in the victory.
For Valley, Lawyerson netted 11 points.
The Vikings were 18-of-28 (64 percent) from the line and the Cavaliers 1-of-2 (50 percent).
Forest Hills 78 North Haven 38
At Jackman Dec. 14, the Tigers (5-0) dealt the Hawks (3-2) their first loss of the season and prevailed by 40 points. Forest Hills led 21-8, 44-17 and 57-29 at the quarter breaks.
Avery Waterman scored 18 points to lead North Haven, while Ethan Taylor and Dalton Hornby each added six; Zeb Campbell, five; and Aidan Emerson, three.
For Forest Hills, Matt Turner tossed in 26 points, while Derek Ouellette added 22; Evan Worster, 14; and Ryan Petrin, 13.
North Haven was 3-of-8 (38 percent) from the free-throw line and Forest Hills 13-of-24 (54 percent).
A.R. Gould 65, North Haven 53
At Portland Dec. 15, the Bears roared to a 12-point victory over the visiting Hawks. A.R. Gould led 20-9, 43-25 and 58-37 at the quarter breaks.
Waterman poured in 24 points for the Hawks, while Taylor added 12; Hornby and Campbell, both six; and Emerson, five.
Zack Mohammad had a game-high 33 points for A.R. Gould, while Tim Robertson added 14; Chris Thomas, 11; Sam Adams, eight; and Isaiah Mokeme, two.
North Haven netted 12-of-21 free throws (57 percent) and A.R. Gould 1-of-5 (20 percent).
Valley 69, Vinalhaven 50
At Bingham Dec. 14, the Cavaliers (3-1) outscored the Vikings (0-5) 20-5 in the third quarter and pulled away to secure the win. Vinalhaven led 13-10 after the first eight minutes, while Valley led 29-25 at the half and extended its advantage to 49-30 after three quarters.
Scott James scored 17 points for the Vikings, while Byron Thomas added 11; Shane Carlsen, eight; Lewis Cray, five; Hayden Jones, four; Austin Christensen, two; and Noah Slivinsky, one.
Carrington Miller scored 23 points for the Cavaliers, while Josh West added 14; Seth Malloy, 12; and Devin Gillespie, six.
Vinalhaven was 11-of-26 (42 percent) from the charity stripe, while Valley netted 4-of-14 (28 percent).
Valley 77, Vinalhaven 64
At Bingham Dec. 15, the Cavaliers surged to a large first-quarter lead and never looked back to keep the visitors winless on the young season. Valley led 34-17, 47-32 and 67-48 at the quarter breaks.
James netted 19 points for Vinalhaven, while Thomas and Christensen each added 12; Cray, Jones and Ben Beckman, all four; and Slivinsky and Caleb Dyer, both two.
Miller poured in a game-high 30 points for Valley, while West added 24 and Malloy 11.
The Vikings were 13-of-23 (56 percent) from the foul line, while the Cavaliers were 8-of-12 (67 percent).
Courier Publications Associate Sports Director Mark Haskell can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.