Lakers swamp Vikings in weekend island battlesBoth Vinalhaven teams battle to stay in playoff picture
Vinalhaven — The Vinalhaven boys and girls basketball squads hosted Greenville for a weekend doubleheader Friday and Saturday, Jan. 18 and Jan. 19, only to see the visiting Lakers earn a clean sweep of the islanders.
The girls contests were both close affairs, with the Lakers winning 52-49 Jan. 19 and 47-43 Jan. 18, while the Viking boys had trouble with the Lakers, falling 55-32 Jan. 19 and 61-38 Jan. 18.
The following is a recap of the four contests:
Greenville 52, Vinalhaven 49
At Vinalhaven Jan. 19, the Lakers did just enough to pick up a three-point win over the Vikings to complete the weekend sweep. Greenville led 17-7, 23-16 and 34-33 at the quarter breaks.
Leading the Vikings were Eliza Davidson (13 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists, steal), Ashley Hamilton (11 points 7 rebounds, 2 assists), Ryann Warren (10 points, 5 steals, 3 rebounds), Ellie Reidy (5 points, 10 rebounds, 2 steals), Andrea Shane (4 points, 5 rebounds), Sarah James (4 points, 2 rebounds) and Ashley Davis-Oakes (2 points, 3 rebounds).
For Greenville, Makayla Gilbert netted 21 points, while Olivia Bouchard added 19.
Vinalhaven was 15-of-21 (60 percent) from the foul line, while Greenville was 6-of-15 (40 percent).
Greenville 47, Vinalhaven 43
At Vinalhaven Jan. 18, the Lakers emerged victorious in a back-and-forth affair with the host Vikings. Vinalhaven led 10-7 after the first quarter, while Greenville led 23-19 at halftime and 36-26 at the quarter breaks.
Leading the Vikings were Hamilton (20 points, 12 rebounds, 2 steals), Warren (12 points, 5 rebounds, steal), Davis-Oakes (4 points, 3 steals), Reidy (3 points, 10 rebounds, 2 steals), Davidson (4 rebounds, steal, assist) and Bethany Candage (3 points, 3 rebounds, 3 steals).
For Greenville, Bouchard netted 16 points, while Andrea Carney added 14; Gilbert, eight; and Courtney Mann, seven.
Vinalhaven was 12-of-21 (57 percent) from the foul line, while Greenville was 8-of-19 (42 percent).
In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Western Class D, Vinalhaven (4-8, 12.0177 points) is eighth, while Richmond (10-2, 38.0719 points) is first in the 13-team region. The top nine squads qualify for the playoffs.
Greenville 55 Vinalhaven 32
At Vinalhaven Jan. 19, the Lakers held the islanders to single digits in points in the first half and came away with the convincing win. Greenville led 14-4, 31-8 and 46-18 at the quarter breaks.
Scott James led Vinalhaven with seven points, while Justin Newton and Lewis Cray each added six; Shane Carlsen, five; and Hunter Smith and Hayden Jones, both four.
For Greenville, Matt D'Angelo scored 21 points, while Trevor Ricahrds added 17 and Tristan Richards nine.
The Vikings were 11-of-18 (61 percent) from the foul line, while the Lakers were 8-of-14 (57 percent).
Greenville 61, Vinalhaven 38
At Vinalhaven Jan. 18, the Lakers jumped out to a big first quarter lead and picked up the midseason win over the visiting Vikings. Greenville led 25-11, 38-19 and 50-35 at the quarter breaks.
Newton led the Vikings with 12 points, while Jones added 10; Carlsen, seven; Cray, six; James, two; and Thomas, one.
For Greenville, Henry Hersey tallied 16 points, while Tristan Richards added 14; Trevor Richards, 13; Howie Stone, 10; and D'Angelo, seven.
The islanders were 4-of-12 (33 percent) from the foul line, while the Lakers were 10-of-16 (63 percent).
In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Western Class D, Vinalhaven (2-10, 5.4012 points) is 11th, while Hyde School of Bath (10-0, 42.0511 points) is first in the 14-team region. The top nine squads qualify for the playoffs.
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