Mariners, Panthers cement Jan. 9 court victoriesStone-Patterson nets late hoop as Mariner boys collect eighth straight win
The Oceanside and Medomak Valley boys and girls high school basketball squads were in action on Thursday, Jan. 9, which proved to be an overall successful night on the hardwood with three of the four squads earning victories.
The Mariner boys picked up a 57-56 win over Waterville on a late hoop from Isaiah Stone-Patterson, while the Mariner girls were downed 42-34 by the Purple Panthers.
Both Panther squads picked up wins against Leavitt of Turner as the boys prevailed 68-53 in Turner and the girls 42-26 in Waldoboro.
The following is a recap of all four contests:
Oceanside 57, Waterville 56
At Rockland Jan. 9, the Mariners picked up their eighth straight victory in dramatic fashion over the Purple Panthers.
Trailing 56-54 with time winding down, Isaiah Stone-Patterson converted a three-point play on a drive to the hoop with 1.1 seconds remaining to lead the hosts to victory.
David Gould scored 16 points to key Oceanside, while Stone-Patterson added 15; Nick Judge, 14; Nick Mazurek, seven; Keenan Hendricks, three; and Jarrod Leonardi, two.
Owen Brown scored 22 points for Waterville, while Justin Jabar added 15.
The Purple Panthers netted a free throw with 6.9 seconds remaining to put the visitors up by two points, which prompted an Oceanside timeout.
Mariner coach Matt Breen said the goal was “obviously to get the ball in Isaiah's hands.”
“We spread the court, put shooters in the corners and set it up for a dribble-handoff with Gould if Isaiah wanted that read,” he said. “But the first option was for him to get all the way to the rim if they allowed it. So it was basically all off his read. He made a good decision.”
In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class B, Oceanside (8-1, 33.5802 points) is first in the 19-team region. The top 13 teams qualify for the playoffs.
Medomak Valley 68, Leavitt 53
At Turner Jan. 9, the Panthers held the host Hornets at arm's-length throughout the contest and came away with a 15-point win. Medomak Valley led 16-11, 34-24 and 45-36 at the quarter breaks.
Nicholas DePatsy poured in a game-high 26 points to lead the Panthers, while Micah Williamson added 18; Zach Little, nine; Zach Starr, seven; Hunter Baughman, four; and Colton Spear and Hunter Wincapaw, two.
Reed Farrar scored 12 points to lead the Hornets, while Eli Calder added 11; Zach Goulette, 10; Gabe Seeley, eight; Mitchell Davis, seven; Austin Anderson and Isaiah Trask, two; and Levi Morin, one.
In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class B, Medomak Valley (4-3, 18.7654 points) is seventh, while Oceanside (8-1, 33.5802 points) is first in the 19-team region. The top 13 teams qualify for the playoffs.
Medomak Valley is 5-3 as the team's win over Leavitt has not been reported to the Heal Point Standings.
Medomak Valley 42, Leavitt 26
At Waldoboro Jan. 9, the Panthers picked up their sixth win of the season as they roared past the Purple Panthers. Medomak Valley led 11-6, 22-13 and 30-16 at the quarter breaks.
Sammie Griffin scored 16 points for the Panthers, while Justice Barrows added 13; Hannah Marks, 12; and Maggie Cox, one.
Meagan Dow and Chantel Eells each scored seven points for the Hornets, while Kendra Gilbert added five; Allie Cloutier, four; and Tasha Cloutier, three.
The Panthers were 12-of-26 (46 percent) from the foul line, while the Hornets were 3-of-6 (50 percent).
In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class B, Medomak Valley (6-2, 22.1605 points) is eighth, while Presque Isle (11-0, 49.5370 points) is first in the 19-team region. The top 13 teams qualify for the playoffs.
Waterville 42, Oceanside 34
At Waterville Jan. 9, the game was neck-and-neck throughout the first three quarters, but the Purple Panthers pulled away in the final stanza and prevailed by eight points. Waterville led 3-2, 13-11 and 23-22 at the quarter breaks.
Ashley Gardner paced Oceanside with 13 points, while Alexis Davis added seven; Emily Gould, six; Makenna Brooks, four; and Brooke Dugan, two.
Jordan Jabar keyed Waterville with 16 points, while Colleen O'Donnell added 13; Fotini Shanos, five; Hannah Allen, four; and Emma Cristan and Katie Thompson, two.
The Mariners were 8-of-16 (50 percent) from the foul line, while the Purple Panthers were 10-of-18 (56 percent).
In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class B, Oceanside (5-4, 25.0926 points) is fifth, while Presque Isle (11-0, 49.5370 points) is first in the 19-team region. The top 13 teams qualify for the playoffs.