Mariners sweep Lions in hoop gamesOceanside too much for Belfast on road and at home
The Oceanside and Belfast boys and girls basketball teams squared off Tuesday night in a pair of Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Class B showdowns, with the boys taking the court in Rockland and the girls in Belfast.
In both cases, it was positive news for the Mariners, who came away with a convincing sweep of the Lions.
The Oceanside boys won 66-35 in Rockland and the Oceanside girls prevailed 66-44 in Belfast.
Oceanside boys 66, Belfast 35 … At Rockland Jan. 24, the Mariners earned a decisive win over the Lions, prevailing by 29 points. Belfast led 14-10 after the first quarter, while Oceanside took a 30-17 lead at halftime and extended its advantage to 47-26 after three quarters.
Ben Wallace tossed in 13 points for the winners, while Shea Davenport added 12; Tyler Gilson, 11; Sam Meklin and Dylan Maloney, both six; Isaiah Stone-Patterson and Hunter Grindle, both four; Dan Hendricks and Dave Harrison, both three; and David Gould, two.
For Belfast, Jamie Jackson tallied eight points, while Emerson DellaMattera added six; Ryan Rice and Yanni Rakis, both five; Greg Clark, four; Ben Lowe, three; and Scott Kulikowski and Tyler Prescott, both two.
The Mariners were 6-of-10 (60 percent) from the foul line, while the Lions were 9-of-17 (53 percent).
In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class B, Oceanside (9-4, 42.6852 points) is eighth, while Belfast (1-12, 0.5556 points) is 19th (last). Mount Desert Island (13-0, 78.5494 points) is first in the 19-team region. The top 13 teams qualify for the playoffs.
Oceanside girls 66, Belfast 44 … At Belfast Jan. 24, the Mariners sailed to their ninth win of the season with a 22-point triumph over the Lions. Oceanside led 20-8, 28-22 and 42-30 at the quarter breaks.
Leading the Mariners were Kennadi Grover (27 points, 12 rebounds, 2 assists, 3 steals, 2 blocked shots), Jill Bradbury (18 points, 9 rebounds, 4 steals), Brooke Dugan (8 points, 7 rebounds, 2 assists, 3 steals), Hannah Plourde (6 points, 10 rebounds, 3 assists, block) and Phoebe Ferraiolo (5 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals, 3 blocks).
For Belfast, Courtney Drinkwater tossed in 12 points, while Lexi Nelligan added nine and Katrina Lapham eight.
The Mariners were 18-of-33 (54 percent) from the foul line, while the Lions were 12-of-20 (60 percent).
In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class B, Oceanside (9-4, 38.3642 points) is seventh and Belfast (5-8, 8.6728 points) 15th. Presque Isle (13-0, 87.0370 points) is first in the 19-team region. The top 13 teams qualify for the playoffs.
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