Mariners, Windjammers, Panthers post victories as postseason loomsOceanside squads, Medomak Valley boys could vie for league crowns
With the final full week of the high school basketball regular season upon us, Midcoast teams are preparing for the upcoming postseason — or preparing to turn in their uniforms at the conclusion of the campaign.
Squads throughout Knox, Waldo and part of Lincoln counties were in action over the weekend, with the Oceanside and Medomak Valley boys and girls and Camden Hills boys posting pivotal late-season wins.
There is a good chance that either all three, or at least two, of the following — Oceanside and Medomak Valley boys and Oceanside girls — will battle for Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Class B crowns on Saturday, Feb. 9 at 5 and 7 p.m. at Cony High School in Augusta.
The following is a recap of reported weekend results:
Medomak Valley 60, Morse 45
At Waldoboro Feb. 2, the Panthers secured their 14th win of the season with a 15-point decision over the visiting Shipbuilders of Bath. Medomak Valley led 11-10, 29-23 and 39-32 at the quarter breaks.
John Murray scored 21 points to lead the Panthers, while Ryan Ripley added 13; Micah Williamson, eight; Boone Olson, seven; Brandon Soper, three; Kazu Tibbetts, Nicholas DePatsy and Hunter Wincapaw, all two; and Jonathan Hendrickson-Belloguet and Michael Wadsworth, both one.
For Morse, Ethan Winglass netted 12 points, while Jacob Freeman added 10; Matt Munster, seven; Kevin McKellar, five; Trenton Moore, four; D'Vaughn Myers, three; and Keegan McDonough and Liam McDonough, both two.
The Panthers were 12-of-20 (60 percent) from the charity stripe, while the Shipbuilders were 6-of-10 (60 percent).
In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class B, Medomak Valley (14-2, 101.5432 points) is third, while Oceanside (13-3, 103.7037 points) is first in the 19-team region. The top 13 teams qualify for the playoffs.
Camden Hills 65, Mount View 49
At Rockport Feb. 2, the Mustangs galloped to a large early lead, but the Windjammers sailed back into the game and outscored the visitors 21-11 in the final stanza to pick up the hard-fought win. Mount View led 20-6 after the first quarter and 30-27 at halftime, while Camden Hills took a 44-38 lead after three quarters.
For Camden Hills, Connor Hart scored 17 points, while Chandler Crans and Jayson Kuhn each added 11; Colin Morse, nine; Connor Graffam and Joe Chamberlain, both four; Weston Bryant, three; Terron Bailey and Andrew Hall, both two; and Cooper Krause and John Hall, both one.
Jack Simpson tallied 16 points to lead Mount View, while Steven Davis added 12; Nathan Wren and Justin Lizotte, both seven; Kenny McGray, four; Gavin Simpson, two; and Mikey Hustus, one.
The Mustangs were 6-of-12 (50 percent) from the foul line, while the Windjammers were 16-of-25 (64 percent).
In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class B, Camden Hills (11-5, 76.6975 points) is seventh, while Oceanside (13-3, 103.7037 points) is first in the 19-team region. The top 13 teams qualify for the playoffs.
Jonesport-Beals 82, Vinalhaven 50
At Jonesport Feb. 2, the Royals bounced out to a large lead early and rolled to victory. Jonesport-Beals led 33-11, 54-19 and 63-37 at the quarter breaks.
The game saw Jonesport Beals senior Garet Beals break the school's all-time scoring record — a mark previously held by his father, Lindell Beal.
Beal scored 26 points in the game — 22 in the first quarter — to surpass his father's career mark of 1,605 career points. Beal has committed to play Division I basketball for the University of Maine in Orono next year.
"He's the real deal," said Vinalhaven coach Matt Slivinsky of the 6-foot-5-inch Beal, a surefire Mr. Maine Basketball candidate. "He's the best player I've ever seen in Class D, and maybe even in the whole state."
Slivinsky, a former Viking basketball player, said that included former Vinalhaven standout Raymond Alley and Oak Grove-Coburn's Derek Counts.
"I think he'll have a decent career up there at Maine," he said pf Beal. "He's got a great work ethic and everything I was told about him all weekend is he's just a great, great kid."
Shane Carlsen scored 26 points to lead the islanders, while Austin Christensen and Byron Thomas each added seven; Scott James, four; and Noah Slivinsky and Ben Beckman, both three.
For Jonesport-Beals, Kasden Beal scored 13 points, while Sterling Beal added 12; Marcus Smith, 11; Vinal Crowley, seven; Cody Whitt, six; Leon Smith, three; and Thomas Beal and Samuel Lyons, both two.
The Vikings were 5-of-10 (50 percent) from the foul line, while the Royals were 14-of-17 (82 percent)
Jonesport-Beals 87, Vinalhaven 37
At Jonesport Feb. 1, the Royals got out to a hot start and prevailed by 50 points over the islanders. Jonesport-Beals led 27-6, 48-14 and 66-29 at the quarter breaks.
Lewis Cray netted 10 points to lead Vinalhaven, while Thomas added nine; Beckman, six; Hunter Smith and Justin Newton, both four; Noah Slivinsky, three; and Christensen, one.
For Jonesport-Beals, Garet Beal scored 24 points — including 21 in the first quarter — while Sterling Beal added 16 points; Leon Smith, 14; Whitt, eight; Crowley, five; Cole Beal and Marcus Smith, both four; and Kasden Beal, Thomas Beal and Lyons, all two.
The Vikings were 3-of-11 (27 percent) from the foul line, while the Royals were 8-of-16 (50 percent).
In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Western Class D, Vinalhaven (4-13, 10.2124 points) is 11th, while Forest Hills of Jackman (15-2, 81.7674 points) is first in the 14-team region. The top nine teams qualify for the playoffs.
Oceanside 78, Lincoln Academy 38
At Rockland Feb. 2, the Mariners went on a 27-4 run in the third quarter and had 12 players make the scoring column in a 40-point drubbing of the Eagles. Oceanside led 14-9, 35-22 and 62-26 at the quarter breaks.
David Gould scored 14 points for the winners, while Shea Davenport added 13; Sam Meklin and Nick Judge, both 12; Eli Thorbjornson, six; Keenan Hendricks, five; Tyler Gilson, four; Isaiah Stone-Patterson and Matt Zable, both three; Jared Leonardi and Walker Ranney, both two; and Nick Mazurek, one.
For Lincoln Academy, A.J. Oliver tallied eight points, while Tom Masters and Devin Scherer each added seven; Grady Leeman and Sam Genthner, both four; and Cole Eugley, Luke Bibber and Travis Creamer, all two.
The Mariners were 17-of-22 (77 percent) from the charity stripe, while the Eagles were 0-of-3.
In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class B, Oceanside (13-3, 103.7037 points) is first in the 19-team region. The top 13 teams qualify for the playoffs.
A.R. Gould 46, North Haven 32
At North Haven Feb. 2, the Bears of South Portland took advantage of subpar shooting by the Hawks and prevailed by 14 points. A.R. Gould led 13-10, 23-16 and 33-23 at the quarter breaks.
The Hawks shot 21 percent from the floor, missed 12 layups and three more contested close-range shots, said North Haven coach Roman Cooper.
"That's 30 points [we could have had] right there and we lost by 14," he said. "So do the math. That's a game we should have won."
Avery Waterman netted 17 points for the Hawks, while Zeb Campbell added nine; Ethan Taylor, four; and Dalton Hornby, two.
For the Bears, Zachariah Mohammad scored 16 points, while Sam Adams added nine and Tim Robinson and Isaiah Mokeme, both eight.
In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Western Class D, North Haven (13-3, 50.9218 points) is fifth, while Forest Hills (15-2, 83.3106 points) is first in the 14-team region. The top nine teams qualify for the playoffs.
Medomak Valley 43, Morse 38
At Bath Feb. 2, the Panthers scored more than half of their points on the day from the charity stripe and held off a late Shipbuilder rally to prevail by five points. The Panthers were 22-of-39 (56 percent) from the foul line in the game and 10-of-19 (53 percent) in the final stanza, which accounted for all their fourth-quarter points.
The Shipbuilders were 10-of-21 (48 percent) from the foul line in the loss.
Morse led 9-8 after the first eight minutes, while the Panthers took a 23-13 lead at halftime and a 33-21 lead after three quarters.
Sami Griffin tallied 12 points to lead the winners, while Amanda Hendrickson-Belloguet added 10; Hannah Marks, eight; Elise Wallace, seven; and Hannah Heald and Desiree Benner, both three.
For Morse, Megan Hixon and Sadia Crosby each scored 14 points, while Signe Ostergaard added four; Hannah Rossetti and Emma Harrington, both two; and Izzy Paulus, one.
In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class B, Medomak Valley (5-11, 16.7593 points) is 13th, while Presque Isle (17-0, 137.0370 points) is first in the 19-team region. The top 13 teams qualify for the playoffs.
Oceanside 63, Lincoln Academy 44
At Rockland Feb. 2, the Mariners earned the season sweep over the Eagles with a 19-point home victory. Oceanside trailed 12-11 after the first quarter, but rebounded to take a 30-19 lead at halftime and a 47-25 edge after three quarters.
Hannah Plourde scored 22 points to lead Oceanside, while Emily Gould added 13; Phoebe Ferraiolo, nine; Kennadi Grover, eight; Emma Davis and Ashley Gardner, both two; and Caitlin Raye, one.
For Lincoln Academy, Jen Genthner scored 15 points, while Hayden Campbell added eight; Barrett Campbell, six; Leslie Sandefur and Taylor Oliver, both four; Ashley McKenney and Danielle Pierce, both two; and Ashley Mason, one.
The Mariners were 16-of-20 (80 percent) from the charity stripe, while the Eagles were 11-of-13 (85 percent).
In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class B, Oceanside (14-2, 105.3395 points) is second, while Presque Isle (17-0, 137.0370 points) is first in the 19-team region. The top 13 teams qualify for the playoffs.
Kents Hill 48, North Haven 18
At Kents Hill Feb. 2, the Huskies had no trouble with the visiting Hawks and prevailed by 30 points. Kents Hill led 20-3, 32-5 and 44-13 at the quarter breaks.
Gina MacDonald scored eight points to lead the Hawks, while Maddie Hallowell added six and Mya Goodell four.
For Kents Hill, Emma Curnin poured in 26 points, while Marissa Terrio added eight; Sara Grenier, Caroline Tortorella and Liz Torres, all four; and Ashley Doyle, two.
The Hawks were 1-of-5 (20 percent) from the foul line in the loss.
In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Western Class D, North Haven (4-11, 6.1111 points) is 13th, while Rangeley (15-1, 70.5784 points) is first in the 13-team region. The top nine teams qualify for the playoffs.
Jonesport-Beals 67, Vinalhaven 37
At Jonesport Feb. 2, the Royals put the game out of reach in the first quarter and picked up their ninth win of the year. Jonesport-Beals led 23-6, 47-13 and 54-19 at the quarter breaks.
Leading the islanders were Ellie Reidy (14 points, 11 rebounds), Eliza Davidson (13 points, 2 rebounds), Hannah-Jo Moody (4 points), Skylar Sanborn (2 points), Hannah Noyes (2 points, 3 rebounds, 2 steals), Ashley Davis-Oakes (point), Taylor Littlefield (point, 2 steals), Andrea Shane (5 rebounds), Danielle Newton (3 rebounds) and Jasmine Arey (2 rebounds).
For the Royals, Morgan Merchant poured in 24 points, while Kaylee Alley added 15; Brianna Cirone added 10.
The Vikings were 6-of-12 (50 percent) from the foul line, while the Royals were 11-of-16 (69 percent).
The Vikings lost Ashley Hamilton, who was averaging 17 points and 15 rebounds coming into the weekend, after "tweaking" her knee, said island coach Alan Lazaro.
"Hopefully she will get it looked at [Wednesday, Feb. 6], and we'll see what's going on," he said. "We've got one more game with Islesboro Wednesday, then a prelim game [also likely against Islesboro] and if we win that we're off to Augusta. So we'll see what happens."
Jonesport-Beals 61, Vinalhaven 27
At Jonesport Feb. 1, the Royals jumped to a large first-quarter lead and surged to a convincing win over the islanders. Jonesport-Beals led 18-4, 35-9 and 51-18 at the quarter breaks.
Leading the Vikings were Hamilton (6 points, 3 rebounds), Reidy (6 points, 7 rebounds, steal), Littlefield (5 points, 2 rebounds), Davidson (5 points, 3 rebounds), Skyler Sanborn (2 points, rebound, steal, assist), Virginia Wadleigh (2 points 2 rebounds), Davis-Oakes (1 points, 6 rebounds) and Andrea Shane (2 steals, rebound).
For Jonesport-Beals, Kaylee Alley scored 15 points, while Morgan Merchant added 14 and Morgan Beal 10.
The Vikings were 1-of-13 (8 percent) from the foul line, while the Royals were 2-of-5 (40 percent).
In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Western Class D, Vinalhaven (5-12, 17.9012 points) is eighth, while Rangeley (15-1, 70.5784 points) is first in the 13-team region. The top nine teams qualify for the playoffs.
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