Mariners, Windjammers, Panthers prevail in Jan. 8 court actionOceanside's Grover 15 points from coveted 1,000 career mark
It was an overall good day for many Midcoast high school basketball teams in Eastern Class B Tuesday night, Jan. 8, with the Oceanside, Medomak Valley and Camden Hills boys and girls squads in action against various Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference opponents.
The Mariner boys and girls each were victorious against Morse of Bath, as were the Camden Hills boys and girls against Leavitt of Turner. The Windjammer girls dealt the Hornets their first loss of the season and grabbed a bundle of valuable tournament Heal Points.
The Medomak Valley boys and girls split with Winslow, with the Panther girls and Black Raider boys defending their respective home courts.
The following is a recap of reported results from Jan. 8:
Oceanside 44, Morse 25
At Bath Jan. 8, the Mariners went on a 16-5 third-quarter run and pulled away from the hosts en route to their eighth win in nine games. The contest was tied 9-9 after the first quarter, while the Mariners took a 17-11 lead at halftime and a 33-16 advantage after three quarters.
Kennadi Grover paced the winners with 17 points, while hauling down 15 rebounds for Oceanside. Grover, as senior, has amassed 985 points for her high school hoop career playing for both Georges Valley and Oceanside and could become the first player in Mariner history to score 1,000 points on Friday night, Jan. 11 at home against undefeated Nokomis of Newport.
Oceanside coach Teel Foster said while the Mariners understand that getting the team win is more important than Grover hitting a historic individual milestone, "she better get it" if Oceanside hopes to knock off the Warriors.
"They're just sound," said Foster of the Warriors. "They pass the ball well, they're methodical [and] they break you down on offense. They kind of lull you to sleep with their passing game. I expect them to try and press us and get back in a [defensive] zone so we can't get it inside."
Also chipping in for the Mariners against Morse were Hannah Plourde (9 points, 4 rebounds), Ashley Gardner (5 points, 2 rebounds), Emily Gould (4 points, 3 steals, 3 assists, 4 rebounds), Brooke Dugan (3 points, 6 steals, 4 assists), Phoebe Ferraiolo (2 points, 11 rebounds) and Lily Vachon (2 points, steal).
For the Shipbuilders, Jaclyn McNeil netted seven points, while Phoebe Crosby added four and Lea Graves three.
In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class B, Oceanside (7-1, 29.1667 points) is third, while Nokomis (9-0, 30.8025 points) is second. Presque Isle (10-0, 40.0617 points) is first in the 19-team region. The top 13 teams qualify for the playoffs.
Oceanside's recent win over Morse is not included in the most recent Heal Point Standings.
Camden Hills 60, Leavitt 30
At Rockport Jan. 8, the Windjammers sailed to victory over the Hornets, doubling up the visitors en route to handing Leavitt its first loss of the year. The Hornets were without standout guard Kristen Anderson, who had the flu and still was nursing an ankle injury suffered in a game with Belfast Jan. 3.
Camden Hills led 23-3, 42-6 and 50-17 at the quarter breaks.
Leading the 'Jammer offense were Jordan Knowlton (13 points, 9 rebounds, assist), Rachel Pease (12 points, 15 rebounds, 2 blocked shots, 2 steals), Jaclyn Gilson (8 points, 3 rebounds), Bekah Hilt (7 points, 6 rebounds, 3 steals), Kristina Alex (6 points, 3 rebounds), Megan LeGage (5 points, 2 assists), Maddie Bowman (5 points), Katie McMorrow (2 points) and Eliza Boetsch (2 points).
For Leavitt, Jenna Cote netted 15 points, while Bri DeGone added six.
The Windjammers were 9-of-12 (75 percent) from the foul line, while the Hornets were 4-of-10 (40 percent).
Knowlton has 1,259 points in her high school hoop career and is 117 points behind Megan Cressler's 1,376 and 144 behind Tyler McFarland's 1,403. Cresser is the all-time Windjammer girls scorer and McFarland the all-time Windjammer scorer.
In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class B, Camden Hills (5-4, 19.4444 points) is fourth, while Presque Isle (10-0, 40.0617 points) is first in the 19-team region. The top 13 teams qualify for the playoffs.
Medomak Valley 40, Winslow 30
At Waldoboro Jan. 8, the Panthers secured their second straight win with a 10-point triumph over the Black Raiders. Winslow led 7-5 after the first quarter, while Medomak Valley took a 15-10 lead at halftime and a 26-23 edge after three quarters.
Sami Griffin scored 14 points for the Panthers, while Elise Wallace added six; Hannah Marks and Amanda Hendrickson-Belloguet, both five; Justice Barrows, three; Missy Philbrook, Taylor Simmons and Hannah Heald, all two; and Desiree Benner, one.
For Winslow, Delaney Wood scored eight points, while Liz Pullen added seven; Erica Bertolaccini and Alyssa Wood, both six; and Sarah Wildes, three.
The Panthers were 11-of-18 (61 percent) from the charity stripe, while the Black Raiders were 3-of-10 (30 percent).
In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class B, Medomak Valley (3-6, 5.9568 points) is 13th, while Presque Isle (10-0, 40.0617 points) is first in the 19-team region. The top 13 teams qualify for the playoffs.
Camden Hills 67, Leavitt 59
At Turner Jan. 8, the Windjammers sailed to their seventh win in nine tries with an eight-point victory over the Hornets. The two teams were knotted 10-10 after the first eight minutes, while Camden Hills took a 27-17 lead at halftime and a 47-33 lead after three quarters.
Colin Morse poured in a game-high 27 points for the 'Jammers, while Jayson Kuhn and Connor Hart each added 12; Chandler Crans, nine; Connor Graffam, four; and Terron Bailey, three. Hart also had eight rebounds and six assists for the winners, while Chandler Crans added six rebounds and three steals; Morse, eight rebounds; and Graffam, five caroms.
For Leavitt, Andrwe Middleton scored 25 points, while Isaiah Calder tallied 13; Mitchel Davis, seven; Zac Goulette, five; Levi Morin and Matt Powell, both three; and Isaiah Masee, two.
In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class B, Camden Hills (7-2, 31.3272 points) is second, while Oceanside (8-1, 37.8086 points) is first in the 19-team region. The top 13 teams qualify for the playoffs.
Oceanside 67, Morse 42
At Rockland Jan. 8, the Mariners got off to a slow start, but got a second-quarter spark from their bench and rolled in the second half to a 25-point win. Oceanside led 15-6 after the first quarter and 37-20 at halftime, while extending its advantage to 58-31 after three quarters.
Keenan Hendricks netted 13 points to lead Oceanside, while Sam Meklin added 12; Isaiah Stone-Patterson, 10; Matt Zable and Shea Davenport, both seven; Nick Judge, six; David Gould and Nick Mazurek, both four; Walker Ranney, two; and Tyler Gilson, one.
Stone-Patterson also had five assists and four steals, while Meklin added eight rebounds and Mazurek six caroms.
For Morse, Ethan Winglass scored 18 points, while Casey Watson added six; D'Vaughn Myers, Kevin McKellar and Matt Munster, all four; and Chris Paulus, Jacob Freeman and Paul Whalen, all two.
The Mariners were 9-of-17 (53 percent) from the foul line, while the Shipbuilders were 8-of-14 (57 percent).
In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class B, Oceanside (8-1, 37.8086 points) is first in the 19-team region. The top 13 teams qualify for the playoffs.
Winslow 73, Medomak Valley 61
At Winslow Jan. 8, the Panthers dug themselves into a first-half hole and never recovered, falling by 12 points to the Black Raiders. Winslow led 17-10, 40-17 and 60-40 at the quarter breaks.
Ryan Ripley led the way for Medomak Valley with 17 points, while Brandon Soper added 13; Nicholas DePatsy, nine; Micah Williamson, seven; Jonathan Hendrickson-Belloguet, Colton Spear and Michael Wadsworth, all four; Zach Starr, two; and Vinny Vannah, one.
For Winslow, Austin Ireland pumped in 24 points, while Justin Martin and Nathan Lanphear each added 14; Trevor Lovely, 13; Connor Wildes, four; and Josh Kervin, two.
The Panthers were 18-of-21 (86 percent) from the foul line, while the Black Raiders were 12-of-18 (67 percent).
In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class B, Medomak Valley (7-2, 30.2469 points) is fifth, while Oceanside (8-1, 37.8086 points) is first in the 19-team region. The top 13 teams qualify for the playoffs.
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