No. 1 Mariner boys make it 10 straight wins, best Black RaidersOceanside girls downed by Winslow in road affair
The Oceanside boys and girls high school basketball teams certainly have taken different routes since the teams' opening games with Midcoast-rival Medomak Valley of Waldoboro.
The Mariner boys, after falling to the Panthers in their first game of the 2013-14 campaign, have ripped off 10 straight victories, the most recent a 74-69 victory over visiting Winslow on Tuesday night, Jan. 14 in Rockland.
The Mariner girls, by comparison, after defeating the Panthers in their first game of the year, have a .500 record since after dropping a 42-32 decision to the Black Raiders on Tuesday in Winslow.
The following is a recap of both Oceanside contests:
Oceanside 74, Winslow 69
At Rockland Jan. 14, the Mariners held off a late Black Raider rally to pick up their 10th straight victory. Winslow led 17-15 after the first quarter, while Oceanside led 38-29 at halftime and 58-48 after three quarters.
Nick Judge tossed in 22 points for the Mariners, while Isaiah Stone-Patterson added 15; David Gould, 13; Nick Mazurek, 11; Hunter Grindle, seven; and Jarrod Leonardi, six.
Trevor Lovely added 22 points for the Black Raiders, while Nason Lanphear added 16; Justin Martin, 15; Justin Kervin and Josh Kervin, seven; and Dakota Herman, two.
Both teams had hot nights from the foul line as the Mariners netted 18-of-20 attempts (90 percent) and Winslow 13-of-15 (87 percent).
Oceanside led by 10 points with roughly 1:30 left in the fourth quarter when Winslow went on a late run and eventually cut its deficit to one point when Lanphear banked in a 3-pointer in front of the Black Raider bench.
However, the hosts stayed composed and Judge iced four straight free throws in the waning seconds to help stave off the visitors.
In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class B, Oceanside (10-1, 57.0370 points) is first in the 19-team region. The top 13 teams qualify for the playoffs.
Winslow 42, Oceanside 32
At Winslow Jan. 14, the Black Raiders held off the Mariners throughout the 32-minute contest and prevailed by 10 points. Winslow led 11-5, 21-16 and 32-28 at the quarter breaks.
Lily Vachon and Makenna Brooks scored seven points to key Oceanside, while Kalyn Grover added six; Ashley Gardner and Brooke Dugan, four; and Alexis Davis, two.
Sarah Wildes scored 11 points for Winslow, while Devin Fitzgibbons added 10; Heather Kervin, nine; Alyssa Wood, six; Ciara LeClair, four; and Hannah Doble, two.
The Mariners were 10-of-16 (62 percent) from the foul line, while the Black Raiders were 8-of-14 (57 percent).
In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class B, Oceanside (6-5, 35.8951 points) is fifth, while Presque Isle (13-0, 62.3457 points) is first in the 19-team region. The top 13 teams qualify for the playoffs.