North Haven boys surge to 7-2, best Lions in weekend contestsHawk girls swept by Greater Portland Christian
North Haven — Much the way its island town is surrounded by water, the North Haven boys basketball team finds itself surrounded by playoff teams at the midway point of the high school season.
The Hawk boys and girls welcomed Greater Portland Christian for a pair of contests Friday and Saturday, Jan. 11 and Jan. 12, with the host boys proving to defend their home court with ease.
The Hawk boys continued to play well, scoring 174 points on the weekend en route to a pair of wins over the Lions, while the Hawk girls kept their games close, but dropped a pair to GPC.
The following is a recap of the four Hawk contests over the weekend:
North Haven 92, Greater Portland Christian 22
At North Haven Jan. 12, the Hawks' starting lineup saw minimal action against the visiting Hawks as the reserves played a key role in a 70-point victory over the Lions.
Aidan Emerson shot an eye-popping 12-of-14 from the field and was 5-of-5 from beyond the arc, pouring in 30 points to lead North Haven to the victory. Also chipping in for the Hawks were Dalton Hornby with 18 points, while Avery Waterman added 10; Caleb Campbell, nine; Adam Murphy, six; Ethan Taylor, five; Tristan Carrier, four; and Caleb Mao, Zeb Campbell and Chase MacDonald, all three.
For GPC, David Daval netted eight points, while Ethan Spaulding added six; Jeremiah Hammond and Ben Roach, both four; and John Cony, two.
The Hawks were 15-of-24 (62 percent) from the foul line, while the Lions were 3-of-11 (27 percent).
North Haven 82, Greater Portland Christian 30
At North Haven Jan. 11, the Hawks soared to a convincing victory over the visiting Lions. North Haven led 28-6, 49-14 and 69-20 at the quarter breaks.
Waterman poured in 26 points for the winners, while Emerson added 13; Hornby, nine; MacDonald and Zeb Campbell, both eight; Ethan Taylor, six; Caleb Campbell, four; and Mao, Carrier and Murphy, all two.
For GPC, Daval netted seven points, while Spaulding and James Perkins each added six; John Cony, four; Hammond, Ryan Waugh and David Frye, all two; and Roach, one.
The Hawks were 10-of-23 (43 percent) from the charity stripe, while the Lions were 4-of-14 (28 percent).
In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Western Class D, North Haven (7-2, 11.3649 points) is sixth, while Forest Hills of Jackman (10-1, 28.7786 points) is first in the 14-team region. The top nine teams qualify for the playoffs.
Greater Portland Christian 53, North Haven 40
At North Haven Jan. 12, the Hawks could not keep up with the Lions, who pulled away late and prevailed by 13 points. GPC led 16-10, 28-18 and 41-27 at the quarter breaks.
Gina MacDonald scored 18 points to lead the islanders, while Maddie Hallowell added eight; Samantha Sparhawk and Adrianna Ames, both six; and Mya Goodell, two.
For GPC, Clarissa Jones poured in 27 points, while Elaine Beech added 13; Kim Davison, eight; Kyrie Austin, four; and Erin Robinson, one.
The Hawks were 6-of-10 (60 percent) from the foul line, while the Lions were 5-of-27 (18 percent).
Greater Portland Christian 45, North Haven 36
At North Haven Jan. 11, the Hawks proved competitive with the Lions through much of the game, but the visitors pulled away down the stretch and earned a nine-point win. North Haven held a 10-9 lead after the first eight minutes, while GPC led 15-13 at halftime and 29-24 after three quarters.
Hallowell scored 14 points for the hosts, while Sparhawk added eight; Gina MacDonald, seven; Goodell, four; Kennadi Cooper, two; and Ames, one.
For the Lions, Jones netted 18 points, while Beech tallied 14; Austin, seven; and Davison, six.
The Hawks were 6-of-14 (43 percent) from the foul line, while the Lions were 11-of-22 (50 percent).
In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Western Class D, North Haven (1-7, 0.9766 points) is 11th, while Richmond (8-2, 25.4248 points) is first in the 13-team region. The top nine teams qualify for the playoffs.
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