Oceanside nails down road victory over rival Camden HillsGirls basketball: Gould, Plourde key third-quarter Mariner burst en route to win
Rockport — Before the season, Oceanside girls basketball coach Teel Foster said the goal for her team was simple: To be the best high school girls hoop team in the Midcoast.
And through five games, following a court case Friday night, Dec. 21 against rival Camden Hills, that is exactly what her squad is.
The Mariners outscored the Windjammers 17-7 in the third quarter and held the hosts in check the rest of the way to pick up a 54-47 victory.
In four of their first five victories, the Mariners (5-0) have wins over Belfast, Lincoln Academy of Newcastle, Medomak Valley and now Camden Hills (3-2) — all Midcoast opponents.
The Windjammers led 15-8 after the first quarter and 26-21 at halftime, while the Mariners received supreme efforts from both Emily Gould and Hannah Plourde in the third stanza to give the visitors a 38-33 advantage heading into the final eight minutes of action.
Gould netted 15 points — including seven in the third quarter — to lead Oceanside, while Plourde — who scored six points in the third quarter — added 12; Kennadi Grover; 10; Phoebe Ferraiolo and Ashley Gardner, both six; Brooke Dugan, five; and Emma Davis, two.
Jordan Knowlton poured in 28 points to lead Camden Hills, while Rachel Pease added six; Megan LeGage, five; Bekah Hilt, four; and Kristina Alex and Jaclyn Gilson, both two.
Oceanside netted 10-of-15 (67 percent) from the charity stripe, while Camden Hills converted 6-of-14 (43 percent).
Knowlton scored 10 of Camden Hills' 14 fourth-quarter points in an attempt to will the Windjammers back into the game, but Oceanside countered with a balanced scoring attack that proved to be too much for the hosts.
Grover, Gould and Ferraiolo each scored four points over the final eight minutes, while Plourde and Gardner each added two to keep the Windjammers at arm's length.
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