Oceanside sweeps Waterville in court doubleheaderBoth Mariner squads sit at 7-1, among top teams in Eastern Class B
Waterville — Nearing the midway point of the regular season, it has been smooth sailing for both the Oceanside boys and girls basketball teams.
Both Mariner squads are 7-1 on the heels of their most recent victories Wednesday, Jan. 2 in a doubleheader at Waterville and currently are looking down at many opponents in Eastern Class B.
The Oceanside boys are the top team in the region, while the Oceanside girls are second, trailing only defending state Class B champion Presque Isle.
On Wednesday, the Mariner boys coasted to a 67-52 win over the host Purple Panthers, while the Mariner girls struggled in their game but rallied late to pick up a 39-36 victory.
The following is a recap of both Oceanside's games with Waterville:
Oceanside boys 67, Waterville 52
At Waterville, the Mariners sailed past the host Purple Panthers and prevailed by 15 points. Oceanside led 21-10, 30-26 and 45-38 at the quarter breaks.
Shea Davenport poured in 21 points for the winners, while Isaiah Stone-Patterson added 16; Tyler Gilson and Sam Meklin, both 10; Matt Zable, four; Nick Judge, three; Nick Mazurek, two; and Hunter Grindle, one.
For Waterville, Chris Hale netted 18 points, while Josh Gormley added 13; Jordan Derosby, seven; J.P. Michaud and Justin Jabar, both six; and Brian Bellows, five.
The Mariners were 12-of-16 (75 percent) from the foul line, while the Purple Panthers were 4-of-13 (31 percent).
In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class B, Oceanside (7-1, 24.8457 points) is first in the 19-team region. The top 13 teams qualify for the playoffs.
Oceanside girls 39, Waterville 36
At Waterville, the Mariners did not nab their first lead of the game until midway though the fourth quarter, but managed to escape with a three-point win over the hosts.
Hannah Plourde netted nine points to lead Oceanside, while Kennadi Grover and Phoebe Ferraiolo each added seven; Emily Gould, six; Brooke Dugan and Ashley Gardner, both three; and Lily Vachon, two.
Colleen O'Donnell tossed in 18 for Waterville, while Jenna Gagnon added 10.
"We were a little high on our horse, I think, and took that Waterville team a little too lightly," said Oceanside coach Teel Foster. "We lacked a little focus and drive and really just came out flat and they put it to us [early]."
Foster said her team "has some work to do over the next few days of practice" before they head to Bath Tuesday, Jan. 8 to face Morse.
On the heels of Wednesday's game, Grover is now 32 points away from becoming the first player in Oceanside history to score 1,000 points. Grover played her first two years of high school basketball at Class C Georges Valley before the school consolidated with Rockland District High School.
In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class B, Oceanside (7-1, 19.4444 points) is second, while Presque Isle (8-0, 27.7160 points) is first in the 19-team region. The top 13 teams qualify for the playoffs.
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