Two pairs of island teams hit the hardwood Tuesday night, with the Vinalhaven boys and girls traveling to neighboring Islesboro to take on the Eagles.

While the girls game saw the Vikings prevail in decisive fashion, the boys game proved to be one for the ages in a back-and-forth, high-scoring affair.

In the end, it was the host Eagle boys who pulled out a 75-71 victory over the visiting Vikings, while the Vinalhaven girls defeated the Eagles 64-12.

In the boys game, the Eagles jumped to a 19-16 first-quarter lead, only to have the Vikings storm back to take a 37-29 halftime advantage. Islesboro then went on a 31-19 run in the third eight-minute frame to nab a 60-56 lead after three quarters.

Jason Hatch poured in 32 points to lead the Eagles, including 18 points in the third quarter and stuck an eye-opening seven 3-pointers on the night. D.J. Johnson also had a 22-point effort for Islesboro, while Gerard Scherr added 10, Max Mahan six and Arthur Govoni five.

For the Vikings, Steven Osgood netted 30 points, while Nathan Hopkins chipped in with a 22-point effort for the visitors. Also breaking into the scoring column were Willie Drury with eight points, Dana Tolman six and Brian Stanley five.

The Eagles shot 14-of-20 (70 percent) from the foul line, while the Vikings were 7-of-13 (54 percent). Hatch netted all five of his attempts for Islesboro.

According to Vinalhaven coach Matt Slivinsky, the Vikings had a hard time breaking Islesboro’s fullcourt trapping press, resulting in many turnovers and quick hoops for the hosts.

“We came out flat in the second half,” said Slivinsky. “Our boys did not play very good defense in the third quarter. That, combined with trying to dribble through their press instead of passing through it, which caused turnovers, came back to really hurt us. But I’m not taking anything away from those boys from Islesboro. They played their [butts] off and they did a heck of a job. They hustled, they did what they needed to do and they wanted it more.”

“We set up a three-quarter [fullcourt] trap and we got a lot of anticipated passes,” said Islesboro coach Don Johnson. “It worked out well for us. Some of the time they got through, but most of the time they didn’t. So that was working for us.”

That, and it seemed Hatch could not miss.

“Jason was pretty hot for us,” said Islesboro coach Don Johnson. “He had 18 [points] in the third quarter and hit seven three pointers [in the game], so that was a big quarter for us.”

“When a guy’s hot like that you’ve got to stay on him,” said Slivinsky. “You’ve got to keep a hand on him and an eye on him and deny him the ball the best you can and make sure he doesn’t get open looks. He’s about 6-foot-3-inches anyway so he doesn’t need a lot of room, and we weren’t doing that.”

Slivinsky added that his players may have taken Islesboro a bit lightly, which he does not expect them to do again when the Vikings host the Eagles Monday on Vinalhaven.

The win shot the Eagles (4-4, 11.0648 Heal Points) to sixth in the recent Western Class D Heal Point Standings, while the Vikings (6-4, 21.3746 points) dropped to fourth. Richmond (9-0, 30.9436 is the top team in the region.

Girls game

The Vikings led 12-2, 26-2 and 44-7 at the quarter breaks en route to the easy win.

Amelia Davidson and Chelsea Moyer each scored 12 points to lead Vinalhaven, while Alana Watt, Eliza Davidson and Brooke Conway each added eight; Chrissy Martin, four; and Jenn Guptill, Jenny Candage, Izza Drury, Blake Reidy and Ashley Hamilton, all two.

For the Eagles, Lindsay Durkee netted six points, Alana Govoni, four; and Ally Craig and Aven Howell, both one.

The Vikings were 2-of-6 (33 percent) from the free-throw line, while the Eagles were 2-of-18 (11 percent).

Vinalhaven (9-1, 28-2376 points) is third in the most recent Western Class D Heal Point Standings, while Islesboro (1-6, 0.6250 of a point) is 13th in the same region. Richmond (8-2, 29.9911) is the top team in the region.

Village NetMedia Associate Sports Director Mark Haskell can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by e-mail at