The first of two island showdowns in the coming week between the North Haven and Vinalhaven basketball teams tipped off Wednesday night as the Vikings hosted the Hawks in a doubleheader on Vinalhaven.

The Vikings swept the Hawks off the court in both games, with the Viking boys prevailing 63-13 and the Viking girls upending the visitors 63-30.

The two teams will face off again Wednesday, Feb. 3 on North Haven in the regular-season finale for all four squads.

While the North Haven boys will not advance to the Western Class D playoffs, the other three teams involved in Wednesday night’s island games have strong postseason aspirations.

The North Haven girls (8-7, 19.4914 points), currently 10th among 14 teams in Western Class D, badly needed a win Wednesday to make a run at the postseason. The top eight teams qualify for the playoffs in Western Class D. The Hawks will have another chance to gain valuable Heal Points and get into the playoffs when they host the Vikings next week.

The Vinalhaven girls (12-2, 71.6299 points) have moved back into the top spot in the 16-team Western Class D region with two regular-season games left.

The Vinalhaven boys (9-5, 50.6744 points) currently are fourth in Western Class D with two games remaining. North Haven (1-10, 1.1905 points) is 13th in the 14-team region, while Richmond (13-1, 64.8212 points) is the top team in Western Class D.

Boys game

The Vikings took a 14-2 lead after the first quarter, extended their advantage to 29-4 at halftime and jumped to a 43-8 lead after three quarters.

Nathan Hopkins netted 18 points to lead Vinalhaven, while Tyler Chilles added eight; Dana Tolman, seven; Steven Osgood, six; Corbin Osgood and Trey Warren each five; Bobby Beckman, four; and Brian Stanley, Willie Drury and Justin Newton, all two.

For the Hawks, Rico Rattina had seven points, while Chase MacDonald and Jeremy Page each added three.

Vinalhaven netted 5-of-11 (45 percent) from the foul line, while North Haven went 2-of-4 (50 percent) from the charity stripe.

Girls game

Vinalhaven took a 20-8 lead after the first eight minutes and a 33-19 lead at intermission. The Vikings then jumped to a 47-26 lead after three quarters.

Brooke Conway turned in an 18-point effort to lead the Vikings, while Chelsea Moyer added 12; Izza Drury, eight; Blake Reidy, six; Alex Slivinsky, five; Jenn Guptill and Eliza Davidson, both four; Amelia Davidson, three; and Alana Watt, two.

Erin Cooper keyed the Hawks with 10 points, while Abigail Campbell and Olivia Brown each added six and Ann Marie Beverage and Leta Hallowell, both four.

The Vikings were 9-of-19 (47 percent) from the charity stripe, while the Hawks were 2-of-4 (50 percent).

Village NetMedia Associate Sports Director Mark Haskell can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by e-mail at mhaskell@villagesoup.com.