High school girls basketball

Hawks fly far from island for three straight road games

Young, undermanned North Haven looks for wins, to stay in Class D South playoff picture
By Mark Haskell | Jan 13, 2019
Photo by: Mark Haskell North Haven's Layla Sparhawk, front, controls the ball against Pine Tree Academy's Ellana Tardiff, left, and Adriana DePalma on Jan. 10 in a high school girls basketball game in Freeport. The host Breakers beat the islanders 41-24.

North Haven — The North Haven girls basketball team’s season, with only six-student athletes on the roster, has been a war of attrition.

And in such battles, it is typically the high school athletic team with more resources, or players, that prevail.

That school of thought has rung true for the hard-working, young, undermanned Hawks this season, still winless after its four games in five days with Pine Tree Academy of Freeport on Thursday and Friday, Jan. 10-11 and Temple Academy of Waterville on Saturday, Jan. 12 and Monday, Jan. 14.

The Breakers substituted liberally throughout the games against the Hawks, as they often looked like a hockey team changing lines, while the visitors could substitute only one player at a time, which left the majority to play the entire 32-minute affairs.

Watch video and see more photos below.

On Thursday night, the Breakers netted a 41-24 victory, while Hawk coach Laura MacDonald said, “I was very proud of how they played this morning” after dropping a 43-35 decision to PTA Friday morning.on

The Hawks also lost 51-26 in another road game against host Temple Academy on Saturday, Jan. 12.

North Haven then traveled to Waterville to face Temple Academy and fell 51-27 Saturday, Jan. 12 before hosting the Bereans Monday, Jan. 14. There, the Hawks were dealt a 53-41 loss.

Following Monday’s game, in the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class D South, North Haven (0-9, no points) is tied for eighth with Seacoast Christian of South Berwick, while Rangeley (10-1, 31.8519 points) is first in the nine-team region. The top eight teams qualify for the playoffs.

North Haven's loss to Temple Academy Monday has yet to be reported, thus, the Hawks, like the Guardians, are 0-10.

The following is a recap of reported results:

Temple Academy 53, North Haven 41

At North Haven Jan. 14, the Bereans emerged with a 12-point win over the Hawks. Temple Academy led 9-8, 19-15 and 29-27 at the quarter breaks.

Layla Sparhawk scored 22 points for the islanders, while Mercedes Sparhawk added 15 and Sophia Hansen, Shyla Arthur and Kaylee Ames two.

Deleyni Carr scored 20 points for the Bereans, while Olivia Baker added 13; Hannah Hubbard, 12; Julianna Hubbard, six; and Chloe Riportella and Jaimee Feugill, two.

North Haven netted three foul shots and Temple Academy seven.

Temple Academy 51, North Haven 27

At Waterville Jan. 12, the Bereans went on a 19-5 fourth-quarter run and pulled away from the Hawks. North Haven led 6-5 after the first quarter, while Temple Academy led 20-16 at halftime and 32-22 after three quarters.

Layla Sparhawk scored 12 points for the islanders, while Mercedes Sparhawk added eight; Kaylee Ames, four; Isabelle Haskell, two; and Shyla Arthur, one.

Olivia Baker scored 20 points for the Bereans, while Julianna Hubbard added 16; Jaimee Feugill and Hannah Hubbard, six; and Chloe Riportella and Lotta Wegner, two.

Both teams were 3-of-5 (60 percent) from the foul line.

Pine Tree Academy 43, North Haven 35

At Freeport Jan. 11, the Hawks and Breakers played a fairly even first quarter, but the Breakers went on a 22-10 second-quarter run, which gave them all the cushion they needed to net the win over the Hawks. Pine Tree Academy led 6-5, 28-15 and 37-27 at the quarter breaks.

Mercedes Sparhawk led the Hawks with a 19-point, 15-rebound performance, while sister Layla Sparhawk scored 16 points and pulled down 12 boards.

Adriana DePalma scored 12 points for the Breakers, while Jordan Milano added eight; Renee Pickard, seven; Emily Schlisner, six; Emily Rojas and Anna Marden, four; and Natalie Marden, two.

North Haven was 5-of-14 (36 percent) from the foul line, while Pine Tree Academy was 1-of-4 (25 percent).

Pine Tree Academy 41, North Haven 24

At Freeport Jan. 10, the Breakers emerged victorious over the Hawks. Pine Tree Academy led 15-8, 27-13 and 35-19 at the quarter breaks.

Layla Sparhawk and Mercedes Sparhawk dumped in 11 points for the islanders, while Isabelle Haskell added two.

Adriana DePalma scored 11 points for Pine Tree Academy, while Emily Schlisner added eight; Natalie Marden and Jordan Milano, six; Abigayle Steorman, four; and Madeline Owen, Eliana Tardiff and Emily Rojas, two.

The Hawks were 2-of-7 (29 percent) from the foul line, while the Breakers were 2-of-7 (29 percent).

North Haven at Pine Tree Academy
Pine Tree Academy hosts North Haven on Jan. 10 in high school girls basketball in Freeport. (Video by: Mark Haskell and Zack Miller)
North Haven's Kaylee Ames. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
North Haven's Kaylee Ames, left, and Pine Tree Academy's Abigayle Stearman. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
North Haven's Mercedes Sparhawk, right, among others. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
North Haven's Kaylee Ames. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
North Haven's Mercedes Sparhawk. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
North Haven's Mercedes Sparhawk. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
North Haven's Mercedes Sparhawk, right, and Pine Tree Academy's Emily Rojas. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
North Haven's Layla Sparhawk, right, and Pine Tree Academy's Abigayle Stearnan. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
North Haven's Kaylee Ames, middle, as well as Pine Tree Academy's Emily Rojas, left, and Jordan Milano. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
North Haven's Isabelle Haskell, right, and Pine Tree Academy's Emily Rojas. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
North Haven's Mercedes Sparhawk, right, and Pine Tree Academy's Emily Schlisher, among others. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
North Haven's Mercedes Sparhawk, middle, among others. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
North Haven's Layla Sparhawk, middle, and Sophie Hansen, left, along with Pine Tree Academy's Ellana Tardiff. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
North Haven's Isabelle Haskell, left, and Kaylee Ames, back, along with Pine Tree Academy's Ariana DePalma. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
North Haven's Layla Sparhawk, middle, among others. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
North Haven's Shyla Arthur, left, and Pine Tree Academy's Emily Schlisher. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
North Haven's Kaylee Ames, right, among others. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
North Haven's Layla Sparhawk, front, and Pine Tree Academy's Emily Schlisher. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Pine Tree Academy's Emily Rojas, middle, along with North Haven Shyla Arthur, left, and Mercedes Sparhawk, right. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
North Haven coach Laura MacDonald, middle. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
North Haven's Isabelle Haskell (3), along with Pine Tree Academy's Jordan Milano (44), Emily Rojas, right, and Emily Schlisher. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
North Haven's Isabelle Haskell, right, and Pine Tree Academy's Emily Rojas. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
North Haven's Shyla Arthur, left, and Mercedes Sparhawk, right, along with Pine Tree Academy's Emily Rojas (14) and Jordan Milano. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
North Haven's Mercedes Sparhawk. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
North Haven's Layla Sparhawk (20) and Isabelle Haskell (3), among several Pine Tree Academy players. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
North Haven's Layla Sparhawk, right, and Mercedes Sparhawk, left, along with Pine Tree Academy's Abigayle Stearman, left, and others. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
North Haven's Kaylee Ames (23) and Mercedes Sparhawk, right, along with Pine Tree Academy's Emily Rojas. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
North Haven's Kaylee Ames (23) and Mercedes Sparhawk, right, along with Pine Tree Academy's Emily Rojas. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
North Haven's Kaylee Ames (23) and Isabelle Haskell, right, along with Pine Tree Academy's Abigayle Stearman. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
North Haven's Mercedes Sparhawk, right, and Pine Tree Academy's Natalie Marden. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
North Haven's Mercedes Sparhawk, and Pine Tree Academy's Adriana DePalma. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
North Haven's Kaylee Ames, left, and Pine Tree Academy's Abigayle Stearman. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
North Haven's Kaylee Ames, left, and Pine Tree Academy's Abigayle Stearman. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
North Haven's Layla Sparhawk, left, and Pine Tree Academy's Ellana Tardiff. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
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