High school boys and girls basketball

Island ball: Vikings, Hawks continue to hoop it up

Defending state Class D champion Vinalhaven girls unbeaten
By Staff | Jan 09, 2018

While the weekend featured a pair of marquee matchups on the basketball court, it was largely a mixed bag of results for the high school squads of Vinalhaven and North Haven on Friday and Saturday, Jan. 5-6.

The Viking girls — the defending state Class D champions — remained unbeaten with a pair of wins over Rangeley, as they netted a 51-32 win Jan. 6 and a 53-39 win Jan. 5. The squads are among the top teams in Class D South and it could have been potential regional championship preview.

The Viking boys also dropped a pair of close contests to the Lakers, while the Hawks were dealt home losses by Temple Academy of Waterville.

The following is a recap of reported results:

Girls basketball

Vinalhaven 51, Rangeley 32

At Vinalhaven Jan. 6, the Vikings swept the Lakers off the island with their second win in as many days. Vinalhaven led 11-6, 22-18 and 33-22 at the quarter breaks.

Gilleyanne Davis-Oakes led the winners with 24 points, while Déja Doughty added nine; Cheyenne Bickford, eight; Paige Dennison, six; and Ashlyn Littlefield and Amber Shane, two.

Natasha Haley scored 14 points for Rangeley, while Emily Eastlack added 10 and Brooke Egan, Lauren Eastlack, Winnie LaRochelle and Kylie Collins, two.

The Vikings were 11-of-16 (69 percent) from the charity stripe, while the Lakers were 5-of-10 (50 percent).

In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Class D South, Vinalhaven (7-0, 32.4219 points) is first in the 11-team region. The top eight teams qualify for the playoffs.

Vinalhaven 53, Rangeley 39

At Vinalhaven Jan. 5, the Vikings remained unbeaten as they bested the Lakers in what could be a Class D South regional championship preview. Vinalhaven led 19-4, 35-16 and 43-29 at the quarter breaks.

Gilleyanne Davis-Oakes led the islanders with a 19-point effort, while Ashlyn Littlefield added 12; Déja Doughty and Paige Dennison, eight; and Cheyenne Bickford and Amber Shane, two.

Natasha Haley scored 11 points for the Lakers, while Brooke Egan added 10; Olivia Pye, six; Amber Morrill, four; and Lauren Eastlack, Vanessa Brisson, Emily Eastlack and Winnie LaRochelle, two.

Vinalhaven was 5-of-8 (62 percent) from the charity stripe, while Rangeley was 9-of-15 (60 percent).

Boys basketball

Temple Academy 70, North Haven 44

At North Haven Jan. 6, the Bereans pounced on the Hawks early and shot their way to victory. Temple Academy led 27-11, 46-19 and 64-32 at the quarter breaks.

Tyrese Edwards scored 14 points for North Haven, while Brandon Brown added nine; Peyton Cooper and Colby Beverage, eight; Marten Dunn, three; and Austin Gonzales, two.

Nikola Kevic scored 14 points for Temple Academy, while Nick Blaisdell and Ilija Ivkovic added 12; Micah Riportella, 10; Nathaniel Riles, nine; Nathan Riportella, seven; Will Paradis, five; and Sawyer Deroche and Gabe Shepard, two.

The Hawks were 5-of-9 (56 percent) from the foul line, while the Bereans were 4-of-12 (33 percent).

In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Class D South, North Haven (3-5, 3.6111 points) is 10th, while Valley of Bingham (8-1, 35.1235 points) is first in the 12-team region. The top eight teams qualify for the playoffs.

Rangeley 53, Vinalhaven 47

At Vinalhaven Jan. 6, the Lakers bested the hosts by six points. Rangeley led 14-10 after the first quarter, while Vinalhaven led 27-22 at halftime and 40-32 after three quarters.

Keon Arey poured in a game-high 28 points for the islanders, while Mikael Stone added 13 and Joe Hopkins, Elijah Ames and Mitchell Hopkins two.

Kyle Larochelle scored 25 points for Rangeley, while Cal Crosby added 11; Leo Perez, eight; Will Bray, five; and Kenny Thompson, four.

The Vikings were 12-of-20 (60 percent) from the foul line, while the Lakers were 10-of-14 (71 percent).

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class D South, Vinalhaven (0-9, no points) is 12th, while Valley of Bingham (8-1, 35.1235 points) is first in the 12-team region. The top eight teams qualify for the playoffs.

Rangeley 50, Vinalhaven 37

At Vinalhaven Jan. 5, the Lakers went on a big second-quarter run and surged past the host Vikings. Rangeley led 8-6, 30-17 and 38-26 at the quarter breaks.

Keon Arey scored 14 points for Vinalhaven, while Mikael Stone added 11; Mitchell Hopkins, five; Tim Farrelly, three; and Mark Angelo and Joe Hopkins, two.

Kyle Larochelle scored 27 points to lead Rangeley, while Kenny Thompson tallied 12; Will Bray, six; and Leo Perez, four.

The Vikings were 2-of-7 (28 percent) from the foul line and the Lakers 6-of-10 (60 percent).

Courier Publications' sports staff can be reached by email at sports@villagesoup.com or by phone at 594-4401.

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