High school girls basketball

Mackie's third-quarter burst lifts Mariners past Windjammers

After trailing at halftime, freshman scores 17 in third stanza, 25 for game to key visitors
By Zack Miller | Jan 12, 2020
Photo by: Zack Miller Oceanside's Anna Kingsbury, left, and Camden Hills' Kaylyn Krul vie for the ball on Jan. 11 in high school girls basketball in Rockport. The Mariners beat the host Windjammers 48-31.

Rockport — When a player gets a hot-shooting hand it is best not to go away from said player to try something different. Essentially, stick with what works. Do not mess up a good thing.

The Oceanside girls basketball team recognized the fact freshman Audrey Mackie could not miss out of halftime, as the 5-foot 7-inch guard scored more than half of the team's points in a 48-31 victory over Midcoast rival Camden Hills on Saturday afternoon, Jan. 11 in a high school court battle.

Watch and see more photos video below.

Despite cold shooting from the Windjammers and Mariners in the first half, the visitors led 9-7 at the end of the first quarter, while Camden Hills reemerged for a 15-12 edge at halftime and Mackie's hot hand propelled Oceanside to a 36-23 lead at the end of the third.

For Oceanside, Mackie led all scorers with 25 points, while Grace Woodman had 12; Molly Gould, three; Anna Kingsbury, Ahlivia Morris, Abby Waterman and Emily Sykes, two.

Mackie drilled three 3-poiners, while Woodman knocked down two.

Camden Hills, which had lost its first eight games and then won two straight, also had a freshman lead in scoring, as Ella Graffam tallied eight points, while Kaylyn Krul had seven; Tessa Whitley and Tess Jalbuena-Cook and Grace O'Connell, three; Lili Clement, Mila Bonometti and Bailey Curtis, two; and Ella Powers, one.

O'Connell was the only Windjammer to make a trey.

Oceanside, which also beat Camden Hills 62-45 earlier in the season, was 7-of-14 (50 percent) from the free-throw line, while the Windjammers were 6-of-10 (60 percent).

The opponents had a tough time on the offensive end, as it seemed as though the baskets had lids on them until late into the first quarter.

Camden Hills led 7-3 with a minute left until the end of the first quarter, but Woodman drained a trey to pull the Mariners within one. On the next Oceanside possession, Mackie knocked down her first triple of the game to put the Mariners in front.

The cold shooting started again in the second quarter, but Camden Hills retook the lead when Krul knocked down a two-point shot, stole the ball and found Graffam to give the Windjammers an 11-10 advantage.

After a failed Oceanside possession, Krul made another layup to put the hosts up 13-10 late in the second quarter.

Mackie got her hot hand started right out of the halftime intermission, as she hit a trey from the top of the key to tie the game 15-15.

Twenty seconds later Mackie hit a jumper at the elbow to put the Mariners ahead by two, but two Graffam free throws again tied the game.

The lead changed hands again when Sykes hit a pair of free throws, as Oceanside's lead was back to two, but did not last long as a bevy of Windjammer offensive rebounds led to Jalbuena-Cook's layup.

That is the final time the score was tied, as Mackie went to work with 10 straight points for Oceanside in a 10-1 run, which increased the lead to 29-20.

O'Connell's triple stopped the bleeding, but only temporarily, as Mackie kick-started a 14-0 run for Oceanside, as Woodman, Gould and Morris tallied baskets, to put the game away for good.

In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Class B North, Oceanside (8-3, 23.9506 points) is eighth, while Hermon (10-1, 62.0370 points) is first in the 17-team region. The top 12 teams qualify for the playoffs.

In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Class A North, Camden Hills (2-9, 9.7531 points) is 12th, while Hampden Academy (10-1, 49.2593 points) is first in the 12-team region. The top eight teams qualify for the playoffs.

Oceanside at Camden Hills girls basketball
Camden Hills hosts Oceanside on Jan. 11 in high school girls basketball in Rockport. (Video by: Zack Miller)
Oceanside's Abby Waterman, right, and Camden Hills' Kaylyn Krul. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Camden Hills' Ella Graffam, front, and Audrey Bowman, right, as well as Oceanside's Grace Woodman. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Camden Hills' Ella Graffam, left, and Oceanside's Molly Gould. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Camden Hills' Kaylyn Krul. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Camden Hills' Grace O'Connell. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Oceanside's Grace Woodman, front, and Camden Hills' Audrey Bowman. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Camden Hills' Ella Graffam. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Oceanside's Abby Waterman, front, and Camden Hills' Grace O'Connell. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Camden Hills' Tessa Whitley. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Oceanside's Audrey Mackie. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Oceanside's Ahlivia Morris, left, Audrey Mackie, middle, and Abby Waterman, right, as well as Camden Hills' Kaylyn Krul, left, Audrey Bowman, middle, and Tess Jalbuena-Cook. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Camden Hills' Tessa Whitley, left, and Oceanside's Ahlivia Morris. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Camden Hills' Mila Bonometti, left, and Oceanside's Molly Gould. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Camden Hills' Kaylyn Krul, left, and Oceanside's Abby Waterman. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Oceanside's Ahlivia Morris, back. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Oceanside's Emily Sykes. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Camden Hills' Audrey Bowman. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Camden Hills' Mila Bonometti, left, and Oceanside's Abby Waterman. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Oceanside's Molly Gould. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Camden Hills' Ella Graffam, left, and Kaylyn Krul, right, as well as Oceanside's Anna Kingsbury. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Oceanside's Molly Gould. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Camden Hills' Kaylyn Krul. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Oceanside's Abby Waterman. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Oceanside's Abby Waterman, left, and Camden Hills' Kaylyn Krul. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Oceanside's Audrey Mackie. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Oceanside's Audrey Mackie, left, and Camden Hills' Ella Powers. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Camden Hills' Ella Graffam, back, and Kaylyn Krul, front, as well as Oceanside's Anna Kingsbury. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Camden Hills' Kaylyn Krul, front, and Oceanside's Anna Kingsbury. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Camden Hills' Kaylyn Krul, right, and Oceanside's Anna Kingsbury. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Camden Hills' Kaylyn Krul, right, and Oceanside's Anna Kingsbury. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Oceanside's Abby Waterman, front, and Camden Hills' Mila Bonometti. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Oceanside's Audrey Mackie, left, and Camden Hills' Tessa Whitley, right. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Oceanside's Audrey Mackie, left, and Camden Hills' Tessa Whitley. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Oceanside's Grace Woodman. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Oceanside's Grace Woodman. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Oceanside's Grace Woodman. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Oceanside's Molly Gould. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Camden Hills' Tessa Whitley. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Oceanside's Abby Waterman. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Oceanside's Abby Waterman. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Camden Hills' Tessa Whitley, front, and Ella Powers, back, as well as Oceanside's Emily Sykes. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Camden Hills' Tessa Whitley, left, and Kaylyn Krul, front, as well as Oceanside's Emily Sykes, left. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Oceanside's Abby Waterman, left, and Camden Hills' Kaylyn Krul. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Camden Hills' Ella Powers. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Comments (0)
If you wish to comment, please login.