High school boys basketball

Nokomis halts Oceanside's four-game win streak

Road loss costs Mariners top spot in Eastern Class B
By Ken Waltz | Jan 13, 2013

Newport — After flying high during its first nine games, sporting an 8-1 record with a tough three-point home loss to rival Camden Hills being its only blemish, it appeared few opponents could stop the No. 1 Oceanside boys basketball team.

However, the Mariners stumbled a bit on Friday night, Jan. 11 in a 62-41 road loss to Nokomis.

A slow start hampered the visiting Mariners, who fell out of first place in Eastern Class B after holding that coveted spot for much of the season.

In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standing for Eastern Class B, Oceanside (8-2, 41.0494 points) is second, while Presque Isle (9-1, 45.0617 points) is first in the 19-team region. The top 13 squads qualify for the playoffs.

Nokomis improved to 6-4 with Friday's Heal Point-worthy win over Oceanside.

The Warriors took control early in Friday's game, leading 20-10, 35-20 and 46-32 at the quarter breaks.

For the Mariners, Shea Davenport tallied 13 points; Sam Meklin, 12; Isaiah Stone-Patterson, seven; David Gould, five; Nick Judge, two; and Keenan Hendricks, one.

For Nokomis, led by Carl Parker, a former athletic coach at Rockland District High School, Drew Wing scored 17 points, while Andrew Cartright and Noah Kershner both added 14 points.

Courier Publications sports staff can be reached by phone at 207-594-4401 or by email at sports@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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