High school basketball

Oceanside girls work OT for win, other weekend warriors not so successful

Windjammer, Mariner, Viking boys, Hawk girls cannot record tight victories
By Staff | Feb 04, 2019

Short of an exciting late-season showdown with playoff implications abound between the host Oceanside girls and Maine Central Institute of Pittsfield, it was an uneventful weekend for Midcoast high school basketball teams on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 1-2.

The Mariners split with Maine Central Institute as the girls earned a 62-55 overtime win over the Huskies in Rockland, while the boys fell 58-54 in Pittsfield on Friday.

The Windjammer boys also fell 62-57 on the road Friday against Mount Blue of Farmington.

The North Haven girls dropped two games in two days against Kents Hill on Friday and Saturday — falling 50-36 on Friday and 60-47 on Saturday — while the Vinalhaven boys were downed 71-38 Saturday against Valley of Bingham.

The following is a recap of reported results:

Girls

Oceanside 62, Maine Central Institute 55 (OT)

At Rockland Feb. 1, the Mariners outlasted the Huskies in overtime en route to their seventh win. MCI led 15-9 after the first quarter, while Oceanside led 27-20 at halftime and 41-37 after three quarters before the squads knotted the score 54-54 at the end of regulation.

Raechel Joyce scored 19 points for Oceanside, while Grace Woodman added 11; Hope Butler, nine; Sara Dorr, eight; Kalli Grover, five; Chloe Jones, four; and Molly Gould and Abby Veilleux, three.

Sydney Farrar and Sara Linkletter each scored 20 points for MCI, while Jillian Frost and Christa Carr added six and Natalie Sites and Leah Bussell two.

The Mariners were 9-of-17 (53 percent) from the foul line, while the Huskies were 5-of-7 (71 percent).

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class B North, Oceanside (7-10, 49.8148 points) is seventh, while Mount Desert Island (14-2, 118.2099 points) is first in the 16-team region. The top 11 teams qualify for the playoffs.

Kents Hill 60, North Haven 47

At North Haven Feb. 2, Kents Hill came away with a 13-point win. Kents Hill led 20-12, 35-27 and 48-42 at the quarter.

Mercedes Sparhawk scored 18 points for the islanders, while Layla Sparhawk added 15; Isabelle Haskell and Kaylee Ames, six; and Shyla Arthur, two.

Lauren Murray netted 21 points for Kents Hill, while Jarni Hewins added 18; Dani Eid, 15; and Vanessa Tebesigwa, six.

The Hawks were 7-of-10 (70 percent) from the foul line, while the visitors were 3-of-7 (43 percent).

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class D South, North Haven (0-14, no points) is ninth, while Rangeley (15-1, 102.5617 points) is first in the nine-team region. The top eight teams qualify for the playoffs.

Kents Hill 50, North Haven 36

At Kents Hill Feb. 1, the hosts netted a 14-point win. Kents Hill led 17-9, 32-17 and 46-19 at the quarter breaks.

Layla Sparhawk scored 17 points for the islanders, while Mercedes Sparhawk added 12; Isabelle Haskell, four; and Kaylee Ames, three.

Jarni Hewins scored 20 points for Kents Hill, while Lauren Murray added 15; Dani Eid, five; Vanessa Tebesigwa, four; and Alanna Bachelder, Cat Gibbs and Sunny Yan, two.

Kents Hill was 2-of-2 (100 percent) from the foul line, while North Haven was 1-of-2 (50 percent).

Boys

Valley 71, Vinalhaven 38

At Vinalhaven Feb. 2, the Cavaliers were anything but as they invaded the island and departed with a lopsided win. Valley led 16-8, 37-11 and 51-21 at the quarter breaks.

Mikael Stone scored nine points for the Vikings, while Hunter Ames and Connor Lazaro added five; Joe Hopkins, four; Keaton Lear, three; and Alec Radley, Tim Farrelly, Colby Beverage and Von Jones, two.

Joey Thomas scored 29 points for the Cavaliers, while Keegan Farnham added 12; Spencer Hunnewell, eight; Brad Farmington, seven; Wallace Savoy and Zach Walter, five; C.J. Morgan, three; and Thomas Bishop, two.

Valley was 3-of-6 (50 percent) from the foul line, while Vinalhaven was 2-of-5 (40 percent).

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class D South, Vinalhaven (2-13, 10.7659 points) is sixth, while Forest Hills (17-0, 120.2315 points) is first in the nine-team region. The top eight teams qualify for the playoffs.

Maine Central Institute 58, Oceanside 54

At Pittsfield Feb. 1, the Huskies avenged their loss to the Mariners earlier in the season with a four-point win. Oceanside led 13-12 after the first quarter, while MCI led 28-25 at halftime and 41-40 after three quarters.

Jack Lombardo scored 20 points for the Mariners, while Amos Anderson added 12; Trevor Reed, 11; Jaden Martin, five; and Cam Kingsbury and Nate Coombs, three.

Gavin McArthur scored 20 points for the Huskies, while Daniel Garamvolgyi added 11; Nacho Montes, 10; Hayden Caldwell, six; Joseph Cloutier, five; Jaroslav Ruta, four; and Harrison Sites, two.

Oceanside was 5-of-5 (100 percent) from the foul line, while MCI was 7-of-12 (58 percent).

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class B North, Oceanside (12-5, 79.0123 points) is sixth, while Hermon (16-0, 158.7654 points) is first in the 16-team region. The top 11 teams qualify for the playoffs.

Mount Blue 64, Camden Hills 57

At Farmington Feb. 1, the Windjammers came up short against the host Cougars. Camden Hills led 18-15 after the first quarter, while Mount Blue led 33-26 at halftime and 46-36 after three quarters.

Ryan Clifford led Camden Hills with 19 points, while Jeremy Fraser added 16; Michael McGeady and Ionut Lodge, seven; Michael Kremin, four; and Obie Miller and Trajan Gilson, two.

Garrett Reynolds scored 24 points for Mount Blue, while James Anderson added 15; Hunter Donald, seven; Randall Barker and Bradley Shamba, five; Jacob Farnham, four; and Hunter Meeks and Caleb Talbot, two.

The Windjammers were 11-of-26 (42 percent) from the charity stripe, while the Cougars were 11-of-19 (58 percent).

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class A North, Camden Hills (2-14, 2.3457 points) is 12th, while Hampden Academy (13-3, 98.3951 points) is first in the 12-team region. The top eight teams qualify for the playoffs.

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

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