High school basketball

Oceanside, Medomak Valley, Vinalhaven nail down court victories

Panther boys suffer only second loss of season — again to Cony of Augusta
By Staff | Jan 15, 2020
Photo by: Mark Haskell Mount View's Carli Finn, left, and Oceanside's Katherine Freeman battle for rebound position on Jan. 14 in high school girls basketball in Rockland. The host Mariners beat the Mustangs 52-31.

Whether down to the wire or by lopsided scores, area high school basketball teams turned in a mixed bag of results on the hardwood on Tuesday, Jan. 14 as Oceanside, Medomak Valley, North Haven and Vinalhaven were in search of second-half wins.

On the girls side, the Mariners posted a 52-31 win over Mount View of Thorndike, while the Viking edged the Hawks 38-37 in a tight island affair and Panthers also secured a one-point win, a 39-38 triumph over Cony of Augusta.

On the boys side, Medomak Valley fell 91-58 to the Rams and the Vikings emerged with a 59-31 win over Islesboro. The Mariner boys also lost 73-60 to the Mustangs (see separate story).

Watch video and see more photos below from the Mount View at Oceanside girls game.

The following is a recap of reported results:

Girls

Oceanside 52, Mount View 31

At Rockland Jan. 14, the Mariners outscored the Mustangs 17-7 in the third quarter and slowly pulled away for the win. Oceanside, which stayed in front the entire game, led 11-6, 29-17 and 46-24 at the quarter breaks.

Grace Woodman pumped in 20 points — including four treys — to pace the Mariners, while Molly Gould and Audrey Mackie added 11; Abby Waterman, eight; and Emily Sykes, two.

Hannah Coolen led the Mustangs with 15 points, while Syd Vogel added seven; Sophia King, four; Lydia Bryant, three; and Kricket Thompson, two.

The Mariners netted 5-of-9 (56 percent) from the foul line, while the Mustangs were 6-of-10 (60 percent).

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class B North, Oceanside (9-3, 28.7037 points) is eighth, while Hermon (11-1, 74.9383 points) is first in the 17-team region. The top 12 teams qualify for the playoffs.

Vinalhaven 38, North Haven 37

At Vinalhaven Jan. 14, the Vikings survived a late surge by the Hawks and emerged with a one-point win. North Haven led 9-5 after the first quarter, while Vinalhaven rallied to take a 18-12 lead at half and a 27-20 advantage after three quarters.

Hope Cluff paced Vinalhaven with 18 points, while Hannah Dyer added 10; Shyanne Warren and Jazmyn Robishaw, four; and Grace Warren, two.

Layla Sparhawk led North Haven with 15 points, while Mercedes Sparhawk netted 14 and Kaylee Ames, Katherine White and Isabelle Haskell, two.

The Vikings were 3-of-6 (50 percent) from the charity stripe, while the Hawks were 9-of-18 (50 percent).

North Haven coach Laura MacDonald said she was proud of her team’s effort on Tuesday after the Hawks lost to the Vikings 47-23 earlier in the season.

“Losing by one was a heartbreaker,” she said. “We lost to them by 24 the first time around. Even though we came up short tonight, these girls played well together. They are improving every single game and I couldn’t be more proud.”

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class D South, Vinalhaven (2-7, 8.8889 points) is seventh, while North Haven (4-5, 5.6209 points) is eighth. Greenville (9-1, 55.9332 points) is first in the 10-team region.

Medomak Valley 39, Cony 38

At Waldoboro Jan. 14, the Panthers held the Rams scoreless in the third quarter and used that momentum to net their fifth win of the year. Cony led 18-14 after the first quarter and 25-20 at halftime, while Medomak Valley led 31-25 at the end of three quarters.

Abby Lash and Kayla Donlin led the balanced Panther scoring attack with eight points, while Autumn Ripley and Sadie Cohen added seven; Addison McCormick, five; and Alyssa Creamer, Zaniah Puchalski and Emma Kunesh, two. Donlin and Cohen pulled down 11 rebounds and McCormick seven.

Linelys Velazquez and Kiara Henry led the Rams with 13 points, while Sierra Prebit added five; Regan Bechard, three; and Julia Reny and Really Fleck, two.

Medomak Valley was 9-of-18 (50 percent) from the foul line, while Cony was 7-of-12 (58 percent).

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class A North, Medomak Valley (5-7, 25.1235 points) is sixth, while Hampden Academy (11-1, 60.3704 points) is first in the 12-team region. The top eight teams qualify for the playoffs.

Boys

Vinalhaven 59, Islesboro 31

At Vinalhaven Jan. 14, the Vikings prevailed over the Eagles in an island showdown. Vinalhaven led 11-10, 27-18 and 51-23 at the quarter breaks.

Hunter Ames paced Vinalhaven with 13 points, while Joe Hopkins added 10; Tim Farrelly, nine; Robbie Swears, six; Alec Radley and Mark Augusto, four; Trey Goodrich, three; and Colby Beverage, Kyle Grant, Lincoln Dennison, Von Jones and Connor Lazaro, two.

Charlie Jagger led Islesboro with 17 points, while Dylan Jagger added five; Alex Watson, four; Blake Zlotkowski, three; and Shamus Dove, one.

In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Class D South, Vinalhaven (3-7, 4.9460 points) is eighth, while Forest Hills of Jackman (10-0, 53.7037 points) is first in the 11-team region. The top eight teams qualify for the playoffs.

Cony 91, Medomak Valley 59

At Augusta Jan. 14, the Rams collected their second win of the season over the Panthers.

Gabe Allaire led the visitors with 15 points, while Patrick McKenney added nine; Parker Morrison, eight; Trevor Brown, six; Brandon Starr, Carson Murphy and Jake Bickmore, five; Aiden Starr, four; and Michael Simmons, two. Bickmore added five rebounds in the loss for Medomak Valley.

Dakota Dearborn led Cony with 24 points, while Simon McCormick added 18; Luke Briggs, 10; Bennett Carter and Kyle Douin, eight; Jamal Carigila and Riley Guyer, six; James Presti, four; Issac Gammon and Adrien Larrabee, three; and Brady Hopkins, one.

The Panthers were 11-of-16 (69 percent) from the foul line, while the Rams were 10-of-21 (48 percent).

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class A North, Medomak Valley (10-2, 36.6667 points) is fourth, while Hampden Academy (12-0, 82.4074 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.

Mount View at Oceanside girls basketball
Oceanside hosts Mount View on Jan. 14 in high school girls basketball in Rockland. (Video by: Mark Haskell and Zack Miller)
Oceanside's Katherine Freeman, left, and Mount View's Sophia King. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Oceanside's Katherine Freeman, left, and Mount View's Sophia King. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Oceanside's Grace Woodman. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Oceanside's Molly Gould. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Oceanside's Abby Waterman, middle, and Mount View's Hannah Coolen, left, and Lydia Bryant. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Oceanside's Grace Woodman. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Oceanside's Molly Gould, middle, and Mount View's Syd Vogel, left, and Lydia Bryant. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Oceanside's Molly Gould, middle, and Mount View's Syd Vogel, front, and Lydia Bryant. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Oceanside's Audrey Mackie. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Oceanside's Molly Gould. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Oceanside's Grace Woodman. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Oceanside's Grace Woodman, right, and Mount View's Kricket Thompson. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Mount View's Maddie Roux, front, and Oceanside's Molly Gould, middle, and Abby Waterman, left. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Oceanside's Abby Waterman. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Mount View's Hannah Coolen, left, and Oceanside's Emily Sykes. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Mount View's Hannah Coolen, middle, and Oceanside's Emily Sykes, front, and Ahlivia Morris, left. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Oceanside's Grace Van Buskirk, right, and Mount View's Hannah Coolen. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Oceanside's Katherine Freeman. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Oceanside's Katherine Freeman, right, and Mount View's Carli Finn. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
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