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High school basketball

This time Black Bears set double trap for Mariners

Oceanside swept by Maranacook in first games of new year
By Staff | Jan 03, 2020

Rockland — For the second time this season, the Oceanside and Maranacook high school basketball teams tipped off on the courts — this time to begin the 2020 calendar year — on Thursday, Jan. 2.

And while in the season-opening court clashes the schools earned a split, this time it was a clean sweep for the Black Bears, who emerged with wins over the Mariners.

On the boys side, the Black Bears prowled to a 66-45 victory in Rockland, while on the girls side, the Black Bears edged the visitors 48-43 in Readfield.

The following is a recap of reported results:

Boys

Maranacook 66, Oceanside 45

At Rockland Jan. 2, the Black Bears bested the Mariners for the second time this season. Maranacook led 16-8, 30-20 and 44-35 at the quarter breaks.

Bohdi Ames scored 13 points for the Mariners, while Cam Kingsbury added 12; Everett Allyn, five; Gavyn Tower, four; Nate Coombs and Hayden Jacques, three; and Drew Daggett, two.

Cash McClure netted 16 points for the Black Bears, while Joey Dupont added 13; Skyler Boucher, nine; Eli Bergdahl, seven; Casey Cormier and Joe Albert, six; Tim Worster, five; and Trevor Rioux, three.

Oceanside finished 4-of-8 (50 percent) from the foul line, while Maranacook was a perfect 9-of-9 (100 percent).

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class B North, Oceanside (4-4, 8.8889 points) is ninth, while Caribou (7-0, 28.1554 points) is first in the 17-team region. The top 12 teams qualify for the playoffs.

Girls

Maranacook 48, Oceanside 43

At Readfield Jan. 2, the Black Bears pounced on the Mariners early and maintained that cushion throughout en route to the victory. Maranacook led 16-8, 31-15 and 35-25 at the quarter breaks.

Grace Woodman poured in 25 points for the Mariners, while Abby Waterman added eight; Molly Gould and Anna Kingsbury, three; and Audrey Mackie and Ahlivia Morris, two.

Gabby Green scored 18 points for the Black Bears, while Amanda Goucher added seven; Kate Mohlar, Ella Schmidt and Anna Drillen, six; Grace Dwyer, three; and Madelyn Ballard, two.

Oceanside made 8-of-21 (38 percent) from the foul line, while Maranacook was 5-of-8 (62 percent).

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class B North, Oceanside (5-3, 14.2593 points) is fifth, while Presque Isle (7-1, 30.4321 points) is first in the 17-team region. The top 12 teams qualify for the playoffs.

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