Blue Monday for Waldo County hoop squadsSearsport, Islesboro, Belfast squads fall in Jan. 20 court cases
Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, Jan. 20 did not prove to be memorable for Waldo County high school basketball squads with teams from Belfast, Islesboro and Searsport all coming up short on the hardwood.
The following is a recap of reported results from Monday, Jan. 20:
Oceanside 106, Belfast 34
At Rockland Jan. 20, the Mariners finished with their highest scoring output of the season, eclipsing the century mark in a rout of the Lions. Oceanside, which scored the first 18 points of the contest, led 28-10, 53-16 and 81-20 at the quarter breaks.
David Gould scored 24 points for the Mariners, including 22 in the first half, while Keenan Hendricks added 20; Isaiah Stone-Patterson, 17; Zach Peaco, 11; Nick Judge and Nick Mazurek, eight; Eli Thorbjornson, six; Walker Ranney, five; Hunter Grindle, four; and Griffin Lombardo, three.
Zavier Roman and Zeke Ventura scored six points for the Lions, while Nolan Woods added five; Garrett Hamlin, four; Zane Bielenberg, Asa Lewis and Rory Ambrose, three; and Korey Doolan and Eduardo DeSaPinto, two.
The Mariners were 8-of-13 from the foul line, while the Lions were 5-of-9.
In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class B, Oceanside (11-2, 70.5247 points) is second, while Belfast (1-10, 6.4815 points) is 15th. Camden Hills (11-2, 72.3765 points) is first in the 19-team region. The top 13 teams qualify for the playoffs.
Stearns 87, Searsport 36
At Millinocket Jan. 20, the Minutemen jumped to a large first-quarter lead and dealt the Vikings their 10th loss of the year.
Seth Brown scored 17 points for Stearns, while Marc Monmauh added 15; Ryan Hallett, 13; Colby Waceken, 11; Kacey McVey, 10; Zach Hartley, nine; Devin Whitney, eight; and Josh Rosebush, two.
Troy Reynolds and Isaiah Mentas scored 10 points for Searsport, while Jake Powell added six; Barrett Grant, four; and Eric Phillips, Cody Parks and Dylon Grant, two.
The Minutemen netted 12-of-21 (57 percent) from the foul line, while the Vikings were 6-of-15 (40 percent).
Valley 24, Islesboro 23 (OT)
At Bingham Jan. 20, the Cavaliers nipped the visiting islanders in overtime. Valley led 7-6 after the first quarter, while Islesboro led 13-18 at halftime and 16-14 after three quarters before the hosts rallied to tie the game 20-20 at the end of regulation.
Callie Cook led the Eagles with six points, while Kayla Pendleton added five; Autumn Johnson and Krystal Randlett, four; and Eleanor Snyder and Jazmynne Schoppe, two.
Teagan Lawyerson scored 12 points for the Cavaliers, while Jordan Belanger added six; Kyle White, four; and Dalayne Davis, two.
The Eagles were 5-of-6 (83 percent) from the foul line, while the Cavaliers were 5-of-10 (50 percent).
Searsport 44, Bangor Christian 32
At Bangor Jan. 18, the Vikings rebounded from their first loss of the season and prevailed over the Patriots by 12 points. Searsport led 9-2, 25-11 and 34-21 at the quarter breaks.
Alicen Brooks scored 11 points for Searsport, while Melinda Ogden added nine; Kaitlyn Shute and Briana Grant, seven; Karigen Coffin, four; Brittany Ward, three; and Anna Bucklin, one.
Maggie McDonald scored 15 points to lead Bangor Christian, while Abby Cross added six; Kate Jones, four; Sydney Mortin, three; and Caitlin Wallinga and Kelsea McDonald, two.
The Vikings were 11-of-21 (52 percent) from the foul line, while the Patriots were 10-of-14 (71 percent).
In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Western Class D, Searsport (10-2, 41.3966 points) is second, while Forest Hills of Jackman (12-0, 47.0618 points) is first in the 15-team region. The top 10 teams qualify for the playoffs.