SDHS Vikings downed by GSA Eagles in late-season court action
Blue Hill — The Searsport boys and girls basketball teams traveled to Blue Hill on Wednesday and Thursday, Jan. 29-30 for showdowns with George Stevens Academy, with both Viking high school teams coming up on the losing end against the Eagles.
The Viking boys are out of the Western Class D playoff picture and will have to win their final two games if they hope to play themselves back into contention. The Viking girls, who have lost three of their last five games after winning their first nine contests of the season, are in prime position for an automatic berth to the regional quarterfinals.
The following is a recap of both contests:
George Stevens Academy 55, Searsport 47
At Blue Hill Jan. 30, the Eagles netted an eight-point, late-season victory over the visiting Eagles. GSA led 17-4, 32-18 and 40-32 at the quarter breaks.
Melinda Ogden and Anna Bucklin scored 12 points for the Vikings, while Alicen Brooks added seven; Briana Grant, five; Kelli Gibbs, three; and Allison Walker, Kaitlyn Shute, Brittany Ward and Karigen Coffin, two.
Jennifer McKenney scored 21 points for the Eagles, while Morgan Dawk added 17; Alice Dillon, eight; Megan Nowland, four; Hanna Gutow, two; and Adrian Van der Eb, one.
Searsport netted 9-of-15 (60 percent) attempts from the foul line, while GSA sank 19-of-25 (76 percent). Dawk was 11-of-11 for the hosts, including 8-of-8 in the fourth quarter.
In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Western Class D, Searsport (12-4, 61.0340 points) is third, while Forest Hills of Jackman (17-0, 81.8414 points) is first in the 15-team region. The top 10 teams qualify for the playoffs.
George Stevens Academy 70, Searsport 57
At Blue Hill Jan. 29, the Vikings played one of their best games of the season, said SDHS coach R.J. Robertson, but eventually were downed by the Eagles in a late-season contest. GSA led 16-10, 32-27 and 47-41 at the quarter breaks.
Troy Reynolds scored 18 points for Searsport, while Jake Powell added 15; Jay Burkard, nine; Barrett Grant, eight; and Eric Phillips, seven.
Kelsey Allen scored 19 points for GSA, whie Nick Szwez added 14; Finn Davis-Batt, 10; Phillip Shaneen, six; Khemani Peasley, Jarrod Chase and Cooper Smallidge, three; and Finn McMahon-Allwine, two.
The Vikings were 12-of-20 (60 percent) from the foul line, while the Eagles were 12-of-18 (67 percent)
In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Western Class D, Searsport (3-13, 6.3194 points) is 13th, while Greenville (12-2, 66.0607 points) is first in the 16-team region. The top 11 teams qualify for the playoffs.