High school basketball

Searsport overwhelms Islesboro in court twinbill

Viking boys cruise to 57-point win, girls to 14-point decision
By Staff | Jan 23, 2013
Photo by: Mark Haskell Searsport's Bryce Shorey (42) dribbles the ball ahead of the pack, that includes teammate Adrian "Buddy" Ellis (24) and Islesboro's Forrest Boucher (3), Will Shoppe (5) and Cameron Jack (22), during a Jan. 22 high school boys basketball game in Searsport. The host Vikings won 77-20.

Searsport — The Searsport boys and girls basketball squads welcomed Islesboro for a high school court doubleheader Tuesday night, Jan. 22, games which proved just what the doctor ordered for the home teams.

The Class C Vikings earned a sweep of the Class D islanders, with the SDHS boys winning handily 77-20 and the SDHS girls posting a 42-28 win.

The following is a recap of Tuesday's contests:

Boys basketball

Searsport 77, Islesboro 20

At Searsport Jan. 22, the Vikings put up their highest scoring output of the season and had no trouble with the islanders en route to a 57-point rout. Searsport led 22-4, 43-10 and 62-12 at the quarter breaks.

Buddy Ellis poured in 17 points to lead Searsport, while Austin Bean added 14; Jacob Powell, 12; Bryce Shorey and Dylan Seidl, both 10; Dillan Moody, six; Jay Burkard, four; and Jake Keniston and Alex Carroll, both two.

For Islesboro, Cameron Jack scored eight points, while Forrest Boucher added six and Ian Davies, Dustin Reidy and Tim Conte, all two.

The Vikings were 6-of-11 (54 percent) from the foul line, while the Eagles were 3-of-7 (43 percent).

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In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class C, Searsport (5-6, 10.6481 points) is 13th, while Houlton (14-0, 82.7160 points) is first in the 17-team region. The top 11 teams qualify for the playoffs.

In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Western Class D, Islesboro (1-11, 0.5556 points) is 13th, while Hyde School of Bath (10-0, 42.0511 points) is first in the 14-team region. The top nine teams qualify for the playoffs.

Girls basketball

Searsport 42, Islesboro 28

At Searsport Jan. 22, the Vikings shut out the Eagles in the first quarter and never looked back en route to a 14-point victory. Searsport led 8-0, 15-5 and 28-19 at the quarter breaks.

Kelli Gibbs tallied eight points to lead the Vikings, while Allison Walker, Melinda Ogden and Ali Northup each added seven; Katie McFarlin, six; Alicen Brooks, four; Anna Bucklin, two; and Brittany Ward, one.

For Islesboro, Krystal Randlett netted nine points, while Autumn Johnson added eight; Ally Craig, seven; and Eleanor Snyder and Allana Govoni, both two.

The Vikings were 3-of-13 (23 percent) from the foul line, while the Eagles were 9-of-16 (56 percent).

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In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class C, Searsport (5-8, 9.5679 points) is 15th, while Dexter (13-0, 56.1111 points) is first in the 17-team region. The top 11 teams qualify for the playoffs.

In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Western Class D, Islesboro (4-8, 6.7515 points) is 10th, while Richmond (10-2, 38.0719 points) is first in the 13-team region. The top nine teams qualify for the playoffs.

Courier Publications sports staff can be reached by phone at 207-594-4401 or by email at sports@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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