High school basketball

Viking girls shoot to 7-0, up Western Class D ladder

Searsport boys downed by Bucksport
By Staff | Jan 10, 2014

Searsport — The Searsport boys and girls basketball teams played their third games in three days on Thursday, Jan. 9 as the Vikings hosted Bucksport in a doubleheader.

The Viking girls remained unbeaten on the season with a 55-29 win over the Golden Bucks, while the Viking boys were not as fortunate, falling 76-35 to the visitors.

SDHS has played many games back to back due to previous postponements because of inclement weather.

The following is a recap of both contests:

Girls basketball

Searsport 55, Bucksport 29

At Searsport Jan. 9, the Vikings netted their third win and three days — and seventh victory in seven tries — with a 26-point triumph over the Golden Bucks. Searsport led 8-5, 21-14 and 36-23 at the quarter breaks.

Melinda Ogden poured in 22 points to lead the Vikings, while Briana Grant added 11; Anna Bucklin and Kaitlyn Shute, both six; Alicen Brooks, three; and Kelli Gibbs, Libby Lane and Brittany Ward, all two.

Deb Wight scored seven points for the Golden Bucks, while Alana Davis added six; Bree Coombs, five; Kim Nason, four; Aino Sihvo, three; and Bri Bires and Chloe Stubbs, two.

The Vikings were 7-of-18 (39 percent) from the foul line, while the Golden Bucks were 13-of-24 (54 percent).

In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Western Class D, Searsport (7-0, 18.4028 points) is second, while Forest Hills of Jackman (8-0, 21.3113 points) is first in the 15-team region. The top 10 teams qualify for the playoffs.

Boys basketball

Bucksport 76, Searsport 35

At Searsport Jan. 9, the weary Vikings, having played their third game in three days, ran out of gas against the Golden Bucks and were downed by 41 points. Bucksport led 13-6 after the first quarter, 32-16 at halftime and 52-30 after three quarters.

Bryce Shorey scored 11 points for Searsport, while Jake Powell, Barrett Grant and Troy Reynolds added seven; and Dylon Grant, three.

Josh Gray tossed in 21 points for Bucksport, while Asher Bowden added 20; Riley McLeod, eight; and Tucker Boynton, seven.

In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Western Class D, Searsport (2-6, 31597 points) is 10th, while Forest Hills of Jackman (8-0, 19.9242 points) is first in the 16-team region. The top 11 teams qualify for the playoffs.

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