High school boys and girls basketball

Vikings settle for split with visiting Tigers

Searsport girls gain revenge for one f two losses on season
By Staff | Jan 24, 2014

Searsport — The Searsport boys and girls basketball teams hosted Sumner of East Sullivan on Thursday night, Jan. 23 in games that saw the squads ultimately earn a split on the court.

The Viking girls returned the favor to the Tigers, which dealt Searsport one of its only losses on the year, with Thursday's 49-42 win, while the Viking boys could not keep pace with the Tigers and fell 74-51.

The following is a recap of both contests:

Girls basketball

Searsport 49, Sumner 42

At Searsport Jan. 23, the Vikings avenged one of their two losses with a seven-point win over the Tigers. Searsport led 17-13, 30-21 and 36-33 at the quarter breaks.

Briana Grant netted 16 points to lead Searsport, while Alicen Brooks added 12; Anna Bucklin, eight; Melinda Ogden, five; Kelli Gibbs, four; and Libby Lane and Brittany Ward, two.

Taylor Davis scored 15 points to key Sumner, while Taya Moore tallied 11; Jordan Merchant, nine; and Savana Turner, five.

The Vikings were 14-of-22 (63 percent) from the foul line, while the Tigers were 7-of-7 (100 percent). Davis netted all seven of Sumner's free throws.

In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Western Class D, Searsport (11-2, 47.8781 points) is second, while Forest Hills of Jackman (14-0, 64.2879 points) is first in the 15-team region. The top 10 teams qualify for the playoffs.

Boys basketball

Sumner 74, Searsport 51

At Searsport Jan. 23, the Tigers pulled away from the Vikings in the second half and dealt the hosts their 11th loss of the campaign. Sumner led 12-9, 30-20 and 54-27 at the quarter breaks.

Troy Reynolds netted 20 points for Searsport, while Jake Powell added 14; Barrett Grant, six; Eric Philips and Bryce Shorey, four; and Isaiah Mentas, three.

Sam Smith scored 27 points to lead Sumner, while Dylan Whitten added 17; Alex O'Hara, eight; Tyler Bunker and Cruz Mosher, seven; Devin Linscott, six; and Joey Lamower, two.

The Vikings were 3-of-6 (50 percent) from the foul line, while the Tigers were 14-of-24 (58 percent).

In the Maine Principal's' Association Heal Point Standings for Western Class D, Searsport (2-11, 5.7639 points) is 10th, while Forest Hills of Jackman (13-1, 45.1906 points) is first in the 16-team region. The top 11 teams qualify for the playoffs.

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