After losing to Washington Academy of East Machias by 57 points Saturday, the Searsport District High School girls basketball team wanted nothing more than to redeem itself against Deer Isle-Stonington Tuesday night and the host Vikings did that with a thrilling fourth-quarter push that resulted in a 31-30 win.

The Vikings (3-12) managed to win even though they trailed at the end of each quarter. Deer Isle-Stonington (9-5) led 7-4, 15-12 and 27-19 at the stanza breaks.

Searsport currently is 16th (11.3580 points) in the Eastern Class C Heal Point Standings. Foxcroft Academy (11-3, 87.8086 points) is first in the region.

Tuesday’s win was one of the most impressive victories in recent history for the Vikings because they beat a Mariner squad that is ranked seventh (24.7960 points) in Western Class D.

Searsport coach Amanda Pullen said she was proud of her team for coming back from an eight-point deficit against the Mariners Tuesday.

“They came out and played outstanding in the fourth quarter,” the coach said. “It was the [most] consistent game they have played all season.”

Olivia Quigley led the Vikings with 20 points, including making key foul shots down the stretch, followed by Shannon Higgins with three; and Katherine Cotter, Megan Parker, Sara Bradshaw and Shawna Dakin, each two.

For DIS, Britnie Jones tallied 13 points, trailed by Erika Hutchins with seven; Chelsea Brown, five; Hayley Brewer, two; and Jen Ciomei, Abby Grindle, and Julie Hutchins, all one.

Although the Vikings had been close in the game, they did not take a lead until the final minute. Pullen said the Vikings’ aggressive play was a key in the hosts’ victory.

“We kept pushing the ball. We kept getting fouled and we kept making our foul shots,” she said.

With two seconds remaining and Deer Isle-Stonington clinging to a 30-29 lead, Quigley was fouled and she stepped to the line for a 1-and-1 opportunity. Her first shot tied the game 30-30. Then she made her second and put the Vikings ahead for the victory.

On Saturday, the Vikings had a much less successful game against Washington Academy, losing 72-15. Washington Academy led 23-3, 41-9 and 58-11 at the quarter breaks.

Quigley led Searsport with seven points, followed by Bradshaw with four and Allenwood and Higgins each two.

For Washington Academy Taylor Seeley netted 14 points; Andi Flannery, 12; Sarah Lehman, eight; Christy Smith, seven; Stephanie Jones, Kaleigh Bridges and Elizabeth Stanley, all six; Kirsti Wright, five; Brandolyn Hogdon, four; and Bre Nicly and Jessa Cushing, both two.

Searsport was 1-of-2 (50 percent) from the foul line and Washington Academy 18-of-27 (67 percent).

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