The regular season came to an end for four Midcoast island squads Friday afternoon on the mainland, with Islesboro and Vinalhaven renewing their rivalries on the hardwood at Point Lookout in Northport in a varsity doubleheader with playoff positioning on the line for three of the four teams.

On the boys side, the Vikings and Eagles were separated by mere points heading into Friday’s contest with both teams on their way to the Augusta Civic Center for the upcoming Western Class D playoffs.

The Viking girls also will be playoff-bound, while the Islesboro girls fell well short of the postseason.

As it stands now, the Islesboro and Vinalhaven boys would meet in the Western Class D quarterfinals in Augusta.

Islesboro (16-2, 79.8874 points) is fourth in Western Class D, while Vinalhaven (9-6, 70.4466 points) is fifth. Forest Hills of Jackman (13-5, 87.9223 points) is first in the 15-team region. The top eight teams qualify for postseason play.

Friday’s games were about both playoff positioning and bragging rights for the neighboring islands, as three of the four squads went into the contest hoping to gain an edge heading into the postseason.

In the end, it was the Islesboro boys and Vinalhaven girls that came away with convincing victories, putting an exclamation point on the end of the regular season.

The Islesboro boys set the tone early in Friday’s contest and doubled up Vinalhaven 56-28, while the Viking girls held Islesboro scoreless in the third quarter and cruised to a 52-17 win over the Eagles.

“They were really focused coming in and we had a great couple of days of practice to get ready for the game,” said Islesboro boys coach Andrew Leach. “We played really well [in our last game] at Greenville and the guys really seemed to be focused and ready for this and [are] getting ready for the playoffs.”

“We really just didn’t have our ‘A’ game on today at all,” said Vinalhaven boys coach Matt Slivinsky. “We were flat, our offense was stagnant, we didn’t work the ball and we didn’t run any of the plays we’ve run all season long. Frankly, it’s just one of those games you want to get over with, learn from [and move forward].”

Slivinsky added that a handful of his players have been ill the past few days, but did not offer that as an excuse and said he hopes “we will do a better job next week heading into the tournament.”

In the boys game, Islesboro’s D.J. Johnson led the way with 23 points, while Jason Hatch added 18; Gerard Scherr, 12; and Max Mahan, three.

For the Vikings, Brian Stanley scored seven points, while Steven Osgood and Scott James each added six; Bobby Beckman, five; and Dillon Ames, two.

The Eagles were 7-of-11 (64 percent) from the foul line, while the Vikings converted 1-of-8 (12 percent).

Islesboro soared to a 6-0 lead after Hatch converted down on the block quickly on the team’s first possession, followed by back-to-back hoops for Johnson. The Vikings got on the board after James converted an offensive rebound, but a deep pass on an inbounds play to an open Hatch brought Islesboro’s early lead back to six points.

Hatch then put up a shot in the lane that dropped in followed by a Johnson 3-pointer to extend the Eagles’ lead to 13-2 with 2:05 remaining in the opening quarter. James and Stanley then scored on back-to-back hoops to end the quarter for the Vikings.

Islesboro rattled off 11 straight points to start the second stanza to forge a 24-6 lead midway through the stanza.

In the girls contest, the Vikings led 11-2, 34-10 and 46-10 at the quarter breaks.

Alex Slivinsky paced Vinalhaven with a 17-point effort, while Ashley Hamilton added 16; Kassandra Hopkins, seven; Crissy Martin, four; and Eliza Davidson, Bianca Barroso, Abby Jones and Desirae Gray, all two.

For Islesboro, Autumn Johnson netted eight points, while Lindsay Durkee added five and Madison Raynor and Ally Craig, both two.

The Vikings were 8-of-11 (72 percent) from the foul line, while the Eagles were 1-of-1 (100 percent).

The Eagles turned the ball over on five of their first six possessions of the game, which Vinalhaven capitalized on hoops from Hopkins, Hamilton and Slivinsky — along with two Hamilton free throws — to jump out to an 8-0 lead. Johnson netted a field goal to put the Eagles on the board, but a hoop from Davidson and a free throw from Slivinsky extended the Viking lead to nine points.

The Eagles got treys from Durkee and Johnson in the second quarter, but were outscored 23-8 in the stanza and were shut out 12-0 in the third quarter as the lopsided nature of the game continued for the Vikings.

Vinalhaven (7-7, 36.9748 points) is seventh in Western Class D, while Islesboro (3-14, 7.3032 points) is 14th. Richmond (17-1, 105.64.93 points) is first in the 15-team region. The top eight teams qualify for postseason play.

Previous games

On Vinalhaven Thursday, the Greenville boys posted a 77-68 victory over the host Vikings. The score was knotted 8-8 after the first quarter, while the Vikings took a 24-23 lead at intermission. Vinalhaven then extended its edge to 47-43 after three quarters.

Osgood poured in 26 points to lead the islanders, while Beckman added 19; Stanley, 15; James, four; and Tyler Chilles and Ames, both two.

For Greenville, Alex Jardine netted 20 points, while Howie Stone and Tini DiAngelo each adde 18; Ricky Derboghosian, 14; Matt DiAngelo, three; and Jeremy St. Louis and Kevin Stafford, both two.

The Vikings were 2-of-2 (100 percent) from the charity stripe, while the Lakers were 11-of-19 (58 percent).

Also on Vinalhaven Thursday, the visiting Lakers came away with a convincing 53-26 victory over the islanders. Greenville led 16-8, 27-12 and 45-16 at the quarter breaks.

Slivinsky netted 10 points for Vinalhaven, while Davidson added six and Martin, Barroso, Jones and Gray, all two.

For Greenville, Gretel Breton netted 21 points, while Miranda Drinkwater added 10; Michaela Gilbert, eight; Carli Peat and Tricia Sherman, both six; and Autumn Garin, two.

The Vikings were 0-of-2 from the foul line, while the Lakers were 1-of-3 (33 percent).

Village NetMedia Associate Sports Director Mark Haskell can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by e-mail at mhaskell@villagesoup.com.