Separated by a mere four miles of water in Penobscot Bay, two neighboring islands tipped off the 2011-12 high school basketball season Friday and Saturday with a pair of doubleheaders as Islesboro welcomed North Haven for a weekend set.

The weekend proved to be a fruitful one for both the Eagle girls and Hawk boys, with each nabbing their respective doubleheader sweeps to jump to 2-0 records.

The North Haven boys defeated Islesboro 52-40 Friday night and completed the sweep with a 50-39 win Saturday morning, while the Eagle girls picked up a 42-17 win over the Hawks Friday and held off the visitors Saturday 27-22.

Boys games

In Saturday’s game, the Hawks jumped to a large first-quarter lead and the Eagles never recovered, as the visitors secured their second win in two days. North Haven led 13-2, 24-11 and 38-19 at the quarter breaks.

Riley Venger poured in 22 points for the Hawks, while Avery Waterman added 14; Aidan Emerson, eight; Chayse MacDonald, three; Ethan Taylor, two; and Zeb Campbell, one.

For the Eagles, Cameron Jack netted 12 points, while Will Schoppe added 11; Charlie Cilley and Kim Kyungman, both six; and Ian Davis, two.

The Hawks were terrific from the charity stripe, making the most of their opportunities, shooting 20-of-32 (62 percent). The Eagles were 3-of-9 (33 percent).

Waterman helped the Hawks fly out of the gate as he converted a 3-pointer off the opening tip, while Schoppe responded with a mid-range jumper, to cut the early deficit to 3-2. That hoop proved to be the final field goal of the quarter for Islesboro as the Hawks got two more baskets apiece from both Waterman and Venger, in addition to two Waterman free throws, to give the visitors a nine-point lead after eight minutes.

The Eagles stuck with the Hawks over the next two quarters but could not dig themselves out of their first-quarter hole as North Haven made the most of their opportunities and capitalized on their free throws, eventually doubling up the hosts 38-19 after three quarters.

Islesboro made things interesting in the fourth quarter after North Haven pulled the majority of their starters, outscoring the Hawks 20-12 over the final eight minutes. Jack accounted for eight points, while Cilley added six; Schoppe, four; and Davis, two; during that time.

North Haven 52, Islesboro 40 … At Islesboro Friday, the Hawks went on an 18-5 run in the third quarter and pulled away from the host Eagles en route to their first win of the year. Islesboro led 15-11 after the first eight minutes, while North Haven took a 24-20 halftime edge and extended its advantage to 42-25 after three quarters.

Waterman and Campbell each netted 14 points for North Haven, while Venger and Taylor each added eight; Emerson, seven; and Dalton Hornby, four.

For Islesboro, Cilley dumped in 17 points, while Jack added 16; Davis, four; and Schoppe, three.

Girls game

In Saturday’s game, the Hawks and Eagles battled back and forth, but it was the hosts that held off a late North Haven rally to pick up the win. The game was knotted 10-10 after the first quarter, while Islesboro took a 15-13 lead at halftime and a 22-17 cushion after three quarters.

Sierra Roy netted 12 points to lead the Eagles, while Autumn Johnson added seven and Allana Govoni and Ally Craig, both four.

For the Hawks, Maddie Hallowell scored 12 points, while Gina McDonald added 10.

Islesboro was 4-of-7 (57 percent) from the charity stripe, while North Haven was 0-of-8.

McDonald got the Hawks on the board early on a layup, while Craig quickly tied the score on a pair of free throws. Both teams battled throughout the first quarter before Maddie Hallowell hit her second 3-pointer of the quarter to give the Hawks a 10-8 lead. However, Govoni converted a short jumper on a pass from Johnson to tie the game at end the first quarter.

The second quarter saw a handful of turnovers from both squads and not many field goals, with Johnson connecting on all five points in the stanza for the hosts, to give them a 15-10 lead. However, Maddie Hallowell canned a trey with time winding down in the half to cut the Hawks’ deficit to two points.

McDonald scored on the block to tie the game at 15-15 early in the third quarter, while the Hawks then rattled off five straight points off a Roy 3-pointer and a Govoni field goal, to give the hosts a 20-15 lead. McDonald and Roy then traded hoops to end the third quarter.

Roy came out hot in the fourth stanza for the Eagles, converting a layup and then hitting a trey, to double Islesboro’s lead in the blink of an eye with 6:24 left, prompting a North Haven timeout.

The Hawks then rallied as Maddie Hallowell hit her fourth 3-pointer of the game followed by a hoop from McDonald, to cut the North Haven deficit to five points. However, the Hawks would get no closer as the Eagles defense held the visitors at bay en route to victory.

Islesboro 42, North Haven 17 … At Islesboro Friday, the Eagles soared to a convincing victory over the visiting Hawks.

Johnson tossed in 17 points and added seven rebounds to lead Islesboro, while Ally Craig added six points, six assists and six rebounds. Krystal Randlett also had four points in the win, while Govoni had 10 rebounds, seven steals and two blocks.

For North Haven, Leta Hallowell netted six points, while Gina McDonald added four and Maddie Hallowell three.

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