A pair of Waldo County high school basketball squads hit the court Thursday, Dec. 13, with Searsport making the 15-minute jaunt by ferry boat across Penobscot Bay to face host Islesboro in an early-season showdown.

Both the Viking boys and girls emerged victorious, with the SDHS boys earning a 61-18 win and the SDHS girls posting a 53-42 victory over the islanders.

In the boys game, the Vikings (1-1) jumped to a large first-quarter lead and never were challenged in 43-point victory over the Eagles (0-4). Searsport led 20-8, 42-12 and 52-14 at the quarter breaks.

Jacob Powell netted 14 points to lead Searsport, while Austin Bean added nine; Troy Reynolds, eight; Bryce Shorey, seven; Dylan Sieber and Dylan Seidl, both six; Dillan Moody, four; Jay Burkard, three; and Buddy Ellis and Alex Carroll, both two.

For Islesboro, Cameron Jack tallied six points, while Forest Boucher and Will Schoppe added four; and Eli Legere and Jaruchit Chinsumran, both two.

The Vikings were 8-of-11 (73 percent) from the foul line and the Eagles 6-of-19 (32 percent).

Searsport coach Brad Cook said he was "proud of our guys for great teamwork, unselfish play and improved intensity."

"They have been working extremely hard in practice and will not be satisfied with their first win of the season," the coach said. "We still have a lot of work to do and we will keep getting better."

Cook thanked Islesboro for its hospitality in the Vikings trip to the island.

"It is truly a community school and a great experience for our team to travel there," Cook said.

Information from the girls game will be added later to this story.

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