As one team looked to pump its victory total to double-digits and the other for its second win of the campaign, things played out largely as expected between the Oceanside and Mount View high school boys basketball teams during a midday, midseason contest on Saturday, Jan. 19.

The seasoned Mariners scored early and often and dug deep into their bench late in the second quarter — and liberally throughout the second half — while the young Mustangs did their level best to improve and matched the Mariners point-for-point in an exciting third quarter.

But, the Mariners held the hosts at bay and emerged with their 10th win of the campaign, this time a 72-34 triumph over the Mustangs.

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Oceanside’s Cooper Wirkala poured in 30 points to lead the visitors — including 10-of-11 from the foul line — while he also pulled down 11 rebounds, along with four assists and four steals.

It is the second straight 30-plus point game for Wirkala, who is 66 points shy of becoming the first boys basketball player in OHS history to amass 1,000 points.

In his four-year varsity career, Wirkala, who will play basketball at Colby College in Waterville next fall, now has 934 points.

Amos Anderson also had an eight-point, 14-rebound performance for the Mariners, while Trevor Reed added eight points, eight rebounds, five steals and four assists. Jack Lombardo (9 points), Jaden Martin (6 points), Cam Kingsbury (5 points), Nate Coombs (2 points, Bodhi Ames (2 points) and Elliot Lucier (2 points) also chipped in offensively for the visitors.

Oceanside led 20-6 after the first quarter, 35-9 at halftime and 53-27 after three quarters.

Brennan Grant led Mount View with 11 points, while Kyle Noble and Declan Knowlton added five; Garrett Smith and Sean Raven, three; Draedyn Furrow, Neal Kenney and Jackson Martin, two; and Joe Grassi, one.

The Mariners were 10-of-14 (71 percent) from the foul line, while the Mustangs were 4-of-8 (50 percent).

While the game, by and large, was not competitive, the young, scrappy Mustangs did an excellent job breaking Oceanside’s defensive pressure throughout the first half before the taller visitors either forced turnovers in the halfcourt or corral one of their 25 team defensive rebounds to begin its often successful fast-break attack.

Oceanside took an 8-4 lead early in the stanza — which Lombardo added to with a 3-pointer — as the visitors took an 11-4 advantage.

Noble converted an offensive putback for Mount View, but Oceanside ended the stanza on a 9-0 run after a trey by Reed, an Anderson transition layup and a layup and two free throws by Wirkala.

Furrow began the second quarter with a pair of foul shots for the ‘Stangs — and Grassi ended it with one free throw — but the Mariners held the hosts without a field goal and went on a 15-0 run between those points from the foul line as the visitors got a layup from Wirkala, back-to-back treys by Reed and Wirkala, a baseline jumper by Martin and another 3-pointer and two more free throws from Wirkala.

Grant scored all 11 of his points in the third quarter to provide an offensive spark for Mount View.

Oceanside also beat Mount View 82-39 earlier in the season.

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class B North, Oceanside (10-3, 55.4321 points) is fourth, while Mount View (1-11, 3.5185 points) is 16th. Hermon (12-0, 96.7901 points) is first in the 16-team region. The top 11 teams qualify for the playoffs.