As high school athletic teams brace for the forecast of significant weekend snow and likely postponements, basketball games were played at a strong pace on Thursday, Jan. 27, as well as earlier in the week, by Oceanside of Rockland, Camden Hills of Rockport, Belfast, Searsport and North Haven.

On Thursday, the Mariners got back into action after a pause due to COVID-19, and grabbed a couple of victories, as the girls beat Waterville 57-27 at home and boys hit the road for a 77-61 victory.

The same day, Camden Hills was swept by Nokomis of Newport, as the boys lost 60-39 at home and girls 53-49 on the road.

Among Waldo County teams, the Belfast boys dropped a 62-39 home contest to Houlton, while Searsport was swept in a road doubleheader at Sumner of Sullivan, as the boys lost 46-39 and girls 61-26. Finally, Islesboro bested Pine Tree Academy of Freeport 48-39 on the island.

Earlier in the week, the North Haven girls lost a pair of competitive road games to Pine Tree Academy of Freeport, including 20-17 on Tuesday, Jan. 25 and 35-28 on Monday, Jan. 24.

With many teams missing court time this winter due pandemic issues and the regular season in the final weeks, the standings for Midcoast teams as Jan. 27 included:

Boys — Medomak Valley of Waldoboro, 10-3, .769 winning percentage; Oceanside of Rockland, 9-3, .750; Islesboro, 6-2, .750; Mount View of Thorndike, 8-5, .615; Camden Hills of Rockport, 5-5, .500; Vinalhaven, 3-3, .500; Searsport, 4-9, .307; Belfast, 3-11, .214; and North Haven, 0-7, .000.

Girls — Oceanside, 11-0, 1.000; Medomak Valley, 8-4, .667; Mount View, 5-7, .417; Searsport, 3-10, .230; Belfast, 2-8, .200; North Haven, 1-6, .143; Camden Hills, 1-11, .083; Islesboro, 0-4, .000; and Vinalhaven, 0-6, .000.

The following are recaps of recently-reported results:

Boys basketball

Oceanside 77, Waterville 61

At Waterville Jan. 27, the Mariners got off to a quick start — and three-point barrage — to grab the momentum and sail past the Purple Panthers. Oceanside led 20-12, 34-29 and 56-47 at the quarter breaks.

The Mariners’ balanced attack was keyed by Alex Bartlett with 19 points; Carter Galley, 18; Austin Chilles, 16; Alex Collins, 12; Ben Tripp, eight; and Dom Frisone and Cohen Galley, two. Oceanside made 13-of-20 free throws (65 percent) and Bartlett drilled five three-pointers, and Carter Galley and Chilles two. Carter Galley also made 6-of-7 foul shots and Collins 6-of-6.

Additionally, Cohen Galley (6 rebounds, 6 assists), Chilles (3 rebounds, 4 assists), Carter Galley (3 rebounds, 3 steals), Bartlett (5 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals), Tripp (4 rebounds, 2 assists), Collins (9 rebounds) and Frisone (2 rebounds) led in statistical categories.

For Waterville, Dustan Hunter netted 22 points and Liam Von Oesen 16. Nicholas Poulin added eight points; Joe Hamelin, six; Logan Tardif, five; and Spencer Minihan, two. The squad made 8-of-12 foul shots (67 percent) and six three-pointers, including two from Poulin and Hunter.

Nokomis 60, Camden Hills 39

At Rockport Jan. 27, the Warriors took control early to ease past the host Windjammers. Nokomis led 15-6, 29-20 and 44-26 at the quarter breaks.

For Camden Hills, Ryan Clifford scored 11 points; Westen DeWaard, seven; Dylan Morgenstern, six; Hunter Norton, five; Liam O’Neal, four; Eben Fagonde, three; Quincy Messer, two; and Hunter Bell, one. The Windjammers made 1-of-2 free throws (50 percent) and got three-pointers from DeWaard, Fagonde, Norton and Clifford.

For Nokomis, Cooper Flagg tallied 30 points; Ace Flagg, 11; Madden White, eight; Alex Grant, five; Connor Sides, four; and Mason Hopkins, two. The Warriors converted 13-of-21 foul shots (62 percent) and got a trey from Grant.

Houlton 62, Belfast 39

At Belfast Jan. 27, the Lions hoped to grab a second straight win, but that quest was not realized as the Shiretowners, after a trip to the coast from Aroostook County, took early control en route to the win. Houlton led 19-9, 27-13 and 43-30 at the quarter breaks.

For the Lions, Westley Dyer netted 10 points; James Ritter and K.J. Payson, eight; Keegan McGowan, five; Casey Balicki, three; Andrew Haas and Zeke Slaughter, two; and Elijah Slaughter, one. Belfast made 5-of-10 foul shots (50 percent) and Dyer, McGowan and Balachi had three-pointers.

For Houlton, with some first names unavailable, Isaiah Gentle scored 18 points; Cody Johnston and C. Soloman, 12; Collin Moody and Isaiah Ervin, six; Z. Ervin and J. Tweedie, three; and Gage Bartlett, two. The visitors made 13-of-20 free throws (65 percent).

Girls basketball

Oceanside 57, Waterville 27

At Rockland Jan. 27, the Mariners rolled to their 11th straight win this winter and 24th consecutive victory over two years, this time against the visiting Purple Panthers. Oceanside led 17-7, 39-11 and 52-23 at the quarter breaks.

Audrey Mackie poured in 22 points for the Mariners, while Bailey Breen added 15; Emily Sykes and Sophia Daggett, six; Abby Waterman, four; and Ahliva Morris and Caitlyn Lamb, two. Oceanside made 6-of-10 foul shots (60 percent) and Mackie had three three-pointers and Sykes two.

Additionally, Waterman (7 rebounds, 2 assists, 3 steals), Breen (17 rebounds), Mackie (4 assists, 4 steals), Sykes (4 rebounds, 2 assists), Morris (5 rebounds, 5 steals), Daggett (10 rebounds) and Natalie Hitz (2 rebounds).

For Waterville, Ella Minihan tallied seven points; Denelle Eldridge, Mara Von Oesen, Gabby Maines, and Dakoda Aldrich, four; and Keira Gilman and Avery Willett, two. The Purple Panthers made 8-of-13 foul shots (62 percent). Minihan netted two of the team’s three triples.

Nokomis 53, Camden Hills 49

At Newport Jan. 27, the Windjammers grabbed a 17-16 first-quarter advantage and appeared ready to grab a victory, but Nokomis led 33-26 at halftime and 43-34 after three.

For the Windjammers, Molly Hixon netted 13 points; Maddie Luce, 11; Bailey Curtis, nine; Tessa Whitley, eight; Mile Bonametti, six; and Ella Powers, two. Camden Hills was 3-of-12 (25 percent) from the foul line and got three treys from Curtis and Hixon.

For Nokomis, with first names unavailable, B. Townsend tossed in 25 points; S. King, eight; A. Hawthorne, seven; E. Marble, six; O. Migliore, three; and M. Walker, two. The Warriors made 13-of-21 free throws (62 percent) and Townsend had five three-pointers.

Sumner 61, Searsport 26

At Sullivan, Jan. 27, the Tigers proved to possess too much of a bite for the Vikings. Sumner led 23-4, 37-11 and 48-19 at the quarter breaks.

For the Vikings, Julianna Sprague had eight points; Kyla Perkins, six; Ellie Cahill, four; Ariana Evans and Laura Warman, three; and Baeleigh Bagley, two. Perkins netted the team’s lone three-pointer and Searsport finished 7-of-17 (41 percent) from the line.

For Sumner, Rachel Colby poured in in 25 points; Bri Flaherty, 13; Mia Richardson, 11; Brooklyn Newenham, six; Taylor Newenham, four; and Anna Kinghorn, two. The Tigers made 9-of-18 foul shots (50 percent) and Brooklyn Newenham netted two three-pointers.

Pine Tree Academy 20, North Haven 17

At Freeport Jan. 25, the Hawks were embroiled in competitive game, but could not get over the hump. The game was tied 4-4 after one quarter, while the hosts led 12-9 at halftime and 18-15 after three stanzas.

For the islanders, Isabelle Haskell tallied eight points; Layla Sparhawk, five; and Sophia Hansen and Abby Lattimer, two. Haskell connected on two three-pointers.

For PTA, Paige Tyson scored 11 points; Mia Joseph, five; and Nicole Rojas and Ishell Maitland, two.

Pine Tree Academy 35, North Haven 28

At Freeport Jan. 24, the islanders and PTA engaged in another tight affair, as the host prevailed. PTA led 7-5, 13-10 and 27-20 at the breaks.

For North Haven, Layla Sparhawk tallied nine points; Isabelle Haskell, six; Maddie Lattimer and Abby Lattimer, four; and Whitney Newman, three; and Sophia Hansen, two.

For PTA, Paige Tyson scored 19 points; Ishell Maitland, 10; Eliana Tardiff, four; and Anna Marden, two.

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