An exciting, down-to-the-wire Midcoast battle highlighted high school basketball play on the hardwood on Saturday, Feb. 5, which showcased a whopping nine games, as several contests were made up after Friday’s snowstorm.

The Oceanside boys emerged with a hard-fought 65-59 win over visiting Medomak Valley that night, while the afternoon game at Rockland saw the Mariner girls remain unbeaten with a 57-30 victory over Maranacook of Readfield.

Oceanside’s Cohen Galley, left, and Medomak Valley’s Kory Donlin. Photo by Mark Haskell

The Panther girls, along with the Camden Hills, Mount View and Searsport boys, also netted wins on the day.

The action continued on Monday, Feb. 7 as the Medomak Valley and Mount View girls netted wins, while Vinalhaven squads — in addition to the Belfast and Camden Hills girls — were dealt losses.

The final day of the regular season is Thursday, Feb. 10.

The following is a recap of reported results:


Oceanside 65, Medomak Valley 59

At Rockland Feb. 5, the Mariners pulled away from the Panthers at the foul line in the waning minutes and ended Medomak Valley’s 10-game winning streak. Oceanside led 14-11 after the first quarter, while the squads were tied 28-28 at halftime. Medomak Valley took a 50-41 advantage after three quarters.

Medomak Valley’s Jake Bickmore, left, Jaiden Starr (21) and Finn Parmley (23), along with Oceanside’s Jack Elwell. Photo by Mark Haskell

Carter Galley tossed in 25 points for the Mariners, while Alex Bartlett added 16; Cohen Galley, 14; Bodhi Ames, eight; and Alex Collins, two. Cohen Galley added nine assists and three steals, while Ames added five rebounds.

Trevor Brown scored 27 points for the Panthers, while Jake Bickmore added 16; Patrick McKenney and Kory Donlin, five; Jacob Craig, four; and Jaiden Starr, two.

Medomak Valley’s Jake Bickmore. Photo by Mark Haskell

Oceanside was 15-of-23 (65 percent) from the charity stripe, while Medomak Valley was 7-of-8 (87 percent).

The game had the makings and feelings of a playoff game only days before the postseason is scheduled to start, further amplified by Oceanside’s decision earlier in the week to no longer limit the number of spectators in its gymnasium due to COVID-19 protocols.

The Mariners, down nine points heading into the final eight minutes, chipped away at the Panther advantge, which included a three-point play from Ames and a floater by Bartlett, the latter of which cut the Medomak Valley lead to 50-48.

Oceanside’s Carter Galley. Photo by Mark Haskell

The game swung on a hoop by Cohen Galley, who missed the potential three-point play, but an offensive rebound by Bartlett completed a four-point swing, which gave Oceanside a 56-55 lead with 3:08 to go.

McKenney then fouled out of the game for the Panthers with 2:18 to play, while the Mariners continued to pull away at the foul line.

Brown scored Medomak Valley’s nine points in the fourth quarter.

Oceanside’s improved to 12-3, while Medomak Valley dropped to 13-4.

Mount View 74, Waterville 40

At Waterville Feb. 5, the Mustangs galloped past the Purple Panthers. Mount View led 18-10, 37-14 and 60-24 at the quarter breaks.

Noah Hurd led Mount View with 16 points, while Draedyn Furrow and Tyler Russell added 11; Declan Knowlton and Wyatt Evensen, 10; Ben Osborne and Isaac Ellis, six; and Nick Cobb and Collin Jones, two.

Names for Waterville’s scorers were unavailable.

The Mustangs were 9-of-14 (64 percent) from the foul line, while the Purple Panthers were 6-of-12 (50 percent).

Mount View improved to 10-5.

Searsport 84, Temple Academy 27

At Waterville Feb. 5, the Vikings went on the offensive — and then some — in a lopsided win over the Bereans. Searsport led 24-0, 41-8 and 64-16 at the quarter breaks. The 14 Vikings scored points in the victory.

Josh Wright poured in 32 points for Searsport, while Gage Ellis added 14; Eli Law, eight; Chase Brassbridge, Hunter Treat and Cole Ellis, four; Sam Cahill, Kael Morrill and Charlie Lewis, three; Ashton Ellis, Tim Smith, Sean Paige and Caleb Fairbrother, two; and Oliver Carbisero, one.

Nate Corsey scored nine points for Temple Academy, while Peyton Reckards added eight; Gabe young, five; Hunter Bussell, three; and Noah Mathews, two.

The Vikings were 5-of-15 (33 percent) from the foul line, while the Bereans were 6-of-12 (50 percent).

Searsport improved to 5-10.

Leavitt 79, Belfast 34

At Turner Feb. 5, the Hornets stung the visiting Lions and netted a lopsided win. Leavitt led 24-7, 43-18 and 63-21 at the quarter breaks.

James Ritter scored eight points for Belfast, while Zepherin Leppanen added seven; Keegan McGowan, five; Andrew Haas, four; Drew Abelon and Rico Washington, three; and Elias Higgins and Eli Veilleux, two.

Brett Coburn scored 14 points for Leavitt, while Sawyer Hathaway added 12; Degan Jordan and Ian Redstone, 11; Declan Giroux, eight; Zack Wallingford and Hunter Hayes, five; Aiden Turcotte and Ben Sirois, four; Nic Cardingale, three; and Nick Morin, two.

The opponents were 3-of-7 (43 percent) from the foul line.

Belfast dropped to 3-13.


Mount View 57, Winslow 31

At Thorndike Feb. 7, the Mustangs galloped past the Black Raiders. Mount View led 16-7, 29-13 and 44-18 at the quarter breaks.

Hannah Coolen paced Mount View with 16 points, while Kayleigh Dunton added 15; Kricket Thompson, 10; Syd Vogel, six; and Brooke Dyer and Ari Bradeen, five.

For Winslow, Mikayla Rioux scored 10 points, while Harley Pomerleau added eight; Leah Knight and Madison Lower, five; and Sage Clukey, three.

The Mustangs were 13-of-25 (52 percent) from the foul line, while the Black Raiders were 8-of-11 (72 percent).

Mount View improved to 7-9.

Maine Central Institute 53, Belfast 26

At Pittsfield Feb. 7, the Huskies distanced themselves from the Lions in the first half and emerged victorious. MCI led 15-4, 40-9 and 51-13 at the quarter breaks.

Audri Goodwin paced Belfast with 11 points, while Danica Gray added six; Julie Darres, five; Kara Richards, two; and Ada Curry and Maddie Deans, one.

Danielle Dow led MCI with 15 points, while trinity Leavitt and Natalie Sites added 10; Hannah Robinson, eight; Anna Despelova, four; Syla Dean and Ella Bernier, two; and Jyllian Riendeau and Lily Kitchin, one.

The Lions were 11-of-18 (61 percent) from the charity stripe, while the Huskies were 6-of-17 (35 percent).

Belfast dropped to 2-10.

Medomak Valley 37, Maranacook 36

At Readfield Feb. 7, the Panthers outscored the Black Bears 14-7 in the final eight minutes and edged the hosts. Medomak Valley led 9-7 after the first quarter, while Maranacook led 20-14 at halftime and 29-23 after three quarters.

Alyssa Creamer netted 14 points for the Panthers, while Autumn Ripley added seven; Kytana Williamson and Addison McCormick, four; Sara Nelson, three; and Zaniah Puchalski and Maya Cannon, two.

Natalie Mohlar scored nine points for the Black Bears, while Eliza Pattershall and Allie LaBelle added six; Grace Dwyer, five; Jordan Carr, four; and Kayleigh Kubricki, Ella Schmidt and Esme Jamison, two.

Medomak Valley was 5-of-9 (56 percent) from the foul line, while Maranacook was 8-of-13 (61 percent).

Medomak Valley improved to 12-5.

Forest Hills 50, Vinalhaven 23

At Waterville Feb. 7, the Tigers got a significant first-quarter lead and rode that momentum past the winless Vikings. Forest Hills of Jackman led 21-2, 27-7 and 38-15 at the quarter breaks.

Maddie Miller scored six points for the islanders, while Kailyn Hufsey and Myra Mills added five and Adele Wadsworth two.

Allie Dunning led Forest Hills with 14 points, while Grace Allen added 13; Kylie Yu, six; Payton Chiasson, five; Grace Levine, four; and Ariele Poulin and Emma Lacasse, two.

The Vikings were 3-of-9 (33 percent) from the foul line, while the Tigers were 2-of-6 (33 percent).

Vinalhaven dropped to 0-8.

Oceanside 57, Maranacook 30

At Rockland Feb. 5, the Mariners outscored the Black Bears 43-17 in the second half and remained unbeaten with a lopsided win. Maranacook led 7-5 after the first quarter, while Oceanside led 14-13 at halftime and 32-15 after three quarters.

Anna Kingsbury scored 19 points for Oceanside, while Bailey Breen added 17; Audrey Mackie and Abby Waterman, eight; and Emily Sykes, five. Waterman turned in another standout statistical effort with 15 rebounds and nine assists, while Breen added nine rebounds, four blocked shots and four steals.

Eliza Pattershall scored nine points for Maranacook, while Ella Schmidt added eight; Kaleigh Kubicki and Esme Jamison, four; Natalie Mohlar and Grace Dwyer, two; and Allie LaBelle, one.

The Mariners were 1-of-3 (33 percent) from the foul line, while the Black Bears were 2-of-6 (33 percent).

Oceanside improved to 14-0, including 27 straight wins over two seasons.

Medomak Valley 48, Winslow 25

At Waldoboro Feb. 5, the Panthers held the Black Raiders to two first-quarter points and prowled to a late-season win. Medomak Valley led 18-2, 26-10 and 36-18 at the quarter breaks.

Addison McCormick scored 17 points for the Panthers, while Maya Cannon chipped in with a 12-point, 17-rebound performance. Alyssa Creamer (6 points), Katherine McKenney (5 points), Kytana Williamson (4 points), Sara Nelson (2 points) and Zaniah Puchalski (2 points) also scored for the hosts.

Full names for Winslow scorers were unavailable.

Medomak Valley was 7-of-13 (54 percent) from the foul line, while Winslow was 3-of-8 (37 percent).

Gardiner 42, Camden Hills 26

At Gardiner Feb. 5, the Tigers prowled past the Windjammers. Gardiner led 8-5, 17-9 and 28-22 at the quarter breaks.

Tessa Whitley and Bailey Curtis scored eight points for Camden Hills, while Ella Powers and Molly Hixon added three and Olivia Brown and Mila Bonometti two.

Megan Gallagher paced Gardiner with 11 points, while Lizzy Gruber added 10; Megan Carver, six; Kylee Nichols, five; Taylor Hawkins and McKenna Johnson, three; and Taylor Takastsu, two.

The Windjammers were 2-of-4 (50 percent) from the foul line, while the Tigers were 7-of-20 (35 percent).

Camden Hills dipped to 0-14.

Waterville 38, Mount View 35

At Thorndike Feb. 5, the Purple Panthers edged the host Mustangs. Mount View led 7-6 after the first quarter and 18-11 at halftime, while Waterville led 26-22 after three quarters.

Hannah Coolen netted 16 points for the ‘Stangs, while Kricket Thompson and Ari Bradeen added six; Kayleigh Dunton, four; and Savannah Lorenz, three.

Denelle Eldridge scored 11 points for the Purple Panthers, while Kodah Aldrich added eight; Sadie Works, six; Keira Gilman and Gabby Maines, four; Ella Minihane, three; and Abby WIlliams, two.

Mount View was 7-of-15 (47 percent) from the foul line, while Waterville was 13-of-21 (62 percent).

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