High school girls basketball

Mariners make quick work of Lions in late-season tilt

Joyce tallies 16 points to key host Oceanside, Mitchell 12, Faulkingham 10 for Belfast
By Zack Miller | Jan 30, 2019
Photo by: Zack Miller Belfast's Madison Farris, left, and Kayci Faulkingham, right, as well as Oceanside's Molly Gould battle for a rebound Jan. 29 in a girls basketball contest in Rockland. The Mariners beat the Lions 63-43.

Rockland — It has been two different seasons for the Oceanside and Belfast high school girls basketball teams.

For the Mariners, the playoffs are almost a near lock, while, for the Lions, the first win of the year has been just out of reach.

Oceanside took one step closer to a playoff berth — and maybe even a trip to Bangor for the Class B North tournament — on Tuesday, Jan. 29 as the Mariners made quick work of Belfast en route to a 63-43 victory.

Watch video and see more photos below.

Oceanside led 15-5, 35-15 and 46-32 at the quarter breaks.

Raechel Joyce keyed Oceanside with 16 points, while Grace Woodman and Sara Dorr added nine; Hope Butler and Molly Gould, six; Kalli Grover, Jess Watkinson and Chloe Jones, four; Anna Kingsbury, three; and Abby Veilleux, two.

Lillie Mitchell paced the Lions with 12 points, with Kayci Faulkingham adding 10; Madison Farris, six; Grace Fitzjurls, five; Hannah Banks and Kiara Doolan, four; and Karagen Stone, two.

The Mariners made nine 3-pointers, as Joyce hit three, Woodman two and Kingsbury, Butler, Jones and Watkinson one.

Belfast made two treys, as Fitzjurls and Mitchell sank one.

Oceanside finished 12-of-17 (70 percent) from the free-throw line, while Belfast was 9-of-16 (56 percent).

The Mariners, and Joyce, wasted little time as they found a grove, as the hosts jumped to a 10- point lead at the end of the first quarter, as Joyce scored eight of the team's 15 points.

The basket continued to widen for Oceanside in the second stanza, as the Mariners poured in 20 more points, as six players added to the score.

Belfast did not back down despite its large halftime deficit, as the Lions eclipsed their first-half score with 17 points in the third quarter as well as outscoring the Mariners, as five different Lions scored, led by Faulkingham's six points.

Oceanside's offense came back alive in the fourth quarter, as six players made a bucket, including Kingsbury hitting a three, for her first varsity 3-pointer, as the Mariners again pulled away.

In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Class B North, Oceanside (6-10, 39.1975 points) is eighth, while Belfast (0-15, no points) is 16th. Mount Desert Island of Bar Harbor (13-2, 98.3951 points) is first in the 16-team region. The top 11 teams qualify for the playoffs.

Belfast at Oceanside girls basketball
Oceanside hosts Belfast on Jan. 29 in high school girls basketball in Rockland. (Video by: Zack Miller)
Belfast's Kiara Doolan. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Belfast's Kiara Doolan, front, and Oceanside's Molly Gould. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Oceanside's Kalli Grover, left, and Sara Dorr, middle, and Belfast's Kiara Doolan. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Belfast's Sydni Moores. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Belfast's Sydni Moores. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Belfast's Hannah Banks. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Oceanside's Kalli Grover. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Oceanside's Kalli Grover. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Oceanside's Kalli Grover. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Belfast's Madison Farris, left, and Oceanside's Molly Gould. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Oceanside's Hope Butler. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Belfast's Hannah Banks. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Oceanside's Kalli Grover, left, and Belfast's Madison Farris. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Oceanside's Grace Woodman, left, and Belfast's Hannah Banks. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Belfast's Hannah Banks. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Oceanside's Grace Woodman. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Belfast's Kayci Faulkingham, left, and Oceanside's Molly Gould. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Belfast's Kayci Faulkingham, left, and Oceanside's Molly Gould. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Belfast's Sydni Moores, left, and Oceanside's Molly Gould. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Belfast's Kayci Faulkingham. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Belfast's Kayci Faulkingham, back, and Oceanside's Hope Butler. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Belfast's Kayci Faulkingham, left, and Oceanside's Hope Butler. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Belfast's Grace Fitzjurls. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Belfast's Lillie Mitchell. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Belfast's Kayci Faulkingham. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Belfast's Kayci Faulkingham, left, and Oceanside's Hope Butler. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Belfast's Grace Fitzjurls. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Belfast's Grace Fitzjurls. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Belfast's Madison Farris. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Oceanside's Molly Gould, left, and Belfast's Kiara Doolan. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Oceanside's Hope Butler. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Oceanside's Hope Butler. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Oceanside's Abby Veilleux, left, and Belfast's Grace Fitzjurls. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Oceanside's Kalli Grover, left, and Grace Woodman, right, and Belfast's Karagen Stone. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Oceanside's Kalli Grover, left, and Grace Woodman, right, and Belfast's Karagen Stone. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Oceanside's Kalli Grover, left, and Grace Woodman, right, and Belfast's Karagen Stone. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Oceanside's Hope Butler, left, and Belfast's Grace Fitzjurls. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Belfast's Karagen Stone, left, and Kayci Faulkingham, right, and Oceanside's Kalli Grover. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Belfast's Kayci Faulkingham. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Belfast's Lillie Mitchell. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Oceanside's Raechel Joyce, back, and Grace Woodman, front, and Belfast's Hannah Banks. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
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