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High school boys basketball

Strong second half propels galloping Mustangs past Mariners

Kingsbury's 30 points not enough for Oceanside to top host Mount View
By Zack Miller | Jan 16, 2020
Photo by: Zack Miller Oceanside's Cam Kingsbury, left, and Mount View's Elijah Allen vie for rebound position on Jan. 14 in high school boys basketball in Thorndike. The host Mustangs beat the Mariners 73-60.

Thorndike — In a close battle every possession of the ball can turn the tide toward a win or loss, and the Mount View boys basketball team capitalized on most of its possessions, especially late, against visiting Oceanside.

Despite a first half of high school play which saw both the Mustangs and Mariners trade buckets, and stay within a step or two of one another, it was the Mustangs who clamped down and took hold in the second half for a 73-60 win over Oceanside on Tuesday night, Jan. 14.

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Mount View led 18-15 at the end of the first quarter, 34-33 at halftime and 52-44 at the finish of the third stanza.

Oceanside's Cam Kingsbury had, possibly, his best performance in a Mariner uniform, as the 5-foot 9-inch guard dropped a game- and career-high 30 points, including eight treys, while Bodhi Ames had 11 points; Nate Coombs, nine; Elliot Lucier, four; and Everett Allyn, Aidan Munro and Karl Ilvonen, two.

Kingsbury's 18 first-half points came from behind the 3-point arc, while Coombs and Lucier also made one 3-pointer.

Mount View received a balanced scoring attack with three players in double-figures, led by Declan Knowlton's 23 points, including nine in the fourth quarter, while Sean Raven had 19 points; Draedyn Furrow, 10; Garrett Smith, nine; and Joe Grassi and Elijah Allen, six.

Raven was the only player for the Mustangs to bury a trey, as he recorded four.

Mount View finished 11-of-17 (64 percent) from the foul line, while Oceanside was 8-of-11 (72 percent).

The Mariners were within striking distance down six points with with 5:30 to play in the contest, and sliced another point off after Ames made 1-of-2 free throws after two consecutive offensive rebounds.

Knowlton pushed the Mustang lead to seven with a bucket on the ensuing possession, and Raven followed Knowlton's basket with a reverse layup after a missed Oceanside free throw, as the clock ticked down to four minutes to play.

Kingsbury responded with a turnaround baseline jumper, which swished through the net, to bring the Mariners back within seven.

After a timeout, Raven hit his fourth trey of the night to push the Mustang advantage to double-digits as 3:50 remained.

The Mariners did not convert on their next possession, but Mount View did, when Knowlton hit a turnaround jumper, as the hosts' cushion grew to 61-49.

Munro countered with a baseline jumper to bring the Mariner deficit back to 10, but Knowlton's hot hand resulted in his second straight turnaround jumper, as the lead swelled to 12.

Kingsbury knew time was running out, and pulled up a for deep three and buried the shot, to bring the Mariners within nine with 2:12 to play.

An Oceanside timeout allowed the Mariners to regroup, but out of the break Mount View's Allen found Grassi for an easy layup, as the lead was back to double-digits.

Kingsbury made two free throws late, but were the final points for the Mariners, as Mount View fed off the energy from its student section to shut down Oceanside's comeback attempt.

In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Class B North, Mount View (7-5, 36.8519 points) is fifth, while Oceanside (5-7, 14.8765 points) is 13th. Caribou (10-0, 66.1728 points) is first in the 17-team region. The top 12 teams qualify for the playoffs.

Mount View's Declan Knowlton. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Mount View's Sean Raven, left, and Oceanside's Elliot Lucier. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Mount View's Sean Raven, left, and Oceanside's Elliot Lucier. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Oceanside's Cam Kingsbury, left, and Mount View's Elijah Allen. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Mount View's Draedyn Furrow, left, and Oceanside's Aidan Munro. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Mount View's Declan Knowlton, left, and Oceanside's Everett Allyn. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Mount View's Declan Knowlton, front, and Oceanside's Everett Allyn. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Mount View's Sean Raven. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Mount View's Sean Raven, left, and Elijah Allen, middle, as well as Oceanside's Cam Kingsbury. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Mount View's Draedyn Furrow. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Mount View's Draedyn Furrow, middle, and Oceanside's Aidan Munro, left, Everett Allyn, back, Bodhi Ames, front, and Cam Kinsbury. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Mount View's Elijah Allen, left, and Declan Knowlton, middle, as well as Oceanside's Bodhi Ames. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Mount View's Draedyn Furrow. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Mount View's Draedyn Furrow. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Mount View's Draedyn Furrow. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Mount View's Draedyn Furrow. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Oceanside coach Larry Reed. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Oceanside's Aidan Munro. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Oceanside's Cam Kingsbury. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Mount View's Declan Knowlton. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Oceanside's Karl Ilvonen. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Oceanside's Karl Ilvonen. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Oceanside's Cam Kingsbury, left, and Mount View's Draedyn Furrow. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Oceanside's Cam Kingsbury. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Oceanside's Elliot Lucier. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Oceanside's Elliot Lucier. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Oceanside's Elliot Lucier. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Oceanside's Elliot Lucier. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Oceanside's Cam Kingbsbury, middle, and Mount View's Sean Raven, front, and Draedyn Furrow. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Oceanside's Cam Kingsbury. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Mount View's Elijah Allen, front, and Oceanside's Everett Allyn. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Mount View's Joe Grassi. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Oceanside's Cam Kingbsbury. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Oceanside's Elliot Lucier. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Oceanside's Elliot Lucier. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Oceanside's Elliot Lucier, right, and Mount View's Draedyn Furrow. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Oceanside's Bodhi Ames. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Oceanside's Bodhi Ames. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Oceanside's Everett Allyn, right, and Mount View's Declan Knowlton, left, Sean Raven, front, and Draedyn Furrow. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Oceanside's Bodhi Ames, left, and Mount View's Joe Grassi. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Oceanside's Bodhi Ames. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Mount View's Elijah Allen. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Oceanside's Nate Coombs, front, and Bodhi Ames, left, as well as Mount View's Elijah Allen. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
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