High school boys basketball

Tigers' hot distance shooting sinks Vikings to open new year

Visiting Sumner connects on eight treys to soar to victory
By Staff | Jan 04, 2019
Photo by: Zack Miller Searsport's Isaiah Runci, back, looks to pass the ball, with Sumner's Ethan Young guarding, Jan. 4 during a boys basketball contest in Searsport. The Tigers beat the Vikings 51-40.

Searsport — One lives by the three or dies by the three, and Sumner of East Sullivan put that saying to the test against Searsport on Thursday night, Jan. 3 — as the former rang true for the visitors.

The Tigers swished eight 3-pointers, almost half of the visitors total points, in a 51-40 high school boys basketball win over the home-standing Vikings.

Watch video and see more photos below.

Sumner led 12-6 after the first quarter, 25-17 at halftime and 43-28 after three stanzas.

Colby Snow led Searsport with 16 points, while Isaiah Runci added 10; Josh Wright, six; Charlie Spinney and George Dakin, three; and Aaron Wiley, two.

Colby McLean keyed the Tigers, and all scorers, with 21 points, as Ethan Young scored 14; Kyle Brooks, nine; Aidan Weaver, three; and Dylan Bernier and Simon Torrey, two.

The Vikings connected on five treys, as Snow hit two, and Runci, Wright and Dakin connected on one.

Brooks led the Tigers as he hit three treys, while McLean and Young swished two and Weaver one.

Searsport was 9-of-16 (56 percent) from the foul line and Sumner 1-of-15 (6 percent).

In the Maine Principal's Association Heal Point Standings for Class C North, Searsport (3-4, 8.4799 points) is ninth, while Houlton (6-1, 21.7901 points) is first in the 20-team region. The top 14 teams qualify for the playoffs.

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Sumner at Searsport boys basketball
Searsport hosts Sumner on Jan. 3 in high school boys basketball. (Video by: Zack Miller)
Sumner's Kyle Brooks, left, and Searsport's Aaron Wiley. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Searsport's Isaiah Runci. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Searsport's Josh Wright. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Searsport's Aaron Wiley. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Searsport's Aaron Wiley. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Sumner's Colby McLean, left, and Searsport's Colby Snow. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Searsport's Isaiah Runci. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Searsport's Aaron Wiley. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Searsport's Aaron Wiley. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Searsport's Isaiah Runci, left, and Sumner's Ethan Young. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Searsport's Colby Snow. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Searsport's Colby Snow. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Searsport's George Dakin. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Searsport's George Dakin, left, and Isaiah Runci, right, and Sumner's Simon Torrey. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Searsport's Josh Wright, front, and Colby Snow, back, and Sumner's Colby McLean. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Searsport's Isaiah Runci, left, and Sumner's Simon Torrey. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Searsport's Aaron Wiley. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Searsport's George Dakin, left, and Sumner's Simon Torrey. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Searsport's George Dakin, left, and Sumner's Simon Torrey. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Searsport's Aaron Wiley, left, and Sumner's Colby McLean. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Searsport's Isaiah Runci, front, and George Dakin, right, and Sumner's Simon Torrey. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Searsport's Colby Snow. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Searsport's Colby Snow. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Searsport's Charlie Spinney, front, and Isaiah Runci. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
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