The Packet Sports Spotlight
Originally published in The Weekly Packet, January 30, 2014
Eagles basketball in contention for playoffs
by Anne Berleant
Girls basketball—The Eagles girls jumped into a chance at the playoffs after three back-to-back wins, before losing at Sumner 52-46. They are now 6-9 and ranked 10th with three games left in the regular season. The top 11 teams qualify for the first postseason game on February 11.
Two victories against Deer Isle-Stonington, one at home and one at Deer Isle, sandwiched a 53-48 win against Piscataquis on January 24 that saw the girls make seven free throws when Piscataquis tied the score in the fourth. Alice Dillon was point leader with 11, with six assists, while Jennifer McKenney scored 10 points with 10 rebounds. Against Sumner, freshman Morgan Dauk led the Eagles with 19 points.
Boys basketball—The boys notched two decisive wins this week—74-43 over Deer Isle-Stonington and 71-45 over Sumner—that inched them into the 10th spot in the Heal Point standings. The top 12 teams make it to playoffs. The Eagles play four more games in the regular season (including a January 29 game against Searsport; scores were not available by press time). Against Sumner, Kelsey Allen led the Eagles with 25 points, while Philip Shaheen contributed 18 to the win.
Wrestling—In the penultimate meet before the Penobscot Valley championships on February 1, Henry Bowden was the sole wrestler hitting the mat. Alex Overlock is out on injury and Liza Moore is out of the country, but both will be back in time for the PVC meet at Ellsworth. Bowden won two against Mattanawcook but lost to Madison.
Upcoming local games
• Boys basketball: Mon., Feb. 3 @ Bucksport, 7 p.m. Wed., Feb. 5 v. Central, 7 p.m.
• Girls basketball: Thu., Jan. 30 v. Searsport, 7 p.m., Tue., Feb. 4 v. Bucksport, 7 p.m.
• Wrestling: Penobscot Valley Championships, Sat., Feb. 1, @ Ellsworth, 9:30 a.m.