Eagles and Mariners face off in season openers

The Deer Isle Stonington Mariners and George Steven Academy Eagles opened the 2015-16 season with a double face-off: the Lady Eagles hosted the Mariners for a win on Friday, while the GSA boys rolled over the Mariners boys in Deer Isle on Saturday.

The Lady Eagles came out strong, jumping to a 17-3 lead in the first quarter and never looking back. The 55-15 final score saw Morgan Dauk with 22 points and 19 rebounds, Mazie Smallidge with 16 points and 12 rebounds and Hanna Gutow with five assists in the first half.

Allyson Eaton led the Mariners season opener against GSA. Photo by Anne BERLEANT

Allyson Eaton led the Mariners season opener against GSA. Photo by Anne BERLEANT

With a 49-9 score to open up the fourth quarter, the Mariners matched GSA six for six, after GSA Coach Bill Case sent in his bench to finish the game.

MarinerAshley Haskell scored 5 points, while Ally Eaton led the Mariners in pints and fight. She finished with 8 points.

 

The Mariner varsity boys team fell 82-49 to the Eagles at Deer Isle, with GSA widening the scoring gap from a 16-6 first quarter lead to 64-24 to open the fourth. Eagle Taylor Schildroth led the Eagles with 17 points, while Khalede Clark chipped in 13. Mariner Elliot Nevells scored 9 to lead the Mariners.

With the re-divisioning of the basketball classes, the Mariners, a Class D team, will face more higher class teams, like the Class C Eagles, than in previous seasons.

The Mariner girls face Class C Searsport today, in an away game,December 7, and host Class C Sumner on Thursday, December 10. Tip-off is 6 p.m. The boys host Searsport boys tomorrow , December 8, at 6:30.

The Eagles boys host Piscataquis tomorrow, December 8, 7 p.m., while the girls are away this week, at Piscataquis today and Calais on Thursday.

Whos got the ball? The Eagles hosted the Mariners for the season opener. Photo by Anne Berleant

Who’s got the ball?  Photo by Anne Berleant

 

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