Eagle girls back in winning form Re-take top Heal Point spot

GSA; Bucksport; MorganDauk; 012717; Eagles; George Stevens Academy; game; high school; school; sport; sports; team Morgan Dauk shoots. Photo by Franklin Brown

Morgan Dauk shoots. Photo by Franklin Brown

Blue Hill—A crushing 69-27 win over Bucksport on January 27 showed the George Stevens Academy girls in top form, with Morgan Dauk and Mazie Smallidge both hitting double-doubles, Dauk with 29 points and 16 rebounds, and Smallidge 11 points and 12 rebounds. Julianna Allen chipped in 10 points for the win.

A closer game at Narraguagus followed on January 30 as the Lady Eagles stretched their lead through the first three quarters and held on for a 56-51 final score.

GSA; Bucksport; DawnHutchinson; 012717; Eagles; George Stevens Academy; game; high school; school; sport; sports; team Dawn Hutchinson takes a layup against Bucksport. Photo by Franklin Brown

Dawn Hutchinson takes a layup against Bucksport. Photo by Franklin Brown

The game was tied 11-11 heading into the second quarter where GSA outpaced Narraguagus (11-5) by only two points for a 26-24 lead. A 22-point run in the third extended their lead to 9 points for 48-39 before they clinched the win.

Dauk led with 28 points, Emma Crosby scored 11, and Smallidge 10.

The two wins combined with the intricate workings of the Heal Point tournament index—Class B Ellsworth won on January 28, GSA won an early season game against Ellsworth, so gained points from the win—brought the Lady Eagles back on top of the Heal Point standings, at least for now.

At 12-2 before facing Deer Isle-Stonington on February 1, only Stearns (13-0) holds a better record in the North Class C. Final regular season games for the Eagles don’t have them facing any top teams, and the final standings among the top five teams will likely shift before the tournament begins later this month.

They close the regular season against Searsport (7-7) at home on February 8.

GSA; Bucksport; JuliannaAllen; 012717; Eagles; George Stevens Academy; game; high school; school; sport; sports; team Julianna Allen fights to control the ball. Photo by Franklin Brown

Julianna Allen fights to control the ball. Photo by Franklin Brown

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