GSA varsity boys continue to cruise

sports; GSA; Penquis; percy; zentz; 020217; Eagles; George Stevens Academy; game; high school; school; sport; team Percy Zentz boxes out the foul shot. Photo by Anne Berleant

Percy Zentz boxes out the foul shot. Photo by Anne Berleant

Blue Hill—With 15 games and 15 wins behind them in the regular season, the Eagles are breezing through the Class C North competition.

Only two teams have managed to stay within 10 points of the top-ranked team, Lee Academy in a tighter-than-usual game January 27 and Class B Ellsworth, whom they face for the second time this season Friday night in Blue Hill.

sports; GSA; Penquis; Chase; defense; 020217; Eagles; George Stevens Academy; game; high school; school; sport; team Jarrod Chase defends against Penquis. Photo by Anne Berleant

Jarrod Chase defends against Penquis. Photo by Anne Berleant

“[The team] knows that they have a big bullseye on their back as the defending state champs and are worth a ton of Heal points,” Coach Dwayne Carter said before the Lee Academy match-up. “Everyone wants to knock us off as they will move up in the standings significantly.”

The 73-66 final score at Lee might have been close, but the Eagles had the lead going into each quarter and were ahead 37-24 at half-time. Taylor Schildroth scored 20 points, Jarrod Chase 18, with Beckett Slayton and Stefan Simmons each adding 12.

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Caden Mattson boxes out the foul shot. Photo by Anne Berleant

The following night, the Eagles crushed Penquis on home court 75-42. Schildroth hit 25 points, including his 1,000th career point, with Max Mattson scoring 15, Jarrod Chase and Reece Dannenberg 8 apiece and Caden Mattson 6.

The Eagles will close out the regular season on February 9 at home against Narraguagus (4-10). To keep them competitive for the playoff tournament, which begins for the Eagles on February 21, Carter said the team will scrimmage with a top Class A or B team.

sports; GSA; Penquis; defense; 020217; Eagles; George Stevens Academy; game; high school; school; sport; team Ben Cole, Reece Dannenberg and Tyler McKenney screen. Photo by Anne Berleant

Ben Cole, Reece Dannenberg and Tyler McKenney screen. Photo by Anne Berleant

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