DIS boys hang on to playoff bid Scott's Sports Spot

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Nathan Winchester powers up for the basket. Photo by Tate Yoder

Deer Isle—The Deer Isle-Stonington varsity boys basketball team end the regular season at 5-13 in a tenuous ninth place. Washburn is below us and has a game on Tuesday night, the outcome of which will determine whether we stay where we are or drop one or two places. If the standings don’t change, we will face Greater Houlton Christian next Wednesday.

sports; DIS; boys; GSA; silas; bates; layup; 020917; Eagles; George Stevens Academy; game; high school; school; sport; team Silas Bates goes for the fast-break lay-up. Photo by Tate YOder

Silas Bates goes for the fast-break lay-up. Photo by Tate YOder

Despite a lack of depth, we have shown some fire at times with some tough wins. We do have a good defense and that has allowed us to stay in games that we have won. To compete with the better teams we will face, we need to work on a balanced offense and good shot selection. We have to play smart and with a lot of energy. Our big wins have come at home, but we need to play with that same intensity on the road.

In the regular season’s final game, the Mariner boys lost predictably to George Stevens 60-31 on February 2. GSA is a powerhouse this year and again they didn’t pour it on for the whole game. This is a hard game to write about since we are out matched by such a strong team. Mason Oliver had 8 points, Ethan Shepard 7, and Ethan Bates Cole and Nathan Winchester each with 4.

sports; DIS; boys; GSA; dakota; gillen; 020917; Eagles; George Stevens Academy; game; high school; school; sport; team Dakota Gillen drives towards the basket. Photo by Tate Yoder

Dakota Gillen drives towards the basket. Photo by Tate Yoder

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