Eagle varsity boys basketball team cruises, girls falter

Eagles; GSA; George Stevens Academy; basketball; game; high school; school; sport; sports; team Percy Zentz scores for GSA in the 2nd period.  Photo by Franklin Brown

Percy Zentz scores for GSA in the 2nd period. Photo by Franklin Brown

Blue Hill—A fourth-quarter loss by the George Stevens girls team to the Deer Isle-Stonington Mariners and the boys team’s 49-point stomp over Calais marked the past week of GSA varsity basketball play.

Junior Julianna Allen’s 22 points and a 17 point half-time lead wasn’t enough to seal the win against the Mariners on January 11 before a home crowd as the Eagles saw their victory slip way in the final minutes of the fourth quarter. The Mariners had closed the gap to five points in the third quarter, with the Eagles ahead 38-33 to open the fourth. With less than three minutes on the clock, the score was tied at 46, and in the tense, final seconds, the Mariners threw four for four from the foul line to seal the win 55-51.

Eagle seniors Mazie Smallidge and Emma Crosby each scored 10 points, and Mallory Charette scored seven. Mariner senior Lily Gray led her team with 19 points, with Morey adding 10.

The Eagles then lost 64-32 to Calais (8-1) on January 15 for a 3-9 record heading into the final third of regular season games.

 Saylor Grant attempts a shot with less than 2 minutes in the 4th period.  Photo by Franklin Brown

Saylor Grant attempts a shot with less than 2 minutes in the 4th period. Photo by Franklin Brown

Eagles crush Calais 75-26

The varsity boys team continued its roll over the Class C competition with an impressive victory over Calais (4-5) on January 15, the team’s only game in the past week. Ahead by 16 points in the first quarter, the Eagles allowed Calais just one point in the second to end the first half 37-8 toward the final 75-26 victory.

Senior Taylor Schildroth led the Eagles with 21 points, with senior Stefan Simmons and junior Percy Zentz each adding 11 points “to round off a balanced scoring attack,” Coach Dwayne Carter noted.

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