Oceanside varsity steps up for a Heal Point worthy win over Maranacook

ROCKLAND – The Oceanside varsity squad had to put a stop to the bleeding and did so with some outstanding shooting and intense defense to get the only win of the night over Maranacook 81-62.

Oceanside's Michael Norton Jr. (21) looks to make a move to the basket. Norton led the Mariners to the 81-62 win over Maranacook. (Photo by Ron Hawkes)

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The first time these two teams met in Readfield it was a three-point game in Oceanside's favor.  The Mariners, who play in Class B North, go to 8-5 and now sit in the #4 spot in the Maine Principles Association Heal Point Standings. Hermon is in first place at 13-0. Maranacook falls to 9-4 and to the #5 spot in Class B South where Spruce Mountain is in first place at 11-2

Oceanside was up 43-31 at the half behind the stellar play of the 6'2" senior Michael Norton Jr. who knocked down 25 first-half points.

Scoring for the Mariners was Norton Jr. with 31 points; Trevor Reed 13; Cooper Wirkala 12; Jack Lombardo nine; Josh Peco eight; Leo Reid four; and Elliot Lucier one. 

Oceanside was 22-of-30 (73 percent) from the foul line. They had seven three-point baskets, Reed had four, and Lombardo, Wirkala, and Norton one each.

For Maranacook, Cash McClure and Bryan Riley had 13 points each; Silas Mohlar 12; Mitch Root and Dan Garrand seven each; Gavin Towns and Levi Wiles three each; and Jackson McPhedran and Jarred Schmidt two each.

The Black Bears were 9-of-9 (100 percent) from the foul line. They had nine 3-point baskets, three each from McClure and Riley, and one each from Mohlar, Towns, and Wiles.

Oceanside will take on Mount View Thursday, Jan. 25 at 6:30 at home. Freshman at 3:30 and JV at 5 pm.

Oceanside's Cooper Wirkala makes a drive to the basket. (Photo by Ron Hawkes)

Oceanside's Josh Peaco puts up a shot in a lot of traffic. (Photo by Ron Hawkes)

Oceanside's Trevor Reed looks over the situation from outside. (Photo by Ron Hawkes) 
Oceanside's Leo Reid hustles after a long pass that went over his head. (Photo by Ron Hawkes)


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