Deer Isle-Stonington girls 1 win from perfect regular season

DEER ISLE — The Deer Isle-Stonington girls’ basketball team are within one win of finishing the regular season undefeated with after wins over Machias and Bangor Christian.

Against Machias on Saturday, the Mariners posted what was a season-high 61 points at the time to come away with a 29-point home victory. Junior guard Lily Gray led the way for Deer Isle-Stonington with a game-high 15 points in the win over the 0-16 Bulldogs.

Two days later, the Mariners surpassed that new season best with a 69-27 home win over Bangor Christian (3-11). Freshman Rylee Eaton led Deer Isle-Stonington with 14 points against the visiting Patriots, and Gray added 13 to help the team achieve its biggest margin of victory this year.

Deer Isle-Stonington (15-0), which is ranked No. 3 in Class D North, will close out the regular season at home against Searsport at 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 5. The Mariners defeated Searsport (6-7) 47-34 when the teams met Dec. 11.

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