Mariners, Trojans Climb in Standings

ELLSWORTH — With just over three weeks remaining in the regular high school basketball season, five Hancock County teams remain very much in the playoff picture.

The Deer Isle-Stonington Mariners improved to 8-2 and climbed to third place in the Eastern Maine Class D standings after downing the Bucksport Golden Bucks 55-32 on Monday.

In Class C, the 6-6 Golden Bucks currently are ranked sixth, the 4-5 Sumner Tigers are seventh and the 5-7 George Stevens Academy Eagles are clinging to the 11th — and last — playoff qualifying position in the standings.

In Class B, the 8-2 Mount Desert Island Trojans climbed to third place, less than a point behind number two Oceanside, with Tuesday’s overtime win over Old Town.

The 3-7 Ellsworth Eagles fell to Foxcroft Academy on Tuesday — their fifth consecutive loss — and have slipped to 16th place in Class B.

The Eagles now must climb at least three positions higher to qualify for post-season play.

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Hugh Bowden

Hugh Bowden

Executive Editor
Hugh writes editorials, covers Hancock County sports and helps out where needed in The American's editorial department. When he's not on the sidelines, he enjoys playing jazz and tennis. [email protected]
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