At Rockland, Kennadi Grover scored 23 points and grabbed 18 rebounds and surpassed 1,000 points in her career as Oceanside High School defeated Nokomis of Newport 57-45 Friday night in a key Eastern Maine Class B matchup.
Grover needed 15 points to reach 1,000, but she started slowly and didn’t get her first points until she hit a layup with 1:22 left in the first quarter.
A strong second quarter put her, and the Mariners, well on their way, and she achieved the milestone with 3:23 left in the third quarter. She now has 1,008 for her career, which started at Georges Valley High School in Thomaston, which merged with Rockland District High School to become Oceanside.
The game was already significant as it matched the second-place Mariners and the third-place Warriors in the Eastern Maine Class B Heal points.
Both teams started slowly, but Grover’s jumper in the lane with 2:59 remaining in the first half gave the Mariners (9-1) the lead for good at 22-20.
That hoop started Oceanside on a 9-0 run that continued into the third quarter, and the closest the Warriors (9-1) came after that was five points with 2:28 remaining in the contest.
Oceanside hit 12 of 16 free throws in the final 2:15 to secure the win and take over the top spot in the Heal points.
Emily Gould added 11 points for Oceanside, and Brooke Dugan had nine.
Anna MacKenzie topped Nokomis with 13 points, and Traci Carson and Taylor Shaw added 10 each.