Dragons Play Tough At D.I.S.

Lose Eastern Maine Opener to #4 Mariners


Toby Tomah had a sterling effort at the opening round of the Class D Eastern Maine playoffs at Deer Isle this past Wednesday. The #13 ranked Dragons made the long trek to Deer Isle-Stonington High School to face the #4 seeded Mariners that started 5-seniors that had earned a fine 13-5 regular season record. In the first period Toby hit two soft banks off the glass and Cochran & Hoops each added a basket to end the opening 8-minutes at 8-10. In the second stanza Toby went 4-4 from the line while Tyler added another hoop just before getting a sprained ankle that took him out of action and D.I.S. entered the lockers in the lead 21-14. 

The third frame saw Toby hit 6-points, with Lincoln nailing a three, and Hoops, Brown, and McIver each adding a 2-pointer and the Dragons closed it to 9, 35-26. In the fourth the tough defense the Dragons had played throughout and the lack of depth caught up and the Mariners, going 8-deep, caught early momentum and powered to a 59-38 win. 

Toby Tomah led all scorers in the tourney contest with a big 16-points with 8-boards and 2-steals, Damon Lincoln and Jake Hoops added 8-points each, Tyler Cochran made 4 in 10-minutes of action, CJ Brown hit 3, and freshman Ryan McIver scored 2. On the hosts ledger Duris had 12, Cormier 12, Grindle 11, Morey 8, and Ciomek 7.

This was the finest game the Dragons played all season – hats off to the team and coaches for a great playoff effort.