NEWPORT — On a night when the outside shots weren’t falling, the Winslow High School boys basketball team just went to another weapon.

Junior forward Justin Martin led the Black Raiders’ inside attack, helping Winslow pull away in the second half for a 77-51 win over Nokomis.

“At the half, Coach (Jared Browne) said to get it into me,” said Martin, who scored nine of his 18 points in the third quarter. “They couldn’t really stop me.”

Winslow is now 5-2, while Nokomis is 0-8.

Winslow led 41-32 at the half, and led 47-36 with just over five minutes to play in the third quarter when Martin began flexing his muscles in the low post. The 6-foot-6 Martin scored seven consecutive points to push the Black Raiders’ lead to 18 points, 54-36.

“Our game plan was to get the basketball to the rim any way possible,” Browne said. “We tried to go off the dribble, and when that wasn’t working, we tried to get the ball in the post to Martin. The 3-point shots were not dropping tonight.”


Winslow took the lead for good with a 17-4 run to end the first quarter. Guard Trevor Lovely scored nine of his team-high 19 points in the first quarter.

The Black Raiders used their defensive quickness to turn steals into transition baskets throughout the game. Nason Lanphier (13 points) had seven steals, while Lovely added four and Connor Wildes two.

“They’re a better team than we are. We’re struggling,” Nokomis head coach Carl Parker said.

Andrew Cartright led the Warriors with a game-high 23 points and eight rebounds. Sam Brown added 11 points for Nokomis.

Travis Lazarczyk — 861-9242tlazarczyk@centralmaine.comTwitter: @TLazarczykMTM

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