The final six games before the start of the tournament are today. The boys have their preliminary games. Two in each class to get into the B-C-D tournament.One of the games this afternoon was on Deer Isle. In Class D, the Mariners welcoming Easton. The Bears making the trek from Aroostook County.The long bus ride didn’t seem to bother them early on. Off the steal, Holden Turner. Goes behind his back. Finishes with the layup. One point game early on.But Deer Isle can play the up-tempo game too. Kevin Melanio receives the feed from sam grindle. Mariners up five in the second quarter.Moments later, Connor Morey gets it to Melanio again. Deer Isle-Stonington wins the prelim game at home 53-45. The Mariners will face top seed and unbeaten Central Aroostook on Monday.