High school basketball

Lions sweep, Mustangs swept in Jan. 8 hoop action

BAHS girls improve to 6-2, while Lions boys sit at 5-3
By Staff | Jan 09, 2013

The Belfast and Mount View boys and girls basketball teams hit the hardwood Tuesday night, Jan. 8 in hopes of earning victories over a pair of talented Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Class B foes in Lincoln Academy of Newcastle and Waterville, respectively.

The end result saw the Lions sweep the Eagles, while the Mustangs were swept by the Purple Panthers.

The following is a recap of reported results from Jan. 8:

Girls basketball

Belfast 65, Lincoln Academy 39

At Belfast Jan. 8, the Lions had little trouble with the visiting Eagles and roared to a double-digit win.

Leading the Belfast offense were Katrina Lapham (18 points, 4 assists, 3 steals, rebound), Lexi Nelligan (13 points, 6 rebounds, 4 steals, 2 assists, blocked shot), Ashley Littlefield (11 points, 7 rebounds, 2 assists, steal), McKenzie Thibodeau (8 points, 4 rebounds, assist), Courtney Drinkwater (6 points, 2 assists, 2 steals), Breann Cummings (4 points, 3 rebounds, assist, steal), Mariah Sturgis (point, 2 rebounds, assist), Kelci Faulkingham (2 points, rebound) and Madison Cummings (3 rebounds, 3 assists, 4 steals).

For Lincoln Academy, Jen Genthner tallied eight points, while Barrett Campbell and Danielle Pinkham each added five; Leslie Sandefur, four; Danielle Pierce and Hayden Campbell, both three; Ashley McKenney and Alyx York, both two; and Sophia Carboneau, one.

The Lions were 13-of-25 (52 percent) from the charity stripe, while the Eagles were 9-of-23 (39 percent).

In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class B, Belfast (6-2, 16.7593 points) is seventh, while Presque Isle (10-0, 40.0617 points) is first in the 19-team region. The top 13 teams qualify for the playoffs.

Waterville 24, Mount View 22

At Thorndike Jan. 8, the Purple Panthers did just enough to down the host Mustangs in a low-scoring affair. Waterville led 4-2 after the first quarter, while Mount View took an 11-6 lead at halftime. The Purple Panthers then retook a 16-15 advantage after three quarters.

Alexis Morse netted eight points for the 'Stangs, while Janelle Thornley added seven; Courtney Morse, three; and Brooke Tripp and Jenni Nadeau, both two.

For Waterville, Colleen O'Donnell tossed in 18 points, while Alexa Frame, Jenna Gagnon and Lindsay St. Claire each added two.

The Mustangs were 7-of-12 (35 percent) from the foul line, while the Purple Panthers were 0-of-1.

In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class B, Mount View (2-7, 3.7963 points) is 14th, while Presque Isle (10-0, 40.0617 points) is first in the 19-team region. The top 13 teams qualify for the playoffs.

Boys basketball

Belfast 46, Lincoln Academy 42

At Newcastle Jan. 8, the Lions erased an early deficit and earned a hard-fought, four-point win over the host Eagles. Lincoln Academy led 10-2 after the first quarter and 29-12 at halftime, while Belfast trimmed its deficit to 33-31 after three quarters. The Lions then went on a 15-9 run to end the game.

Ryan Rice tallied 16 points for Belfast, while Yanni Rakis added 10; Zach Collier, Kaleb Benjamin and Korey Doolan, all four; and Carl Dodge and Levi Lapham, both two.

For Lincoln Academy, Sawyer Pinkham netted nine points, while Caleb Farrin added eight and Seward Matel seven.

The Lions were 8-of-13 (61 percent) from the foul line, while the Eagles were 7-of-10 (70 percent).

In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class B, Belfast (5-3, 14.0432 points) is 11th, while Oceanside of Rockland/Thomaston (8-1, 37.8086 points) is first in the 19-team region. The top 13 teams qualify for the playoffs.

Waterville 70, Mount View 55

At Waterville Jan. 8, the Purple Panthers roared to a 15-point win over the Mustangs. Waterville led 24-9, 37-28 and 56-34 at the quarter breaks.

Steven Davis netted 15 points to lead Mount View, while Brody Gibbs added 12; Nate Wren, 11; Kenny McGray and Gavin Simpson, both two; and Mikey Hustus and Tyler Ripley, both one.

Jordan Derosby scored 24 and Chris Hale 14 to key Waterville.

Mount View was 12-of-26 (46 percent) from the foul line, while Waterville was 3-of-10 (30 percent).

In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class B, Mount View (1-8, 3.2407 points) is 18th, while Oceanside of Rockland/Thomaston (8-1, 37.8086 points) is first in the 19-team region. The top 13 teams qualify for the playoffs.

Courier Publications sports staff can be reached by phone at 207-594-4401 or by email at sports@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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