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Mustang girls nip Shipbuilders en route to second win

Morse boys too much for Mount View in Thorndike basketball doubleheader
By Staff | Jan 04, 2013
Photo by: Mark Haskell Mount View boys basketball players break through a banner held by Mustang cheerleaders before a Jan. 3 game with Morse of Bath in Thorndike. The Mustang girls won 41-40 and the Mustang boys lost 55-41.

Thorndike — The Mount View boys and girls basketball teams were in search of their second wins of the season Thursday night, Jan 3, as the Mustangs hosted Morse of Bath in a court doubleheader.

Both host teams battled with the visiting Shipbuilders, with the Mustang girls breaking a tie late in the game and prevailing 41-40. The Mustang boys saw their potential victory slip away in the second half, falling 55-41.

The following is a recap of both contests:

Girls basketball

Mount View 41, Morse 40

At Thorndike Jan. 3, the Mustangs got timely made free throws from both Alexis Morse and Janelle Thornley, which helped the hosts pull away for their second win of the campaign. Mount View led 8-3 after the first quarter and 16-14 at halftime, while Morse took a 29-27 lead after three quarters.

The score was tied 38-38 with less than a minute to play when Morse was fouled and sank two free throws, while Thornley later iced the front end of a 1-and-1 free-throw situation to put the hosts up by three points with less than five seconds remaining.

The Shipbuilders went the length of the floor and managed a two-point field goal at the buzzer by Emma Harrington, but the Mustangs sealed the win .

Courtney Morse scored 11 points for the winners, while Brooke Tripp added eight; Thornley and Katelin Leavitt, both six; Alexis Morse, four; and Stephanie Stilley and Dinah Bilodeau, both two.

Mount View netted 6-of-14 (43 percent) from the foul line, while Morse converted 5-of-11 (45 percent).

In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class B, Mount View (2-6, 2.7160 points) is 11th, while Presque Isle (8-0, 27.7160 points) is first in the 18-team region. The top 13 teams qualify for the playoffs.

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Boys basketball

Morse 55, Mount View 41

At Thorndike Jan. 3, the Shipbuilders slowly pulled away from the Mustangs in the fourth quarter and prevailed by 14 points. Mount View led 11-8 after the first quarter, while Morse nabbed a 25-23 halftime lead and extended its advantage to 42-33 after three quarters.

Jack Simpson and Steven Davis each scored 13 points for the 'Stangs, while Kenny McGray added seven and Nathan Wren and Gavin Simpson, both four.

For Morse, Ethan Winglass tallied 12 points, while D'Vaughn Myers added nine; Jacob Freeman, eight; Kevin McKellar and Matt Munster, both six; Trent Moore, five; and Jordan Lister and Liam McDonough, both four.

The Mustangs were 3-of-10 (30 percent) from the foul line, while the Shipbuilders were 15-of-26 (58 percent).

At halftime of Thursday's game, Mount View cheerleader Alyss Crooker sank a midcourt shot, winning a $100 gift certificate to Angler's Restaurant. View video of the shot at the bottom of this story.

In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class B, Mount View (1-7, 1.0802 points) is 19th, while Oceanside of Rockland/Thomaston (7-1, 28.0864 points) is first in the 19-team region. The top 13 teams qualify for the playoffs.

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

Morse at Mount View high school basketball doubleheader
Mount View High School cheerleader Alyss Crooker sinks a midcourt shot Jan. 3 in Thorndike to win a $100 gift certificate to Angler's Restaurant. (Video by: Mark Haskell and Bryan Gess)
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