High school boys and girls basketball

Searsport girls shoot to top spot in Western Class D

Mount View boys also victorious in Jan. 14 Waldo County court cases
By Staff | Jan 15, 2014

It was a busy day on the hardwood for Waldo County high school basketball squads, with five teams encompassing Belfast, Mount View and Searsport in action on Tuesday night, Jan. 14.

The Viking girls and Mustang boys picked up wins, with Searsport besting Penobscot Valley of Howland 54-48 and Mount View defeating Erskine Academy of South China 43-30.

Searsport's win vaulted the undefeated Vikings to the top spot in Western Class D.

Both Belfast squads also lost and remained winless, as the Lion girls fell 45-30 to host Maine Central Institute of Pittsfield. Information from the Lion boys game was unavailable.

The following is a recap of Tuesday's reported results:

Girls basketball

Searsport 54, Penobscot Valley 48

At Searsport Jan. 14, the Vikings continued to surge as the hosts remained unbeaten with a 10-point win over the Howlers. Searsport led 6-4, 28-25 and 44-31 at the quarter breaks.

Melinda Ogden scored 17 points to lead the Vikings, who have been plenty busy with a bundle of makeup games in the past week, while Briana Grant added 14; Brittany Ward, six; Alicen Brooks, five; Kelli Gibbs, four; and Allison Walker, Libby Lane and Kaitlyn Shute, two.

Sami Ireland scored 23 points for the Howlers, while Molly McGinn added 10; Amy Hallot, nine; Arianna McKinnon, four; and Shaelyn Jones, two.

The Vikings were 6-of-9 (67 percent) from the foul line, while the Howlers were 14-of-21 (67 percent).

In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Western Class D, Searsport (9-0, 31.5972 points) is first in the 15-team region. The top 10 teams qualify for the playoffs.

Erskine Academy 49, Mount View 29

At South China Jan. 14, the Mustangs kept it close in the first quarter, but the Eagles pulled away over the final three quarters and the visitors fell by 20 points. Erskine Academy led 15-10, 28-12 and 37-20 at the quarter breaks.

Jenni Nadeau scored 10 points to lead Mount View, while Brooke Tripp added six; Austyn Thomas and Ashlee Spaulding, four; Meri Picard and Courtney Morse, two; and Halle Reynolds, one.

Mallory Chamberlain scored 15 points for Erskine Academy, while Megan Dunn added eight; Taylor Boucher, seven; Hannah Bridges, six; Stephanie Doe, five; Mia Taylor, four; Aidum Traynor, two; and Marissa Chamberlain, one.

The Eagles were 6-of-15 (40 percent) from the foul line, while the Mustangs were 3-of-12 (25 percent).

In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class B, Mount View (3-9, 2.7160 points) is 17th, while Presque Isle (13-0, 62.3457 points) is first in the 19-team region. The top 13 teams qualify for the playoffs.

Maine Central Institute 45, Belfast 30

At Pittsfield Jan. 14, the Huskies pulled away from the Lions in the second half as the visitors remained winless. MCI led 9-2, 18-13 and 30-15 at the quarter breaks.

Ashley Littlefield scored 12 points for the Lions, while Maddy Littlefield and Anna Simmons added four; Sam Morse and Breann Cummings, three; and Kelci Faulkingham and Brogan Leppanen, two.

Ashley Alton tallied 19 points to lead the Huskies, while Hannah Emery added nine; Brianna Losse, eight; Katie Hughes, five; Cassie Miller, three; and Ryleigh Lord, two.

The Lions were 8-of-23 (35 percent) from the foul line, while the Huskies were 19-of-45 (42 percent).

In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class B, Belfast, (0-9, no points) is 19th (last), while Presque Isle (13-0, 62.3457 points) is first in the 19-team region. The top 13 teams qualify for the playoffs.

Boys basketball

Mount View 43, Erskine Academy 30

At Thorndike Jan. 14, the Mustangs jumped to a strong first-quarter lead and cruised to a 13-point victory. Mount View led 14-2, 22-6 and 32-20 at the quarter breaks.

Nathan Wren poured in 20 points for the winners, while Brody Gibbs and Jack Simpson added six; Bryan Jungels, five; Mikey Hustuts, three; Emmett Shell, two; and Gavin Simpson, one.

Jared Gartley scored 12 points to key the Eagles, while Matt Clary added five; Austin Johnson and Tyler Bailey, four; Josh Reed, three; and Trevor Browne, two.

Mount View netted 12-of-21 (57 percent) from the foul line, while Erskine Academy made 5-of-9 (56 percent).

Wren and Gartley each had three treys on the night, while Gibbs, Simpson, Clary and Reed added one.

In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class B, Mount View (6-6, 8.1481 points) is 14th, while Oceanside of Rockland/Thomaston (10-1, 57.0370 points) is first in the 19-team region. The top 13 teams qualify for the playoffs.

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