Tough Tuesday for Waldo County hoop squadsBelfast, Mount View fall in Jan. 7 hardwood action
It was a tough day on the hardwood for the Belfast and Mount View basketball squads on Tuesday, Jan 7 as all four Waldo County high school teams were downed in Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Class B play.
The Mustang and Lion boys and girls squads were swept off the court, with the Mount View teams falling to Waterville and the Belfast squads falling to Nokomis of Newport.
The following is a recap of reported results:
Waterville 53, Mount View 39
At Thorndike Jan. 7, the Mustangs dug themselves an early first-quarter hole and never recovered as the Purple Panthers prevailed by 14 points. Waterville led 18-6, 29-15 and 47-26 at the quarter breaks.
Courtney Morse led Mount View with 11 points, while Brooke Tripp added 10; Ashlee Spaulding, six; Morgan Clifford, five; Dinah Bilodeau, Jenni Nadeau and Vanessa Grotton, all two; and Stephanie Stiley, one.
Colleen O'Donnell scored a game-high 22 points to key Waterville, while Hannah Allen added 10; Jordan Jabar, eight; Emma Cristan, six; Fontini Shanos, five; and Gabbie Martin, two.
The 'Stangs were 6-of-11 (54 percent) from the foul line, while the Purple Panthers were 7-of-11 (63 percent).
In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class B, Mount View (2-7, 2.1605 points) is 17th, while Presque Isle (11-0, 41.5123 points) is first in the 19-team region. The top 13 teams qualify for the playoffs.
Nokomis 61, Belfast 15
At Newport Jan. 17, the undefeated Warriors showed why they are one of the top teams in the region with a convincing win over the visiting Lions.
Mariah Sturgis led Belfast with five points, while Kelci Faulkingham added four; Madison Littlefield and Breann Cummings, two; and Ashley Littlefield and Kaitlin Goslant, one.
Anna MacKenzie scored 18 points to lead Nokomis, while Taylor Shaw tallied 10; Kelsie Richards and Kylie Richards, both seven; Sidney Moore, six; Makayla Charters, five; Sarah Packard, four; and Taylor Quick and Lindsey Whitney, two.
In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class B, Belfast (0-7, no points) is 19th (last), while Presque Isle (11-0, 41.5123 points) is first in the 19-team region. The top 13 teams qualify for the playoffs.
Nokomis 56, Belfast 33
At Belfast Jan. 7, the Lions scored double-digits in only one of four quarters as the Warriors prevailed by 23 points. Nokomis led 22-12, 36-21 and 47-26 at the quarter breaks.
Korey Doolan scored 16 points to lead Belfast, while Asa Lewis added seven; Zavier Roman, six; and Jordan Bickford and Rory Ambrose, both two.
Andrew Cartwright scored 22 points to lead Nokomis, while Jake Winslow added 12; Devan Has, 11; Noah Kershner, six; and Zack Ramsdell, four.
The Lions were 5-of-9 (56 percent) from the foul line, while the Warriors were 6-of-8 (75 percent).
In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class B, Belfast (0-7, no points) is 17th, while Camden Hills (7-2, 27.5617 points) is first in the 19-team region. The top 13 teams qualify for the playoffs.
Waterville 69, Mount View 50
At Waterville Jan. 7, the Purple Panthers pounced on the Mustangs early and held them without a field goal in the first quarter en route to a 19-point win. Waterville led 14-1, 29-12 and 45-28 at the quarter breaks.
Nathan Wren poured in a career-high 29 points in a losing effort for the 'Stangs, while Emmett Shell added 11; Jack Simpson, five; Bryan Jungels and Kenny McGray, two; and Mikey Hustus, one.
Owen Brown tossed in 21 points for Waterville, while Justin Jabar added 19; Chris Hale, 18; Alan Wood, four; Corey Huerfano, Andrew Goodwin and Adam Barre, two; and Ben Cox, one.
Mount View netted 7-of-14 (50 percent) free-throw attempts, while Waterville converted 21-of-41 (51 percent).
In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class B, Mount View (4-5, 5.9568 points) is 13th, while Camden Hills (7-2, 27.5617 points) is first in the 19-team region. The top 13 teams qualify for the playoffs.