High school boys and girls basketball

Viking boys, Mustang girls earn recent court wins

Morse tallies 25 points in Mount View girls loss to Hornets
By Staff | Jan 07, 2014
Photo by: Ken Waltz With coach Scott Benzie, left, looking on from the bench, Belfast's Zeke Ventura defends a pass during a Jan. 4 high school boys basketball game with Waterville. The visiting Purple Panthers won 51-25.

A handful of Waldo County high school boys and girls basketball squads were in action in recent days, and that saw a mixed bag of results for those area squads.

The Searsport boys picked up their first win of the season, while the Mount View girls also earned their second victory of campaign.

The following is a recap of recently-reported results:

Boys basketball

Searsport 62, Penobscot Valley 45

At Howland Jan. 4, the Vikings picked up their first win of the season in convincing fashion over the Howlers. Searsport led 25-11, 37-25 and 56-30 at the quarter breaks.

Jake Powell scored 13 points to lead Searsport, while Bryce Shorey added 11; Barrett Grant and Isaiah Mentas, both 10; Troy Reynolds, five; Kyle Moore, four; Dylon Grant, three; and Jay Burkard, Eric Phillips and Cody Parks, all two.

Grant Doane led PVHS with 14 points, while Thomas Spencer and Levi Thompson each added eight.

In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Western Class D, Searsport (1-4, 0.5556 points) is 12th, while Forest Hills of Jackman (7-0, 14.4776 points) is first in the 16-team region. The top 11 teams qualify for the playoffs.

Waterville 51, Belfast 25

At Belfast Jan. 4, the Lions stumbled out of the gate and could not keep pace with the Purple Panthers, falling by 26 points.

The Lions were led by Zavier Roman with 12 points. Chris Hale scored 15 points to lead Waterville, while Justin Jabar added 10; and Owen Brown, eight.

In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class B, Belfast (0-6, no points) is 16th, while Camden Hills (6-2, 20.5556 points) is first in the 19-team region. The top 13 teams qualify for the playoffs.

Girls basketball

Leavitt 54, Mount View 44

At Turner Jan. 4, the Hornets overcame a terrific individual performance by Mustang Courtney Morse and prevailed by 10 points.

Morse poured in 25 points and connected on seven 3-pointers in the loss, while Jenni Nadeau added eight; Brooke Tripp, four; Megan Elkins, three; and Meri Picard and Ashlee Spaulding, both two.

Megan Dow scored 18 points for Leavitt, while Chantel Ellis added 10; Tasha Cloutier and Sierra Santomango, both seven; Shannon O'Malley, six; and Kendra Gilbert, five.

The 'Stangs were 7-of-17 (41 percent) from the foul line, while the Hornets were 16-of-33 (48 percent).

Mount View 42, Maine Central Institute 30

At Pittsfield Jan. 3, the Mustangs blanked the Huskies in the first quarter and galloped to a 12-point win. Mount View led 11-0, 17-11 and 26-23 at the quarter breaks.

Courtney Morse scored 13 points to lead Mount View, while Brooke Tripp added eight; Jenni Nadeau, seven; Dinah Bilodeau and Megan Elkins, four; and Ashlee Spaulding, two.

Katie Hughes scored 10 points to lead MCI, while Brianna Losse and Cassie Miller each added six.

In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class B, Mount View (1-5, 1.0802 points) is 17th, while Presque Isle (10-0, 34.5679 points) is first in the 19-team region. The top 13 teams qualify for the playoffs.

Mount View is 2-5 as the team's win over MCI has yet to be reflected in the Heal Point Standings.

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