High school boys and girls basketball

Viking, Mustang girls collect late-season court victories

In Waldo County, it appears Searsport girls, Islesboro squads playoff locks
By Staff | Feb 03, 2014

The end of the regular season for high school basketball squads is nearly here, with Midcoast teams jockeying for position with the postseason around the corner.

The Mount View and Searsport girls collected wins over the weekend, while the Mount View, Searsport and Belfast boys, along with the Belfast girls, fell in their respective contests.

The following is a recap of reported results:

Girls basketball

Mount View 24, Waterville 22

At Waterville Jan. 31, the Mustangs netted a two-point win over the Purple Panthers. Waterville led 5-4 after the first quarter, while the two teams were tied 12-12 at halftime. Mount View then led 19-18 after three quarters.

Jenni Nadeau scored 11 points for the 'Stangs, while Courtney Morse added seven; and Brooke Tripp, six.

Colleen O'Donnell scored 18 points for Waterville, while Emma Cristan and Fotini Shanos added two.

Both teams netted 2-of-9 (22 percent) from the foul line.

In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class B, Mount View (4-13, 14.0432 points) is 16th, while Presque Isle (17-0, 146.6049 points) is first in the 19-team region. The top 13 teams qualify for the playoffs.

Searsport 46, Valley 19

At Searsport Jan. 31, the Vikings netted a win over the visiting Cavaliers of Bingham. Searsport led 16-4, 26-8 and 43-14 at the quarter breaks.

Anna Bucklin scored 15 points for Searsport, while Melinda Ogden added 14; Briana Grant, 11; and Alicen Gibbs and Chelsea Gibbs, one.

Hallie Miller scored six points, while Kyla White and Teagan Lawyerson added five; Delayne Davis, two; and Meghan Hunnewell, one.

The Vikings were 12-of-16 (75 percent) from the foul line, while the Cavaliers were 5-of-15 (33 percent).

In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Western Class D, Searsport (13-4, 67.9784 points) is third, while Forest Hills of Jackman (17-0, 87.4355 points) is first in the 15-team region. The top 10 teams qualify for the playoffs.

Lincoln Academy 66, Belfast 47

At Newcastle Jan. 31, the Eagles soared to victory over the visiting Lions. Lincoln Academy led 9-7, 34-15 and 47-29 at the quarter breaks.

Mariah Sturgis scored 15 points for Belfast, while Anna Simmons added nine; Madison Littlefield, eight; Breann Cummings, seven; Ashley Littlefield and Kelci Faulkingham, three; and Kaitlin Gosland, two.

Jen Genthner scored 14 points for Lincoln Academy, while Sam Burke added 11; Barrett Campbell, 10; Gabrielle Wajer, eight; Danielle Pierce, five; Alyx York and Brianna Genthner, four; Chloe Hallowell and Avae Traina, three; and Sophie Schumacher and Olivia York, two.

In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class B, Belfast (1-16, 4.3210 points) is 18th, while Presque Isle (17-0, 146.6049 points) is first in the 19-team region. The top 13 teams qualify for the playoffs.

Boys basketball

Medomak Valley 50, Belfast 32

At Waldoboro Feb. 1, the Panthers continued to jockey for playoff position as they bested the visiting Lions. Belfast led 12-11 after the first quarter, while Medomak Valley rebounded to take a 27-19 lead at halftime and a 41-24 advantage after three quarters.

Nicholas DePatsy scored 18 points for the Panthers, while Zach Starr added eight; Hunter Baughman and Zach Little, seven; Micah Williamson, six; Colton Spear and Michael Wadsworth, two.

Korey Doolan scored 19 points for the Lions, while Eduardo DeSaPinto added six; Zavier Roman, four; Asa Lewis, two; and Michael Reynolds, one.

In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class B, Belfast (1-16, 7.5617 points) is 18th. Oceanside of Rockland/Thomaston (15-2, 139.6605 points) is first in the 19-team region. The top 13 teams qualify for the playoffs.

Waterville 62, Mount View 31

The Mustangs could not overtake the visiting Purple Panthers and were doubled up the hosts. Waterville led 19-6, 27-13 and 46-24 at the quarter breaks.

Jack Simpson scored 10 points for Mount View, while Nathan Wren added nine; Kenny McGray and Emmett Shell, five; and Joey Danna, two.

Justin Jabar scored 15 points for Waterville, while Chris Hale and Owen Brown added 10; Matt Bernier, nine; Alan Wood, six; Nicholas Elias, five; Patrick Greatorex, three; and Benjamin Cox and Adam Barre, two.

The Purple Panthers netted 17-of-26 (65 percent) from the foul line, while the 'Stangs were 5-of-11. (45 percent).

In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class B, Mount View (7-10, 21.6358 points) is 15th, while Oceanside of Rockland/Thomaston (15-2, 139.6605 points) is first in the 19-team region. The top 13 teams qualify for the playoffs.

Valley 60, Searsport 46

At Searsport Jan. 31, the Cavaliers of Bingham dealt the Vikings their 14th loss of the campaign. Valley led 13-11, 30-23 and 46-31 at the quarter breaks.

Barrett Grant scored 15 points for the Vikings, while Troy Reynolds added 12; Jake Powell, 11; Eric Phillips and Jay Burkard, four; and Bryce Shorey, three.

Dylan Belanger scored 19 points for the Cavaliers, while Collin Miller added 16; Jordan Gillespie, eight; Cody Lawyerson, four; and Luke Malloy, two.

The Vikings were 6-of-10 (60 percent) from the foul line, while the Cavaliers were 5-of-10 (50 percent).

In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Western Class D, Searsport (3-14, 6.3194 points) is 13th, while Greenville (73.8676 points) is first in the 16-team region. The top 11 teams qualify for the playoffs.

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