With the holiday break now in the rearview mirror and high schools across the state back in session, the courts were busy Monday night and Tuesday morning as many teams were on the hardwood looking for momentum to build off as the second half of the basketball season kicked off.

Games were supposed to be held Saturday, but many were postponed due to heavy snow fall. Some were played Monday.

Girls basketball

North Haven 34, Seacoast Christian 31 … At North Haven Tuesday morning, North Haven came back from Monday night’s loss and posted a three-point win over Seacoast Christian. The Hawks led 11-2, 19-10 and 22-16 at the quarter breaks.

Erin Cooper led the Hawks with 12 points, including going 7-of-8 at the line in the fourth quarter to help stave off any chance of a Guardian rally. Also scoring for North Haven were Olivia Brown with 11 points, Abigail Campbell six, Leta Hallowell two and Ann Marie Beverage one.

Ruth Towne led the Guardians with 12 points, while Stephanie LaCroix added eight and Makayla Harris six.

Seacoast Christian 55, North Haven 19 … At North Haven Monday night, the Hawks were grounded as the Guardians pulled away throughout the game to earn a convincing win. Seacoast Christian led 12-7, 28-13 and 45-15 at the quarter breaks.

Hallowell led the Hawks with nine points, while Campbell added six and Brown and Cooper both two. Towne keyed the Guardians with 14 points, while Bennett added 12; Harris, 10; and Emily Hall, nine.

Nokomis 65, Rockland 36 … At Newport Monday, the visiting Tigers continued to search for their first win as they fell in convincing fashion to the Warriors. The Tigers (0-8), who scored 19 of their points in the second quarter, trailed 24-7, 39-26 and 58-28 at the quarter breaks.

Hannah Sirois led Rockland with eight points, nine rebounds and two blocked shots, while Leia Dennison turned in a six-point, five-rebound, two-assist effort. Also contributing offensively were Kat Fletcher (6 points, rebound), Allie Curtis (5 points, 3 assists), Hannah Plourde (5 points, 2 rebounds), Danica Hooper (3 points) and Hayli Kinney (3 points).

Kara Batchelder paced the Warriors (6-2) with 14 points, while Mary Badeen added 12; Marissa Shaw, 11; Danielle Watson, nine; Samantha Richardson, six; Julie Smith, five; Rachel Tozier, four; Danielle Stone, two; and Brittany Dunton and Emily Reynolds, both one.

Orono 66, Searsport 20 … At Orono, the Vikings (1-8) could not keep up with the high-octane offense of the undefeated Red Riots (8-0) and fell by a wide margin. Orono led 23-6, 37-14 and 51-14 at the quarter breaks.

Olivia Quigley paced Searsport with 12 points, while Sara Bradshaw added six and Meagan Parker two.

Orono was keyed by Jade Keezer’s 17 points, while Jillian Woodward added 11; Ally Sherman and Morgan Dickey, both 10; Fox, five; Berry, four; Bryant, three; and Paul and Gray, both two.

Boys basketball

Momouth Academy 44, Georges Valley 36 … At Thomaston, the Buccaneers (3-5) were outscored by six points in the fourth quarter, which allowed the Mustangs (5-3) to pull away with an eight-point victory. The Mustangs led 9-5, 17-12 and 21-19 at the quarter breaks.

Alex Wallace paced Georges Valley with 10 points, while Ketch Cowan added nine; Logan Cross, eight; Dean Cline, five; Robbie Beverage, two; and Alex Grierson, one.

For the Mustangs, Robbie Neal and Ryan Baillargeon each led the way with 13-point efforts, while Roger Bachelder added seven; Tim Whitmore, five; and Corey Dyke, two.

Lincoln Academy 52, Belfast 31 … At Newcastle, the Lions were outscored in each of the game’s four quarters and fell by 21 points. The Eagles led 15-9, 26-17 and 34-23 at the quarter breaks.

Adam Heroux led Belfast with eight points, while Dustin Howes added six; Eric Mitchell, five; Brad Reed, four; Derrick Bernosky and Dylan Webster, each three; and Jamie Jackson, two.

For the Eagles, Ethan Wajer netted a game-high 19 points, while Everett Martin and Pat Mullin each added nine; Brandon Reilly, six; and Ben McLain, five.

The Lions were 4-of-8 (50 percent) from the free-throw line, while the Eagles were 7-of-17 (41 percent).

Village NetMedia Associate Sports Director Mark Haskell can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by e-mail at mhaskell@villagesoup.com.