While it was a mixed bag of victories and defeats for Waldo County high school boys basketball teams Tuesday night, Mount View of Thorndike and Islesboro both came out on top in the running, while Belfast and Searsport also played hoops, but to a less cheerful tune than they had hoped.

Mount View 69, Oak Hill, 49 … At Thorndike, the Mustangs scored 35 points over the first three quarters and nearly matched that total over the final eight minutes. That offensive outburst was plenty for the hosts to beat the Raiders of Sabattus.

Led by Mike Cochrane’s 17 points, the Mustangs faced Oak Hill and, after playing three close quarters, pulled away in the final eight minutes. Zach Babin scored nine points and Cochrane eight in the final quarter as Mount View pulled away for its sixth victory.

The Mustangs (6-2) lay in wait by taking small leads over Oak Hill (2-6) for much of the first 24 minutes. However, in the fourth quarter Mount View busted out and tallied an eye-opening 34 points to cement the solid victory.

The ‘Stangs led 11-10, 25-21 and 35-34 at the quarter breaks. Two of the keys were that Mount View outscored the Raiders 48-44 from the floor and 21-5 from the foul line.

Tim Alton and Babin both tallied 11 points for the winners, while Erick Neally and Colby Blanchard both added eight; Jason Hughes, seven; Bobby Porter, five; Dylan Keller, two; and Zach Mehuren, one. Seven different Mount View players scored at least five points.

Ben Foss and Tim Levesque keyed Oak Hill with 16 points each, followed by Chad Asselin with 10; Cam Morin, three; and Trevor Samson and Jake Samson, two.

The Mustangs netted 21-of-30 free throws (70 percent), while the Raiders went 5-of-8 (63 percent).

In the fourth quarter, Mount View used strong offensive rebounding to score on 15 of its 20 possessions, and Keller helped dissect Oak HillĀ“s press for Mustang layups. The Mustangs scored seven points in the first minute of the quarter, and hit 13 of their 17 foul shots in the fourth quarter.

The Mustangs are sixth (16.7593 Heal Points) in the most recent Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class B. Camden Hills (8-0, 35.1235 points) is first in the region.

Islesboro 63, Calvary Chapel 36 … At Orrington, the Eagles evened their record with a win over Calvary Chapel (2-7). The Eagles improved to 3-3 as D.J. Johnson took charge with 17 points, 13 rebounds, six assists and three steals for the islanders.

The Eagles led 16-7, 31-19 and 50-27 at the quarter breaks.

Also scoring for the Eagles were Gerard Scherr with 13 points; Jason Hatch, 11; Charlie Gebhardt, 10; Tyler Grindle, six; Art Govoni, four; and Will Schoppe, two.

Hatch also had 12 rebounds and two assists.

Clay Lawrence led Calvary Chapel with 10 points followed by Colby Downes, Bill Connell, Devon Warman, and Davis Goodness with six each, and Jeremy Miller, 2.

Calvary Chapel went 10-of-26 (39 percent) from the free-throw line and Isleboro was 4-of-10 (40 percent).

The Eagles are seventh (4.3704 points) in the most recent Heal Point Standings for Western Class D. Richmond (7-0, 17.3611 points) is first in the region.

Orono 56, Searsport 49 … At Searsport, the host Vikings had a close call against Orono with 100 percent accuracy from the free-throw line in a game not decided until the final minutes.

With close calls over the first three quarters, the Vikings lost their chance at victory in the fourth quarter.

Searsport (2-6) held the lead in the first half with a 14-13 and 23-21 cushions at the quarter breaks. However, at the end of the third stanza Orono led 40-36.

Searsport was guided by Rocky Faunce with 18 pointsm followed by Evan Kingsbury with 14; James Seekins, eight; Zach Kelley, four; Dillan Moody, three; and Shane Seekins, two.

AJ Coleman led Orono with 17 points, followed by Brendan LeVasseur with 15; Tyler Eddy, 10; James Marsh, eight; Shane Albert, four; and Paul Ohno, two.

By the end of the first half it appeared Searsport was going to notch a victory. Even after Orono’s third-quarter lead, Searsport caught up in the final quarter, tying the Red Riots at several junctions.

Searsport went 9-of-9 (100 percent) from the free-throw line, while the Red Riots were 18-of-29 (62 percent).

With 12.7 seconds left on the clock, Viking fans thought their team could pull it off when James Seekens, who had shown tenacious dedication the entire game, pulled off two points to bring Searsport to within 53-49.

However, the visitors maintained their composure and scored three more points to put the game out of reach.

The Vikings are 17th (1.8519 points) in the most recent Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class C. Washington Academy (7-1, 30.1312 points) is first in the region.

Leavitt 51, Belfast 29 … At Belfast, the Hornets stunk the host Lions en route to a convincing victory. Leavitt led 14-6, 31-14 and 42-21 at the quarter breaks.

Dylan Webster and Derrick Bernosky each tallied six points for Belfast, while Dustin Howes and Jamie Jackson both added five; and Scott Kulikowski, Lew Dyer and Heroux, all two.

For the Hornets, Jordan Herson tossed in 14 points, while Lucas Witham added 10; Shawn Berry, six; Tim Dow and Noah Poto, each five; Cam Griffin and Tyler Allen, each four; Kyle Smith, three; and Jesse Pelletier, two.

The Lions were 4-of-8 (50 percent) at the charity stripe, while the Hornets were 15-of-23 (65 percent).

The Lions (0-7) are 19th (last) in the most recent Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class B. Camden Hills (8-0, 35.1235 points) is first in the region.

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