It was a rough weekend for many Waldo County high school basketball teams as both Searsport and Belfast teams fell to opponents. However, while the mainland squads were having a hard time notching victories, the Islesboro teams secured two wins over Acadia Christian on the island.


Islesboro 57, Acadia Christian, 34 … At Islesboro Friday, the Eagles won by more than a 20 point margin. At the quarter breaks, Islesboro (6-7) led over Acadia Christian (1-11) 17-8, 25-16 and 39-30.

The Eagles were led by Jason Hatch with 16 points, followed by Max Mahan with 15; Ben Kormann, eight; Charlie Gebhardt, four; and Arthur Govoni, D.J. Johnson and Will Shoppe, all two.

For Acadia Christian, William Richard scored 14 points, followed by Matthew Clark with eight; Lee Smith, seven; and Matthew Morse, five.

Islesboro was 2-of-15 (13 percent) on free throws and Acadia Christian 2-of-11 (18 percent).

Maine Central Institute 67, Belfast 48 … At Belfast Friday, even though the Huskies of Pittsfield only led by one point after the third quarter, the visitors came back to score 23 in the fourth, taking a solid lead for the win. At the quarter breaks, MCI (6-7) led over Belfast (1-13) 16-13, 34-22 and 44-43.

Jack Davis spearheaded Belfast’s scoring with 15 points, followed by Brad Reed with 10; Dustin Howes, seven; Adam Heroux, six; Josh Beal and Eric Mitchell, both four; and Dylan Webster, two.

Jacob Hunt keyed MCI with 24 points, followed by Tyler Maloon with 14; Nick Cook, 12; Craig Rezzor, nine, and Casey Egerton, eight.

The Lions made 5-of-11 of free throws (45 percent) and MCI 12-of-21 (57 percent).

Washington Academy 75, Searsport 35 … At East Machias Saturday, visiting Searsport (5-10) faced the undefeated Raiders (13-1). The Raiders led 25-10, 33-18 and 54-29 at the quarter breaks.

Rocky Faunce led the Vikings with nine points, followed by Dillan Moody with six; Shane Seekins and Zach Kelley, both five; James Seekins, four; Robbie Coulombe, three; Evan Kingsbury, two; and Jacob Bucklin, one.

Ben Teer led the Raiders with 24 points, followed by Noah Von Rotz with 17; Keith Farron, 13; Morren, Mallar and Richards, all four; Colbeth, three; and Huffman, Varney and Stevens, all two.


Islesboro 25, Acadia Christian 9 … On the island Friday, the Eagles, led by Lindsay Durkee’s 11 points, beat Acadia Christian. The Eagles led 4-0, 8-2 and 12-5 at the quarter breaks.

Also scoring for Islesboro were Caitlin Small with six points; Zoe Cluen, four; and Ally Craig and Aven Howell, both two. Small grabbed 12 rebounds and Howell 10.

For Acadia Christian, Briana Springer had six points, Justine Alexander two and Annie Abbott one.

Islesboro made 2-of-7 foul shots (29 percent) and Acadia Christian 1-of-6 (17 percent).

Washington Academy 72, Searsport 15 … At East Machias Saturday, the Vikings (2-12) fell to the Raiders (12-3). At the quarter breaks, the Raiders led 23-3, 41-9 and 58-11.

Olivia Quigley scored seven points to lead the Vikings. She was followed by Sara Bradshaw with four and Jennifer Allenwood and Shannon Higgins both with two.

For Washington Academy, Taylor Seeley scored 14 points, trailed by Andi Flannery with 12; Lehman, eight, Smith seven; Jones, Stanley and Bridges, all six; Wright, five; Hodgdon, four; and Cushing and Nicely, all two.

Maine Central Institute 43, Belfast 35 … At Pittsfield Friday, the Huskies (3-10) rallied past Belfast with a 14-2 fourth-quarter burst to take the win. Kylee Alton led the Huskies with 13 points, including drilling two 3-pointers. Ashley Kitchin added 12 points, also with two treys.

Whitney Cross and Caroline Carr had nine points each for the Lions (2-12). Also scoring for the Lions, who led 10-9, 21-20 and 33-29 at the quarter breaks, were Lexi Nelligan with seven points; Katrina Lapham, five; Hayley Rae, three; and Morgan Mansfield, two. Rae and Lapham hit 3-pointers.

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