Friday night proved a busy one on the hardwood for many Midcoast teams and also saw a handful of local basketball squads collect their initial wins of the young season.

The Rockland boys prevailed over Belfast in a tight affair, while both the Mount View boys and girls squads moved into the win column with victories over Maine Central Institute of Pittsfield.

The Belfast girls also outdistanced Rockland, the North Haven teams lost and the Searsport boys fell in heartbreaking fashion on a last-second shot.

The following is a recap of reported results from Friday’s games involving local squads:

Boys basketball

Rockland 50, Belfast 45 … At Belfast, the Tigers (1-2) earned their first win of the season in a tightly-contested game over the host Lions (0-3). Rockland and Belfast were tied 20-20 after the first eight minutes of play, while the visitors took a 27-21 lead at intermission. The Tigers clung to a 38-33 advantage after three quarters.

Hunter Grindle keyed Rockland with 13 points, while Isaiah Stone-Patterson added nine; Bronson Philbrick, seven; Shea Davenport, six; David Harrison and Seth Batty, both five; Ryan Ecker, four; and Raheem James, one.

Brad Reed tossed in a game-high 18 points to lead Belfast, while Jamie Jackson added 12; Lewis Dyer, six; Dylan Webster, five; Adam Heroux, three; Scott Kulikowski, two; and Eric Mitchell, one.

The Tigers finished 13-of-21 (62 percent) from the charity stripe, while the Lions were 19-of-38 (50 percent).

Mount View 53, Maine Central Institute 40 … At Pittsfield, the visiting Mustangs (1-2) picked up their first win of the season and triumphed over the host Huskies. Mount View led 18-13, 31-21 and 46-34 at the quarter breaks.

Erick Nealley led the ‘Stangs with a 17-point effort, while Bobby Porter added 15; Colby Blanchard, eight; Ryan St. Clair, five; and Jalen Babin, Taylor Reynolds and Chris Montminy, all two.

For the Huskies, Craig Reazor netted 19 points, while Trey Vintinner added 12; Kaleb Chute, seven; and Adam Ogden, two.

Mount View shot 3-of-5 (60 percent) from the foul line, while MCI was 3-of-12 (25 percent).

Forest Hills 75, North Haven 35 … At Jackman, the Tigers roared to a victory and grounded the visiting Hawks in the process. Forest Hills led 27-3, 49-16 and 59-21 at the quarter breaks.

Avery Waterman finished with 15 points, while pulling down nine rebounds for North Haven (0-4). Also scoring for the Hawks were Zeb Campbell (11 points), Aiden Emerson (5 points), Chase MacDonald (2 points) and Rico Rattina (2 points).

For Forest Hills, Evan Worster netted 19 points, while Joey Gilbert added 16 and Raymond Petrin 11.

The Tigers were 1-of-11 (9 percent) from the foul line, while the Hawks did not attempt a free throw.

Dexter 41, Searsport 40 … At Searsport, Tiger freshman Trevor Fogarty hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer to propel the Tigers (1-2) to a one-point win over the Vikings (0-3). Searsport led 13-6 after the first quarter, trailed 25-20 at halftime and 32-31 after three quarters.

Rocky Faunce scored 17 points to pace the Vikings, while Milton Jones added eight; Shane Seekins, six; Allen Connor, four; Dillan Moody, three; and Buddy Ellis and Austin Bean, both one.

Andrew Wing scored 12 points for the Tigers, while Fogarty added 11; Tim Gustin, eight; Matt Crane, six; and Corbin Bilodeau and Ryan Wilks, both two.

“Tough way to lose, [but] credit Dexter for battling and Fogarty for hitting a great shot,” said Searsport coach Brad Cook. “We’ll keep getting better and playing hard.”

Girls basketball

Belfast 53, Rockland 33 … At Rockland, the Lions (2-1) slowly pulled away from the Tigers (0-3) in the second half and emerged with their second win of the season. Belfast and Rockland were tied 10-10 after the first quarter of play, while the Lions roared to a 28-15 halftime advantage and a 41-22 lead after three quarters.

Lexi Nelligan poured in 20 points for Belfast and pulled down 13 rebounds, while Becca Leonard had eight points and seven rebounds in the win. Also contributing offensively for the Lions were Makayla Cummings (7 points, 9 rebounds), Courtney Drinkwater (6 points, 7 rebounds), Katrina Lapham (6 points), Ashley Littlefield (4 points), Liz Rauch (point) and Emily Blood (point).

For Rockland, Brooke Dugan netted 15 points, while Hannah Plourde added 11 and Emma Spencer seven.

Belfast shot 19-of-35 (54 percent) from the foul line, while Rockland was 7-of-14 (50 percent).

Mount View 37, Maine Central Institute 33 … At Thorndike, the host Mustangs (1-2) earned their first win of the season over the visiting Huskies by a four-point margin. MCI led 9-7 after the first quarter, 17-14 at halftime and 27-23 after three quarters. Mount View then went on a 14-6 run over the final eight minutes to pull out the victory.

Hayleigh Kein had a game-high 15 points for the ‘Stangs, while Chrissy Larrabee added nine; Anna Piotti, six; Cheyenne Dyer, five; and Channing Murphy, two.

For the Huskies, Kylee Alton netted 10 points, while Ashley Kitchin added seven; Megan Hughes, Picabo Morrell and Jenna Tozier, all four; Brittney Glencross, three; and Katherine Smedberg, one.

Mount View was 15-of-31 (48 percent) from the foul line, while MCI was 7-of-10 (70 percent).

Forest Hills 59, North Haven 23 … At Jackman, the visiting Hawks (2-2) were grounded after a tough third quarter as the Tigers roared to victory. North Haven trailed 11-7, 26-13 and 46-14 at the quarter breaks.

Erin Cooper led the Hawks with 15 points, while Leta Hallowell added four points and 10 rebounds; Cody Joyce, two points and 12 rebounds; and Abigail Campbell, two points.

For the Tigers, Keely Taylor netted 16 points, while Erika Turner added nine and Kayla Achey eight.

North Haven shot 4-of-12 (33 percent) from the foul line, while Forest Hills was 6-of-12 (50 percent).

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