Later in the campaign, as teams begin to look more closely at playoff Heal Point Standings, players came out Monday and Tuesday to hit the courts and shoot for wins. However, for many Midcoast squads, victories were tough to come by — except for the surging Georges Valley girls.

On Tuesday, the Islesboro girls lost to Forest Hills, but the Eagles boys won 62-40 (see separate story).

On Monday, while the Georges Valley girls defeated Wiscasset in Thomaston, their male counterparts did not fare as well against the visiting Redskins. The Mount View boys also lost to Maranacook and the North Haven boys fell to Forest Hills. On the girls side, Islesboro lost to Seacoast Christian and North Haven fell to Forest Hills.

Tuesday’s girls results

Forest Hills 44, Islesboro 21 … At Islesboro, the host Eagles faced a doubled-up loss against Forest Hills of Jackman. Forest Hills (5-8) led 8-2, 25-9 and 34-19 at the quarter breaks.

Kori Coro led Forest Hills with 12 points, while Jocelyn Hoyt followed with nine; Haylay Cuddy, eight; Keely Taylor, seven; Anna Carrier, six; and Jasmine Giroux, two.

Autumn Johnson keyed Islesboro with nine points, followed by Ally Craig with four; Alana Govoni, three; Massison Raynor and Aven Howell, two each; and Krystal Randlett, one.

Islesboro (1-9, 1.7361 points) is 13th in the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Western Class D, while Rangeley (8-2, 26.3181 points) is first in the 15-team region. The top eight teams qualify for the playoffs.

Monday’s girls results

Georges Valley 60, Wiscasset 43 … At Thomaston, the Buccaneers, who have won five straight games, turned a two-point lead into a 17-point advantage to race past visiting Wiscasset.

The Bucs led the first quarter 12-10 and by halftime were ahead 30-13. At the end of the third stanza, the hosts held a 53-23 advantage.

Kennadi Grover and Jill Bradbury took charge for the hosts with 14 points each, while Jessica Veilleux had 12; Jenn Denault, seven; Katlyn Rich, four; Colleen Haskell, Rachel Frye and Megan Beal, two each; and Rosemary McGeady, one.

Kayla Connors paced Wiscasset with 18 points, followed by Alli Johnson with 12; Heidi Blinkham, Mary-Ellen True and Carolyn Porter, three each; and Becca Slack and Brianna Gould, two each.

The Bucs shot 7-of-19 (37 percent) from the foul line, while Wiscasset went 2-of-7 (28 percent).

Georges Valley (7-4, 19.1667 points) is ninth in Western Class C, while Livermore Falls (10-1, 47.3148 points) is first in the 19-team region. The top 10 teams qualify for the playoffs.

Seacoast Christian 34, Islesboro 18 … After limiting the Eagles to one point in the first half, Seacoast Christian beat their hosts by 16 points. Seacoast led 12-0, 24-1 and 32-10 at the stanza breaks.

Autumn Jackson led Islesboro with 11 points, while Ally Craig had three; and Caitlin Small and Mika McKinney, two each.

Ruth Towne scored 15 points for the guests, while Amber Bennett netted two; Kirin DeSmith, five; Jenny English, four; and Shannon Kunz, two.

Islesboro made 1-of-4 free throws (25 percent) and Seacoast Christian 2-of-5 (40 percent).

Islesboro (1-8, 1.7361 points) is 13th in Western Class D, while Rangeley (8-2, 26.3181 points) is first in the 15-team region. The top eight teams qualify for the playoffs.

Forest Hills 41, North Haven 41 … Despite only having five players available, the host Hawks put up quite a fight against their guests.

Cody Joyce sat the game due to a possible head injury sustained in a previous game and Kennedy Cooper was unavailable with strep throat. The losses left the islanders with five players, including two eighth-graders.

Even so, the Hawks nearly kept pace. Forest Hills led 10-8, 30-20 and 44-29 at the quarter breaks.

Erin Cooper led the Hawks with 23 points and two assists, while Abigail Campbell had eight points and 14 rebounds. Also, Leta Hallowell finished with five points, nine rebounds and two steals and Natalie Carrier four points.

Keri Corey and Josie Hoyt keyed Forest Hills with 15 points, while Keely Taylor and Anna Carrier followed with 11 each; and Haley Cuddy,  four.

North Haven made 8-of-20 free throws (40 percent), while Forest Hills was 5-of-11 (45 percent).

North Haven (4-5, 3.14127 points) is 11th in Western Class D, while Rangeley (8-2, 25.5011 points) sits atop the 15-team region. The top eight teams qualify for the playoffs.

Monday’s boys results

Wiscasset 67, Georges Valley 58 … At Thomaston, despite a tight game, the Bucs could not hold back their guests as Jordan Jones lifted Wiscasset with a game-high 25 points.

The teams were tied 18-17 after the first quarter and 27-27 at halftime. At the end of the third stanza, Wiscasset led 42-41 lead, before squeezing out the exciting win.

Dylan Maloney led Georges Valley with 16 points, while Alex Wallace had 13; Ben Wallace and Dustin Lavoie, nine points each; Drew Townsend, six; Tyler Gilson, four; and Gordon Armstrong, one.

For Wiscasset, Ashton Benn netted 17 points, Tyler Sonia 13, Devin Grover 11 and Dan Murphy one.

Georges Valley made 10-of-21 free throws (48 percent) and Wiscasset 19-of-29 (66 percent).

Georges Valley (3-8, 7.3457 points) is 13th in Western Class C, while Boothbay Region (8-2, 36.8210 points) is first in the 20-team region. The top 10 teams qualify for the playoffs.

Maranacook 69, Mount View 64 … At Thorndike, after trailing for two quarters, the host Mustangs tried to turn the tides in the third stanza, but fell short in the end.

Maranacook led 10-6 and 26-22 at the first two quarter breaks, while Mount View rallied for a 39-36 edge after three. However, the Black Bears of Readfield managed to outscore the ‘Stangs 33-25 as they took the fourth quarter and the game.

Bobby Porter led the Mustangs with 16 points, while Colby Blanchard followed with 12; Taylor Reynolds, 10; Jalen Babin, eight; Erick Nealley, seven; Zack Mehuren, six; Ryan St. Clair, three; and Christ Montminy, two.

Kyle Boucher led Maranacook with 18 points, while Jack Kennedy had 16; Seth Miller, 15; Harry Lanphear, 11; Eben Ballard, six; Chris Pelletier, two; and Chris Banda, one.

Mount View shot 11-27 (41 percent) from the free-throw line and Maranacook 21-of-39 (54 percent).

Mount View (2-8, 5.4012 points) is 15th in Eastern Class B, while Camden Hills (11-0, 56.1728 points) sits atop the 19-team region. The top 10 teams advance to the playoffs.

Forest Hills 70, North Haven 32 … At North Haven, the Hawks had a rough afternoon as they faced Forest Hills, the top team in Western Class D.

Forest Hills took a 26-10 lead in the first quarter and never looked back. The guests led 42-15 by halftime and 55-25 at the end of the third quarter.

Avery Waterman led North Haven with 18 points, followed by Riley Venger and Chase Macdonald with six each; and Zeb Campbell, two.

Forest Hills was keyed by Dylan McNally with 23 points; Evan Wooster, 16; Raymond Petrin, 14; and Joey Gilbert, 10.

Forest Hills shot 10-of-12 (83 percent) from the free-throw line.

North Haven (4-5, 3.1853 points) is 10th in Western Class D, while Forest Hills (8-3, 31.9224 points) sits atop the 15-team region. The top eight teams qualify for the playoffs.

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