At times this season, there has not been much positive news for Waldo County high school basketball squads, with the majority of the local squads out of the playoff race, at this point, as the second half of the 2011-12 campaign begins.

The lone team to be hovering around the Eastern Class B playoff bubble is the Mount View boys, whom also are the only Waldo County team to pick up a win on the hardwood  over the weekend.

In girls action, the Mount View girls dropped a 48-39 decision to Oak Hill at Sabattus, while the Belfast girls fell 77-47 on the road to the defending state Class B champion Leavitt Hornets. On the boys side, the Mustangs earned a 74-41 victory over the winless Raiders, while the Lion boys were upended by host Leavitt 80-53, with all games being Ja. 6.

Also, the Islesboro boys and girls each had weekend doubleheaders, traveling to Valley of Bingham Jan. 6 and then to Greenville Jan. 7. The Eagle boys fell 75-17 to the Cavaliers and 65-36 to the Lakers, while the Eagle girls dropped a 24-21 decision to Valley and lost 44-33 to Greenville, respectively.

Results of reported games included:

Boys basketball

Mount View 74, Oak Hills 41 … At Sabattus Jan. 6, the Mustangs clicked on all cylinders en route to a convincing victory. Mount View led 19-10, 33-20 and 53-28 at the quarter breaks.

Ryan St. Clair scored 14 points to lead the Mustangs, while Bobby Porter added 10; Andrew Gibbs, seven; Jalen Babin, Jack Simpson and Brody Gibbs, all six; Chris Montminy, Taylor Reynolds and Craig Nealley, all five; Rick Moulton, four; and Steven Davis and Nathan Wren, both three. The Mustangs finished 8-of-20 (40 percent) from the line.

For winless Oak Hill, Parker Asselin scored 17 points and Sam Morin 12. The Raiders made 9-of-17 foul shots (53 percent).

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class B, Mount View (4-4, 8.1173 points) is 14th, while Ellsworth (8-1, 28.2716 points) is first in the 19-team region. The top 13 teams qualify for the playoffs.

Leavitt 80, Belfast 53 … At Turner Jan. 6, the Hornets stung the visiting Lions and prevailed by 27 points. Leavitt led 17-16, 41-26 and 62-39 at the quarter breaks.

Ryan Rice netted 11 points for Belfast, while Jamie Jackson added 10; Stephen Paul, Yanni Rakis and Scott Kulikowski, all five; Kaleb Benjamin, Emerson Dellamattera and Tyler Prescott, all four; Larry Dyer, three; and Greg Clark, two.

For Leavitt, Tim Dow poured in 20 points, while Andrew Middleton and Jordan Hersom each added 15; Levi Morin, six; and Tyler Crockett and Dustin Collins, both five.

The Hornets netted 13-of-26 (50 percent) from the foul line, while the Lions converted 5-of-8 (62 percent).

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class B, Belfast (1-7, 0.5556 points) is 17th, while Ellsworth (8-1, 28.2716 points) is first in the 19-team region. The top 13 teams qualify for the playoffs.

Greenville 65, Islesboro 36 … At Greenville Jan. 7, the Eagles could not keep up with the talented Lakers and fell by a convincing margin.

Leading Islesboro on offense were Cameron Jack with 18 points, while Kim Kyungmin and Ben Rollins each added four; Will Schoppe and Charlie Cilley, each three; and Ian Davis and Nick Day, both two.

For Greenville, Tristian Richards led with 14 points, while Sersey Henry added 13; Matt DiAngelo, 11; Trevor Richards, nine; Howie Stone, eight; Joe Pelletier, three; and Kenny Howard and Steve Bilddeu, both two.

Valley 75, Islesboro 17 … At Bingham Jan. 6, the Cavaliers had little trouble with the visiting islanders and continued to roll against Western Class D foes.

Leading Islesboro was Cilley with seven points, while Schoppe and Jack each added four and Eli Legere two.

Leading Valley were Carrington Miller with 19 points, while Josh West added 15; Caleb Wade, 13; Dylan Belanger, 10; Seth Malloy, six; Teagan Staples, five; Jordan Gillespie, three; and Devon Gillespie and Sam Matthew, both two.

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Western Class D, Islesboro (0-9, no points) is 13th (last), while Valley (7-0, 18.2680 points) is first in the 13-team region. The top nine teams qualify for the playoffs.

Girls basketball

Oak Hill 48, Mount View 39 … At Sabattus Jan. 6, the Raiders held the Mustangs at bay throughout the second half and kept the visitors out of the win column. Oak Hill led 11-4, 25-11 and 33-26 at the quarter breaks.

Kelsey Higgins netted nine points for Mount View, while Janelle Thornley added eight; Anna Piotti, three; Courtney Morse, Dinah Bilodeau and Wendy Gibbs, all two; and Delainey Kein, one.

For Oak Hill, Darby Beaulieu poured in 18 points, while Sadie Goulet added 10; Kayla Veilleux, six; Alexis Priest, five; and Tori Morneaut, four; Megan Crosby, three; and Chassidy Hilchey, two.

Mount View converted 13-of-16 (81 percent) free-throw attempts, while Oak Hill netted 14-of-26 (54 percent).

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class B, Mount View (0-8, no points) is tied for 18th, while Presque Isle (8-0, 40.9877 points) is first in the 19-team region. The top 13 squads qualify for the playoffs.

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