While Waldo County high schools were not in session Jan. 16 due to the observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the gymnasiums certainly were occupied as most area boys and girls basketball teams were in action on the hardwood.

The Searsport boys were the lone victors in Monday’s action, squeaking out a one-point win over Stearns of Millinocket. The Belfast, Mount View and Islesboro boys and girls, as well as the Searsport girls, all came up empty in their quest for victories.

Results for the Belfast teams and Searsport girls were unavailable.

The following is a recap of reported Jan. 16 results:

Boys basketball

Searsport 47, Stearns 46 … At Millinocket Jan. 16, the Vikings picked up a crucial road victory over the host Minutemen after Buddy Ellis hit a shot with nine seconds remaining to give the visitors the win. The game was knotted 8-8 after the first eight minutes, while Stearns led 23-20 at halftime. Searsport then took a 32-31 lead after three quarters.

Shane Seekins netted 11 points for the Vikings, while Ellis and Milton Jones each added 10; Dillan Moody, seven; Austin Bean, five; and Jake Kenniston, four.

For the Minutemen, Kyle McVey tossed in 16 points, while Marc Morneault added 14; Riley Whitney, six; Tyson Girsa, five; Seth Brown, four; and Lucas McCain, one.

“Good win for us on the road,” said SDHS coach Brad Cook. “The guys battled hard and stayed positive. This win pushes us up to 12th [in the regional Heal Points], just one spot out of a potential playoff position. We will need some more big wins to make it happen.”

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class C, Searsport (3-8, 9.4136 points) is 12th, while Sumner of East Sullivan (11-1, 44.9637 points) is first in the 17-team region. The top 11 teams qualify for the playoffs.

Oceanside 57, Mount View 42 … At Rockland Jan. 16, the Mariners cemented their eighth win of the season with a convincing decision over the visiting Mustangs. Oceanside led 18-8, 34-16 and 45-30 at the quarter breaks.

Isaiah Stone-Patterson tossed in 14 points for the winners, while Shea Davenport added 10; David Harrison, nine; Alex Wallace, seven; Sam Meklin, six; Tyler Gilson and Ben Wallace, both four; and Dylan Maloney, three.

For Mount View, Jalen Babin scored 10 points, while Bobby Porter added nine; Nathan Wren and Taylor Reynolds, both six; Steven Davis and Craig Nealley, both four; Andrew Gibbs, two; and Ryan St. Clair, one.

The Mariners were 14-of-20 (70 percent) from the charity stripe, while the Mustangs were 12-of-17 (70 percent).

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class B, Mount View (5-6, 13.5185 points) is 14th. Medomak Valley of Waldoboro (9-2, 51.8519 points) is first in the 19-team region. The top 13 teams qualify for the playoffs.

Vinalhaven 59, Islesboro 20 … At Vinalhaven Jan. 16, the Vikings breezed past the Eagles in convincing fashion in a game featuring neighboring island schools. Vinalhaven led 20-2, 33-6 and 47-10 at the quarter breaks.

Steven Osgood and Shane Carlsen both tossed in 12 points for Vinalhaven, while Brian Stanley added eight; Dillon Ames and Scott James, both six; Hayden Jones, five; Trey Warren, four; Austin Christensen, three; Ben Beckman, two; and Noah Slivinsky, one.

For Islesboro, Charlie Cilley netted six points, while Cameron Jack, Will Schoppe and Kim Kyungmin each added four and Ian Davis two.

The Vikings were 5-of-14 (36 percent) from the charity stripe, while the Eagles were 0-of-8.

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Western Class D, Islesboro (0-12, no points) is 13th. Hyde School of Bath (8-0, 32.4346 points) is first in the 13-team region. The top nine teams qualify for the playoffs.

Girls basketball

Oceanside 47, Mount View 26 … At Thorndike Jan. 16, the Mariners sailed to their seventh win in 10 games with a victory over the host Mustangs. Oceanside led 14-8, 25-18 and 39-24 at the quarter breaks.

Hannah Plourde led the Mariners with 16 points, while Jill Bradbury tossed in 14; Kennadi Grover, 10; Emily Gould, four; and Casey Carroll, Brooke Dugan and Rachel Frye, all one.

For Mount View, Kelsey Higgins netted five points, while Janelle Thornley, Delainey Kein, Anna Piotti and Amanda Larrabee all added four; LeeAnn Larrabee and Whitney Wren, both two; and Brook Tripp, one.

The Mariners were 6-of-15 (40 percent) from the charity stripe, while the Mustangs were 1-of-5 (25 percent).

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class B, Mount View (0-11, no points) is 19th (last), while Presque Isle (10-0, 56.6358 points) is first in the 19-team region. The top 13 teams qualify for the playoffs.

Vinalhaven 42, Islesboro 31 … At Vinalhaven Jan. 16, the Vikings jumped to a large first-quarter lead and coasted to victory over the visiting Eagles. Vinalhaven led 15-2, 25-13 and 38-19 at the quarter breaks.

Izza Drury netted 12 points for the Vikings, while Ashley Hamilton added 11; Blake Reidy and Alex Slivinsky, each six; Eliza Davidson, three; and Ellie Reidy and Ryann Warren, both two.

For Islesboro, Ally Craig tossed in 11 points, while Alana Govoni added eight; Autumn Johnson, six; and Katherine Snyder, Krystal Randlett and Sierra Roy, all two.

Vinalhaven made 6-of-9 (67 percent) free-throw attempts, while Islesboro had no attempts from the line.

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Western Class D, Islesboro (3-9, 2.5397 points) is 10th. Richmond (9-0, 50.8170 points) is first in the 13-team region. The top nine teams qualify for the playoffs.

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