The Mount View boys and girls basketball squads have been on different paths all season.

The Mustang boys are on the cusp of qualifying for the Eastern Class B playoffs, currently on the outside looking in and needing to pull together a few more victories if they hope to participate in the postseason. The Mustang girls, on the other hand, have merely been trying to stay out of the region’s basement.

But Tuesday night against Lincoln Academy of Newcastle, the two Mustang squads did something they have not been able to accomplish all season: They both notched victories in the same day against the opponent.

The Mount View girls earned their first win of the year over Lincoln Academy, while the Mustang boys also picked up a victory they needed to stay in the thick of the playoff hunt.

Girls basketball

Mount View 23, Lincoln Academy 15 … At Thorndike Jan. 24, the Mustangs tasted victory for the first time this season, picking up the win against the Eagles, who remained winless on the campaign.

Ironically, the same scenario played out this last fall in girls soccer, when winless Mount View picked up a 1-0 win over winless Lincoln Academy in the final game of the regular season at Newcastle. That victory ended the Mustang soccer team’s 65-game winless streak.

In Tuesday’s basketball game, Mount View, whose last win was a 37-32 decision against Belfast in the final game of 2010-11 campaign, led 6-1, 8-3 and 18-7 at the quarter breaks.

Leading the ‘Stangs was Janelle Thornley with seven points, while Anna Piotti added five; Delainey Kein, Kaitlin Leavitt, Alexis Morse, Wendy Gibbs and Dinah Bilodeau, all two; and Amanda Larrabee, one.

For the Eagles, Merissa Look tallied six points, while Jen Genthner added five and Leslie Sandefur four.

Mount View was 7-of-20 (35 percent) from the foul line, while Lincoln Academy netted 3-of-11 attempts (27 percent).

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class B, Mount View (1-13, 0.5556 points) is 19th, while Presque Isle (13-0, 87.0370 points) is first in the 19-team region. The top 13 teams qualify for the playoffs.

Boys basketball

Mount View 53, Lincoln Academy 49 … At Newcastle Jan. 24, the Mustangs held on for a four-point win in a tightly-contested affair between the two squads. Lincoln Academy led 15-9 after the first quarter, while Mount View took a 27-22 edge at halftime. The Mustangs hung on to a 37-36 lead after three quarters.

Bobby Porter netted 16 points to key Mount View, while Chris Montminy added 10; Ryan St. Clair, eight; and Taylor Reynolds, five.

For Lincoln Academy, Riley Leavitt scored 21 points, while Jalen Lincoln added 12 and Dylan Leavitt 11.

The Mustangs were 17-of-28 (61 percent) from the charity stripe, while the Eagles were 12-of-23 (52 percent).

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class B, Mount View (6-7, 22.1605 points) is 14th, while Mount Desert Island (13-0, 78.5494 points) is first in the 19-team region. The top 13 teams qualify for the playoffs.

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