Thursday night, Jan. 26 was not memorable for many Waldo County high school basketball fans, with the majority of their teams dropping hard-fought contests on the hardwood.

In boys action Jan. 26, Mount View lost to Leavitt of Turner 56-48, Belfast fell to Medomak Valley 85-47 and Islesboro lost to Hyde School of Bath 65-10.

In girls action Jan. 26, Mount View lost to Leavitt 71-24, Belfast lost to Medomak Valley 51-42 , Searsport lost to Deer Isle-Stonington 55-42 and Islesboro defeated Hyde School 41-14.

In boys action Jan. 25, Searsport lost to George Stevens Academy of Blue Hill 32-29.

Additionally, the Belfast girls split two other recent games, beating host Lincoln Academy of Newcastle 53-32 Jan. 20 and falling at home to Waterville 33-29 Jan. 16.

Boys basketball

Leavitt 56, Mount View 48 … At Thorndike Jan. 26, the Mustangs held a narrow lead heading into the final stanza, but the Hornets pulled away and earned an eight-point victory. Leavitt led 16-8 after the first quarter and 27-24 at halftime, while Mount View took a 38-37 advantage after three quarters.

Bobby Porter poured in 16 points to lead the Mustangs, while Taylor Reynolds added 10; Jalen Babin, Steven Davis and Chris Montminy, all six; and Nathan Wren and Ryan St. Clair, both two.

For Leavitt, Tyler Walton tossed in 14 points, while Tim Dow added 12; Jordan Hersom, nine; Andrew Middleton, eight; Levi Morin, six; Zac Goulette, five; and Greg Lake, two.

The Mustangs were 5-of-8 (63 percent) from the foul line, while the Hornets were 14-of-24 (58 percent).

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class B, Mount View (6-8, 23.2407 points) is 15th, while Mount Desert Island (13-0, 82.5617 points) is first in the 19-team region. The top 13 teams qualify for the playoffs.

Medomak Valley 85, Belfast 47 … At Waldoboro Jan. 26, the Panthers followed their most impressive win of the season over Camden Hills Jan. 24 with a 38-point drubbing of the Lions. Medomak Valley led 27-12, 48-20 and 68-30 at the quarter breaks.

Shane Osier led the Panthers with 17 points, while Alex Greenrose added 12; John Murray, 11; Zach Judkins and Ryan Ripley, both nine; Kazu Tibbetts, seven; Russell Wood, six; Jonathan Hendrickson-Belloguet, five; Deering Genthner, four; Isaac Greenrose, three; and Wil Dow, two.

For Belfast, Ryan Rice tossed in 10 points, while Emerson DellaMattera and Tyler Prescott each added eight; Scott Kulikowski, six; Jamie Jackson, five; Ben Lowe, four; and Stephen Paul, Yanni Rakis and Larry Dyer, all two.

The Panthers were 6-of-16 (37 percent) from the foul line, while the Lions were 9-of-12 (75 percent).

George Stevens Academy 32, Searsport 29 … At Blue Hill Jan. 25, the Eagles did just enough to hold off the visiting Vikings, prevailing by three points. GSA led 9-8, 19-16 and 25-21 at the quarter breaks.

Austin Bean netted eight points to lead SDHS, while Milton Jones added six and Buddy Ellis, Dillan Moody and Shane Seekins, all five.

For GSA, Nick Dillon tallied 12 points, while Jasper Adam added six; Johnny Xue, four; River Plouffe-Vogel and Brett Ingraham, both three; and Devon Coleman and Schyler Van der Eb, both two.

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class C, Searsport (4-9, 18.0556 points) is 12th, while Sumner of East Sullivan (13-1, 66.5142 points) is first in the 17-team region. The top 11 teams qualify for the playoffs.

Girls basketball

Medomak Valley 51, Belfast 43 … At Belfast Jan. 26, the Panthers came up with an eight-point victory over the host Lions to earn their ninth win of the year. Medomak Valley led 13-9, 26-24 and 37-31 at the quarter breaks.

Alanna Vose poured in 26 points to lead Medomak Valley, while Mallory Conary added 13; Elise Wallace, six; Mallory Robbins, Taylor Simmons and Amanda Hendrickson-Belloguet, all two; and Hannah Marks, one. Robbins grabbed six rebounds, Conary four and Marks and Hendrickson-Belloguet both three. Vose also made three steals.

For Belfast, Katrina Lapham netted 10 points, while Becca Leonard added nine; Courtney Drinkwater, eight; Makayla Cummings and Lexi Nelligan, both seven; and Devon Drake, two. Lapham and Cummings both grabbed six rebounds, Emily Blood five and Leonard and Ashley Littlefield both four. Blood added four assists and Lapham and Leonard both three. Lapham also made three steals.

The Panthers were 11-of-16 (69 percent) from the foul line, while the Lions were 16-of-22 (72 percent).

The host Lions proved highly competitive against the Panthers. In fact, BAHS led 41-40 with three minutes left. However, while turnovers down the stretch hampered both teams, it was the Panthers who outscored Belfast 11-2 the rest of the way, with Vose tallying 10 of those points, including a traditional three-point play after a Conary steal and two points off an inbounds pass from Marks. Marks also took a key player-control foul in the final minute for the winners.

Medomak Valley’s record and Heal Point information has not yet been updated. The Panthers are 9-5 on the season and the Lions 5-9, while Presque Isle (13-0, 89.1975 points) is first in the 19-team region. The top 13 teams qualify for the playoffs.

Leavitt 71, Mount View 24 … At Turner Jan. 26, the Mustangs had their hands full with the defending state Class B champion Hornets and were dealt a decisive loss. Leavitt led 15-4, 40-12 and 52-22 at the quarter breaks.

Amanda Larrabbee led the Mustangs with seven points, while Janelle Thornley and Anna Piotti each added five; Delainey Kein, three; and Dinah Bilodeau and Brook Tripp, both two.

For the Hornerts, Kristen Anderson poured in 27 points, while Adrianna Newton added 22; Sarah Frost, six; Kelly Pomerleau, five; Amanda Jordan and Kasidy Stevenson, both four; and Mariah Treadwell, three.

The Mustangs were 4-of-5 (80 percent) from the foul line, while the Hornets were 5-of-8 (63 percent).

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class B, Mount View (1-13, 0.5556 points) is 19th (last), while Presque Isle (13-0, 89.1975 points) is first in the 19-team region. The top 13 teams qualify for the playoffs.

Belfast 53, Lincoln Academy 32 … On Jan. 20 at Newcastle, the Lions had too much bite for the host Eagles, as Lapham poured in 19 points to pace Belfast. Lapham’s three 3-pointers helped lift the Lions to a 22-9 first-quarter advantage. BAHS also led 31-15 and 36-22 at the next two breaks.

For the Lions, Lapham tossed in 19 points, including making four treys, while Nelligan added 10; Blood, eight; Leonard, Courtney Drinkwater and Littlefield, all four; and Cummings and Drake both two. The Lions netted 7-of-12 free throws (58 percent) and six treys, including two from Blood.

For LA, Jen Genthner tallied eight points, Merissa Look seven and Danielle Pinkham six to lead the charge. The Eagles were 9-of-20 (45 percent) from the foul line.

Waterville 33, Belfast 29 … At Belfast Jan. 16, the visiting Purple Panthers outlasted the Lions by four points. Waterville led 9-8 after one quarter, but trailed 19-16 at halftime before taking a 21-20 cushion after three stanzas.

For Belfast, Lapham scored nine points; Nelligan, six; Leonard, Drinkwater and Blood, all three; Drake, two; and McKenzie Thibodeau, one. The Lions made 8-of-18 free throws (44 percent) and drilled five 3-pointers, two from Lapham.

For Waterville, Colleen O’Donnell scored 10 points, Ashleigh Gagnon eight and Jenna Gagnon six to lead the charge.

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