It was another difficult weekend for Waldo County high school basketball teams as Belfast, Mount View and Searsport squads battled hard, but fell short of victory in their respective contests.

In Jan. 28 boys games, Mount View lost to Nokomis of Newport 56-52, Belfast was upended by Camden Hills 89-66 and Searsport lost to Mattanawcook Academy of Lincoln 82-59.

In Jan. 28 girls play, Mount View lost to Nokomis 63-33, Belfast fell to Camden Hills 61-44 and Searsport was bested by Mattanawcook Academy 52-29.

Boys basketball

Nokomis 56, Mount View 52 … At Thorndike Jan. 28, the Warriors outlasted the host Mustangs and came away with a four-point victory. Nokomis led 22-6 after the first quarter, while the Mustangs rallied and trailed 31-20 at halftime before taking a 41-36 lead after three quarters.

Bobby Porter tossed in 23 points to lead Mount View, while Chris Montminy added 14; Taylor Reynolds, six; Nathan Wren, four; Jalen Babin, three; and Ryan St. Clair, two.

For Nokomis, Andrew Cartwright poured in 25 points, while Drew Wing added six; Ruel Libby and Devin Chambers, both five; Ethan Pearl and Chandler Foss, both four; William Cartwright, three; and Spencer Hartsgrove, two.

The Mustangs were 16-of-29 (52 percent) from the foul line, while the Warriors were 7-of-13 (54 percent).

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class B, Mount View (6-9, 24.3210 points) is 14th, while Mount Desert Island (14-0, 91.0494 points) is first in the 19-team region. The top 13 teams qualify for the playoffs.

Mattanawcook Academy 82, Searsport 59 … At Searsport Jan. 28, the Vikings could not contain the high-octane Lynx offense and fell by 23 points. Mattanawcook led 22-20, 45-34 and 63-46 at the quarter breaks.

Milton Jones netted 20 points for the Vikings, while Shane Seekins added 10; Buddy Ellis, Dillan Moody and Darren Harriman, all eight; Austin Bean, four; and Jason Brooks, one. Jones grabbed 13 rebounds and blocked four shots, while Moody dished out seven assists.

Tim Cummings poured in 25 points for the Lynx, while Matt Vosiene added 21; Chase Vicaire, 17; Matt Guiod, six; Tristan Pelkey and Jacob Pelkey, both four; Cody McDonald, three; and Nick Hayes, two.

“[Mattanawcook Academy] is one of the best teams on our schedule,” said Searsport coach Brad Cook. “They are currently third in [Eastern Maine] Class C and have beaten the top teams in the standings, including Sumner, Lee Academy and Penquis [Valley]. Our guys played with a lot of energy, every team member contributed and each guy competed hard until the final buzzer. We are getting better as a team every game and are going to continue our battle for a postseason spot.”

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class C, Searsport (4-10, 18.8272 points) is 13th, while Sumner of East Sullivan (14-1, 77.0080 points) is first in the 17-team region. The top 11 teams qualify for the playoffs.

Camden Hills 89, Belfast 66 … At Belfast Jan. 28, the Windjammers were too much for the host Lions and prevailed by 23 points. Camden Hills led 26-15, 50-30 and 71-50 at the quarter breaks.

Andrew Flanagan poured in 22 points behind six 3-pointers to lead Camden Hills, while Adam Carlsen added 18; Taylor Hall, 16; Connor Hart, 14; Chandler Crans, eight; Kyle Olehnik, four; Alex Crans and Jayson Kuhn, both three; and Chris Brown, one.

For Belfast, Ryan Rice poured in a game-high 27 points, while Emerson DellaMattera added 11; Scott Kulikowski, nine; Ben Lowe and Jamie Jackson, both eight; and Tyler Prescott, three.

The Windjammers were 15-of-18 (83 percent) from the charity stripe, while the Lions were 6-of-16 (37 percent).

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class B, Camden Hills (9-5, 51.3272 points) is eighth, while Belfast (1-14, 0.5556 points) is 19th (last). Mount Desert Island (14-0, 91.0494 points) is first in the 19-team region. The top 13 teams qualify for the playoffs.

Girls basketball

Camden Hills 61, Belfast 44 … At Rockport Jan. 28, the Windjammers came away with a 17-point victory over the visiting Lions. Camden Hills led 27-10, 38-20 and 60-28 at the quarter breaks.

Jordan Knowlton poured in 21 points to lead the Windjammers, while Taylor Porter added 16; Marina French and Megan Legage, both seven; Caroline Matteo, four; Bekah Hilt, three; Jackay Richards, two; and Hannah Corney, one. Knowlton also had seven rebounds and seven steals in the win, while Steele grabbed five rebounds and Porter dished out four assists.

For Belfast, Lexi Nelligan netted 13 points, while Devon Drake and Emily Blood each added eight; Becca Leonard and Makayla Cummings, both four; Katrina Lapham and Ashley Littlefield, both three; and Courtney Drinkwater, one. Blood also had eight rebounds, while Littlefield nabbed seven and Nelligan six.

The Windjammers were 8-of-15 (53 percent) from the foul line, while the Lions were 2-of-8 (25 percent).

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class B, Camden Hills (11-3, 76.1728 points) is fourth, while Belfast, whose current Heal Point status has not been updated, is 5-10. Nokomis of Newport (14-0, 97.7778 points) is first in the 19-team region. The top 13 teams qualify for the playoffs.

Nokomis 63, Mount View 33 … At Newport Jan. 28, the Warriors stayed unbeaten on the season as the visiting Mustangs fell by 30 points. Nokomis led 22-7, 38-19 and 50-29 at the quarter breaks.

Janelle Thornley poured in 20 points to lead the Mustang offense, while Kelsey Higgins added four; LeeAnn Larrabee, three; and Alexis Morse, Dinah Bilodeau and Anna Piotti, each two.

For the Warriors, Marissa Shaw and Anna MacKenzie each netted 13 points, while Traci Carlson added eight; Kelsie Richards, seven; Emilee Reynolds, Kylie Richards and Megan Perry, each six; and Taylor Shaw, four.

The Mustangs were 4-of-4 (100 percent) from the foul line, while the Warriors were 8-of-19 (42 percent).

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class B, Mount View (1-13, 0.5556 points) is 19th, while Nokomis (14-0, 97.7778 points) is first in the 19-team region. The top 13 teams qualify for the playoffs.

Mattanawcook Academy 54, Searsport 29 … At Searsport Jan. 28, the Lynx jumped to a sizable first-quarter lead and never looked back en route to their 11th win of the year. Mattanawcook led 17-4, 28-13 and 36-20 at the quarter breaks.

Briana Grant tossed in 15 points to lead Searsport, while Allison Walker and Libby Lane each added four and Kelli Gibbs and Alicen Brooks, both three. Grant also had five rebounds and four steals for the Vikings.

For Mattanawcook, Taylor Hawkins netted 15 points, while Taylor Bloud added 10; Ashleigh Libby, nine; Courtney McIntire, five; Alyssa Thurlow and Mikayla Bisson, both four; and Harli Maxwell, Carly McDonald and Kendra Thurlow, all two.

The Vikings were 7-of-17 (41 percent) from the foul line, while the Lynx were 8-of-12 (67 percent).

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class C, Searsport (2-14, 1.1111 points) is 16th, while Orono (11-3, 81.6358 points) is first in the 17-team region. The top 11 teams qualify for the playoffs.

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