Tuesday’s Waldo County high school basketball action was a mixed bag of results with a handful of teams turning the corner and picking up court victories.

The Mount View girls secured a 42-33 win over Maine Central Institute of Thorndike, for their second victory of the season, while the Mount View boys earned a 58-47 decision over the Huskies.

The Belfast girls picked up a 66-50 victory over Maranacook of Readfield, while the Belfast boys fell 68-36 to the Black Bears.

The Searsport boys also lost to host Bangor Christian 66-54.

As the regular season winds to a close, the Mount View and Searsport boys, as well as the Belfast girls, continue to battle for one of the final regional playoff spots.

Girls basketball

Mount View 42, Maine Central Institute 33 … At Thorndike Jan. 31, the Mustangs picked up their second win in three games with a nine-point victory over the Huskies. Mount View led 12-6, 22-14 and 34-25 at the quarter breaks.

Janelle Thornley tossed in 17 points to lead the winners, while Anna Piotti added 12; Courtney Morse and Delainey Kein, both three; LeeAnn Larrabee, Amanda Larrabee and Alexis Morse, all two; and Wendy Gibbs, one.

Kylee Alton netted nine points to lead the Huskies, while Sarah Bennett added eight; Ashley Kitchin, six; and Katie Cronkite and Michaela George, both two.

The Mustangs were 11-of-27 (41 percent) from the foul line, while the Huskies were 11-of-21 (52 percent).

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class B, Mount View (2-14, 2.7610 points) is 19th (last), while Nokomis of Newport (15-0, 109.6605 points) is first in the 19-team region. The top 13 teams qualify for the playoffs.

Belfast 66, Maranacook 50 … At Belfast Jan. 31, the Lions earned their sixth win of the season, prevailing by 16 points over the visiting Black Bears of Readfield. Belfast led 29-22 at halftime before the hosts ran away with the game in the second half, taking a 50-28 edge after three quarters.

Lexi Nelligan tossed in 16 points to lead the winners, while Makayla Cummings and Emily Blood each added 11.

Christine Miller scored 11 points for Maranacook.

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class B, Belfast (6-10, 15.1543 points) is 15th, while Nokomis of Newport (15-0, 109.6605 points) is first in the 19-team region. The top 13 teams qualify for the playoffs.

Boys basketball

Mount View 58, Maine Central Institute 47 … At Pittsfield Jan. 31, the Mustangs kept their playoff hopes alive with a victory over the host Huskies. Mount View will need to win at least one of their final two games of the regular season against Winslow and Waterville to have a shot of qualifying for the postseason.

Chris Montminy poured in 25 points for the ‘Stangs, while Bobby Porter added 11 in the win.

Kael McCarthy netted 14 points to lead the Huskies.

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class B, Mount View (7-9, 27.5617 points) is 14th, while Mount Desert Island (15-0, 5432 points) is first in the 19-team region. The top 13 teams qualify for the playoffs.

Maranacook 68, Belfast 36 … At Readfield Jan. 31, the Lions could not overtake the talented Black Bears and were downed by 32 points. Maranacook led 21-8, 41-10 and 62-21 at the quarter breaks.

Tyler Prescott netted eight points to key Belfast, while Scott Kulikowski added seven; Jamie Jackson and Stephen Paul, both six; Ryan Rice, five; and Emerson DellaMattera and Ben Lowe, both two.

Kyle Boucher tossed in 18 points for Maranacook, while Seth Miller added 10.

The Lions were 3-of-8 (37 percent) from the charity stripe, while the Black Bears were 5-of-8 (62 percent).

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class B, Belfast (1-15, 0.5556 points) is 19th (last), while Mount Desert Island (15-0, 5432 points) is first in the 19-team region. The top 13 teams qualify for the playoffs.

Bangor Christian 66, Searsport 54 … At Bangor Jan. 31, the Patriots pulled away from the Vikings in the second quarter and held the visitors at bay to pick up a 12-point win. Bangor Christian led 15-14, 34-26 and 45-37 at the quarter breaks.

Buddy Ellis netted 15 points for Searsport, while Shane Seekins and Milton Jones each added 10; Austin Bean, six; Dillan Moody, five; Jake Keniston, four; and Jason Brooks and Darren Harriman, both two.

For Bangor Christian, Ben Bragg tossed in 17 points, while Seth Pearson and Brad Wilcox each added 10; Caleb Peary and Jace Schmidt, both seven; and Cody Collins, David Peters and Matt Swanson, all five.

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class C, Searsport (4-11, 21.2963 points) is 14th, while Sumner of East Sullivan (14-2, 85.0871 points) is first in the 17-team region. The top 11 teams qualify for the playoffs.

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