The high school boys and girls basketball seasons are underway, officially kicking off the winter sports season for schools throughout Waldo County.

The Belfast boys and Islesboro girls were the only teams to pick up wins in their first contests.

Boys basketball

Belfast 60, Maine Central Institute 43

At Pittsfield Dec. 7, the Lions slowly pulled away from the host Huskies.

Ryan Rice netted 20 points to lead the Lions, while Kaleb Benjamin added nine in the win. Douglas Bryant scored 10 points to lead MCI.

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Stearns 69, Searsport 45

At Millinocket Dec. 8, the Vikings (0-1) could not keep up with the Minutemen (1-0) and dropped a 24-point decision. Stearns led 17-9, 35-22 and 51-40 at the quarter breaks.

Dylan Sieber led Searsport with 18 points, while Austin Bean added 13; and Buddy Ellis, eight; and Dillan Moody, six. Bean also pulled down 10 rebounds in the loss.

Riley Whitney tossed in 24 points to lead Stearns, while Lukas McClain added 19; Kasey McVey, 11; Ryan Hallett, Devin Whitney and Cam Garvin, all four; and Seth Brown, three.

Searsport was 3-of-9 (33 percent) from the foul line and Stearns 8-of-11 (72 percent).

Nokomis 54, Mount View 38

At Newport Dec. 7, the Warriors (1-0) went on a 16-7 run in the third quarter and surged to victory over the Mustangs (0-1). Mount View led 14-8 after the first quarter and 24-16 at halftime, while Nokomis took a 40-31 lead after three quarters.

Steven Davis tossed in 12 points for Mount View, while Nathan Wren added nine; Brody Gibbs, six; Jack Simpson, four; and Kyle Crowell, Kenny McGray and Mikey Hustus, all two.

For Nokomis, Andrew Cartwright netted 14 points, while Devan Haas added 12; Drew Wing, 11; Chandler Foss, 10; Spencer Hartsgrove, five; and William Cartwright, two.

The 'Stangs were 6-of-15 (40 percent) from the foul line and the Warriors 5-of-11 (45 percent).

North Haven 81, Islesboro 17

At North Haven Dec. 7, the host Hawks (2-0) soared to victory over the visiting Eagles (0-2) to the tune of a 64-point margin. North Haven led 19-1, 43-12 and 60-16 at the quarter breaks.

Avery Waterman posted a triple-double, pouring in 37 points, grabbing 15 rebounds and making 14 steals to lead the Hawks, while Ethan Taylor and Dalton Hornby each chipped in 13 points; Aiden Emerson, 10; and Zeb Campbell and Adam Murphy, both four. Taylor also pulled down 18 rebounds, while Campbell compiled eight rebounds and six steals.

Cameron Jack scored six points for Islesboro, while Ben Rollins added four; Forrest Boucher, three; and Eli Legere and Job Chinsumran, both two.

The Hawks were 12-of-27 (44 percent) from the foul line, while the Eagles were 4-of-8 (50 percent).

North Haven 65, Islesboro 25

At North Haven Dec. 8, the Hawks rolled in their second game in two days against the visiting Eagles, prevailing by an impressive 40 points. North Haven led 15-5, 31-11 and 49-14 at the quarter breaks.

Waterman poured in 23 points for the winners, while Hornby added 20; Taylor, 10; and Emerson and Campbell, both six.

Boucher and Jack each netted eight points for Islesboro, while Rollins, Chinsumran, Sagat and Dustin Reidy all added two and Jake Pellagrino, one.

The Hawks were 10-of-18 (56 percent) from the foul line, while the Eagles were 8-of-13 (61 percent)

Waterman finished with 10 rebounds and nine steals in the win for the Hawks, while Taylor added 14 boards and Campbell six for North Haven.

Girls basketball

Islesboro 49, North Haven 17

At North Haven Dec. 17, the Hawks (0-2) could not match personnel with the visiting Eagles (2-0) and were downed in their home gym. Islesboro led 18-6, 24-8 and 37-12 at the quarter breaks.

Autumn Johnson scored 19 points for Islesboro, while Allana Govoni added nine; Ali Craig, seven; Caitlin Small, six; and Elle Snyder, Brandy Sienkiewicz, Krystal Randlett and Kayla Pendleton, all two.

Gina MacDonald tossed in 10 points for North Haven, while Maddie Hallowell added four; Mya Goodell, two; and Adriana Ames, one.

North Haven was 1-of-13 (7 percent) from the foul line, while Islesboro was 6-of-10 (60 percent).

Islesboro 42, North Haven 21

At North Haven Dec. 18, the Eagles doubled up the host Hawks, prevailing by 21 points. Islesboro led 9-7, 20-12 and 30-16 at the quarter breaks.

Hallowell tossed in nine points for North Haven, while Sparhawk added six; Goodell, four; and Ames, two.

For Islesboro, Craig scored 12 points, while Johnson added 10; Govani, nine; Snyder, four; Pendleton, three; and Sienkiewicz and Randlett, both two.

The Hawks were 0-of-9 from the foul line and the Eagles 4-of-12 (33 percent).

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