It has been a difficult start to the 2012-13 season for the Mount View girls basketball team, but, as the adage goes, it is not how one starts a campaign, but how one finishes that measures true success.

The Mustangs will have to keep that in mind moving forward after Mount View dropped its most recent two games, a pair of road contests against Maranacook of Readfield Dec. 28 and Leavitt of Turner Dec. 29.

Mount View suffered a 63-41 loss to the Black Bears Friday before falling to the undefeated Hornets 66-38 Saturday.

The following is a recap of Mount View's most recent two games:

Leavitt 66, Mount View 38

At Turner Dec. 29, the Mustangs could not knock the Hornets from the ranks of the unbeaten and fell by 28 points. Leavitt led 19-8, 38-23 and 52-31 at the quarter breaks.

Janelle Thornley scored 13 points to lead Mount View, while Courtney Morse added 12 (including four 3-pointers); Alexis Morse, six; Jenni Nadeau, five; and Dinah Bilodeau, two.

For Leavitt, Kristen Anderson poured in 21 points, while Mariah Treadwell added 12; Jenna Cole, eight; Kendra Gilbert, seven; Meagan Dow, six; Bri DeGone and Tatiana Sierra, both four; Sierra Santomango, two; and Chantelle Ells, one.

The 'Stangs were 2-of-9 (22 percent) from the free-throw line, while the Hornets were 6-of-16 (37 percent).

Maranacook 63, Mount View 41

At Readfield Dec. 28, the Mustangs could not keep up with the Black Bears and fell by double-digits to the hosts. Maranacook led 22-15, 39-23 and 49-30 at the quarter breaks.

Courtney Morse tallied 10 points to lead Mount View, while Brooke Tripp added eight; Thornley and Bilodeau, both seven; Caitlin Leavitt, four; Alexis Morse, three; and Nadeau, two.

For Maranacook, Christine Miller poured in 21 points, while Liz D'Angelo added 14; Mariah Vining, 10; Jessie Smith, Kristen Hall and Sierra Moore, all four; and Ashley Belanger, Catherine Sanborn and Sage Hyland, all two.

The 'Stangs were 6-of-9 (67 percent) from the foul line, while the Black Bears were 7-of-8 (87 percent).

In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class B, Mount View (1-6, 0.5556 points) is 15th, while Presque Isle (8-0, 24.6296 points) is first in the 19-team region. The top 13 teams qualify for the playoffs.

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