A buzzer-beating hoop highlighted recent Waldo County high school hardwood action Friday through Monday, Jan. 26-29 as teams from Mount View of Thorndike, Searsport and Belfast eyed late-season victories.

The Mount View girls netted a 40-38 win at the horn over Maranacook of Readfield, while the Islesboro and Searsport girls also collected victories in games on Friday and Saturday.

The following is a recap of reported results:

Girls basketball

Winslow 57, Belfast 29

At Belfast Jan. 29, the Lions battled the Black Raiders throughout the first half, but the visitors pulled away in the second half en route to a lopsided win. The two squads were tied 12-12 after the first quarter, while Winslow led 23-22 at halftime and 45-26 after three quarters.

Grace Fitzjurls scored 10 points for Belfast, while Kayci Faulkingham added eight; Alison Defeo, five; and Junne Robertson-McIntyre, Alexia Sweet and Shera Hilt two.

Haley Ward scored 12 points for Winslow, while Weslee Littlefield and Paige Trask added 11; Sarah Guimond, eight; Maeghan Bernard, six; Bodhi Littlefield, four; Silver Clukey and Madison Roy, two; and Broghan Gagnon, one.

The Lions were 2-of-7 (29 percent) from the foul line, while the Black Raiders were 10-of-26 (38 percent).

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class B North, Belfast (0-14, no points) is 15th, while Hermon (14-1, 99.5679 points) is first in the 16-team region. The top 11 teams qualify for the playoffs.

Mount View 40, Maranacook 38

At Readfield Jan. 27, the Mustangs got a hoop in the waning seconds from Shala Davis as they bested the host Black Bears. Mount View led 6-2 after the first quarter, while Maranacook led 22-16 at halftime. Mount View led 32-30 after three quarters.

Andrea Crosby scored 18 points for the winners, while Davis added 10; Kate Bennett and Alex Fountain, four; and Paula Miller and Sage Cassidy, two.

Anna Drillen scored 15 points for Maranacook, while Kate Mohlar, Grace Despres and Gabby Green, six; Amanda Goucher and Maggie Vigue, two; and Kaylee Jones, one.

The Mustangs were 2-of-2 (100 percent) from the foul line, while the Black Bears were 5-of-12 (42 percent).

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class B North, Mount View (4-9, 13.6420 points) is 13th, while Hermon (14-1, 99.5679 points) is first in the 16-team region. The top 11 teams qualify for the playoffs.

North Haven 47, Islesboro 36

At Islesboro Jan. 27, the Hawks put plenty of distance between themselves and the Eagles over the first three stanzas and netted an 11-point win. North Haven led 15-5, 25-11 and 37-20 at the quarter breaks.

Mercedes Sparhawk pumped in 25 points for the Hawks, while Layla Sparhawk and Sierra Koerber-Marx added 10 and Kaylee Ames two. Mercedes Sparhawk (14 rebounds, 4 blocks), Layla Sparhawk (9 rebounds, 2 blocks) and Koerber-Marx (7 rebounds, 2 blocks) also contributed mightily on the glass for North Haven.

Kiesha Scott scored 24 points for the Eagles, while Ava Schlottman added six; Sophie Lau, four; and Rylee Sienkiewicz, two.

North Haven was 3-of-4 (75 percent) from the foul line, while Islesboro was 7-of-13 (54 percent).

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class D South, North Haven (1-9, 2.3611 points) is 11th, while Islesboro (1-6, 4.7059 points) is 10th. Vinalhaven (16-0, 90.1380 points) is first in the 11-team region. The top eight teams qualify for the playoffs.

Islesboro’s weekend split with North Haven has yet to be reported to the Heal Point Site. Thus, the Hawks are 2-10 and the Eagles 2-7.

Searsport 49, Sumner 36

At East Sullivan Jan. 26, the Vikings netted a 13-point win over the Tigers. Searsport led 11-5, 22-16 and 37-22 at the quarter breaks.

Makenzie Alley scored 18 points for Searsport, while Casey Snow added 10; Mikaela Alley, nine; Brooklynn Alberts, seven; Emma Spiegel, three; and Audrey Walker, two.

Emma Bunch scored nine points for the Tigers, while Alexis Hutchins added six; Sami Bierman, Macy Lane, Skylar Soule and Raquel Barnes, four; Logan Overlock, three; and Kaytlin Pinkham, two.

The Vikings were 5-of-22 (22 percent) from the foul line, while the Tigers were 2-of-6 (33 percent).

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class C North, Searsport (6-7, 17.3457 points) is 16th, while Houlton (13-0, 137.5309 points) is first in the 20-team region. The top 14 teams qualify for the playoffs.

Islesboro 46, North Haven 42

At Islesboro Jan. 26, the Eagles got a superb offensive effort from Kiesha Scott as the hosts held off the Hawks. The two teams were tied 7-7 after the first quarter, while Islesboro led 22-15 at halftime and 40-33 after three quarters.

Scott poured in 30 points to lead Islesboro, while Emily Lau added eight; Ava Schlottman, four; and Sophie Lau and Rylee Sienkiewicz two.

Mercedes Sparhawk scored 15 points for North Haven, while Kaylee Ames added 11; Layla Sparhawk, 10; and Sierra Koerber-Marx, six.

The Eagles were 2-of-6 (33 percent) from the foul line, while the Hawks were 4-of-9 (44 percent).

Boys basketball

Foxcroft Academy 60, Mount View 54 (OT)

At Dover-Foxcroft Jan. 29, the Ponies galloped past the Mustangs in overtime. Mount View led 12-11 after the first quarter, while Foxcroft Academy led 35-17 at halftime and 41-36 after three quarters. The two squads were tied 52-52 at the end of regulation.

Adam Reed led Mount View with 19 points, while Evan Gregor added 10; Kyle Noble, eight; Neal Kenney, six; Josh Larrabee and Max Tomlin, four; and Mathew Keating, three.

Jeremy Richard scored 20 points for Foxcroft Academy, while Hyatt Smith added 14; Cam Marsh, 11; Drew Dankert, eight; Lucas Ames, four; Matt Spooner, two; and Josh Reed, one.

The Mustangs were 5-of-14 (36 percent) from the foul line, while the Ponies were 15-of-25 (60 percent).

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class B North, Mount View (1-13, 0.5556 points is 15th, while Hermon (14-0, 122.5309 points) is first in the 16-team region. The top 11 teams qualify for the playoffs.

Searsport 55, Sumner 38

At Searsport Jan. 29, the Vikings netted their second straight win, this time over the Tigers. Sumner led 11-10 after the first quarter, while Searsport led 24-16 at halftime and 39-24 after three quarters.

Charlie Spiegel scored 20 points for Searsport, while Connor Kneeland added 11; Isaiah Runci and Ben Powell, eight; Colby Snow, five; and George Dakin, three.

Ethan Young scored 14 points for Sumner, while Kyle Brooks added nine; Andrew Moshier and Yosef Shteirman, three; and Tyler Ross, Caleb McLain and Malcolm Perry, two.

The Vikings were 15-of-22 (68 percent) — including 10-of-12 (83 percent) in the final stanza — while the Tigers were 1-of-4 (25 percent).

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class C North, Searsport (6-9, 19.1281 points) is 16th, while George Stevens Academy (13-1, 95.7716 points) is first in the 20-team region. The top 14 teams qualify for the playoffs.

Winslow 66, Belfast 62

At Winslow Jan. 26, the Black Raiders held on for a win over the Black Raiders. Winslow led 23-14 after the first quarter, while the two squads were tied 32-32 at halftime. Winslow then retook a 51-40 lead after three quarters.

Stanley Sturgis dumped in 32 points to lead the Lions, while Jason Bartlett and Dakoda Doolan added seven; Chris Kelley, six; Tyler Bartlett and Luke Lightner, three; and Skylar Perkins and Dakoda Payson, two.

Jack Morneault netted 21 points for the Black Raiders, while Colby Pomeroy added 14; Jake Lapierre, 13; Hunter Gagnon, six; Cam Winslow, four; Isaiah Goldsmith, three; and Ryan Gagnon and Justin Laflamme, two.

Belfast was 9-of-15 (60 percent) from the foul line, while Winslow was 11-of-16 (69 percent).

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class B North, Belfast (6-8, 35.9877 points) is ninth, while Hermon (14-0, 117.9630 points) is first in the 16-team region. The top 11 teams qualify for the playoffs.

Maranacook 82, Mount View 41

At Thorndike Jan. 27, the Black Bears went on the offensive and doubled up the host Mustangs. Maranacook led 28-7, 43-20 and 70-31 at the quarter breaks.

Garrett Smith led Mount View with 10 points, while Max Tomlin and Matt Overlock added six; Evan Gregor and Mathew Keating, four; Kyle Ingraham and Josh Larrabee, three; and Adam Reed and Kyle Noble, two.

Cash McClure scored 16 points for Maranacook, while Mitch Root added 13; Jackson McPhedron and Silas Mohlar, 12; Bryan Riley, nine; Aric Belanger and Skyler Boucher, six; Joey Dupont, five; and Tim Worster, three.

The Mustangs were 6-of-12 (50 percent) from the foul line, while the Black Bears were 8-of-11 (72 percent).

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