Do not look now, but the Mount View basketball team seems as unified as ever.

Mount View put a bow on its regular season on Thursday, March 1 as the Mustangs welcomed Messalonskee of Oakland to its gymnasium for hoops — and a little dancing — on senior recognition night.

The Mustangs split their final two games of the campaign as they fell to the Eagles 50-45 on Thursday, but not before a 58-53 road victory over Brewer.

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Mount View wrapped its regular season with a 4-4 record and qualified for the playoffs, but will opt not to participate in the postseason.

Instead, the Mustangs will take part in the Courageous Steps End Of Season Unified Basketball Jamboree Friday and Saturday, March 9-10 at Orono High School.

The Mustangs will play back-to-back games on Saturday against Mattanawcook Academy/Penobscot Valley at 1 p.m. and Mount Desert Island at 2 p.m. in that Jamboree.

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for the North Division, Mount View finished 4-4 and 10th, while Bucksport (7-1) finished first in the 23-team region. The top 16 teams qualified for the playoffs.

The Mustangs dropped their first three games of the regular season, but have been white-hot since, rattling off three straight wins against Winthrop, Mount Desert Island and Dexter to climb back to .500.

Team members for Mount View, coached by Ron Simmons, include Alexis Bowman, Leah Bradstreet, Nick Elkins, Austin Grotton, Autumn Ladd, Michael Lamkin, Maeve Noble-Lowe, Brendan Savoy, Justice Savoy, Adrien Sholes, Camerine Spaulding, Morgan Taylor and Destiny Winslow.

The following is a recap of reported Mount View regular-season games:

Messalonskee 50, Mount View 45

At Thorndike March 1, the Eagles netted a five-point win over the Mustangs. Messalonskee held a 22-20 lead at halftime.

Nick Elkins led Mount View with 14 points, while Austin Grotton added 13; Justice Savoy, six; Mike Lamkin and Autumn Ladd, four; and Brendan Savoy and Morgan Taylor, two.

Tyler Ward led Messalonskee with 16 points, while Chris Lamontagne added 10; William Cox, eight; Dakota Pike, Marc Cote and David Kopyto, four; and Sydney Lucas, Nicole Remehr and Taylor Pacholski, two.

Mount View 58, Brewer 53

At Brewer Feb. 27, the Mustangs galloped past the host Witches. Mount View held a 28-24 edge at halftime.

Austin Grotton led Mount View with 14 points, while Nick Elkins tallied 12; Brandan Savoy and Destiny Winslow, 10; and Mike Lamkin and Autumn Ladd, six.

Mike McAvoy led Brewer with 16 points,while Michael Barnhart and Aaron Adams added eight; Miles Adams, Clancey Brazier and Julianna Briggs, four; and Michael Mayo, two.

Mount View 88, Winthrop 80 (OT)

At Winthrop Feb. 15, the Mustangs outscored the Ramblers 14-6 in the four-minute overtime and netted their third straight win. Winthrop led 44-36 at halftime.

Nick Elkins dropped in 33 points for Mount View, while Destiny Winslow added 14; Austin Grotton, 10; Mike Lamkin, nine; Morgan Taylor, eight; Autumn Ladd, six; and Justice Savoy, two.

Mal Lavalle scored 20 points for Winthrop, while Lukas Thompson added 16; Maddie Dostie, 14; Mattie Bellemare, 12; Sara McConnell and Trevor Martel, six; and Ripley Hart, four.

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings in the North Division, Mount View (3-3, 21.7857 points) is 11th, while Hampden/Bangor (5-0, 82.5000 points) is first in the 23-team region. The top 16 teams qualify for the playoffs.

Mount View 60, Dexter 49

At Thorndike Feb. 12, the Mustangs galloped past the Tigers and netted an 11-point win. Mount View led 32-21 at halftime.

Nick Elkins tossed in 25 points to lead Mount View, while Mike Lamkin added 10; Austin Grotton, nine; Justice Savoy, eight; Destiny Winslow, four; and Autumn Ladd, two.

Nate Jerome scored 12 points for Dexter, while Janette Patterson and Aaliyah Hernandez added eight; Katie Gatchell, six; Brian Johnson, Roy Ulrickson and Joe St. Louis, four; and Skylar Lovering, three.

Mount View 85, Mount Desert Island 73

At Thorndike Feb. 13, the Mustangs emerged victorious over the Trojans. Mount View held a 44-34 edge at halftime.

Nick Elkins and Mike Lamkin each tossed in 15 points for the hosts, while Justice Savoy added 14; Destiny Winslow, 12; Autumn Ladd, 10; Brendan Savoy, eight; Austin Grotton, seven; and Morgan Taylor, four.

Zachary Johnson netted 14 points to pace MDI, while Nicholas Kadin added 12; Caleb Tagg, 10; Cameron Swan, Jacob Fallica and Spencer Rose, eight; Max Malcolm, six; Sara St. Clair, four; and Aaron Lichtenstein, two.

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