The Searsport boys basketball team improved to 3-0 on the young season with a 75-67 home victory over Deer Isle-Stonington, which, as it turned out, was the lone Waldo County high school hoop win at the conclusion of games on Tuesday, Dec. 18.

Mount View teams lost to Maine Central Institute of Pittsfield, while Belfast squads fell short against Lincoln Academy of Newcastle.

The following is a recap of reported results:

Boys basketball

Searsport 75, Deer Isle-Stonington 67

At Searsport Dec. 18, the Vikings collected a boatload of foul shots and held off the Mariners late to net their third win. Deer Isle-Stonington led 20-17 after the first quarter and 40-34 at halftime, while Searsport led 59-56 after three quarters.

All five Searsport starters finished in double-figures for points as Charlie Spiegel scored 17 for the winners, while Aaron Wiley tallied all 14 of his points at the foul line — 14-of-17 overall and 9-of-12 in the fourth quarter — for the hosts.

Colby Snow and Aaron Wright also scored 13 for the Vikings, Isaiah Runci 12 and George Dakin six.

Nathan Thompson and Myles Brown scored 16 points for the Mariners, while Toby Snow added 13; Zack Billings, six; Dillon Steele, five; and Dylan Thompson and Coleman Brown, four.

The Vikings were 31-of-45 (69 percent) from the charity stripe, while the Mariners were 6-of-11 (54 percent), which means the hosts outscored the visitors 31-6 from the free-throw line.

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class C North, Searsport (3-0, 2.8472 points) is sixth, while Houlton (4-0, 7.5926 points) is first in the 20-team region. The top 14 teams qualify for the playoffs.

Maine Central Institute 66, Mount View 43

At Thorndike Dec. 18, the Huskies pulled away over the final three stanzas and defeated the Mustangs. The squads were tied 15-15 after the first quarter, while MCI led 32-21 at halftime and 47-32 after three quarters.

Neal Kenney netted four treys and led the ‘Stangs with 12 points, while Sean Raven added seven; Declan Knowlton, six; Brennan Grant and Kyle Noble, five; and Draedyn Furrow, Joe Grassi, Garrett Smith and Logan Curtis, two.

Owen Williams led MCI with 17 points, while Daniel Garemvolgyi added 14; Gavin McArthur, nine; Hayden Caldwell and Jaroslav Ruta, eight; Joseph Cloutier, five; Pedro Fernandes, three; and Matt Glidden, two.

Mount View was 5-of-8 (62 percent) from the charity stripe, while MCI was 5-of-9 (56 percent). In addition to Kenney’s four treys, Grant and Raven also had three-point field goals for Mount View, while MCI had one trey each from Cloutier, Williams, McArthur, Frenandes and Caldwell.

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class B North, Mount View (0-4 no points) is 15th, while Orono (3-0, 8.1481 points) is first in the 16-team region. The top 11 teams qualify for the playoffs.

Lincoln Academy 63, Belfast 52

At Belfast Dec. 18, the Lions came up empty against the visiting Eagles. Lincoln Academy led 15-11, 28-26 and 46-38 at the quarter breaks.

Wilder Magruder scored 15 points for Belfast, while Jason Bartlett added 10; Chris Kelley, nine; Max Lewis, seven; Andrew Akles and Luke Lightner, four; Grady Doolan, two; and Dakota Payson, one.

Joel Hatch led Lincoln Academy with 21 points, while Sullivan Fink and Bryce York added 11; Jayden Dolloff, nine; Joseph Gilbertson, eight; and Zach Farrin, three.

The Lions were 12-of-23 (52 percent) from the foul line, while the Eagles were 13-of-19 (68 percent).

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class B North, Belfast (0-4, no points) is tied for 14th, while Orono (3-0, 8.1481 points) is first in the 16-team region. The top 11 teams qualify for the playoffs.

Girls basketball

Maine Central Institute 44, Mount View 23

At Pittsfield Dec. 18, the Huskies erased an early deficit and prowled past the Mustangs. Mount View led 12-9 after the first quarter, while MCI led 25-14 at halftime and 31-19 after three quarters.

Shala Davis scored 11 points for Mount View, while Alex Fountain added seven and Hannah Coolen five.

Sydney Farrar scored 13 points to lead MCI, while Sara Linkletter added eight; Christa Carr and Leah Bussell, six; Jillian Frost, five; Natalie Sites, four; and Grace Moore, two.

The Mustangs were 2-of-4 (50 percent) from the foul line, while the Huskies were 4-of-4 (100 percent). Davis, Coolen and Fountain netted treys for Mount View, while Farrar had three treys and Frost one for MCI.

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class B North, Mount View (0-4, no points) is tied for 15th, while Waterville (4-0, 7.1605 points) is first in the 16-team region. The top 11 teams qualify for the playoffs.

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