A handful of Waldo County high school basketball squads had difficult days and nights on the courts in games played Wednesday through Saturday, Jan. 16-19, with Belfast teams — in addition to the Searsport and Mount View boys — being dealt losses.

The Lions fell in matinee contests with Maine Central Institute of Pittsfield as the boys fell 71-46 at Pittsfield and the girls 40-28 at Belfast on Saturday.

The Mustang boys also lost on the road against Winslow 59-39 on Thursday, while the Viking boys were downed on the road by Penobscot Valley of Howland 67-39 on Wednesday.

The following is a recap of those contests:

Boys

Maine Central Institute 71, Belfast 46

At Pittsfield Jan. 19, the Huskies prowled past the Lions in the third quarter and onto their ninth win. MCI led 17-11, 32-23 and 59-35 at the quarter breaks.

Chris Kelley scored 18 points for Belfast, while Jason Bartlett added seven; Grady Doolan and Wilder Magruder, six; Chase Sanders, five; and Tanner Veilleux and Luke Lightner, two.

Nacho Montes scored 17 points for MCI, while Hayden Caldwell added 14; Gavin McArthur, 10; Joe Cloutier and Jaroslav Ruta, eight; Daniel Garamolgyi, six; and Matt Glidden and Pedro Fernandez, four.

The Lions were 8-of-14 (57 percent) from the foul line, while the Huskies were 19-of-32 (59 percent).

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class B North, Belfast (2-11, 3.5185 points) is tied for 15th, while Hermon (12-0, 97.9630 points) is first in the 16-team region. The top 11 teams qualify for the playoffs.

Winslow 59, Mount View 39

At Winslow Jan. 17, the Black Raiders emerged victorious over the Mustangs. Winslow led 11-8, 25-22 and 43-29 at the quarter breaks.

Sean Raven led the ‘Stangs with 11 points, while Draedyn Furrow added eight; Brennan Grant, seven; Kyle Noble, six; Declan Knowlton, five; and Garrett Smith, two.

Justin LaFlamme poured in 27 points for Winslow, while Colby Pomeroy added seven; Jacob Bisson, six; Jacob Berard, Kevin Ware and Isaiah Goldsmith, five; Cameron Winslow, three; and Ethan Lachance, two.

The Mustangs were 9-of-11 (81 percent) from the foul line, while the Black Raiders were 23-of-34 (68 percent).

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class B North, Mount View (1-11, 3.5185 points) is tied for 15th, while Hermon (12-0, 97.9630 points) is first in the 16-team region. The top 11 teams qualify for the playoffs.

Penobscot Valley 67, Searsport 39

At Howland Jan. 16, the Howlers held the Vikings scoreless in the third quarter and rode that wave to victory. PVHS led 17-16, 37-22 and 53-22 at the quarter breaks.

Charlie Spiegel paced Searsport with 13 points, while Josh Wright added 12; Colby Snow, seven; Isaiah Runci, five; and Toby Kroening, two.

Elijah Wood scored 18 points for Penobscot Valley, while Grant Kidon added 15; Bradon Bush, 13; Reece Carter, 10; Lance Neal, six; Zach Mitchell, four; and Brad McKechnie, one.

The Vikings were a perfect 6-of-6 (100 percent) from the foul line, while the Howlers were 4-of-8 (50 percent).

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class C North, Searsport (6-6, 12.3071 points) is 14th, while Central Aroostook (11-1, 70.4539 points) is first in the 20-team region. The top 14 teams qualify for the playoffs.

Girls

Maine Central Institute 40, Belfast 28

At Belfast Jan. 19, the Huskies prowled past the Lions. MCI led 8-5, 15-10 and 30-13 at the quarter breaks.

Lillie Mitchell led the Lions with nine points, while Madison Farris added six; Kayci Faulkingham, four; Sydni Moores, Hannah Banks, Hailee Lindelof and Karagen Stone, two; and Shera Hilt, one.

Sydney Farrar netted 22 points for the Huskies, while Christa Carr added six; Leah Bussell, four; Sara Linkletter, three; Jill Frost and Natalie Sites, two; and Maddy Boutwell, one.

Belfast was 6-of-12 (50 percent) from the charity stripe, while MCI was 2-of-3 (67 percent).

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class B North, Belfast (0-13, no points) is tied for 15th, while Hermon (10-0, 57.4074 points) is first in the 16-team region. The top 11 teams qualify for the playoffs.

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