The Mount View and Maine Central Institute basketball teams squared off on the hardwood on Friday, Jan. 22, as the home squads netted single-digit high school courtvictories.

The Mustang girls rallied to collect a 44-36 win over the Huskies in Thorndike, while a late push by the Mustang boys fell short as they fell to the Huskies 50-49 in Pittsfield.

The Mount View boys dropped to 2-1 on the young season, while the 'Stang girls sit at 1-2.

The following is a recap of the contests:

Boys

Maine Central Institute 50, Mount View 49

At Pittsfield Jan. 22, the Mustangs made a late surge, but came up a point short in a loss to the host Huskies. MCI led 10-9 after the first quarter and 23-22 at halftime, while Mount View led 34-32 after three quarters.

Declan Knowlton scored 16 points for the ‘Stangs, while Draedyn Furrow added 13; Sean Raven, 12; Joe Grassi, five; Tyler Russell, two; and Noah Hurd, one.

Timur Sabic keyed the Huskies with 14 points, while Gavin McArthur added nine; Parker St. Clair, seven; Ryan Friend, Max Bottenfield and Brayden Fitts, six; and Jason Pyles, two.

MCI finished 14-of-16 (87 percent) from the charity stripe — including 10-of-10 (100 percent) in the fourth quarter — while Mount View was 7-of-16 (44 percent).

The Mustangs were down seven points with less than a minute to play and battled back to cut the score to one point when Raven canned a pair of late 3-pointers, but the visitors could not complete the comeback.

Girls

Mount View 44, Maine Central Institute 36

At Thorndike Jan. 22, the Mustangs rallied in the second half and galloped past the visiting Huskies. MCI led 13-8 after the first quarter and 20-16 at halftime, while Mount View took a 35-29 advantage after three quarters.

Madison Roux and Hannah Ferriera scored 12 points to pace the ‘Stangs, while Kricket Thompson added 11; Hannah Coolen, seven; and Bela Serrano and Sydney Vogel, one. Thompson also pulled down 14 rebounds and Coolen 11.

For the Huskies, Danielle Dow pumped in 18 points, while Hannah Robinson added nine; Natalie Site, four; Olivia Varney, three; and Trinity Leavitt, two.

Mount View netted 6-of-17 (35 percent) from the foul line, while MCI was 6-of-12 (50 percent).

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