The Belfast basketball teams collected their second wins in four tries on Saturday, Jan. 23, this time against Bucksport, as the Lion boys took their talents north and girls held home court with the Golden Bucks.

The boys returned home with an 82-60 high school court victory, while the girls ground out a low-scoring 35-26 win.

The Lion squads are 2-2 on the young campaign.

The following is a recap of the Jan. 23 contests:


Belfast 82, Bucksport 60

At Bucksport Jan. 23, the Lions invaded the Golden Bucks’ gymnasium and emerged with a 22-point victory. Belfast led 21-10, 43-28 and 68-41 at the quarter breaks.

Jason Bartlett poured in a game-high 30 points to lead the Lions, while Chris Kelley added 19; LaDerrick Roberts, eight; Tanner Veilleux and Cole Martin, six; Matt LeBlanc, four; Steve Friel, Chase Sanders, Ethan Hall and Eamon Goscinski, two; and Tommy Walker, one.

For Bucksport, Ty Giberson scored 21 points, while Logan Stanley added 10; Evan Donnell, nine; Tyler Hallett, eight; Colin Simpson, five; Kai Brown, four; and Caden Blackwood, two.

Belfast was 5-of-7 (71 percent) from the foul line and Bucksport 9-of-12 (75 percent).


Belfast 35, Bucksport 26

At Belfast Jan. 23, the Lions collected their second win in three days, this time over the visiting Golden Bucks. Belfast led 10-4, 21-11 and 28-21 at the quarter breaks.

Lillie Mitchell tossed in 17 points for the winners, while Halle Tripp added seven; Hailee Lindelof, four; Lindsey Goughnour, three; and Madison Farris and Jaiden Philbrook, two.

Samantha Cyr scored 11 points for Bucksport, while Sara Bos added five; Kaylee Gray and Mercedes Taungata, four; and Lanie Stubbs, two.

The Lions finished 6-of-8 (75 percent) from the charity stripe and the Golden Bucks 2-of-8 (25 percent).

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