Midcoast high school basketball teams hoped to end 2021 with a court victory on Thursday, Dec. 30, and, as it turned out, a handful of boys squads did.

Mount View of Thorndike, Vinalhaven, Camden Hills of Rockport and Belfast were in action, as the Mustang, Viking and Windjammer boys cemented wins over Washington Academy of East Machias, Temple Academy of Waterville and Erskine Academy of South China, respectively.

Camden Hills’ Ella Graffam. Photo by Holly Vanorse Spicer

Three girls teams fell to those opponents, while the Belfast squads came up on the short end in road games at Houlton.

The following is a recap of reported results:


Mount View 79, Washington Academy 51

At Thorndike Dec. 30, the Mustangs pulled away from the Raiders in the fourth quarter and netted a lopsided victory. Mount View led 20-12, 32-28 and 52-40 at the quarter breaks.

Mount View’s Declan Knowlton, middle, and Isaac Ellis, right. Photo by Mark Haskell

Noah Hurd poured in 30 points — including 17 of the team’s 20 first-quarter points — to lead the hosts, while Tyler Russell added 13; Draedyn Furrow and Declan Knowlton, 11; Wyatt Evensen, seven; Travis Spaulding, three; and Nick Cobb and Isaac Ellis, two.

Ayden Wannamacher scored 19 points for Washington Academy, while Donovan Marzoll and Ben Griffin added 10; Ezekiel Olivares, four; Russell Kirshman, three; Ethan Hicks and Brandon Porter, two; and Logan Robinson, one.

Mount View’s Tyler Russell. Photo by Mark Haskell

The Mustangs were 9-of-14 (64 percent) from the charity stripe, while the Raiders were 9-of-15 (60 percent).

Camden Hills 70, Erskine Academy 34

At South China Dec. 30, the Windjammers got scoring from every player and sailed past the host Eagles. Camden Hills led 19-2, 36-21 and 54-21 at the quarter breaks.

Aiden O’Connell netted 15 points for Camden Hills, while Dylan Morgenstern added seven; Liam O’Neal, Eben Fagonde, Hunter Norton, Quincy Messer and Will Smith, six; Westen DeWaard and Julian Mayhorn, five; Ryan Clifford, four; Yanuel Rivera, two; and Will Duke and Owen Berez, one.

Kaden Porter scored nine points for Erskine Academy, while Landon Lefebure added eight; Josh Bonsant and Kaden Doughty, five; Cooper Grondin, three; and Bo Johnson, Joe Lemelin, Carson Appel and Chase Larrabee, one.

The Windjammers finished 7-of-13 (54 percent) from the foul line, while the Eagles were 15-of-30 (50 percent).

Houlton 75, Belfast 39

At Houlton Dec. 30, the Shiretowners went on a 24-6 second-quarter run and surged past the visiting Lions. Houlton led 14-13, 38-19 and 63-29 at the quarter breaks.

Zepherin Leppanen and K.J. Payson scored 10 points to lead the Lions, while Rico Washington added nine; Westley Dyer and Casey Balicki, four; and James Ritter, two.

Ervin and I. Gentle scored 14 points for the Shiretowners, whose first names were unavailable, while Johnstone added 13; Solomon, nine; T. Gentle, seven; J. Gentle, six; Moody, four; and Bartlett, Harvey, Hanning and Z. Ervin, two.

Belfast was 12-of-24 (50 percent) from the foul line, while Houlton was 7-of-17 (41 percent).

Mount View’s Noah Hurd, front. Photo by Mark Haskell

Vinalhaven 55, Temple Academy 33

At Vinalhaven Dec. 30, the islanders bested the visiting Bereans by 22 points. Vinalhaven led 12-4, 29-11 and 47-21 at the quarter breaks.

Vinalhaven’s Colby Beverage, left, Peyton Warren (15) and Joe Lazaro (33), among Temple Academy players. Photo courtesy of Kris Osgood

Robbie Swears scored 21 points for Vinalhaven, while Lincoln Dennison added 14; Colby Beverage, 10; Joe Lazaro, four; and Kyle Grant and Charlie Swears, three.

Peyton Reckards keyed Temple Academy with 22 points, while Gabe Young added 11.

The Vikings were 2-of-7 (29 percent) from the foul line, while the Bereans were 2-of-9 (22 percent).

Vinalhaven’s Lincoln Dennison, left. Photo courtesy of Kris Osgood


Washington Academy 54, Mount View 52

At East Machias Dec. 30, the Raiders outscored the Mustangs 25-10 in the fourth quarter and rallied to collect a two-point win. Mount View led 14-9, 27-20 and 42-29 at the quarter breaks.

Ari Bradeen netted 20 points for the ‘Stangs, while Hannah Coolen added 14; Kricket Thompson, 13; Savannah Lorenz, three; and Brooke Dyer, two.

For the Raiders, Raeanah Reynolds poured in 32 points, while Kelci Williams added eight; Rachel Vose, seven; Kate Taylor, five; and Marissa Cates, two.

Mount View was 4-of-8 (50 percent) from the foul line, while Washington Academy was 10-of-18 (56 percent).

Camden Hills’ Ella Powers, facing. Photo by Holly Vanorse Spicer

Erskine Academy 61, Camden Hills 24

At Rockport Dec. 30, the Eagles soared past the host Windjammers. Erskine Academy led 17-6, 28-15 and 47-18 at the quarter breaks.

Molly Hixon scored 10 points for the Windjammers, while Mattie Luce added four; Ella Powers and Mila Bonometti, three; and Lauren Howland and Ella Graffam, two.

Camden Hills’ Mila Bonometti, front, and Erskine Academy’s Sarah Paul. Photo by Holly Vanorse Spicer

Sam Golden paced the Eagles with 12 points, while Mackenzie Roderick added 11; Sarah Paul, seven; Emma Stred and Grace Hutchins, six; Maddie Luce, five; Hayden Hoague, three; and Gabby Sasse, two.

Camden Hills was 1-of-2 (50 percent) from the free-throw line, while Erskine Academy was 7-of-13 (54 percent).

Houlton 65, Belfast 34

At Houlton Dec. 30, the Shiretowners went on the offensive — and then some — in a win over the Lions. Houlton led 25-13, 42-21 and 54-27 at the quarter breaks.

Madison Deans and Halle Tripp led Belfast with 11 points, while Audri Goodwin added five; Julia Darres, Madison Goodwin and Natalie Hamlin, two; and Ada Curry, one.

For Houlton, with first names unavailable, M. Henderson scored 19 points, while D. Warman added 12; G. Gentle, 11; D Henderson, eight; A. Callnan, five; B. Barton, five; and E. Swallow and K. Kenney, three.

The Lions were 2-of-10 (20 percent) from the foul line, while the Shiretowners were 18-of-29 (62 percent).

Temple Academy 53, Vinalhaven 22

At Vinalhaven Dec. 30, the Bereans bested the host Vikings. Temple Academy led 8-7 after the first quarter, while Vinalhaven took a 21-15 at halftime. Temple Academy then retook a 34-22 advantage after three quarters.

Vinalhaven’s Kailyn Hufsey, left. Photo courtesy of Kris Osgood

Kailyn Hufsey scored 10 points for the islanders, while Myra Mills and Maddie Miller added eight; Lydia Wentworth, four; and Adele Wadsworth, two.

For Temple Academy, with last names unavailable, Ella netted 22 points, while Laura added 13; Shivan, eight; Sophia, six; and Emerald and Meredith, two.

Vinalhaven’s Adelle Wadsworth, left. Photo courtesy of Kris Osgood

The Vikings were 4-of-6 (67 percent) from the foul line, while the Bereans were 5-of-8 (62 percent).

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