BELFAST — The Belfast and Boothbay Region basketball teams tipped off in preseason high school court games on Monday, Nov. 28, as the Lion girls and Seahawk boys netted wins.

The Lion girls earned a 64-8 victory and Seahawk boys a 29-13 win.

Belfast’s Maddie Deans (10) on the defensive. Photo by Mark Haskell

While the girls played a traditional four-quarter, 32-minute game, the boys — toting a bounty of junior varsity players — played four six-minute quarters and added an eight-minute quarter at the end as an abbreviated jayvee game.

The jayvee teams tied 5-5 after eight minutes.

Belfast’s K.J. Payson, front. Photo by Mark Haskell

The following is a summary of games (jayvee scores not included):


Belfast 64, Boothbay Region 8

At Belfast Nov. 28, the Lions rattled off the first 10 points and never looked back en route to a lopsided win. Belfast led 16-2, 39-5 and 56-8 at the quarter breaks.

Belfast’s Audri Goodwin, front. Photo by Mark Haskell

Audri Goodwin led Belfast with 15 points, while Julie Darres added 12; Maddie Deans and Halle Tripp, 11; Jaiden Philbrook, seven; Madi Goodwin, six; and Danica Gray, two.

For Boothbay, Tatum French, Maddie Orchard and Cathrine Hibbard scored two points, while Meg Sledge and Ana Gosselin added one.

Belfast’s Halle Tripp, right, along with Boothbay Region’s Kathryn Hibbard, left, and Anna Gosselin. Photo by Mark Haskell

The Lions were 6-of-12 (50 percent) from the foul line, while the Seahawks were 2-of-13 (16 percent).


Boothbay Region 29, Belfast 13

At Belfast Nov. 28, the Seahawks pulled away from the Lions early in the second half and earned the victory. The game was tied 2-2 after the first quarter before Boothbay took a 13-6 edge at halftime and 22-8 after three quarters.

Belfast’s Elijah Slaughter, left, and Boothbay Region’s Finn Harkins. Photo by Mark Haskell

Eli Slaughter keyed Belfast with seven points, while Casey Balicki added four and Zeke Slaughter two.

For Boothbay, Connor Wenners netted nine points, while Kayden Ames added seven; Luke Morley, six; Ryan Amaral, five; and Tyler Barter, two.

The Lions were 1-of-8 (12 percent) from the foul line, while the Seahawks were 8-of-19 (42 percent).

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