THORNDIKE — As they prepare for the 2022-23 high school basketball season, the Mount View girls, under the guidance of first-year coach Brandon Hurd, have shown they will play hard one end of the court to the other and give their best effort for 32 minutes — unless, of course, they need to give more in overtime.

That prep continued on Thursday night, Dec. 1 as the home-standing Mustangs grabbed the first-half momentum, through its defensive intensity, en route to a 35-21 win over the Bucksport Golden Bucks.

Mount View’s Lily Parsons, left, and Bucksport’s Jetta Shook. Photo by Ken Waltz

The Mustangs led 14-3, 16-9 and 27-12 at the quarter breaks.

Arianna Bradeen keyed the hosts with 15 points; while Savannah Lorenz added 10; Lily Parsons, eight; and Kayleigh Dunton, two.

Parsons connected on two treys and Bradeen one. The hosts missed their seven foul shots.

Mount View’s Savannah Lorenz. Photo by Ken Waltz

For Bucksport’s Jetta Shook scored seven points; Kaitlynn Flannery, six; Addison Goss, four; Rylee Coombs, three; and Mercedes Taungatua, one.

Coombs netted a three-pointer and the visitors made 3-of-12 foul shots (25 percent).

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