Waldo County’s richest high school sports rivalries were renewed on Tuesday, Dec. 13 when Mount View and Belfast squared off on the hardwood.

And while the end result was a pair of wins for the Mustangs, the basketball games could not have been more different as the Mount View boys ran away with a 70-30 home win and the girls secured a come-from-behind 42-35 road triumph.

A pair of 12s, Mount View’s Hanna Ferreira, left, and Belfast’s Audri Goodwin. Photo by Mark Haskell

The following is a recap of the contests:


Mount View 42, Belfast 35

At Belfast Dec. 13, the Mustangs made a sizable second-half comeback and knocked off their county rivals. Belfast led 12-5 after the first quarter and 20-7 at halftime, while the Lions clung to a 31-27 advantage after three stanzas before the Mustangs outscored the hosts 15-4 over the final eight minutes.

Mount View’s Emily Richards, left, and Belfast’s Danica Gray. Photo by Mark Haskell

Arianna Bradeen paced Mount View with 15 points — including 13 in the second half — while Emily Richards added nine; Savannah Lorenz, eight; Hannah Ferriera, five; Bella Serrano, four; and Lily Parsons, one.

For Belfast, Jaiden Philbrook tossed in 13 points, while Julie Darres added seven; Halle Tripp, four; Danica Gray, Maddie Deans and Audri Goodwin, three; and Peyton Wadsworth, two.

Belfast’s Danica Gray, left, and Maddie Deans, along with Mount View’s Savannah Lorenz. Photo by Mark Haskell

The Mustangs were 12-of-19 (63 percent) from the foul line, while the Lions were 7-of-15 (47 percent).


Mount View 70, Belfast 30

At Thorndike Dec. 13, the Mustangs forced several Lion turnovers — and turned many of those into points — and galloped to a lopsided victory. Mount View led 14-6, 33-14 and 61-21 at the quarter breaks.

Mount View’s Collin Jones, right, with a teammate. Photo by Mark Haskell

Max Bottenfield scored 20 points to lead the ‘Stangs, while Wyatt Evensen added 13; Noah Hurd, 12; Tyler Russell, seven; Stuart Knowlton, five; Ben Osborne, four; Collin Jones, three; and Joe Morse, Nick Cobb and Isaac Ellis, two.

Zeke Slaughter led Belfast with 10 points, while James Ritter added seven; Jeremiah Porter and Eli Slaughter, four; Caden Nickerson, three; and K.J. Payson, two.

Belfast’s Zeke Slaughter, left, and Elijah Slaughter, right, with Mount View’s Max Bottenfield. Photo by Mark Haskell

Mount View was 3-of-9 (33 percent) from the charity stripe, while Belfast was 5-of-9 (56 percent).

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