High school basketball

As games grow few, Lions, Eagles, Mustangs, Vikings eye final victories

Searsport girls, Mount View boys qualify for playoffs, Belfast boys on cusp
By Staff | Feb 05, 2020

The end of the regular season is on the horizon for Waldo County high school basketball teams, as Belfast, Mount View, Searsport and Islesboro attempted to improve their playoff position or play out the string in games on Tuesday, Feb. 4.

Overall, it was an uneventful night for area squads as the Lions fell to Maranacook of Readfield, Mustangs to Maine Central Institute of Pittsfield and Vikings to Greater Portland Christian and Kents Hill.

The Searsport boys also came up on the short end in a contest against Deer Isle-Stonington.

The following is a recap of reported results:

Girls

Maranacook 49, Belfast 29

At Readfield Feb. 4, the Black Bears prowled to a win over the Lions. Maranacook led 15-7, 24-19 and 32-24 at the quarter breaks.

Lillie Mitchell scored 11 points for the Lions, while Kayci Faulkingham added nine; Grace Fitzjurls and Halle Tripp, three; Hailee Lindelof, two; and Krista Staples, one.

Grace Dwyer netted 15 points for the Black Bears, while Anna Drillen added 11; Kate Mohlar and Gabby Green, seven; Allie Labelle, four; Ella Schmidt, three; and Amand Goucher, two.

Belfast was 6-of-15 (40 percent) from the foul line, while Maranacook was 5-of-11 (45 percent).

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class B North, Belfast (1-16, 1.1728 points) is 17th, while Waterville (17-1, 157.6543 points) is first in the 17-team region. The top 12 teams qualify for the playoffs.

Maine Central Institute 63, Mount View 40

At Pittsfield Feb. 4, the Huskies pulled away from the Mustangs in the second half and earned the victory. The squads were tied 11-11 after the first quarter, while MCI led 23-17 at halftime and 41-31 after three quarters.

Hannah Coolen poured in 31 points for Mount View, while Sophia King added four; Madison Roux, three; and Syd Vogel, two.

Leah Bussell led MCI with 20 points, while Jillian Frost and Natalie Sties added 15; Iciar Corrales-Montes, six; Danielle Dow, four; Jenessa Foster, three; and Hannah Robinson and Ella Bernier, one.

The ‘Stangs were 8-of-14 (57 percent) from the foul line, while the Huskies were 5-of-14 (36 percent).

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class B North, Mount View (1-16, 2.3457 points) is 15th, while Waterville (17-1, 157.6543 points) is first in the 17-team region. The top 12 teams qualify for the playoffs.

Kents Hill 40, Islesboro 12

At Islesboro Feb. 4, the visitors shut the hosts out in the first quarter and surged to victory. Kents Hill led 19-0, 25-2 and 37-7 at the quarter breaks.

Jarni Hewins led Kents Hill with 10 points, while Charlotte Harper-Cunningham added eight; Naomi McGadney, five; Josie Harper-Cunningham, four; Xuxuan Xiao, three; and Rose Jenkins, Hannah Parsons, Alanna Bachelder, Kaijie Yan and Phoebe Simpson, two.

Rylee Sienkiewicz scored eight points for Islesboro, while Sophia Lau added four.

The Eagles did not attempt a free throw, while Kents Hill was 3-of-6 (50 percent) from the foul line.

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class D South, Islesboro (0-11, no points) is 10th, while Greenville (15-2, 135.8243 points) is first in the 10-team region. The top eight teams qualify for the playoffs.

Boys

Maranacook 87, Belfast 45

At Belfast Feb. 4, the Black Bears emerged victorious with a win over the Lions. Maranacook led 20-8, 46-23 and 66-37 at the quarter breaks.

Chris Kelley scored 13 points for Belfast, while Patrick McConnell added 10; Jason Bartlett, eight; Drew Abelon, Chase Sanders and Tommy Walker, three; Liam McConnell and Ryan Philbrook, two; and Ethan Hall, one.

Tim Worster netted 22 points for Maranacook, while Cash McClure added 18; Skyler Boucher, 16; Joey DuPont, 10; Casey Philbrook, eight; Elias Bertahl, four; Nick Florek, three; and Isac Philbrook, two.

The Lions were 9-of-14 (64 percent) from the foul line, while the Black Bears were 9-of-11 (82 percent).

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class B North, Belfast (9-8, 30.6790 points) is 15th, while Caribou (16-1, 185.4938 points) is first in the 17-team region. The top 12 teams qualify for the playoffs.

Maine Central Institute 77, Mount View 50

At Thorndike Feb. 4, the Huskies pounced on the Mustangs and prowled to a win. MCI led 18-10, 34-22 and 51-29 at the quarter breaks.

Owen Williams poured in 33 points for MCI, while Dominic Wilson added 14; Gavin McArthur, 12; Harrison Sites, 10; K.K. Martinez, Ryan Friend and Isaac Bussell, two; and Nason Berthleltte, one.

Elijah Allen scored nine points for Mount View, while Brennan Grant added eight; Joe Grassi and Sean Raven, seven; Neal Kenney and Declan Knowlton, six; Draedyn Furrow, four; and Garrett Smith, three.

The Mustangs were 16-of-24 (67 percent) from the foul line, while the Huskies were 13-of-21 (62 percent).

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standing for Class B North, Mount View (9-8, 61.9753 points) is eighth, while Caribou (16-1, 185.4938 points) is first in the 17-team region. The top 12 teams qualify for the playoffs.

Greater Portland Christian 44, Islesboro 32

At Portland Feb. 4, the Eagles were grounded by the Lions. Islesboro led 13-11 after the first quarter, while Greater Portland Christian led 26-15 at halftime and 42-19 after three quarters.

Charlie Jagger scored 15 points for Islesboro, while Dylan Frank added nine; Owen Jagger, three; Rio Dubois and Shamus Dove, two; and Liam O’Malia, one.

Christian Patterson netted 20 points for Greater Portland Christian, while Paul Tran added 13; Micah LaSalle, Owen Mann and Ethan Doan, three; and Calvin Patterson, two.

The Eagles were 4-of-10 (40 percent) from the charity stripe, while the Lions were 4-of-13 (31 percent).

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class D South, Islesboro (1-15, 1.4167 points) is 10th, while Forest Hills (18-0, 135.3210 points) is first in the 10-team region. The top eight teams qualify for the playoffs.

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