High school basketball

Finishing touches: Belfast, Mount View split next chapter of Waldo County clashes

Fun final games, but no playoffs this year for Mustangs or Lions
By Ken Waltz | Feb 10, 2019
Photo by: Ken Waltz Belfast's Wilder Magruder, left, goes up for a shot, while Mount View's Kyle Noble attempts a block on Feb. 7 in high school boys basketball in Thorndike. The Lions beat the Mustangs 48-43.

There were no championships to be won or playoff spots on the line when the Belfast and Mount View high school basketball teams met at separate venues on Thursday night, Feb. 7 to end their regular seasons.

But there were two important things at stake when the longstanding high school athletic rivals squared off on the hardwood for the final time this winter — namely, precious end-of-season wins and, of course, fleeting county bragging rights.

When the final horns had sounded in Belfast and Thorndike, the opponents had settled for a split to cap their campaigns.

In Belfast, the Mount View girls raced to a 47-16 victory, while in Thorndike, the Lion boys secured a 48-43 win.

It was the second wins of the season for the two squads, as the Lions boys beat the Mustangs 63-58 in Belfast and the Mount View girls bested Belfast 41-37 in Thorndike in earlier games this season.

None of the four Waldo County court squads qualified for the regional playoffs this winter.

Watch videos and see more photos below.

In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Class B North boys, Belfast (3-15, 7.0370 points) finished 15th and Mount View (1-17, 4.6914 points) 16th (last). Hermon (18-0, 185.8642 points) finished first in the 16-team region. The top 11 teams qualify for the playoffs.

In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Class B North girls, Mount View (5-13, 28.3333 points) finished 13th and Belfast (0-18, no points) 16th (last). Mount Desert Island (16-2, 148.5802 points) finished first in the 16-team region. The top 11 teams qualify for the playoffs.

Boy game

The visiting Lions started fast, as they did the last time the teams met, and again staved off a comeback by the Mustangs.

Belfast led 13-5, 27-22 and 35-31 at the quarter breaks.

For the Lions, Jason Bartlett tossed in 18 points; Wilder Magruder, 13; Chris Kelley, eight; Dakota Payson, six; Tanner Veilleux,two; and Luke Lightner, one. Belfast made 13-of-21 free throws (62 percent) and five 3-pointers — including three from Bartlett and two from Magruder.

For Mount View, Draedyn Furrow dumped in 16 points; Declan Knowlton, 10; Kyle Noble and Neal Kenney, four; Matthew Overlock, three; and Brennan Grant, Logan Curtis and Jackson Martin, two.

The hosts made 6-of-11 foul shots (55 percent) and got a 3-pointer from Overlock.

Girls game

The visiting Mustangs bolted from the starting gate — and held the Lions scoreless in the third quarter — en route to a lopsided victory.

Mount View led 13-4, 28-13 and 36-13 at the quarter breaks.

For the Mustangs, Hannah Coolen tallied 15 points; Shala Davis, 14; Sophia King, 11; Sage Cassidy, five; and Alex Fountain, three.

Mount View made 12-of-19 foul shots (63 percent) and three treys, one each from Davis, Fountain and King.

For the Lions, Grace Fitzjurls scored five points, and netted the team's lone 3-pointer, while Lillie Mitchell added four; Kiara Doolan, Junne Robertson-McIntire and Sydni Moores, two; and Hannah Banks, one.

The team finished 7-of-16 (44 percent) from the foul line.

Mount View at Belfast girls basketball
Belfast hosts Mount View on Feb. 7 in high school girls basketball. (Video by: Ken Waltz and Zack Miller)
Belfast at Mount View boys basketball
Mount View hosts Belfast on Feb. 7 in high school boys basketball in Thorndike. (Video by: Ken Waltz and Zack Miller)
Belfast's Hannah Banks. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Mount View's Shala Davis, left, and Belfast's Karagen Stone. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Mount View's Shala Davis, back, and Belfast's Karagen Stone. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Mount View's Alex Fontain, left, and Sophia King, front, as well as Belfast's Grace Fitzjurls. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Belfast's Junne Robertson-McIntire, back, and Mount View's Lydia Bryant. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Belfast's Kiara Doolan, left, and Mount View's Shala Davis. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Mount View's Sophia King, left, and Belfast's Grace Fitzjurls. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Mount View's Sophia King, left, and Belfast's Grace Fitzjurls. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Mount View's Sophia King, left, and Belfast's Grace Fitzjurls. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Mount View's Sophia King, left, and Belfast's Grace Fitzjurls. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
From left, Belfast's Luke Lightner, Chris Kelley, Wilder Magruder and Grade Doolan. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Mount View's Logan Curtis, back, and Belfast's Chris Kelley. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Belfast's Grade Doolan. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Mount View's Logan Curtis, left, and Belfast's Jason Bartlett. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Belfast's Grade Doolan, left, and Chris Kelley, middle, as well as Mount View's Logan Curtis, middle, and Jackson Martin. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Mount View's Kyle Noble, front, and Jackson Curtis, back, as well as Belfast's Jason Bartlett. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Belfast's Chris Kelley. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Belfast's Luke Lightner, middle, among others. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Mount View's Matthew Overlock, left, and Belfast's Luke Lightner. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Belfast's Luke Lightner, left, and Mount View's Matthew Overlock. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Mount View's Sophia King. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Belfast's Grace Fitzjurls, left, and Belfast's Sophia King. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Mount View's Kaylan Anderson. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Mount View's Sophia King, left, and Kaylan Anderson, right, as well as Belfast's Kiara Doolan. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Mount View's Kaylan Anderson, left, and Belfast's Madison Farris. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Mount View's Hannan Coolen. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Mount View's Hannah Coolen. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Mount View's Sophia King, left, and Belfast's Kayci Faulkingham. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Mount View's Alex Fontain. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Mount View's Kaylan Anderson. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Belfast's Chris Kelley. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Mount View's Kyle Noble, left, and Belfast's Chris Kelley. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Mount View's Kyle Noble, left, and Belfast's Chris Kelley. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Mount View's Logan Curtis, left, and Belfast's Jason Bartlett. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Mount View's Kyle Noble, left, Logan Curtis, middle, and Neal Kenney, right, as well as Belfast's Jason Bartlett. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Mount View's Matthew Overlock. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Belfast's Grade Doolan. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Mount View's Kyle Noble. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Belfast's Dakota Payson. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Mount View's Matthew Overlock, left, and Belfast's Dakota Payson. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Mount View's Kaylan Anderson, front, and Belfast's Junne Robertson-McIntire. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Mount View's Hannah Coolen. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Mount View' Sage Cassidy, left, and Belfast's Madison Farris. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Belfast's Sydni Moores, left, and Shera Hilt, middle, as well as Mount View's Alex Fontain, left, Sophia King, front, and Hannah Coolen, right. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Belfast's Shera Hilt. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Belfast's Shera Hilt, left, and Sage Cassidy. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Belfast's Lillie Mitchell. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Belfast's Hannah Banks, left, and Mount View's Alex Fontain, back, and Shala Davis. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Belfast's Hannah Banks, left, and Lillie Mitchell, right, as well as Mount View's Alex Fontain, back, and Shala Davis. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Mount View's Shala Davis. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Mount View's Neal Kenney, left, and Belfast's Jason Bartlett. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Belfast's Dakota Payson, left, and Mount View's Kyle Noble. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Mount View's Logan Curtis, left, and Belfast's Jason Bartlett. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Mount View's Logan Curtis. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Belfast's Wilder Magruder. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Mount View's Kyle Noble, left, and Logan Curtis, front, as well as Belfast's Jason Bartlett. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Mount View's Sean Raven, front, and Belfast's Luke Lightner. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Belfast's Wilder Magruder, left, and Luke Lightner, middle, as well as Mount View's Brennan Grant, left, Garrett Smith, middle, and Declan Knowlton, right. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Belfast's Luke Lightner, left, and Mount View's Garrett Smith. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Belfast's Luke Lightner, left, and Mount View's Brennan Grant. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Mount View's Hannah Coolen. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Belfast's Lillie Mitchell, left, and Mount View's Sage Cassidy, front, and Shala Davis. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
From left, Mount View's Kaylan Anderson, Lydia Bryant, a Mustang player, Leah Bradstreet and Andrea Crosby. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Belfast's Junne Robertson-McIntire, left, and Mount View's Hannah Coolen. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Mount View's Hannah Coolen, left, and Shala Davis. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Belfast's Kayci Faulkingham. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Mount View's Sophia King. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Mount View's Alex Fontain, left, and Belfast's Grace Fitzjurls. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Belfast's Luke Lightner, left, and Mount View's Brennan Grant. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Mount View band members. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Mount View band member. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Mount View band members. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Mount View band member. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
(Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Belfast's Wilder Magruder. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Mount View's Kyle Noble, left, and Neal Kenney. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Mount View's Logan Curtis, left, and Belfast's Jason Bartlett. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Mount View's Logan Curtis, left, and Belfast's Grady Doolan. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Mount View's Sage Cassidy, left, and Belfast's Kayci Faulkingham, back, and Grace Fitzjurls. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Belfast's Junne Robertson-McIntire, left, and Hailee Lindelof, as well as Mount View's Sophia King. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Mount View's Logan Curtis, left, and Belfast's Grady Doolan. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Belfast's Grade Doolan, left, and Mount View's Seth Shapiro, middle, and Logan Curtis, right. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Mount View's Seth Shapiro, left, and Belfast's Grady Doolan. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
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