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High school basketball

Lion boys roar loudest — and win — while other county teams come up empty

Mount View, Islesboro, Searsport court teams also play well, but fall short
By Staff | Jan 13, 2020

A hard-fought home victory for Belfast boys basketball highlighted a weekend of high school hardwood Friday through Monday, Jan. 10-13 with teams from Mount View, Islesboro and Searsport also in action as the second half of the season has begun.

On Monday, Islesboro was swept to Pine Tree Academy of Freeport as the boys fell 51-40 and the girls 32-17, while the Searsport boys fell 52-22 to Bangor Christian.

On the boys side Saturday, the Lions prowled to a 79-74 win over Foxcroft Academy of Dover-Foxcroft, while the Mustangs fell 52-43 to Washington Academy of East Machias and the Eagles lost 66-31 to Rangeley.

On the girls side Saturday, the Lions dropped a 49-46 decision to the Ponies, the Mustangs a 47-33 loss to the Raiders and the Eagles a 73-4 defeat to the Lakers.

On Friday, the Viking boys fell 45-32 to Penquis.

The following is a recap of reported results:

Boys

Bangor Christian 52, Searsport 22

At Bangor Jan. 13, the Patriots stormed past the Vikings in the second half and prevailed in a lopsided win. Bangor Christian led 13-7, 24-15 and 39-16 at the quarter breaks.

Josh Wright scored 10 points for Searsport, while Gabe Kneeland added seven; Cody Reynolds, three; and Gage Ellis, two.

Brady Reed netted 10 points for Bangor Christian, while Gabe Mason and Kaden Robert added nine; David Stanley, eight; Jason Libby, six; Micah Robert, four; Conrad Strobel, three; Ryan Libby, two; and Judah McNelly, one.

The Vikings were 5-of-8 (62 percent) from the foul line, while the Patriots were 9-of-14 (64 percent).

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class C North, Searsport (3-6, 5.0000 points) is 17th, while Central Aroostook of Mars Hill (8-2, 52.0525 points) is first in the 20-team region. The top 14 teams qualify for the playoffs.

Pine Tree Academy 51, Islesboro 40

At Islesboro Jan. 13, the Breakers jumped to an early first-quarter lead and rode that momentum to a win over the Eagles. PTA led 17-4, 30-13 and 37-32 at the quarter breaks.

Charlie Jagger netted 18 points for the islanders, while Shamus Dove added 16 and Dylan Frank, Alex Watson and Sam Jagger two.

Chris Amisi scored 22 points for PTA, while Riquerme Morales added 15 Jahiesh Stewart and Ben Ndamukunda, six; and Dominic Sanchez, two.

The Eagles were 9-of-18 (50 percent) from the foul line, while the Breakers were 10-of-14 (71 percent).

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class D South, Islesboro (1-8, 0.6250 points) is 10th, while Forest Hills of Jackman (11-0, 44.1975 points) is first in the 11-team region.

Washington Academy 52, Mount View 43

At Thorndike Jan. 11, the Raiders jumped to a comfortablee first-quarter lead and emerged victorious over the Mustangs. Washington Academy led 25-11, 34-24 and 39-30 at the quarter breaks.

Garrett Smith scored 11 points for the ‘Stangs, while Sean Raven added 10; Draedyn Furrow, nine; Joe Grassi, four; Declan Knowlton and Elijah Allen, three; Brennan Grant, two; and Tyler Russell, one.

Evan Ackley scored 15 points for the Raiders, while Andon Wood added 12; Cecil Gray, 10; Li-Yu Huang, eight; Joshua Ketchen, six; and Hsin-Wei Lin, one.

The Mustangs were 11-of-19 (58 percent) from the foul line, while the Raiders were 6-of-13 (46 percent).

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class B North, Mount View (6-5, 29.6914 points) is eighth, while Caribou (10-0, 61.6667 points) is first in the 17-team region. The top 12 teams qualify for the playoffs.

Belfast 79, Foxcroft Academy 74

At Thorndike Jan. 11, the Lions held on for a hard-fought, five-point win over the Ponies in a high-scoring affair. Belfast led 18-14 after the first quarter, while the teams were tied 35-35 at halftime. Belfast took a 54-49 lead after three quarters.

Chris Kelley poured in a game-high 30 points for the Lions, while Jason Bartlett tossed in 25; LaDerrick Roberts, 10; Marco Melotti, seven; and Tanner Veilleux, five.

Caleb Crocker scored 26 points for the Ponies, while Ethan Doore added 20; Logan Martin, 13; Lucas Ames, nine; Jed Dean, three; and Jacob Raynes and Caden Crocker, two.

Belfast made 19-of-30 (63 percent) from the foul line, while Foxcroft Academy netted 11-of-12 (92 percent).

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class B North, Belfast (6-4, 12.3457 points) is 14th, while Caribou (10-0, 61.6667 points) is first in the 17-team region. The top 12 teams qualify for the playoffs.

Penquis Valley 45, Searsport 32

At Searsport Jan. 10, the Patriots pulled away in the second half and defeated the Vikings. The opponents were tied 9-9 after the first quarter, while Penquis led 26-19 at halftime and 41-26 after three quarters.

Josh Wright scored 14 points for Searsport, while Gabe Kneeland added eight; Cody Reynolds, six; and Steven Perkins, four.

Jake Levasseur and Michael Sickler scored 10 points for Penquis, while Alvin Robshaw added six; Cameron Bailey and Zak Mills, five; Caden Cyr, four; Corbin Cyr, three; and Will Waterhouse, two.

The Vikings were 10-of-15 (67 percent) from the foul line, while the Patriots were 8-of-17 (47 percent).

Central 54, Searsport 22

At Corinth Jan. 7, the Red Devils bested the Vikings. Central led 15-3, 28-13 and 46-19 at the quarter breaks.

Josh Wright scored 12 points for Searsport, while Colby Snow added five; Cody Reynolds and Cole Ellis, two; and Chase Brassbridge, one.

Scotty Ferrie scored 13 points for Central, while Bryce Burns added 10; Simon Allen, nine; Alex Hewett, seven; Zac Williams, five; Malachi Miller and Lucas Gustin, three; and Chandler Willard and Kobe Campbell, two.

The Vikings were 2-of-6 (33 percent) from the foul line and the Red Devils 4-of-5 (80 percent).

Girls

Pine Tree Academy 32, Islesboro 17

At Islesboro Jan. 13, the Breakers bested the islanders. PTA led 12-4, 18-8 and 24-13 at the quarter breaks.

Rylee Sienkiewicz scored eight points for Islesboro, while Anna Zlotkowski added five and Sylvia Randlett four.

Paige Tyson scored 14 points for PTA, while Rachel Cleminson, Emily Rojas and Regence Sandy added six.

The Eagles were 0-of-1 from the foul line, while the Breakers were 0-of-2.

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class D South, Islesboro (0-7, no points) is 10th, while Greenville (9-1, 52.6616 points) is first in the 10-team region.

Washington Academy 47, Mount View 33

At Thorndike Jan. 11, the Raiders pulled away in the second half and penned in the Mustangs. Mount View led 9-7 after the first quarter, while Washington Academy led 21-17 at halftime and 32-21 after three quarters.

Hannah Coolen dumped in 23 points for the hosts, while Syd Vogel and Maddie Roux added three and Sophia King and Kricket Thompson two.

Raeanah Reynolds scored 16 points for the Raiders, while Riley Fraser added 10; Lucy Kilton, nine; Emma Griffin, six; Chloe Dinsmore, three; Kelci WIlliams, two; and Mackenzie Cates, one.

Mount View netted 10-of-22 (45 percent) from the foul line, while Washington Academy was 16-of-29 (55 percent).

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class B North, Mount View (1-10, 2.3457 points) is 15th, while Hermon (10-1, 62.0370 points) is first in the 17-team region. The top 12 teams qualify for the playoffs.

Foxcroft Academy 48, Belfast 45

At Belfast Jan. 11, the Ponies rallied in the fourth quarter and galloped past the Lions. Belfast led 15-8, 27-18 and 34-28 at the quarter breaks before Foxcroft Academy closed the game on a 20-11 run.

Grace Fitzjurls and Kiara Doolan scored 12 points to lead the Lions, while Sydni Moores and Lillie Mitchell added seven; Hailee Lindelof, four; and Kayci Faulkingham, three.

Kiya Cook scored 29 points for the Ponies, while Anna Raynes added 11; Cassidy Marsh, six; and Ainsley Ade, two.

Belfast finished 18-of-35 (51 percent) from the charity stripe, while Foxcroft Academy was 12-of-19 (63 percent).

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class B North, Belfast (1-9, 1.1728 points) is 17th, while Hermon (10-1, 62.0370 points) is first in the 17-team region. The top 12 teams qualify for the playoffs.

Rangeley 72, Islesboro 4

At Rangeley Jan. 11, the Lakers held the islanders to one field goal throughout the 32-minute affair and splashed to victory. Rangeley led 21-1, 35-2 and 58-2 at the quarter breaks.

Winnie LaRochelle, Olivia Pye and Ellah Smith each scored 13 points for Rangeley, while Lauren Eastlack added 10; Gabrielle White, nine; Emily Eastlack and Isabelle Whittier, six; and Angelica Chavaree-Woodward, two.

Sophie Lau and Rylee Sienkiewicz scored two points for Islesboro.

The Eagles were 2-of-4 (50 percent) from the foul line, while the Lakers were 5-of-6 (83 percent).

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class D South, Islesboro (0-6, no points) is 10th, while Greenville (9-1, 49.3900 points) is first in the 10-team region.

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