High school boys and girls basketball

Lions, Mustangs face off one final time, Vikings also put cap on season

Mount View, Belfast meet on court Feb. 8 in season finales
By Staff | Feb 09, 2018
Photo by: Zack Miller Searsport's Charlie Spiegel, middle, looks for room to rebound near Deer Isle-Stonington's Mason Oliver, left, and Nathan Thompson during a Feb. 6 high school basketball game. The visiting Mariners beat the Vikings 50-38.

The regular season for Waldo County high school basketball squads has drawn to a close, a scenario that saw three area teams emerge victorious at the conclusion of games played Tuesday through Thursday Feb. 6-8.

Two of those wins went to the Belfast boys, who netted a 57-43 home win over Mount View of Thorndike on Thursday and a 54-43 victory over Waterville Tuesday, while the Mustang girls bested Belfast 40-21 in a court showdown on Thursday in Thorndike.

The Mustang squads also were swept by Maine Central Institute of Pittsfield on Tuesday, while the Searsport teams fell in their season finales against Deer Isle-Stonington and Central of Corinth.

Click for photos from Waterville at Belfast girls.

Click for photos from Deer Isle-Stonington at Searsport boys.

The following is a recap of reported results:

Boys basketball

Belfast 57, Mount View 43

At Belfast Feb. 8, the Lions netted a 14-point win over the Mustangs to end the regular season with a win over their Waldo County rivals. Belfast led 15-11, 27-22 and 45-34 at the quarter breaks.

Stanley Sturgis tossed in 15 points for Belfast, while Chris Kelley added 13; Skylar Perkins, Dakota Doolan and Luke Lightner, six; Jesse Perry, four; Aaron Fuller, three; and Jason Bartlett and Tyler Bartlett, two.

Kyle Noble scored 14 points for Mount View, while Logan Curtis added eight; Adam Reed, seven; Josh Larrabee, six; and Mathew Keating, Max Tomlin, Neal Kenney and Evan Gregor, two.

The Lions were 3-of-6 (50 percent) from the foul line, while the Mustangs did not attempt a foul shot.

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class B North, Belfast (8-10, 44.8765 points) is ninth, while Mount View (1-17, 1.1728 points) is 15th. Hermon (18-0, 195.2469 points) is first in the 16-team region. The top 11 teams qualify for the playoffs.

Deer Isle-Stonington 50, Searsport 38

At Searsport Feb. 6, the Mariners netted a lopsided win over the Vikings. Deer Isle-Stonington led 17-7, 26-18 and 39-24 at the quarter breaks.

Isaiah Runci scored 16 points for Searsport, while Charlie Spiegel added nine; Ben Powell, six; Connor Kneeland, three; and George Dakin, two.

Myles Brown scored 22 points for Deer Isle-Stonington, while Mason Oliver added 11; Tobey Snow, eight; Nathan Winchester, three; and Silas Bates and Tyson Rice, two.

The Vikings were 5-of-11 (45 percent) from the foul line, while the Mariners were 3-of-7 (43 percent).

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class C North, Searsport (8-10, 32.6852 points) is 16th, while George Stevens Academy of Blue Hill (17-1, 153.4259 points) is first in the 20-team region. The top 14 teams qualify for the playoffs.

Belfast 54, Waterville 43

At Waterville Feb. 6, the Lions roared past the Purple Panthers. Belfast led 16-12 after the first quarter, while the squads were knotted 25-25 at halftime. Belfast then took a 45-34 lead after three quarters.

Stanley Sturgis scored 15 points for Belfast, while Jason Bartlett added 10; Chris Kelley, nine; Dakota Doolan, eight; Skylar Perkins, five; Luke Lightner, four; and Aaron Fuller, three.

Jack Lloyd scored 14 points for Waterville, while Nicholas Wildhaber added seven; David Barre and Trafton Gilbert, six; Ben Danner, five; Mohammad Ali Atif-Sheikf, three; and Jack Thompson, two.

The Lions were 10-of-16 (62 percent) from the foul line, while the Purple Panthers were 4-of-9 (44 percent).

Maine Central Institute 61, Mount View 28

At Pittsfield Feb. 6, the Huskies prowled past the Mustangs. MCI led 17-6 after the first quarter and 37-12 at halftime.

Josh Larrabee led Mount View with six points, while Max Tomlin added five; Adam Reed, four; Neal Kenney, three; Kyle Noble, Mathew Keating, Evan Gregor and Raven, two; and Garrett Smith and Logan Curtis, one.

Matthew Glidden scored 13 points for MCI, while Daniel Garamvolgyi and Owen Williams added 12; Joseph Cloutier and Felix Palencia, five; Hayden Caldwell and Vasilije Vojvodic, four; and Danlil Isaev and Jose Ignacio Montes-Valverde, two.

The Mustangs were 4-of-12 (33 percent) from the foul line, while the Huskies were 5-of-9 (56 percent).

Girls basketball

Mount View 40, Belfast 21

At Thorndike Feb. 8, the Mustangs wrapped their campaign with a win over the Lions in a Waldo County rivalry showdown. Mount View led 10-6, 19-15 and 30-27 at the quarter breaks.

Andrea Crosby netted 14 points for the winners, while Shala Davis added 11; Alex Fountain and Kate Bennett, six; Paula Miller, two; and Lydia Bryant, one.

Lilly Mitchell scored six points for Belfast, while Grace FItzjurls and Kayci Faulkingham added five; Macy Gale, four; and Alexia Sweet and Karagen Stone, two.

The Mustangs finished 3-of-12 (25 percent) from the foul line, while the Lions did not attempt a free throw.

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class B North, Mount View (6-12, 26.2963 points) is 14th, while Belfast (0-18, no points) is 15th. Hermon (16-2, 147.7160 points) is first in the 16-team region. The top 11 teams qualify for the playoffs.

Islesboro 40, North Haven 31

At North Haven Feb. 8, the Eagles netted a win over the Hawks to wrap the regular season for the two island squads. North Haven led 10-7 after the first quarter, while the two squads were tied 16-16 at halftime. Islesboro then took a 26-22 lead after three quarters.

Kiesha Scott scored 26 points for Islesboro, while Emily Lau added 11 and Rylee Sienkiewicz four.

Mercedes Sparhawk scored 17 points for North Haven, while Sierra Koerber-Marx added eight and Layla Sparhawk six.

The Eagles were 7-of-11 (63 percent) from the foul line, while the Hawks were 3-of-4 (75 percent).

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class D South, Islesboro (4-9, 20.5015 points) is sixth, while Vinalhaven (18-0, 128.9034 points) finished first in the 11-team region. The top eight teams qualify for the playoffs.

Central 47, Searsport 25

At Searsport Feb. 7, the Red Devils netted a 22-point win over the Vikings. Searsport led 8-6 after the first quarter, while Central led 19-11 at halftime and 33-15 after three quarters.

Audrey Walker scored seven points for Searsport, while Mikaela Alley added six; Casey Snow and Ashten Wells, four; and Abby Stemp and Morgan Ireland, two.

Sydney Allen scored 21 points for Central, while Emilee Cohen added 10; Madi Speed, seven; Ali Shaw, four; Alyssa Campbell and Emmy Smith, two; and Abi Allen, one.

The Red Devils were 6-of-14 (43 percent) from the foul line, while the Vikings were 5-of-13 (38 percent).

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class C North, Searsport (6-12, 21.6049 points) is 16th, while Houlton (18-0, 240.8642 points) is first in the 20-team region. The top 14 teams qualify for the playoffs.

Waterville 60, Belfast 36

At Belfast Feb. 6, the Purple Panthers prowled past the Lions. Waterville led 13-6, 23-15 and 42-21 at the quarter breaks.

Alexia Sweet led Belfast with 11 points, while Kayci Faulkingham added eight; Lilly Mitchell, seven; Macy Gale, six; and Grace Fitzjurls and Karagen Stone, two.

Sadie Garling netted 20 points for Waterville, while Maddy Martin and McKenzie St. Pierre added eight; Jayda Murray and Hanna Leclair, six; Paige St. Pierre, five; Abby Saucier, three; and Ally Drew and Dasia Roberts, two.

The Lions were 5-of-15 (33 percent) from the foul line, while the Purple Panthers were 16-of-23 (70 percent).

Maine Central Institute 57, Mount View 27

At Thorndike Feb. 6, the Huskies pulled away from the Mustangs in the third quarter en route to victory. MCI led 11-4, 21-9 and 45-14 at the quarter breaks.

Shala Davis scored 10 points for Mount View, while Andrea Crosby and Kate Bennett added six; Paula Miller, three; and Alex Fountain, two.

Sydney Morton scored 16 points for MCI, while April McAlpine added 13; Claudia Fernandez, nine; Christa Carr, six; Dee Urena, five; Carrie Burr, four; and Emily Linkletter and Leah Bessey, two.

The Mustangs were 2-of-3 (67 percent) from the foul line, while the Huskies were 5-of-9 (56 percent).

Courier Publications' sports staff can be reached by email at sports@villagesoup.com or by phone at 594-4401.

Comments (1)
Posted by: Kenneth W Hall | Feb 13, 2018 12:50

Good Luck Lions!!!



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