High school boys and girls basketball

Mount View, Belfast, Searsport realize various levels of court success

Mustang, Lion boys conjure winning formula, others come up short
By Staff | Jan 12, 2018

It has been a tough start to the season for the Mount View boys basketball team, but the Mustangs showed their grit and mettle, which resulted in their first win of the campaign — and in dramatic fashion — on Thursday, Jan. 11.

The Mustang boys netted a 56-49 win in overtime over visiting Waterville to highlight Thursday’s action, while the Belfast boys also secured a 63-60 win over Maranacook of Readfield.

The Lion and Mustang girls were downed by the Black Bears and Purple Panthers, respectively, while Searsport teams fell to Bucksport.

The following is a recap of reported results:

Boys basketball

Mount View 56, Waterville 49 (OT)

At Waterville Jan. 11, the Mustangs corralled their first win of the campaign with a triumph over the Purple Panthers in overtime. Waterville led 11-7 after the first quarter, 21-14 at halftime and 33-21 after three quarters, but Mount View went on a 18-6 fourth-quarter run to knot the score 39-39 at the end of regulation.

The Mustangs then went on a 17-10 burst in overtime to pull away.

Max Tomlin led the ‘Stangs with 16 points, while Logan Curtis added 15; Mathew Keating, eight; Neal Kenney, six; Adam Reed and Kyle Noble, five; and Josh Larrabee, two.

David Barre scored 14 points for the Purple Panthers, while Nicholas Wildhaber added 13; John Thompson, Jack Lloyd and Benjamin Danner, seven; and Trafton Gilbert, one.

Mount View was 13-of-16 (81 percent) from the foul line, while Waterville was 14-of-25 (56 percent).

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class B North, Mount View (1-8, 0.5556 points) is 15th, while Presque Isle (7-2, 40.6790 points) is first in the 16-team region. The top 11 teams qualify for the playoffs.

Belfast 63, Maranacook 60

At Readfield Jan. 11, the Lions roared past the Black Bears and netted a point-worthy win. The squads were tied 11-11 after the first quarter, while Maranacook led 31-24 at halftime and 47-39 after three quarters.

Stanley Sturgis netted 19 points to key the Lions, while Chris Kelley added 16; Jason Bartlett, 13; Tyler Bartlett, seven; and Dakota Doolan and Luke Lightner, four.

Silas Mohlar tossed in 14 points for the Black Bears, while Duncan Roger added 12; Mitch Root, seven; Jarred Schmidt, six; Aric Belanger and Elijas Berghdal, five; Cash McClure and Bryan Riley, four; and Styler Boucher, three.

Belfast finished 13-of-22 (59 percent) from the foul line, while Maranacook was 6-of-12 (50 percent).

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class B North, Belfast (5-5, 15.3074 points) is 11th, while Presque Isle (7-2, 40.6790 points) is first in the 16-team region. The top 11 teams qualify for the playoffs.

Bucksport 52, Searsport 36

At Bucksport Jan. 11, the Golden Bucks cemented a 16-point win over the Vikings. Bucksport led 12-9, 22-10 and 44-24 at the quarter breaks.

Charlie Spiegel scored 14 points for the Vikings, while Connor Kneeland added 10; Gabe Kneeland, Ben Powell and Toby Kroening, three; Colby Snow, two; and George Dakin, one.

Tanner Stegner scored 15 points for the Golden Bucks, while Tyson Gray added 12; Chase Carmichael, 11; Jacob Dunnell, 10; and Brady Kennedy and Logan Shapleigh, two.

Searsport was 7-of-12 (58 percent) from the foul line, while Bucksport was 2-of-2 (100 percent).

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class C North, Searsport (4-5, 4.3904 points) is 17th, while George Stevens Academy of Blue Hill (8-1, 38.8966 points) is first in the 20-team region. The top 14 teams qualify for the playoffs.

Girls basketball

Waterville 35, Mount View 32

At Thorndike Jan. 11, the Purple Panthers did just enough to edge the host Mustangs. Mount View led 7-5 after the first stanza, while Waterville led 20-13 at halftime and 29-21 after three quarters.

Andrea Crosby keyed Mount View with 11 points, while Shala Davis added eight; Kate Bennett, four; Sophia King, three; and Paula Miller and Alex Fountain, two.

Waterville was paced by McKenzie St. Pierre’s 10-point effort, while Maddie Martin added eight; Ally Drew, six; Lindsay Given, five; Abby Saucier, four; and Jayda Murray, two.

The Mustangs were 1-of-8 (12 percent) from the foul line, while the Purple Panthers were 8-of-24 (33 percent).

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class B North, Mount View (1-8, 0.5556 points) is 14th, while John Bapst of Bangor (8-0, 45.3704 points) is first in the 16-team region. The top 11 teams qualify for the playoffs.

Maranacook 51, Belfast 29

At Belfast Jan. 11, the Black Bears bested the Lions by a lopsided score. Maranacook led 20-6, 24-15 and 40-24 at the quarter breaks.

Grace Fitzjurls scored nine points for Belfast, while Kayci Faulkingham added eight; Junne Roberton-McIntire and Lillie Mitchell, four; and Emma Mehuren and Macy Gale, two.

Kate Mohlar scored 13 points for Maranacook, while Gabbe Green and Anna Drillen tallied 12; Maddy Ballard, eight; Amanda Boucher, four; and Paige Trask, two.

The Lions made 4-of-9 (44 percent) from the foul line, while the Black Bears were 11-of-20 (55 percent).

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class B North, Belfast (0-10, no points) is 15th, while John Bapst of Bangor (8-0, 45.3704 points) is first in the 16-team region. The top 11 teams qualify for the playoffs.

Bucksport 33, Searsport 27

At Bucksport Jan. 11, the Golden Bucks held the Vikings to no made field goals in the fourth quarter and bested the visitors. Bucksport led 7-5 after the first quarter, while Searsport led 17-14 at halftime and 25-24 after three quarters.

Mikaela Alley scored 10 points to buoy the Vikings, while Makenzie Alley added nine; Ashten Wells, four; Brooklynn Alberts, three; and Casey Snow, one.

Cassie Coombs scored 10 points for the Golden Bucks, while Darian Jellison added nine; Alexis Leeman and Kaylee Gray, four; and Haley Craig, Kaylee Knowles and Savannah Colson, two.

Searsport was 6-of-16 (37 percent) from the foul line, while Bucksport was 6-of-8 (75 percent).

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class C North, Searsport (3-6, 4.9383 points) is 16th, while Houlton (8-0, 57.0988 points) is first in the 20-team region. The top 14 teams qualify for the playoffs.

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

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