High school basketball

Mustang girls work overtime, Vikings put themselves into playoff position

Weekend, Monday court victories help boost seasons for Waldo County squads
By Staff | Jan 29, 2019

There were a few exciting wins on the high school courts for the Mount View and Searsport basketball teams, as the Viking boys and Mustangs girls netted victories in games played on Friday through Monday, Jan. 25-28.

The Viking boys posted a 68-65 win over Piscataquis Community of Guilford on Saturday, while the Mustang girls earned a 47-39 overtime win over Maranacook.

The Mustang boys and Viking girls came up short in contests against the Black Bears and Penquis of Milo, respectively.

In addition, the Searsport girls netted a 51-31 road victory over the Pirates Monday in Guilford.

The following is a recap of reported results:

Girls

Searsport 51, Piscataquis 31

At Guilford Jan. 28, the Vikings held the hosts without a first-quarter field goal and netted a 20-point win over the Pirates. Searsport led 12-1, 23-12 and 35-15 at the quarter breaks.

Makenzie Alley scored 17 points for Searsport, while Mikaela Alley added 13; Abby Stemp, seven; Ashten Wells, six; Sarah Gent and Casey Snow, three; and Morgan Ireland, two.

Hope Adkins scored eight points for PCHS, while Elizabeth Kendall added seven; Macee Pearl, five; Rachel Beckwith, three; and Sydney Hutchins, Hailee Hartford and Olivia Riitano, two; and Martina Hill and Mackenzie Kain, one.

The Vikings were 12-of-16 (75 percent) from the foul line, while the Pirates were 11-of-17 (65 percent).

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class C North, Searsport (9-6, 33.4568 points) is 14th, while Dexter (11-3, 87.5309 points) is first in the 20-team region. The top 14 teams qualify for the playoffs.

Mount View 47, Maranacook 39 (OT)

At Thorndike Jan. 25, the Mustangs edged the Black Bears in overtime. Mount View led 8-4 after the first quarter, 20-8 at halftime and 26-17 after three quarters, while the squads were tied 35-35 at the end of regulation.

Hannah Coolen scored 14 points for the winners, while Sophie King added 13; Alex Fountain, 11; Shala Davis, seven; and Sage Cassidy, two.

Grace Despres scored 16 points for Maranacook, while Kate Mohlar added seven; Anna Drillen and Amanda Goucher, six; and Gabby Green, four.

The Mustangs were 13-of-23 (56 percent) from the foul line, while the Black Bears were 2-of-8 (25 percent)

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class B North, Mount View (4-9, 20.6790 points) is 13th, while Hermon (12-1, 86.6667 points) is first in the 16-team region. The top 11 teams qualify for the playoffs.

Penquis 41, Searsport 38

At Milo Jan. 25, the Patriots emerged with a three-point win over the Vikings. Penquis led 15-12, 26-18 and 32-30 at the quarter breaks.

Mikaela Alley scored 14 points for Searsport, while Makenzie Alley added 11; Ashten Wells, six; Morgan Ireland, four; and Abby Stemp, three.

Megan Valvo scored 13 points for Penquis, while Camryn Rolfe added nine; Lexi Goodard, seven; Sydney Fowles, six; Kylee Trafton, four; and Katelyn Bolstridge, two.

The Vikings were 7-of-12 (58 percent) from the foul line, while the Patriots were 8-of-19 (42 percent).

Boys

Searsport 68, Piscataquis 65

At Searsport Jan. 26, the Vikings picked up a win over the Pirates that put them back in the Class C North playoff chase. PCHS led 15-13 after the first quarter, while Searsport led 38-35 at halftime and 54-46 after three quarters.

Isaiah Runci scored 17 points for the Vikings — including what proved the game-winning 3-pointer with 16 seconds to play — while freshman Josh Wright, who has led Searsport in scoring six of the last seven games, tossed in 20 points in the team's final home game.

Charlie Spiegel chipped in with a 13-point, 12-rebound effort, while George Dakin added nine; Colby Snow, seven; and Toby Kroenig, two.

Caleb Crocker scored 25 points for the Pirates, while Eben Cooley added 13; Caleb Willis, eight; Kobe Gilbert, seven; Wayne Haley and Matt Robinson, five; and Caleb Bailey, two.

The Vikings were 8-of-13 (61 percent) from the foul line, while the Pirates were 3-of-5 (60 percent).

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class C North, Searsport (7-7, 23.2407 points) is 13th, while Central Aroostook (13-2, 99.4771 points) is first in the 20-team region. The top 14 teams qualify for the playoffs.

Maranacook 85, Mount View 31

At Readfield Jan. 25, the Black Bears continued to surge as one of the top teams in Class B South en route to a win over the Mustangs. Maranacook led 15-5, 47-15 and 68-20 at the quarter breaks.

Kyle Noble scored eight points for the ‘Stangs, while Neal Kenney added seven; Declan Knowlton, five; Garrett Smith, four; Brennan Grant, three; and Draedyn Furrow and Sean Raven, two.

Cash McClure led the Black Bears with 21 points, while Mitch Root added 13; Tim Worster, nine; Jarred Smith and Eli Bergdahl, eight; Garret Whitten, seven; Joseph DuPont and Gavin Towns, six; Glen Guerrette, five; and Levi Wiles and Aric Belanger, two.

Mount View was 7-of-11 (63 percent) from the foul line, while Maranacook was 10-of-12 (83 percent).

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class B North, Mount View (1-13, 3.5185 points) is 16th, while Caribou (13-3, 132.0370 points) is first in the 16-team region. The top 11 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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