High school basketball

Overtime, close games, sweet wins part of weekend hoop package

Mustang girls win first game, Viking, Lion boys also grab victories in Waldo County affairs
By Staff | Jan 06, 2020
Photo by: Mark Haskell Searsport's Colby Snow, right, attempts to block a shot by Sumner's Landon Bernier on Jan. 3 in high school boys basketball. The host Vikings beat the Tigers 48-43.

The weekend brought a handful of close games on the hardwood for Belfast, Mount View and Searsport Friday through Monday, Jan. 3-6 with a mixed bag of results served up for Waldo County high school basketball fans.

On Monday, the Viking girls collected a 33-24 home win over Penquis of Milo.

On Saturday, the Mustang girls galloped to their first win of the season 42-41 in overtime over Orono, while the boys were downed by the Red Riots in another close game, 43-41, to close out a doubleheader in Thorndike.

On Friday, the Viking boys netted a 48-43 win over visiting Sumner of Sullivan, while the Lion boys bested John Bapst of Bangor 50-42. The Lion girls also dropped a hard-fought 42-40 game to the Crusaders.

On Thursday, Jan. 2, the Viking girls lost on the road to Penobscot Valley of Howland 51-29.

Watch video and see more photos below from Searsport boys game.

The following is a recap of reported results:

Girls

Searsport 33, Penquis 24

At Searsport Jan. 6, the Vikings emerged with a nine-point win over the Patriots. Searsport led 10-6, 15-12 and 28-19 at the quarter breaks.

Makenzie Alley scored 19 points for the Vikings, while Abby Astbury netted seven; Abby Stemp, five; and Laura Warman, two.

Sydney Fowles netted 10 points for the Patriots, while Lauren Bolstridge added five and Kassi Files, Brianna Sanborn and Rachel Broussard three.

Searsport was 10-of-19 (53 percent) from the foul line, while Penquis was 3-of-8 (37 percent).

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class C North, Searsport (2-7, 2.7778 points) is 17th, while Stearns of Millinocket (11-0, 45.8025 points) is first in the 20-team region. The top 14 teams qualify for the playoffs.

Mount View 42, Orono 41 (OT)

At Thorndike Jan. 4, the Mustangs galloped to their first win, as they edged the Red Riots in overtime. Orono led 8-6 after the first quarter and 17-16 at halftime, while Mount View led 23-21 after three quarters before the opponents battled to tie the score 33-33 at the end of regulation.

Hannah Coolen netted 19 points for the winners, while Syd Vogel, Kierra Munro and Kricket Thompson added six and Lydia Bryant five.

For Orono, Claire Bell scored 12 points, while Chloe LaBree added 10; Lyauryn Brower and Izzy Baker, eight; Emerson Walston, two; and Audrey Pike, one.

The Mustangs were 15-of-28 (54 percent) from the foul line, while the Red Riots were 13-of-21 (62 percent).

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class B North, Mount View (1-7, 2.3457 points) is 12th, while Hermon (9-0, 36.2963 points) is first in the 17-team region. The top 12 teams qualify for the playoffs.

John Bapst 42, Belfast 40

At Bangor Jan. 3, the Crusaders outscored the Lions down the stretch and prevailed in a back-and-forth affair. John Bapst led 13-8 after the first quarter, while Belfast led 24-22 at halftime and 28-25 after three quarters.

Halle Tripp keyed Belfast with 15 points, while Kiara Doolan added 12; Grace Fitzjurls, eight; Lillie Mitchell and Hailee Lindelof, two; and Sydni Moores, one.

Lacey Seanlon scored 11 points for John Bapst, while Sydney Ellis added 10; Jamey Sotterfield, Emily Mack and Jenna McQuarrie, five; and Kate Harriman, Jayda Smith and Emma Cowing, two.

The Lions were 1-of-2 (50 percent) from the charity stripe, while the Crusaders were 9-of-17 (53 percent).

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class B North, Belfast (0-7, no points) is 17th, while Hermon (9-0, 36.2963 points) is first in the 17-team region. The top 12 teams qualify for the playoffs.

Penobscot Valley 51, Searsport 29

At Howland Jan. 2, the Howlers pulled away from the Vikings in the fourth quarter and howled to victory. Penobscot Valley led 12-4, 15-12 and and 32-21 at the quarter breaks.

Makenzie Alley netted 15 points to pace Searsport, while Abby Astbury added seven; Abby Stemp, five; and Emma Spiegel, two.

Lexi Ireland scored 31 points for Penobscot Valley, while Leine McKechnie added five; Emily St. Cyr and Emilee Ireland, four; and Julia Durost, Laney Harding and Holly Loring, two.

The Vikings were 7-of-12 (58 percent) from the foul line, while the Howlers were 1-of-6 (17 percent).

Boys

Searsport 48, Sumner 43

At Searsport Jan. 3, the Vikings pulled away from the Tigers down the stretch and emerged with a five-point win. Sumner led 12-11 after the first quarter and 24-22 at halftime, while Searsport took a 34-32 edge after three quarters.

Colby Snow poured in a game-high 27 points to lead the Vikings, while Josh Wright added 15 and Gabe Kneeland and Steven Perkins two.

Jacob Clark led the Tigers with nine points, while Dylan Bernier added seven; Aidan Weaver, Kollin McLean and Sam Burch, six; Caelan Billings, five; and Landon Bernier and Jackson Bernier, two.

Searsport netted 16-of-27 (59 percent) from the foul line, while Sumner was 4-of-14 (29 percent).

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class C North, Searsport (3-4, 2.7778 points) is 16th, while Central Aroostook (6-2, 26.4120 points) is first in the 20-team region. The top 14 teams qualify for the playoffs.

Orono 43, Mount View 41

At Thorndike Jan. 4, the Red Riots held off a late Mustang comeback attempt and thwarted the hosts. Orono led 10-8, 21-15 and 38-29 at the quarter breaks.

Draedyn Furrow netted 15 points for the ‘Stangs, while Garrett Smith tallied 12; Elijah Allen, six; Sean Raven, five; Joe Grassi, two; and Declan Knowlton, one.

Jason Desisto scored 13 points for Orono, while Zack Dill added 12; Jordan Cota, six; Javier Santiago, five; and Willem Crane and Shea Hines, three.

Mount View was 7-of-15 (47 percent) from the foul line, while Orono was 10-of-14 (71 percent).

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class B North, Mount View (4-4, 17.5454 points) is seventh, while Caribou (8-0, 40.9405 points) is first in the 17-team region. The top 12 teams qualify for the playoffs.

Belfast 50, John Bapst 42

At Bangor Jan. 3, the Lions shot a blistering percentage from the charity stripe, which was the difference in a triumph over the Crusaders. Belfast led 11-8, 25-18 and 35-33 at the quarter breaks.

Chris Kelley buoyed the visitors with 14 points, while Jason Bartlett added 13; LaDerrick Roberts, nine; Patrick McConnell, six; Marco Melotti, five; Chase Sanders, two; and Tanner Veilleux, one.

Rhett McDonald tossed in 17 points for the hosts, while Sam Ellis added eight; Quinn Mitchell, five; Luke Norman, four; Cayman Zephyr and Jordan Kimbal, three.

The Lions were 17-of-20 (85 percent) from the foul line, while the Crusaders were 7-of-14 (50 percent).

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class B North, Belfast (4-3, 2.8395 points) is 15th, while Caribou (8-0, 40.9405 points) is first in the 17-team region. The top 12 teams qualify for the playoffs.

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Sumner at Searsport boys basketball
Searsport hosts Sumner on Jan. 3 in high school boys basketball. (Video by: Mark Haskell and Zack Miller)
Searsport's Colby Snow. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Searsport's Gabe Kneeland. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Searsport's Gabe Kneeland. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Searsport's Steven Perkins. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Searsport's Chase Brassbridge. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Searsport's Josh Wright. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Searsport's Colby Snow. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Searsport's Steven Perkins, left, and Sumner's Landon Bernier, right, among others. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Searsport's Cody Reynolds, front, and Sumner's Jacob Clark. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from youth basketball at halftime. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from youth basketball at halftime. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from youth basketball at halftime. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from youth basketball at halftime. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from youth basketball at halftime. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from youth basketball at halftime. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from youth basketball at halftime. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from youth basketball at halftime. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from youth basketball at halftime. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from youth basketball at halftime. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from youth basketball at halftime. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from youth basketball at halftime. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from youth basketball at halftime. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from youth basketball at halftime. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Searsport's Colby Snow, right, and Sumner's Landon Bernier. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Searsport's Chase Brassbridge. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Searsport's Colby Snow, left, and Sumner's Dylan Bernier. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Searsport's Josh Wright, right, and Sumner's Sam Bunch. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Searsport's Colby Snow, right, and Sumner's Kollin McLean. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Searsport's Chase Brassbridge, middle, and Sumner's Aidan Weaver, left, and Kollin McLean. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Searsport's Chase Brassbridge, left, and Colby Snow. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Searsport coach Dave Pepin, left, and Chase Brassbridge. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Searsport's Josh Wright, right, and the Viking bench. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
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