High school basketball

Split decision: Lions, Golden Bucks enjoy preseason court foray

Belfast, Bucksport face off in games with regular seasons on horizon
By Staff | Nov 29, 2018
Photo by: Mark Haskell Belfast's Sydni Moores plays against host Bucksport on Nov. 28 in high school girls basketball.

Bucksport — The Belfast basketball teams hit the hardwood for the first time in the preseason on Wednesday, Nov. 28 against host Bucksport, as the high schools split victories.

The Lion girls netted a 41-22 win over the Golden Bucks, while the hosts returned the favor in the boys game as Bucksport earned a 65-50 victory over Belfast.

Watch videos, and see more photos, below.

The Belfast boys, led by coach Marty Messer, include seniors Andrew Akles, Grady Doolan, Max Lewis and Lucas Lightner; junior Dakota Payson; sophomores Tommy Walker, Tanner Veilleux, Chase Sanders, Chris Kelley, Ethan Hall and Jason Bartlett.

The Belfast girls, guided by coach Scott Benzie, include seniors Julianne Smith, Mackenzie Banks, Shera Hilt, Payge Shute and Karagen Stone; juniors Hannah Banks, Kayci Faulkingham, Grace Fitzjurls, Sydni Moores and Junne Robertson-McIntire; and sophomores Lindsey Goughnour, Lillie Mitchell, Kiara Doolan and Madison Farris. Madison Warman also is a member of the team but her grade was unavailable.

The following is a recap of both contests:

Girls basketball

Belfast 41, Bucksport 22

At Bucksport Nov. 28, the Lions held the Golden Bucks at bay and netted a lopsided win. Belfast led 7-2, 18-10 and 29-15 at the quarter breaks.

Doolan led Belfast with 11 points, while Robertson-McIntire added eight; Faulkingham, seven; Fitzjurls, four; Moores, Payge Shute and Hilt, three; Hannah Banks, two; and Stone, one.

Madison Frazier, Kaylee Gray and Alexis Leeman scored six points for Bucksport, while Sara Bos and Sadie Lanpher added two.

The Lions finished 3-of-12 (25 percent) from the foul line, while the Golden Bucks were 8-of-16 (50 percent).

Boys basketball

Bucksport 65, Belfast 50

At Bucksport Nov. 28, the Golden Bucks pulled away from the Lions in the second half en route to the win. Bucksport led 17-15, 32-26 and 49-37 at the quarter breaks.

Bartlett keyed the Lions with 13 points, while Akles added nine; Veilleux, five; Lewis, Lightner and Kelley, four; and Payson, two.

Tyson Gray poured in 31 points to pace the Golden Bucks, while Cam Soper added eight; Jakob Donnell, seven; Cam Grindle, six; Logan Stanley, five; Ty Giberson, three; and Nate Russell and Brady Kennedy, two.

Bucksport was 13-of-18 (72 percent) from the foul line, while Belfast was 2-of-5 (40 percent).

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Belfast at Bucksport girls basketball
Bucksport hosts Belfast on Nov. 28 in high school girls basketball. (Video by: Mark Haskell and Zack Miller)
Belfast at Bucksport boys basketball
Bucksport hosts Belfast on Nov. 28 in high school boys basketball. (Video by: Mark Haskell and Zack Miller)
Belfast's Sydni Moores. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Belfast's Kiara Doolan. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Belfast's Kayci Faulkingham. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Bucksport's Sadie Lanpher, left, and Belfast's Kiara Doolan. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Belfast's Grace Fitzjurls. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Belfast's Shera Hilt, left, and Bucksport's Kaylee Gray. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Belfast's Kayci Faulkingham, left, and Shera Hilt, back, and Bucksport's Madison Frazier. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Belfast's Shera Hilt. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Belfast's Shera Hilt. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Belfast's Shera Hilt. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Belfast's Madison Farris, left, and Bucksport's Sara Bos. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Belfast's Kayci Faulkingham. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Belfast's Madison Farris, left, and Junne Robertson-McIntire, right, as well as Bucksport's Sara Bos. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Bucksport's Sara Bos, left, as well as Belfast's Junne Robertson-McIntire, middle, and Kayci Faulkingham. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Belfast's Madison Farris. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Belfast's Madison Farris. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Belfast's Kiara Doolan. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Belfast's Karagen Stone, left, and Shera Hilt, right, as well as Bucksport's Kaylee Gray, middle. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Belfast's Kiara Doolan, middle. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Bucksport's Kaylee Gray, left, and Belfast's Karagen Stone. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Belfast's Madison Warman, left, and Bucksport's Alexis Leeman. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Belfast's Kayci Faulkingham, left, and Shera Hilt. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Belfast's Shera Hilt. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Belfast's Kiara Doolan, left, and Shera Hilt. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Belfast's Kiara Doolan, middle. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Belfast's Andrew Akles. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Belfast's Andrew Akles, left, and Bucksport's Jacob Donnell. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Bucksport's Jacob Donnell, left, and Tyson Gray, right, as well as Belfast's Andrew Akles. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Belfast's Andrew Akles. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Belfast's Luke Lightner. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Belfast's Luke Lightner. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Bucksport's Logan Stanley, left, and Belfast's Jason Bartlett. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Belfast's Grady Doolan. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Belfast's Jason Bartlett, left, and Bucksport's Logan Stanley. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Bucksport's Tyson Gray, left, and Belfast's Chris Kelley. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Belfast's Max Lewis, middle, as well as Bucksport's Logan Stanley, left, and Jacob Donnell, right. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Belfast's Dakota Payson, left, and Bucksport's Logan Stanley. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Belfast's Tanner Veilleux. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Bucksport's Cameron Soucie, left, and Belfast's Dakota Payson. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Bucksport's Cameron Soucie, left, and Belfast's Dakota Payson. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Bucksport's Sione Taungatua, left, and Belfast's Chris Kelley. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Belfast's Chris Kelley. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Belfast's Dakota Payson, left, and Chris Kelley. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Belfast's Dakota Payson, left, and Chris Kelley, middle, and Bucksport's Kai Brown. . (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Belfast's Tanner Veilleux. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Belfast's Tanner Veilleux. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Belfast's Luke Lightner. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Belfast's Max Lewis. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Belfast's Max Lewis. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Belfast's Max Lewis. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Belfast's Jason Bartlett, left, and Luke Lightner, middle, as well as Bucksport's Kai Brown, middle, and Sione Taungatua, right. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Belfast's Luke Lightner, left, and Max Lewis, middle, as well as Bucksport's Kai Brown. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
From left, Belfast's Andrew Akles, Grady Doolan and Dakota Payson, as well as Bucksport's Dylan Wight. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Belfast's Luke Lightner, left, and Chris Kelley, right, as well as Bucksport's Jacob Donnell. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Belfast's Jason Bartlett, left, and Luke Lightner. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Belfast's Luke Lightner. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Belfast's Luke Lightner. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Belfast's Max Lewis, left, and Bucksport's Tyson Gray. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Belfast's Jason Bartlett. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Belfast's Luke Lightner. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Belfast's Luke Lightner. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Belfast's Luke Lightner, left, and Jason Bartlett. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Belfast's Max Lewis, left, Chase Sanders, middle, and Dakota Payson, right, as well as Bucksport's Tyson Gray. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Belfast's Jason Bartlett, left, and Chase Sanders, middle, as well as Bucksport's Tyson Gray, middle, and Logan Stanley. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Belfast's Tanner Veilleux, left, and Andrew Akles. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Belfast's Grady Doolan, left, and Dakota Payson, middle, as well as Bucksport's Nathan Russell, left, and Cameron Soper. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
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