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High school basketball

String of solid wins for Waldo County teams as games grow few

Mount View boys, Searsport girls in playoffs, others look to qualify
By Staff | Feb 03, 2020

The regular season has rapidly come to a close for Waldo County high school basketball teams, as Searsport collected wins on the hardwood, while others were in action, in games Tuesday through Saturday, Jan. 28-Feb. 1.

On Feb. 1, the Viking boys lost 62-44 to Central of Corinth, while the Viking girls bested North Haven 42-30.

On Jan. 31, the Mount View boys dropped a hard-fought, 68-66 loss to Winslow, Islesboro fell 66-32 to Vinalhaven and Belfast lost 62-50 to Maine Central Institute of Pittsfield. On the girls side, the Mustangs fell 57-37 to the Black Raiders, the Vikings bested North Haven 53-37 and the Lions lost 49-43 to the Huskies.

On Jan. 30, the Viking boys were downed by Bucksport 57-52, while the Viking girls defeated Sumner of Sullivan 56-41 on Jan. 29.

On Jan. 28, the Viking boys also earned a 46-44 win over Sumner.

The following is a recap of reported results:

Boys

Vinalhaven 66, Islesboro 32

At Islesboro Jan. 31, the Eagles fell to an island neighbor. Vinalhaven led 16-11, 22-13 and 48-23 at the quarter breaks.

Dylan Frank led the Eagles with 14 points, while Rio Dubois added six; Shamus Dove, four; Charlie Jagger, three; Julian Kelley, two; and Liam O'Malia, one. Islesboro was 6-of-10 (60 percent) from the foul line. The hosts tallied four treys, as Frank made three and Jagger, one.

Trey Goodrich paced the visitors with 16 points, while Alec Radley, Mark Augusto Jr. and Joe Hopkins added 10; Robbie Swears and Von Jones, six; and Colby Beverage and Kyle Grant, six. Vinalhaven was 2-of-8 (25 percent) from the foul line and did make a 3-pointer.

In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Class D South, Islesboro (1-14,0.6250 points) is 10th, while Forest Hills of Jackman (17-0, 115.6790 points) is first in the 11-team region. The top eight teams qualify for the playoffs.

Maine Central Institute 62, Belfast 50

At Pittsfield Jan. 31, the Huskies prowled past the Lions. MCI led 15-10, 27-22 and 50-36 at the quarter breaks.

Jason Bartlett pumped in 16 points for the Lions, while Chris Kelley added 15; Patrick McConnell, 10; Marco Melotti, four; Tommy Walker, three; and LaDerrick Roberts, two.

Owen Williams scored 24 points for MCI, while Harrison Sikes added 19; Gavin McArthur, eight; Dom Wilson, seven; and Isaac Bussell, four.

Belfast was 2-of-3 (67 percent) from the charity stripe, while MCI was 2-of-6 (33 percent).

In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Class B North, Belfast (9-7, 28.3333 points) is 14th, while Caribou (16-1, 176.1111 points) is first in the 17-team region. The top 12 teams qualify for the playoffs.

Bucksport 57, Searsport 52

At Bucksport Jan. 30, the Golden Bucks held the Vikings at arms-length throughout the game and emerged with a five-point win. Bucksport led 12-8, 30-22 and 46-37 at the quarter breaks.

Josh Wright poured in 20 points to lead the visitors, while Colby Snow added 11; Cody Reynolds, nine; Gabe Kneeland, six; Dallas Kroenig, four; and Steven Perkins, two.

Ty Giberson tossed in 18 points for the hosts, while Logan Stanley added 14; Christian Chase-Hurd and Isaac Moore, 10; Julian Shook, four; and Cam Soper, one.

The Vikings were 6-of-10 (60 percent) from the foul line, while the Golden Bucks were 5-of-12 (42 percent).

In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Class C North, Searsport (4-13, 8.8272 points) is 19th, while Fort Kent (15-2, 125.7870 points) is first in the 20-team region. The top 14 teams qualify for the playoffs.

Searsport 46, Sumner 44

At Sullivan Jan. 28, the Vikings held on to net a two-point win over the Tigers. Searsport led 7-4, 15-10 and 31-22 at the quarter breaks.

Josh Wright netted 20 points for Searsport, while Colby Snow added 17 and Gabe Kneeland, Cody Reynolds and Steven Perkins three.

Jackson Bernier scored 13 points for Sumner, while Aidan Weaver added 11; Austin Britton, seven; Caelan Billings and Landon Bernier, four; Bill Wray, three; and Warren Harden, two.

The Vikings were 20-of-27 (74 percent) from the foul line, while the Tigers were 8-of-13 (61 percent).

Piscataquis Community 68, Searsport 39

At Guilford Jan. 25, the Pirates forced the Vikings down the plank and picked up the win. Piscataquis led 12-2, 22-9 and 44-21 at the quarter breaks.

Colby Snow poured in 25 points to lead Searsport, while Josh Wright added 11; Steven Perkins, two; and Cody Reynolds, one.

Kobe Gilbert scored 17 points for Piscataquis, while Carter Starbird added 15; Wayne Haley, 13; Preston Ricker, 10; Caleb Bailey, eight; Colby York, three; and Nate Hutchins, two.

The Vikings were 4-of-6 (67 percent) from the charity stripe, while the Pirates were 12-of-20 (60 percent).

Winslow 60, Belfast 49

At Belfast Jan. 24, the Black Raiders bested the Lions. Winslow led 13-12 after the first quarter, while Belfast rallied to take a 30-29 lead at halftime. Winslow then retook a 46-40 lead after three quarters.

Jason Bartlett scored 15 points for Belfast, while Chris Kelley added nine; Patrick McConnell, eight; Tommy Walker, six; Drew Abelon, five; and Tanner Veilleux, MaDerrick Roberts and Marco Melotti, two.

Colby Pomeroy scored 14 points for Winslow, while Nick Girrard added 12; Jacob Berard, 10; Reid Gagnon and Jason Reynolds, eight; Andrew Poulin, four; and Holden Dart, two.

The Lions were 4-of-6 (67 percent) from the foul line, while the Black Raiders were 3-of-8 (37 percent).

Girls

Searsport 42, North Haven 30

At North Haven Feb. 1, the Vikings won their second game over the Hawks in as many days with a 12-point triumph. Searsport led 14-4, 24-15 and 34-24 at the quarter breaks.

Makenzie Alley scored 16 points for Searsport, while Abby Astbury added eight; Abby Stemp, six; Kyla Perkins, five; Emma Spiegel, three; and Makenzie Alley and Laura Warman, two.

Layla Sparhawk netted 11 points for North Haven, while Mercedes Sparhawk added 10; Hannah White, five; and Isabelle Haskell and Kaylee Ames, two.

The Vikings were 4-of-19 (21 percent) from the foul line, while the Hawks were 4-of-11 (36 percent).

In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Class C North, Searsport (8-9, 38.7037 points) is 11th, while Stearns (15-0, 116.4815 points) is first in the 20-team region. The top 14 teams qualify for the playoffs.

Searsport 53, North Haven 37

At North Haven Jan. 31, the Vikings shot past the host Hawks. Searsport led 15-8, 31-18 and 39-24 at the quarter breaks.

Makenzie Alley netted 28 points to lead the winners, while Abby Stemp added 11; Abby Astbury, 10; and Emma Spiegel and Laura Warman, two.

Mercedes Sparhawk keyed North Haven with 15 points, while Layla Sparhawk added 13; Katherine White, six; Isabelle Haskell, two; and Kaylee Ames, one.

The Vikings were 10-of-18 (56 percent) from the foul line, while the Hawks were 5-of-13 (38 percent).

Winslow 57, Mount View 37

At Thorndike Jan. 31, the Mustangs battled valiantly, but came up short as the Black Raiders prowled to victory. Winslow led 13-8, 23-15 and 36-23 at the quarter breaks.

Hannah Coolen pumped in 22 points for Mount View, while Cricket Thompson added seven; Brea MacFarline, six; and Lydia Bryant, two.

Bodhi Littlefield scored 19 points for Winslow, while Silver Clukey added 18; Olivia McCaslin, nine; Grace Smith, five; Harley Pomerleau, four; and Mikayla Rioux, three.

The Mustangs were 14-of-26 (54 percent) from the foul line, while the Black Raiders were 6-of-18 (33 percent).

In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Class B North, Mount View (1-15, 2.3457 points) is 15th, while Presque Isle (14-3, 141.5432 points) is first in the 17-team region. The top 12 teams qualify for the playoffs.

Maine Central Institute 49, Belfast 43

At Belfast Jan. 31, the Huskies dug out of an early hole and bested the Lions. Belfast led 14-8 after the first quarter, while MCI led 28-21 at halftime and 37-27 after three quarters.

Lillie Mitchell netted 16 points for Belfast, while Kayci Faulkingham added 14; Grace Fitzjurls, five; Hailee Lindelof, four; and Sydni Moores and Halle Tripp, two.

For MCI, Leah Bussell scored 17 points, while Danielle Dow added 13; Natalie Sites, 12; Iciar Corrales-Montes, four; and Jillian Frost, three.

The Lions were 6-of-10 (60 percent) from the foul line, while the Huskies were 12-of-20 (60 percent).

In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Class B North, Belfast (1-15, 1.1728 points) is 17th, while Presque Isle (14-3, 141.5432 points) is first in the 17-team region. The top 12 teams qualify for the playoffs.

Winslow 64, Belfast 28

At Winslow Jan. 24, the Black Raiders left little doubt with a lopsided win over the Lions. Winslow led 22-9, 40-16 and 58-20 at the quarter breaks.

Grace Fitzjurls netted 19 points — including a perfect 12-of-12 from the foul line — to lead Belfast, while Lillie Mitchell added six; Kayci Faulkingham, two; and Natalie Hamlin, one.

Silver Clukey scored 17 points for Winslow, while Grace Smith added 14; Bodhi Littlefield, eight; Olivia McCaslin and Lauren Roy, six; Moriah Morrison, five; and Jenna Veilleux and Mikayla Rioux, four.

The Lions were 17-of-20 (85 percent) from the foul line, while the Black Raiders were 5-of-10 (50 percent).

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