High school boys and girls basketball

Vikings downed by Howlers, Tigers in Jan. 3 court cames

MacMillan's 21 points keys boys, Alleys pace girls
By Staff | Jan 05, 2018

With one game as scheduled — and another moved ahead due to the impending snowstorm — Searsport basketball teams came up short in their quests for Wednesday, Jan. 3 high school hardwood success.

The Viking girls were downed at home 37-28 by Penobscot Valley of Howland, while the Viking boys fell on the road 59-45 to Sumner of East Sullivan. The boys game originally was scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 4, but was moved to Wednesday due to the storm that hit the state on Thursday.

The following is a recap of the court cases:

Boys basketball

Sumner 59, Searsport 45

At East Sullivan Jan. 3, the Tigers were white-hot shooting from beyond the arc and prevailed over the visiting Vikings. Sumner led 15-8, 36-17 and 45-35 at the quarter breaks.

Liam MacMillan scored 21 points for Searsport, while Ben Powell added seven; Connor Kneeland, Toby Kroenig and George Dakin, five; and Gabe Kneeland, two.

For the Tigers — who were 8-of-10 (80 percent) from beyond the arc in the first half — were led by Kyle Brooks and Colby McLain with 14 points, while Ethan Young tallied 12; Will Colson, eight; David Allen, five; Taylor Rice, four; and Yosie Shreirman, two.

The Vikings were 1-of-1 from the foul line and the Tigers 2-of-6 (33 percent).

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class C North, Searsport (3-3, 2.7855 points) is 15th, while Fort Fairfield (6-1, 23.7037 points) is first in the 20-team region. The top 14 teams qualify for the playoffs.

Girls basketball

Penobscot Valley 37, Searsport 28

At Searsport Jan. 3, the Howlers kept the Vikings at bay and prevailed by nine points. Penobscot Valley led 13-9, 24-18 and 27-23 at the quarter breaks.

Makenzie Alley led Searsport with 11 points, while Mikaela Alley added 10; Brooklynn Alberts, three; Addy Stemp, two; and Audrey Walker and Ashten Wells, one.

Judy King scored 13 points for Penobscot Valley, while Lexi Ireland added 11; Leine McKechnie, six; Laney Harding, three; and Emily St. Cyr and Kortney McKechnie, two.

The Vikings were 9-of-18 (50 percent) from the foul line, while the Howlers were 3-of-13 (23 percent).

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class C North, Searsport (3-5, 2.2222 points) is 16th, while Houlton (6-0, 31.7284 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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