High school basketball

Vikings host with most as Knights, Wolverines invade gymnasium

Searsport players see plenty of court action in preseason encounters
By Staff | Nov 24, 2019
Photo by: Ken Waltz Scene from Narraguagus at Searsport on Nov. 23 in high school preseason basketball. The Viking girls are on the court, as Abby Stemp (10) leads the way, while the Viking boys watch from their seats on the stage.

Searsport — Knights and Wolverines invaded the Searsport District High School gymnasium on Saturday, Nov. 23, but, not to worry, the Vikings were on hand to defend their turf — make that hardwood.

Searsport, Wiscasset and Narraguagus of Harrington basketball teams battled in a handful of preseason games on Saturday in the Viking Shootout to prepare for the regular campaign, which will tip off in another few weeks.

The following are photos and video from the Searsport and Narraguagus games.

The high school winter sports season began with tryouts and practices on Monday, Nov. 18.

The slate of Saturday's six games were: Narraguagus versus Searsport girls; Narraguagus versus Searsport boys; Wiscasset versus Narraguagus girls; Wiscasset versus Narraguagus boys; Searsport versus Wiscasset girls; and Searsport versus Wiscasset boys.

The Searsport girls, led by coach Mel Grant, include Abby Stemp, Sarah Gent, Kyla Perkins, Makenzie Alley, Abby Astbury, Mykenzie Tripp, Laura Warman, Joanna Wilson and Kaylee Henderson.

The Searsport boys, led by coach Dave Pepin, include Sam Cahill, Josh Wright, Gabe Kneeland, Kevin Bell, Cody Reynolds, Chase Brassbridge, Colby Snow, Dustin Hall, Cole Ellis, Steven Perkins, Dallas Kroening, Spencer Philbrook and Gage Ellis.

In the first game, the Narraguagus girls beat Searsport 61-28. For the Vikings, Alley scored 11 points; Astbury, eight; Gent, four; Stemp, three; and Henderson and Tripp, one. The Vikings made 9-of-13 free throws and Alley had the lone trey.

In the second game, the Narraguagus boys outlasted Searsport 49-40. For the Vikings, Hall had 16 points; Wright, 12; Snow, eight; and Kneeland, four. Searsport got four 3-pointers from Hall and 10 free throws from Wright.

In the fifth game, the Searsport girls beat Wiscasset 52-45, as Alley tossed in 30 points. Astbury added 13 points; Stemp, five; and Gent and Perkins, three.

In the sixth and final game of the day, the Searsport boys beat Wiscasset 54-8, as Snow tallied 21 points; Kneeland, 13; Cole Ellis, Kroening and Hall, four; Philbrook, three; and Bell and Cahill, two.

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Narraguagus at Searsport boys basketball
Searsport hosts Narraguagus on Nov. 23 in high school boys basketball in Searsport. (Video by: Ken Waltz and Zack Miller)
Narraguagus at Searsport girls basketball
Searsport hosts Narraguagus on Nov. 23 in high school girls basketball in Searsport. (Video by: Ken Waltz and Zack Miller)
Scene from Narraguagus at Searsport on Nov. 23 in high school girls preseason basketball. Searsport's Makenzie Alley. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Narraguagus at Searsport on Nov. 23 in high school girls preseason basketball. Searsport's Abby Astbury, left. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Narraguagus at Searsport on Nov. 23 in high school girls preseason basketball. Searsport's Abby Astbury, left. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Narraguagus at Searsport on Nov. 23 in high school girls preseason basketball. Searsport's Abby Astbury, left. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Narraguagus at Searsport on Nov. 23 in high school girls preseason basketball. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Narraguagus at Searsport on Nov. 23 in high school girls preseason basketball. Searsport's Abby Stemp. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Narraguagus at Searsport on Nov. 23 in high school girls preseason basketball. Searsport's Makenzie Alley. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Narraguagus at Searsport on Nov. 23 in high school girls preseason basketball. Searsport's Makenzie Alley. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Narraguagus at Searsport on Nov. 23 in high school girls preseason basketball. Searsport's Abby Stemp. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Narraguagus at Searsport on Nov. 23 in high school girls preseason basketball. Searsport's Abby Astbury, front. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Narraguagus at Searsport on Nov. 23 in high school girls preseason basketball. Searsport's Abby Stemp, front. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Narraguagus at Searsport on Nov. 23 in high school girls preseason basketball. Searsport's Abby Stemp, front. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Narraguagus at Searsport on Nov. 23 in high school girls preseason basketball. Searsport's Abby Stemp, front. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Narraguagus at Searsport on Nov. 23 in high school girls preseason basketball. Searsport's Mykenzie Tripp. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Narraguagus at Searsport on Nov. 23 in high school girls preseason basketball. Searsport's Mykenzie Tripp. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Narraguagus at Searsport on Nov. 23 in high school girls preseason basketball. Searsport's Makenzie Alley, left. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Narraguagus at Searsport on Nov. 23 in high school girls preseason basketball. Searsport's Makenzie Alley, left. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Narraguagus at Searsport on Nov. 23 in high school girls preseason basketball. Searsport coach Mel Grant. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Narraguagus at Searsport on Nov. 23 in high school girls preseason basketball. Searsport's Abby Stemp. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Narraguagus at Searsport on Nov. 23 in high school girls preseason basketball. Searsport's Abby Stemp. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Narraguagus at Searsport on Nov. 23 in high school girls preseason basketball. Searsport's Abby Astbury, left, and Makenzie Alley, right. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Narraguagus at Searsport on Nov. 23 in high school girls preseason basketball. Searsport's Makenzie Alley. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Narraguagus at Searsport on Nov. 23 in high school girls preseason basketball. Searsport's Makenzie Alley. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Narraguagus at Searsport on Nov. 23 in high school girls preseason basketball. Searsport's Makenzie Alley. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Narraguagus at Searsport on Nov. 23 in high school girls preseason basketball. Searsport's Abby Stemp. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Narraguagus at Searsport on Nov. 23 in high school girls preseason basketball. Searsport's Abby Stemp. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Narraguagus at Searsport on Nov. 23 in high school girls preseason basketball. Searsport's Abby Stemp. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Narraguagus at Searsport on Nov. 23 in high school girls preseason basketball. Searsport's Abby Stemp, left. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Narraguagus at Searsport on Nov. 23 in high school girls preseason basketball. Searsport's Makenzie Alley. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Narraguagus at Searsport on Nov. 23 in high school girls preseason basketball. Searsport's Abby Astbury, middle. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Narraguagus at Searsport on Nov. 23 in high school girls preseason basketball. Searsport's Abby Astbury, front. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Narraguagus at Searsport on Nov. 23 in high school girls preseason basketball. Searsport's Sarah Gent, middle. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Narraguagus at Searsport on Nov. 23 in high school girls preseason basketball. Searsport's Sarah Gent, middle. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Narraguagus at Searsport on Nov. 23 in high school girls preseason basketball. Searsport's Sarah Gent. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Narraguagus at Searsport on Nov. 23 in high school girls preseason basketball. Searsport's Abby Astbury. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Narraguagus at Searsport on Nov. 23 in high school girls preseason basketball. Searsport's Abby Astbury. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Narraguagus at Searsport on Nov. 23 in high school girls preseason basketball. Searsport's Abby Astbury, right, and Joanna Wilson. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Narraguagus at Searsport on Nov. 23 in high school boys preseason basketball. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Narraguagus at Searsport on Nov. 23 in high school boys preseason basketball. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Narraguagus at Searsport on Nov. 23 in high school boys preseason basketball. Searsport's Josh Wright. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Narraguagus at Searsport on Nov. 23 in high school boys preseason basketball. Searsport's Chase Brassbridge. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Narraguagus at Searsport on Nov. 23 in high school boys preseason basketball. Searsport's Colby Snow, front, and Steven Perkins, left. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Narraguagus at Searsport on Nov. 23 in high school boys preseason basketball. Searsport's Colby Snow. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Narraguagus at Searsport on Nov. 23 in high school boys preseason basketball. Searsport's Josh Wright, front, and Gabe Kneeland. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Narraguagus at Searsport on Nov. 23 in high school boys preseason basketball. Searsport's Steven Perkins. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Narraguagus at Searsport on Nov. 23 in high school boys preseason basketball. Searsport's Dustin Hall. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Narraguagus at Searsport on Nov. 23 in high school boys preseason basketball. Searsport's Josh Wright, middle. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Narraguagus at Searsport on Nov. 23 in high school boys preseason basketball. Searsport's Colby Snow. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Narraguagus at Searsport on Nov. 23 in high school boys preseason basketball. Searsport's Colby Snow. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Narraguagus at Searsport on Nov. 23 in high school boys preseason basketball. Searsport's Josh Wright, left. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Narraguagus at Searsport on Nov. 23 in high school boys preseason basketball. Searsport's Josh Wright, left. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Narraguagus at Searsport on Nov. 23 in high school boys preseason basketball. Searsport's Josh Wright, middle. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Narraguagus at Searsport on Nov. 23 in high school boys preseason basketball. Searsport's Gabe Kneeland. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Narraguagus at Searsport on Nov. 23 in high school boys preseason basketball. Searsport's Dustin Hall. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Narraguagus at Searsport on Nov. 23 in high school boys preseason basketball. Searsport's Dustin Hall. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Narraguagus at Searsport on Nov. 23 in high school boys preseason basketball. Searsport's Josh Wright. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Narraguagus at Searsport on Nov. 23 in high school boys preseason basketball. Searsport's Dustin Hall. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Narraguagus at Searsport on Nov. 23 in high school boys preseason basketball. Searsport's Dustin Hall. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Narraguagus at Searsport on Nov. 23 in high school boys preseason basketball. Searsport's Gabe Kneeland. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Narraguagus at Searsport on Nov. 23 in high school boys preseason basketball. Searsport's Gabe Kneeland. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Narraguagus at Searsport on Nov. 23 in high school boys preseason basketball. Searsport's Colby Snow. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Narraguagus at Searsport on Nov. 23 in high school boys preseason basketball. Searsport's Gabe Kneeland. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Narraguagus at Searsport on Nov. 23 in high school boys preseason basketball. Searsport's Gabe Kneeland. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Narraguagus at Searsport on Nov. 23 in high school boys preseason basketball. Searsport's Gabe Kneeland. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Mel Grant, left, his daughter, Briana Ellis, right, and granddaughter, Lainey, 6 months. Lainey is the daughter of Briana and Adrian Ellis of Belfast. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Mel Grant, left, his daughter, Briana Ellis, right, and granddaughter, Lainey, 6 months. Lainey is the daughter of Briana and Adrian Ellis of Belfast. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Mel Grant, left, and granddaughter, Lainey, 6 months. Lainey is the daughter of Briana and Adrian Ellis of Belfast. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Mel Grant, left, and granddaughter, Lainey, 6 months. Lainey is the daughter of Briana and Adrian Ellis of Belfast. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
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