High school basketball

Vikings, Mustangs, Lions snowed over by Patriots, Purple Panthers, Black Bears

Games mostly competitive, but Waldo County squads come out on losing ends
By Staff | Jan 11, 2019

It was a difficult few nights on the high school hardwood on Thursday and Friday, Jan. 10-11 as the Belfast, Mount View and Searsport basketball teams were dealt midseason losses.

The Lion boys fell 67-57 at home to Maranacook of Readfield, while the Black Bear girls defeated the Lions 56-41 in Readfield.

The Mustang girls were dealt a 42-17 loss by host Waterville, while the ‘Stang boys fell 48-44 to the Purple Panthers in Thorndike.

The Viking boys came up on the short end of a heartbreaking 52-51, double-overtime loss to Penquis of Milo Friday in Searsport.

The following is a recap of reported results:

Girls

Maranacook 56, Belfast 41

At Readfield Jan. 10, the Black Bears netted a 15-point win over the Lions. Belfast led 14-13 after the first quarter and 25-23 at halftime, while Maranacook led 38-33 after three quarters.

Grace Fitzjurls scored 15 points for the Lions, while Lillie Mitchell added 10; Hannah Banks, four; Karagen Stone, three; and Madison Farris and Kiara Doolan, two.

Gabby Green scored 19 points for the Black Bears, while Grace Dwyer added 13; Amanda Boucher and Grace Despres, seven; Kate Mohlar and Anna Drillen, four; and Paige Trask, two.

Belfast was 6-of-9 (67 percent) from the foul line, while Maranacook was 9-of-14 (64 percent).

Boys

Penquis 52, Searsport 51 (2 OT)

At Searsport Jan. 11, the Patriots got the game-winning three-pointer at the buzzer from Camron Bailey as the Vikings lost a heartbreaker in double overtime. Penquis led 6-3 after the first quarter, while Penquis led 13-6 at halftime and 26-16 after three quarters before the Vikings rallied to knot the score 36-36 at the end of regulation.

Charlie Spiegel tossed in 17 points in the tough-luck loss for the Vikings, while Colby Snow added 11; Aaron Wiley, seven; Isaiah Runci, ix; and George Dakin and Josh Wright, five.

Bailey led the Patriots with 15 points, while Jeremy Martin added 10; Corbin Cyr, eight; Jake Baker, seven; Cayden Cyr, four; and Zak Mills, Will Waterhouse, Alvin Robishaw and Adrian McComb, two.

The Vikings were 14-of-23 (61 percent) from the foul line, while the Patriots were 12-of-23 (52 percent).

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class C North, Searsport (4-5, 9.5910 points) is 13th, while Houlton (9-1, 36.9208 points) is first in the 20-team region. The top 14 teams qualify for the playoffs.

Maranacook 67, Belfast 57

At Belfast Jan. 10, the Black Bears clawed past the Lions. Belfast led 16-11 after the first quarter, while Maranacook led 35-27 at halftime and 51-46 after three quarters.

Chris Kelley paced the Lions with 23 points, while Jason Bartlett added 11; Dakota Payson, 10; Luke Lightner, six; Wilder Magruder, five; and Tanner Veilleux, two.

Cash McClure pumped in 22 points for the Black Bears, while Duncan Rogers added 13; Micah Root, 10; Joey Dupont, six; Elias Bergdahl, five; Tim Worster, four; Aric Belanger, three; and Skyler Boucher and Garrette Whitten, two.

Belfast finished 11-of-14 (79 percent) from the foul line, while Maranacook was 4-of-8 (50 percent).

Waterville 48, Mount View 44 (OT)

At Thorndike Jan. 10, the Purple Panthers were 7-of-10 from the foul line in overtime and emerged victorious over the Mustangs. Mount View led 8-3 after the first quarter, 17-11 at halftime and 35-22 after three quarters before Waterville rallied to knot the score 41-41 at the end of regulation.

Declan Knowlton led Mount View with 13 points, while Sean Raven tallied 12; Neal Kenney, eight; Kyle Noble, five; and Draedyn Furrow, four.

Nicholas Wildhaber, Ben Danner and David Barre netted 10 points each for Waterville, while Jack Lloyd added eight; Jack Thompson, four; and Liam VonOesen and Trafton Gilbert, three.

The Mustangs were 6-of-9 (67 percent) from the foul line, while the Purple Panthers were 13-of-24.

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class B North, Mount View (1-8, 1.1728 points) is 15th, while Hermon (9-0, 54.6914 points) is first in the 16-team region. The top 11 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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