High school basketball

Waldo County teams push hard to regular-season finish line

By Staff | Feb 04, 2019

The end of the regular season has trended down for a handful of Waldo County high school basketball teams as several were dealt losses in games played Friday through Monday, Feb. 1-4.

Belfast was downed by Maranacook of Readfield, as was Mount View in losses to Erskine Academy of South China on Friday.

On Saturday, the Searsport boys fell to Central of Corinth.

Then, on Monday, both Viking squads came up short in contests against Deer Isle-Stonington.

Four of the five teams currently are on the outside of the playoff picture looking in — while the Searsport girls are on the bubble in Class C North in the final playoff spot — with the regular season to conclude in the coming days.

The following is a recap of reported results:

Boys

Deer Isle-Stonington 55, Searsport 45

At Deer Isle Feb. 4, the Mariners emerged with a 10-point win over the Vikings. Searsport led 14-11 after the first quarter, while Deer Isle-Stonington led 27-24 at halftime and 39-33 after three quarters.

Colby Snow scored 11 points for the Vikings, while Charlie Spiegel and George Dakin added 10; Charlie Spinney, six; Josh Wright, five; and Toby Kroening, three. Spinney added eight rebounds and four blocks.

Searsport coach Dave Pepin said he was proud of the team’s effort, “playing them tough and down to the wire and having a lot of my kids out with the flu.”

Miles Brown netted 17 points for Deer Isle-Stonington, while Nathan Thompson added 12; Toby Snow, 11; Dylan Steele, eight; Coleman Brown, six; and Zack Billing, one.

The Vikings were 9-of-13 (69 percent) from the foul line, while the Mariners were 10-of-16 (62 percent).

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class C North, Searsport (7-11, 29.9228 points) is 16th, while Central Aroostook (15-2, 144.3174 points) is first in the 20-team region. The top 14 teams qualify for the playoffs.

Central 57, Searsport 24

At Corinth Feb. 2, the Red Devils made quick work of the visiting Vikings. Central led 11-4, 28-11 and 49-18 at the quarter breaks.

Charlie Spiegel scored nine points for Searsport, while Colby Snow added six; Josh Wright, three; and Isaiah Runci, Charlie Spinney and George Dakin, two.

Dylan Ham and James Doucette scored 16 points each for Central, while Malachi Miller, Bryce Burns and Jeff Macomber added six; Alex Hewitt, five; and Scotty Ferrie, two.

The Vikings were 9-of-12 (75 percent) from the charity stripe, while the Red Devils were 4-of-4 (100 percent).

Maranacook 93, Belfast 47

At Readfield Feb. 1, the Black Bears blasted past the Lions. Maranacook led 25-14, 48-24 and 69-38 at the quarter breaks.

Jason Bartlett scored 14 points for Belfast, while Luke Lightner added 12; Dakota Payson, seven; Chris Kelley and Grady Doolan, four; Tanner Veilleux, three; Wilder Magruder, two; and Chase Sanders, one.

Mitch Root scored 19 points for Maranacook, while Duncan Rogers added 15; Glen Guerrette and Tim Worster, eight; Elias Bergdahl and Aric Belanger, seven; Jarred Schmidt and Isaac Philbrook, six; Cash McClure, five; Joe Albert, four; Skyler Boucher and Gavin Downs, three; and Garrett Whitman, two.

The Lions were 12-of-22 (54 percent) from the foul line, while the Black Bears were 14-of-24 (58 percent).

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class B North, Belfast (2-14, 4.6914 points) is 15th, while Hermon (16-0, 158.7654 points) is first in the 16-team region. The top 11 teams qualify for the playoffs.

Erskine Academy 53, Mount View 37

At Thorndike Feb. 1, the Eagles penned in the Mustangs and emerged with a 16-point win. Erskine Academy led 11-6, 29-19 and 40-29 at the quarter breaks.

Brennan Grant scored 12 points for the ‘Stangs, while Draedyn Furrow added 10; Sean Raven, eight; Garrett Smith, seven; Neal Kenney, four; and Declan Knowlton, two.

Braden Soule scored 13 points for the Eagles, while Jakob Mills added 11; Caden Turcotte, seven; Jacob Praul, six; Austin Dunn and Jacob Mortimer, five; and Nick Hayden and Gavin Blanchard, two.

Mount View was 1-of-2 (50 percent) from the foul line, while Erskine Academy was 2-of-11 (18 percent).

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class B North, Mount View (1-15, 4.6914 points) is 16th, while Hermon (16-0, 158.7654 points) is first in the 16-team region. The top 11 teams qualify for the playoffs.

Girls

Deer Isle-Stonington 58, Searsport 40

At Deer Isle Feb. 4, the Mariners outscored the Vikings 23-3 in the second quarter and emerged with the victory. Deer Isle-Stonington led 11-6, 34-9 and 50-19 at the quarter breaks.

Rylee Eaton scored 23 points for the winners, while Kaylee Morey added nine; Lily Gray, eight; Katie Hutchinson and Brianna Limeburner, six; Brittany Gray, four; and Maggie Bubar, two.

Makenzie Alley led Searsport with 15 points, while Abby Stemp added eight; Mikaela Alley and Ashten Wells, seven; and Sarah Gent, three.

The Vikings were 12-of-20 (60 percent) from the foul line, while the Mariners were 3-of-4 (75 percent).

In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Class C North, Searsport (10-7, 45.1852 points) is 14th, while Central Aroostook (15-3, 126.1728 points) is first in the 20-team region. The top 14 teams qualify for the playoffs.

Maranacook 52, Belfast 40

At Belfast Feb. 1, the Black Bears took a 12-point first-quarter lead and won by the same margin. Maranacook led 18-6, 32-19 and 43-29 at the quarter breaks.

Grace Fitzjurls scored 13 points for Belfast, while Kayci Faulkingham added nine; Madison Farris, six; and Sydni Moores, Lillie Mitchell and Karagen Stone, four.

Kate Mohlar netted 16 points for Maranacook, while Anna Drillen added 10; Grace Despres, nine; Gabby Green, eight; Maddy Ballard, six; and Haylee Weeks, three.

The Lions were 4-of-8 (50 percent) from the foul line, while the Black Bears were 3-of-8 (37 percent).

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class B North, Belfast (0-16, no points) is 16th, while Mount Desert Island (14-2, 118.2099 points) is first in the 16-team region. The top 11 teams qualify for the playoffs.

Erskine Academy 50, Mount View 29

At South China Feb. 1, the Eagles soared past the Mustangs. Erskine Academy led 8-2, 26-13 and 32-21 at the quarter breaks.

Jordan Linscott scored 18 points for the Eagles, while Emily Clark added 16; Sarah Proul, seven; Joanna Linscott, four; and Mackenzie Roderick, Lydia Boucher and Liz Sugg, two.

Hannah Coolen scored 18 points for Mount View, while Shala Davis, Alex Fountain and Leah Bradstreet added three.

The Mustangs were 4-of-7 (57 percent) from the foul line, while the Eagles were 9-of-11 (81 percent).

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class B North, Mount View (4-12, 27.7778 points) is 13th, while Mount Desert Island (14-2, 118.2099 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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