High school boys basketball

Warriors nip Lions in down-to-wire preseason clash

Belfast's Sturgis leads all scorers with 16 points
By Staff | Nov 28, 2017
Photo by: Mark Haskell Belfast's Tyler Bartlett (5), Stanley Sturgis (4) and Dakota Payson, partially hidden in back, do their best to box out for a rebound against Nokomis during a Nov. 27 high school boys basketball preseason game. The visiting Warriors of Newport edged the host Lions 54-52.

Belfast — In a wire-to-wire high school preseason boys basketball game on Monday night, Nov. 27, Belfast was nipped by visiting Nokomis of Newport 54-52.

Nokomis led 14-10 after the first quarter and maintained that four-point advantage with a 28-24 halftime edge. The Warriors then took a 44-39 advantage after three quarters.

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Stanley Sturgis led all scorers with a 16-point effort for Belfast, while Chris Kelley tallied nine; Skylar Perkins, eight; Jason Bartlett, six; Luke Lightner, four; Tyler Bartlett and Aaron Fuller, three; Dakoda Doolan, two; and Dakota Payson, one.

Josh Perry scored 15 points to pace Nokomis, while Josh Smestad added 13; Hayden Black and Jal Brooks, eight; Andy Hopkins, seven; and Brock Graves, three.

The Lions were 14-of-26 (54 percent) from the foul line, while the Warriors were 8-of-16 (50 percent).

Belfast will tip off the regular season on Friday, Dec. 8 on the road against Maine Central Institute of Pittsfield.

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Belfast's Stanley Sturgis, front, and Nokomis' Josh Perry. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Belfast's Stanley Sturgis. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Belfast's Luke Lightner, front. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Belfast's Aaron Fuller (11) and Nokomis' Hayden Black. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Belfast's Dakoda Doolan, left, and Nokomis' Andrew Haining. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Belfast's Luke Lightner, left, and Nokomis' Josh Smestad. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Belfast's Luke Lightner, back, and Jason Bartlett, left, among others. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Belfast's Luke Lightner, back, among others. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Belfast's Jason Bartlett, right, and Nokomis' Brock Graves (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Belfast's Chris Kelley. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Belfast's Aaron Fuller, left, and Tyler Bartlett. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Belfast's Aaron Fuller. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Belfast's Stanley Sturgis, front. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Belfast's Stanley Sturgis, front. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Belfast's Dakota Payson, right, and Nokomis' Brock Graves. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Belfast's Dakota Payson, right, and Nokomis' Brock Graves. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Belfast's Dakoda Doolan, right, and Nokomis' Josh Smestad. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Belfast's Dakoda Doolan, right, and Nokomis' Josh Smestad. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Belfast's Tyler Bartlett, left, and Nokomis' Jal Brooks. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Belfast's Stanley Sturgis, left, and Nokomis' Jal Brooks. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Belfast's Dakoda Doolan, right, and Nokomis' Josh Smestad. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Belfast's Tyler Bartlett, right, and Nokomis' Jal Brooks. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
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