High school boys and girls basketball

With Belfast, Searsport in action Jan. 10, on Lion boys victorious

Kelley, Bartlett, Sturgis help Belfast boys roll past Purple Panthers
By Staff | Jan 10, 2018

With two teams on their respective playoff bubbles and another which eyes its first win of the campaign, the Belfast teams — along with the Searsport boys — looked to improve their respective positions against Waterville and Central of Corinth on Tuesday, Jan. 9.

The Lions split on the night as the home teams posted wins as the boys netted a 71-52 victory in Belfast, while the Purple Panther girls earned a 42-17 win in Waterville.

The Viking boys also were dealt a 50-34 loss to the Red Devils.

The following is a recap of the games:

Boys basketball

Belfast 71, Waterville 52

At Belfast Jan. 9, the Lions went on the offensive early and often en route to a lopsided win over the Purple Panthers. Belfast led 21-8, 29-17 and 45-28 at the quarter breaks.

Chris Kelley tossed in 19 points to pace the winners, while Jason Bartlett added 17; Stanley Sturgis, 15; Luke Lightner, six; Tanner Veilleux, four; Tyler Bartlett and Dakoda Doolan, three; and Aaron Fuller, two.

Nicholas Wildhaber scored 18 points to lead the Purple Panthers, while David Barre added 13; Jack Lloyd, nine; Trafton Gilbert, eight; Jack Thompson, two; and Trevor Luong and Colby Carpenter, one.

Belfast was 22-of-27 (81 percent) from the free-throw line, while Waterville was 15-of-25 (60 percent).

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class B North, Belfast (4-5, 6.3580 points) is 12th, while Hermon (8-0, 37.2222 points) is first in the 16-team region. The top 11 teams qualify for the playoffs.

Central 50, Searsport 34

At Corinth Jan. 9, the Red Devils scored the first nine points of the game and used that momentum to surge past the Vikings. Central led 19-7, 24-13 and 36-24 at the quarter breaks.

Charlie Spiegel and Connor Kneeland scored 13 points for Searsport, while Colby Snow added five and Ben Powell three.

Alex Hewitt scored 12 points for the Red Devils, while James Doucette and Gavin Caron added eight; Scott Ferrie, seven; Cameron Boyles, five; Joseph Byron, four; Micah Ward, three; Jeffrey Macomber, two; and Dylan Ham, one.

Searsport was 9-of-16 (60 percent) from the foul line, while Central was 6-of-9 (67 percent).

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class C North, Searsport (3-5, 3.8272 points) is 16th, while Houlton (7-0, 44.8765 points) is first in the 20-team region. The top 14 teams qualify for the playoffs.

Girls basketball

Waterville 42, Belfast 17

At Waterville Jan. 9, the Purple Panthers surged past the Lions. Waterville led 10-4, 18-6 and 31-8 at the quarter breaks.

Macy Gale led the Lions with 10 points, while Kayci Faulkingham added five and Grace Fitzjurls two.

Abby Saucier led the Purple Panthers with 11 points, while McKenzie St. Pierre added nine; Jayda Murray, seven; Ally Drew, five; Paige St. Pierre and Hannah LeClair, four; and Lindsay Given, two.

Belfast was 3-of-9 (33 percent) from the foul line, while Waterville was 8-of-21 (38 percent).

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class B North, Belfast (0-9, no points) is tied for 15th, while Caribou (6-5, 31.8519 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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