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posted Dec 18, 2019, 5:46 AM by Christine Guerette

Belfast, Mount View, Searport, Islesboro stay focused on court

Lion, Mustang boys notch victories, other Waldo County squads fall short
By Staff | Dec 16, 2019

The Belfast, Mount View, Searsport and Islesboro basketball teams were in search of early-season wins on Friday through Monday, Dec. 13-16, with a mixed bag of high school court results served with the holiday break around the corner.

On Monday, the Viking boys were downed 82-38 on the road to Deer Isle-Stonington.

On Saturday, the Lion boys defeated John Bapst of Bangor 62-40, the Mustang boys bested Washington Academy of East Machias 58-36 and the Viking boys lost to Penobscot Valley of Howland 63-37. The Crusader girls defeated the Lions 54-37 and the Raider girls netted a 41-37 win over the Mustangs.

On Friday, the Eagle boys lost 54-48 to A.R. Gould of Portland, while the Viking girls lost 53-44 to George Stevens Academy of Blue Hill.

The following is a recap of reported results:...


Belfast 62, John Bapst 40

At Belfast Dec. 14, the Lions clawed past the Crusaders. Belfast led 17-5, 33-15 and 48-25 at the quarter breaks.

Jason Bartlett scored 16 points for the winners, while Chris Kelley added 12; LaDerrick Roberts, 10; Marco Melotti, eight; Patrick McConnell, five; Drew Abelon and Liam McConnell, four; Tanner Veilleux, two; and Isaac Bernosky, one.

Rhett McDonald scored 19 points for the Crusaders, while Jordan Kimball added five; Jaedan Sockbeson, four; and Cayman Zephir, Sam Ellis, Luke Norman and Corey Butler, three.

Belfast finished 9-of-16 (56 percent) from the foul line, while John Bapst was 5-of-9 (56 percent)...


John Bapst 54, Belfast 37

At Belfast Dec. 14, the Crusaders dug themselves out of a first-quarter hole and emerged with a win over the Lions. Belfast led 11-9 after the first quarter, while John Bapst led 21-20 at halftime and 41-28 after three quarters.

Grace Fitzjurls, Lillie Mitchell and Kayci Faulkingham scored seven points for Belfast, while Hailey Lindelof and Kiara Doolan added six and Sydni Moores four.

Jamey Sutterfield scored 12 points for John Bapst, while Savannah Libby added nine; Sydney Ellis, five; Jamie McQuarrie, three; and Kate Harriman, two.

The Lions were 7-of-13 (54 percent) from the foul line, while the Crusaders were 13-of-26 (50 percent)...

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