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posted Dec 11, 2019, 11:25 AM by Christine Guerette

Lions, Mustangs, Vikings, Eagles tip off court campaigns

Belfast boys lone Waldo County squad to nail down opening victory

By Staff | Dec 09, 2019

The opening weekend — and start of the new week — of the Waldo County high school basketball season churned out a mixed bag of results with Belfast, Mount View, Searsport and Islesboro in action on the hardwood Friday and Saturday, Dec. 6-7.

The Lions split with Lincoln Academy of Newcastle as the boys earned a win, while the Eagle boys prevailed over Greater Portland Christian.

Additionally, Mustang and Viking squads were dealt losses against Winslow and Bucksport, while the Islesboro boys bested Greater Portland Christian.

The Viking girls were also in action Monday, Dec. 9, which saw the Vikings fall to visiting Deer Isle-Stonington.

Watch video and see more photos below from the Mount View boys and Belfast girls games.

The following is a recap of reported results:


Belfast 60, Lincoln Academy 33

At Newcastle Dec. 6, the Lions distanced themselves from the Eagles down the stretch and netted their first win. Belfast led 19-12, 27-18 and 42-29 at the quarter breaks.

Chris Kelley poured in 22 points to lead the Lions, while Jason Bartlett added 18; Marco Melotti, 11; Drew Abelon, four; Tanner Veilleux, three; and LaDerrick Roberts, two.

Jake Masters led the Eagles with nine points, while Jayden Doloff and Gavin Doloff added five; Joseph Giberson, four; Chase Crockett and Zach Farrin, three; and William Banks and Zak McKenna, two.

Belfast was 14-of-28 (50 percent) from the foul line, while Lincoln Academy was 10-of-22 (45 percent)....

In the jayvee game, Searsport earned a 42-28 win over Bucksport........


Lincoln Academy 59, Belfast 35

At Belfast Dec. 6, the Eagles jumped to an early lead and soared past the Lions. Lincoln Academy led 21-7, 38-14 and 46-28 at the quarter breaks.

Lillie Mitchell scored 12 points for the hosts, while Kayci Faulkingham added 10; Grace Fitzjurls, six; Kiara Doolan, four; Adria Barrows, two; and Sydni Moores, one.

Payson Kaler led the visitors with 17 points, while Madison York added 11; Grace Houghton, eight; Margaret O’Brien and Eleanor Matthews, seven; Olivia Stiles, for; Paris Pierpont, three; and Madison Tilas, two.

Belfast was 14-of-27 (52 percent) from the foul line, while Lincoln Academy was 7-of-12 (58 percent).

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