As the high school basketball regular season approaches the halfway point, squads have demonstrated to be in midseason form at the conclusion of play on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Jan. 3-7, as well as Monday, Jan. 9.

Medomak Valley of Waldoboro proved that with a pair of victories over Belfast, while Mount View of Thorndike came up short against Maine Central Institute of Pittsfield on Tuesday.

Vinalhaven’s Makayla Martin (10), along with Richmond’s Emma Valley, right, and Izzy Stewart. Photo by Mark Haskell

Additionally, Searsport came up empty against Central of Corinth on Wednesday, while the North Haven girls picked up their first win of the winter campaign, this time over Pine Tree Academy of Freeport on Thursday.

Medomak Valley netted wins over Lincoln Academy of Newcastle on Friday, while a jam-packed slate on Saturday saw Oceanside and Islesboro squads — along with Belfast and Camden Hills of Rockport girls and Medomak Valley boys — post wins.

Vinalhaven’s Robbie Swears, front, among others. Photo by Mark Haskell

Finally, Vinalhaven also posted wins over neighboring North Haven in a pair of Penobscot Bay showdowns on Monday, Jan. 9.

The following is a recap of reported results:


Vinalhaven 36, North Haven 35

At Vinalhaven Jan. 9, the Vikings edged the visiting Hawks for an exciting, one-point win. Vinalhaven led 12-2, 22-14 and 28-26 at the quarter breaks.

Maddie Miller led the Vikings with 10 points, while Adelle Wadsworth added nine; Lydia Wentworth, eight; Makayla Martin, six; and Chelsea Waite, three. Waite also had eight steals for Vinalhaven, while Wentworth pulled down 10 rebounds and Wadsworth 11 caroms.

Whitney Newman paced the Hawks with a game-high 12 points, while Hannah White added seven; Abby Lattimer and Sophie Hansen, six; and Izzy Haskell, four. Lattimer also pulled down a whopping 18 rebounds, added two blocked shots and made five steals, while Hansen (10 rebounds, 6 blocks, 4 steals), Newman (7 rebounds, 5 steals), White (4 rebounds, 6 steals), Haskell (3 rebounds, 2 steals) and Maddie Lattimer (rebound) helped fill the statistical sheet for North Haven.

The hosts were 4-of-15 (27 percent) from the foul line, while the visitors were 0-of-2.

Richmond 82, Vinalhaven 9

At Richmon Jan. 7, the Bobcats scored the first 17 points and never looked back en route to a win over the islanders. Richmond led 25-3, 40-5 and 57-5 at the quarter breaks.

Adelle Wadsworth and Maddie Miller scored three points for Vinalhaven, while Makayla Martin added two and Lydia Wentworth one.

Vinalhaven’s Chelsea Waite. Photo by Mark Haskell

Kara Briand scored 15 points for Richmond, while Izzy Stewart added 13; Payton Cray and Lila Viselli, 12; Breanna Dufresne, Darby Flanagan and Jayden Brilliant, eight; Emma Valley, four; and Ella Briand, two.

The Vikings were 3-of-12 (25 percent) from the foul line, while the Bobcats were 3-of-7 (43 percent).

Oceanside 79, Lincoln Academy 32

At Rockland Jan. 7, the Mariners pulled away from the Eagles in the second quarter and sailed to their 41st straight win. Oceanside led 19-7, 52-14 and 63-21 at the quarter breaks.

Bailey Breen tossed in 28 points to lead Oceanside, while Audrey Mackie added 16; Abby Waterman, 11; Aubri Hoose, seven; Ryley Beaudry, six; Renee Ripley and Caitlyn Lamb, four; and Emily Sykes, three. Mackie added 11 assists and four steals, while Breen added six assists and six rebounds and Waterman 10 rebounds and five steals.

Additionally, Mackie is at 1,058 career points, which puts her 60 behind the school’s all-time leaders, Kennadi Grover at 1,118.

For Lincoln Academy, Mariam Delisle scored 10 points, while Reegan Dunican added six; Allyson Poole, five; Margaret Thompson, four; Natalie Kaler, three; and Scarlett O’Brien and Kennedie Anderson, two.

The Mariners were 10-of-15 (67 percent) from the foul line, while the Eagles were 4-of-8 (50 percent).

Camden Hills 53, Skowhegan 35

At Skowhegan Jan. 7, the Windjammers sailed past the Riverhawks and to an 18-point win. Camden Hills led 13-8, 33-15 and 44-29 at the quarter breaks.

Leah Jones and Leah Snyder paced Camden Hills with 12 points, while Bailey Curtis added eight; Kirsten Jones, seven; Maddie Cronkite, five; Molly Hixon, three; Rose Tohanczyn, Lauren Howland and Amelia Johnson, two; and River Bell, one.

Allie Frey paced Skowhegan with 11 points, while Annabelle Morris added 10; Aryana Lewis, eight; and Maddy Morris and Arabel Linkletter, three.

The Windjammers were 14-of-19 (74 percent) from the foul line, while the River Hawks were 9-of-16 (56 percent).

Vinalhaven’s Kyle Grant, and Richmond’s Wyatt Cassidy. Photo by Mark Haskell

Islesboro 32, Temple Academy 24

At Islesboro Jan. 7, the Eagles soared to an eight-point win over the Bereans to nab their first win in several seasons. The  squads were tied 6-6 after the first quarter and 14-14 at halftime, while Temple Academy held a 19-17 edge after three quarters.

Rosie Brimley netted 12 points to lead Islesboro, while Anna Zlotkowski added 10 ; Sam Conover, five; Robin Durkee and Alma Bewsher, two; and River Burns, one.

For Temple Academy, Mia Fitzpatrick scored nine points, while Sobia Isgro added five; Quinn Garnett, three; Karissa Dewitt, Shivon Larson and Meredith Thompson, two; and Arianna Giguere, one.

The Eagles were 8-of-21 (38 percent) from the foul line, while the Bereans were 12-of-28 (43 percent).

Vinalhaven’s Adelle Wadsworth, right, and Richmond’s Darby Flanagan. Photo by Mark Haskell

Belfast 51, Bucksport 30

At Bucksport Jan. 7, the Lions roared to a 21-point win over the Golden Bucks. Belfast led 16-9, 24-15 and 42-16 at the quarter breaks.

Halle Tripp keyed Belfast with 12 points, while Peyton Wadsworth added seven; Danica Gray, Julie Darres, Madi Goodwin and Jaiden Philbrook, six; Audri Goodwin, five; and Maddie Deans, three.

Jetta Shook led Bucksport with 17 points, while Sam Cyr added five; Addison Goss, four; Mercedes Taungatu’a, three; and Kaitlynn Flannery, two.

The Lions were 10-of-19 (53 percent) from the foul line, while the Golden Bucks were 7-of-14 (50 percent).

Medomak Valleys’ Kytana Williamson, right, and Sara Nelson, back, along with Belfast’s Danica Gray. Photo by Ken Waltz

Mount Ararat 54, Medomak Valley 45

At Topsham Jan. 7, the Panthers cut their deficit to five multiple times in the fourth quarter, but the Eagles pulled away and prevailed by nine points. Mount Ararat led 19-10, 32-19 and 42-35 at the quarter breaks.

Medomak Valley was paced offensively by Kytana Williamson with 16 points; Addison McCormick, 14; Maya Cannon, 10; Audrey Jackson and Chelsea Sykes, two; and Sara Nelson, one. Cannon added eight rebounds and McCormick seven, while Williamson chipped in five assists and five steals.

Kayleigh Wagg scored 13 points for the winners, while Julianna Allen added 11; Cali Pomerleau, 10; Avery Beal, six; Kennedy Lampert, five; Calista Kinney, three; and Brooklyn Choate, Emma Berry and Lucy Jackson, two.

The Panthers were 11-of-18 (61 percent) from the foul line, while the Eagles were 16-of-21 (76 percent).

Medomak Valley’s Audrey Jackson concentrates on a foul shot as teammate Haley Puchalski watches from the background against Belfast on Jan. 3 in high school girls basketball in Waldoboro. The host Panthers beat the Lions 40-33. Photo by Ken Waltz

Ellsworth 82, Mount View 30

At Ellsworth Jan. 7, the Eagles distanced themselves from the Mustangs in the second quarter and soared to victory. Ellsworth led 14-8, 39-18 and 55-19 at the quarter breaks.

Arianna Bradeen led Mount View with 11 points, while Savannah Lorenz added five; Emily Richards, four; Lily Parsons and Hannah Ferreira, three; Jazzlynn Totman, two; and Bella Serrano, one.

Grace Jaffray keyed Ellsworth with 19 points, while Addison Atherton added 12; Liz Boles, 11; Lily Bean and Abby Radel, nine; Megan Jordan, eight; Kaylee Bagley, five; Aaliyah Manning, four; Morgan Clifford, three; and Savannah Edgecomb, two.

The Mustangs were 8-of-13 (61 percent) from the charity stripe, while the Eagles were 9-of-19 (47 percent).

Medomak Valley 54, Lincoln Academy 33

At Waldoboro Jan. 6, the Panthers pounced on the Eagles early and netted a midseason road win over their Lincoln County rivals. Medomak Valley led 16-8, 25-17 and 46-23 at the quarter breaks.

Addison McCormick scored 21 points for Medomak Valley, while Kytana Williamson added 10; Audrey Jackson, eight; Maya Cannon, six; Sara Nelson, four; Chelsea Sykes and Claudia Feeley, two; and Madilyn Simmons, one. Cannon added 10 rebounds and McCormick nine, while Williamson added seven steals.

Mariam Delisle paced Lincoln Academy with 10 points, while Margaret Thompson added seven; Jillian Chadwick and Natalie Kaler, four; and Scarlett O’Brien, Reegan Dunican, Lexie Houghton and Kennedie Anderson, two.
The Panthers were 4-of-8 (50 percent) from the charity stripe, while the Eagles were 7-of-16 (44 percent).

North Haven 47, Pine Tree Academy 41

At Freeport Jan. 5, the Hawks soared to their first win of the campaign, this time over the host Breakers. PTA led 12-10 after the first quarter, while the squads were tied 21-21 at halftime before PTA retook a 37-36 edge after three stanzas.

The Hawks were led by Hannah White (22 points, 8 rebounds, 8 steals, 5 assists), Sophie Hansen (12 points, 14 rebounds, 3 steals, block), Izzy Haskell (7 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists, steal), Whitney Newman (2 points, 7 rebounds, 2 blocked shots, steal), Abby Lattimer (4 points, 16 rebounds, 5 steals, 3 blocks) and Maddie Lattimer (rebound, steal).

For the Breakers, Chantal Bazizane scored 24 points, while Paige Tyson added 13 and Julia Brown four.

North Haven was 3-of-8 (37 percent) from the foul line, while PTA was 3-of-7 (43 percent).

Central 84, Searsport 17

At Corinth Jan. 4, the Red Devils defended their home court with ease in a lopsided win over the Vikings. Central led 24-6, 43-6 and 57-15 at the quarter breaks.

Julianna Sprague paced the Vikings with nine points, while Emily Mello added seven and Baileigh Bagley one.

Izzy Allen led the Red Devils with 25 points, while Mary Allen added 22; Rylee Speed, 10; Madison Pinkham, eight; Emilee Shaw and Alexis Whitley, six; Kaitlyn McCorrison, four; Chloe Daigle, three; and Sydnee Gray, two.

Searsport was 4-of-12 (33 percent) from the charity stripe, while Central was 8-of-14 (57 percent).

Medomak Valley 40, Belfast 33

At Waldoboro Jan. 3, the Panthers distanced themselves from the Lions by way of a 12-5 third-quarter run and prevailed over the visitors by the same margin. Medomak Valley led 12-8, 22-21 and 34-26 at the quarter breaks.

Belfast’s Halle Tripp, front, and Julie Darres, back, along with Medomak Valley’s Addison McCormick. Photo by Ken Waltz

Kytana Williamson led the balanced Medomak Valley attack with 12 points, while Addison McCormick, Audrey Jackson and Maya Cannon added eight and Madilyn Simmons and Sara Nelson two. Cannon added nine rebounds and Williamson seven steals for the hosts.

Julie Darres paced Belfast with 14 points, while Jaiden Philbrook added nine; Halle Tripp, six; and Audri Goodwin, one.

The Panthers were 3-of-8 (37 percent) from the foul line, while the Lions were 6-of-9 (67 percent).

Maine Central Institute 63, Mount View 21

At Pittsfield Jan. 3, the Huskies outscored the Mustangs 19-1 in the second quarter and never looked back on their way to victory. Mount View led 10-9 after the first quarter before MCI took a 28-11 lead at halftime and a 44-17 advantage after three quarters.

Emily Richards scored nine points to lead Mount View, while Savannah Lorenz added seven; Hannah Ferreira, three; and Olivia Kirby, two.

Hannah Robinson led MCI with 20 points, while Jyllian Riendeau and Ella Bernier added nine; Skyla Dean and Kayleigh Dunton, six; Jenessa Foster, four; Trinity Leavitt, three; and Chichi Riveira and Adrianna Brooks, two.

The Mustangs were 8-of-19 (42 percent) from the foul line, while the Huskies were 5-of-13 (38 percent).


Vinalhaven 54, North Haven 29

At Vinalhaven Jan. 9, the Vikings jumped to a sizable first-half lead and surged past the Hawks. Vinalhaven led 14-4, 39-6 and 45-21 at the quarter breaks.

Trey Goodrich keyed Vinalhaven with a 12-point effort, while Robbie Swears tossed in 11; Payton Warren and Sam Wentworth, six; Hunter Hamilton, five; Chad Lazaro and Charlie Swears, four; Tanner Lazaro, three; and Aidan Hoffses and Kyle Grant, two.

Ezra Davisson paced North Haven with nine points, while Jon Brown added eight; Bryn Campbell, seven; Jack Brown, three; and Caden Cabot, two.

The Vikings were 7-of-12 (58 percent) from the foul line, while the Hawks were 1-of-4 (25 percent).

Richmond 98, Vinalhaven 23

At Richmond Jan. 7, the Bobcats made quick work of the Vikings and surged to a lopsided victory. Richmond led 27-3, 49-14 and 82-21 at the quarter breaks.

Robbie Swears led the islanders with six points, while Hunter Hamilton added five; Kyle Grant and Tanner Lazaro, four; and Sam Wentworth and Aidan Hoffses, two.

Wyatt Cassidy tossed in 20 points to pace the Bobcats, while Koleman Krosser added 11; Kenny Mecham, Logan Zoulamis and Hunter Mason, nine; Zander Steele, seven; Rhys Terry and Max Viselli, six; Max Trask, five; and David Edwards, four.

Vinalhaven was 2-of-8 (25 percent) from the foul line, while Richmond was 8-of-16 (50 percent).

Vinalhaven’s Hunter Hamilton, left, among another. Photo by Mark Haskell

Ellsworth 73, Mount View 39

At Ellsworth Jan. 7, the Eagles pulled away from the Mustangs in the fourth quarter and soared to a near midseason win. Ellsworth led 16-15, 34-26 and 48-38 at the quarter breaks.

Noah Hurd led Mount View with 13 points, while Wyatt Evensen tallied 12; Ben Osborne and Tyler Russell, eight; Nick Cobb, six; and Ben Grassi and Collin Jones, one.

Chance Mercier pumped in 23 points for Ellsworth, while Josiah James-Chin added 13; Brayden King, nine; Miles Palmer and Kaleb Conners, six; Eamon MacDonald, five; Isiah Corson, four; Michael Harris, three; Cruz Coffin, two; and Dawson Curtis, one.

The Mustangs were 8-of-17 (47 percent) from the foul line, while the Eagles were 11-of-21 (52 percent).

Vinalhaven’s Tanner Lazaro. Photo by Mark Haskell

Medomak Valley 51, Mount Ararat 46

At Waldoboro Jan. 7, the Panthers prowled to their second win in as many days, this time over the visiting Eagles. Medomak Valley led 12-6, 23-15 and 32-28 at the quarter breaks.

Kory Donlin tossed in 19 points for the winners, while Jaiden Starr added 10; Blake Morrison, seven; Kevin Sincyr, five; Gabe Lash, four; and Tucker Holgerson, Finn Parmley and Vishal Mellor, two. Starr also had eight rebounds, six steals and five assists in the win, while Lash added seven rebounds.

For Mount Ararat, John Martin scored 14 points, while Andrew Clemons added 12; Caleb Murphy and Kasey Bergeron, seven; Parker Bate, four; and Benjamin Therrioult, two.

The Panthers were 17-of-28 (61 percent) from the charity stripe, while the Eagles netted 9-of-11 (81 percent) attempts.

Islesboro 58, Temple Academy 37

At Islesboro Jan. 7, the islanders dug themselves out of a first-quarter hole and bested the Bereans. Temple Academy led 17-13 after the first quarter, while Islesboro rebounded to take a 26-22 lead at halftime and 39-29 edge after three stanzas.

Dylan Frank led Islesboro with 20 points, while Alex Watson added 15; Robert Conover, 10; Harper Conover, five; and Tobias Conover, Finnegan Calderwood, Luke Neve and Blake Zlotkowski, two. Watson added eight rebounds, while Frank and Robert Conover both pulled down six and Tobias Conover five.

For Temple Academy, Gabriel Young scored 15 points, while Nathan Corey added 12; Peyton Reckards, seven; Hunter Bussell, two; and Noah Matthews, one.

The Eagles were 15-of-23 (65 percent) from the foul line, while the Bereans were 7-of-13 (54 percent).

Oceanside 63, Lincoln Academy 58

At Newcastle Jan. 7, the Mariners held off the Eagles and earned a five-point win. Oceanside led 23-10, 33-25 and 42-38 at the quarter breaks.

Carter Galley poured in a game-high 31 points to lead Oceanside, while Cohen Galley added 17; Alex Bartlett and Alex Collins, five; Zeb Foster, three; and Zach Woodman, two. Bartlett added eight rebounds and Collins six.

Gabe Hagar keyed Lincoln Academy with 19 points, while Tucker Stiles added nine; Lucas Houghton, seven; Tyson Ball and Jake Masters, six; Braxton Crockett and Sammy Chapman, four; and E.J. Hunt, three.

The Mariners were 15-of-20 (75 percent) from the foul line, while the Eagles were 14-of-26 (54 percent).

Skowhegan 72, Camden Hills 58

At Rockport Jan. 7, the River Hawks soared past the Windjammers and to a 14-point victory. Skowhegan led 14-12, 37-23 and 49-35 at the quarter breaks.

Quincy Messer paced the Windjammers with 21 points, while Nolan Ames added 14; Westen DeWaard, seven; Owen Reynolds and Ben Tohanczyn, six; and Owen Berez, four.

Kyle LePage scored 22 points for Skowhegan, while Quincy McCray added 21; Collin LePage, 12; Adam Savage, seven; Brayden Saucier and Aiden McGinty, three; and Adam Fitzgerald and Patrick McKenney, two.

Camden Hills was 6-of-8 (75 percent) from the foul line, while Skowhegan was 14-of-19 (74 percent).

Bucksport 63, Belfast 45

At Bucksport Jan. 7, the Golden Bucks reigned supreme in a home win over the Lions. Bucksport led 17-4, 26-12 and 39-32 at the quarter breaks.

K.J. Payson paced Belfast with 16 points, while James Ritter added 10; Zeke Slaughter, seven; Eli Veilleux and Elias Higgins, three; and Jerry Porter, Bobby Banks and Eli Slaughter, two.

Caden Blackwood led Bucksport with 24 points, while Evan Donnell added 10; Jason Terrill, eight; Jake Williams, six; Kamryn Webber and Colin McDougal, five; Gunther Cyr and Eli Bennett, two; and Davyn Stewart, one.

The Lions were 4-of-10 (40 percent) from the foul line, while the Golden Bucks were 3-of-4 (75 percent).

Medomak Valley 64, Lincoln Academy 58

At Newcastle Jan. 6, the Panthers erased a five-point deficit at the start of the final stanza and emerged with a six-point win. Lincoln Academy led 19-17, 30-27 and 44-39 at the quarter breaks.

Kory Donlin paced the Panthers with 27 points, while Gabe Lash added 18; Kevin Sincyr, six; Blake Morrison and Finn Parmley, five; and Jaiden Starr, three. Parmley added six rebounds and Starr four assists.

For the Eagles, Tucker Stiles tossed in 20 points, while Lucas Houghton added 16; Jake Masters, seven; Gabe Hagar, six; Braxton Crockett, five; and E.J. Hunt, four.

Medomak Valley netted 19-of-28 (68 percent) free throws on the day, while Lincoln Academy netted 8-of-13 (61 percent) attempts.

Central 69, Searsport 39

At Corinth Jan. 4, the Red Devils erased an early deficit and bested the visiting Vikings. Searsport led 16-13 after the first quarter, while Central led 32-22 at halftime and 60-28 after three quarters.

Landon Economy led Searsport with 16 points, while Tim Smith added six; Gage Ellis, Ashton Ellis and Ravon Carbisiero, five; and Sean Paige, two.

Jackson Pollock keyed Central with 14 points, while Lucas Gustin added 13; Hayden Strout, 10; Raolin Willis, Koby Bean and Ethan Ladd, seven; Justin Butler, four; Kyle Richmond and Ben Speed, three; and Bryce Cadieux, one.

The Vikings were 11-of-24 (46 percent) from the foul line, while the Red Devils were 10-of-18 (56 percent).

Medomak Valley 66, Belfast 42

At Belfast Jan. 3, the Panthers jumped to an early lead and prowled past the host Lions. Medomak Valley led 22-7, 38-15 and 57-25 at the quarter breaks.

Kory Donlin led the Panthers with 14 points, while Blake Morrison added 12; Gabe Lash, nine; Finn Parmley, eight; Jaiden Starr and Kevin Sincyr, six; Kristan Schumann, four; Gavin Clark, three; and Luke Cheesman and Vishal Mellor, two. Parmley added eight rebounds and Starr six assists.

James Ritter paced the Lions with 16 points, while Zeke Slaughter added eight; Eli Slaughter, seven; Casey Balicki, six; Jeremiah Porter, three; and K.J. Payson, two.

Medomak Valley converted 1-of-3 (33 percent) free throws and Belfast 6-of-9 (67 percent).

Maine Central Institute 70, Mount View 64

At Thorndike Jan. 3, the Huskies edged the host Mustangs and earned a six-point win. MCI led 15-14 after the first quarter and 30-28 at halftime, while Mount View led 48-46 after three stanzas.

Noah Hurd buoyed Mount View with 19 points, while Tyler Russell added 17; Wyatt Evensen, 10; Max Bottenfield, nine; Stuart Knowlton, five; and Collin Jones, four.

Lucas Llagostera paced MCI with 27 points, while Owen Moore added 16; Caleb Kennedy, eight; Brayden Fitts, seven; Carter Bubar, four; Cole Allen, three; Braeden Kennedy and Cihan Guzeltas, two; and Kyle Hall, one.

The Mustangs were 17-of-30 (57 percent) from the foul line, while the Huskies were 24-of-37 (65 percent).

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