Boys’ basketball: Slicer’s free throws shoo away Bulldogs

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PARIS — Blake Slicer went a cool 8-for-9 at the free-throw line in the final two minutes of the game, finishing with a career-high 12 points to lead Oxford Hills to a 71-56 win over visiting Lawrence in KVAC boys’ basketball.

Tyus Ripley lead the Vikings (2-1) with 16 points, while Jake Yates added a double-double with 12 points and 10 boards as Oxford Hills broke open a close game in the third quarter for the win. Andrew Fleming also had 10 rebounds.

Dustin Simpson-Bragg led all scorers with 23 points for the Bulldogs (0-3).

Gray-New Gloucester 59, York 52

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YORK — Zack Haskell took over the game in the second half, scoring 13 of his 15 points as Gray-New Gloucester earned a comeback victory on the road over York, 59-52.

Andreas Kariotis added another 15 points for the Patriots (2-1), nailing four buckets from beyond the arc. Tyler St. Pierre chipped in with 11 points in the win.

Kevin McKenna and Matthew Pratt paced the Wildcats (1-3) with eight points each. York hit seven three-pointers in the game.

Poland 75, Falmouth 58

POLAND — Alan Young scored 27 points, John Fossett chalked up 23, and Class B West champion Poland overpowered Class A power Falmouth, 75-58, in a WMC boys’ basketball showdown Tuesday night.

The Knights (2-2) were in control all the way, racing to a 25-19 lead after one quarter and inflating it to 42-29 at the half.

Colin Coyne led the Yachtsmen (2-1) with 17 points. Nick Wiseman added 13.

Rangeley 53, Islesboro 52

WATERVILLE — Timmy White scored 26 points and threw in two 3-pointers as Rangeley shook off Islesboro with a narrow 53-52 victory in a Class D boys’ basketball game Tuesday.

Orrin Mitchell scored 12 points for the Lakers (3-1). Islesboro built a 25-16 lead by halftime before the Rangeley rallied in the second half, scoring 31 points.

For Islesboro, Connor Grindell scored 23 points and Forrest Boucher had 11.

Edward Little 60, Mt. Blue 39

FARMINGTON — Ian Mileikis and Kaleb Main combined for 50 points Tuesday night, helping unbeaten Edward Little pull away in the second half for a 60-39 KVAC boys’ basketball win over stubborn Mt. Blue.

Mileikis finished with 27 points and Main 23, including nine each in the third quarter, when the Red Eddies (4-0) used a 20-11 run to stretch open what had been a tenuous 23-19 lead.

Zach Mittelstadt led the Cougars (1-2) with 16 points.\

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