High school roundup: Spruce Mountain holds on

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JAY — Trailing by two after the first frame, Spruce Mountain used a 14-10 run in the second to gain control and held on for a 53-48 win over Maranacook in MVC boys’ action Monday.

Anthony York led the Phoenix (3-3) with 17 points, including four in that key second quarter. Deonte Ring chipped in with 15 points in a well-balanced attack.

The Black Bears (3-3) were paced by Cam Brochu with a solid 15-point effort, while Kent Mohlar added 12.

Boothbay 77, Mountain Valley 38

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BOOTHBAY — John Hepburn led a group of four players in double figures as Boothbay overpowered Mountain Valley, 77-38, in MVC boys’ basketball action Monday.

Hepburn led the undefeated Seahawks (6-0) with 24 points, highlighted by his 1,000th career tally in the third quarter. Jacob Leonard chipped in with 12 points, while Nick Burge and Abel Bryer each added 10.

Ryley Flynn led the Falcons (3-4) with 10 points, while John Pilgrim and Caleb Gauvin each added six.

Monmouth 37, St. Dom’s 31

MONMOUTH — After trailing by nine points at the half, Monmouth used a strong 16-4 run in the third frame to score a 37-31 victory over St. Dom’s Monday.

Kasey Smith and Luke Thombs led the Mustangs (4-3) with eight points apiece, while Nick Sanborn and Tyler Gosselin each added six.

The Saints (1-6) were paced by Becket Wagner with a game-high 14 points, while Michael Bryant chipped in with 12.

Buckfield 59, Rangeley 41

RANGELEY — Jared Eastman scored 23 points and Jake Kraske helped out with 19 as Buckfield dismissed Rangeley with a 59-41 victory in a boys’ basketball game Monday.

It was the Bucks’ first victory of the season. Buckfield built a 28-21 lead at halftime. Kraske also knocked down three 3-pointers.

For the Lakers (3-3), Wyatt Dellavalle scored 14 points and pulled down nine rebounds.

Girls’ basketball

Rangeley 67, Buckfield 24

RANGELEY — After sprinting out to a 20-point advantage in the first quarter, Rangeley cruised to a 67-24 rout over Buckfield in a pre-holiday EWC girls’ basketball tilt Monday.

Blayke Morin led the undefeated Lakers (6-0) with 20 points, while Seve Deery- DeRaps tallied 15 and Taylor Esty added 14.

Kerseyanne Goyette paced the Bucks with 11 points, while Kali Litchfield chipped in with six.

Spruce Mountain 64, Maran. 42

READFIELD — After building a 25-16 advantage in the first half, Spruce Mountain cruised home to post a 64-42 victory over Maranacook in a battle of unbeatens in the KVAC Monday.

Emily Keene led the undefeated Phoenix (6-0) with 21 points, while Kailee Newcomb tallied 11 and Nicole Hamblin added 10.

The Black Bears (5-1) were paced by Christine Miller with 18 points, highlighted by her 1,000th career tally during the fourth quarter. Catherine Sanborn also contributed with a solid 12-point effort.

Dirigo 67, Mt. Abram 22

DIXFIELD — Dirigo jumped out to an 11-point advantage in the first frame and never let off the gas, pulling away for a 67-22 romp over Mt. Abram Monday.

Jessica Conant led the Cougars (5-0) with 19 points, while Kelsey Hutchins chipped in with 14 points, six rebounds and four assists.

Lauren Henderson also contributed with 12 points and five assists.

Sally Stevens paced the Roadrunners (0-5) with six points, while Olivia Ryan added five.

MCI 50, Leavitt 49

PITTSFIELD — April McAlpine broke a tie late in regulation Monday to lift MCI to a 50-49 win over Leavitt in KVAC girls’ basketball.

The freshman led the Huskies (2-4) with 19. Ashley Alton added 12. Leavitt was led by Chantel Eells and Allie Bellaire with 13 each while Sophie Gilbert chipped in 12.

Eeells also finished with 12 points, eight assists and five steals while Bellaire had 10 rebounds.

With the game tied 47-47, McAlpine hit a 3 to give the Huskies the lead.

Leavitt got a basket by Eells to trim the deficit.

The Hornets (2-4) got the ball back on a MCI turnover, but Leavitt’s try at the game-winner didn’t fall.

Lisbon 68, Telstar 45

LISBON — Bree Sautter led a trio of players in double figures Monday as Lisbon hustled to a 68-45 romp over Telstar in an MVC basketball tilt.

Sautter paced the Greyhounds (1-4) with 15 points, while Jasmin Le tallied 14 and Mia Durgin added 13.

The Rebels (0-5) were paced by Becca Howard with a solid 13-point performance. Lisbon built a 10-point lead in the first half and was never challenged.

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JAY — Trailing by two after the first frame, Spruce Mountain used a 14-10 run in the second to gain control and held on for a 53-48 win over Maranacook in MVC boys’ action Monday.
Anthony York led the Phoenix (3-3) with 17 points, including four in that key second quarter. Deonte Ring chipped in with 15 points in a well-balanced attack.
The Black Bears (3-3) were paced by Cam Brochu with a solid 15-point effort, while Kent Mohlar added 12.
Boothbay 77, Mountain Valley 38
BOOTHBAY — John Hepburn led a group of four players in double figures as Boothbay overpowered Mountain Valley, 77-38, in MVC boys’ basketball action Monday.
Hepburn led the undefeated Seahawks (6-0) with 24 points, highlighted by his 1,000th career tally in the third quarter. Jacob Leonard chipped in with 12 points, while Nick Burge and Abel Bryer each added 10.
Ryley Flynn led the Falcons (3-4) with 10 points, while John Pilgrim and Caleb Gauvin each added six.
Monmouth 37, St. Dom’s 31
MONMOUTH — After trailing by nine points at the half, Monmouth used a strong 16-4 run in the third frame to score a 37-31 victory over St. Dom’s Monday.
Kasey Smith and Luke Thombs led the Mustangs (4-3) with eight points apiece, while Nick Sanborn and Tyler Gosselin each added six.
The Saints (1-6) were paced by Becket Wagner with a game-high 14 points, while Michael Bryant chipped in with 12.
Buckfield 59, Rangeley 41
RANGELEY — Jared Eastman scored 23 points and Jake Kraske helped out with 19 as Buckfield dismissed Rangeley with a 59-41 victory in a boys’ basketball game Monday.
It was the Bucks’ first victory of the season. Buckfield built a 28-21 lead at halftime. Kraske also knocked down three 3-pointers.
For the Lakers (3-3), Wyatt Dellavalle scored 14 points and pulled down nine rebounds.
Girls’ basketball
Rangeley 67, Buckfield 24
RANGELEY — After sprinting out to a 20-point advantage in the first quarter, Rangeley cruised to a 67-24 rout over Buckfield in a pre-holiday EWC girls’ basketball tilt Monday.
Blayke Morin led the undefeated Lakers (6-0) with 20 points, while Seve Deery- DeRaps tallied 15 and Taylor Esty added 14.
Kerseyanne Goyette paced the Bucks with 11 points, while Kali Litchfield chipped in with six.
Spruce Mountain 64, Maran. 42
READFIELD — After building a 25-16 advantage in the first half, Spruce Mountain cruised home to post a 64-42 victory over Maranacook in a battle of unbeatens in the KVAC Monday.
Emily Keene led the undefeated Phoenix (6-0) with 21 points, while Kailee Newcomb tallied 11 and Nicole Hamblin added 10.
The Black Bears (5-1) were paced by Christine Miller with 18 points, highlighted by her 1,000th career tally during the fourth quarter. Catherine Sanborn also contributed with a solid 12-point effort.
Dirigo 67, Mt. Abram 22
DIXFIELD — Dirigo jumped out to an 11-point advantage in the first frame and never let off the gas, pulling away for a 67-22 romp over Mt. Abram Monday.
Jessica Conant led the Cougars (5-0) with 19 points, while Kelsey Hutchins chipped in with 14 points, six rebounds and four assists.
 Lauren Henderson also contributed with 12 points and five assists.
Sally Stevens paced the Roadrunners (0-5) with six points, while Olivia Ryan added five.
MCI 50, Leavitt 49
PITTSFIELD — April McAlpine broke a tie late in regulation Monday to lift MCI to a 50-49 win over Leavitt in KVAC girls’ basketball.
The freshman led the Huskies (2-4) with 19. Ashley Alton added 12. Leavitt was led by Chantel Eells and Allie Bellaire with 13 each while Sophie Gilbert chipped in 12.
Eeells also finished with 12 points, eight assists and five steals while Bellaire had 10 rebounds.
With the game tied 47-47, McAlpine hit a 3 to give the Huskies the lead.
Leavitt got a basket by Eells to trim the deficit.
The Hornets (2-4) got the ball back on a MCI turnover, but Leavitt’s try at the game-winner didn’t fall.
Lisbon 68, Telstar 45
LISBON — Bree Sautter led a trio of players in double figures Monday as Lisbon hustled to a 68-45 romp over Telstar in an MVC basketball tilt.
Sautter paced the Greyhounds (1-4) with 15 points, while Jasmin Le tallied 14 and Mia Durgin added 13.
The Rebels (0-5) were paced by Becca Howard with a solid 13-point performance. Lisbon built a 10-point lead in the first half and was never challenged. 

MCI 50, Leavitt 49

PITTSFIELD — April McAlpine broke a tie late in regulation Monday to lift MCI to a 50-49 win over Leavitt in KVAC girls’ basketball.

The freshman led the Huskies (2-4) with 19. Ashley Alton added 12. Leavitt was led by Chantel Eells and Allie Bellaire with 13 each while Sophie Gilbert chipped in 12. Eeells also finished with 12 points, eight assists and five steals while Bellaire had 10 rebounds.

With the game tied 47-47, McAlpine hit a 3 to give the Huskies the lead. Leavitt got a basket by Eells to trim the deficit. The Hornets (2-4) got the ball back on a MCI turnover, but Leavitt’s try at the game-winner didn’t fall.

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