LIVERMORE FALLS — Senior center Marissa Welch collected a double-double with 20 points and 10 rebounds to lead Livermore Falls to a 38-22 victory over Boothbay in MVC girls’ basketball action Thursday.

The Andies (13-3) began their ascension in the second quarter with a 12-5 run, but really turned up the heat with a 9-0 effort in the third frame. Junior forward Kathryn Ventrella contributed to the offensive pressure with 16 points and six assists.

Sarah Caron paced the Seahawks (7-9) with seven points on three field goals, including one from 3-point range in the losing effort.

Falmouth 61, Poland 41

FALMOUTH — A big run late in the third quarter that carried into the fourth allowed Falmouth to pull away for a 61-41 victory over Poland in a WMC girls’ basketball game Thursday.

Poland (2-13) narrowed the gap to seven points with four minutes remaining in the third quarter, but Falmouth surged to 40-28 advantage entering the fourth quarter.

Jenna Serunian scored 15 points and Jessica DiPhillipo chipped in with 13 points for Falmouth. Leading Poland was Emily Bolduc with 13 points, including seven from the free-throw line.

Lake Region 42, Gray-NG 33

GRAY — Sydney Hancock sparked a 15-10 run in the fourth quarter that allowed Lake Region to pull away to a 42-33 victory over Gray-New Gloucester in WMC girls’ basketball action Thursday.

Hancock finished with 14 points for the Lakers (13-2), including six in that big fourth frame. Hannah Cutting chipped in with 12 points in what was primarily a two-girl attack.

Leading the Patriots (9-6) were Alicia Valente with 11 points, while Maggie Chaplin added seven. Valente also pulled down eight rebounds, while Megan Dehetre added five points.

Gr. Portland Chr. 47, Hebron 38

HEBRON — Liz Garland recorded a team-leading 16 points in a balanced attack as Greater Portland Christian buzzed Hebron 47-38 in girls’ basketball action Thursday.

The Lumberjacks jumped out to a 15-9 first quarter lead, and led 23-21 at the half. Janelle Bradish provided the bulk of Hebron’s points with 24 on 11 field goals and two free throws.

However, the Lions spread out the offensive duties a bit more evenly and took advantage of a tired Hebron squad with a 14-2 run in the third quarter to turn the tide. Andrea Ruiz contributed 15 points in the winning effort.

Gardiner 44, Oak Hill 33

GARDINER — Junior guard Jenna Moore posted a team-leading 13 points as Gardiner clawed their way back to a 44-33 triumph over Oak Hill in KVAC girls’ basketball action Thursday.

The Raiders (11-4) built a 21-13 halftime lead on a strong 9-2 first quarter. Senior forward Maggie Sabine notched a game-high 17 points for Oak Hill.

Oak Hill was leading by eight at the half, but the Tigers (9-6) took a swipe back with a pair of impressive second half quarters. Sophomore guard Kylee Granholm netted 11 points for Gardiner.

Leavitt 89, Waterville 16

TURNER — Junior forward Adrianna Newton poured in 27 points as Leavitt pulverzied Waterville 89-16 in KVAC girls’ basketball action Thursday.

The Hornets (15-0) dished out more than 20 points in each of the first three quarters. Courtney Anderson contributed 22 points and seven assists, while Kristen Anderson posted 10 points and seven assists for Leavitt.

Guard Kylee Gardiner led the Panthers (3-12) with five points on two field goals, including one from 3-point range in the losing effort.

Mtn. Valley 55, Winthrop 49

WINTHROP — Senior forward Ayla Allen netted 18 points as Mountain Valley survived a 55-49 overtime win over Winthrop in MVC girls’ basketball action Thursday.

Senior point guard Nikki Scott, who ripped 28 points for the Ramblers (6-10), notched a game-tying field goal with 12 seconds left in regulation for Winthrop.

But, the Falcons iced the game with 7-of-8 shooting from the free throw line and one field goal in the overtime frame. Lyndsay Gallant secured 13 points, while MacKenzie Patterson and Makayla White posted 10 points apiece for Mountain Valley.

Wiscasset 43, Telstar 40

BETHEL — Wiscasset built a narrow three-point lead in the first quarter and hung on to post a 43-40 victory over Telstar in a MVC girls’ basketball tilt Thursday.

Alli Johnson led the Redskins with 11 points, while Mary Ellen True added nine.

The Rebels were paced by Emma Davis with a game-high 14 points, while Cheyanne Day chipped in with 12.

St. Dom’s 48, Mt. Abram 21

SALEM — St. Dom’s made quick work of Mt. Abram, holding the Roadrunners to just nine points for three entire quarters before running off with a 48-21 victory in a girls’ basketball game Thursday night.

The Saints (10-6) shut out the Roadrunners (5-11) in the first quarter before Mt. Abram finally got on the scoreboard in the second quarter.

For the Saints, Mary Caron dropped in the game-high 15 points and teammate Allison Conley scored 11. Mt. Abram’s Tory Beane was the team’s high scorer with seven points.

Oxford Hills 59, Cony 49

AUGUSTA — Chrissy Lewis compiled 21 points in a well-balanced attack as Oxford Hills grabbed a 59-49 victory from Cony in KVAC girls’ basketball action Thursday.

The Vikings led by a point, 20-19, at the half. Alex Rowe contributed 15 points, while Abbie Eastman chipped in with 14 points.

Oxford HIlls inched ahead in the second half, taking a six-point lead after three and finished with a 10-point margin.

The Rams were supported by Crystal Clark, who had a team-leading 15 points, while Mia Diplock and Josie Lee posted 11 points each in the losing effort.

Girls’ hockey

Biddeford 4, Lewiston 0

BIDDEFORD — Jenna Roy scored a goal and collected an assist as Biddeford dispatched Lewiston with a 4-0 victory in a girls’ hockey game Thursday night.

The Tigers built a two-goal lead after three periods, while their defense kept the Blue Devils away from the net all night.

Kelsey St. Ours scored first on a Tiffany Gagne assist in the first period, and Haley Reny added a point the second period.

In the third period, Brandy Leclaire padded Biddeford lead when she scored on a Roy assist. Roy took her turn and scored with 6:07 left in the game.

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