SALEM — Down by two with time running out in the fourth quarter, Amos Withee drained a three point shot at the buzzer to lift Mt. Abram to a 41-40 victory over Telstar in a boys’ MVC basketball matchup.

Withee and teammate Tristen Dyer combined for 25 of Mt. Abram’s 41 points on the night. Withee rounded out the scoring with 13, while Dyer netted 12. The victory pushes Mt. Abram to 2-14 on the season.

The Rebels (3-13) were down seven at the half, but surged a late comeback that was stopped short. Mike Dougherty and Austin Ryerson paced the Telstar offense with 14 and 11 points respectively.

Lewiston 64, Brewer 60

BANGOR — Mohamed Mohamud was on target Tuesday night, sinking 20 points to give Lewiston the edge over Brewer 64-60 in boys’ basketball action.

Lewiston tended a 38-21 halftime lead, but had to pick up the pace in the final quarter when the Witches brought it to within seven. Carlos Gonzalez supported the offensive assault for the Blue Devils (6-10) with 16 points, while Isaiah Harris notched 10.

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For Brewer (3-11), Logan Rogerson led the scoring affair with 22 points, while Matthew Pushard netted 14. Rogerson and Pushard combined to hit seven from beyond the arc.

Buckfield 53, Rangeley 44

BUCKFIELD — Buckfield’s offense ignited in the second half, led by Jared Eastman who poured in 21, as the Bucks rolled to a 53-44 victory over Rangeley in boys’ basketball.

Eastman drained 20 of his 21 points in the second half, while teammate Hunter Wiley scored all ten of his points in the final two quarters of action as well. Buckfield (4-10) was given multiple opportunities on the night from Jonah Williams who grabbed a game high 20 boards.

Tim White led the offensive attack for the Lakers (2-12) with 16 points.

Falmouth 81, Gray-New Gloucester 49

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GRAY — Nick Burton poured in a game high 20 points as Falmouth routed Gray-New Gloucester 81-49 in boys’ WMC basketball action.

Thomas Coyne hauled in 18 points for the Yachstmen (14-1), who headed a 48-27 halftime lead and drove away with it in the second half. John Simonds tallied 14 points to supply the offense with adequate scoring.

Andreas Kariotis and Samuel Johnson led the scoring effort for the Patriots with eight points each, as they drop to 3-12 on the season.

Poland 57, Cape Elizabeth 45

CAPE ELIZABETH — Junior forward Alan Young posted a double-double with 17 points and 15 rebounds to lead Poland to a 57-45 victory over Cape Elizabeth in WMC boys’ basketball action Tuesday.

The game stayed within a six-point margin most of the way, until the Knights (7-8) pulled away in the final three minutes. Senior guard Tyler Michaud sank four field goals, including a trey, and eight free throws for another 17 Poland points.

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Junior forward Eddie Galvin collected a team-high 13 points for the Capers (10-5), while Quinn Hewitt added 10 for Cape Elizabeth in the losing effort.

Spruce Mountain 42, Madison 38

MADISON — Senior forward Deonte Ring notched a game-high 20 points to lead Spruce Mountain to a 42-38 victory over Madison in MVC boys’ basketball action Tuesday.

The Pheonix (14-2) were trailing 24-10 at the midpoint. But, Spruce Mountain exploded for 20 third quarter points and continued to dominate in the final frame.

Scottie Hall contributed eight points for Spruce Mountain.

Junior guard Derek LeBlanc tossed a team-leading 10 points, while Dustin West and Jared Miller posted eight points apiece for the Bulldogs (6-9) in the losing effort.

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Dirigo 77, Mtn. Valley 32

RUMFORD — Sophomore guard Riley Robinson led all players with 32 points to power Dirigo to a 77-32 victory over Mountain Valley in MVC boys’ basketball action Tuesday.

The Cougars (15-1) catapulted to a 56-16 halftime lead. Kaine Hutchins contributed 13 points, while Gavin Arsenault chipped in with 10 for Dirigo.

The Falcons (2-14) managed to have a winning fourth quarter, outscoring Dirigo 10-9 in the frame. Junior center Caleb Gauvin tossed a team-high 10 points for Mountain Valley in the losing effort.

Girls’ basketball

Brewer 59, Lewiston 53

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BANGOR — Senior Maddy Bailey drained a game-high 20 points to lead Brewer to a 59-53 triumph over Lewiston in KVAC girls’ basketball action Tuesday.

The Blue Devils had a one-point advantage at halftime, leading 25-24. Senior Jenessa Talarico posted a team-high 17 points for Lewiston.

The Witches connected down the stretch, making key baskets. Megan Libby chipped in with 13 points for Brewer in the winning effort.

Lawrence 50, Mt. Blue 31

FARMINGTON — Sophomore forward Nia Irving drained 20 points to lead Lawrence to a 50-31 triumph over Mt. Blue in KVAC girls’ basketball action Tuesday.

The Bulldogs jumped out to a 16-6 lead in the first quarter and continued to improve until the final frame. Brianna Soucy contributed 12 points for Lawrence.

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Miranda Nicely and Eryn Doiron tossed back-to-back three-pointers during a 10-9 run in the fourth quarter for the Cougars (7-7).

Junior forward Addie Brinkman and sophomore guard Caitlin Kane posted a shared team-high six points apiece for Mt. Blue in the losing effort.

Medomak Valley 53, Leavitt 44

TURNER — Nursing a one-point lead heading into the final quarter, Medomak Valley surged a 20-12 edge, as the Panthers snuck past the Hornets 53-44 in a girls’ KVAC basketball contest on Tuesday.

The Panthers took advantage of every opportunity, sinking 24 points from the charity line alone. Hannah Marks, dropping in ten from the free throw line, hauled in a game high 18 points. Maggie Cox tallied 15 off the bench for Medomak Valley (10-6).

Senior guard Meagan Dow finished with 11 points for the Hornets (6-9), who out rebounded the Panthers 31-27.

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Rangeley 65, Buckfield 35

BUCKFIELD — Rangeley utilized four players to break the double digit scoring barrier as they cruised to a 65-35 victory over Buckfield in girls’ basketball action on Tuesday.

Seve Deery-Deraps led the way for the Lakers (15-1) dropping in a game high 16 points, while Blayke Morin netted 14. Tori Letarte and Taylor Esty kept the offense on pace with 11 points apiece.

For Buckfield, Samy Zak scored a personal season high with 12 points, as the Bucks fall to 2-13.

Men’s basketball

Bates 78, UMPI 53

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LEWISTON — Freshman Marcus Delpeche led four Bobcats in double figures with 13 points as Bates College men’s basketball rolled past the University of Maine at Presque Isle, 78-53, Tuesday night at Alumni Gymnasium.

The Bobcats (10-7) took a 54-26 lead into halftime and built a lead as large as 40 points over the Owls (7-9) in the second half.

Delpeche shot 6-of-6 from the floor while twin brother and fellow freshman Malcolm Delpeche recorded 10 points on 5-of-5 shooting. Junior Billy Selmon posted 12 points hitting 3-of-6 shots from behind the arc, and senior Luke Matarazzo netted 11 points.

For UMPI, sophomore Chase Vicaire registered a game-high 15 points, first-year Sean Manganti had 11, and classmate Thiago Conceicao tallied 11 points and eight rebounds.

USM 75, UMass-Boston 68

GORHAM — Sophomore guard Cole Libby scored a 18 points on a 7-for-12 effort to lead four players in double-figures as the University of Southern Maine downed the UMass Boston 75-68 in a Little East Conference men’s basketball game Tuesday night at Hill Gymnasium.

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The win snaps an eight-game slide for the Huskies and improves their overall record to 6-12 and 2-6 in the Little East. UMass Boston dips to 5-13 and 0-8 in the conference.

Women’s basketball

USM 55, UMass-Boston 47

GORHAM — Junior forward Rebecca Knight and sophomore forward Megan Pelletier combined for 23 points to lead the University of Southern Maine to a 55-47 win over UMass-Boston in a Little East Conference women’s basketball game Tuesday night at Hill Gymnasium.

The win is the third straight for the Huskies who improve to 12-6 overall and 5-3 in the Little East.

Boys’ Basketball

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Mt. Abram 41, Telstar 40

SALEM — Down by two with time running out in the fourth quarter, Amos Withee drained a three point shot at the buzzer to lift Mt. Abram to a 41-40 victory over Telstar in a boys’ MVC basketball matchup.

Withee and teammate Tristen Dyer combined for 25 of Mt. Abram’s 41 points on the night. Withee rounded out the scoring with 13, while Dyer netted 12. The victory pushes Mt. Abram to 2-14 on the season.

The Rebels (3-13) were down seven at the half, but surged a late comeback that was stopped short. Mike Dougherty and Austin Ryerson paced the Telstar offense with 14 and 11 points respectively.

Lewiston 64, Brewer 60

BREWER — Mohamed Mohamud was on target Tuesday night, sinking 20 points to give Lewiston the edge over Brewer 64-60 in boys’ basketball action.

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Lewiston tended a 38-21 halftime lead, but had to pick up the pace in the final quarter when the Witches brought it to within seven. Carlos Gonzalez supported the offensive assault for the Blue Devils (6-10) with 16 points, while Isaiah Harris notched 10.

For Brewer (3-11), Logan Rogerson led the scoring affair with 22 points, while Matthew Pushard netted 14. Rogerson and Pushard combined to hit seven from beyond the arc.

Buckfield 53, Rangeley 44

BUCKFIELD — Buckfield’s offense ignited in the second half, led by Jared Eastman who poured in 21, as the Bucks rolled to a 53-44 victory over Rangeley in boys’ basketball.

Eastman drained 20 of his 21 points in the second half, while teammate Hunter Wiley scored all ten of his points in the final two quarters of action as well. Buckfield (4-10) was given multiple opportunities on the night from Jonah Williams who grabbed a game high 20 boards.

Tim White led the offensive attack for the Lakers (2-12) with 16 points.

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Falmouth 81, Gray-New Gloucester 49

GRAY — Nick Burton poured in a game high 20 points as Falmouth routed Gray-New Gloucester 81-49 in boys’ WMC basketball action.

Thomas Coyne hauled in 18 points for the Yachstmen (14-1), who headed a 48-27 halftime lead and drove away with it in the second half. John Simonds tallied 14 points to supply the offense with adequate scoring.

Andreas Kariotis and Samuel Johnson led the scoring effort for the Patriots with eight points each, as they drop to 3-12 on the season.

Girls’ Basketball

Medomak Valley 53, Leavitt 44

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TURNER — Nursing a one point lead heading into the final quarter, Medomak Valley surged a 20-12 edge, as the Panthers snuck past the Hornets 53-44 in a girls’ KVAC basketball contest on Tuesday.

The Panthers took advantage of every opportunity, sinking 24 points from the charity line alone. Hannah Marks, dropping in ten from the free throw line, hauled in a game high 18 points. Maggie Cox tallied 15 off the bench for Medomak Valley (10-6).

Senior guard Meagan Dow finished with 11 points for the Hornets (6-9), who out rebounded the Panthers 31-27.

Rangeley 65, Buckfield 35

BUCKFIELD — Rangeley utilized four players to break the double digit scoring barrier as they cruised to a 65-35 victory over Buckfield in girls’ basketball action on Tuesday.

Seve Deery-Deraps led the way for the Lakers (15-1) dropping in a game high 16 points, while Blayke Morin netted 14. Tori Letarte and Taylor Esty kept the offense on pace with 11 points apiece.

For Buckfield, Samy Zak scored a personal season high with 12 points, as the Bucks fall to 2-13.

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