BOOTHBAY HARBOR — John Hepburn poured in 16 points and Julian Aponte added 13, including three 3-pointers, as Boothbay edged Dirigo 72-66 in MVC boys’ basketball action Friday.

The teams began the fourth quarter knotted at 50 before the Seahawks pulled away in the final frame.

Riley Robinson led all scorers with 25 for the Cougars (0-1). Gavin Arsenault chipped in 11 for Dirigo.

Oak Hill 61, St. Dom’s 59

WALES — Jonah Martin led Oak Hill with 19 points, including three from 3-point range, and Connor Elwell sank clutch free throws down the stretch as the Raiders held off hard-charging St. Dom’s in the final quarter for a 61-59 win in the teams’ MVC opener.

Adam Merrill added 11 points, eight rebounds and five steals for the Raiders (1-0).

Mike Bryant, who nearly led the Saints back on his own in the fourth frame, finished with 33 points. Becket Wagner added 18 for the Saints (0-1).

Richmond 69, Rangeley 28

RICHMOND —   Nick Arian led the pack with nine points as Richmond sailed to a 69-28 victory over Rangeley in EWC boys’ basketball action Friday.

The Bobcats (0-1) led 28-9 at the midpoint.

Junior forward Orrin Mitchell recorded a game-high 13 points for the Lakers (0-1), while Timmy White contributed eight points on a 3-pointer and five tosses from the free-throw line.

Poland 60, Freeport 43

FREEPORT —   Senior forward Alan Young notched 19 points as Poland jettisoned Freeport, 60-43, in WMC boys’ basketball action Friday.

The Knights (1-0) took a 34-21 halftime lead. John Fossett contributed 12 points, while Zach Lowe hauled down nine rebounds for Poland.

Junior guard Jack Davenport tossed seven field goals, including a 3-pointer, for 15 points for the Falcons (0-1).

Gray-New Gloucester 51, Greely 41

GRAY —   Senior guard Tyler St.Pierre tossed a team-high 17 points to lift Gray-New Gloucester to a 51-41 victory over Greely in WMC boys’ basektball action Friday.

St. Pierre scored 10 of his 17 points in the fourth quarter for the Patriots (1-0). Senior forward Andreas Kariotis contributed 11 points for Gray-New Gloucester.

Sophomore forward Matt McDevitt recorded a game-high 19 points for the Rangers (0-1).

Monmouth 50, Lisbon 42

MONMOUTH — Luke Thombs had a game-high 27 points to help the Monmouth Academy Mustangs to the 50-42 win over the Lisbon Greyhounds in boys’ basketball action.

The Mustangs (1-0) outscored Lisbon 14-11 in the final quarter. Hunter Richardson chipped in eight points in the victory.

Lisbon (0-1) was led by Jonah Sautter, who scored 15 out of his 19 points behind the arc. Johnny Yim had 11 points, including one 3-pointer.

Gardiner 67, Leavitt 48

TURNER — Gardiner outscored Leavitt 29-9 from the free-throw line Friday night and cruised to a 67-48 KVAC Class B boys’ basketball victory.

Seth McFarland had 20 points to lead the Tigers. Brian Dunn added 12 points and Josh McKelvey mustered 10.

Korey Caito collected 18 points for the Hornets, who trailed 31-27 at the half before Gardiner used a 20-12 gain to put it away.

Girls’ basketball

Madison 57, Telstar 18

BETHEL —   Senior forward Aly LeBlanc scored 10 points in a balanced attack as Madison cruised to a 57-18 triumph over Telstar in their season opener in MVC girls’ baksetball.

The Bulldogs (1-0) were aggressive on defense and utilized a full court man-to-man for three quarters, creating many turnovers for a decisive win.

The Rebels (0-1) trailed 32-7 at the half. Junior forward Becca Howard paced Telstar with 10 points.

Rangeley 46, Richmond 26

RICHMOND —   Senior forward Taylor Esty recorded a team-high 16 points to lead Rangeley to a 46-26 victory over Richmond in EWC girls’ basketball action Friday.

The Lakers (1-0) took a 16-3 halftime lead. Blayke Morin contributed 11 points for Rangeley.

Sophomore guard Miranda Martin scored 10 points for the Bobcats (0-1).

Gardiner 41, Leavitt 24

GARDINER —   Lauren Chadwick channeled 16 points to lead Gardiner to a 41-24 victory over Leavitt in KVAC girls’ basketball Friday.

The Tigers jumped out to a 30-8 lead at halftime. Morgan Carver, Leslie Stevens and Loan Granholm collected six points each for Gardiner.

Chantel Eells topped the Hornets with eight points.

Spruce Mountain 55, Nokomis 37

JAY —   Senior foward Emily Keene drained 13 points as Spruce Mountain dispatched Nokomis 55-37 in KVAC girls’ basketball action Friday.

The Phoenix (1-0) erupted for a 19-5 margin in the third quarter. Keene collected 10 of her 13 points in the quarter.

Kailee Newcomb contributed nine points for Spruce Mountain.

Oliva Brown led the Warriors (0-1) with 15 points.

Gray-NG 59, Greely 47

CUMBERLAND — Maria Valente scored 20 points, Grace Kariotis added 19, and the two combined for seven 3-pointers in Gray-New Gloucester’s 59-47 WMC girls’ basketball win over Greely on Friday night.

Kariotis hit all four of her 3s in the first half and had 14 points, pushing the Patriots to a 30-22 lead. Valente scored a dozen in the second half to protect that advantage.

Gray-NG also went 22-for-28 (79 percent) from the free-throw line in the game, while Greely was 8-of-14. Ashley Storey led the Rangers with 16 points.

Poland 43, Freeport 28

POLAND — Poland broke open a tie game by holding Freeport scoreless in the fourth quarter Friday night, and the Knights crept away to a 43-28 WMC girls’ basketball victory.

Hope Kohtala hit a 3-pointer to give Poland the lead for good. Nathalie Theriault had a stellar all-around game with 19 points, 10 steals and 8 assists. Poland made 30 steals and forced 39 Falcons’ turnovers.

The Knights came up with the win despite losing leading returning scorer Michaella Arsenault to an ankle injury in the first half.

Megan Cormier led Freeport with eight points and eight rebounds.

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