BRUNSWICK — Luke Madore set an energetic tone for Lewiston on Tuesday as the squad notched its first boys’ basketball win of the season with a 47-45 effort over Brunswick.

Madore led the Blue Devils (1-6) with 14 points, 12 rebounds and five blocked shots. Garrett Poussard chipped in with 12 points, while Kym Torres added nine.

The Dragons (3-5) were paced by Nate Benoit with a game-high 16 points, while Corban Teel added 10. 

Oak Hill 59, Hall-Dale 53

WALES — Oak Hill went on a 16-9 tear in the third quarter and used it to secure a 59-53 mid-season victory over Hall-Dale in another boys’ hoops tilt on Tuesday. 

Evan Boston led the Raiders (5-2) with 12 points, while Cohen Donnell chipped in with 11. 


The Bulldogs (6-1) were paced by Parker Nadeau with a game-high 18 points, while Alex Byron and Ashton Abbott each tallied 11. 

Gray-New Gloucester 56, Freeport 41

FREEPORT — Gray-New Gloucester saved the best for last, using a 22-7 run in the fourth quarter to secure a 56-41 victory over Freeport in a mid-season boys’ basketball tilt on Tuesday. 

John Martin led the Patriots (5-2) with a game-high 19 points, while John Henry Villanueva tallied 11 and Ryan Lachance added 10. 

Freeport (2-4) was paced by Ethan Sclar with 11 points, the only player to reach double figures. 

Girls’ basketball


Edward Little 51, Morse 18

AUBURN — After building a 14-point advantage in the first half, Edward Little coasted to a 51-18 mid-season rout over Morse in a girls’ basketball tilt Tuesday. 

Jordyn Reynolds and Jade Perry led the Red Eddies (5-2) with 14 points apiece, while Grace Fontaine chipped in with eight. 

The Shipbuilders (3-5) were paced by Sierra Wallace with a five-point effort, while Marissa Parks and Noa Sreden each added four.  

Oak Hill 63, Hall-Dale 38

FARMINGDALE — Oak Hill built an 11-point advantage in the first half and kept the offense in high gear, running off to notch a 63-38 victory over Hall-Dale in more mid-season girls’ basketball action Tuesday. 


Brianna Mulherin led the Raiders (4-3) with 16 points, while Desirae Dumais chipped in with 13. 

The winless Bulldogs (0-7) were paced by Sabrina Freeman with a solid 11-point effort.  

College Basketball

Bates 73, Brandeis 66

WALTHAM, Mass. — Senior Jerome Darling scored 20 points and freshman Jeff Spellman added 13, career highs for both players, as Bates defeated Brandeis 73-66 on Tuesday.

Malcolm Delpeche scored 12 points and blocked three shots, while senior Marcus Delpeche added seven points, nine rebounds and four assists, as the Bobcats (9-3) won their final tuneup before NESCAC league play begins this weekend. 


Darling shot 6-for-13 from behind the three-point line as the Bobcats attempted a season-high 32 threes, hitting on 14 of them. Spellman, playing in only his second collegiate game, shot 5-7 overall and 3-4 from behind the arc. Since his return from injury, he has scored 22 points in 31 minutes of action.

First-year guard Nick Gilpin turned in another solid starting performance with six points, six rebounds, four assists and three steals.

Robinson Vilmont led the host Judges (3-6) with 17 points. Carlin Haymon added 11 off the bench and Nate Meehan scored 10 points.

The game went back and forth most of the way, with nine ties and nine lead changes. But a 14-2 Bates run late in the second half allowed the Bobcats to hold off the Judges for the win.

With 5:02 left, Darling kicked off Bates’ decisive run with a three, assisted by Spellman. Marcus Delpeche added a pair of free throws and assisted senior Quin Leary on a layup for a 59-55 Bates lead with 3:55 left, and Spellman sliced through the lane for a layup and a 61-55 lead, prompting a Brandeis timeout with 3:21 to go.

Out of the timeout, Brandeis missed two shots at cutting the margin, and Hummel made the Judges pay with a three. Spellman then stole the ball from Tim Reale and returned it for a layup to open up a 66-55 lead at the 1:44 mark.


A three by Haymon with 52 seconds remaining gave Brandeis a last glimmer of hope, cutting the deficit to 66-60. But Darling was fouled and made both free throws, and two final threes by the Judges in the last 12 seconds were offset by a pair of dunks by Malcolm Delpeche, both assisted by Darling, in the final 33 seconds as the Bobcats sealed the victory. 

Keene State 61, Bates 45

KEENE, N.H. — After an even first quarter of action, the Bates women’s basketball team couldn’t keep up with Keene State down the stretch and came away with a 61-45 loss Tuesday afternoon in the teams’ final contest before NESCAC play. 

Amanda Petrow led all players with 14 points and a game-high 13 rebounds for the Owls (7-5) while senior Allie Coppola paced the Bobcats (3-8) with 10 points and eight rebounds on the afternoon. 

Bates jumped out to a 5-0 lead in the contest. JuniorLyse Henshaw opened the scoring with a three-pointer just 17 seconds into the game. Fellow junior Nina Davenport followed that up by hitting a jumper with 7:48 left in the first quarter. Petrow finally got the Owls on the board with 6:10 to go in the first by making a layup.

Keene State took their first lead of the game on a Lydia Vital three, putting them up 7-6 with 3:09 left in the first quarter. But Bates responded right away thanks to a three from first-year Carly Christophi and a Coppola jumper.


Up 11-7, Bates surrendered five unanswered points before Coppola nailed the first three of her career to put the Bobcats up 14-12. 

A Vital layup with eight seconds to go in the quarter tied things up at 14 apiece at the end of one.

The Owls opened the second quarter on a 5-0 run and never trailed again. Henshaw cut the deficit to two with a three-pointer with 6:53 to go in the first half. 

Keene State went on an 11-2 run after the Henshaw three to extend their lead to 30-19. Bates pulled to within eight at the halftime break thanks to a Davenport three with 15 seconds to go in the second quarter.

Down 44-31 after a Sarah Kober layup with 3:28 left, Bates responded with a pair of made free throws from Bernadette Connors and a layup from Kelli Kennedy.

The Bobcats entered the fourth quarter trailing 44-35. The Owls quickly put an end to any comeback hopes for Bates with an 8-0 run to begin the final quarter. 

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