SALEM — Monmouth took control in the third quarter on its way to a 47-42 girls basketball win over Mt. Abram on Monday.

After a 13-13 first quarter, Mt. Abram (0-2) outscored Monmouth (2-0) in the second and led 22-18 at halftime. The Mustangs then outscored the Roadrunners 12-5 in the third quarter to go up 30-27. They added two points to their lead with a 17-15 fourth.

As they did in the season opener, senior Holly Hunt and freshman Kaitlyn Frost paced the Monmouth offense, this time with 16 and 12 points, respectively. Reese Beaudoin contributed seven points and Grace Levesque went 4 for 4 at the free throw line and finished with six points.

Mt. Abram’s Abi Wilcox led all scorers with 17 points. Bailea Haines added eight and Karlie Turner scored seven.

SPRUCE MOUNTAIN 69, OAK HILL 11: Jaydn Pingree scored a game-16 points the Phoenix (1-0) vanquished Raiders (0-1) in MVC action in Jay.

Jazmine Pingree and Aubrey Kachnovich contributed 12 points apiece for Spruce Mountain.

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Oak Hill had five players score two points each.

HALL-DALE 65, MOUNTAIN VALLEY 36: Hayden Madore scored a game-high 16 points and Amanda Trepanier added 11 in the Bulldogs’ victory over the Falcons in Rumford.

KJ Greenhalgh also scored 10 points for Hall-Dale (2-0).

Maddie Down led Mountain Valley with 13 points. She also had eight rebounds and five steals. Brooke Brown added nine points for the Falcons.

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SPRUCE MOUNTAIN 69, OAK HILL 41: Elie Timler deposited a game-high 22 points and Jace Bessey added 20 in the Phoenix’s (1-0) victory over the Raiders (1-0) in Wales.

Bessey knocked down five 3-pointers for Spruce Mountain.

Maverick Swan led Oak Hill with 10 points. Gage Spier, Cooper Scott and Ethan Vattaso added seven points apiece.

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