Brunswick holds off Mt. Blue
The Dragons improved to 6- 3 and host 7-1 Hampden Academy this upcoming Friday at 7 p.m. The Cougars dropped to 5-3.
Brunswick came out slow, falling behind 12-0 in the first quarter.
“It took us a little bit to get our legs under us,” said Brunswick coach Todd Hansen, whose team went on a 13-4 run to get to 16-13 after a quarter.
The Dragons continued to roll in the second and third quarters, outscoring Mt. Blue 39- 26 for a 52- 42 advantage after 24 minutes.
Black had five of Brunswick’s season- high seven 3- pointers, finishing with a game-high 17 points. Ryan Black added 13 points and Brad Smith 12. The Dragons were 10 of 14 from the foul line, while Mt. Blue finished eight of 16.
Nokomis outscored the Shipbuilders 38-24 over the middle quarters en route to a Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Class B win in Bath on Friday.
“We turned the ball over 15 times in the first half, which was the primary reason we fell behind,” said Morse coach Todd Flaherty, whose team dropped to 2-6 and visits Camden Hills on Tuesday (7 p. m.). “ We made a couple runs in the second half, but were unable to make up the differential.”
Ethan Pearl had a gamehigh 24 points for Nokomis (7- 1). Spencer Hartsgrove chipped in 12 points.
For Morse, which trailed 8- 4, 27-16 and 46-28 at the quarter breaks, Ted Cole led the way with 19 points, with Cody Snyder adding 10 points.
In Western Maine Conference action on Friday, visiting Falmouth improved to 8- 0 with quarterly leads of 13-2, 35-15 and 51-18.
Matt Packard led Falmouth with 14 points and Alex Cattell added 11.
In the Freeport effort, Josh Weirich had nine points and seven rebounds.
At the foul line, Freeport, scheduled to visit Fryeburg Academy on Tuesday, was 12 of 27 and Falmouth four of eight.
The host Bulldogs outscored Wiscasset 13-9 in overtime for a Mountain Valley Conference win in Farmingdale on Friday.
The Wolverines, who fell to 2- 5 and host Monmouth tonight at 7 p. m., led 18- 12 after a quarter, 29-26 at the half and 44- 41 through 24 minutes.
“We led by as many as 10 points in the first half, but the second half was nip and tuck,” said Wiscasset coach Dana Lawrence. “We got the shot we wanted at the end of the fourth quarter, but the ball rimmed out.”
Jordan Jones paced the Wolverines with 21 points and five assists. Devin Grover added 16 points and seven rebounds, Austin Haskell 11 points and two steals, and Caleb Bryant and Jason Weatherbee with nine caroms each.
Sam Shepherd had a gamehigh 25 points for 5- 2 Hall- Dale, with Brad Shepherd adding 17 points.
Hall-Dale was six of 15 from the foul line, while Wiscasset finished 20 of 32.
In East- West Conference play on Friday, the host Bobcats dipped to 2- 5 and are scheduled to host Highview Christian on Wednesday.
Forest Hills (5-3) led 13-2, 33- 8 and 43- 17 at the quarer breaks with Evan Worster scoring 25 points, Matt Turner 14 and Brandon Ouellete 16.
Nate Tribbett led Richmond with 10 points and Ben Carver and Randy Moody chipped in with six each.
At the foul line, Richmond was six of 16 and Forest Hills 17 of 31.