Tough night on the hardwood
RUMFORD — The Lisbon High School boys basketball team stayed with Mountain Valley for most of the first half. But, the Falcons found their stroke, pulling away in the second half for a 55-36 Mountain Valley Conference victory.
The Greyhounds trailed 10-7 after a quarter and were still in it, trailing 20-19, before Mountain Valley found its stroke from 3-point range.
“Mountain Valley lives and dies with 3-pointers, and they got hot near the end of the first half and it continued into the second half,” said Lisbon (1-13) coach Eric Hall, whose Greyhounds will play their third game in three nights tonight at St. Dom’s (7 p.m.).
The Falcons led 29-21 at the half and outscored Lisbon 14-7 in the third for a 43-28 lead.
Jacob Theriault hit four treys for the Falcons, finishing with a game-high 23 points. Ryan Nichols added 11 points.
Tucker Brannon led Lisbon with 13 points, while Jacob Bremmer added 12 points and eight rebounds. Mason Smith dished out two assists.
The Greyhounds were 13 of 20 at the foul line, with Mountain Valley six of 17.
In MVC girls basketball action on Tuesday, Dirigo improved to 8-6 with quarterly leads of 16-8, 23-13 and 35-21.
Alyssa Wade popped in 18 points for the Cougars, while Miranda Shurtleff added nine points.
“Wade shot the ball extremely well,” said Wiscasset coach Patrick Quinn, “Wiscasset battled and got as close as seven in the third quarter, but Dirigo pulled away with fastbreak baskets early in the fourth.”
Briana Goud paced Wiscasset, now 2-11 and scheduled to visit Monmouth on Friday, with 10 points, while Kayla Connors added eight points and 10 rebounds, and Alecia Faulkingham five points.
In MVC action on Wednesday, Mountain Valley’s Ayla Allen had 27 points and a dozen rebounds to lead the hosts past Lisbon, now 5-7 and scheduled to visit St. Dom’s on Friday.
Makayla White added 12 points on four 3-pointers for the 9-5 hosts, who led 9-4, 28-12 and 41-20 at the quarter breaks.
Bailey Madore led Lisbon with 10 points and Jessica Campbell added nine.
The Falcons dropped their fifth straight at Poland in Western Maine Conference play.
Despite 26 points from standout Nina Davenport, Freeport (5- 8) failed to overcome a 30-22 halftime deficit. Leigh Wyman added nine points and Alex Mitch six for the Falcons, who visit Yarmouth on Friday at 7 p.m.
Brittina Maheux had 16 points and Katrina Seeley 15 to pace 5-8 Poland.