Basketball scores and summaries
Fort Fairfield 59, LCS/MSSM 26
Freshman Riley Clough led a balanced attack with 12 points as the Tigers topped the Eagles in Fort Fairfield Thursday. Cammi King-DeMerchant and Sadie Edgecomb (three 3-pointers) netted 10 points each and Emma Campbell and Amber Sherwood had eight each for the Tigers, who improved to 3-5.
Taylor LaBreck, also a freshman, led LCS/MSSM (1-4) with 12 points.
Washburn 40, Ashland 32
The Beavers’ full-court defense paid dividends as they held off the Hornets in a competitive contest Thursday in Ashland. “We were able to put on pressure and get some transition points, which is always key for us,” said Washburn coach Tyler Putnam. “Ashland played hard for four quarters and never gave up.”
Maggie Castonguay, a freshman, was the only player for Washburn (4-3) to reach double figures with 14 points. Skylar Mette had nine and Kassandra Farley eight. Olivia Tardie led the 3-5 Hornets with 11 points, while Morgan Doughty and Micayla Driscoll added six each.
“It was a good game that went back and forth, but the difference was amount of fouls as Washburn took 16 foul shots and we had six,” said Ashland coach Whitney Flint, who suited up just seven players. “They put on a good press towards the end and we had a hard time with that.”
Ashland 59, Washburn 47
On Thursday, Steven Bellanceau poured in 20 points and Kyle Beaulier had 17 as Ashland (2-5) picked up the victory over the Beavers in Ashland. McCall Turner led Washburn (2-4) with 20 points and Caleb Thompson contributed 14 more.
“This was big for the kids,” said Hornet coach Lucas Belanger. “It showed that we are ready to beat upper-level programs when we play to our full potential and it puts us in the playoff hunt, which the program hasn’t seen in a few years.”
Southern Aroostook 74, Easton 65
In a rematch of last year’s Class D North regional final, the Warriors got revenge with the win in Dyer Brook Thursday night. Nolan Altvater had 33 points and Jackson Mathers 21 to lead the offense for SA, now 6-0 and atop the standings.
Jordan Doody and Jake Flewelling totaled 24 and 16, respectively, for the Bears (6-3), who trailed by just one point at halftime.
Central Aroostook 57, Easton 48 (OT)
The visiting Panthers picked up their biggest win of the season Tuesday, outscoring the Bears 13-5 in overtime. CA sophomore Ben Thomas hit the game-tying shot in the final minute of regulation to force overtime. The Panthers (5-2) led throughout the first three quarters and were up by as many as 14 points, but Easton rallied in the second half to take the lead. Freshman Brayden Bradbury had 20 points to lead the winning offense, while Zach Crouch was strong inside throughout and had 17.
Hunter Brown scored 14 points and Noah Hanscomb 13 for Easton. Teammate Jake Flewelling scored nine, including the 1,000th of his career.