The South Portland boys’ basketball team came from behind to defeat Sanford in a thriller, 58-57, Friday night.

The Red Riots trailed, 42-36, entering the final quarter, but Will Furbush scored nine of his 15 in the period, including a game-winning jumper with five seconds remaining, to lead the comeback.

Coleman Findlay led South Portland in scoring with 25 points while grabbing 15 boards.

South Portland (8-4) did not making a single shot from beyond the arc.

The win is the Red Riots second in a row. They were scheduled to play at Gorham (5-6) Tuesday and will host Kennebunk (6-6) on Friday.

The Cape Elizabeth boys’ basketball squad split a pair of games last week, defeating Poland, 80-68, on Tuesday but falling to Freeport, 39-32, Friday.

The Capers (7-5) had four players score in double figures in the shootout with Poland. Shaine Burks led all scorers with 25 points while Tom Ray scored 19 to go along with seven rebounds. Will Hall knocked down a trio of 3-pointers to score 12 and Nate Thibeault scored 11.

In a complete opposite scenario from last Tuesday’s game, Cape Elizabeth was locked in a defensive battle with Freeport. Burks led the way with 12 points, but the Capers could only muster 13 points in the second half, leading to defeat.

No Freeport player scored in double digits.

Cape will host Fryeburg Academy (2-9) on Friday. Cape routed Fryeburg earlier in the season.

The Scarborough boys basketball team fell to undefeated Cheverus, 33-23, at home Friday.

The Red Storm (5-6) were the first team to hold the Stags’ (12-0) high-powered offense under 50 points this season, but Scarborough’s offense was never able to get going, scoring only 10 points in the second half.

Scarborough will host Marshwood (5-6) on Friday.


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