BIDDEFORD – Cheverus High opened defense of its Western Class A schoolboy basketball championship Friday night, taking control early and rolling to a 57-38 victory against Biddeford in a Southern Maine Activities Association game.

Friday was the opening night of high school basketball throughout the state.

Louie DiStasio scored 20 points for the Stags, who combined domination of the offensive boards with an effective half-court defense to open a 39-6 halftime lead.

Robert Cote led Biddeford with 21 points.

HYDE 55, A.R. GOULD 27: Jonah Alexander scored 17 points to lead the Phoenix at South Portland.

Warsame Mohamed added 11 points and Tyquan Ekejiuba had 10 for Hyde.

Moses Losuk put up 17 points for A.R. Gould.

BRUNSWICK 58, CONY 39: Ryan Black scored nine of his 16 points in the third quarter as the Dragons used a 20-3 run to take a 41-26 lead at Brunswick.

Mitchell Black added 15 points for Brunswick. Trent Anderson and Brad Smith each chipped in seven rebounds.

Walker Cooper scored 18 points for Cony.

CAMDEN HILLS 87, MT. VIEW 57: Taylor Hall had 16 points and 10 rebounds for the Windjammers at Rockport.

Colin Morse also had a double-double for Camden Hills with 12 points and 12 rebounds. Three other players scored in double figures: Adam Carlsen had 15 points, Andrew Flanagan added 11 and Chandler Crans 10.

Camden Hills broke away in the second quarter, using a 27-14 run to take a 42-19 lead. Hall scored nine points and Carlson added seven in that stretch.

Taylor Reynolds paced Mt. View with 18 points.

SCARBOROUGH 51, GORHAM 46: Ben Wessel scored 20 points for the Red Storm, who shot 7 of 10 from the free-throw line in the fourth quarter at Gorham.

David Conceison added 13 points for Scarborough.

Gorham got 12 points from Kyle Nealey and 11 from Alex Owens.

YARMOUTH 70, GRAY-NEW GLOUCESTER 34: Josh Britten and Sam Torres combined for 37 points for the Clippers, who took a 29-4 halftime lead against the Patriots at Gray.

Dave Murphy and Nathaniel Shields-Auble each chipped in 10 points for Yarmouth.

Jean Sedjro scored 15 for Gray-New Gloucester.

GREELY 69, WELLS 60: Michael McDevitt had 21 points, 11 rebounds and four blocks to power the Rangers at Cumberland.

Nick Clark and Bailey Train added 11 points each for Greely, which opened a 20-point lead before the Warriors cut the deficit to single digits in the fourth quarter.

Jake Moody scored 16 for Wells, including eight in the final period. Dylan Stevens added 12, Cole Boston 11 and Zach Deshaies 10.

POLAND 67, LAKE REGION 48: Jacob Littlefield scored 19 points, and Logan Nichols and Ricky Bryant added 12 apiece for the Knights at Naples.

Michael Triglione scored 16 points, and Alex Hartford had 15 points and 15 rebounds for Lake Region.

LINCOLN ACADEMY 61, BELFAST 34: Dylan Leavitt scored 16 points and the Eagles held the Lions to eight second-half points at Newcastle.

MEDOMAK VALLEY 62, OCEANSIDE 46: John Murray scored 19 points, and Shane Osier added 11 points and seven steals to pace the Panthers at Waldoboro.

EDWARD LITTLE 64, MT. ARARAT 39: Omar Haji-Hersi scored 22 points and Quin Leary 19 to lead the Red Eddies at Topsham.

FREEPORT 61, NORTH YARMOUTH ACADEMY 40: Mitch Loeman scored 12 points as Freeport opened a 39-15 halftime lead at Yarmouth.

Loeman finished with 18 points. Spencer Bernier added 13, including eight in the first half, and Josh Soley 11 for the Falcons. Asad Dahia scored 16 points to lead NYA.

BONNY EAGLE 68, SANFORD 47: Dustin Cole had 20 points and Cole Libby added 18 for the Scots at Sanford.

C.J. Autry finished with 13 points for Bonny Eagle, which used a 21-6 run in the second quarter for a 38-19 halftime lead.

DEERING 62, THORNTON ACADEMY 41: Jon Amabile scored a game-high 22 points, 17 in the first half, as Deering won at Saco.

Thiwat Thiwat added 13 of his 17 points in the second half, and Labson Abwoch finished with 13 points for the Rams.

TRAIP ACADEMY 69, SACOPEE VALLEY 33: Christian Montembeau scored 14 points to pace Traip Academy at Kittery.

Matt Clifford finished with 13 points, including nine in a 26-point third quarter that helped the Rangers open a 57-29 lead. Nick Foye also scored 13 for Traip.

WAYNFLETE 53, OLD ORCHARD BEACH 35: Mitch Newlin scored 12 points for the Flyers, who took a 31-15 halftime lead at Portland.

Chris Burke and Paul Runyambo each chipped in nine points for Waynflete. Andrew Fleury scored 10 for Old Orchard Beach.

WESTBROOK 56, KENNEBUNK 39: Nguot Ngout scored 14 points and the Blue Blazes rallied in the middle quarters at Westbrook.

Keenan Lowe added 11 points for Westbrook, which outscored Kennebunk 37-18 in the second and third quarters. Will Batherson and Zachary Bean finished with eight apiece.

YORK 89, FRYEBURG ACADEMY 40: Aaron Todd had 16 points and 12 rebounds for York, which took a 22-5 lead in the first period at home.

Adam Bailey scored 13 points and Liam Langaas added 11 for York.

MASSABESIC 56, NOBLE 43: Ryan Dodge scored 22 of his 27 points in the second half to lead the Mustangs at Waterboro.

Casey Nava added 15 points with six steals and four rebounds.