LISBON FALLS — Lisbon outscored Winthrop 14-3 in the second quarter and held on in the fourth as the Greyhounds ended a 29-game losing streak with a 45-36 Mountain Valley Conference high school boys basketball victory on Thursday.

Lisbon, 1-7 and scheduled to visit Madison on Monday, received 12 points from Mason Smith and 10 from Tucker Brannon. Kyle Sheehan chipped in six points, while Brad Groh pulled down a team-high seven rebounds.

“We didn’t think it would take eight games to get it done, but it’s good for this team to get some confidence,” said Lisbon coach Eric Hall after his squad picked up its first win since January 22, 2010 against Monmouth. “We have some tough games coming up, but we also have some games that we think we can win in the second half of the year.

Lisbon led 10-7 after a quarter before darting out to a 24-10 advantage at the half.

Mason Haley added five steals and Jacob Bremmer pulled down five caroms. The Greyhounds were eight of 15 from the foul line.

Hunter Kilgore, Taylor Morang and Tyler Foster each had eight points for 0-8 Winthrop, which was 16 of 29 from the charity stripe.


Alexa Harmon scored a gamehigh 15 points as the Greyhounds improved to 3-4 with an MVC win over 0-7 Winthrop at Lisbon Falls.

Denise Thomas added 10 points and seven rebounds, while Jessica Campbell chipped in 10 points and five caroms. Bailey Madore had seven steals.

Randi Dennett led Winthrop with 12 points.


The visiting Eagles jumped out to a 13-5 lead in the first quarter and pulled away for a Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference win at Oakland.

Mt. Ararat led 22-14 at the half and 33-18 through 24 minutes.

Mallory Nelson paced 6-2 Mt. Ararat with 11 points, with Caitlin LaFountain and Molly Estes adding 10 points each and Kristi Willey chipping in nine. Nelson pulled down a team-high nine rebounds, while LaFountain had five steals, five rebounds and three assists. Mt. Ararat outrebounded the hosts 32-19.

Megan Pelletier had 11 points for Messalonskee (5-3), with Mary Badeen adding 10. Messalonskee was five of eight at the line.

Mt. Ararat, which is slated to host Hampden Academy on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m., was seven of 11 at the charity stripe.


At Farmingdale, Carolyn Wolfington scored 31 points as the host Bulldogs rolled to an MVC victory.

“Wolfington is a versatile player and has a strong desire for competition,” said Wiscasset (0-7) coach Patrick Quinn, whose team is slated to host Monmouth on Tuesday at 7 p.m. “Our number one goal was to play as hard as we could for as long as we could, and I think we accomplished that goal.”

Wiscasset, which trailed 8-5, 28-10 and 45-21 at the quarter breaks, received eight points each from Kayla Connors and Briana Goud. Connors had 12 rebounds, and freshman Kayla Gordon played well, while Heidi Pinkham was solid on defense.



The visiting Dragons battled back from a 3-1 deficit to tie the game before Suzannah Smith’s overtime goal allowed Brunswick to escape with a victory.

“They were winning all the one-on-one battles in the first two periods,” said Brunswick coach Bill Bodwell, whose team is 8-1-1 and plays Greely on Saturday at the Falmouth Family Ice Center in a key Eastern girls contest. “We played really well in the third period. This is a big emotional win for this team and something they’ll remember.”

Amanda Grenier and Taylor Landry staked the 5-4 hosts to a 2-0 first-period lead. Annie Kelly scored with 58 seconds remaining in the opening period to bring the Dragons within a goal, but Landry’s second goal made it 3-1 through 30 minutes.

Eliza Brooks scored both Brunswick goals in the third period, including the tying the goal with 5:35 remaining in regulation.

In overtime, Caroline Wild’s shot hit the crossbar before Smith drove home the puck to give Brunswick the win at 1:24 of the extra session.

Rachel Moroney had two assists for the Dragons, while Smith and Kelly picked up one helper each. For EL/Leavitt, Landry, Grenier, Emma Martineau and Sidney Nadeau had one assist each.