RICHMOND — Kade Strout gave Richmond the lead with 16 seconds left in overtime as the Bobcats stunned Valley, 44-39, in an East-West Conference high school boys basketball game on Thursday.

The win lifts Richmond to 4-8, while Valley falls to 8-3.

Brian Snedeker tied the game for Richmond with one second left at the free-throw line, and the Bobcats outscored the Cavaliers 7-2 in the extra session.

“This is a really big win, and I thought we did a real nice job defensively,” said Richmond coach Phil Houdlette. “When you are young and don’t have someone who can score 18, you have to work hard as a team. Both teams played man, and Valley was searching for answers. Everybody stepped up for us tonight.”

Randy Moody paced Richmond, which hosts Old Orchard Beach on Tuesday, with 16 points, with Ben Carver chipping in 10, Strout nine and Sean Bernier seven.

Richmond jumped out to a 9-6 first-quarter lead, but Valley stormed back, taking a 20-18 lead to the half and 34-27 advantage to the fourth quarter. But, the Bobcats held a 10-3 scoring advantage in the final frame to tie the game, 37-37.

Caleb Wade led Valley with 15 points, with Josh West adding 12, all in the first half.

HALL-DALE     58


The visiting Bulldogs grabbed a 27-14 halftime lead and held off a Greyhound rally for a Mountain Valley Conference win at Lisbon Falls.

Hall-Dale (9-2) led 15-8 after a quarter and 39-28 through 24 minutes.

“They are an up-tempo team and we are not, but when they picked up the pace we tried to do the same,” said Lisbon coach Eric Hall, whose team is 1-10 and visits Wiscasset on Saturday.

Tucker Brannon paced Lisbon with 11 point, with Mason Smith and Mason Haley contributing seven points apiece. The Greyhounds were 13 of 23 at the foul line. Derrick Lycette had seven rebounds, Smith four assists and Haley four steals.

Brad Shepherd had a game-high 16 points for Hall-Dale, which was 14 of 19 at the charity stripe. Austin Dechard added nine points.



“Everybody was shooting the ball, and we hit a bunch of foul shots in the third quarter to pull away,” said Richmond coach Molly Bishop, whose team improved to 11-0 with an EWC win over the 4- 7 Cavaliers at Richmond.

The Bobcats raced out to a 14-6 lead. A 20-1 scoring advantage in the second quarter made for a 34-7 Richmond lead at the break, and thanks to a six-for-eight performance at the foul line in the third quarter, the Bobcats extended their edge to 56-11 after 24 minutes.

Jamie Plummer had 22 points and nine rebounds for Richmond, with teammate Alyssa Pearson scoring a double-double on 12 points and 10 rebounds. Guard Danica Hurley contributed 11 points and five assists. Richmond finished 15 of 23 at the line.

Teagan Lawyerson had eight points for Valley, which was six of 11 at the charity stripe.

Richmond hosts Old Orchard Beach on Tuesday.



The visiting Phoenix dropped to 0-10 with a Class D loss to 4-9 Islesboro.

Hyde failed to score in the first quarter, trailing 13-0. Islesboro held an 18-2 lead at the half and 29-6 advantage through three.

Jaline Martinez paced Hyde with six points, while Kaite Comeaux added five.

Autumn Johnson had a game-high 19 points for the hosts.

The Phoenix are slated to visit North Yarmouth Academy on Tuesday.

[email protected]