TOPSHAM — Caitlin LaFountain scored 29 points and pulled down 13 rebounds to lead the Mt. Ararat High School girls basketball team to a 59-39 Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference win over Lewiston on Wednesday.

The Eagles improved to 7-0 and are scheduled to host Messalonskee on Friday. The Blue Devils dipped to 2-5.

It is the best start for Mt. Ararat since the 2003-04 season when the Eagles opened with an 11-0 record before settling for a 14-4 league mark.

Mallory Nelson chipped in with 12 points and six rebounds for the hosts, who led 14-10, 29-20 and 43-31 at the quarter breaks.

Mt. Ararat shot 21 of 53 from the floor and 13 of 15 from the line, while outrebounding Lewiston 28-25.

The Blue Devils were 16 of 51 from the floor and five of eight from the line. Emily Brochu had 11 points and Brie Wilson nine in the loss.


The host Dragons picked up their first KVAC win, jumping out to a 29-15 halftime lead in improving to 1-7, with Mt. Blue slated to visit Brunswick on Friday at 7 p.m.

Julia Champagne and Lauren Carlton set career scoring highs, with Champagne picking up 19 points and Carlton 14. Carlton pulled down seven rebounds, dished out four assists and had eight steals, while Champagne had six caroms, three assists and three steals.

Lyse Henshaw chipped in 10 points, while Anna Dimick had seven for the Dragons, who finished 12 of 23 from the foul line.

“The girls just want to keep working hard and getting better,” said Brunswick coach Sam Farrell.

Mallory Chamberlain led Erskine Academy (0-7) with 18 points, with Bridget Humphrey chipping in 17. The Eagles were eight of 14 from the foul line.


The host Cougars jumped out to a 16-4 firstquarter lead and never looked back in a Mountain Valley Conference win at Dixfield.

Wiscasset (2-4 and slated to visit Oak Hill on Friday) trailed 31-12 and 47-18 at the quarter breaks. Alecia Faulkingham had a team-high 14 points for the Wolverines, who have dropped three straight.

Jessica Conant paced Dirigo (5-1) with 16 points, and Lauren Henderson chipped in 12.

OOB 55

Class C Old Orchard Beach outscored Richmond 15-5 in the third quarter en route to a home victory.

The Bobcats, 4-2 and scheduled to visit Forest Hills on Friday, led 15-11 and 31-23 at the first two quarter breaks, but trailed 38-36 through three quarters.

Abby Debois led OOB (4-2) with 14 points, while Christina Coleman chipped in 13. The Seagulls were 19 of 40 at the foul line.

Ciarra Lancaster paced Richmond with 18 points, while Jamie Plummer chipped in 16. Plummer is 35 points away from 1,000 in her high school career.

The Bobcats finished eight of 16 from the charity stripe.