THORNDIKE — Morse shook off a slow start by outscoring host Mt. View 17- 10 in the third quarter en route to a 54-41 Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Class B boys high school basketball victory on Thursday.

The Shipbuilders, winners of three straight to improve to 4-3, host Maine Central Institute on Saturday at 4 p.m. at Bath Middle School. Mt. View dropped to 1-7.

The hosts jumped out to an 11-8 first-quarter lead before the Shipbuilders battled back for a 25-23 edge at the break. Morse led 42-33 through 24 minutes.

Ethan Winglass paced the Shipbuilders with 12 points, with D’Vaughn Myers adding nine and Jacob Freeman eight.

Steven Davis and Jack Simpson led Mt. View with 13 points apiece.

FREEPORT BOYS 30
YARMOUTH 77

The visiting Falcons fell to 1-5 with a Western Maine Conference loss at Yarmouth.

The Clippers (4-3) darted out to a 24-5 lead after a quarter, led 47-9 at the half and 60- 19 after three.

David Murphy had 16 points for Yarmouth, with Adam LaBrie and Adam Wriggins chipping in 12 points each. The Clippers were nine of 16 at the charity stripe.

Freeport, which visits Falmouth on Saturday at 7 p.m., received a team-high 16 points from Jack Davenport, with Chandler Birmingham adding seven points. The Falcons finished 15 of 26 at the foul line.

“It’s a tough stretch for us right now, having to play Cape Elizabeth, York, Yarmouth and Falmouth in succession,” said Freeport coach Matt Cook. “But, these kids are hanging in there and working hard. If we can reduce the number of turnovers, I think we can start to get it going.”

WISCASSET 46
DIRIGO BOYS 73

Defending Class C state champion Dirigo raced out to a 26-11 first-quarter lead and cruised to a Mountain Valley Conference win at Dixfield.

Robby Babb had a gamehigh 22 points for 7-0 Dirigo, while Riley Robinson chipped in 12 points. The Cougars were 15 of 23 at the foul line.

“ This was the slowest start that we have had this season, but credit goes to Dirigo,” said Wiscasset (4-1) coach Dana Lawrence, whose Wolverines visit Oak Hill on Saturday at 2:30 p.m.

Austin Haskell paced Wiscasset with 10 points and six assists, while Dylan McMahon picked up nine points and eight rebounds. Chandler Longfellow chipped in eight points, while Dale Peaslee had six caroms. The Wolverines finished 11 of 19 at the line.

FREEPORT GIRLS 69
YARMOUTH 31

Aubrey Pennell drained three 3-pointers to finish with a game-high 17 points as the visiting Falcons rolled to a WMC victory and a 3-3 record.

Leading just 14-12 through eight minutes, Freeport, which hosts Falmouth on Saturday at 7 p.m., pulled ahead 30-18 at the half and 45-24 after three quarters.

Hannah Chase and Vanessa Lee each chipped in eight points for the Falcons, while Leigh Wyman added seven. In all, 12 Freeport players scored.

Grace O’Donnell led Yarmouth (0-7) with eight points, followed by Tess Merrill with seven.

MORSE GIRLS 40
MT. VIEW 41

“It was just an ugly game,” said Morse coach Becky Roak after her Shipbuilders fell to 2-5 with a KVAC loss at Thorndike.

Mt. View jumped out to an 8-3 lead and led 16-14 at the half. Morse claimed a 29-27 advantage after 24 minutes, but the hosts battled back for the one-point win.

“We just stayed on the bus, and they forced us to play really ugly,” said Roak, whose charges visit Maine Central Institute on Saturday at 2:30 p.m.

Sadia Crosby had a gamehigh 21 points for Morse, with Emma Harrington adding 10 points. Crosby pulled down six rebounds and blocked three shots. The Shipbuilders were five of 13 at the foul line.

Courtney Morse led a balanced Mt. View attack with 11 points. The hosts were six of 14 at the charity stripe.