TOPSHAM — The Mt. Ararat High School boys basketball team darted out to a 25-6 first-quarter lead and rolled to a 78-56 Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference victory over Erskine Academy on Friday.

Mt. Ararat, which improved to 6-8 and visits Skowhegan on Tuesday, hit nine 3-pointers and received a team-high 19 points from Alex Lapierre, 16 from Shyheim Ulrickson and 12 points from Tyler Roberts. Mason Griffin chipped in eight points.

Mt. Ararat led 46-25 at the half and 63-34 after three quarters.

Caleb McGuire paced Erskine Academy (1-13) with a game-high 24 points.



On Friday, Freeport snapped an 11-game losing streak as Chandler Birmingham scored 23 points.

The contest was tied with 4:30 remaining in regulation, but the Falcons finished with an 18-12 run. Jack Davenport provided 13 points for Freeport, while Matt Schultheis added 10 points, Landon Easler nine and Connor Dietrich seven.

CJ Martin and Nick Allen netted 12 points each in a balanced attack for the Knights (3-1). Tyler Michaud and CJ Martin chipped in with another 10 points each for Poland.



Nate Shields scored 15 points, Adam Labrie 14 and Christian Henry 12 as the Clippers improved to 8-6 over Freeport (2-12) in WMC play on Saturday.

Birmingham matched his 23-point effort from the night before to lead the Falcons, who visit Fryeburg Academy on Tuesday. Davenport and Brendan Qualls chipped in six points each, and Freeport finished 19 of 30 at the foul line.

Yarmouth posted quarterly leads of 27-7, 50-20 and 76-27, and was 13 of 21 at the charity stripe.



In a key KVAC contest on Friday, Edward Little (13-1) overcame a 13-point, first-half deficit and scored 36 points in the final two quarters to turn back Brunswick.

Quin Leary’s 15 points led three Red Eddies in double figures, followed by Nate Alexander with 13 and Sean Ford with 11.

Brunswick was led by Blake Gordon with 15 points, while Konnor Scarponi had a dozen and Alex Bandouveres 10.

The Dragons dipped to 8-6 and are scheduled to visit Oxford Hills on Tuesday.



The visiting Shipbuilders chalked up a season-high in points scored to down Maranacook on Friday.

Morse improved to 5-9 and hosts Gardiner on Tuesday.

“That was probably the best game we played all year,” said Morse coach Sam Hayes, whose charges trailed 14-12 after one quarter, but led 33-27 at the half and 52-38 after three.

Matt Munster led the way with 19 points and nine rebounds, while Liam McDonough had 14 points, Ethan Winglass 11 points and nine rebounds, Kevin McKellar 11 rebounds and D’Vaughn Myers four steals, four assists and zero turnovers.

Kyle Boucher paced the hosts with 13 points.

At the foul line, Morse was eight of 19 and Maranacook nine of 10.