RICHMOND HIGH SCHOOL girls soccer player Sydney Tilton, middle, looks to the basket in a Western D contest against Pine Tree Academy on Wednesday. The Bobcats dropped a tight 35-32 contest.

RICHMOND HIGH SCHOOL girls soccer player Sydney Tilton, middle, looks to the basket in a Western D contest against Pine Tree Academy on Wednesday. The Bobcats dropped a tight 35-32 contest.

RICHMOND — The Richmond High School girls basketball team dropped its third straight game by a score of 35- 32 to the Pine Tree Academy Breakers on Wednesday night in Richmond.

The Bobcats trailed 10-9 after the first quarter and 19-17 heading into the locker room at the half.

A strong third quarter by the Bobcats pushed them into the lead, 27-26, but the Breakers were able to battle back and fend off the hosts, limiting them to just five fourth-quarter points.

Alex Goodman of Pine Tree Academy led all scorers with 17 points, with teammate Allison Verrill adding eight. Sydney Tilton contributed 12 points for the Bobcats, with Kelsea Anair totaling nine on the night.

The Bobcats fell to 5-4 on the season and host Vinalhaven on Friday at 5:30 p.m. and again on Saturday at 9 a.m. in East-West Conference play.

EDWARD LITTLE 59

MT. ARARAT GIRLS 38

The visiting Red Eddies outscored the Eagles 23-10 in the third quarter to take control in a Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference contest at Topsham.

Mt. Ararat (4-8) jumped out to an 11-6 first-quarter lead, but EL (9-3) battled back for a 27-22 halftime lead.

Brooke Reynolds led the Red Eddies with 16 points.

Allison Melcher and Sara Lamb each picked up eight points and 10 rebounds for Mt. Ararat, which visits Hampden Academy on Friday at 7 p.m. Lamb also had four steals and Melcher three assists.

At the foul line, Mt. Ararat finished 7-of-11, while Edward Little was 14-of- 22.

OOB BOYS 55

FREEPORT 48

The visiting Seagulls turned a onepoint halftime lead into a 12-point advantage in the third quarter and held on for a Western Maine Conference win at Freeport, which fell to 0-11 and visits Fryeburg Academy on Friday at 6:30 p.m.

Tied 11-11 after a quarter, the Falcons trailed 22-21 at the intermission. But, Old Orchard Beach (5-4) turned up the pressure in the third quarter, outscoring Freeport 16-5 for a 38-26 advantage.

Zach Hirst had 17 points for OOB (5- 4). Eric Hogan scored all 13 of his points at the free-throw line for the Seagulls.

Jack Davenport picked up 16 points for the Falcons, with teammate Elijah Fox adding 10.