BATH — The Morse High School boys basketball team started off slow in Wednesday’s Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference make-up with winless Erskine Academy.

Playing for the first time in a week, the Shipbuilders trailed 16-14 after a quarter before pulling into a 24-22 halftime lead.

But, Morse controlled the second half, outscoring the Eagles 42-26 for a 66-48 Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference victory to improve to 10-3. The Shipbuilders visit Belfast on Saturday at 6:30 p.m.

Ethan Winglass paced Morse with 22 points, with Casey Watson adding 10 and Emil Stockholm seven.

Erskine received nine points from Matthew Clary and seven from Takoda McGraw in falling to 0-13.

RANGELEY 64

HYDE GIRLS 31

In a battle of Western Maine Class D unbeatens, Rangeley pulled away in the second quarter and recorded a win over Hyde on Tuesday at Hinckley.

The Lakers, behind 36 points and 11 rebounds from Taylor Esty, outscored the Phoenix (9-1) 19-5 in the second for a 36-17 halftime lead.

Rangeley led 17-12 after a quarter, but a 12- 2 run put the Lakers in firm control. Rangeley led 49-26 after three.

Blayke Morin chipped in 11 points for Rangeley, which improved to 12-0.

Hyde’s Diamond Brown led her team with 15 points, while Lilli Allen chipped in 10 before leaving with an injury late in the opening quarter.

The Phoenix return to action today at Highview Christian at 5 p.m.

RANGELEY 24

HYDE BOYS 43

Andrew Palermo popped for a game-high 17 points as the Phoenix boys improved to 10-1 with a Western D win on Tuesday at Hinckley.

Hyde, which held quarter leads of 10-5, 28-9 and 35-14, moved to No. 2 in the Western D Heal Point Standings, while Rangeley fell to 3-9.

Palermo also dished out six assists, while teammate Antoine Montgomery had 10 points and eight assists.

Orrin Mitchell led the Lakers with eight points.

Hyde visits Islesboro on Saturday at 12:30 p.m.

LISBON GIRLS 20

BOOTHBAY 50

The Greyhounds held tough through three quarters before the host Seahawks pulled away for a Mountain Valley Conference win Tuesday.

Lisbon, 2-11 and slated to host Hall-Dale on Saturday at 2:30 p.m., trailed 10-4, 19-9 and 28-17 at the quarter breaks. Boothbay (13-1) outscored the ’Hounds, 22-3 in the fourth.

Morgan Crocker led the victors with 21 points, with Cagney O’Brien adding nine and Page Brown eight.

Kaylin Le paced Lisbon with 10 points.

MADISON 37

WISCASSET 31

The visiting Bulldogs (7-7) held a six-point lead at the half and held for an MVC on Wednesday over Wiscasset, which fell to 4-10 and hosts Boothbay on Tuesday at 7 p.m.

Down nine in the third quarter, the Wolverines cut the deficit to two points with three minutes remaining in regulation, but Madison held on.

Kayla Gordon had 11 points and 11 rebounds in the loss, with Tylan Onorato adding eight points and Colleen Hendricks six.

Madeline Wood paced the victors with a game-high 14 points.

The Bulldogs finished 4-of- 11 at the foul line, with Wiscasset going 4-of-10.

RICHMOND GIRLS 45

KENTS HILL 8

The Bobcats shut out Kents Hill in the first quarter en route to a Western D win on Wednesday.

Sydney Tilton had a monster game for 8-4 Richmond, with 22 points and 17 rebounds, including 12 on the offensive glass. She also had four assists and four steals.

Richmond jumped out to an 18-0 first-quarter lead, led 28-2 at the half and 38-3 after three.

Kelsea Anair picked up six points, five assists and four steals, while Autumn Acord chipped in eight points, five assists and three steals, and Julie Plummer six points.

“We had just eight players available due to sickness and injury,” said Richmond coach Mike Ladner, whose Bobcats visit Greenville on Friday and host Buckfield on Saturday.

Faith Forsythe led Kents Hill with four points.