Layne Brewer of Brunswick, left, looks to pass over Angel Pillsbury of Freeport during Tuesday night’s game at Brunswick. Eli Canfield/The Times Record

BRUNSWICK — Using a 15-0 run bridging the first and second quarters, Brunswick wiped out an early deficit to win its long-awaited opener, 53-40 over Freeport Tuesday night in girls’ basketball.

Logan Brown finished with 11 points for Brunswick, including seven straight at the end of the first quarter, part of the run that helped the Dragons recover from a 13-6 deficit.

Mason Baker-Schlendering added 11 points for Brunswick.

Rachel Wall scored 24 points for Freeport.

“It was nice; one of the big fears I had was not being able to play another game with my teammates, who I’ve played with for years,” said Wall, who will play soccer and basketball at Covenant College in Georgia next year. “Win or lose, it’s just good to be out here running up and down the floor.”

Brunswick practiced for the first time on Jan. 22.

Freeport took a different approach, starting with skills-and-drills sessions during the week of Jan. 25, then transitioned to full practices last week.

SOUTH PORTLAND 42, DEERING 39: Maria Degifico and Cora Boothby-Akilo each scored 16 points as the Red Riots edged the Rams at South Portland.

Ella McGowan paced Deering with 13 points.

GORHAM 61, WINDHAM 46: Adele Nadeau and Anna Nelson each scored as the Rams took a six-point halftime advantage and closed the third quarter on a 19-9 run to win at Windham.

Tatyanna Biamby and Olivia Michaud each added eight points for Gorham.

Sarah Talon led Windham with 13 points; Kayla Flander scored nine.

OXFORD HILLS 69, FRYEBURG ACADEMY 18: Cassady Dumont paced the Vikings with 13 points in a win at Paris.

Celia Melanson had 11 points for Oxford Hills.

Brooke Emery led Fryeburg Academy with eight points.

LEWISTON 54, MT. ARARAT 47: Myah Nicolas led the Blue Devils with 12 points as they defeated the Eagles at Lewiston.

Lauren Foster had a double-double for Lewiston with 10 points and 13 rebounds.

Lauren Magno paced Mt. Ararat with 18 points and Jaden Lohr chipped in with 12 points.

CARRABEC 47, MADISON 36: Cheyenne Cahill and Courtney Rollins each scored 14 points to lead the Cobras over the Bulldogs at Madison.

Brooke Welch added six points for Carrabec.

Brooke McKenney and Arabel Linkletter each scored nine points for Madison.

WATERVILLE 44, MESSALONSKEE 43: Kalli Thompson scored 15 points for the Purple Panthers over the Eagles at Oakland.

Kiera Gilman scored 11 points and Abby Saucier added 10 points for Waterville.

Ashley Mullen led Messalonskee with 13 points and Brooke Martin added 11 points.

LAWRENCE 61, WINSLOW 57: Zack Nickerson scored 27 points to lead the Bulldogs to a win over the Black Raiders in Fairfield.

RANGELEY 55, VALLEY 52: Winnie LaRochelle scored 38 points and had 13 rebounds to lead the Lakers over the Cavaliers at Rangeley.

Emily Eastlack had 13 points and five assists and Ellah Smith had four points and 10 rebounds for Rangeley.

Logan McDonald led Valley with 18 points and Madeline Hill added 17 points.

BOYS’ BASKETBALL

FREEPORT 66, BRUNSWICK 43: Blaine Cockburn scored 22 points to pace the Falcons over the Dragons at Freeport.

Tony Casale added 14 points, and Colby Arsenault scored 11 of his 13 points in the second half as Freeport pulled away after leading 25-19 at halftime.

LEWISTON 58, MT. ARARAT 33: Ciwer Mayen scored 12 points as the Blue Devils handled the Eagles at Topsham.

Elijah Scales added 10 for Lewiston, which led 15-7 after the first quarter and didn’t give up the lead.

Ty Henke paced the Eagles with 11 points and Jace Hollenbach added seven.

LAWRENCE 61, WINSLOW 57: Zack Nickerson scored 27 points to lead the Bulldogs over the Black Raiders at Fairfield.

Dylan Coombs added 15 points for Lawrence

Jason Reynolds led Winslow with 30 points, while Reid Gagnon added 11 points.

 

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