Gemima Motema scored 20 points as Portland handed Gorham its first girls’ basketball loss of the season, 49-32 on Wednesday night.

Eliza Yugu had eight points and Amanda Kabantu added seven for Portland (6-1).

Anna Nelson led Gorham (5-1) with 11 points.

FALMOUTH 50, DEERING 26: Sloane Ginevan scored 25 points and Maddy Christman had nine with 13 rebounds as the Yachtsmen (1-4) jumped to a 30-7 halftime lead and never looked back, cruising past the Rams (1-5) at Falmouth.

Lauren Welch chipped in with three points and eight rebounds. Maya Gayle scored 10 points for Deering.

MASSABESIC 71, KENNEBUNK 41: Marissa Holt hit five 3-pointers as the Mustangs (5-0) trounced the Rams (2-1) at Waterboro.

Holt tallied 23 points with Hannah Samson adding 11. Massabesic made nine 3s as a team.

Emily Archibald led Kennebunk with 21 points.

THORNTON ACADEMY 54, WESTBROOK 48: Jessica Dow scored 16 of her 23 points in the second half, including 11 in the third quarter, to help the Golden Trojans (6-0) hold off the Blue Blazes (1-4) at Westbrook.

Mikenzie Melendez added 11 points and Katherine LeBlanc had 10 for Thornton.

Westbrook’s Ariana Alcide recorded 21 points and 10 rebounds.

CHEVERUS 78, SOUTH PORTLAND 24: The Stags (5-1) played aggressive defense in beating the Red Riots (2-4) at Portland.

Maddie Fitzpatrick led Cheverus with 14 points, five rebounds, three assists and eight steals. Madison Storey also had 14 points. Lillie Singleton added 10 points and eight steals.

Cora Boothby-Akilo led South Portland with eight points.

BRUNSWICK 50, MT. ARARAT 39: Morgan Foster had 11 points and 10 rebounds for her first career double-double as the Dragons (3-4) used an 11-3 third quarter to down the Eagles (5-4) at Brunswick.

Lanye Brewer and Logan Brown chipped in with 10 points apiece. Foster also had five steals and three assists.

Elsa Daulerio scored 17 points for Mt. Ararat.

MARSHWOOD 51, SANFORD 40: Alexa McGee scored 10 points and Shelby Anderson had nine as the Hawks (2-0) downed the Spartans (2-5) at South Berwick.

Riley Hebler scored 14 points for Sanford.

BOYS’ BASKETBALL

WAYNFLETE 58, NORTH YARMOUTH ACADEMY 40: Chris Saade led the Flyers with 13 points and Jared Johnson added 11 to lead Waynflete (6-2) over the Panthers at Portland.

Chris Hamblett paced NYA with 18 points.

GORHAM 62, PORTLAND 34: Grant Nadeau scored 18 points and Garrett Smith had 16 as the Rams (7-0) used a 17-4 third quarter to pull away from the Bulldogs (1-2) at Gorham.

Bode Meader chipped in with 11 points. Wani Donato led Portland with 13 points.

SOUTH PORTLAND 68, CHEVERUS 36: JP Estrella had a 12-point, 12-rebound double-double for the Red Riots (4-0) in a win over the Stags (0-6) at South Portland.

Mayen Ayuel led South Portland with 21 points. Owen Maloney scored 13 .

Dylan Morrison had two 3-pointers and finished with 13 points for Cheverus.

WINDHAM 63, BONNY EAGLE 55: Kaleb Cidre scored 21 points as the Eagles (3-3) beat the Scots (2-4) at Standish.

Nick Garrison had 14 points for Windham, and Dylan Gorman added nine.

Jacob Humphrey led Bonny Eagle with 19 points. Mason Ryan had 14, and Ethan Hall put up 11.

BOYS’ HOCKEY

EDWARD LITTLE 5, POLAND/LEAVITT/GRAY-NG/OAK HILL 1: Freshman Ethan Brochu scored the first goal of his career 1:35 into the first period, and within five minutes added two more for a natural hat trick in the Red Eddies’ win over the Kings at Auburn.

Brochu’s second goal came at the 4:15 mark, and the third at 6:19.

Will Cassidy, who set up Brochu’s third score, made it 4-0 for Edward Little (7-1) with a power-play goal less than a minute into the second half. Keegan Moon also scored for the Red Eddies.

Poland/Leavitt/Oak Hill/Gray-New Gloucester (1-2) finally beat EL goalie Gage Ducharme (16 saves) and avoided a shutout when Brady Corson scored about 14 minutes into the second half.

Kings goalie Vincent Lupardo stopped 31 of the 36 shots.

GIRLS’ HOCKEY

EDWARD LITTLE/LEAVITT/POLAND 5, BRUNSWICK 2: Caroline Audette and Sophia Hartley scored two goals apiece to pace the Red Hornets (4-4) past the Dragons (1-4).

Kylee Spugnardi scored the other goal for EL/Leavitt/Poland, which got assists from Caroline Tracey, Eve Martineau and Sophia Castagna.

Elena Palmer scored both Brunswick goals.

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