Hampden Academy’s Will Kelley dribbles the ball as Mt. Blue’s Tyler Abell plays defense Tuesday in Farmington. Hampden Academy won, 48-47.  Anna Chadwick/Morning Sentinel

The two-time defending Class A South champion Falmouth High boys’ basketball team tuned up for the playoffs with an impressive 56-30 win at home against Freeport in both teams’ regular-season finale Tuesday night.

It was Falmouth Coach David Halligan’s 598th career win. He will become the third coach in Maine high school history to reach 600 if Falmouth advances to the regional final. Dick Barstow (664 wins) and I.J. Pinkham (659) are atop the win total list, according to the Maine Association of Basketball Coaches.

With the senior night win the Navigators, No. 2 in the Heal point standings entering the game, improved to 15-3 and bounced back from last Friday’s surprising 58-44 loss at Fryeburg Academy. No. 4 Freeport finished its regular season 13-5, losing for the third time in its last four games.

Falmouth was led by Chris Simonds, its 6-8 senior center, who scored a game-high 16 points. Billy Birks added 13, including back-to-back 3-pointers during a 14-2 run in the second quarter that opened a 30-13 lead.

Falmouth used a 16-3 run in the third quarter to take a 46-24 lead after three quarters.

JT Pound had 11 points and Connor Slocum scored eight for Freeport, which made only 10 of 42 shots.


SOUTH PORTLAND 60, BONNY EAGLE 52: Gabe Galarraga scored 23 points and Manny Hidalgo added 19 as the Red Riots (8-9) rolled past the Scots (3-14) in South Portland.

Brody Taylor scored 17 points and Lucas Drinkwater added 16 for Bonny Eagle.

PORTLAND 59, BANGOR 34: Kevin Rugabirwa scored 11 points in the second quarter as the Bulldogs (14-3) outscored the Rams (1-16) 16-4 to take control and win in Portland.

Rugabirwa finished with 17 points, while Lucas LeGage added 12 for Portland. Cordell Jones added 11 points and Jeissey Khamis had 15 rebounds.

Ryan Ford scored 19 points for Bangor.

KENNEBUNK 68, MARSHWOOD 39: The Rams (11-6) rallied to take a 28-21 halftime advantage and pulled away from the Hawks (3-14) in Kennebunk.


Jacob Thompson knocked down six 3-pointers and finished with 20 points for Kennebunk, while Cole Perkins chipped in with 13.

Ronan Garrett had 12 points and Ryan Essex added 11 for Marshwood.

OCEANSIDE 69, WINSLOW 51: Carter Galley scored 33 points as the Mariners (17-0) beat the Black Raiders (11-6) in Winslow.

Zeb Foster added 14 points and Cohen Galley added 11 for Oceanside.

Matthew Reynolds scored 16 points and Carter Cavlo added 15 for Winslow.

GREELY 58, BIDDEFORD 48: Brogan Raftice scored 18 points as the Rangers (8-9) beat the Tigers (5-12) in Biddeford.


Kade Ippolito and Logan Vergara each added 13 points for Greely.

Kelly O’Guinn scored 15 points, Travis Edgerton added 14 and Owen Sylvain had 12 for Biddeford.

LINCOLN ACADEMY 55, MT. VIEW 45: Lucas Houghton had 12 of 15 points in the fourth quarter as the Eagles (14-3) came from behind to edge the Mustangs (12-5) at Thorndike.

Casey Duncan chipped in with 15 points and 10 rebounds. Houghton also had 12 rebounds.

Noah Hurd scored 17 points for Mt. View.



EDWARD LITTLE 4, FRYEBURG/LAKE REGION/OXFORD HILLS 3: Jack Caron scored twice and the Red Eddies (6-8-1) beat the Ice Cats (5-8) in Bridgton.

Andrew Clements and Avery Tyler also scored for Edward Little, while Peyton Dyer had four assists and Brooks Hefty added two.

Marshall Tibbetts, Cohen Carter and Mark Mageles each scored a goal for the Ice Cats. Gunner Truman had two assists.

Red Eddies goalie Camren Dufour made 17 saves, and Charlie Herrick stopped 20 shots.

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