FARMINGDALE — Sam Shepherd had six blocks and Hall-Dale had 16 steals as defense led the Bulldogs to a 48-40 win over St. Dominic in Mountain Valley Conference boys basketball action Thursday.

Austin Bechard led Hall-Dale (4-1) with 13 points and Brad Shepherd added 11.

The Saints (2-3) were led by Zak Johnson with a game-high 15 points.

Maranacook 54, MCI 34: Seth Miller scored a game-high 17 points, including 11 in the second half, as the Black Bears pulled away for the Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Class B win in Pittsfield.

Taylor Wilbur added 13 points for Maranacook (3-2).

Adam Ogden, Trey Vintinner, Kael McCarthy and Mitchell Hallee each scored seven points for MCI (0-5).

Gardiner 48, Waterville 38: Senior Matt Hall had 14 points and hauled in 11 rebounds to lead the host Tigers to the KVAC B win.

Alonzo Connor added nine points, nine rebounds and four steals for Gardiner (4-1) while Jake Palmer chipped in with nine points.

Waterville (2-3) was led by Josh Gormley with 13 points and JT Michaud with eight.

Hampden 52, Messalonskee 41: Fred Knight had 17 points as the Broncos won the KVAC A game in Oakland.

Zach Gilpin added 16 and Christian McCue 11 for Hampden (5-0).

Travis Stacey, Riley Wentworth and Elijah Steele each had nine points for Messalonskee (0-5).

Nokomis 78, Oak Hill 40: The Warriors pulled away in the second half en route to the KVAC B win in Wales.

Andrew Cartwright led the winners with 18 points, including four 3-pointers, while teammate Ethan Pearl added 17 and Spencer Hartsgrove 12.

Sam Morin paced Oak Hill with 20 points while Derek Gamage and Kelsey Lamothe eaach grabbed eight rebounds. Nokomis is 4-1, Oak Hill is 0-5.

Mt. Abram 44, Monmouth 40: Tyler Hupper scored 12 points as the Roadrunners won in Monmouth.

Ian James added 10 points for Mt. Abram (2-2).

Brandon Goff had 15 points for Monmouth (2-3).

Mt. Blue 66, Oxford Hills 47: Nick Hilton had 10 points as the Cougars won in Farmington.

Eric Berry added nine points for Mt. Blue (3-2).

Josh McDonald had 10 points for Oxford Hills (1-4).