RUMFORD — Lisbon, Monmouth, and Spruce Mountain took the top three spots at the Mountain Valley Conference cheerleading championships, held Saturday morning at Mountain Valley High School.

Libson won with a score of 112.5, followed by Monmouth (97.8), and Spruce Mtn. (96.7). Madison was fourth with 95 points, and Oak Hill was eighth with 64.7.

“(The scores) were low all around,” Monmouth coach Mike Gilbert said. “It was the first time out for most of us.”

Each team performed a “practice,” or penalty round. In that round, the judges gave teams feedback but did not give scores. Part of the feedback was to let the teams know where there would have been deductions if the round had been scored, Gilbert said.

Gilbert said that in the penalty round, one Monmouth cheerleader touched her head to the floor while tumbling, and would have received a five-point deduction. In the second round, she took that move out, and the Mustangs did not receive any deductions.

“She called a smart play,” Gilbert said.

Monmouth placed fourth at last year’s MVCs.

“We’ve come a long way in a week,” Gilbert said. “I was hoping that we would leave here in the top four, and they exceeded our expectations. I think it was a delightful shock for all of us.”

Boys basketball

Forest Hills 79, Acadia Christian 15: Ryan Petrin had 10 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists as the Tigers won in Trenton.

Evan Worster added 14 points, while Derek Ouellette had 13 points and Matt Turner 10 points for Forest Hills (10-1). Acadia Christian is 1-7.

Valley 58, Piscataquis 46: Carrington Miller scored a game-high 25 points and finished with eight rebounds and seven assists to lead the Cavaliers in Guilford.

Josh West had seven points, 10 rebounds and five assists for Valley (8-2). Dylan Belanger chipped in with 13 points.

Cody White scored nine points for the Pirates (2-9).

Madison 64, Lisbon 50: Austin Kane scored 20 points and the Bulldogs jumped out to a 21-8 lead and never looked back to earn the Mountain Valley Conference win in Madison.

Kaleb Staples and Steven Lawrence each added eight points for Madison (4-6).

Tucker Brannon scored a game-high 27 points for Lisbon (2-8).

Mt. Abram 49, St. Dominic 36: Ian James scored a game-high 27 points to lead the Roadrunners to an MVC win over the Saints at Mt. Abram.

Arthur Ryan added seven points for the Roadrunners (5-5).

Matt Dyer led the Saints (3-6) with 11 points.

Girls basketball

Mt. Abram 49, St. Dominic 38: Miranda Smith and Annie Dexter each scored 14 points to lead the Roadrunners in Salem.

St. Dominic (6-3) led 25-20 at the half before Dexter and Roadrunners (5-5) rallied. Dexter scored 10 of her points in the second half.

Kelly Pomerleau scored 15 points to lead the Saints (6-3).

Forest Hills 63, Acadia Christian 18: Linda Riley scored a game-high 17 points as the Tigers defeated the Seahawks in an East/West game in Trenton.

Kori Coro, Jessica Hoyt and Keely Taylor all added eight points for Forest Hills (9-2).

Carol Rush led Acadia Christian (0-6) with eight points.

Boys hockey

Skowhegan 4, Mt. Ararat 1: Camden DesPres and Anthony-James Paul each had a goal and an assist to lead the Indians to the Eastern A victory at Bowdoin College.

Kameron Nelson and Kyle Demchak also scored for Skowhegan (9-0-0) while Trey Michonski added a pair of assists.

Jeremy Williams scored the lone goal for the Eagles (3-5-0).

John Bapst 5, Messalonskee 4: Joe Archambault scored with 4 minutes, 59 seconds left in overtime to lift John Bapst to a come-from-behind victory over defending Eastern B champ Messalonskee.

Brothers Chase and Jared Cunningham had a goal and an assist for the Eagles (8-1-0), who led 4-2 early in the third period.

Jacob Fletcher scored a hat trick for the Crusaders (6-3-0).
Kurt Massey forced overtime when he scored with 2:20 left in the third.

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