WATERVILLE — The Purple Panthers stormed out of the starting gate and never looked back Wednesday night.

Waterville held visiting Cony scoreless in the opening quarter and raced off to a 54-41 win over the Rams in a Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference girls basketball contest. Led by a 15-point night from Jayda Murray, the Panthers improved to a perfect 7-0 on the season to keep pace as one of only three unbeaten teams in Class B North.

Sadie Garling finished with 12 for Waterville, while Abby Saucier scored nine.

Alyssa Redmond scored a team-high 13 for Cony (0-7).

SKOWHEGAN 59, BREWER 34: Alyssa Everett’s double-double led unbeaten Skowhegan to the KVAC win at home.

Everett finished with 21 points and 13 rebounds for Skowhegan (7-0), while Annie Cooke poured in 13 points of her own in the victory.

Rebecca Gideon led Brewer (2-5) with 14 points.

RANGELEY 61, PINE TREE 17: Emily Olivia Pye drained 20 points to lead the Lakers to the win in Rangeley.

Rangeley (8-1) also got 16 points from freshman Winnie LaRochelle.

Emily Schlisner was the leading scorer with six points for Pine Tree Academy (2-2).

OAK HILL 43, MADISON 21: Abigail Nadeau posted a game-high 16 points to lead the unbeaten Raiders in Mountain Valley Conference action.

Oak Hill (7-0) jumped out to a 9-0 lead and a 16-5 first-half margin. Anna Beach contributed seven points in the win.

Katie Worthen scored six points for the Bulldogs (4-3).

MONMOUTH 51, DIRIGO 37: Kaeti Butterfield recorded a team-leading 12 points as Monmouth earned the MVC victory.

Julia Johnson and Libby Clement posted 11 points each for Monmouth (3-4).

Alexa Varnum scored a game-high 15 points for the Cougars (1-5) in the losing effort.

MESSALONSKEE 52, ERSKINE 24: Gabrielle Wener scored 17 points and pulled down 10 rebounds to lead the Eagles to the KVAC win in Oakland.

Katie Seekins added six points and seven rebounds for Messalonskee (3-3), which used an 11-player rotation to keep Erskine (2-4) under constant pressure.

The Eagles were led by Emily Clarke’s 11-point night.

OCEANSIDE 52, WINSLOW 48: The Mariners pulled away in the fourth quarter, holding the Black Raiders to just three points in the period, en route to the KVAC B win in Rockland.

Grace Woodman led Oceanside (3-4) with 14 points. Hope Butler added 11 more.

Winslow (5-2) got 14 points apiece from Silver Clukey and Weslee Littlefield in the los, the Raiders’ second straight after a 5-0 start to the season.

HALL-DALE 46, SPRUCE MOUNTAIN 36: Iris Ireland had a double-double with 17 points and 13 rebounds to lead the Bulldogs to the victory in MVC action in Farmingdale.

The Bulldogs (4-3) hit nine of 11 free throws in the fourth quarter to ice the victory. K.K. Wills scored 12 points while hitting three 3-pointers for Hall-Dale.

Jaycee Cole led the Phoenix (6-2) with 13 points.

WINTHROP 57, CARRABEC 40: Aaliyah WilsonFalcone scored 21 points to lead Winthrop over Carrabec in MVC action in North Anson.

The Ramblers (7-0) also got 11 points from Kena Souza.

Cheyenne Cahill led all scorers with 25 points for the Cobras (2-5).

BOYS BASKETBALL

FOREST HILLS 73, VALLEY 40: Sophomore Parker Desjardins scored a game-high 25 points as the Tigers remained unbeaten with the rivalry win in Jackman.

Hunter Cuddy added 15 points and 12 rebounds for Forest Hills (6-0), while Jakob Rivas chipped in with 12 points and seven rebounds for the Tigers. Four different Tigers finished with double-digits in points, including Brandon Gilboe with 11.

Joey Thomas led Valley (5-3) with 12 points.

ERSKINE 47, MESSALONSKEE 36: Braden Soule scored a team-high 11 points and handed out six assists to lead the Eagles to the KVAC A win in South China.

Jacob Mills added two points and controlled the glass for Erskine (3-4) with nine rebounds on the night.

Tucker Charles and Matt Parent each finished with 13 points for Messalonskee (4-2), which saw its four-game winning streak snapped.

RANGELEY 71, PINE TREE 35: Nolan Boone poured in 23 points to lead the Lakers to the victory over Pine Tree Academy.

Kenny Thompson added 15 points and William Brey had 12 for Rangeley (5-2).

Pine Tree (1-3) was led by Grant Milano’s 12 points.

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