The Hampden Broncos showed basketball fans why coaches in the KVAC picked them #1 in the preseason poll, beating up on defending champ Messalonskee 63-30 on opening night.

To be fair, the Eagles lost a lot to graduation from last season's regional championship team.

But, the Broncos looked good in all phases of the game. Senior center Ian McIntyre scored 14 points in the low post. Hampden shooters drained 11 three-pointers. And the defense was stifling all night.

Kory Winch scored 13 points, Tommy Raye added night and Bryce Lausier had eight.

The Eagles struggled shooting the ball. Chase Warren led with 11 points.

SCHOOLBOY SCORES:

Bangor 82   Lewiston 47

Brewer 46   Nokomis 43

Oceanside 54   Waterville 40

Edward Little 58   Oxford Hills 51

Gardiner 51   Medomak Valley 44

MCI 64   Belfast 42

Skowhegan 70   Mt. Blue 37

Lawrence 58   Cony 50

Foxcroft 61   John Bapst 53

SCHOOLGIRL SCORES:

Lewiston 44   Bangor 32

Edward Little 49   Oxford Hills 42

Skowhegan 54   Mt. Blue 24

Hamdpen 67   Messalonskee 29

Central 74   Sumner 26

Hermon 56   Caribou 41

John Bapst 58   Foxcroft 42