Houlton's Kolleen Bouchard and Central's Sydney Allen spent most of the night facing a double team defense and so other players had to step up. In the end, Bouchard's teammates did a better job of that and the Shiretowners beat the Red Devils 52-39.

Houlton stays unbeaten at 16-0 while Central drops to 14-2, the two losses to the Shires.

Bouchard did finish as the top scorer with 18 points, 16 of them in the second half. Houlton's other starters chipped in - Teagan Ewings with 10, Tessa Solomon with nine, Aspen Flewelling with eight and Kristen Graham with six.

Allen led Central with 17 points. No other player had more than eight.

Houlton     14    24    37    52

Central      10    18    26    39

FRIDAY SCHOOLBOY SCORES:

Bangor 62   Skowhegan 52

GSA 70   Ellsworth 54

Mattanawcook Academy 44   Houlton 38

PVHS 36   Dexter 35

Schenck 46   Penquis 37

Lawrence 59   Gardiner 49

Oceanside 68   MCI 43

FRIDAY SCHOOLGIRL SCORES:

Skowhegan 39   Bangor 32

Dexter 40   PVHS 32

MCI 41   Oceanside 31

Madawaska 47   Central Aroostook 40

Waterville 33   Winslow 31