LEAVITT 49, WATERVILLE 36: Degan Jordan provided a spark off the bench and the Hornets’ (4-1) defense clamped down in the second half to earn a road win over the Panthers (0-4) in Waterville.
Jordan scored a game-high 11 points, while also grabbing four rebounds and making four steals.
Five players scored for Leavitt in the opening quarter — foreshadowing its balanced attack throughout the game — as the Hornets jumped out to a 14-7 lead.
Waterville responded with 16 points, powered by four 3-pointers, in the second quarter to cut Leavitt’s lead to 24-23 by halftime. The Panthers, though, were limited to 13 points after halftime, including only four in the fourth period.
Leavitt, meanwhile, started to pull away with 16 points in the third quarter, during which Sawyer Hathaway tallied seven of his eight points.
Hathaway also had six rebounds and four steals in the game. Hunter Hayes contributed nine points, 11 boards and five assists, and Ben Sirois scored eight points.
Ethan Hobart was Waterville’s leading scorer with 10 points, including a pair of 3-pointers. Dustan Hunter (eight points) and Logan Tardif (six) also hit two treys apiece for the Panthers.