With Will Davies pushing the pace from the start of the game, Thornton Academy’s boys’ basketball team rolled to an impressive 82-61 home Class AA South win Tuesday against defending state champion South Portland.
Thornton, which won at South Portland 69-60 earlier in the season, improved to 10-1. South Portland is 9-3.
Davies scored 26 points and dished out 11 assists. Five of his assists came in the first quarter. He scored 10 points with three assists in the third quarter and sophomore Trey Eldred hit three 3-point baskets and finished with 11 points.
Thornton outscored the Red Riots 25-9 in the third quarter to take a 68-45 lead.
Jaelen Jackson led South Portland with 17 points, 12 in the second quarter, to help his team keep pace.
For Thornton, Wyatt Benoit scored 12 and Aleesio Marcus had 10 points.