Class D quarterfinals
Boys, No. 3 Shead 70, No. 6 Southern Aroostook 56
Boys, No. 2 Central Aroostook 70, No. 7 Katahdin 64
Boys, No. 4 Woodland 68, No. 5 Ashland 41
Boys, No. 9 Bangor Christian 53, No. 1 Fort Fairfield 51
Girls, No. 1 Woodland 66, No. 9 Lubec 47
Girls, No. 5 Washburn 38, No. 4 Central Aroostook 27
Class A quarterfinals
Girls, No. 3 Biddeford 51, No. 6 Marshwood 42
Girls, No. 2 Scarborough 53, No. 7 South Portland 29.
Girls, No. 4 Noble 35, No. 5 Windham 21
Girls, No. 1 Deering 42, No. 8 McAuley 27
Class C quarterfinals
Boys, No. 6 St. Dominic 58, No. 3 Hyde 42
Boys, No. 2 Wiscasset 60, No. 7 Winthrop 38
Boys, No. 4 Traip 69, No. 5 Madison 38
Boys, No. 1 Dirigo 66, No. 9 Waynflete 38
Class D quarterfinals
Girls, No. 3 Forest Hills 52, No. 6 Greater Portland Christian 34
Girls, No. 2 Valley 47, No. 7 North Haven 18
Eastern Maine Boys Class D Quarterfinals
Balanced attack sparks Shead victory
By Jessica Bloch, BDN Staff
BANGOR — First they got the inside game going. Then they looked outside. By the time the No. 3 Shead of Eastport boys basketball team got things going together, the Tigers had earned a hard-fought 70-56 victory Monday morning over No. 6 Southern Aroostook of Dyer Brook at the Bangor Auditorium and a trip to the Eastern Maine Class D semifinals. Wayne Clossey’s 17 points helped get Shead back into the game when the Tigers were down early. Thomas Pottle’s 18 helped the Tigers gain some distance in the third. The Warriors got off to a strong start in the first quarter but Shead began to look inside to center Clossey and forwards Justin Lewey and Tyler Mitchell to battle back from an eight-point deficit. The Tigers started the second quarter with a 13-2 run as their post players powered inside for layups and drew fouls. Tyler Robinson and Dakota Sleeper each scored 13 points for the Warriors (11-7).
Defending champ CAHS boys advance
By Ernie Clark, BDN Staff
BANGOR — Defending state champion Central Aroostook of Mars Hill built a 17-point halftime lead and then withstood a late rally by Katahdin of Stacyville to hold off the Cougars 70-64 in an Eastern Maine Class D boys basketball quarterfinal at the Bangor Auditorium. The win was the 14th straight for No. 2 Central Aroostook, which will take a 17-3 record into Thursday’s semifinal against No. 3 Shead of Eastport. Katahdin, the No. 7 seed, ended its season with an 8-11 record. Senior guard Manny Martinez made three 3-pointers and scored 11 of his game-high 21 points in the second quarter to help Central Aroostook take a 38-24 halftime lead. That margin grew to as much as 46-29 midway through the third quarter on a baseline drive by Caleb Kelly and a fast-break layup by Brendan York. The Panthers maintained a 53-38 lead early in the fourth quarter, but Katahdin came battling back, with a 3-point goal by Ethan Qualey and three straight free throws by Evan McCarthy after being fouled on a 3-point attempt helping the Cougars pull within 55-50 with 2:45 to play. But Central Aroostook capitalized on two straight Katahdin turnovers to create some breathing room, as Mitch Folsom and Martinez each made two free throws to give the Panthers a 59-50 lead with 2:18 left. McCarthy later was fouled again on a 3-point shot, and again made three free throws. Teammate Kolby Gallagher hit a 3-pointer and Matt McAvoy went inside for a three-point play to cut the Central Aroostook lead to 67-62 with 25 seconds left. Martinez then made 1 of 2 from the line, and while Brandon Robinson hit a follow-up jumper with eight seconds left to close the gap to 68-64, Martinez made two more free throws with 6.4 seconds to go to put the game away. Central Aroostook made 23 of 27 free throws during the game, 15 of 18 in the fourth quarter. Kelly added 12 points for the Panthers, while Kasey Brewer scored 10 and Logan McLaughlin had eight points, seven assists and six rebounds. Robinson’s 17 points and seven rebounds paced Katahdin, while Josh Guiggey scored 14 points and McCarthy had 10 points, nine rebounds and four assists.
Bradford leads Bangor Christian to upset of Fort Fairfield
By Ernie Clark, BDN Staff
BANGOR — Brett Bradford made two free throws with 2.4 seconds remaining as No. 9 Bangor Christian stunned top-ranked and previously unbeaten Fort Fairfield 53-51 in an Eastern Maine Class D boys basketball quarterfinal at the Bangor Auditorium. Bangor Christian worked the clock down after Seth Dorman stole the ball with 1:40 remaining, until Tyler Alexander spotted Bradford cutting toward the right side of the basket and bounced a perfect pass through the Fort Fairfield defense. Bradford caught the pass, was fouled and made both free throws to break a 51-51 tie. Fort Fairfield (18-1) led most of the way, but could not put Bangor Christian away. The Patriots took their first lead since the first quarter when Alexander hit a 15-foot jumper good for a 43-41 lead with seven minutes left. Neither team led by more than two points the rest of the way. Bradford finished with a game-high 30 points and seven rebounds, while Dorman and Alexander scored seven points each Center John McNamee led Fort Fairfield with 14 points, 12 in the first half when the Tigers built a 28-23 lead. Travis Noyes added 13 points and a game-high nine rebounds.
Sears, St. Pierre spark Woodland victory
By Larry Mahoney, BDN Staff
BANGOR — Woodland High School’s Ben Sears scored a game-high 17 points and Aaron St. Pierre limited Ashland High School 1,000-point scorer Jeremy Tarr to seven points as the fourth-seeded Dragons topped the Hornets 68-41 in their Eastern Maine Class D schoolboy tournament quarterfinal Monday night. Woodland, now 13-7, will take on No. 9 Bangor Christian, 9-11 and a 53-51 upset winner over top-seeded and previously unbeaten Fort Fairfield, in Thursday’s 8:35 p.m. semifinal. Senior guard St. Pierre had 13 points to go with his exemplary defensive performance and Chad James contributed 12 and eclipsed the 1,000-point mark. He also handed out four assists. Sears, who grabbed five rebounds, has already reached the 1,000-point milestone. Corey Rolfe had seven rebounds for the winners, who used an 11-2 run at the end of the first half to build a 28-19 halftime lead and broke the game open with a 13-4 third-quarter spurt. Carl Nemer and Lucas Hafford had 10 points apiece for Ashland and Hafford also corralled five rebounds.
Eastern Maine Girls Class D Quarterfinals
Laking leads Woodland by Lubec
By Ernie Clark, BDN Staff
BANGOR — Ashley Laking scored 22 points and Woodland’s pressure defense forced 31 Lubec turnovers as the top-ranked Dragons cruised to a 66-47 victory in an Eastern Maine Class D girls basketball quarterfinal at the Bangor Auditorium on Monday afternoon. The win advances the defending state champions (18-0) to a semifinal on Thursday against No. 5 Washburn. No. 9 Lubec finishes at 13-7. Lubec stayed within 32-24 at intermission thanks to 12 first-half points from senior guard Shelby Searles. Woodland stretched its lead to double digits in the third quarter thanks to fullcourt pressure that featured the 5-foot-8 Laking and 5-7 Kelsey Burtt and 5-7 Molly White, whose collective height was too much for the smaller Lubec backcourt players. The Dragons extended their lead to 50-33 late in the third quarter, then held Lubec without a field goal for more than three minutes of the fourth quarter. White finished with 13 points and nine rebounds for Woodland, while Taylor Cochran had 11 points and nine rebounds and Burtt had six points and nine rebounds. Ariel Knights added seven rebounds for the Dragons, who finished with a 48-25 advantage on the backboards. Searles had a game-high 24 points and six rebounds for Lubec. Amanda Huntley added 11 points and eight rebounds for the Hornets.
Palmer powers Washburn to victory
By Larry Mahoney, BDN Staff
BANGOR — Six-foot senior center Rachel Palmer scored a game-high 20 points, grabbed 16 rebounds and blocked four shots, all game-highs, as fifth-seeded Washburn avenged two regular-season losses to fourth-seeded Central Aroostook of Mars Hill 38-27 in their Eastern Maine Class D tournament quarterfinal at the Bangor Auditorium. Washburn, 15-5, will take on top seed Woodland, 18-0, in Thursday’s 3:35 p.m. semifinal. Sophomore forward Rebecca Campbell had 12 points, five rebounds and three steals for the Beavers, who used a 10-point run in the second quarter to erase a three-point deficit and take the lead for good. The Beavers rattled off 11 straight points in the third period to extend the lead to 32-15 and CA couldn’t get closer than nine the rest of the way. Sarah Sjoberg had six rebounds for the winners. Freshman center Victoria McIntyre turned in an impressive Bangor Auditorium debut for 15-5 Central Aroostook with 17 points, five rebounds and three steals. Brianna Hartin dished out five assists and Kristen Long had four rebounds and two steals.
Western Maine Boys Class C Quarterfinals
Saint Dominic 58, Hyde 42
At Augusta Civic Center, Peter Keaney scored 21 points as No. 6 Saint Dominic of Auburn defeated No. 3 Hyde. Greg LaBonte had 13 points for Saint Dominic and Aaron Allen scored 12 points. Dion Richardson paced Hyde with 14 points.
Wiscasset 60, Winthrop 38
At Augusta Civic Center, Jason Dennison scored 15 points to lead No. 2 Wiscasset to victory over No. 7 Winthrop. David Ketchen led Winthrop with nine points.
Traip 69, Madison 32
At Augusta Civic Center, Riley Sherman scored 17 points to help push No. 4 Traip Academy of Kittery to victory over No. 5 Madison. Dusitn Leclair had 13 points for Traip and Eric Modica scored 12 points. Simon Elias led Madison with 15 points.
Dirigo 66, Waynflete 38
At Augusta Civic Center, Thomas Knight scored 27 points to lift No. 1 Dirigo of Dixfield over No. 9 Waynflete of Portland. Hassan Jeylani led Waynflete with 17 points. John Malia added 12 points.
Western Maine Girls Class D Quarterfinals
Valley 47, North Haven 18
At Augusta Civic Center, Cindy Schultz scored 23 points to lift No. 2 Valley of Bingham over No. 7 North Haven. Jocelyn Laweryson scored 18 points for the Cavaliers. Kelsi Ruffolo and Jessica Frankowski scored five points apiece for North Haven.
Forest Hills 52, Portland Chr. 34
At Augusta Civic Center, Kaila Achey scored 19 points as No. 3 Forest Hills of Jackman topped No. 6 Greater Portland Christian. Elise Begin had 14 points for the Tigers and Crystal Allen scored 10 points. Elizabeth Garland scored 11 points to pace Greater Portland Christian. Bethany Green added 10 points.