May 27, 2018
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Balanced scoring powers Deer Isle-Stonington upset of Washburn

By Dave Barber, BDN Staff

BANGOR, Maine — Junior center Hayden Ciomei scored 22 points to lead four Deer Isle-Stonington players in double figures as the sixth-seeded Mariners knocked No. 3 Washburn 67-57 Saturday night in an Eastern Maine Class D boys quarterfinal at the Bangor Auditorium.

The Mariners (13-7) will play No. 2 Central Aroostook of Mars Hill, an 88-62 winner over Greater Houlton Christian Academy, in the semifinals Thursday at 2:05 p.m.

Junior forward Tim Cormier and junior guard Sam Grindle added 14 points each for Deer Isle-Stonington, and junior guard Connor Morey had 10.

Junior guard Mitch Worcester scored a game-high 31 points to pace the Beavers (17-3), senior guard Jordan McLaughlin posted 11 and senior center Chase Chandler had 10.

The Mariners closed the first quarter on a 7-2 run that gave them a 19-11 lead after one quarter, but the Beavers closed the gap to four points (28-24) with three minutes to go before halftime.

The Mariners rode a 25-5 wave at the end of the first half through the first 5:15 of the third quarter to take a 20-point lead (49-29) and the Beavers never got closer than nine from then on.

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