May 26, 2018
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Ashland, Van Buren boys basketball teams to play Monday night for final Class D playoff berth

By Ernie Clark, BDN Staff

FORT KENT, Maine — A play-in game between Ashland and Van Buren to determine the 15th and final seed for the Eastern Maine Class D boys basketball tournament will be played at 6 p.m. Monday at the University of Maine at Fort Kent.

Ashland (7-11) and Van Buren (6-12) each finished with 22.2222 Heal points in the final standings released Saturday by the Maine Principals’ Association, forcing a play-in game as an extension of the regular season to determine which team advances to a preliminary-round contest Wednesday at No. 2 Washburn (17-1).

Ashland has defeated Van Buren twice this season, 55-40 at Ashland on Jan. 19 and 53-45 at Van Buren in each team’s original regular-season finale last Thursday.

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