Close shave as Washburn downs Bangor Christian 70-69

Bangor Christian's David Peters (left) attempts a layup against Washburn's Mitchell Worcester at the Bangor Auditorium on Monday, Feb. 18, 2013.
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Bangor Christian's Jeremy Miller (center) pushes through two Washburn defenders at the Bangor Auditorium on Monday, Feb. 18, 2013.
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Washburn's Mitchell Worcester (center) drives to the hoop against Bangor Christian's Seth Pearson (right) at the Bangor Auditorium on Monday, Feb. 18, 2013.
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Bangor Christian's Seth Pearson (left) shoots a layup against Washburn's Cameron Preston at the Bangor Auditorium on Monday, Feb. 18, 2013.
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Bangor Christian's Jeremy Miller (left) goes for a steal against Washburn's Cameron Bragg at the Bangor Auditorium on Monday, Feb. 18, 2013.
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Washburn's Jarrett Olson (left) and Bangor Christian's Jace Schmidt battle for possession of the ball at the Bangor Auditorium on Monday, Feb. 18, 2013.
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Washburn's Nicholas Bragg scores on a break away layup against Bangor Christian at the Bangor Auditorium on Monday, Feb. 18, 2013.
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BANGOR, Maine — The Washburn boys basketball team survived a scare Monday afternoon from a talented, athletic Bangor Christian squad.

Senior guard Mitch Worcester scored 27 second-half points as the second-ranked Beavers edged the No. 7 Patriots 70-69 in a Class D quarterfinal at the Bangor Auditorium.

Washburn will face No. 3 Central Aroostook in Thursday’s semifinals. The Beavers beat the Panthers twice in the regular season.

Bangor Christian held Worcester in check throughout the first half, but he exploded in the second, and his two free throws with 27 seconds left provided the winning margin.

A tap-in at the buzzer by BC’s Kenneth Van Dine came up short.

Noah Caron tallied 10 points for the 19-1 Beavers while Cameron Bragg also had 10 and Nicholas Bragg nine.

For the 13-7 Patriots, Seth Pearson led the way with 18 points while Ben Bragg had 10.

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