June 23, 2018
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Four Class A boys basketball quarterfinals postponed until Monday

File Photo by Michael York | BDN
File Photo by Michael York | BDN
Hampden Academy forward Zach Gilpin (23) loses the ball on the way to the hoop under pressure from Brewer High player Brendan Newcomb (20) in the second half of their game at the Cross Center in Bangor in December. Hampden's game against Lewiston and Messalonskee's game against Edward Little scheduled tonight at the Augusta Civic Center have been postponed to Monday because of an impending snowstorm.
By Ernie Clark, BDN Staff

AUGUSTA, Maine — The Saturday evening sessions of the Eastern Maine Class A boys basketball tournament at the Augusta Civic Center and the Western Maine Class A boys basketball tournament at the Portland Expo were postponed due to a storm, according to the Maine Principals’ Association.

Eastern Maine games featuring No. 5 Edward Little of Auburn against No. 4 Messalonskee of Oakland and No. 1 Hampden Academy against No. 8 Lewiston have been rescheduled for Monday. Those games originally were scheduled for 8 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. opening tip-offs.

The Western Maine games featuring No. 3 Bonny Eagle against No. 6 Sanford and No. 2 Falmouth against No. 7 Cheverus have been rescheduled for Monday at 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. respectively.

Saturday’s first Eastern A boys session at the Augusta Civic Center were played as scheduled with No. 6 Oxford Hills beating Bangor 44-41 and No. 2 Brunswick defeating No. Mount Ararat 72-54.

The Messalonskee-Edward Little game now will be played at 8:30 a.m. Monday, followed by two originally scheduled Western Maine Class D girls quarterfinals matching No. 3 Searsport at No. 6 Richmond at 10 a.m. and No. 2 Rangeley against No. 7 Valley of Bingham at 11:30 a.m.

The Hampden-Lewiston game is now set for 1 p.m. Monday, followed by four Western Maine Class C boys quarterfinals — No. 3 Waynflete of Portland against No. 6 Monmouth Academy at 2:30 p.m., No. 2 Boothbay against No. 7 Hall-Dale of Farmingdale at 4, No. 4 Winthrop against No. 5 Maranacook of Readfield at 7 p.m. and No. 1 Dirigo of Dixfield against No. 8 Wiscasset at 8:30.

Pre-sold tickets for the postponed Class A games will be honored Monday.

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