AUGUSTA, Maine — Kayla Bess scored all of her team-high 15 points in the third quarter on Thursday afternoon, helping spark No. 5 Madison to a 62-58 victory over eighth-seeded Dirigo of Dixfield in a Western Maine Class C semifinal at the Augusta Civic Center.
Kristen Wood had tallied 10 of her team’s 16 points in the first quarter to help get the Bulldogs (15-6) off to a good start. Alex Jarvais also scored 12 points for Madison, which plays No. 3 Carrabec in the regional championship game at 7:05 p.m. Saturday.
Kelsey Hutchins and Lauren Henderson tossed in 15 points each to lead the Cougars, which wound up 13-8. Jessica Conant chipped in with 13 points.
Carrabec 58, Maranacook 52
At Augusta, the third-seeded Cobras outscored the No. 2 Black Bears 12-7 in the fourth quarter to earn a spot in the Western Maine title game.
Hannah Atwood netted 17 points to pace Carrabec of North Anson (17-4), while Macy Welch scored 12 points, and Bailey Atwood and Jessica Vaillancourt added eight points each.
Christine Miller was the high scorer for Maranacook of Readfield (14-6), which went 10-for-23 from the foul line. Catherine Sanborn provided 16 points, and Sarah Clough wound up with 12.
Rangeley 59, Searsport 54
At Augusta, Taylor Esty’s 18-point effort carried No. 2 Rangeley to a semifinal win over third-seeded Searsport.
Tori Letarte scored 14 points, and Blayke Morin posted 11 points for the 19-1 Lakers. Rangeley will face No. 1 Forest Hills of Jackman for the Western Maine title at 1:05 p.m. Saturday.
The Tigers outscored the Vikings 12-6 from the foul line.
Brianna Grant was the catalyst for Searsport (15-5) with a game-high 19 points. Melinda Ogden and Brittany Ward added nine and eight points, respectively.
Forest HIlls 64, Pine Tree 52
At Augusta, Kori Coro connected for three 3-pointers as top-seeded Forest Hills outscored No. 4 Pine Tree Academy 21-11 in the third quarter on the way to victory.
Coro finished with a game-leading 23 points for the Tigers of Jackman (20-0). Haley Cuddy had 13 points, Keely Taylor had 10 points and Anna Carrier had nine points.
Rebecca Moore-Myrshall paced Pine Tree Academy with 20 points, and Kim Euerson tossed in 18 points.