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Attendance numbers for B-C-D tourney in Bangor

on March 01, 2016, at 8:26 p.m.
High school basketball Tourney 2016 Classes B, C, D North At Cross Insurance Center, Bangor Paid Attendance Friday, Feb. 12 — 2,089 Saturday, Feb. 13 — morning: 1,071; afternoon: 2,781; evening: 962 Monday, Feb. 15 — morning: 1,547; afternoon: 1,392; evening: 1,098 Tuesday, Feb. 16 — morning: 1,326; afternoon: 1,788; …
Narraguagus fans cheer on their team during their Class C North girls championship basketball game against Penobscot Valley on Feb. 19 at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor.

‘Attendance was excellent’: Bangor tourney turnout up more than 6,000

By Ernie Clark on March 01, 2016, at 7:06 p.m.
“I don’t have all the final numbers to look at yet, but verbally from what I’ve heard I think we’re up at all three sites,” said MPA executive director Dick Durost.
Maine Principals’ Association Executive Director Dick Durost

MPA’s Durost pleased with coverage of basketball tourneys

By Larry Mahoney on Feb. 29, 2016, at 5:42 p.m.
Durost said he expects to discuss future coverage with NSN and MPBN “very soon.”

High school basketball state-final summaries

on Feb. 28, 2016, at 11:34 a.m.
Class AA girls Gorham 46, Edward Little 36 Edward Little (16-5) Perry 1-0-2, Norcross 3-0-7, Jacques 5-0-11, Haines 0-0-0, Fontaine 0-0-0, Beaudet 0-0-0, Stubbs 2-0-4, Jipson 0-0-0, Reynolds 4-4-12. Totals 15-4-36. Gorham (21-0) Lundin 2-1-5, Holmes 4-2-10, Bragg 0-0-0, Curley 2-0-6, Rowe 0-0-0, Merrifield 0-0-0, Esposito 8-5-22, Fennie 1-1-23. Totals …

Portland boys tip rival South Portland to win Class AA state basketball title

By Kalle Oakes, Sun Journal on Feb. 28, 2016, at 12:16 a.m.
It was the coronation most expected, but not in the one-team highlight film fashion many anticipated. The inaugural Class AA boys’ basketball final may go into the history books as the best one for a while. Portland survived double overtime to shoo away age-old, next-door rival South …
The Narraguagus Knights celebrate their 33-25 win over Boothbay in the Class C state championship game Saturday night in Augusta.

Senior center scores 20 to lead Narraguagus girls to first championship

By Larry Mahoney on Feb. 27, 2016, at 10:55 p.m.
AUGUSTA | Narraguagus High School of Harrington senior center Kelli Kennedy had a quiet first half as the much taller Boothbay Region High School Seahawks held her to three points in the Class C schoolgirl state championship game at the Augusta Civic Center Saturday night. But the 5-foot-11 Kennedy …
George Stevens Academy's Jarrod Chase attempts to get the ball away from Waynflete's Will Nelligan in the first half of the Class C state championship Saturday night at the Augusta Civic Center. Nelligan retained control of the ball.

George Stevens boys win first Class C state title since 2003

By Ryan McLaughlin on Feb. 27, 2016, at 10:36 p.m.
AUGUSTA | It was an exhibition of shooting that would’ve made Steph Curry proud. And for all the shots George Stevens Academy sophomore Taylor Schildroth was knocking down, he was just as good if not better at setting up his teammates. The Eagles’ dynamic guard poured in a game-high …
Edward Little's Jordyn Reynolds looks to the basket past Gorham's Mackenzie Holmes and Kristen Curley (15) at Saturday night's  Class AA girls basketball state championship at the Cross Insurance Arena in Portland.

Gorham girls pull away from Edward Little, capture Class AA state crown

By Kevin Mills, Sun Journal on Feb. 27, 2016, at 10:13 p.m.
PORTLAND | For much of the game, the Edward Little girls basketball team was within striking distance Saturday night. But as the game wore on, Gorham had more solutions and Edward Little had less answers. The Rams turned a narrow lead into a double-digit advantage in the third quarter …
Valley's Cody Laweryson protects the ball from Easton's Logan Halvorson (right), and Jordan Doody during the Class D state championship Saturday at the Augusta Civic Center. A jump ball was called and Valley was given possession.

Valley boys defeat Easton for Class D boys basketball state title

By Ryan McLaughlin on Feb. 27, 2016, at 7:21 p.m.
Easton, making its first appearance in a state championship game since 1986, finishes the season 19-4.
York High School celebrates their win in the state Class A championship game in Portland on Saturday.

York outlasts Lawrence to win ‘A’ girls title

By Ernie Clark on Feb. 27, 2016, at 6:43 p.m.
“Fairy tales don’t always end the way you want them to, but this one did.”
Falmouth High School's Colin Coyne celebrates his team's victory in the Class A boys state championship game in Portland on Saturday.

Falmouth’s defense shuts down Oceanside in ‘A’ boys final

By Ernie Clark on Feb. 27, 2016, at 6 p.m.
Falmouth High School senior guard and Mr. Basketball finalist Thomas Coyne displayed a tenacious defensive side.
Shead's Brooke Robbinson tries to wrestle the ball away from Rangeley's Natasha Haley in the first half of the Class D state championship game Saturday at the Augusta Civic Center. The Lakers topped the Tigers 28-22.

Morin, stifling defense lead Rangeley past Shead for Class D girls basketball title

By Larry Mahoney on Feb. 27, 2016, at 5:29 p.m.
The game was a real defensive struggle involving Rangeley’s man-to-man and full-court pressure and Shead’s well-orchestrated 3-2 zone.
Lake Region celebrates as time expires to give them the win against Ellsworth during their Class B boys state championship at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor Friday.

Lake Region boys hold off Ellsworth for first state title in 31 years

By Ernie Clark on Feb. 26, 2016, at 11:26 p.m.
BANGOR | The Lake Region Lakers scored the first 16 points of the second half to pull away from Ellsworth 63-47 and win their first Class B boys basketball state championship in 31 years Friday night. The Naples-based Lakers led by just four points at intermission but cranked up …
Houlton players celebrate after defeating Gray-New Gloucester in the Class B girls state championship basketball game on Friday at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor.

Houlton girls win second straight state title

By Larry Mahoney on Feb. 26, 2016, at 10:03 p.m.
Sophomore center Kolleen Bouchard poured in 21 points and also grabbed 12 rebounds as the Shiretowners beat Gray-New Gloucester 48-35 in the Class B state championship game.

Friday’s state-final summaries

on Feb. 26, 2016, at 10:02 p.m.
High school basketball Class B girls Houlton 48, Gray-NG 35 Gray-New Gloucester (17-5) DeTroy 2-4 0-0 4, B. Jordan 2-8 0-0-4, Kariotis 2-6 0-2 4, Conley 5-11 3-4 13, Camerl 3-11 0-0 6, DBumont 1-3 2-2 4, A. Jordan 0-3 0-0 0. Totals 15-46 5-8 35. Houlton (21-1) Gentle 0-2 …
Oceanside's Nick Mazurek celebrates after his team defeated Medomak Valley during their Class A North boys final at the Augusta Civic Center, Feb. 19, 2016.

Championship pursuit a family affair for Rockland’s Mazureks

By Ernie Clark on Feb. 26, 2016, at 12:10 p.m.
The father-son and coach-player relationships between Ed and Rich Mazurek and now Rich and Nick Mazurek have had their different qualities that can be traced in part to generational changes in youth sports and the evolving parental involvement in those programs.
George Stevens Academy celebrates after defeating Bucksport during their Class C North boys championship basketball game on Feb. 19 at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor.

Maine high school basketball state finals tip off Friday night

on Feb. 25, 2016, at 10:17 a.m.
The quests for championship titles tip off Friday night.

BDN All-Tourney boys basketball teams for Class B-C-D

on Feb. 23, 2016, at 8:08 p.m.
High School Basketball North All-Tournament teams Boys Class B *Bruce St. Peter (Ellsworth), Bryce Harmon (Ellsworth), Donovan Savage (Caribou), Jake Koffman (Orono), Nick Bagley (Ellsworth); honorable mention: Andre Miller (Old Town), Kaleb Gifford (Old Town), Nate Desisto (Orono), Keenan Collett (Orono), Ryan Hoogterp (Old Town) Class C *Taylor Schildroth (George …

BDN All-Tourney girls basketball teams for Class B-C-D

on Feb. 23, 2016, at 7:53 p.m.
High School Basketball North All-Tournament teams Girls Class B *Kolleen Bouchard, So., Houlton; Emi Higgins, Jr., Hermon; Heather Kervin, Jr., Winslow; Emily Wheaton, So., Presque Isle; Natalie Hill, Sr., Houlton; honorable mention: Lauren Plissey, Hermon; Kelsey Shaw, Mount Desert Island; Aspen Flewelling, Houlton; Alex Allain, Hermon; Madison Card, Ellsworth Class …
Houlton's Kolleen Bouchard (left) goes up for two past Winslow's Ciara LeClair during their Class B North girls semifinal basketball game on Feb. 17 at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor.

Houlton, Narraguagus, Shead girls players earn tourney MVP awards

By Larry Mahoney on Feb. 23, 2016, at 5:28 p.m.
The Houlton Hig h Sc hool girls basketball team became one of the few teams to win back-to-back regional championships in two different classes when it followed up last year’s Class C state championship with the Class B North title by virtue of its 51-35 victory over Hermon on Saturday. …