Undefeated Presque Isle girls rally past MDI in ‘B’ semifinal

Posted Feb. 20, 2013, at 6:48 p.m.
Mount Desert Island's Bailey Burr and  Presque Isle's Chandler Guerrette chase down a bad pass during second half action on Wednesday at the Bangor Auditorium during Class B tourney action.
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Mount Desert Island's Bailey Burr and Presque Isle's Chandler Guerrette chase down a bad pass during second half action on Wednesday at the Bangor Auditorium during Class B tourney action. Buy Photo
Mount Desert Island's Sarah Phelps looks to pass while being guarded by Presque Isle's Meredith Stewart during second half action on Wednesday at the Bangor Auditorium during Class B tourney action.
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Mount Desert Island's Sarah Phelps looks to pass while being guarded by Presque Isle's Meredith Stewart during second half action on Wednesday at the Bangor Auditorium during Class B tourney action. Buy Photo
Presque Isle's student body and band cheer on their girls team as it defeats MDI on Wednesday at the Bangor Auditorium during Class B tourney action.
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Presque Isle's student body and band cheer on their girls team as it defeats MDI on Wednesday at the Bangor Auditorium during Class B tourney action. Buy Photo
Mount Desert Island's Bailey Burr gets wrapped up by Presque Isle's Meredith Stewart while chasing a loose ball during second half action on Wednesday at the Bangor Auditorium during Class B tourney action.
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Mount Desert Island's Bailey Burr gets wrapped up by Presque Isle's Meredith Stewart while chasing a loose ball during second half action on Wednesday at the Bangor Auditorium during Class B tourney action. Buy Photo
Mount Desert Island's Sarah Phelps defends as Presque Isle's Chandler Guerrette tosses up a shot during second half action on Wednesday at the Bangor Auditorium during Class B tourney action.
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Mount Desert Island's Sarah Phelps defends as Presque Isle's Chandler Guerrette tosses up a shot during second half action on Wednesday at the Bangor Auditorium during Class B tourney action. Buy Photo
Mount Desert Island's Sierra Myrick fends off Presque Isle's Karlee Bernier while making her way to the hoop during second half action on Wednesday at the Bangor Auditorium during Class B tourney action.
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Mount Desert Island's Sierra Myrick fends off Presque Isle's Karlee Bernier while making her way to the hoop during second half action on Wednesday at the Bangor Auditorium during Class B tourney action. Buy Photo
Mount Desert Island's Hannah Shaw and Presque Isle's Hannah Graham chase down a loose ball during second half action on Wednesday at the Bangor Auditorium during Class B tourney action
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Mount Desert Island's Hannah Shaw and Presque Isle's Hannah Graham chase down a loose ball during second half action on Wednesday at the Bangor Auditorium during Class B tourney action Buy Photo

BANGOR, Maine — True to form, the fifth-seeded Mount Desert Island girls basketball team proved to be the only team to test the top-seeded and undefeated Presque Isle High School girls again on Wednesday afternoon.

Defending state Class B champion Presque Isle, which had beaten everybody by at least 29 points except MDI (55-46, 54-40) during the regular season, used a 13-0 run in the fourth quarter to erase a three-point deficit and beat the Trojans 62-48 in their Eastern Maine Class B semifinal at the Bangor Auditorium.

Presque Isle, 20-0, will take on third-seeded Nokomis of Newport, 18-2, in Saturday’s 2:05 p.m. EM championship game. It is a rematch of last year’s regional final won by Presque Isle 52-40.

Senior guard Megan Ireland had a game-high 24 points, including a pair of 3-pointers during the 13-0 run, to go with six steals; sophomore forward Hannah Graham contributed 16 points; and senior Chandler Guerrette had 11 points, eight rebounds and a game-high seven assists.

Guerrette had a 3-pointer and four of her assists during the run of 13 unanswered points that gave PI a 52-42 lead with 3:10 left.

Junior forward Hannah Shaw had 14 points, a game-high 12 rebounds and three steals for MDI and Sarah Phelps chipped in with 13 points, four assists and two steals.

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