June 26, 2019
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Buzzer beating 3-pointer puts Portland past Deering in AA North quarterfinals

Courtesy of WGME
Courtesy of WGME
Portland and Deering battled in a tight AA North quarterfinal matchup Friday night.

It came down to the buzzer in the matchup between No. 5 Portland and No. 4 Deering, with Portland narrowly defeating Deering 51-50 in the AA North quarterfinals Friday night.

Portland’s Stillman Mahan made the 3-point shot that just beat the buzzer. Portland’s season record improves to 11-7. Deering’s season ends at 11-7.

Portland will go on to face Bangor on Tuesday, Feb. 19 at 3:30 p.m. at the Cross Arena in Portland.

Deering was eliminated from the 2018 tournament in the AA North quarterfinals after falling to Oxford Hills 57-52. Portland made it to the semifinals before being ousted by Windham in a tight 55-53 battle.

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