BANGOR, Maine — History was made for the Greater Houlton Christian Academy Saturday night as the Eagles won their first playoff basketball game in Bangor in the program’s brief history.
No. 3 GHCA (16-2) beat No. 6 Southern Aroostook 54-44 in a Class D North quarterfinal Saturday at the Cross Insurance Center. It marks the first time that the GHCA boys basketball squad has won in Bangor. The team had previously lost three quarterfinal appearances, most recently losing last year to Schneck.
GHCA plays either No. 2 Jonesport Beals versus No. 7 Deer Isle-Stonington Thursday, Feb. 21, at 2:05 p.m.
GHCA had beaten Southern Aroostook (9-9) twice during the regular season — 45-42 in the season opener Dec. 10 and 61-47 Jan. 17 — leading to the pivotal third matchup on the year at the Cross Insurance Center.