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Recap: Maine high school basketball tournament, Feb. 21

Linda Coan O'Kresik | BDN
Linda Coan O'Kresik | BDN
Hermon’s Isaac Varney gets a rebound as MCI’s Jose Ignacio Montes-Valverde blocks during their Class B boys semifinal game at the Cross Insurance Center on Wednesday. Hermon won the game 52-35.

The semifinals are in full swing as teams battle in Bangor, Augusta and Portland to clinch a spot in the regional finals. We’ll be posting the latest scores, schedules, brackets, photos, headlines and more right here all night long.


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February 21, 201910:25 pm

We’ll see you all back here tomorrow for the rest of the semifinal games and the first batch of regional finals. Good luck to all of the teams! 


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February 21, 201910:25 pm

And last but not least, if you want to receive a break down of all of the tourney scores and headlines in your inbox in the AM, sign up for the BDN’s Sports newsletter


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February 21, 201910:24 pm

And check our brackets page, which has been updated throughout the day with the latest game results. Is your team still in the running? Find out who they’ll be facing next!


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February 21, 201910:24 pm

Check our schedule and scores page for a roundup of all of today’s tourney scores. It will be updated with the schedule for Friday’s semifinals and finals. 


Lindsay Putnam
February 21, 201910:21 pm

That’s a wrap for tonight, folks.


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February 21, 201910:14 pm

Southern Aroostook goes on big run to down Schenck in D North semis


Kevin Sjoberg
February 21, 201910:02 pm

SA 49, Schenck 32 final


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February 21, 20199:55 pm

Top-seeded Winthrop boys going to C South finals again after win over Traip


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February 21, 20199:16 pm


Kevin Sjoberg
February 21, 20199:15 pm

Southern Aroostook leads Schenck at halftime, 19-11. Poor shooting by both teams. 


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February 21, 20199:10 pm

Laura Cote hits back-to-back shots from the perimeter. Schenck within 7 (14-7) midway through 2nd quarter.


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February 21, 20199:06 pm


Kevin Sjoberg
February 21, 20199:03 pm

Southern Aroostook holds Schenck without a field goal in the first quarter: Warriors lead the Wolverines, 14-3.


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February 21, 20199:01 pm


Kevin Sjoberg
February 21, 20198:52 pm

Quick 9-0 lead for SA Warriors as they hit 4 of their first 5 shots 2:30 into the game.


Kevin Sjoberg
February 21, 20198:47 pm

Defending state champs Southern Aroostook getting ready to meet up against Schenck in the final game of the day at the CIC.


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February 21, 20198:36 pm


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February 21, 20198:34 pm

Deer Isle-Stonington edges Woodland in D North girls semifinals


Pete Warner
February 21, 20198:27 pm

Deer Isle-Stonington closes it out, advancing to the D North final with a 51-44 victory over Woodland.


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February 21, 20198:24 pm


Pete Warner
February 21, 20198:24 pm

Timeout Woodland, trailing Deer Isle-Stonington 48-44 with 17.0 to play.


Pete Warner
February 21, 20198:21 pm

Deer Isle-Stonington takes a timeout with 26.7 seconds left. The Mariners are up 47-43 and have the ball


Lindsay Putnam
February 21, 20198:21 pm

Hall-Dale boys pull away from Waynflete for chance to defend C South title


Pete Warner
February 21, 20198:15 pm

The Mariners run off seven unanswered points to grab a 44-41 lead over Woodland girls. 1:50 to play


Pete Warner
February 21, 20198:12 pm

3:01 left and Woodland takes a timeout. Dragons lead Deer Isle-Stonington 41-39


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February 21, 20198:04 pm

Another buzzer-beater by DI-Stonington, this one by Makayla Lebel, and the Mariners cut Woodland’s lead to 35-32 heading to the fourth quarter of this D North semifinal


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February 21, 20198:00 pm


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February 21, 20197:44 pm


Pete Warner
February 21, 20197:41 pm

Peyton Rice scores at the halftime buzzer and Deer Isle-Stonington takes a 26-24 lead over Woodland into the locker room in this D North semifinal girls matchup


Pete Warner
February 21, 20197:33 pm

3:23 left in the first half, Woodland girls leading Deer Isle-Stonington 20-17


Lindsay Putnam
February 21, 20197:28 pm

Cape Elizabeth boys upset Maranacook to advance to B South regional final


Pete Warner
February 21, 20197:23 pm

Woodland and Deer Isle-Stonington show off their offensive skills in the first quarter and the Dragons emerge leading 17-14 in their Class D North semifinal


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February 21, 20197:21 pm


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February 21, 20197:04 pm


Pete Warner
February 21, 20197:03 pm

Tipoff in about 3 minutes for the first Class D North girls semifinal, No. 2 Deer Isle-Stonington against No. 3 Woodland


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February 21, 20197:03 pm


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February 21, 20196:40 pm


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February 21, 20196:30 pm

Cape Elizabeth leads Maranacook 25-15 at the end of the first quarter


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February 21, 20196:17 pm


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February 21, 20195:43 pm

We’ve also compiled a great photo essay featuring all of the best photos that the BDN’s amazing photographers took during the quarterfinal round of the tournament. Take a look and see if you can spot your favorite tourney athlete in the mix! 

The most memorable photos from the opening round of the Maine basketball tourney


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February 21, 20195:42 pm

Until then, here’s some ways to catch up on the tourney and what you may have missed:
Check out our brackets page. They’re broken down by boys/girls, class, and region.

Take a look at the schedule and scores page to find out what games are still coming up tonight, and how games from earlier today ended. 
Go to our Tourney Time 2019 page to find a complete list of all of our coverage this tournament, including recaps for every single game so far.


Lindsay Putnam
February 21, 20195:40 pm

The next game starts at 6 p.m.: Cape Elizabeth boys vs Maranacook.


Lindsay Putnam
February 21, 20195:18 pm

Undefeated Boothbay girls dominate Madison en route to C South finals


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February 21, 20195:13 pm

Schenck boys upset top-seeded Woodland in D North semifinals


Pete Warner
February 21, 20195:08 pm

Schenck closes it out, moving on to the finals against Jonesport-Beals with a 50-44 victory over Woodland


Pete Warner
February 21, 20195:06 pm

In a game that seems as though it may never end, Schenck boys lead Woodland 48-44 — 40.6 seconds remaining


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February 21, 20195:03 pm


Pete Warner
February 21, 20194:59 pm

2:23 still left in Bangor, Schenck boys up 45-37 over top-seeded Woodland


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February 21, 20194:56 pm


Pete Warner
February 21, 20194:51 pm

3:15 to play, Schenck boys  41, Woodland 34. A spot in the Class D North final on the line


Pete Warner
February 21, 20194:40 pm

The grind continues as Schenck clings to a 35-32 lead over Woodland through three quarters


Pete Warner
February 21, 20194:30 pm

4:18 left in the third quarter, Schenck boys lead Woodland 33-30


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February 21, 20194:24 pm


Seth Koenig
February 21, 20194:20 pm

Gray-New Gloucester goes up early with long-range shooting, holds on for Class B South semifinal win


Pete Warner
February 21, 20194:14 pm

Drew Hayward leads Woodland with 10 points. Travis Thompson has 12 for Schenck.


Pete Warner
February 21, 20194:13 pm

We’ve hit halftime and Woodland and Schenck are tied 28-all in their Class D North boys semifinal


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February 21, 20194:12 pm


Pete Warner
February 21, 20194:05 pm

4:54 to go in the first half, Schenck leads Woodland 20-17 behind 11 points from Travis Thompson


Lindsay Putnam
February 21, 20194:02 pm

Next up: No. 13 Madison (7-13) vs. No. 1 Boothbay (19-0) in Class C South girls semifinals at 4 p.m.


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February 21, 20194:00 pm


Pete Warner
February 21, 20194:00 pm

End of the first quarter, No. 1 Woodland boys lead No. 4 Schenck 13-10


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February 21, 20193:53 pm


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February 21, 20193:43 pm

NYA girls dominate Winthrop, advance to C South regional finals


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February 21, 20193:43 pm


Pete Warner
February 21, 20193:39 pm

Coming up from Bangor, Woodland boys vs. Schenck in a Class D North semifinal


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February 21, 20193:34 pm

Jonesport-Beals dominates second half to top GHCA in D North semis


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February 21, 20193:31 pm


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February 21, 20193:26 pm


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February 21, 20193:09 pm


Kevin Sjoberg
February 21, 20193:09 pm

Jonesport-Beals goes on 15-3 run to start the third quarter and lead 50-39 entering the fourth. Nine more turnovers in the period for GHCA.


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February 21, 20193:04 pm


Seth Koenig
February 21, 20192:55 pm

Freeport girls survive Cape Elizabeth in overtime thriller to return to Class B South final


Troy R. Bennett
February 21, 20192:52 pm

Freeport High School players run onto the court after beating Cape Elizabeth High School in a  girls’ Class B South semifinal basketball game at the Cross Insurance Arena in Portland on Thursday.


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February 21, 20192:50 pm


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Kevin Sjoberg
February 21, 20192:44 pm

Halftime at the Cross Insurance Center: GHCA 29, Jonesport-Beals 27. Eagles come back from 10-0 deficit and lead despite committing 15 turnovers. Parker Brewer 15 points for GHCA. Ryan Alley 9 points for J-B.


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February 21, 20192:39 pm


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February 21, 20192:32 pm


Kevin Sjoberg
February 21, 20192:28 pm

First quarter featured 27 points and 18 turnovers and 3 clock malfunction delays. Jonesport-Beals 14, GHCA 13


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February 21, 20192:27 pm


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February 21, 20192:24 pm


Troy R. Bennett
February 21, 20192:11 pm

Freeport High School’s Caroline Smith ploughs through a group of Cape Elizabeth High School players on her way to the hoop during a girls’ Class B South semifinal basketball game at the Cross Insurance Arena in Portland on Thursday. 


Troy R. Bennett
February 21, 20192:10 pm

Cape Elizabeth High School’s Brooke Harvey has a pass broken up by a Freeport High School player in a girls’ Class B South semifinal basketball game at the Cross Insurance Arena in Portland on Thursday.  


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February 21, 20192:08 pm


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February 21, 20192:06 pm


Kevin Sjoberg
February 21, 20192:06 pm

Class D semifinal day in Bangor … four games coming up: tipoff soon for No. 2 Jonesport-Beals boys vs. No. 3 Greater Houlton Christian Academy. Stay tuned for updates…


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February 21, 20192:03 pm


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