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Recap: Maine high school basketball tournament, Feb. 22

Troy R. Bennett | BDN
Troy R. Bennett | BDN
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.

The basketball tournament finals begin on Friday, while some classes wrap up the semifinal round. This is your one stop shop for the latest scores, brackets, headlines and photos all day long.


Lindsay Putnam
February 22, 201910:49 pm

And you can see which teams are facing up against each other by checking out our brackets page here:


Lindsay Putnam
February 22, 201910:49 pm

That’s a wrap for tonight, folks. Join us tomorrow for the rest of the regional final games! We’ll be posting the Saturday schedule here shortly: 

The latest schedule and scores from the Maine high school basketball tournament


Lindsay Putnam
February 22, 201910:17 pm

Ireland’s scoring, gritty defense gets PVHS past Stearns into C North final


Lindsay Putnam
February 22, 201910:17 pm

Bonny Eagle boys upset Thornton Academy for AA South title


Lindsay Putnam
February 22, 201910:15 pm

Lawrence free throws key in A North title win over Skowhegan


Troy R. Bennett
February 22, 201910:09 pm

Bonny Eagle High School’s Zachary Maturo drives between Thornton Academy’s William Chapman (left) and Payton Jones in the boys’ Class AA South championship basketball game at the Cross Insurance Arena in Portland on Friday.
Final score: Bonny Eagle 48 and Thornton Academy 44.


Kevin Sjoberg
February 22, 201910:06 pm

PVHS holds off Stearns, 41-37, behind great defense and a huge offensive performance by Lexi Ireland.


Larry Mahoney
February 22, 201910:00 pm

Lawrence beats Skowhegan 47-40


Troy R. Bennett
February 22, 20199:52 pm

Bonny Eagle 37, Thornton 32, 3:11 to go.


Larry Mahoney
February 22, 20199:50 pm

Lawrence 37, Skowhegan 33 with 1:51 to go


Kevin Sjoberg
February 22, 20199:45 pm

Maisey Girsa’s baseline jumper beats the buzzer as Stearns cuts the deficit to 26-23 after three quarters.


Larry Mahoney
February 22, 20199:44 pm

Lawrence leads Skowhegan 32-28 with 5:05 remaining


Troy R. Bennett
February 22, 20199:37 pm

At the end of three quarters, the score is Bonny Eagle 29 and Thornton Academy 23.


Larry Mahoney
February 22, 20199:37 pm

Lawrence boys 28, Skowhegan 23 afe tghree


Troy R. Bennett
February 22, 20199:31 pm

Thornton Academy’s Dylan Griffin shoots the ball in the boys’ Class AA South championship basketball game at the Cross Insurance Arena in Portland on Friday.


Troy R. Bennett
February 22, 20199:30 pm

Bonny Eagle High School’s Zachary Maturo dribbles around Thornton Academy’s Kobe Gaudette in the boys’ Class AA South championship basketball game at the Cross Insurance Arena in Portland on Friday. 


Troy R. Bennett
February 22, 20199:28 pm

Bonny Eagle and Thornton tied at 4:21 left in Q3.


Kevin Sjoberg
February 22, 20199:20 pm

Lexi Ireland matches her 7-point first quarter by scoring 7 more in the second. PVHS leads Stearns at halftime, 23-15. Meanwhile, Minutemen’s Alley sisters held to a combined 7 points.


Larry Mahoney
February 22, 20199:17 pm

Lawrence leading Skowhegan 21-15 at the half in boys a north final


Troy R. Bennett
February 22, 20199:12 pm

Bonny Eagle leading Thornton Academy 17-14 at the half.


Kevin Sjoberg
February 22, 20199:05 pm

Lexi Ireland with 7 first-quarter points and her PVHS Howlers lead Stearns after one quarter, 11-7.


Larry Mahoney
February 22, 20199:03 pm

Lawrence boys leading Skowhegan 19-8 in second period


Kevin Sjoberg
February 22, 20198:53 pm

PVHS-Stearns girls just underway at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor. The last semifinal of the North tourney.


Lindsay Putnam
February 22, 20198:44 pm


Lindsay Putnam
February 22, 20198:42 pm

Dexter girls rally past Calais to return to C North finals


Troy R. Bennett
February 22, 20198:40 pm

Bangor High School’s Matthew Fleming leads the way as his team celebrates winning the boys’ Class AA North regional championship basketball game in Portland on Friday at the Cross Insurance Arena.


Troy R. Bennett
February 22, 20198:39 pm

The Bangor High School bench reacts after a missed foul shot in the boys’ Class AA North regional championship basketball game in Portland on Friday at the Cross Insurance Arena.


Troy R. Bennett
February 22, 20198:38 pm


Bangor High School’s Matthew Fleming and Edward Little High School’s Wol Waiwen-Diing both fight for a loose ball in the boys’ Class AA North regional championship basketball game in Portland on Friday at the Cross Insurance Arena. 


Lindsay Putnam
February 22, 20198:33 pm

Hampden Academy shocks Skowhegan to defend A North title


Pete Warner
February 22, 20198:28 pm

Dexter earns a trip back to the Class C North finals, beating Calais 49-42


Pete Warner
February 22, 20198:24 pm

McVicar hits a 3 for Calais and the Blue Devils cut the deficit to 43-39 with 47.8 seconds remaining


Pete Warner
February 22, 20198:20 pm

The Tigers have the momentum after another Grant 3-pointer. She’s at the foul line with Dexter now leading Calais 39-36 and 1:26 to play


Pete Warner
February 22, 20198:17 pm

2:16 left and Dexter has tied Calais at 36-36


Lindsay Putnam
February 22, 20198:14 pm

Bangor edges Edward Little for Class AA North crown


Pete Warner
February 22, 20198:13 pm

Dexter scores seven unanswered points, capped by a Peyton Grant 3-pointer, and Calais’ lead is down to two at 36-34 with 4:05 to play


Pete Warner
February 22, 20198:10 pm

5:45 to play and Calais can’t seem to put Dexter away, but leads 36-29


Larry Mahoney
February 22, 20198:06 pm

Donovan hits traditional 3-pointer to give Hampden Academy 30-28 lead with 30 seconds to go


Pete Warner
February 22, 20198:06 pm

Dexter rallies a bit, but Calais takes a 33-27 lead into the fourth quarter with a spot in tomorrow’s Class C North final up for grabs


Larry Mahoney
February 22, 20198:03 pm

Skowhegan 28, HA 27 with 33.1 seconds left. HA has the ball.


Ernie Clark
February 22, 20198:00 pm

Final, Bangor 56, Edward Little 52


Larry Mahoney
February 22, 20197:59 pm

Skowhegan 28, Hampden Academy 27 with 2:14 left in fourth


Pete Warner
February 22, 20197:56 pm

Calais starts the second half on a 7-0 run and pushes its lead over Dexter to 24-14 two minutes into the third quarter


Larry Mahoney
February 22, 20197:53 pm

Hampden-Skowhegan tied 25-25 in A North final with 6:26 to go


Larry Mahoney
February 22, 20197:50 pm

Hampdden Acacty 25-23 after thrre


Ernie Clark
February 22, 20197:48 pm

Bangor calls final timeout, up 50-43 with 2:37 left.


Pete Warner
February 22, 20197:42 pm

Halftime in Bangor, Calais girls lead Dexter 17-14


Troy R. Bennett
February 22, 20197:40 pm

Edward Little High School’s Wol Waiwen-Diing drives to the hoop in the boys’ Class AA North regional championship basketball game in Portland on Friday at the Cross Insurance Arena. 


Ernie Clark
February 22, 20197:40 pm

Bangor 44, EL 42, 5:01 left. Bangor calls TO


Troy R. Bennett
February 22, 20197:40 pm

Bangor High School’s Jason Smith fights for a loose ball in the boys’ Class AA North regional championship basketball game in Portland on Friday at the Cross Insurance Arena. 


Pete Warner
February 22, 20197:34 pm

3:40 to play in the first half in Bangor, the Calais girls lead Dexter 15-11 in their C North semifinal matchup


Ernie Clark
February 22, 20197:33 pm

End 3Q, Bangor 42, Edward Little 34, Fleming 21 for Bangor, Maiwen 18 for EL


Larry Mahoney
February 22, 20197:28 pm

Skowhegan, Hampden 16-16 at half. Skowhegan scored game’s first 10 points


Ernie Clark
February 22, 20197:27 pm

Bangor 39, Edward Little 31, 2:06 left 3Q.


Pete Warner
February 22, 20197:23 pm

End of the first quarter in Bangor, the Calais girls lead Dexter 11-4


Larry Mahoney
February 22, 20197:19 pm

Skowhegtan 13-10 over Hampden with 5:29 left in half


Ernie Clark
February 22, 20197:10 pm

Halftime, Bangor 31, Edward Little 19, Fleming 18 points for Bangor.


Larry Mahoney
February 22, 20197:03 pm

Skowhegan 4–0 over Hampden


Ernie Clark
February 22, 20197:01 pm

Bangor 20, Edward Little 11, 4:01 left 2Q


Pete Warner
February 22, 20196:59 pm

This is a rematch of last year’s semifinal which Dexter won 36-15. The Tigers went on to play in the regional title game, where they lost to Houlton


Pete Warner
February 22, 20196:56 pm

The last two semifinals of the B-C-D North tourney are at hand. We’ll get rolling tonight with No. 2 Dexter against No. 6 Calais here at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor.


Ernie Clark
February 22, 20196:52 pm

End 1Q, Bangor 13, Edward Little 7


Ernie Clark
February 22, 20196:42 pm

Bangor jumps out to 8-2 lead, EL timeout with 5:04 left 1Q.


Ernie Clark
February 22, 20196:20 pm

Coming up at 6:30 from Portland, #1 Bangor v. No. 2 Edward Little for the Class AA North boys basketball title.


Lindsay Putnam
February 22, 20195:35 pm

In the meantime, catch up on where all the teams stand by checking out our up to the minute bracket page: 

2019 Maine high school basketball tournament brackets


Lindsay Putnam
February 22, 20195:34 pm

The next game of the day, Bangor boys vs Edward Little, starts at 6:30 p.m.


Lindsay Putnam
February 22, 20195:24 pm

The latest schedule and scores from the Maine high school basketball tournament


Troy R. Bennett
February 22, 20195:17 pm

Scarborough High School players rush the court after winning the girls’ Class AA South regional championship basketball game in Portland on Friday at the Cross Insurance Arena.


Kevin Sjoberg
February 22, 20195:16 pm

Houlton advances with 60-34 win over Sumner. 


Seth Koenig
February 22, 20195:12 pm

Scarborough girls shut down South Portland’s high-scoring offense for Class AA South regional final win


Seth Koenig
February 22, 20195:11 pm


Kevin Sjoberg
February 22, 20195:00 pm

The Shires lead Sumner after three quarters, 42-19


Lindsay Putnam
February 22, 20194:52 pm

Great photograph from the BDN’s Linda Coan O’Kresik as George Stevens Academy forced their game against Mattanawcook into overtime. GSA won the game and is moving on to their fourth regional finals. 


Seth Koenig
February 22, 20194:40 pm


Kevin Sjoberg
February 22, 20194:37 pm

Keegan Gentle (9 points) sits out final 6:36 after picking up his second foul. It doesn’t matter as Shires keep rolling. Houlton 34, Sumner 14 at halftime.


Kevin Sjoberg
February 22, 20194:21 pm

Houlton’s tough man-to-man defense holds Sumner to two field goals in first quarter. Shires 15, Tigers 5


Seth Koenig
February 22, 20194:15 pm


Seth Koenig
February 22, 20194:09 pm


Seth Koenig
February 22, 20194:05 pm


Seth Koenig
February 22, 20194:04 pm


Seth Koenig
February 22, 20194:01 pm


Seth Koenig
February 22, 20194:00 pm


Kevin Sjoberg
February 22, 20193:54 pm

Who will try to prevent GSA from winning a fourth straight C title? We’ll find out soon. No. 4 Houlton and No. 8 Sumner boys are 10 minutes from tip-off.


Seth Koenig
February 22, 20193:54 pm


Seth Koenig
February 22, 20193:52 pm


Seth Koenig
February 22, 20193:51 pm


Lindsay Putnam
February 22, 20193:48 pm

George Stevens heads to fourth straight C North finals with OT win over Mattanawcook


Seth Koenig
February 22, 20193:48 pm


Pete Warner
February 22, 20193:41 pm

George Stevens is headed back to the Class C North title game for the fourth year in a row after holding off Mattanawcook Academy 45-39


Seth Koenig
February 22, 20193:40 pm


Pete Warner
February 22, 20193:40 pm

Max Woodman hits a 3 and MA takes a timeout, but GSA still leads 43-39 with 10.9 seconds left


Pete Warner
February 22, 20193:38 pm

36.4 seconds to play in overtime, three Andrew Szwez free throws help GSA build a 42-36 lead over Mattanawcook. Lynx ball


Seth Koenig
February 22, 20193:37 pm


Seth Koenig
February 22, 20193:34 pm


Pete Warner
February 22, 20193:32 pm

A 12-footer by Andrew Szwez and a Percy Zentz free throw give GSA a 39-36 lead over Mattanawcook, 1:46 left in overtime. Alex Brown has fouled out for the Lynx


Pete Warner
February 22, 20193:26 pm

Andrew Szwez misses a runner and we’re headed to overtime MA and GSA tied 36-36


Pete Warner
February 22, 20193:24 pm

Mattanawcook turns it over with 1.9 seconds to play. GSA ball. Timeout. tied at 36-36


Pete Warner
February 22, 20193:22 pm

13.8 seconds left. MA timeout. Game tied 36-36


Pete Warner
February 22, 20193:17 pm

GSA still hanging around, now trailing Mattanawcook only 36-33 with 3:03 to play


Pete Warner
February 22, 20193:11 pm

Max Woodman’s conventional three-point play on a drive to the basket puts MA up 36-29 over GSA. 6:47 left


Seth Koenig
February 22, 20193:11 pm

No. 1 Oxford Hills girls end Deering’s Cinderella run in Class AA North regional final


Seth Koenig
February 22, 20193:09 pm


Pete Warner
February 22, 20193:07 pm

Alex Brown’s putback with eight seconds left in the third quarter gives Mattanawcook a 33-29 lead over George Stevens with 8 minutes to play


Seth Koenig
February 22, 20193:05 pm


Seth Koenig
February 22, 20192:57 pm


Seth Koenig
February 22, 20192:51 pm


Pete Warner
February 22, 20192:41 pm

Halftime in the first Class C North boys semifinal and GSA leads Mattanawcook 19-18


Seth Koenig
February 22, 20192:40 pm


Pete Warner
February 22, 20192:35 pm

2:25 to play first half, Mattanawcook and GSA boys are tied 18-18


Seth Koenig
February 22, 20192:33 pm


Seth Koenig
February 22, 20192:28 pm


Seth Koenig
February 22, 20192:25 pm


Pete Warner
February 22, 20192:25 pm

MA and GSA feeling each other out a bit early, but the Eagles lead 11-9 after one period


Seth Koenig
February 22, 20192:21 pm


Seth Koenig
February 22, 20192:16 pm


Seth Koenig
February 22, 20192:15 pm


Seth Koenig
February 22, 20192:09 pm


Seth Koenig
February 22, 20192:07 pm


Seth Koenig
February 22, 20192:05 pm


Pete Warner
February 22, 20192:02 pm

Mattanawcook Academy also reached the semifinals last season, where it lost to Fort Fairfield


Pete Warner
February 22, 20192:00 pm

The GSA boys are the three-time defending Class C state champions


Pete Warner
February 22, 20191:59 pm

MA and GSA split their regular-season meetings, with the Eagles winning 53-46 at home on Jan. 12 and the Lynx responding with a 55-53 victory on Feb. 5 in Lincoln


Pete Warner
February 22, 20191:52 pm

We’re gearing up for the Class C North semifinals here in Bangor, where No. 2 Mattanawcook Academy and No. 3 George Stevens Academy boys are warming up


Seth Koenig
February 22, 20191:52 pm


Seth Koenig
February 22, 20191:45 pm



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