April 22, 2019
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Cape Elizabeth boys rally to defeat two-time B South champion Wells

Troy R. Bennett | BDN
Troy R. Bennett | BDN
Cape Elizabeth High School's Andrew Hartel takes a shot in the boys' Class B South regional championship basketball game at the Cross Insurance Arena in Portland on Saturday.

No. 3 Cape Elizabeth went into the second half of their Class B South championship game against No. 8 Wells down 3 points, but held off the two-time defending champions for a 39-38 win at the Cross Insurance Arena in Portland on Saturday.

Cape Elizabeth will face the winner of Saturday’s Class B North game between No. 2 Caribou (17-3) and No. 1 Hermon (20-0) next Saturday at 2:45 p.m. at the Cross Insurance Arena in Portland for the state title.

Troy R. Bennett | BDN
Troy R. Bennett | BDN
Wells High School's Matt Sherburne pass the ball between Cape Elizabeth High School's Nathan Mullen (left) and Tanner Carpenter in the boys' Class B South regional championship basketball game at the Cross Insurance Arena in Portland on Saturday.

Saturday’s B South title game was a repeat of 2018, in which No. 1 Wells and No. 2 Cape Elizabeth faced off for the regional crown. Wells emerged victorious in that contest, winning 40-35.

Cape Elizabeth’s season record improves to 14-7.

Cape moved down to Class B in 2018 after competing in Class A the two prior years. They last won a state championship in 2015 as a member of Class B.

Troy R. Bennett | BDN
Troy R. Bennett | BDN
Wells High School's Nate Chandler drives the ball around Cape Elizabeth High School's Quinton Morse in the boys' Class B South regional championship basketball game at the Cross Insurance Arena in Portland on Saturday.

Cape knocked off No. 6 Freeport in the quarterfinals 56-49, and bested second-seed Maranacook 64-61 in the semifinals.

Wells (11-11) had to knock off multiple higher-seeded teams to earn their place in the regional championship game. The Warriors bested No. 4 Gray-New Gloucester in the semifinals 49-37, and toppled the top-seeded Mountain Valley boys 64-61 in the quarterfinals.

Troy R. Bennett | BDN
Troy R. Bennett | BDN
Cape Elizabeth High School's Quinton Morse brings the ball up the court in the boys' Class B South regional championship basketball game at the Cross Insurance Arena in Portland on Saturday.


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