November 19, 2019
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Greely boys to defend Class A state title after regional final win over Falmouth

Troy R. Bennett | BDN
Troy R. Bennett | BDN
Greely High School's Zachary Brown weaves through the lane to take a shot in the boys' Class A South regional finals basketball game in Portland on Saturday at the Cross Insurance Arena.

Two-time reigning Class A state champion Greely High School will get the chance to fight for a third straight title after ousting No. 3 Falmouth 64-48 in the A South regional finals at the Cross Insurance Arena in Portland Saturday night.

The top-seeded Greely Rangers (18-3) will face A North champions Lawrence High School on Friday, March 1 at 7:45 p.m. at the Cross Insurance Arena in Portland for the state title game.

Troy R. Bennett | BDN
Troy R. Bennett | BDN
Falmouth High School's Nik Hester handles the ball in the corner guarded by Greely High School's Andrew Storey in the boys' Class A South regional finals basketball game in Portland on Saturday at the Cross Insurance Arena.

The Rangers have won two straight gold balls, beating Hampden Academy last season, 47-46, and Messalonskee High School of Oakland in 2017 by a score of 59-43.

Greely defeated No. 8 Mt. Ararat 70-46 in the quarterfinals before topping No. 5 Kennebunk 69-62 in the semifinals.

Troy R. Bennett | BDN
Troy R. Bennett | BDN
Falmouth High School's Mike Simonds has the ball in the corner guarded by Greely High School's Michael Coppersmith in the boys' Class A South regional finals basketball game in Portland on Saturday at the Cross Insurance Arena.

Falmouth’s season ends with a record of 15-6.

It was the seventh time the Yachtsmen have appeared in the regional final in the last eight years. Falmouth was defeated by Greely, 49-47 in last year’s semifinal round. Falmouth won the state title in 2016.

Falmouth defeated No. 6 Brunswick 45-31 in the quarterfinals, before upsetting No. 2 York 48-37 in the semifinals.

Troy R. Bennett | BDN
Troy R. Bennett | BDN
Greely High School's Zachary Brown weaves through the lane to take a shot in the boys' Class A South regional finals basketball game in Portland on Saturday at the Cross Insurance Arena.
Troy R. Bennett | BDN
Troy R. Bennett | BDN
Greely High School's Michael Coppersmith brings the ball up the court guarded by Falmouth High School's Brady Coyne in the boys' Class A South regional finals basketball game in Portland on Saturday at the Cross Insurance Arena.


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