BANGOR, Maine — Two of the most successful basketball programs in the state over the past half century met with a Class D North title on the line Saturday morning at the Cross Insurance Center.
Jonesport-Beals, which had won 10 state titles since becoming a school 50 years ago, squared off against Schenck of East Millinocket, which had earned four gold balls in the same span, doing so while competing in three different classes over the years.
In the end, for this season anyway, the Wolverines’ proved to have too many weapons and captured their first regional championship since 2010 with the 70-47 victory.
“We came out an emphasized execution, like we have since this tournament started,” said Schenck junior forward Colby Hannan, who energized his team by scoring nine points in the first 4:45. “We all came together and played for one another.”
In the March 2 state finals, also to be played in Bangor, Schenck will take on the winner of the South final between Forest Hills and Temple Academy.
“We got here and did our business and I can’t wait to do it next weekend,” said Schenck sophomore guard Isaac Adams, who logged 15 points.