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Undefeated Greely girls oust Brunswick for B South crown second year in a row

Troy R. Bennett | BDN
Troy R. Bennett | BDN
Greely High School's Camille Clement takes a shot in the girls' Class A South regional championship basketball game at the Cross Insurance Arena in Portland on Saturday.

The top-seeded Greely girls got out to a hot start in the Class B South title game and never looked back, cruising past No. 2 Brunswick 54-33 at the Cross Insurance Arena in Portland on Saturday night.

It was the third time the defending state champion Rangers and the Brunswick Dragons have faced each other in the B South finals, with Brunswick walking away with the win in 2017 before Greely took control for the next two years.

Troy R. Bennett | BDN
Troy R. Bennett | BDN
Greely High School's Katie Fitzpatrick guards Brunswick High School's Alexis Guptil in the girls' Class A South regional championship basketball game at the Cross Insurance Arena in Portland on Saturday.

Greely took a quick 7-0 lead within the first 2 minutes of the game, before ending the first quarter with a score of 15-1. By the end of the half they had expanded their lead to 30-12.

The undefeated Rangers (21-0) will now advance to the Class B championship game, where they will face Hampden Academy on Friday, March 1 at 6:05 p.m. at the Cross Insurance Arena in Portland. No. 2 Hampden outlasted No. 1 Skowhegan 32-28 for the A North title Friday evening.

Troy R. Bennett | BDN
Troy R. Bennett | BDN
Greely High School's Anna DeWolfe gets the loose ball from two Brunswick High School players in the girls' Class A South regional championship basketball game at the Cross Insurance Arena in Portland on Saturday.

It’s the second such matchup in as many years. Greely took home the Class B gold ball last year, defeating Hampden 53-58.

Greely defeated No. 8 Fryeburg Academy 66-28 in the quarterfinals, before edging out No. 4 Kennebunk 67-52 in the semifinals.

Brunswick’s season ends with a 19-2 record. The Dragons beat out No. 7 Mt. Ararat 56-30 in the quarterfinals and No. 3 Marshwood 51-46 in the semifinals.

Troy R. Bennett | BDN
Troy R. Bennett | BDN
Greely High School's Camille Clement guards Brunswick High School's Emily Larochelle in the girls' Class A South regional championship basketball game at the Cross Insurance Arena in Portland on Saturday.
Troy R. Bennett | BDN
Troy R. Bennett | BDN
Brunswick High School players react after losing to Greely High School in the girls' Class A South regional championship basketball game at the Cross Insurance Arena in Portland on Saturday.


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