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Recap: Maine high school basketball tournament, March 2

It all comes down to this. Sixteen teams will take the floor today to fight for state titles in boys and girls Class AA, B, C and D action. Who will come out victorious? Stay here to find out.


Lindsay Putnam
March 2, 201910:57 pm

That’s it for this year’s tourney, folks. For all of our coverage from throughout the tournament, check out our 2019 Tourney page here

See you next year! 


Lindsay Putnam
March 2, 201910:47 pm

Vance, Fleming lead Bangor past Bonny Eagle for ‘AA’ crown


Ernie Clark
March 2, 201910:36 pm

Final, Bangor 58, Bonny Eagle 48


Lindsay Putnam
March 2, 201910:25 pm

Winthrop boys hold off Houlton to claim Class C state championship


Pete Warner
March 2, 201910:20 pm

Winthrop wins its first state title since 2008, grinding out a 61-49 victory over Houlton in the Class C boys championship game


Ernie Clark
March 2, 201910:14 pm

Missbrenner seven third-quarter points helps Bangor extend lead to 41-28 entering 4Q.


Pete Warner
March 2, 201910:12 pm

Winthrop is 1:06 away from a Class C title, leading Houlton 55-44


Pete Warner
March 2, 201910:05 pm

Points coming harder for Houlton while Winthrop sticks a few 3’s, Ramblers lead 49-41 with 3:06 to play


Pete Warner
March 2, 201910:01 pm

5:14 to play, it’s Winthrop 43, Houlton 41


Pete Warner
March 2, 20199:55 pm

We’re through three in Bangor and Winthrop clings to a 38-36 lead over Houlton


Ernie Clark
March 2, 20199:52 pm

Half, Bangor 23, Bonny Eagle 17. Vance 10 points, Fleming seven points and two fouls for Bangor, Maturo nine points for BE.


Pete Warner
March 2, 20199:48 pm

Winthrop gaining some offensive momentum here in the third quarter. Ramblers lead Houlton 34-28 with 3:02 left in the period


Lindsay Putnam
March 2, 20199:44 pm

A reminder that if you’re looking to watch the Houlton vs Winthrop game, you can find a live stream of it here


Ernie Clark
March 2, 20199:33 pm

Luke Caruso jumper at the buzzer gives Bangor an 11-5 lead over Bonny Eagle, end 1Q.


Pete Warner
March 2, 20199:29 pm

A quick and entertaining first half comes to a hasty conclusion. Houlton leads Winthrop 24-20


Pete Warner
March 2, 20199:15 pm

Cam Hachey throws in a shot from just inside half-court to end the first quarter, giving Winthrop a 10-8 lead over Houlton


Ernie Clark
March 2, 20198:49 pm

Upcoming, Bangor vs. Bonny Eagle for Class AA boys championship


Lindsay Putnam
March 2, 20198:49 pm

We’ll be switching to the Bangor vs. Bonny Eagle broadcast momentarily. If you’d like to watch the Houlton vs. Winthrop game live online, you can tune in here


Pete Warner
March 2, 20198:49 pm

The final game of the season at the Cross Insurance Center is coming right up. Houlton takes on Winthrop for the Class B boys championship


Lindsay Putnam
March 2, 20198:42 pm

Boothbay Region rallies past Penobscot Valley for Class C state schoolgirl title


Larry Mahoney
March 2, 20198:28 pm

Boothbay Region beats Penobscot Valley 33-25


Larry Mahoney
March 2, 20197:46 pm

Penobscot Valley leading Boothbay Region 15-11 at the half


Lindsay Putnam
March 2, 20197:38 pm

Oxford Hills girls win first state title with ‘AA’ win over Scarborough


Ernie Clark
March 2, 20197:37 pm

Final, Oxford Hills wins Class AA girls title with a 55-45 win over Scarborough. Coming up at 9:05, the Class AA boys final between Bangor and Bonny Eagle.


Lindsay Putnam
March 2, 20196:47 pm

Oxford Hills girls are up 23-12 over Scarborough at the half


Lindsay Putnam
March 2, 20196:33 pm

Oxford Hills girls are up 14-4 over Scarborough at the end of the first quarter


Lindsay Putnam
March 2, 20195:49 pm

Forest Hills boys edge out Schenck for Class D state title


Pete Warner
March 2, 20195:20 pm

Forest Hills caps off an undefeated season at 22-0, beats Schenck 70-65 for the Class D boys state championship


Pete Warner
March 2, 20195:13 pm

1:52 left in Bangor and Schenck is back within seven at 65-58. Forest Hills has the ball


Pete Warner
March 2, 20195:04 pm

4:20 to play and Schenck is trying to erase the deficit, but Forest Hills leads 61-51


Pete Warner
March 2, 20194:53 pm

Parker Desjardins scores on a putback at the horn and Forest Hills takes a 54-39 lead over Schenck into the fourth quarter of their Class D state final


Lindsay Putnam
March 2, 20194:52 pm

Caribou outlasts Cape Elizabeth in double overtime for first state crown since ‘69


Pete Warner
March 2, 20194:45 pm

Forest Hills keeps the pace brisk, leads Schenck 45-31 with 4:41 left in the third quarter


Ernie Clark
March 2, 20194:39 pm

Caribou 49, Cape Elizabeth 47, Final.


Pete Warner
March 2, 20194:28 pm

Forest Hills creates a frenetic pace with its pressure and aggressive offense and leads Schenck 33-24 at halftime of their Class D boys state championship game


Ernie Clark
March 2, 20194:28 pm

Caribou, Cape tied at 47-47. On to second overtime.


Ernie Clark
March 2, 20194:23 pm

Cape ball, tied with Caribou 45-45, 22.7 seconds left in OT.


Ernie Clark
March 2, 20194:16 pm

Long Parker Deprey shot at buzzer off the rim. On to overtime with Caribou and Cape tied at 42.


Ernie Clark
March 2, 20194:14 pm

Caribou, Cape tied at 42-42, Caribou ball with 7.7 seconds left.


Lindsay Putnam
March 2, 20194:13 pm

Schenck 16-14 after 1 qtr


Ernie Clark
March 2, 20194:09 pm

Caribou up 41-35, 1:26 left 4Q.  No Cape field goals since 2:02 left 3Q.


Ernie Clark
March 2, 20193:59 pm

Caribou 36, Cape Elizabeth 34, 5:49 left 4Q


Ernie Clark
March 2, 20193:55 pm

End 3Q, Caribou 34, Cape Elizabeth 34.


Lindsay Putnam
March 2, 20193:49 pm

We’ll stick with the live stream between Caribou/Cape until the end of the game, then we’ll switch to the Schenck vs Forest Hills broadcast. 


Pete Warner
March 2, 20193:47 pm

The Class D boys state title game is coming up next here in Bangor. North champion Schenck against South winner Forest Hills


Ernie Clark
March 2, 20193:33 pm

Half, Cape Elizabeth 22, Caribou 21.


Lindsay Putnam
March 2, 20193:32 pm

Southern Aroostook girls top Greenville, win second straight D title


Ernie Clark
March 2, 20193:30 pm

Freshman Michael Brigham 3-pointer gives Caribou 21-18 lead.


Larry Mahoney
March 2, 20193:22 pm

Southern Aroostook girls capture second straight state Class D title with  55-30 win over Greenville


Ernie Clark
March 2, 20193:20 pm

Hartel jumper at buzzer, Cape leads Caribou 13-11, end 3Q


Ernie Clark
March 2, 20193:17 pm

Cape 11, Caribou 7, 1:35 left 1Q


Larry Mahoney
March 2, 20193:10 pm

Southern Aroostook leading Greenville 49-25 with 7:14 left


Ernie Clark
March 2, 20193:04 pm

Upcoming, Caribou seeks its first state title in 50 years when it faces Cape Elizabeth for Class B boys state title in Portland.


Troy R. Bennett
March 2, 20192:52 pm

Gray-New Gloucester High School celebrates its win in the girls Class B state championship basketball game at the Cross Insurance Arena in Portland on Saturday. 


Lindsay Putnam
March 2, 20192:51 pm

We’ll switch to the live stream of the Caribou vs Cape Elizabeth game when that one starts. The players are currently warming up.


Larry Mahoney
March 2, 20192:43 pm

Southern Aroostook girls leading Greenville 29-14 at the half in girls Class D state final


Lindsay Putnam
March 2, 20192:43 pm


Lindsay Putnam
March 2, 20192:43 pm

Big game coming up at 2:45 p.m.: Caribou (18-3) vs. Cape Elizabeth (14-7) in the boys’ Class B state finals at the Cross Arena in Portland.


Lindsay Putnam
March 2, 20192:39 pm

Gray-New Gloucester girls top MDI for second ‘B’ state championship in three years


Ernie Clark
March 2, 20192:28 pm

Final: Gray-New Gloucester 43, MDI 30.


Lindsay Putnam
March 2, 20192:23 pm

The second game of the day, Class D Southern Aroostook girls (19-2) vs. Greenville (15-6), is underway. We’ll add the stream above once the MDI vs GNG game finishes. For now, you can find the So Aroostook/Greenville game here.


Ernie Clark
March 2, 20192:13 pm

GNG 32, MDI 24, MDI timeout with 7:05 left.


Ernie Clark
March 2, 20192:07 pm

GNG limits MDI to four points in 3Q, leads 30-22 going into the fourth.


Ernie Clark
March 2, 20191:59 pm

GNG 29, MDI 22, 4:13 left 3Q


Ernie Clark
March 2, 20191:58 pm

Gray-New Gloucester leads MDI 23-18 at the half.


Troy R. Bennett
March 2, 20191:45 pm

At the half, GNG 23, MDI 18.


Ernie Clark
March 2, 20191:29 pm

GNG outscores MDI 12-2 to close out the opening quarter for a 16-8 lead. Bri Jordan with 7 for the Patriots.


Ernie Clark
March 2, 20191:22 pm

Gray-New Gloucester with seven-point run to take 11-6 lead. TO MDI.


Ernie Clark
March 2, 20191:19 pm

MDI out to an early 6-4 lead, 3:45 left 1Q.


Troy R. Bennett
March 2, 20191:07 pm

MDI chants and dances — getting psyched up — in the concourse before taking to the court.


Troy R. Bennett
March 2, 20191:05 pm

The MDI band is probably the loudest I’ve ever heard at a basketball game. They sure are revving up the fans on their end.


Lindsay Putnam
March 2, 201912:56 pm

Here’s where you can find Saturday’s entire basketball tournament schedule:

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


Ernie Clark
March 2, 201912:51 pm

With the theme from “Jesus Christ Superstar” playing in the background, the MDI girls basketball team takes the court to face Gray-New Gloucester in the Class B state final. Game time is 1:05 from the Cross Insurance Arena in Portland.


Troy R. Bennett
March 2, 201912:38 pm

It took two busses just to get the MDI band down to Portland, I’m told. It’s got about a hundred members.



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