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.
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!
Final, Bangor 58, Bonny Eagle 48
Winthrop wins its first state title since 2008, grinding out a 61-49 victory over Houlton in the Class C boys championship game
Missbrenner seven third-quarter points helps Bangor extend lead to 41-28 entering 4Q.
Winthrop is 1:06 away from a Class C title, leading Houlton 55-44
Points coming harder for Houlton while Winthrop sticks a few 3’s, Ramblers lead 49-41 with 3:06 to play
5:14 to play, it’s Winthrop 43, Houlton 41
We’re through three in Bangor and Winthrop clings to a 38-36 lead over Houlton
Half, Bangor 23, Bonny Eagle 17. Vance 10 points, Fleming seven points and two fouls for Bangor, Maturo nine points for BE.
Winthrop gaining some offensive momentum here in the third quarter. Ramblers lead Houlton 34-28 with 3:02 left in the period
A reminder that if you’re looking to watch the Houlton vs Winthrop game, you can find a live stream of it here.
Luke Caruso jumper at the buzzer gives Bangor an 11-5 lead over Bonny Eagle, end 1Q.
A quick and entertaining first half comes to a hasty conclusion. Houlton leads Winthrop 24-20
Cam Hachey throws in a shot from just inside half-court to end the first quarter, giving Winthrop a 10-8 lead over Houlton
Upcoming, Bangor vs. Bonny Eagle for Class AA boys championship
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.
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
Boothbay Region beats Penobscot Valley 33-25
Penobscot Valley leading Boothbay Region 15-11 at the half
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.
Oxford Hills girls are up 23-12 over Scarborough at the half
Oxford Hills girls are up 14-4 over Scarborough at the end of the first quarter
Forest Hills caps off an undefeated season at 22-0, beats Schenck 70-65 for the Class D boys state championship
1:52 left in Bangor and Schenck is back within seven at 65-58. Forest Hills has the ball
4:20 to play and Schenck is trying to erase the deficit, but Forest Hills leads 61-51
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
Forest Hills keeps the pace brisk, leads Schenck 45-31 with 4:41 left in the third quarter
Caribou 49, Cape Elizabeth 47, Final.
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
Caribou, Cape tied at 47-47. On to second overtime.
Cape ball, tied with Caribou 45-45, 22.7 seconds left in OT.
Long Parker Deprey shot at buzzer off the rim. On to overtime with Caribou and Cape tied at 42.
Caribou, Cape tied at 42-42, Caribou ball with 7.7 seconds left.
Schenck 16-14 after 1 qtr
Caribou up 41-35, 1:26 left 4Q. No Cape field goals since 2:02 left 3Q.
Caribou 36, Cape Elizabeth 34, 5:49 left 4Q
End 3Q, Caribou 34, Cape Elizabeth 34.
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.
The Class D boys state title game is coming up next here in Bangor. North champion Schenck against South winner Forest Hills
Half, Cape Elizabeth 22, Caribou 21.
Freshman Michael Brigham 3-pointer gives Caribou 21-18 lead.
Southern Aroostook girls capture second straight state Class D title with 55-30 win over Greenville
Hartel jumper at buzzer, Cape leads Caribou 13-11, end 3Q
Cape 11, Caribou 7, 1:35 left 1Q
Southern Aroostook leading Greenville 49-25 with 7:14 left
Upcoming, Caribou seeks its first state title in 50 years when it faces Cape Elizabeth for Class B boys state title in Portland.
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.
We’ll switch to the live stream of the Caribou vs Cape Elizabeth game when that one starts. The players are currently warming up.
Southern Aroostook girls leading Greenville 29-14 at the half in girls Class D state final
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.
Final: Gray-New Gloucester 43, MDI 30.
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.
GNG 32, MDI 24, MDI timeout with 7:05 left.
GNG limits MDI to four points in 3Q, leads 30-22 going into the fourth.
GNG 29, MDI 22, 4:13 left 3Q
Gray-New Gloucester leads MDI 23-18 at the half.
At the half, GNG 23, MDI 18.
GNG outscores MDI 12-2 to close out the opening quarter for a 16-8 lead. Bri Jordan with 7 for the Patriots.
Gray-New Gloucester with seven-point run to take 11-6 lead. TO MDI.
MDI out to an early 6-4 lead, 3:45 left 1Q.
MDI chants and dances — getting psyched up — in the concourse before taking to the court.
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.
Here’s where you can find Saturday’s entire basketball tournament schedule:
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.
It took two busses just to get the MDI band down to Portland, I’m told. It’s got about a hundred members.