Leine McKechnie and Judith King of Penobscot Valley celebrate after the Howlers posted a 41-37 victory over Stearns in Friday night's Class C North semifinal basketball game at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor in 2019. Credit: Pete Warner | BDN

Defending Class C North champion Penobscot Valley of Howland secured a quarterfinal berth on Tuesday night with a 55-33 victory over Fort Kent at Howland.

The fifth-seeded Howlers (13-6) next play the Calais-Woodland winner in a 7 p.m. game on Tuesday, Feb. 18, at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor.

The 12th-seeded Warriors wound up 5-14.