Defending Class AA state champion Bangor took the first step toward a possible berth in the title game on Wednesday with a 79-55 quarterfinal victory over Oxford Hills of South Paris at Red Barry Gymnasium in Bangor.
The second-seeded Rams (16-3) move on to a 3:30 p.m. semifinal on Wednesday, Feb. 19, at Cross Insurance Arena in Portland against the winner of Wednesday’s prelim between No. 3 Deering and No. 6 Cheverus.
Seventh seed Oxford Hills finished the season with a 4-15 record.
Senior center Sam Martin led coach Brad Libby’s Bangor club with game-high totals of 30 points, 18 rebounds and four blocked shots along with three assists.
Ernie Clark is a veteran sportswriter who has worked with the Bangor Daily News for more than a decade. A four-time Maine Sportswriter of the Year as selected by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters...
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