HOULTON, Maine — There is a cliche in sports that it is difficult to beat a team three times in one season, but that was precisely the case when the Houlton and Old Town boys basketball teams met Wednesday night for a Class B North prelim.
The No. 12 Old Town boys pulled off a thrilling 63-62 victory over Houlton on Wednesday night. The Coyotes (10-9 overall) advance to the Class B North quarterfinals 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15 against No. 4 Hermon (12-6) at the Cross Insurance Center.
No. 5 Houlton ends its season with a 13-6 overall record.
Coming into Wednesday night’s game, the Shires had beaten Old Town twice during the regular season — 53-43 Dec. 27 at home and 65-58 Jan. 25 at Old Town. That fact was something Coyote coach Garrett Libby used to his advantage.