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Thornton Academy boys beat Noble to advance to AA South semis

Troy R. Bennett | BDN
Troy R. Bennett | BDN
Bonny Eagle High School's Zachary Maturo drives between Thornton Academy's William Chapman (left) and Payton Jones in the boys' Class AA South championship basketball game at the Cross Insurance Arena in Portland in 2019.

The Thornton Academy boys’ basketball team handily defeated Noble 81-64 in a Class AA South quarterfinal game.

Second seeded Thornton Academy moves on to the semifinals with a 16-3 record. Seventh seeded Noble finishes with a record of 1-18.

Thornton Academy will play the winner of No. 3 Scarborough and No. 6 Bonny Eagle on Wednesday, Feb. 19, at 6 p.m. at the Cross Insurance Center in Portland.

Thornton Academy reached the AA South finals in the 2019 season, falling to Bonny Eagle 48-44. Noble was eliminated in the quarterfinals.

This story was corrected at 10:15 p.m. on Feb. 13, 2020, to reflect the correct spelling for Noble High School.


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