Fourth-ranked Lawrence of Fairfield clamped down defensively on No. 5 Erskine Academy of South China during the second half Friday night and went on to a 48-41 victory in their Class A North girls basketball quarterfinal at the Augusta Civic Center on Friday evening.
“Hard work and grit has been Lawrence basketball, and I just told the girls that’s one that we won the old-school Lawrence way,” Bulldogs’ coach Greg Chesley said.
Lawrence (12-7) will advance to next Wednesday’s 3:30 p.m. semifinal against the winner of Friday’s late game between No. 1 Hampden Academy (17-1) and No. 8 Nokomis of Newport (7-11).
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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