Rylee Eaton refused to allow Deer Isle-Stonington to go down without a fight on Saturday night.
The junior, who missed the 2019 tournament after having a surgical procedure, scored six of her game-high 15 points in the final 3:38 to lift the Mariners to a 43-40 Class D North girls basketball quarterfinal victory over Schenck of East Millinocket.
The Mariners took care of the ball and executed crisply late to ensure another game at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor.
“It’s amazing,” Eaton said of playing in the tournament. “I’m so excited for our playoff stretch, so glad we get another game.”
No. 2 Deer Isle-Stonington (17-2) faces No. 3 Katahdin of Stacyville, a 32-12 winner over Washburn in Saturday night’s first game, in a 2 p.m. semifinal on Thursday.
Pete is a Bangor native who graduated from Bangor High School, Class of 1980. He earned a B.S. in Journalism (Advertising) from the University of Maine in 1986. He has been a full-time member of the Bangor...
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