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Recap: Maine high school basketball tournament, Feb. 15

Joseph Cyr | Houlton Pioneer Times
Joseph Cyr | Houlton Pioneer Times
Hermon faces off against Old Town at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor on Saturday in the Class B North boys quarterfinals.

Welcome to Day 5 of the Maine high school basketball tournament!

We’ll be following 22 games today, as 44 teams face off to earn a spot in the semifinals.

Check this live blog throughout the day to check on the status of your favorite team.


Lindsay Putnam
February 15, 202010:58 pm

Top seed York stays unbeaten with A South quarterfinal win over Biddeford


Ernie Clark
February 15, 202010:56 pm

Final: Hampden survives, defeating Mt. Blue 57-54.


Lindsay Putnam
February 15, 202010:48 pm

Top-ranked Hampden boys survive A North quarterfinal scare from Mt. Blue


Lindsay Putnam
February 15, 202010:21 pm

Deer Isle-Stonington girls secure D North semifinal berth over Schenck


Ernie Clark
February 15, 202010:17 pm

End 3Q, Hampden and Mt. Blue tied at 39-39. HA’s Lausier with three 3-pointers in the third period, now with 15 in the game.


Lindsay Putnam
February 15, 202010:14 pm

York leads Biddeford 65-41


Pete Warner
February 15, 202010:07 pm

DI-Stonington executes beautifully down the stretch and pulls out a 43-40 D North girls quarterfinal win over Schenck


Pete Warner
February 15, 202010:02 pm

26.9 seconds left and DI-Stonington leads Schenck 39-37. Wolverines, with the ball, call timeout


Pete Warner
February 15, 20209:56 pm

DI-Stonington erases most of a six-point deficit and now trails the Schenck girls 34-3 with 2:01 left


Ernie Clark
February 15, 20209:54 pm

Halftime: Mt. Blue leads Hampden 28-20.


Pete Warner
February 15, 20209:48 pm

A Laura Cote 3-pointer gives Schenck its largest lead, 30-26, over DI-Stoninton. Mariners timeout, 6:02 to play


Lindsay Putnam
February 15, 20209:48 pm


Pete Warner
February 15, 20209:44 pm

Neither team will relent in this one. Schenck girls lead 27-26 over DI-Stonington going into the fourth quarter


Pete Warner
February 15, 20209:39 pm

Another timeout, this one by Schenck. The Wolverines lead DI-Stonington 24-23 with 2:07 left third period


Lindsay Putnam
February 15, 20209:36 pm


Ernie Clark
February 15, 20209:35 pm

End 1Q, No. 1 Hampden boys 12, No. 8 Mt. Blue 8.


Pete Warner
February 15, 20209:33 pm

Timeout on the floor. 4:51 of the third and Schenck leads DI-Stonington 22-19


Ernie Clark
February 15, 20209:19 pm

Final: Brewer 63, Messalonskee 47


Pete Warner
February 15, 20209:18 pm

It’s all tied up at halftime between Deer Isle-Stonington and Schenck. 17-17 in this Class D North girls quarterfinal


Lindsay Putnam
February 15, 20209:08 pm

Brewer tops Messalonskee to advance to A North semifinals


Pete Warner
February 15, 20209:08 pm

4:43 left in the first half, Deer Isle-Stonington and Katahdin girls are tied 11-11


Pete Warner
February 15, 20209:00 pm

A fast-moving first quarter in Bangor finds Deer Isle-Stonington leading Schenck 9-8 in a D North girls quarterfinal


Lindsay Putnam
February 15, 20208:57 pm

Defending champs Greely overpower Leavitt boys in A South quarterfinals


Pete Warner
February 15, 20208:38 pm

The Saturday night finale at the Cross Center pits No. 2 Deer Isle-Stonington against No. 7 Schenck of East Millinocket


Ernie Clark
February 15, 20208:35 pm

End 3Q: Brewer leads Messalonskee 47-35.


Lindsay Putnam
February 15, 20208:34 pm

Katahdin girls surge past Washburn into D North semifinals


Pete Warner
February 15, 20208:33 pm

Got to love it. The Deer Isle-Stonington band is playing “Rock Lobster”


Pete Warner
February 15, 20208:26 pm

It’s a final at the Cross Center, Katahdin girls advance with a 38-12 Class D North win over Washburn


Lindsay Putnam
February 15, 20208:19 pm

Greely is up 34-19 over Leavitt midway through the third quarter


Pete Warner
February 15, 20208:17 pm

2:54 remaining. Katahdin girls 36, Washburn 12


Pete Warner
February 15, 20208:14 pm

Things have gotten so bad for Washburn that the officials just awarded Katahdin three free throws on a two-shot foul. THe player made the second and third shots


Pete Warner
February 15, 20208:12 pm

Coach Jon Poisson continues to stress fundamentals and executing what the Beavers have worked on


Pete Warner
February 15, 20208:11 pm

Ditto for the Washburn players, who continue to battle in the face of tremendous adversity


Pete Warner
February 15, 20208:11 pm

This Washburn crowd should be commended. Despite its teams incredible frustrations, the fans have cheered for their team without yelling at the officials or complaining about anything else


Ernie Clark
February 15, 20208:10 pm

Brewer scores final eight points of first half to take a 33-21 lead over Messalonskee at intermission,


Pete Warner
February 15, 20208:07 pm

There are eight minutes remaining in this one and Katahdin has a comfortable 26-3 lead over Washburn in D North girls quarterfinal


Lindsay Putnam
February 15, 20208:01 pm

Greely leads Leavitt 27-10 at halftime


Pete Warner
February 15, 20207:54 pm

Timeout on the floor in Bangor. 4:37 left in the third quarter and the Katahdin girls lead Washburn 18-1


Ernie Clark
February 15, 20207:53 pm

End 1Q, Brewer leads Messalonskee 16-10.


Pete Warner
February 15, 20207:38 pm

A difficult first half comes to a close with the Katahdin girls leading Washburn 13-1


Lindsay Putnam
February 15, 20207:33 pm

Coming up next from the Portland Expo: No. 4 Greely (14-4) vs. No. 5 Leavitt (14-4) in Class A South boys quarterfinal action


Ernie Clark
February 15, 20207:31 pm

Upcoming in 10 minutes, No. 4 Messalonskee boys (11-7) against No. 5 Brewer (12-6) at the Augusta Civic Center. Teams split two regular-season games.


Pete Warner
February 15, 20207:28 pm

4:20 to play in the first half and Katahdin leads Washburn 8-1 in a D North girls quarterfinal


Lindsay Putnam
February 15, 20207:27 pm

Cony outlasts Lawrence in A North boys quarterfinal


Pete Warner
February 15, 20207:19 pm

The first quarter is in the books here at the Cross Center. Katahdin and Washburn are tied 1-1


Ernie Clark
February 15, 20207:17 pm

Final, Cony 66, Lawrence 57.


Lindsay Putnam
February 15, 20207:03 pm

Kennebunk boys claim B South quarterfinal win over Gray-New Gloucester


Pete Warner
February 15, 20207:00 pm

The Cougars already own two regular-season victories over the Beavers, winning 48-22 on Jan. 4 in Washburn, and taking a 51-25 decision on Jan. 25 in Stacyville


Pete Warner
February 15, 20206:57 pm

We’re into the evening session at the Cross Insurance Center, where it’s Class D girls quarterfinals. First up, No. 3 Katahdin of Stacyville takes on No. 6 Washburn


Ernie Clark
February 15, 20206:56 pm

End 3Q, Cony 50, Lawrence 47.


Lindsay Putnam
February 15, 20206:44 pm

Kennebunk up 75-46 over GNG going into the fourth quarter


Lindsay Putnam
February 15, 20206:35 pm


Ernie Clark
February 15, 20206:30 pm

Half, Cony 39, Lawrence 31. McCormick with 11, Dearborn 10 for Cony.


Lindsay Putnam
February 15, 20206:10 pm

Kennebunk still leads at halftime, extending its lead over Gray-New Gloucester to 46-28


Ernie Clark
February 15, 20206:10 pm

End 1Q, Cony 21, Lawrence boys 20. Seven lead changes.


Lindsay Putnam
February 15, 20206:02 pm

Kennebunk up 29-13 over Gray-New Gloucester at the end of the first in boys Class A South quarterfinals.


Lindsay Putnam
February 15, 20205:49 pm

Medomak Valley boys outlast Skowhegan in OT for A North quarterfinal victory


Ernie Clark
February 15, 20205:39 pm

Final, Medomak Valley 50, Skowhegan 46 (OT)


Lindsay Putnam
February 15, 20205:31 pm

Up next:

No. 2 Kennebunk vs. No. 7 Gray-New Gloucester (10-8) in Class A South boys
No. 2 Cony (14-4) vs. No. 7 Lawrence (8-10) in Class A North boys


Ernie Clark
February 15, 20205:21 pm

Two late 3-pointers by Carson Murphy and a third by Parker Morrison rally Medomak Valley to a 39-39 tie with Skowhegan, end of regulation. Overtime to follow.


Lindsay Putnam
February 15, 20205:21 pm

Falmouth boys defeat Marshwood in A South quarterfinals


Lindsay Putnam
February 15, 20205:07 pm

Caribou boys beat Mount Desert Island in B North quarterfinals


Ernie Clark
February 15, 20204:57 pm

End 3Q, Skowhegan maintains a 30-23 lead over Medomak Valley.


Lindsay Putnam
February 15, 20204:57 pm

Falmouth now leads Marshwood 40-28 at the end of the third quarter


Lindsay Putnam
February 15, 20204:49 pm


Pete Warner
February 15, 20204:43 pm

1:52 to play in Bangor, Caribou’s lead over MDI is 54-44. The defending Class B state champs look as though they’ll advance to the semis


Lindsay Putnam
February 15, 20204:35 pm

Falmouth boys are up 29-18 over Marshwood at the half


Pete Warner
February 15, 20204:35 pm

Caribou continues to harass MDI defensively and the Trojans keep turning it over. The Vikings have used their transition game to pull out to a 50-35 advantage with 6:01 remaining


Ernie Clark
February 15, 20204:31 pm

Carter Hunt’s 3-pointer at the buzzer gives Skowhegan an 18-10 halftime lead over Medomak Valley.


Pete Warner
February 15, 20204:31 pm

we’re headed to the fourth quarter here in Bangor with Caribou leading MDI 45-35


Pete Warner
February 15, 20204:26 pm

Caribou scores five unanswered points and now leads MDI 43-33 with 2:06 left in the third quarter here at the Cross Center in this B North boys quarterfinal


Lindsay Putnam
February 15, 20204:17 pm

Falmouth boys lead Marshwood 17-6 at the end of the first quarter.


Ernie Clark
February 15, 20204:16 pm

End 1Q, Skowhegan 13, Medomak Valley 2, MV 1-12 from the field.


Lindsay Putnam
February 15, 20204:09 pm

Also on the schedule for 4 p.m. is No. 3 Medomak Valley (15-3) vs. No. 6 Skowhegan (10-8) in boys Class A North quarterfinals.


Lindsay Putnam
February 15, 20204:08 pm

Next up is No. 3 Falmouth (14-4) vs. No. 6 Marshwood (11-7) in boys Class A South quarterfinals. Falmouth is out to an early 7-0 lead with 5 minutes left in the first quarter.


Pete Warner
February 15, 20204:06 pm

The Caribou boys take a 25-20 lead into the locker room at halftime against Mount Desert Island.


Pete Warner
February 15, 20204:02 pm

MDI having some turnover troubles in the second quarter, but only trails Caribou 25-20 with 2:45 to play in the first half


Ernie Clark
February 15, 20204:00 pm

Starting now, Class A North boys, 3 Medomak Valley vs. 6 Skowhegan.


Pete Warner
February 15, 20203:53 pm

The Caribou boys outscore MDI 12-2 over the last 2:22 of the first quarter and lead this Class B North quarterfinal 19-16 after eight minutes


Lindsay Putnam
February 15, 20203:41 pm

We’re halfway through today’s tourney games, folks. 11 down, 11 to go. 


Pete Warner
February 15, 20203:38 pm

Fans get a real treat for the Caribou-MDI boys game. That is, listening to the MDI pep band, which is arguably the best around!


Lindsay Putnam
February 15, 20203:30 pm

Old Town boys upset Hermon in B North quarterfinal action


Lindsay Putnam
February 15, 20203:25 pm

Freeport girls gain B South semifinal berth with win over Cape


Lindsay Putnam
February 15, 20203:20 pm

Forest Hills boys handily defeat Seacoast Christian in D South quarterfinals


Pete Warner
February 15, 20203:17 pm

No. 12 Old Town, which knocked off Houlton in the County to get to Bangor, advances to the Class B North boys semifinals with a 47-42 victory over fourth-seeded Hermon


Pete Warner
February 15, 20203:12 pm

Time is ticking away on the Hermon boys as Old Town leads the Hawks 45-39 with 1:27 left. Hermon is without senior standout Isaac Varney, who is out with an injury


Lindsay Putnam
February 15, 20203:02 pm

No. 1 Forest Hills boys are up 78-14 over No. 8 Seacoast Christian at the half


Lindsay Putnam
February 15, 20203:01 pm

No. 1 Freeport girls lead No. 8 Cape Elizabeth 29-20 at the half


Joseph Cyr
February 15, 20202:59 pm

Boys Class B North quarterfinal: Old Town leads Hermon 35-30 after three quarters.


Lindsay Putnam
February 15, 20202:42 pm


Lindsay Putnam
February 15, 20202:41 pm


Lindsay Putnam
February 15, 20202:36 pm


Lindsay Putnam
February 15, 20202:36 pm

Forest Hills boys are up 58-10 over Seacoast Christian at halftime.


Joseph Cyr
February 15, 20202:36 pm

Boys Class B North: No. 12 Old Town leads No. 4 Hermon 24-21 at the half.


Lindsay Putnam
February 15, 20202:35 pm

Freeport leads Cape Elizabeth 20-16 at halftime in the last Class B South girls quarterfinal. 


Lindsay Putnam
February 15, 20202:24 pm

Freeport and Cape Elizabeth girls are tied 8-8 at the end of the first quarter. 


Joseph Cyr
February 15, 20202:20 pm

Boys Class B North: Hermon leads Old Town 15-11 end of first quarter.


Pete Warner
February 15, 20202:18 pm

Top D South boys seed and defending state champ Forest Hills leads Seacoast Christian 25-10 after a quarter


Lindsay Putnam
February 15, 20202:16 pm

Freeport leads Cape Elizabeth by 4 points, three minutes in. 


Pete Warner
February 15, 20202:16 pm

Hermon boys lead Old Town 11-9 with 2:20 left in the first quarter in Bangor


Lindsay Putnam
February 15, 20202:15 pm

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Pete Warner
February 15, 20202:15 pm

Eli Reed just hustled to save the ball inbounds. It landed six rows up in the Hermon stands. The fan politely threw it back to Reed


Lindsay Putnam
February 15, 20202:10 pm

Forest Hills takes a 23-6 lead over Seacoast Christian just 4 minutes into the first quarter. 


Lindsay Putnam
February 15, 20201:59 pm


Lindsay Putnam
February 15, 20201:56 pm

Yarmouth girls cruise past Mountain Valley in B South quarterfinals


Lindsay Putnam
February 15, 20201:52 pm

Yarmouth defeats Mountain Valley 52-23


Lindsay Putnam
February 15, 20201:51 pm

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Lindsay Putnam
February 15, 20201:50 pm

Check out some of the photos taken by the Houlton Pioneer Times’ Joseph Cyr at the Houlton girls vs. Old Town game earlier today:


Lindsay Putnam
February 15, 20201:45 pm

Temple Academy boys narrowly edge Upper Kennebec Valley in D South quarterfinals


Joseph Cyr
February 15, 20201:45 pm

Class B North Boys: No. 4 Hermon vs. No. 12 Old Town coming up at 2 p.m. from the Cross Insurance Center.


Lindsay Putnam
February 15, 20201:41 pm


Lindsay Putnam
February 15, 20201:38 pm


Lindsay Putnam
February 15, 20201:37 pm

Yarmouth extends its lead over Mountain Valley to 42-17 going into the final quarter.


Lindsay Putnam
February 15, 20201:18 pm

Temple and Valley boys are tied 41-41 at the end of the third quarter.


Lindsay Putnam
February 15, 20201:17 pm


Lindsay Putnam
February 15, 20201:13 pm

Yarmouth leads Mountain Valley 30-11 at the end of the first half. 


Lindsay Putnam
February 15, 20201:02 pm

At the end of the first Yarmouth is up 16-10 over Mountain Valley in girls’ B South quarterfinals


Lindsay Putnam
February 15, 20201:00 pm

Hermon girls outlast OT threat by John Bapst in B North quarterfinals


Lindsay Putnam
February 15, 202012:53 pm

Mountain Valley takes an early 7-2 lead over Yarmouth three minutes into the first quarter.


Lindsay Putnam
February 15, 202012:53 pm

Temple leads Valley 28-27 at the half


Larry Mahoney
February 15, 202012:45 pm

Hermon survives to beat John Bapst 42-34 in overtime


Pete Warner
February 15, 202012:43 pm


Lindsay Putnam
February 15, 202012:42 pm

Temple leads Valley 18-9 after the first quarter.


Lindsay Putnam
February 15, 202012:37 pm


Larry Mahoney
February 15, 202012:32 pm

Charlotte Caron 3-pointer with four seconds left for Hermon sends game into OT with John Bapst 34-34


Lindsay Putnam
February 15, 202012:32 pm


Lindsay Putnam
February 15, 202012:30 pm

Maranacook girls upset Oak Hill in OT for B South semifinal berth


Lindsay Putnam
February 15, 202012:23 pm

Maranacook wins in OT, 43-39


Lindsay Putnam
February 15, 202012:18 pm


Lindsay Putnam
February 15, 202012:15 pm


Larry Mahoney
February 15, 202012:14 pm

Hermon leading by seven but leading scorer Grace Page leaves game with sprained ankle


Lindsay Putnam
February 15, 202012:13 pm


Larry Mahoney
February 15, 202012:10 pm

Hermon takes 23-19 lead into fourth period


Lindsay Putnam
February 15, 202012:08 pm

Maranacook and Oak Hill go into overtime, tied 36-36 at the end of regulation play.


Lindsay Putnam
February 15, 202012:06 pm


Lindsay Putnam
February 15, 202012:05 pm

Rangeley girls outpace Vinalhaven in D South quarterfinals


Larry Mahoney
February 15, 202012:01 pm

John Bapst leading Hermon by one with 249 left in third


Lindsay Putnam
February 15, 202012:01 pm

Rangeley wins, 49-24


Pete Warner
February 15, 202011:55 am


Lindsay Putnam
February 15, 202011:51 am

Rangeley extends its lead over Vinalhaven to 37-21 at the end of the third quarter. 


Lindsay Putnam
February 15, 202011:47 am

Maranacook takes 25-20 lead over Oak Hill at the end of the third


Larry Mahoney
February 15, 202011:43 am

No. 9 John Bapst leading top seed Hermon 16-12 at the half


Pete Warner
February 15, 202011:32 am

Hey tourney fans, check out this BDN story that talks about new security measures at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor, along with GM Tony Vail’s thoughts on the importance of the tournament to the region
https://bangordailynews.com/2020/02/14/sports/tourney-time/cross-center-manager-committed-to-hosting-successful-high-school-basketball-tourney/


Larry Mahoney
February 15, 202011:26 am

John Bapst girls leading Hermon 8-6 after one. Teams are a combined 4-18 shooting


Pete Warner
February 15, 202011:25 am


Lindsay Putnam
February 15, 202011:23 am

Rangeley takes commanding 23-9 lead over Vinalhaven at the end of the first half


Lindsay Putnam
February 15, 202011:17 am

Oak Hill leads Maranacook 14-13 at the end of the first half


Lindsay Putnam
February 15, 202011:08 am

Oak Hill ties it up with Maranacook 8-8 with 4:44 left in the first half


Lindsay Putnam
February 15, 202011:07 am

Rangeley up 11-4 over Vinalhaven at the end of the first from the Civic Center in Augusta. 


Lindsay Putnam
February 15, 202010:59 am

Maranacook leads Oak Hill 8-4 at the end of the first quarter


Lindsay Putnam
February 15, 202010:55 am


Lindsay Putnam
February 15, 202010:54 am

Maranacook girls up over Oak Hill 3-0 with 3:40 left in the first quarter


Lindsay Putnam
February 15, 202010:52 am

Old Town girls move past Houlton in B North quarterfinal


Joseph Cyr
February 15, 202010:47 am

Girls Class B North quarterfinal: Final Score: No. 4 Old Town 44, No. Houlton 34


Lindsay Putnam
February 15, 202010:36 am


Lindsay Putnam
February 15, 202010:36 am


Lindsay Putnam
February 15, 202010:34 am

Upper Kennebec Valley girls beat Forest Hills in D North quarterfinals


Lindsay Putnam
February 15, 202010:31 am

Valley wins, 39-24


Lindsay Putnam
February 15, 202010:30 am

Wells girls oust Lisbon to advance to B South semifinals


Joseph Cyr
February 15, 202010:25 am

Girls Class B North: No. 4 Old Town leads No. 5 Houlton 30-23, end of third quarter.


Lindsay Putnam
February 15, 202010:24 am

Wells girls win, 52-26


Lindsay Putnam
February 15, 202010:12 am

Valley takes a commanding lead over Forest Hills at the end of the third quarter, 35-14


Lindsay Putnam
February 15, 202010:07 am

The Wells girls extend their lead over Lisbon to 42-23 at the end of the third quarter


Lindsay Putnam
February 15, 202010:06 am


Joseph Cyr
February 15, 202010:02 am

Girls Class B North: No. 4 Old Town leads No. 5 Houlton 18-14. Both teams struggling from the floor in this one.


Joseph Cyr
February 15, 20209:47 am

Class B North Girls quarterfinal: No. 4 Old Town leads No. 5 Houlton 9-5 end of first quarter. Slow start for both clubs in this contest.


Lindsay Putnam
February 15, 20209:44 am


Lindsay Putnam
February 15, 20209:43 am

In Class D South action, Valley girls lead Forest Hills 25-12 at the end of the first half from the Civic Center


Lindsay Putnam
February 15, 20209:42 am

Wells girls are up 27-15 over Lisbon at halftime in Class B South Quarterfinal action from the Expo


Lindsay Putnam
February 15, 20209:33 am

Wells’ extends its lead over Lisbon to 18-8 with 4:54 left in the first half


Lindsay Putnam
February 15, 20209:25 am

Wells girls lead Lisbon 14-8 at the end of the first from the Portland Expo


Lindsay Putnam
February 15, 20209:25 am

Valley girls lead Forest Hills 13-7 at the end of the first at the Augusta Civic Center


Joseph Cyr
February 15, 20209:18 am

Class B North Girls quarterfinal: No. 5 Houlton versus No. 4 Old Town coming up. The two teams split during the regular season.


Lindsay Putnam
February 15, 20209:15 am

Valley girls lead Forest Hills 7-2 with 2:30 left in the first quarter


Lindsay Putnam
February 15, 20208:52 am

First up today at 9 a.m.:

Class B South Girls: No. 3 Wells (12-6) vs. No. 6 Lisbon (11-7)
Class D South Girls: No. 3 Valley (8-10) vs. No. 6 Forest Hills (8-9)


Lindsay Putnam
February 15, 20208:48 am

And track the progress of your favorite team with our tourney brackets, divided by class

2020 Maine high school basketball tournament brackets


Lindsay Putnam
February 15, 20208:47 am

Take a look at the games on tap for today at our schedule & scores page, which will be updated with the latest game scores and stories throughout the day

Saturday’s schedule, results for Maine high school basketball tournament


Lindsay Putnam
February 15, 20208:47 am

Welcome to Day 5 of the Maine high school basketball tourney! 


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