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.
Final: Hampden survives, defeating Mt. Blue 57-54.
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.
York leads Biddeford 65-41
DI-Stonington executes beautifully down the stretch and pulls out a 43-40 D North girls quarterfinal win over Schenck
26.9 seconds left and DI-Stonington leads Schenck 39-37. Wolverines, with the ball, call timeout
DI-Stonington erases most of a six-point deficit and now trails the Schenck girls 34-3 with 2:01 left
Halftime: Mt. Blue leads Hampden 28-20.
A Laura Cote 3-pointer gives Schenck its largest lead, 30-26, over DI-Stoninton. Mariners timeout, 6:02 to play
Neither team will relent in this one. Schenck girls lead 27-26 over DI-Stonington going into the fourth quarter
Another timeout, this one by Schenck. The Wolverines lead DI-Stonington 24-23 with 2:07 left third period
End 1Q, No. 1 Hampden boys 12, No. 8 Mt. Blue 8.
Timeout on the floor. 4:51 of the third and Schenck leads DI-Stonington 22-19
Final: Brewer 63, Messalonskee 47
It’s all tied up at halftime between Deer Isle-Stonington and Schenck. 17-17 in this Class D North girls quarterfinal
4:43 left in the first half, Deer Isle-Stonington and Katahdin girls are tied 11-11
A fast-moving first quarter in Bangor finds Deer Isle-Stonington leading Schenck 9-8 in a D North girls quarterfinal
The Saturday night finale at the Cross Center pits No. 2 Deer Isle-Stonington against No. 7 Schenck of East Millinocket
End 3Q: Brewer leads Messalonskee 47-35.
Got to love it. The Deer Isle-Stonington band is playing “Rock Lobster”
It’s a final at the Cross Center, Katahdin girls advance with a 38-12 Class D North win over Washburn
Greely is up 34-19 over Leavitt midway through the third quarter
2:54 remaining. Katahdin girls 36, Washburn 12
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
Coach Jon Poisson continues to stress fundamentals and executing what the Beavers have worked on
Ditto for the Washburn players, who continue to battle in the face of tremendous adversity
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
Brewer scores final eight points of first half to take a 33-21 lead over Messalonskee at intermission,
There are eight minutes remaining in this one and Katahdin has a comfortable 26-3 lead over Washburn in D North girls quarterfinal
Greely leads Leavitt 27-10 at halftime
Timeout on the floor in Bangor. 4:37 left in the third quarter and the Katahdin girls lead Washburn 18-1
End 1Q, Brewer leads Messalonskee 16-10.
A difficult first half comes to a close with the Katahdin girls leading Washburn 13-1
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
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.
4:20 to play in the first half and Katahdin leads Washburn 8-1 in a D North girls quarterfinal
The first quarter is in the books here at the Cross Center. Katahdin and Washburn are tied 1-1
Final, Cony 66, Lawrence 57.
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
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
End 3Q, Cony 50, Lawrence 47.
Kennebunk up 75-46 over GNG going into the fourth quarter
Time out Bunk 70 GNG 42.
— Kennebunk AD (@KennebunkAD) February 15, 2020
Half, Cony 39, Lawrence 31. McCormick with 11, Dearborn 10 for Cony.
Kennebunk still leads at halftime, extending its lead over Gray-New Gloucester to 46-28
End 1Q, Cony 21, Lawrence boys 20. Seven lead changes.
Kennebunk up 29-13 over Gray-New Gloucester at the end of the first in boys Class A South quarterfinals.
Final, Medomak Valley 50, Skowhegan 46 (OT)
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
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.
End 3Q, Skowhegan maintains a 30-23 lead over Medomak Valley.
Falmouth now leads Marshwood 40-28 at the end of the third quarter
Cullen Casey 3-point play. Marshwood has held Falmouth scoreless for 1st 3 minutes of 3Q and within 29-23
— Mike Zhe (@MikeZhe603) February 15, 2020
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
Falmouth boys are up 29-18 over Marshwood at the half
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
Carter Hunt’s 3-pointer at the buzzer gives Skowhegan an 18-10 halftime lead over Medomak Valley.
we’re headed to the fourth quarter here in Bangor with Caribou leading MDI 45-35
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
Falmouth boys lead Marshwood 17-6 at the end of the first quarter.
End 1Q, Skowhegan 13, Medomak Valley 2, MV 1-12 from the field.
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.
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.
The Caribou boys take a 25-20 lead into the locker room at halftime against Mount Desert Island.
MDI having some turnover troubles in the second quarter, but only trails Caribou 25-20 with 2:45 to play in the first half
Starting now, Class A North boys, 3 Medomak Valley vs. 6 Skowhegan.
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
We’re halfway through today’s tourney games, folks. 11 down, 11 to go.
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!
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
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
No. 1 Forest Hills boys are up 78-14 over No. 8 Seacoast Christian at the half
No. 1 Freeport girls lead No. 8 Cape Elizabeth 29-20 at the half
Boys Class B North quarterfinal: Old Town leads Hermon 35-30 after three quarters.
Forest Hills boys are up 58-10 over Seacoast Christian at halftime.
Boys Class B North: No. 12 Old Town leads No. 4 Hermon 24-21 at the half.
Freeport leads Cape Elizabeth 20-16 at halftime in the last Class B South girls quarterfinal.
Freeport and Cape Elizabeth girls are tied 8-8 at the end of the first quarter.
Boys Class B North: Hermon leads Old Town 15-11 end of first quarter.
Top D South boys seed and defending state champ Forest Hills leads Seacoast Christian 25-10 after a quarter
Freeport leads Cape Elizabeth by 4 points, three minutes in.
Hermon boys lead Old Town 11-9 with 2:20 left in the first quarter in Bangor
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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
Forest Hills takes a 23-6 lead over Seacoast Christian just 4 minutes into the first quarter.
Yarmouth defeats Mountain Valley 52-23
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Class B North Boys: No. 4 Hermon vs. No. 12 Old Town coming up at 2 p.m. from the Cross Insurance Center.
Yarmouth extends its lead over Mountain Valley to 42-17 going into the final quarter.
Temple and Valley boys are tied 41-41 at the end of the third quarter.
Yarmouth leads Mountain Valley 30-11 at the end of the first half.
At the end of the first Yarmouth is up 16-10 over Mountain Valley in girls’ B South quarterfinals
Mountain Valley takes an early 7-2 lead over Yarmouth three minutes into the first quarter.
Temple leads Valley 28-27 at the half
Hermon survives to beat John Bapst 42-34 in overtime
Temple leads Valley 18-9 after the first quarter.
Charlotte Caron 3-pointer with four seconds left for Hermon sends game into OT with John Bapst 34-34
Maranacook wins in OT, 43-39
In overtime, 38-37, Oak Hill on the line with 1:48 left.
— MaranacookAD (@MaranacookAD) February 15, 2020
Hermon leading by seven but leading scorer Grace Page leaves game with sprained ankle
Well, this is a first….Oak Hill scored on its own basket to start overtime. The only basket of OT so far.
#7 Maranacook 38
#2 Oak Hill 37
Raiders to the line for 1-and-1 1:48 left. B Girls quarters.
— Travis Lee (@TLee_WMTW) February 15, 2020
Hermon takes 23-19 lead into fourth period
Maranacook and Oak Hill go into overtime, tied 36-36 at the end of regulation play.
John Bapst leading Hermon by one with 249 left in third
Rangeley wins, 49-24
Should be a good finish, 31-27 with 4:24 left, OH at the line
— MaranacookAD (@MaranacookAD) February 15, 2020
Rangeley extends its lead over Vinalhaven to 37-21 at the end of the third quarter.
Maranacook takes 25-20 lead over Oak Hill at the end of the third
No. 9 John Bapst leading top seed Hermon 16-12 at the half
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John Bapst girls leading Hermon 8-6 after one. Teams are a combined 4-18 shooting
Girls Basketball Quarterfinals John Bapst 8 Hermon 6. End of 1st.
— Hermon Hawks (@HermonHawks) February 15, 2020
Rangeley takes commanding 23-9 lead over Vinalhaven at the end of the first half
Oak Hill leads Maranacook 14-13 at the end of the first half
Oak Hill ties it up with Maranacook 8-8 with 4:44 left in the first half
Rangeley up 11-4 over Vinalhaven at the end of the first from the Civic Center in Augusta.
Maranacook leads Oak Hill 8-4 at the end of the first quarter
Maranacook girls up over Oak Hill 3-0 with 3:40 left in the first quarter
Girls Class B North quarterfinal: Final Score: No. 4 Old Town 44, No. Houlton 34
The Rangeley Girls have the 5th best scoring defense in the state at 30.56 PPG.
Vinalhaven has the 122nd best scoring offense at 28.61 PPG.
I think you can figure out the rest.
— Maine Basketball Rankings (@MEBBallRankings) February 15, 2020
Valley wins, 39-24
Girls Class B North: No. 4 Old Town leads No. 5 Houlton 30-23, end of third quarter.
Wells girls win, 52-26
Valley takes a commanding lead over Forest Hills at the end of the third quarter, 35-14
The Wells girls extend their lead over Lisbon to 42-23 at the end of the third quarter
Girls Class B North: No. 4 Old Town leads No. 5 Houlton 18-14. Both teams struggling from the floor in this one.
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.
In Class D South action, Valley girls lead Forest Hills 25-12 at the end of the first half from the Civic Center
Wells girls are up 27-15 over Lisbon at halftime in Class B South Quarterfinal action from the Expo
Wells’ extends its lead over Lisbon to 18-8 with 4:54 left in the first half
Wells girls lead Lisbon 14-8 at the end of the first from the Portland Expo
Valley girls lead Forest Hills 13-7 at the end of the first at the Augusta Civic Center
Class B North Girls quarterfinal: No. 5 Houlton versus No. 4 Old Town coming up. The two teams split during the regular season.
Valley girls lead Forest Hills 7-2 with 2:30 left in the first quarter
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)
And track the progress of your favorite team with our tourney brackets, divided by class
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
Welcome to Day 5 of the Maine high school basketball tourney!