Cousins Myles Brown and Coleman Brown combined for 45 points on Monday as No. 7 Deer Isle-Stonington upended defending champion Schenck of East Millinocket 63-57 in a Class D boys North quarterfinal at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor.
Deer Isle-Stonington (13-6) advances to the semifinals for the first time since 2012 at 7 p.m. Thursday against No. 6 Easton (13-6), which upended No. 3 Van Buren 56-48 in Monday’s first quarterfinal.
No. 2 Schenck finished its season at 15-4.
Myles Brown, a junior guard who averaged nearly 25 points per game during the regular season, scored a game-high 23 points against Schenck. He scored 15 first-half points and added six in the fourth quarter, including 4 of 4 on free throws as coach Donald Allen’s Mariners made their free throws down the stretch.
Coleman Brown, a 6-foot-1 junior center, came on strong inside during the second half and finished with 22 points and 10 rebounds while anchoring a Deer Isle-Stonington defense that yielded few easy baskets after intermission.
“Teams usually adjust to Myles, but when they do it opens things up for Cole,” Allen said. “He’s very tough around the basket, and he only showed it a few times today but he gets well over the rim.”
Junior forward Tyrone Davis paced Schenck with 17 points. Senior guard Colby Hannan and junior guard Regan Currie added 12 points each.
“Tyrone Davis is a really good player and we had to cut down their opportunities for rebounds and execute our offense so we were getting quality shots as much as possible,” Allen said.
Myles Brown showed his versatility with a 3-pointer, a 10-foot runner and two free throws as DI-S built a 13-10 lead at the end of the first quarter, and.
Currie answered for Schenck with 10 second-quarter points, including two 3-pointers midway through the period, to help the Wolverines grab a 28-27 halftime edge.
Deer Isle-Stonington dominated the inside action in the third quarter, with Coleman Brown contributing nine points and five rebounds. The Mariners twice stretched their lead to six points, the second time at 42-36.
After Kaden Hannan scored twice to pull Schenck within 44-40, DI-S got a buzzer-beating runner from Nathan Thompson to close out the third quarter. Two more baskets — the second on an inadvertent tip-in by Schenck — rebuild an eight-point lead early in the fourth.
Schenck twice got within one point, the last time at 52-51 on a baseline move from Davis with less than three minutes left.
Coleman Brown drove for a three-point play to create some breathing room for the Mariners, who made 9 of 11 free throws over the final 2:17.