March 27, 2020
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Rangeley boys outlast Vinalhaven to advance to D South semifinals

Troy R. Bennett | BDN
Troy R. Bennett | BDN

The Rangeley Lakers earned a Class D North boys quarterfinal victory on Monday, beating Vinalhaven 53-46 at the Augusta Civic Center.

Second-seeded Rangeley (16-3), which beat the Vikings twice during the regular season, advances to take on Greenville in a 10 a.m. semifinal game on Wednesday.

Vinalhaven finished the campaign with a 7-12 record.

Vinalhaven got off to a hot start behind Joe Hopkins but Rangeley battled back behind the 33-point performance of Kenny Thompson to score its third win of the season over the Vikings.

Hopkins, a senior swingman, scored nine of his team-high 20 points in the first quarter as Vinalhaven moved out to a 13-10 lead.

Thompson, a 6-foot-3 junior guard, answered with 14 points in the second quarter as Rangeley rallied to take a 30-23 halftime lead, then added 15 second-half points to help the Lakers keep Vinalhaven at bay.

Nolan Boone added 14 points for Rangeley.

Hunter Ames added eight points for Vinalhaven.

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