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Recap: Maine high school basketball tournament, Feb. 18

Joseph Cyr | Houlton Pioneer Times
Joseph Cyr | Houlton Pioneer Times
Reaching up high for the rebound is Calais' Kendra Stevens, middle, along with Penobscot Valley's Alexis Ireland and Holly Loring during Tuesday night's Class C North girls quarterfinal at the Cross Insurance Center.

Welcome to Day 7 of the Maine high school basketball tournament!

The tourney continues today with quarterfinal matches, as well as our first semifinal games of the year in Class B South.

Stay tuned here all day long for the latest game scores, stories and more.


Lindsay Putnam
February 18, 202010:56 pm

Winthrop girls beat Carrabec in C South quarterfinal


Lindsay Putnam
February 18, 202010:23 pm


Lindsay Putnam
February 18, 20209:57 pm

Stearns girls cruise past Central to advance to C North semifinal


Larry Mahoney
February 18, 20209:51 pm

Stearns cruises to 63-40 win over Central girls


Lindsay Putnam
February 18, 20209:46 pm


Larry Mahoney
February 18, 20209:37 pm

Stearns leads Central 54-31 after three


Lindsay Putnam
February 18, 20209:35 pm


Lindsay Putnam
February 18, 20209:22 pm

Maranacook boys advance to B South final with victory over Lake Region


Lindsay Putnam
February 18, 20209:15 pm

Larry Mahoney
February 18, 20209:14 pm

Stearns leading Central 36-22 at the half. Alisyn Alley has 11 points, sister Katherine has nine and Katie Kenyon also has nine. Emilee Cohen has 14 for Central.


Larry Mahoney
February 18, 20209:00 pm

Stearns girls leading Cental 21-7 after one 


Lindsay Putnam
February 18, 20208:54 pm

Old Orchard Beach girls top Richmond to advance to C South semis


Lindsay Putnam
February 18, 20208:39 pm


Lindsay Putnam
February 18, 20208:30 pm

Unbeaten Calais girls topple defending C North champ Penobscot Valley


Pete Warner
February 18, 20208:18 pm

Calais advances to the semifinals with a 51-33 victory over 2019 North champ Penobscot Valley


Lindsay Putnam
February 18, 20208:13 pm

Old Orchard is up 26-6 over Richmond at halftime


Pete Warner
February 18, 20208:03 pm

Eight minutes to play here at the Cross Center and Calais leads PVHS 42-24


Lindsay Putnam
February 18, 20208:01 pm

No. 1 Maranacook boys are up 13-9 over No. 5 Lake Region in B South semifinals after one quarter.


Lindsay Putnam
February 18, 20207:58 pm

No. 5 Old Orchard Beach girls lead No. 13 Richmond 16-3 in C South girls quarterfinal action.


Pete Warner
February 18, 20207:48 pm

Calais comes out and scores the first six points of the second half, eliciting a PVHS timeout with the Blue Devils leading 30-13 just 1:14 into the half


Lindsay Putnam
February 18, 20207:38 pm


Pete Warner
February 18, 20207:35 pm

PVHS sliced the deficit to four at one point, but Sophia McVicar’s 25-footer at the buzzer keeps Calais in front 24-13 at halftime


Lindsay Putnam
February 18, 20207:33 pm

Wells boys advance to B South finals with win over Cape Elizabeth


Pete Warner
February 18, 20207:29 pm

3:41 to play in the first half, Calais girls lead PVHS 13-5. The Howlers made their first shot at the 4:50 mark of the quarter, but have made two straight 3-pointers


Pete Warner
February 18, 20207:22 pm

It’s all Calais early in this one. The Blue Devils lead PVHS 10-0 after one quarter. Howlers 0-for-15 from the floor


Pete Warner
February 18, 20207:15 pm

Almost five minutes in and its Calais girls 4, Penobscot Valley 0. Blue Devils having some early foul issues


Lindsay Putnam
February 18, 20207:15 pm

Boothbay girls defeat Sacopee Valley in C South quarterfinals


Pete Warner
February 18, 20207:01 pm

Calais is 19-0 while the Howlers come in at 13-6. PVHS went several games without senior scoring leader Lexi Ireland, who suffered an ankle injury. She returned for their prelim game


Pete Warner
February 18, 20206:59 pm

We move into the evening session at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor, where it’s more Class C North girls quarterfinals. The next game pits undefeated Calais against defending North champion Penobscot Valley of Howland


Lindsay Putnam
February 18, 20206:32 pm


Lindsay Putnam
February 18, 20206:32 pm


Lindsay Putnam
February 18, 20206:19 pm


Lindsay Putnam
February 18, 20206:18 pm


Lindsay Putnam
February 18, 20205:48 pm


Lindsay Putnam
February 18, 20205:38 pm

Top seed Central Aroostook uses first-half run to eliminate Stearns boys in C North quarterfinals


Larry Mahoney
February 18, 20205:16 pm

Central Aroostook boys top Stearns 72-48


Ali Tobey
February 18, 20205:07 pm


Larry Mahoney
February 18, 20205:02 pm

Central Aroostook leading Stearns 55-36 with 5:36 left


Larry Mahoney
February 18, 20204:58 pm

Central Aroostook leads 51-34 after three vs. Stearns


Ali Tobey
February 18, 20204:55 pm

No. 11 Traip Academy girls are up 44-21 against No. 3 North Yarmouth Academy with eight minutes left


Ali Tobey
February 18, 20204:51 pm


Ali Tobey
February 18, 20204:42 pm

Freeport girls lead Yarmouth 29-28 after three quarters


Larry Mahoney
February 18, 20204:39 pm

Central Aroostook boys leading Stearns 38-23 after one half, Scored 21 unanswered points


Lindsay Putnam
February 18, 20204:34 pm

Central Aroostook leads Stearns 38-23 at the half


Lindsay Putnam
February 18, 20204:30 pm


Lindsay Putnam
February 18, 20204:30 pm


Lindsay Putnam
February 18, 20204:24 pm


Lindsay Putnam
February 18, 20204:03 pm


Lindsay Putnam
February 18, 20203:51 pm

George Stevens Academy boys top Fort Fairfield in C North quarterfinals


Pete Warner
February 18, 20203:34 pm

George Stevens punches its ticket to the semifinals with a 67-39 C North boys win over Fort Fairfield


Lindsay Putnam
February 18, 20203:28 pm

Wells girls top Maranacook to advance to B South finals


Pete Warner
February 18, 20203:20 pm

4:13 to play and its GSA 55, Fort Fairfield 22 in a C North boys qf


Pete Warner
February 18, 20203:15 pm

George Stevens Academy appears to be wearing down Fort Fairfield and now leads 53-28 with 5:31 remaining


Pete Warner
February 18, 20203:08 pm

GSA continues to extend its lead, thanks in part to its turnover-producing defense. Eagles lead Fort Fairfield 43-37 through three periods


Lindsay Putnam
February 18, 20203:03 pm


Pete Warner
February 18, 20203:03 pm

1:45 left in the third quarter GSA boys lead Fort Fairfield 39-27


Lindsay Putnam
February 18, 20202:52 pm


Pete Warner
February 18, 20202:42 pm

The Tigers committed 16 turnovers and the Eagles wound up with 10


Pete Warner
February 18, 20202:42 pm

A scrambly half comes to a close with George Stevens Academy leading the Fort Fairfield boys 26-18


Lindsay Putnam
February 18, 20202:35 pm

Maranacook failed to score in the second quarter


Lindsay Putnam
February 18, 20202:28 pm


Pete Warner
February 18, 20202:24 pm

A bit of a helter-skelter first quarter here at the Cross Center leaves George Stevens Academy leading Fort Fairfield 12-11 in a Class C North quarterfinal


Lindsay Putnam
February 18, 20202:15 pm

Wells takes an 8-2 lead midway through the first quarter against Maranacook


Lindsay Putnam
February 18, 20202:02 pm

Next up on the live blog:
–No. 4 George Stevens Acad. (17-2) vs. No. 5 Fort Fairfield (13-6) in C North boys quarterfinal play.
–No. 3 Wells (13-6) vs. No. 7 Maranacook (11-8) in B South girls semifinal play.


Lindsay Putnam
February 18, 20201:06 pm


Lindsay Putnam
February 18, 202012:45 pm

Dexter defeats Narraguagus in C North girls quarterfinal


Pete Warner
February 18, 202012:26 pm

Peyton Grant bounces in a 3-pointer as the horn sounds, giving the Dexter girls a 38-35 victory over Narraguagus in the Class C North quarterfinals


Pete Warner
February 18, 202012:17 pm

Narraguagus led by three, but now it’s all tied up 32-32 against Dexter in this Class C North quarterfinal girls matchup


Pete Warner
February 18, 202012:08 pm

Narraguagus uses a 1-3-1 half-court trap and 1-3-1 zone to disrupt Dexter’s flow. Knights have rallied to within 29-26 after three quarters


Pete Warner
February 18, 202011:59 am

A Peyton Grant 3-pointer early has Dexter leading Guagus 27-18 midway through the third quarter. Knights playing box-and-one, but Dexter is content to be super patient with a nine-point lead


Pete Warner
February 18, 202011:46 am

Dexter, which had five turnovers, shot 8-for-20 and hit four 3-pointers.


Pete Warner
February 18, 202011:46 am

Guagus shot 10-for-12 from the foul line in the half, but committed eight turnovers and shot only 4-for-15 from the floor


Pete Warner
February 18, 202011:42 am

Dexter is finding the 3-point shooting touch and leads Narraguagus 24-18 at halftime. The Tigers do have a bit of foul trouble.


Pete Warner
February 18, 202011:39 am

Dexter rattles off an 8-1 spurt and leads Narraguagus 21-16 with 1:32 left in the half


Pete Warner
February 18, 202011:28 am

First quarter comes to a close with Narraguagus leading the Dexter girls 9-8. Kaci Alley with four points for the Knights.


Pete Warner
February 18, 202011:17 am

Shaky start for Narraguagus with three turnovers on its first three possessions. Dexter leads 3-0, 90 seconds in


Lindsay Putnam
February 18, 202011:12 am

Central Aroostook girls outlast Fort Fairfield in C North quarterfinal


Lindsay Putnam
February 18, 202011:10 am


Pete Warner
February 18, 202011:10 am

Dexter has rattled off 10 straight wins since starting the season 4-4. Guagus’ only two losses came against undefeated Calais


Pete Warner
February 18, 202011:08 am

The Class C schools have taken over the Cross Insurance Center. We’re on to Game 2, the Girls 2-7 matchup between Dexter and Narraguagus


Joseph Cyr
February 18, 202010:24 am

Girls Class C North quarterfinal: End of third quarter, No. 6 Central Aroostook clings to a 28-23 lead over No. 3 Fort Fairfield.


Joseph Cyr
February 18, 20209:58 am

Girls Class C North quarterfinal: No. 6 Central Aroostook 20, No. 3 Fort Fairfield 14 at the half.


Joseph Cyr
February 18, 20209:46 am

Girls Class C North quarterfinal: No. 6 Central Aroostook leads No. 3 Fort Fairfield 10-6 end of the first quarter.


Lindsay Putnam
February 18, 20209:32 am

Welcome to Day 7 of the Maine high school basketball tournament. Here’s the full schedule for Tuesday’s games:

Tuesday’s schedule for the Maine high school basketball tournament


Joseph Cyr
February 18, 20209:31 am

Girls Class C North Quarterfinal: No. 3 Fort Fairfield (16-2) versus No. 6 Central Aroostook  (14-4) coming up at the Cross Insurance Center.


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