Gardiner's Bailey Poore takes a shot over Skowhegan's Jaycie Christopher in the Class A North semifinals at the Augusta Civic Center on Wednesday. Credit: Josh O'Donnell | BDN

Second-seeded Gardiner punched its ticket to the regional title game on Wednesday afternoon, posting a 41-34 Class A North girls basketball victory over No. 6 Skowhegan at the Augusta Civic Center.

Credit: Josh O'Donnell
Credit: Josh O'Donnell

The Tigers advance to play No. 1 Hampden Academy in Friday’s 6 p.m. championship game in Augusta.

Credit: Josh O'Donnell
Credit: Josh O'Donnell

The Indians wound up 10-10.

Credit: Josh O'Donnell
Credit: Josh O'Donnell

Gardiner had won the regular-season meeting 54-40.

Credit: Josh O'Donnell
Credit: Josh O'Donnell
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Pete Warner

Pete is a Bangor native who graduated from Bangor High School, Class of 1980. He earned a B.S. in Journalism (Advertising) from the University of Maine in 1986. He has been a full-time member of the Bangor...