March 29, 2020
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Gardiner girls top Skowhegan for A North title-game berth

Josh O'Donnell | BDN
Josh O'Donnell | BDN
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.

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.

Josh O'Donnell | BDN
Josh O'Donnell | BDN
Gardiner's Bailey Poore (33) shooting over Skowhegan's Jaycie Christopher
Josh O'Donnell | BDN
Josh O'Donnell | BDN
Bailey Poore (33) of Gardiner shoots from the perimeter over Skowhegan's Callaway LePage (31)

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

Josh O'Donnell | BDN
Josh O'Donnell | BDN
Skowhegan Head Coach Michael LeBlanc
Josh O'Donnell | BDN
Josh O'Donnell | BDN
Skowhegan #24 Hailey Paquet on a fast break. Skowhegan finishes the season with a 10-10 record.

The Indians wound up 10-10.

Josh O'Donnell | BDN
Josh O'Donnell | BDN
Jaycie Christopher of Skowhegan dribbles around Gardiner's Margaret Bell (12) toward the basket.
Josh O'Donnell | BDN
Josh O'Donnell | BDN
Emma Duffy (22) looks to push past Jaycie Stevens (24) of Gardiner.

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

Josh O'Donnell | BDN
Josh O'Donnell | BDN
Lizzy Gruber of Gardiner looks to block Callaway LePage's shot attempt.
Josh O'Donnell | BDN
Josh O'Donnell | BDN
Skowhegan guard Jaycie Christopher shoots a free throw.

 


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