Adam Ethier scored six of his 18 points to fuel a third-quarter surge that helped lead third-seeded Greenville to a 51-46 victory No. 2 Rangeley on Wednesday in a Class D South semifinal at the Augusta Civic Center.
Greenville (11-9) plays top seed and defending state champion Forest Hills of Jackman, a 54-39 winner over Temple Academy of Waterville on Wednesday, in Saturday’s 2:45 p.m. regional championship contest in Augusta.
Second seed Rangeley finished the season at 16-4.
Greenville led by a point at halftime, but outscored Rangeley 16-10 in the third quarter to stretch its lead.
Cauden Harmon paced the winners with 19 points, which included six points in the fourth quarter on 4-for-6 foul shooting. Jake Morehouse added seven points for Greenville, which outscored Rangeley 8-2 at the foul line.
Nolan Boone led Rangeley with 19 points and Kenny Thompson tossed in 13 points.
Greenville, which won the state championship in 2018, dropped both regular-season meetings against Forest Hills. The Tigers won 60-58 and 91-60.