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Recap: Maine high school basketball tournament, Feb. 19

Joseph Cyr | Houlton Pioneer Times
Joseph Cyr | Houlton Pioneer Times
Lunging for the ball are a quartet of players including Washington Academy's Li-Yu Huang, right, and Ellwsorth's Austin Harris, left, during Wednesday night's Class B North semifinal at the Cross Insurance Center.

Welcome to Day 8 of the Maine high school basketball tournament!

Today includes the last day of quarterfinal action, while many divisions will move on to the semifinals in hopes of clinching a spot in the regional finals.

Stay tuned here today for the latest game scores, stories and more throughout the day.


Lindsay Putnam
February 19, 202010:22 pm

Hampden boys come from behind to defeat Brewer, advance to A North finals


Ernie Clark
February 19, 202010:01 pm

Final, Hampden 54, Brewer 52


Lindsay Putnam
February 19, 202010:00 pm

Defending B North champ Caribou boys cruise past Old Town


Ernie Clark
February 19, 20209:49 pm

Brewer 50, Hampden 47, 4:18 left 4Q.


Pete Warner
February 19, 20209:48 pm

Caribou closes it out, beating Old Town 73-32 to advance to the Class B North final against Ellsworth on Saturday afternoon


Ernie Clark
February 19, 20209:42 pm

End 3Q, Brewer leads Hampden 47-44.


Pete Warner
February 19, 20209:32 pm

Caribou is dominating the rebounding and Old Town went 1-for-14 from the field in the third quarter. The Vikings are eight minutes away from another trip to the title game, leading 57-23


Pete Warner
February 19, 20209:27 pm

A ragged first three minutes to open the second half, but three quick baskets help Caribou push out to a 50-23 lead over Old Town. 2:40 left in the period


Ernie Clark
February 19, 20209:23 pm

Dylan Huff with a buzzer-beating 3 as Brewer holds a 33-27 halftime lead over Hampden.


Lindsay Putnam
February 19, 20209:18 pm

Undefeated South Portland boys advance to AA South finals with win over Gorham


Pete Warner
February 19, 20209:16 pm

Caribou shot 9-for-15 in the period and 16-for-27 (59 percent) in the half. The Vikes were 6-for-10 from the 3-point arc.


Lindsay Putnam
February 19, 20209:12 pm

York boys survive threat from Greely to advance to A South finals


Ernie Clark
February 19, 20209:12 pm

Correction, first quarter score was Brewer 20-19, teams now tied at 22-22 three minutes into second quarter.


Pete Warner
February 19, 20209:11 pm

Brigman attempted one shot in Caribou’s quarterfinal win over MDI


Pete Warner
February 19, 20209:11 pm

Sophomore Michael Brigman knocks down five 3-pointers in the second quarter to help Caribou extend its lead to 44-21 over Old Town at the half. 


Ernie Clark
February 19, 20209:06 pm

End 1Q, Brewer 20, Hampden 19, Colby Smith 12 for Brewer, T.J. Henaghen nine for HA.


Pete Warner
February 19, 20209:04 pm

3:05 left in the first half and the Caribou boys lead Old Town 30-16. 


Pete Warner
February 19, 20208:56 pm

Caribou and Old Town play a quick first quarter and the Vikings lead the Class B North boys semifinal 17-10


Lindsay Putnam
February 19, 20208:55 pm


Lindsay Putnam
February 19, 20208:54 pm


Ernie Clark
February 19, 20208:48 pm

Next in Augusta, No. 1 Hampden boys vs. No. Brewer.


Lindsay Putnam
February 19, 20208:42 pm

Cony boys outmatch Medomak Valley to advance to A North finals


Ernie Clark
February 19, 20208:31 pm

Final: Cony 77, Medomak Valley 52, McCormick 29 for Cony.


Lindsay Putnam
February 19, 20208:29 pm

Ellsworth registers convincing win over Washington Academy in B North boys semifinal


Lindsay Putnam
February 19, 20208:23 pm


Lindsay Putnam
February 19, 20208:23 pm


Lindsay Putnam
February 19, 20208:17 pm

Some great action shots today from BDN photographer Linda Coan O’Kresik at the Cross Insurance Center




Lindsay Putnam
February 19, 20208:13 pm


Lindsay Putnam
February 19, 20208:12 pm


Ernie Clark
February 19, 20208:08 pm

End 3Q, Cony 61, Medomak Valley 39


Larry Mahoney
February 19, 20208:02 pm

Ellsworth takes 44-27 lead into fourth against Washington Academy in B North semifinal


Lindsay Putnam
February 19, 20207:42 pm

Thornton Academy boys beat Bonny Eagle in AA South semis


Larry Mahoney
February 19, 20207:37 pm

Ellsworth leads 36-14 over Washington Academy at the half


Ernie Clark
February 19, 20207:37 pm

Half, McCormick with 16 as Cony leads Medomak Valley 40-27.


Larry Mahoney
February 19, 20207:31 pm

Ellsworth 30 WA 11 2:57 to go in half


Lindsay Putnam
February 19, 20207:28 pm

Falmouth boys upset Kennebunk to advance to A South finals


Larry Mahoney
February 19, 20207:28 pm

Ellsworth 21-11 over WA boys


Lindsay Putnam
February 19, 20207:20 pm


Larry Mahoney
February 19, 20207:20 pm

Ellsworth leading 17-7 after one


Lindsay Putnam
February 19, 20207:15 pm


Ernie Clark
February 19, 20207:15 pm

End 1Q: Cony 14, Medomak Valley 12


Larry Mahoney
February 19, 20207:13 pm

Ellsworth boys leading Washington Academy 8-1


Lindsay Putnam
February 19, 20207:11 pm


Pete Warner
February 19, 20207:07 pm

A sophomore student from Washington Academy just sang the Star Spangled Banner and he was AMAZING!


Lindsay Putnam
February 19, 20207:04 pm


Lindsay Putnam
February 19, 20207:04 pm


Lindsay Putnam
February 19, 20207:02 pm


Pete Warner
February 19, 20207:00 pm

We’re into the final session of the Class B North semifinals with the boys matchups. Ellsworth and Washington Academy set to square off in the 7 p.m. game at the Cross Insurance Center.


Ali Tobey
February 19, 20206:59 pm


Lindsay Putnam
February 19, 20206:59 pm

Two big games coming up next on the live blog:

No. 2 Cony (15-4) vs. No. 3 Medomak Valley (16-3) in A North boys semifinals
No. 2 Ellsworth (16-3) vs. No. 3 Washington Acad. (14-5) in B North boys semifinals


Ali Tobey
February 19, 20206:53 pm


Ali Tobey
February 19, 20206:50 pm


Ernie Clark
February 19, 20206:49 pm

Upcoming: Class A boys semifinal No. 1: #2 Cony vs. #3 Medomak Valley.


Ernie Clark
February 19, 20206:48 pm

Final: Hampden girls 45, Lawrence 35. Hampden to play Gardiner in Friday’s Class A North girls basketball final.


Ali Tobey
February 19, 20206:45 pm


Ali Tobey
February 19, 20206:34 pm


Ali Tobey
February 19, 20206:33 pm


Ali Tobey
February 19, 20206:18 pm

The Kennebunk boys lead Falmouth 15-8 at the end of the first quarter.


Ali Tobey
February 19, 20206:17 pm

Thornton Academy has taken a commanding lead after the first quarter. They lead Bonny Eagle 19-6.


Ali Tobey
February 19, 20206:13 pm


Ali Tobey
February 19, 20206:09 pm


Ali Tobey
February 19, 20205:50 pm

There are two semifinal games tipping off at 6 p.m.

–No.2 Kennebunk (16-3) vs. No.3 Falmouth (15-4) in A South boys

–No. 2 Thornton Academy (16-3) vs. No.3 Bonny Eagle (12-7) in AA South boys 


Ali Tobey
February 19, 20205:12 pm

Edward Little boys top Windham to return to AA North regional final


Ali Tobey
February 19, 20205:11 pm

Greely girls hold off Gray-New Gloucester in OT to advance to A South finals


Lindsay Putnam
February 19, 20205:02 pm

Top seed Hermon beats Old Town to reach B North final


Ali Tobey
February 19, 20204:59 pm


Lindsay Putnam
February 19, 20204:58 pm

Hampden girls defeat Lawrence to return to A North finals


Ali Tobey
February 19, 20204:55 pm


Pete Warner
February 19, 20204:50 pm

Hermon advances to the Class B North girls semifinals with a 47-34 victory over Old Town


Lindsay Putnam
February 19, 20204:49 pm


Ali Tobey
February 19, 20204:48 pm

Edward Little leads Windham 38-35 at the end of the third


Ali Tobey
February 19, 20204:47 pm


Ali Tobey
February 19, 20204:45 pm


Pete Warner
February 19, 20204:41 pm

The winner of this one draws a tough matchup against the relentless Waterville girls, who are adept at creating turnovers and turning them into offense


Pete Warner
February 19, 20204:41 pm

3:09 left and Hermon holds a 10-point lead over the Old Town girls, 42-32


Ali Tobey
February 19, 20204:40 pm


Ali Tobey
February 19, 20204:36 pm


Pete Warner
February 19, 20204:36 pm

Old Town had it down to seven, but Charlotte Caron’s 3 pushes Hermon’s lead back to 39-27 with 5:28 remaining


Ali Tobey
February 19, 20204:35 pm


Lindsay Putnam
February 19, 20204:34 pm


Lindsay Putnam
February 19, 20204:34 pm


Pete Warner
February 19, 20204:31 pm

The Old Town girls end the third period with seven unanswered points, trimming Hermon’s lead to 34-25 with a B North finals berth on the line


Pete Warner
February 19, 20204:27 pm

Old Town manages a 6-1 run but Hermon leads 34-22 with 2:10 left in the third quarter


Lindsay Putnam
February 19, 20204:27 pm


Ali Tobey
February 19, 20204:23 pm


Lindsay Putnam
February 19, 20204:22 pm


Pete Warner
February 19, 20204:20 pm

Three minutes into the second half, Old Town takes a timeout as Hermon pushes its lead to 31-12


Ali Tobey
February 19, 20204:13 pm


Lindsay Putnam
February 19, 20204:07 pm


Ali Tobey
February 19, 20204:06 pm

Fourth-seeded Windham leads No.1 Edward Little 12-9 at the end of the first quarter 


Pete Warner
February 19, 20204:04 pm

We have reached halftime at the Cross Center and the Hermon girls lead Old Town 24-12 looking to earn a spot in Saturday’s B North title game


Lindsay Putnam
February 19, 20204:02 pm


Ali Tobey
February 19, 20203:57 pm

At the end of the first quarter, Greely girls lead Gray-New Gloucester 13-7 in A South semis


Lindsay Putnam
February 19, 20203:51 pm

Just to recap, here is the lineup of games that were scheduled to start at 330. We’ll be bringing you score updates as they come in:

–No. 1 Hampden Acad. (18-1) vs. No. 4 Lawrence (12-7) in A North girls semifinals
–No. 1 Hermon (18-1) vs. No. 4 Old Town (14-5) in B North girls semifinals
–No. 1 Edward Little (17-2) vs. No. 4 Windham (8-11) in AA North boys semifinals
–No. 1 Greely (18-1) vs. No. 4 Gray-New Gloucester (13-6) in A South girls semifinals


Pete Warner
February 19, 20203:50 pm

Hermon’s size is controlling the paint and the Hawks lead Old Town 15-7 after one quarter at the Cross Center. Class B semifinals


Lindsay Putnam
February 19, 20203:49 pm


Troy R. Bennett
February 19, 20203:42 pm

PDeering High School’s Askar Houssein drives around Bangor High School’s Andrew Swez in the Maine Class AA semifinal boys basketball game against at the Cross Insurance Arena in Portland on Tuesday.  Houssein lead all scorers with 29 points. [photo by Troy R. Bennett | BDN]


Pete Warner
February 19, 20203:42 pm

Hawks and Coyotes playing for the third time this season


Pete Warner
February 19, 20203:42 pm

Hermon scores the first eight points of the game, eliciting an Old Town timeout 


Troy R. Bennett
February 19, 20203:36 pm


Deering High School players celebrate after beating Bangor High School in the Maine Class AA semifinal boys basketball game against at the Cross Insurance Arena in Portland on Tuesday. [photo by Troy R. Bennett | BDN]


Ernie Clark
February 19, 20203:29 pm

Final, Deering 57, Bangor 51


Ali Tobey
February 19, 20203:28 pm

Gardiner girls top Skowhegan for A North title-game berth


Ali Tobey
February 19, 20203:27 pm

Marshwood girls take down Falmouth in A South semis


Lindsay Putnam
February 19, 20203:23 pm

Waterville girls advance past Presque Isle to Class B North final


Ernie Clark
February 19, 20203:22 pm

Deering 54, Bangor 49, 37.6 seconds left.


Ernie Clark
February 19, 20203:22 pm

Deering 45, Bangor 40, 2:57 left.


Larry Mahoney
February 19, 20203:19 pm

Waterville beats Presque  Isle 54-38


Ali Tobey
February 19, 20203:13 pm

Gardiner defeats Skowhegan 41-34 to advance to the A North girls final 


Ali Tobey
February 19, 20203:01 pm


Ernie Clark
February 19, 20202:57 pm

Upset alert: Deering 37, Bangor 33, end 3Q.


Larry Mahoney
February 19, 20202:57 pm

Waterville leading 43-28 after three


Troy R. Bennett
February 19, 20202:55 pm

Deering High School’s Jesse Kamalandu controls the ball under the basket during the Maine Class AA semifinal boys basketball game against Bangor High School at the Cross Insurance Arena in Portland on Tuesday. [photo byTroy R. Bennett | BDN]


Ali Tobey
February 19, 20202:54 pm


Ali Tobey
February 19, 20202:51 pm

Gardiner is ahead of Skowhegan 23-19 at the end of the third quarter


Lindsay Putnam
February 19, 20202:48 pm

Some photos from the Bangor boys vs. Deering game at the Cross Insurance Arena in Portland by BDN photographer Troy R. Bennett. Bangor leads 21-17 at the half!


Ali Tobey
February 19, 20202:38 pm

Marshwood leads Falmouth 15-9 at halftime. 


Larry Mahoney
February 19, 20202:34 pm

Waterville leading Presque Isle 31-20 at the half. Maddie Martin has 12 points for Waterville and Jayda Murray has 10. Libby Moreau’s eight points is tops for Presque Isle.


Ernie Clark
February 19, 20202:34 pm

Keegan Cyr leads Bangor with 6, Aksar Houssein 15 of Deering’s 17 points.


Larry Mahoney
February 19, 20202:33 pm

Waterville leading Presque Isle 20-13


Ernie Clark
February 19, 20202:32 pm

Half, Bangor 21, Deering 17.


Ernie Clark
February 19, 20202:32 pm

End 1Q, Bangor 13, Deering 12


Ali Tobey
February 19, 20202:30 pm

At the half: No. 2 Gardiner and No. 6 Skowhegan are tied 12-12 


Ali Tobey
February 19, 20202:28 pm


Larry Mahoney
February 19, 20202:27 pm

Waterville girls leading Presque Isle 24-14 in 2nd


Lindsay Putnam
February 19, 20202:24 pm


Lindsay Putnam
February 19, 20202:22 pm

Waterville is up 20-13 over Presque Isle at the end of the first quarter.


Ali Tobey
February 19, 20202:20 pm

Falmouth leads Marshwood 6-3 in girls A South semis 


Lindsay Putnam
February 19, 20202:20 pm


Lindsay Putnam
February 19, 20202:20 pm

Bangor boys lead Deering 13-12 at the end of the first quarter in the AA North semifinals


Ali Tobey
February 19, 20202:15 pm

Gardiner leads Skowhegan 10-6 at the end of the first quarter


Lindsay Putnam
February 19, 20202:13 pm


Lindsay Putnam
February 19, 20201:23 pm

Tourney actions returns at 2 p.m. with a full slate of games:

–No. 2 Bangor (16-3) vs. No. 3 Deering (14-5) in Class AA North boys semifinals, at the Cross Insurance Arena in Portland
–No. 2 Gardiner (16-3) vs. No. 6 Skowhegan (10-9) in Class A North girls semifinals, at the Augusta Civic Center
–No. 2 Waterville (18-1) vs. No. 3 Presque Isle (16-3) in Class B North girls semifinals, at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor
–No. 3 Marshwood 58 (16-3) vs. No. 7 Falmouth (12-7) in Class A South girls semifinals, at the Portland Expo


Lindsay Putnam
February 19, 20201:19 pm

Preview and predictions for today’s A North girls semifinals:

Hampden, Gardiner favored in A North girls semifinals


Lindsay Putnam
February 19, 20201:18 pm

Preview and predictions for today’s A North boys semifinals:

Anything could happen in A North boys semifinals


Lindsay Putnam
February 19, 20201:18 pm

These are the top photos from the state basketball tourney quarterfinals


Lindsay Putnam
February 19, 202012:52 pm

Forest Hills boys to defend D South title after semifinal win over Temple


Lindsay Putnam
February 19, 202012:41 pm

Dexter boys stay undefeated with C North quarterfinal victory over Central


Pete Warner
February 19, 202012:33 pm

A late 3-pointer misses and Dexter hangs on to beat Central 39-36


Pete Warner
February 19, 202012:30 pm

Richards makes one of two at the line. Dexter up 39-36. Central has the ball in the frontcourt and calls timeout. 9.0 to play


Lindsay Putnam
February 19, 202012:29 pm


Pete Warner
February 19, 202012:28 pm

Nathan Richards misses both ends of a double bonus, but teammate Parke Ponte ties up the rebound to keep possession with Dexter. Tigers call timeout leading 38-36 and 21.9 seconds left


Pete Warner
February 19, 202012:26 pm

Scott Ferrie scores from down low for Central, cuts Dexter’s lead to 38-36 with 40.6 seconds left


Pete Warner
February 19, 202012:21 pm

With Parke Ponte at the foul line for a bonus, Dexter coach Peter Murray calls a timeout with his team leading Central 35-33. Only 1:29 to play


Pete Warner
February 19, 202012:19 pm

2:01 to play in Bangor, Dexter leads Central 35-33


Pete Warner
February 19, 202012:15 pm

3:22 left in the game, Central boys 33, Dexter 31


Lindsay Putnam
February 19, 202012:10 pm


Pete Warner
February 19, 202012:06 pm

Eight minutes remaining at the Cross Center, Central boys lead Dexter 28-26


Pete Warner
February 19, 202012:01 pm

1:44 left in the third, Central boys 28, Dexter 24


Lindsay Putnam
February 19, 202011:56 am


Pete Warner
February 19, 202011:56 am

Dexter 9-for-31 from the floor. Central 10-for-27


Pete Warner
February 19, 202011:55 am

4:24 left in the third quarter, Central boys 24, Dexter 22


Pete Warner
February 19, 202011:48 am

Dexter owns two regular-season victories over Central: 60-45 on Jan. 10 at Dexter and 63-46 on Feb. 4 at Corinth


Pete Warner
February 19, 202011:41 am

Could well be an upset in the making at the Cross Insurance Center. Central of Corinth takes a 23-19 lead into the locker room at halftime against undefeated Dexter. The Red Devils are successfully attacking the basket, while the Tigers have shot poorly


Lindsay Putnam
February 19, 202011:37 am

Up next in Augusta: No. 1 Forest Hills (19-0) vs. No. 4 Temple Acad. (9-10) in Class D South boys semifinals.


Pete Warner
February 19, 202011:26 am

Central takes the early lead here in Bangor, using its transition attack to take a 12-8 lead over unbeaten Dexter after one quarter


Lindsay Putnam
February 19, 202011:16 am

Greenville boys upset Rangeley to advance to D South finals


Lindsay Putnam
February 19, 202011:07 am


Pete Warner
February 19, 202011:05 am

And just like that, we have arrived at the end of the Class C North quarterfinals. The unbeaten Dexter boys (18-0) take on No. 7 Central of Corinth (13-6) for the remaining slot in Friday’s 8:30 p.m. semifinal against Fort Kent


Lindsay Putnam
February 19, 202011:00 am

Fort Kent boys nip Mattanawcook Academy in C quarterfinal


Lindsay Putnam
February 19, 202010:55 am


Joseph Cyr
February 19, 202010:54 am

Final Score: Fort Kent 63, Mattanawcook Academy 48.


Lindsay Putnam
February 19, 202010:49 am


Joseph Cyr
February 19, 202010:29 am

Fort Kent comes roaring back to take a 45-37 lead after three against Mattanawcook Academy.


Lindsay Putnam
February 19, 202010:28 am


Lindsay Putnam
February 19, 202010:13 am


Lindsay Putnam
February 19, 202010:13 am

We’ll be posting score updates for today’s 10 a.m. game, No. 3 Greenville boys (10-9) vs. No. 2 Rangeley (16-3) in the Class D South semifinals.


Joseph Cyr
February 19, 202010:06 am

Game of runs here in Bangor. Mattanawcook scores nine unanswered to start second half. Back and forth game. MA leads 27-25 over Fort Kent at the half.


Joseph Cyr
February 19, 20209:50 am

No. 3 Fort Kent with a 10-0 run to start, but No. 6 Mattanawcook scored seven straight of its own. Fort Kent leads 13-7 end of first quarter.


Joseph Cyr
February 19, 20209:28 am

Boys Class C North Quarterfinal: No. 3 Fort Kent (16-3) vs. No. 6 Mattanawcook (10-9) coming up at 9:30 a.m. from the Cross Center. Two final quarterfinal games this morning then its on to the semifinals.


Lindsay Putnam
February 19, 20209:22 am

Another day, another round of the high school tournament. Here’s a look at today’s full schedule:

Wednesday’s schedule for the Maine high school basketball tournament


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