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Recap: Maine high school basketball tournament, Feb. 21

Joseph Cyr | Houlton Pioneer Times
Joseph Cyr | Houlton Pioneer Times
The Easton bench erupts in jubilation after beating Deer Isle-Stonington Thursday evening in a Class C North semifinal at the Cross Insurance Center.

Welcome to Day 10 of the Maine high school basketball tournament!

While one class finishes up the final semifinals of the tourney, six teams will be crowned regional champions and move on to the state finals.

Follow along here for the latest game scores, stories and more.


Pete Warner
February 21, 202010:09 pm

Eden Paradis’ desperation 3 front rims at the buzzer and unbeaten Dexter hangs on to beat Fort Kent 55-52


Pete Warner
February 21, 202010:08 pm

And they’ve put 1.9 seconds back on the board


Pete Warner
February 21, 202010:08 pm

Parker Ponte, all alone on the right wing, buries a 3-pointer with 2.7 seconds left to give Dexter a 55-52 lead. Unknown how much time is on the clock,which shows 0.0


Pete Warner
February 21, 202010:06 pm

Jace Rocheleau’s not done yet. His 3 gets Fort Kent back within 52-50 with 1:00 still on the clock


Pete Warner
February 21, 202010:02 pm

Dexter, up five, trying to bleed the clock and play keep-away. Tigers lead Fort Kent 52-47


Pete Warner
February 21, 20209:58 pm

Nathan Richards has 29 points for Dexter


Pete Warner
February 21, 20209:58 pm

Dexter has settled into a good rhythm at both ends. Fort Kent appears tired and can’t get even close-range shots to fall. The Tigers lead 52-45 with 4:51 left


Pete Warner
February 21, 20209:51 pm

Dexter gaining traction as Fort Kent’s energy seems to be fading a bit. The Tigers lead 46-41 through three quarters


Pete Warner
February 21, 20209:46 pm

1:17 remaining in the third quarter. Fort Kent and Dexter are tied 41-all


Natalie Williams
February 21, 20209:43 pm

York boys beat Falmouth in Class A South regional final


Pete Warner
February 21, 20209:38 pm

Dexter responds with a 10-0 burst and now leads Fort Kent 38-36, 5:07 left in the third quarter


Natalie Williams
February 21, 20209:37 pm

Final score: York defeats Falmouth 52-34.


Pete Warner
February 21, 20209:33 pm

Fort Kent scores five quick points in the third quarter and Dexter calls timeout trailing 36-28


Natalie Williams
February 21, 20209:30 pm

With two minutes left, York leads Falmouth 48-31. 


Pete Warner
February 21, 20209:22 pm

Since Dexter held teams to 33.-something points per game this season, the 31 first-half points by the Warriors might be the most in a half against the Tigers all season


Pete Warner
February 21, 20209:22 pm

It’s halftime here at the Cross Center. No. 3 Fort Kent leads No. 2 Dexter 31-28


Natalie Williams
February 21, 20209:19 pm

Hampden Academy boys beat Cony in Class A North regional final


Pete Warner
February 21, 20209:16 pm

3:08 left in the first half, Fort Kent leads Dexter 24-18


Ernie Clark
February 21, 20209:10 pm

Final, Hampden 52, Cony 50.


Pete Warner
February 21, 20209:06 pm

Fort Kent boys clearly not intimidated by unbeaten Dexter. The Warriors are dictating a quick tempo and lead this C North semifinal 17-9 after a quarter


Natalie Williams
February 21, 20209:01 pm

At halftime Falmouth leads York 22-18.


Ernie Clark
February 21, 20208:48 pm

End 3Q, Cony 38, Hampden 32


Pete Warner
February 21, 20208:47 pm

The North semifinals in Bangor come to a close with the next game. It’s No. 2 Dexter against No. 3 Fort Kent for the right to play Central Aroostook in the Class C North championship game tomorrow night


Natalie Williams
February 21, 20208:38 pm

Central Aroostook beats George Stevens Academy in OT to reach C North final


Pete Warner
February 21, 20208:28 pm

Central Aroostook ends George Stevens Academy’s four-year stranglehold on the Class C North boys basketball title, beating the Eagles 60-58 in overtime


Ernie Clark
February 21, 20208:25 pm

Half, Hampden 23, Cony 23, Dearborn 15 for Cony, Andy Raye eight for Hampden.


Pete Warner
February 21, 20208:18 pm

GSA is a tad shorthanded as Milos Sujica, who was having a terrific game, fouled out with three minutes left in regulation


Pete Warner
February 21, 20208:17 pm

Caden Mattson’s long 3 attempt from the top bounces out and we’re heading to overtime tied at 55


Pete Warner
February 21, 20208:17 pm

Central Aroostook turns it over and GSA gets the ball. CAHS foul. No bonus yet. GSA ball in the frontcourt 2.4 seconds left


Natalie Williams
February 21, 20208:16 pm

Up next in Portland, No. 1 York takes on No. 3 Falmouth in the Class A South boys final. 


Pete Warner
February 21, 20208:15 pm

It’s a barn-burner here at the Cross Center. 4.0 seconds left, Central Aroostook ball. Game with GSA tied 55-55


Ernie Clark
February 21, 20208:05 pm

End 1Q, Hampden 12, Cony 7, Cony 3-19 from the field.


Ernie Clark
February 21, 20207:59 pm

Hampden boys lead Cony 8-5, 3:14 left 1Q.


Natalie Williams
February 21, 20207:57 pm

Marshwood girls upset Greely in Class A South regional final


Joseph Cyr
February 21, 20207:56 pm

End of third quarter: Central Aroostook clings to a 42-37 lead over George Stevens Academy.


Natalie Williams
February 21, 20207:50 pm

Marshwood defeats Greely 47-44 in the Class A South girls basketball finals. It’s the Hawks’ first regional title since 1995.

They will play Hampden Academy in next week’s state game. 


Natalie Williams
February 21, 20207:36 pm

Hampden Academy girls edge Gardiner to win third straight A North title


Joseph Cyr
February 21, 20207:33 pm

Halftime: Central Aroostook leads George Stevens Academy 30-22.


Ernie Clark
February 21, 20207:19 pm

Alydia Brillant with 15 points as Hampden defeats Gardiner 43-37 to win its third straight Class A North girls basketball championship.


Joseph Cyr
February 21, 20207:18 pm

CA’s Jacob Carvell with nine points leads all players.


Joseph Cyr
February 21, 20207:18 pm

End of 1st Quarter: Central Aroostook leads George Stevens Academy 15-13 in Class C North semifinal.


Hailey Bryant
February 21, 20207:00 pm

Marshwood leads 24-19 at halftime.


Hailey Bryant
February 21, 20206:56 pm

Greely still trails behind Marshwood at 20-16.


Ernie Clark
February 21, 20206:53 pm

End 3Q, Hampden leads Gardiner 31-28.


Hailey Bryant
February 21, 20206:52 pm

Marshwood leads 18-13 with five minutes left in the first half.


Hailey Bryant
February 21, 20206:44 pm

Marshwood holds onto a 13-10 lead against Greely at the start of the second quarter.


Hailey Bryant
February 21, 20206:38 pm

Marshwood leads 7-2 over Greely in the first quarter.


Ernie Clark
February 21, 20206:30 pm

Half, Gardiner 19, Hampden 17. Gruber three fouls for Gardiner.


Joseph Cyr
February 21, 20206:29 pm

Class C North semifinal: No. 1 Central Aroostook (15-4) versus No. 4 George Stevens Academy (18-2) coming up from the Cross Insurance Center.


Ernie Clark
February 21, 20206:14 pm

End 1Q, Gardiner 8, Hampden 4


Ernie Clark
February 21, 20205:42 pm

Coming up at 6: No. 1 Hampden vs. No. 2 Gardiner for the Class A North girls basketball championship.


Hailey Bryant
February 21, 20205:08 pm

Maranacook boys beat Wells for the Class B South spot in state championship


Hailey Bryant
February 21, 20205:03 pm

Stearns girls overcome previously unbeaten Calais to reach C North final


Pete Warner
February 21, 20205:00 pm

Stearns limits Calais to 17 second-half points and pulls away for a 52-42 victory to earn a spot in Saturday’s 7 p.m. regional final against Central Aroostook


Hailey Bryant
February 21, 20204:58 pm

Maranacook leads 52-41 with two minutes left in the Class B south boys final.


Pete Warner
February 21, 20204:51 pm

Stearns has gone into bleed the clock mode. The Minutemen lead Calais 47-40 with 1:45 to play. The Alley sisters have gotten into the offensive flow this period, including two 3’s by Alisyn


Hailey Bryant
February 21, 20204:51 pm

Maranacook leads Wells 50-37 with 4 and a half minutes left.


Hailey Bryant
February 21, 20204:43 pm

At the start of the fourth quarter, Maranacook leads Wells 42-34 in the Class B South boys final.


Pete Warner
February 21, 20204:43 pm

5:40 remaining and Stearns clings to a 37-35 lead over Calais


Pete Warner
February 21, 20204:39 pm

Annalys Robinson scored nine points for Stearns in the period


Hailey Bryant
February 21, 20204:38 pm

Maranacook leads Wells 34-28 with three minutes left in the third quarter.


Pete Warner
February 21, 20204:38 pm

Stearns made its move and led by seven, but it’s now a 34-30 lead over Calais through three quarters


Pete Warner
February 21, 20204:31 pm

Alisyn Alley drains a 3, giving Stearns a 30-27 lead over Calais midway through the third quarter. Foul trouble for the Minutemen


Pete Warner
February 21, 20204:25 pm

Annalys Robinson making her presence felt down low with five points to open the second half and Stearns has cut the deficit to 26-25 with 5:55 left in the third quarter


Hailey Bryant
February 21, 20204:19 pm

Maranacook boys leads 31-21 at halftime in the Class B South final.


Pete Warner
February 21, 20204:14 pm

The Blue Devils’ lead would be more substantial had it not been for a 2-for-10 effort from the foul line in the half


Pete Warner
February 21, 20204:13 pm

Alisyn Allen and Katie Alley are a combined 3-for-16 shooting for Stearns, which has outrebounded Calais 25-23


Pete Warner
February 21, 20204:11 pm

Lauren Cook of Calais leads all scorers with 14 points while Alisyn Alley’s eight are tops for Stearns


Pete Warner
February 21, 20204:10 pm

Halftime at the Cross Center finds Calais leading Stearns 25-20


Hailey Bryant
February 21, 20204:03 pm

With the first quarter over, Maranacook is ahead 18-13.


Hailey Bryant
February 21, 20204:02 pm

Maranacook leads Wells 16-11 with a minute left in the first quarter.


Pete Warner
February 21, 20203:59 pm

Stearns finally gets back on the board after a 13-0 Calais run, but the Blue Devils lead 21-15 with 4:18 to play in the second quarter


Pete Warner
February 21, 20203:51 pm

Cook scored 11 points in the quarter and also added an assist


Pete Warner
February 21, 20203:50 pm

Lauren Cook makes three consecutive steals and cashes in with layups on each one, sparking Calais to a 17-13 lead after one period against Stearns in this C North semifinal


Pete Warner
February 21, 20203:37 pm

The winner of this one gets Central Aroostook, which knocked out Dexter 35-32, in tomorrow’s 7 p.m. North championship game


Pete Warner
February 21, 20203:33 pm

Stearns advanced to the semifinals by beating Central of Corinth 63-40, while Calais posted a 51-33 quarterfinal win over defending C North champ Penobscot Valley of Howland.


Hailey Bryant
February 21, 20203:30 pm

Central Aroostook girls upset Dexter in Class C North final


Pete Warner
February 21, 20203:25 pm

Up next in Bangor it’s No. 1 Stearns against unbeaten No. 4 seed Calais. This should be a good one!


Hailey Bryant
February 21, 20203:19 pm

Wells girls win against Yarmouth in Class B South girls finals


Larry Mahoney
February 21, 20203:15 pm

Central Aroostook wins 35-32


Pete Warner
February 21, 20203:13 pm

Then a 5-second call out of bounds gives the ball back to Dexter in the frontcourt down three, 6.1 to play


Pete Warner
February 21, 20203:13 pm

Central Aroostook runs a clever inbounds play for a layup. Leads Dexter 35-32 with the ball and 6.1 seconds left.


Hailey Bryant
February 21, 20203:10 pm

Driving to the basket is Dexter’s Peyton Grant, right, while defended by Central Aroostook’s Maci Beals during Friday’s Class C North semifinal at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor.

Joseph Cyr | Houlton Pioneer Times


Pete Warner
February 21, 20203:10 pm

33.1 seconds left. Central Aroostook has a 33-32 lead and the ball. Dexter needs to foul three more times to even put the Panthers at the foul line for the bonus


Hailey Bryant
February 21, 20203:07 pm

Wells leads 36-32 with two minutes remaining.


Larry Mahoney
February 21, 20203:07 pm

Dexter leading Central Aroostook 32-31 with 1:36 left. CA has the ball


Pete Warner
February 21, 20203:06 pm

Dexter girls had the lead and the ball and Central Aroostook was content to let the Tigers run the clock for a while. Then Dexter turned it over. 1:36 to play, Dexter 32, CAHS 31


Hailey Bryant
February 21, 20203:03 pm

Wells leads 34-25 with 4 and a half minutes left.


Hailey Bryant
February 21, 20202:58 pm

Wells leading 30-23 against Yarmouth with 6 minutes left in the fourth quarter.


Larry Mahoney
February 21, 20202:58 pm

Central Aroostook leading Dexter 29-28 with 5:58 to go


Hailey Bryant
February 21, 20202:55 pm

Yarmouth trails behind Wells 25-21 at the end of the third quarter.


Larry Mahoney
February 21, 20202:54 pm

Central Aroostook leading Dexter 29-26 after three


Hailey Bryant
February 21, 20202:48 pm

Wells leads 25-20 against Yarmouth in the third quarter.


Hailey Bryant
February 21, 20202:45 pm

Wells is leading 24-20 at the beginning of the second half.


Larry Mahoney
February 21, 20202:41 pm

Central Aroostook girls have biggest lead at 24-18 over Dexter with 6:52 left in third


Larry Mahoney
February 21, 20202:39 pm

Central Aroostook by one over Dexter at the half


Hailey Bryant
February 21, 20202:29 pm

At the half, No. 3 Wells leads No. 5 Yarmouth 22-15 in the Class B South girls final.


Hailey Bryant
February 21, 20202:23 pm

At the end of the first quarter, Central Aroostook leads Dexter 10-9 in the Class C girls semifinals.


Hailey Bryant
February 21, 20202:18 pm


Hailey Bryant
February 21, 20202:17 pm

At the end of the first quarter, Wells leads Yarmouth 15-7 in Class B South girls regional final.


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