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.
Eden Paradis’ desperation 3 front rims at the buzzer and unbeaten Dexter hangs on to beat Fort Kent 55-52
And they’ve put 1.9 seconds back on the board
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
Jace Rocheleau’s not done yet. His 3 gets Fort Kent back within 52-50 with 1:00 still on the clock
Dexter, up five, trying to bleed the clock and play keep-away. Tigers lead Fort Kent 52-47
Nathan Richards has 29 points for Dexter
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
Dexter gaining traction as Fort Kent’s energy seems to be fading a bit. The Tigers lead 46-41 through three quarters
1:17 remaining in the third quarter. Fort Kent and Dexter are tied 41-all
Dexter responds with a 10-0 burst and now leads Fort Kent 38-36, 5:07 left in the third quarter
Final score: York defeats Falmouth 52-34.
Fort Kent scores five quick points in the third quarter and Dexter calls timeout trailing 36-28
With two minutes left, York leads Falmouth 48-31.
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
It’s halftime here at the Cross Center. No. 3 Fort Kent leads No. 2 Dexter 31-28
3:08 left in the first half, Fort Kent leads Dexter 24-18
Final, Hampden 52, Cony 50.
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
At halftime Falmouth leads York 22-18.
End 3Q, Cony 38, Hampden 32
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
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
Half, Hampden 23, Cony 23, Dearborn 15 for Cony, Andy Raye eight for Hampden.
GSA is a tad shorthanded as Milos Sujica, who was having a terrific game, fouled out with three minutes left in regulation
Caden Mattson’s long 3 attempt from the top bounces out and we’re heading to overtime tied at 55
Central Aroostook turns it over and GSA gets the ball. CAHS foul. No bonus yet. GSA ball in the frontcourt 2.4 seconds left
Up next in Portland, No. 1 York takes on No. 3 Falmouth in the Class A South boys final.
It’s a barn-burner here at the Cross Center. 4.0 seconds left, Central Aroostook ball. Game with GSA tied 55-55
End 1Q, Hampden 12, Cony 7, Cony 3-19 from the field.
Hampden boys lead Cony 8-5, 3:14 left 1Q.
End of third quarter: Central Aroostook clings to a 42-37 lead over George Stevens Academy.
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.
Halftime: Central Aroostook leads George Stevens Academy 30-22.
Alydia Brillant with 15 points as Hampden defeats Gardiner 43-37 to win its third straight Class A North girls basketball championship.
CA’s Jacob Carvell with nine points leads all players.
End of 1st Quarter: Central Aroostook leads George Stevens Academy 15-13 in Class C North semifinal.
Marshwood leads 24-19 at halftime.
Greely still trails behind Marshwood at 20-16.
End 3Q, Hampden leads Gardiner 31-28.
Marshwood leads 18-13 with five minutes left in the first half.
Marshwood holds onto a 13-10 lead against Greely at the start of the second quarter.
Marshwood leads 7-2 over Greely in the first quarter.
Half, Gardiner 19, Hampden 17. Gruber three fouls for Gardiner.
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.
End 1Q, Gardiner 8, Hampden 4
Coming up at 6: No. 1 Hampden vs. No. 2 Gardiner for the Class A North girls basketball championship.
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
Maranacook leads 52-41 with two minutes left in the Class B south boys final.
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
Maranacook leads Wells 50-37 with 4 and a half minutes left.
At the start of the fourth quarter, Maranacook leads Wells 42-34 in the Class B South boys final.
5:40 remaining and Stearns clings to a 37-35 lead over Calais
Annalys Robinson scored nine points for Stearns in the period
Maranacook leads Wells 34-28 with three minutes left in the third quarter.
Stearns made its move and led by seven, but it’s now a 34-30 lead over Calais through three quarters
Alisyn Alley drains a 3, giving Stearns a 30-27 lead over Calais midway through the third quarter. Foul trouble for the Minutemen
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
Maranacook boys leads 31-21 at halftime in the Class B South final.
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
Alisyn Allen and Katie Alley are a combined 3-for-16 shooting for Stearns, which has outrebounded Calais 25-23
Lauren Cook of Calais leads all scorers with 14 points while Alisyn Alley’s eight are tops for Stearns
Halftime at the Cross Center finds Calais leading Stearns 25-20
With the first quarter over, Maranacook is ahead 18-13.
Maranacook leads Wells 16-11 with a minute left in the first quarter.
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
Cook scored 11 points in the quarter and also added an assist
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
The winner of this one gets Central Aroostook, which knocked out Dexter 35-32, in tomorrow’s 7 p.m. North championship game
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.
Up next in Bangor it’s No. 1 Stearns against unbeaten No. 4 seed Calais. This should be a good one!
Central Aroostook wins 35-32
Then a 5-second call out of bounds gives the ball back to Dexter in the frontcourt down three, 6.1 to play
Central Aroostook runs a clever inbounds play for a layup. Leads Dexter 35-32 with the ball and 6.1 seconds left.
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.
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
Wells leads 36-32 with two minutes remaining.
Dexter leading Central Aroostook 32-31 with 1:36 left. CA has the ball
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
Wells leads 34-25 with 4 and a half minutes left.
Wells leading 30-23 against Yarmouth with 6 minutes left in the fourth quarter.
Central Aroostook leading Dexter 29-28 with 5:58 to go
Yarmouth trails behind Wells 25-21 at the end of the third quarter.
Central Aroostook leading Dexter 29-26 after three
Wells leads 25-20 against Yarmouth in the third quarter.
Wells is leading 24-20 at the beginning of the second half.
Central Aroostook girls have biggest lead at 24-18 over Dexter with 6:52 left in third
Central Aroostook by one over Dexter at the half
At the half, No. 3 Wells leads No. 5 Yarmouth 22-15 in the Class B South girls final.
At the end of the first quarter, Central Aroostook leads Dexter 10-9 in the Class C girls semifinals.
At the end of the first quarter, Wells leads Yarmouth 15-7 in Class B South girls regional final.