Welcome to Day 11 of the Maine high school basketball tournament.
Teams will face off today to capture the regional crowns and a chance to compete for a state championship next weekend.
Stay tuned here for the latest game scores and stories.
Dexter 50, Central Aroostook 48
Final: Dexter 50, Central Aroostook 47.
An absolutely incredible finish at the Cross Center. Parker Ponte, whose 3-pointer with under three seconds left won it for Dexter last night, hits a contested 3 at the final horn tonight to give Dexter the Class C North boys title.
Central Aroostook forces nine Dexter turnovers in 3Q, rallies to within 34-32.
Half, Dexter 25, Central Aroostook 14.
End 1Q, Dexter 8, Central Aroostook 7.
Coming up: Class C North boys final between No. 1 Central Aroostook and No. 2 Dexter.
And the Central Aroostook Panthers are your 2020 Class C North girls basketball champions, beating Stearns 61-55
Central Aroostook appears to have this one in hand. The Panthers lead Stearns 61-55, with the ball, and only 23.4 seconds left
1:47 to play and Central Aroostook takes a timeout to plot its strategy, leading Stearns 56-50
Central Aroostook’s lead is five, 51-46, over Stearns at the 4:46 mark
Stearns takes a timeout after a Katie Kenyon 3 with Central Aroostook leading 45-43 with 6:30 to play
End of three and Central Aroostook leads Stearns 43-40 in the C North girls championship
The offensive production continues at both ends, Stearns girls lead Central Aroostook 37-36 with 5:15 left in the third quarter
Two good offensive teams play an entertaining first half, which ends with No. 6 Central Aroostook leading No. 1 Stearns 31-28
Central Aroostook had a good push going, but Katie Alley refuses to allow Stearns to get behind by much. Panthers lead 27-24 with 1:58 to play in the first half
Katie Alley didn’t have a good offensive game in the semis, but she already has eight points in this one
A nice, action-packed first quarter ends with Stearns leading Central Aroostook 18-11.
Stearns suffered late-season losses to Dexter and Houlton
Central Aroostook’s only losses were to Class D champ Southern Aroostook and Class C Houlton, twice each
Final session in Bangor set to tip off. It’s on to the Class C title games. Next up, No. 1 Stearns of Millinocket girls against No. 6 Central Aroostook of Mars Hill.
Deprey with 21 points and 12 rebounds.
Final: Caribou 62, Ellsworth 40. Parker Deprey 23 points and 12 rebounds for the Vikings.
Caribou maintains a 17-point lead over Ellsworth through three quarters. Vikings 48, Eagles 31.
Half, Caribou boys 35, Ellsworth 18, Parker Deprey with 17 for the Vikings.
Hermon went 20-for-25 from the foul line, including 13-for-16 in the fourth quarter
Free throws were the statistical difference for the Hawks
The Hermon Hawks are your 2020 Class B North girls champions with a 36-31 victory over Waterville
Hermon takes its last timeout to save a 10-second call against the Waterville press. But the Hawks lead by five, with the ball, with 35.2 seconds to play. 34-29
Hermon continues to make its free throws and clings to a 28-25 lead over the Waterville girls. 2:52 left in the B North final
Lindsay Given’s 3-pointer gets Waterville back within three. Hermon up 21-18 with 6:48 to play
Hermon weathers the storm, scores six straight points and leads Waterville 19-15 heading to the fourth quarter
Waterville rattles off nine unanswered points and takes a 13-12 lead over turnover-plagued Hermon. midway through the third quarter
A bit more energy from Waterville early in the second half, but Hermon leads 13-7 less than three minutes into the half
The Hawks have connected on only 2 of 15 shots, but they’re 4-for-4 from the free-throw line. Hermon has 13 turnovers
That includes 2 of 8 shooting from the foul line
Hermon’s player-to-player defense has shut down Waterville, which went 1-for-14 from the floor and also committed 14 turnovers
The first half comes to a close here in Bangor and Hermon has dictated the tempo with its patience. The reward, a 9-4 lead over Waterville in the B North girls final
1:01 left in the half and Hermon girls lead Waterville 9-4. Can you say no flow whatsoever? I thought you could
Oxford Hills 13 Portland 7 6:14 left 1st half
— Randy Whitehouse (@RAWmaterial33) February 22, 2020
I think they call this the feeling-out period. Both teams rather methodical on offense
There were three free throws and 14 turnovers (7 each) in the first quarter. Hermon leads Waterville 2-1
Portland and Oxford Hills are about to tip off in the AA North girls finals
31-14 Greenville after 3
— Joe Bailey (@joebaileysports) February 22, 2020
The Panthers then fell to Mount Desert Island 44-35 in the regional final
Waterville ended Hermon’s title hopes a year ago, beating the Hawks 49-38 in the semifinals
We move into the Class B regional championships here at the Cross Center in Bangor. First up, it’s No. 1 Hermon against No. 2 Waterville for the girls title
Greenville leads 23-8 at the half
Greenville girls lead Valley 11-7 after 1
— Joe Bailey (@joebaileysports) February 22, 2020
No. 1 Greenville takes on No. 3 Valley at 1 p.m. They are playing for the girls’ D South regional title.
Machias beats Easton 53-42
Machias on top 47-39 with 1:11 to go
Machias leading Easton 43-39 with 2:35 to go
Machias’ Jayden Rhodes, left, tries to get around Easton’s Kooper Kinney during Saturday morning’s Class D North boys championship at the Cross Insurance Center. [Joseph Cyr|Houlton Pioneer Times]
Easton leading 34-32 after three periods
Machias’ Kashman Feeney lofts a 3-point shoot during Saturday morning’s Class D North boys championship at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor. [Joseph Cyr|Houlton Pioneer Times
Trying to post up is Machias’ Shane Feeney, left, while guarded closely by Easton’s Camden Michaud and Troy Chasse during Saturday morning’s Class D North boys championship at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor. [Joseph Cyr|Houlton Pioneer Times]
Easton leading Machias 30-26
Adam Carver’s seven points and Matthew Pangburn’s six leading Easton at the half. Smaller Bears outrebounding Machias 12-7. Kashman Feeney’s seven points tops for Machias.
Easton leading Machias 24-18 at the half
Machias ahead of Easto 14-11. 433 left in half
Machias boys leading Easton 12-7 after one
Southern Aroostook beats Deer Isle-Stonington 52-33
Southern Aroostook leading 35-24 after three
Deer Isle-Stonington closes to within two but Kacy Daggett scores five straight points to ebuild Southern Aroostook lead to 31-24
Southern Aroostook takes 21-14 lead into intermission
We have a clean-up-the-court delay. 5 minutes
Southern Aroostook leading Deer Isle-Stonington 17-11 with 3:15 left in the half. Neither team has scored a basket in second quarter
Southern Aroostook leading Deer Isle-Stonington girls 14-10 with 6:30 left in first half
Southern Aroostook leads 13-10 over Deer Isle-Stonington in the first quarter.