Central Aroostook faced an unfamiliar and uncomfortable situation during Saturday night’s Class C girls basketball state championship game.
The Panthers from Mars Hill found themselves trying to negotiate Winthrop’s relentless full-court pressure without dynamic point guard Maci Beals, who was on the bench with four fouls.
Her absence created problems for Central Aroostook but rather than wither, the Panthers pulled together.
Central Aroostook survived a determined charge by the Ramblers, then used Beals down the stretch to grind out a 67-61 victory at the Augusta Civic Center.
Pete is a Bangor native who graduated from Bangor High School, Class of 1980. He earned a B.S. in Journalism (Advertising) from the University of Maine in 1986. He has been a full-time member of the Bangor...
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