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Cheverus' Brooke McElman (right) blocks a shot from Bangor's Abby Houghton during their Class AA girls basketball quarterfinal game at Augusta Civic Center in Augusta on Feb. 16.

Potential Class AA changes could send Bangor teams to Portland for basketball tourney

By Ernie Clark on March 09, 2017, at 6:30 a.m.
Maine’s five-class format for high school basketball recently completed its second year, but momentum is building for changes to the large-school class.
Katie Butler of Bangor (right), pictured during a Feb. 16 Class AA tournament game in Augusta, has been selected as one of three finalists for the 2017 Miss Maine Basketball Award.

Bangor senior among Miss Maine Basketball finalists

on March 06, 2017, at 10:50 a.m.
George Stevens Academy celebrates after defeating Winthrop during their Class C boys basketball state championship game at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor on Saturday.
Ashley L. Conti | BDN

Chase 3-pointer caps rally as George Stevens edges Winthrop for second straight ‘C’ boys title

By Ernie Clark on March 04, 2017, at 11:56 p.m.
Dexter's Megan Peach (left) blocks a shot by Monmouth's Emily Grandahl during their Class C girls basketball state championship at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor on Saturday. Ashley L. Conti | BDN

Balanced Monmouth Academy girls beat Dexter for ‘C’ state crown

By Pete Warner on March 04, 2017, at 9:39 p.m.
Machias celebrates after defeating Greenville during their Class D boys basketball state championship at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor Saturday.

Balanced Machias boys top Greenville for ‘D’ state championship

By Ernie Clark on March 04, 2017, at 6:02 p.m.

Greely boys thump Messalonskee for Class A boys state title

By Ryan McLaughlin on March 04, 2017, at 5:20 p.m.
The Rangers of Cumberland Center led by as many as 34 points in the second half, and Matt McDevitt scored his 1,000th career point.
Charlotte MacMillan of Brunswick drives past Messalonskee's Gabrielle Wener (14) during the Class A state championship game at the Augusta Civic Center on Saturday. Messalonskee won 58-33.

Messalonskee girls roll to Class A state title, win first gold ball since 1987

By Ryan McLaughlin on March 04, 2017, at 5:10 p.m.

Saturday’s high school basketball state championship game summaries

on March 04, 2017, at 4:46 p.m.
Vinalhaven players (from left) Gilleyanne Davis-Oakes, Paige Dennison and Deja Doughty kiss the gold ball after defeating Shead 55-44 during their Class D girls basketball state championship game at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor on Saturday. Ashley L. Conti | BDN

Junior center sparks Vinalhaven girls to first-ever state basketball title

By Pete Warner on March 04, 2017, at 4:25 p.m.

MPBN/PBS Kids channel to air state championship basketball games

By Larry Mahoney on March 02, 2017, at 4:32 p.m.
Coach Brian McDormand of Old Town High School, pictured during a game in December 2014, has resigned his position after seven seasons.

Two local high school basketball coaches resign from positions

By Ryan McLaughlin on Feb. 28, 2017, at 7:20 p.m.
George Stevens Academy's Taylor Schildroth (right) drives up for two past Fort Fairfield's Jared Harvey during their Class C boys basketball championship game at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor on March 25. Schildroth was named the BDN's William Warner tourney MVP in Class C.

GSA’s Schildroth repeats as ‘C’ North boys tournament MVP

By Ernie Clark on Feb. 28, 2017, at 7:18 p.m.

2017 BDN North region all-tournament boys basketball teams

on Feb. 28, 2017, at 6:01 p.m.
Houlton's Kolleen Bouchard, right, is guarded by Hermon's Chloe Raymond during Wednesday's Class B North semifinal.

Houlton junior claims third straight Osborne tourney MVP honor

By Larry Mahoney on Feb. 27, 2017, at 3:47 p.m.
Kolleen Bouchard led Houlton to its third consecutive regional championship and the Shires will be gunning for their third consecutive state championship against Gray-New Gloucester.

2017 BDN North region all-tournament basketball teams

on Feb. 27, 2017, at 2:36 p.m.

Saturday’s tourney basketball summaries

on Feb. 26, 2017, at 1:23 p.m.
George Stevens Academy celebrates after defeating Fort Fairfield 59-45 in the Class C North championship at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor on Saturday night.

GSA outlasts Fort Fairfield for ‘C’ North boys basketball title

By Ernie Clark on Feb. 25, 2017, at 11:58 p.m.
The juggernaut George Stevens Academy boys basketball team got tested Saturday night, but its status as Class C North champion remains intact for a second straight year.
Dexter celebrates after defeating George Stevens Academy during their Class C girls North basketball championship game at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor on Saturday.

Peach powers Dexter girls past GSA for ‘C’ North title

By Pete Warner on Feb. 25, 2017, at 10:44 p.m.
Despite facing a formidable post duo from George Stevens Academy on Saturday night, Dexter was able to work its game plan well enough to take home a regional championship.
Mount Desert Island's Andrew Shea (from left), Mount Desert Island's Owen Mild, and Mount Desert Island's MacLean Shea celebrate as their team defeats Orono during their Class B boys basketball championship game at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor Saturday.
Ashley L. Conti | BDN

Defense leads MDI past Orono for ‘B’ North boys championship

By Ernie Clark on Feb. 25, 2017, at 7:41 p.m.
Houlton's Kolleen Bouchard (left) embraces Rylee Warman after defeating Foxcroft Academy during their Class B girls basketball championship game at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor Saturday. Ashley L. Conti | BDN  
Ashley L. Conti

Late 3-pointer helps Houlton girls hold off Foxcroft for ‘B’ North championship

By Larry Mahoney on Feb. 25, 2017, at 6:59 p.m.