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Alexandra Lessard from Forest Hills High School is able to get her hands on a ball controlled by Vinalhaven's Gilleyanne Davis-Oakes in the second half of the Class D Regional Final Saturday in Augusta.  
Amber Waterman Thomas

Greenville boys, Vinalhaven girls claim ‘D’ South basketball titles

on Feb. 25, 2017, at 4:53 p.m.
Shead High Schools girls basketball senior captains Katelyn Mitchell (left) and Holly Preston (center) and teammate Cassidy Wilder (right) hold their team's championship plaque into the air for cheering fans, surrounded by their other teammates, following their Class D girls final basketball game against Southern Aroostook at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor on Saturday morning. 
Micky Bedell | BDN

Shead girls edge Southern Aroostook for second straight ‘D’ North title

By Ryan McLaughlin on Feb. 25, 2017, at 1:36 p.m.
The Dexter Tigers celebrate their 47-44 victory over Stearns in their Class C North semifinal game Friday night at the Cross Center in Bangor.

Linda Coan O’Kresik | BDN

Dexter girls hold on, upset No. 1 Stearns in ‘C’ semifinal

By Ryan McLaughlin on Feb. 24, 2017, at 10:10 p.m.
Dawn Hutchinson of George Stevens Academy makes shot in the first half of Friday night's Class C girls basketball semifinal against Piscataquis at the Cross Center in Bangor. The Eagles of Blue Hill beat the Pirates from Guilford 50-29.

Linda Coan O’Kresik | BDN

GSA girls use strong inside game to beat Piscataquis in ‘C’ semifinal

By Joseph Cyr on Feb. 24, 2017, at 9:29 p.m.

Friday’s tourney basketball summaries

on Feb. 24, 2017, at 9:23 p.m.

Messalonskee tops Oceanside for ‘A’ North boys championship

By Ernie Clark on Feb. 24, 2017, at 6:45 p.m.
The Eagles won their first regional title with a 61-40 victory over defending champion Oceanside of Rockland-Thomaston at the Augusta Civic Center.
George Stevens Academy's Maxwell Mattson (center) reaches out for a rebound, blocked by Dexter's Brayden Miller (left) and Jacob Bickford during their class C boys semifinal game at the Cross Insurance Center on Friday evening.

George Stevens Academy boys handle Dexter to reach ‘C’ boys title game

By Ryan McLaughlin on Feb. 24, 2017, at 6:23 p.m.
The top-ranked Eagles from Blue Hill looked every bit like a team favored to hoist another Class C gold ball, blitzing fifth-ranked Dexter 60-31 in a semifinal game at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor.
Fort Fairfield's Landen Kinney (left) defends Schenck's Colby Hannan during their class C boys semifinal game at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor on Friday afternoon.

Fort Fairfield boys use total team effort to beat Schenck in C semifinal

By Joseph Cyr, Houlton Pioneer Times on Feb. 24, 2017, at 5:23 p.m.
A total team effort carried the No. 2 Fort Fairfield boys basketball team to a 60-50 victory over No. 6 Schenck in Friday afternoon’s Class C North semifinal.

Undefeated Messalonskee tops Nokomis for ‘A’ North girls basketball crown

By Ernie Clark on Feb. 24, 2017, at 4:36 p.m.
The Messalonskee of Oakland girls basketball team defeated Nokomis of Newport by 37 points in their only regular-season meeting this winter.
Southern Arroostook's Makaelyn Porter (left) celebrates with Kacy Daggett after defeating Easton during their Class D girls basketball semifinal game at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor on Thursday.

Southern Aroostook holds off Easton for berth in ‘D’ final

By Larry Mahoney on Feb. 24, 2017, at 6:56 a.m.
Top seed Southern Aroostook Community School of Dyer Brook received 12 points and nine rebounds from eighth-grader Kacy Daggett and Makaelyn Porter’s three-pointer with 3:58 left triggered a 9-3 run to close out the game as the Warriors outlasted fourth seed Easton for a 48-42 win in their Class D North semifinal.
Shead's Madison Greenlaw (right) battles for a rebound against Washburn's Maggie Castonguay during their Class D girls basketball semifinal game at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor Thursday.

Shead girls cruise past Washburn in Class D North semifinal

By Ryan McLaughlin on Feb. 23, 2017, at 8:57 p.m.
Coach Dean Preston’s club pressured, harassed and overwhelmed sixth-ranked Washburn all over the Cross Insurance Center floor as the second-ranked Tigerettes posted an impressive victory over the sixth-ranked Beavers
Southern Arroostook's Nolan Altvater (left) slams a dunk past Central Aroostook's Brayden Bradbury during their Class D boys basketball semifinal game at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor Thursday.

Southern Aroostook boys use second-half surge to defeat Central Aroostook

By Joseph Cyr, Houlton Pioneer Times on Feb. 23, 2017, at 6:20 p.m.
No. 1 Southern Aroostook (19-1) defeated No. 4 Central Aroostook 57-33 to advance to the regional championship game.

Explosive second half powers Machias boys past Easton in D North semi

By Ryan McLaughlin on Feb. 23, 2017, at 4:50 p.m.
The 19-1 Bulldogs advanced to their first regional championship game in at least two decades.

Messalonskee boys overcome Skowhegan in OT in ‘A’ North semifinal

By Ernie Clark on Feb. 22, 2017, at 10:31 p.m.

Freshman helps lift Houlton girls past Hermon, into ‘B’ North final

By Larry Mahoney on Feb. 22, 2017, at 10:22 p.m.
Sam Atwood's shot gets tipped off its path by Amahde Carter, right, during the first quarter of the Class A North Semifinal game in Augusta Wednesday night. Oceanside moves onto the finals after a 67-61 win.  
Amber Waterman Thomas

Oceanside holds off Cony in ‘A’ boys semifinal

By Ernie Clark on Feb. 22, 2017, at 9:22 p.m.

Foxcroft uses fourth-quarter push to beat PI, reach ‘B’ final

By Pete Warner on Feb. 22, 2017, at 9:14 p.m.
Orono's Keenan Collett amps up the crowd with second left of their Class B boys basketball semifinal game against Hermon at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor Wednesday.

Orono boys dominate inside, knock off Hermon in ‘B’ semifinal

By Larry Mahoney on Feb. 22, 2017, at 7:31 p.m.
The fourth-seeded Orono High School boys basketball team took full advantage of its superior experience and size Wednesday afternoon.

Messalonskee storms past Hampden to reach ‘A’ girls final

By Ernie Clark on Feb. 22, 2017, at 6:37 p.m.
Mount Desert Island's Russell Kropff struggles for a rebound against Central's Dylan B. Gray during their boys class B semifinal game at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor on Wednesday afternoon.

MDI boys beat Central, earn berth in ‘B’ North championship

By Joseph Cyr, Houlton Pioneer Times on Feb. 22, 2017, at 5:16 p.m.
MDI will advance to the regional championship for the first time since 2012.