At Milo, Isaiah Bess connected for 10 3-pointers on his way to a game-high 38 points as the Patriots cruised to victory.
Trevor Lyford scored 11 points for Penquis, which built a 10-point lead after one quarter, then limited the Minutemen to three points in the third period.
Jason Durant and Cody Herbest grabbed 10 rebounds each for the Patriots.
Marc Morneault and Kyle McVey scored 11 points apiece to pace Stearns of Millinocket.
Stearns 8 22 25 34
Penquis 18 38 56 73
JV: Stearns 48-31