Mainer Isaiah Bess and his Stonehill Skyhawks are heading to the Division II Elite Eight after beating St. Anselm's 82-76 in overtime to capture the regional championship in Philadelphia.

It will be Stonehill's third trip to the NCAA D-II Elite Eight. That championship tournament runs from March 23rd through the 26th in Frisco, Texas.

Stonehill(24-8) will meet West Liberty University(30-3) from West Virginia at 3:30pm on the 23rd.

In last night's regional title game, Bess, who played his high school ball at Penquis Valley and Hampden Academy,  scored 14 and had 5 rebounds in 33 minutes of play.

Former Nokomis HS player Chris Braley had 14 points and 10 rebounds for St. Anselm's.

THE ELITE EIGHT
(all times EDT)
Quarterfinals
Wednesday, March 23
No. 1 Lincoln Memorial, Tenn. (32-2) vs. Barry, Fla. (26-6), 1 p.m.
No. 5 West Liberty (30-3) vs. Stonehill, Mass. (24-8), 3:30 p.m.
No. 2 Augustana, S.D. (31-2) vs. Tarleton State, Texas (24-8), 7 p.m.
No. 3 Western Oregon (30-3) vs. No. 25 Saginaw Valley State, Mich. (25-7)
Semifinals
Thursday, March 24
Lincoln Memorial/Barry winner vs. West Liberty/Stonehill winner, 7 p.m.
Augustana/Tarleton State winner vs. Western Oregon/Saginaw Valley winner, 9:30 pm
Championship
Saturday, March 26
Semifinal winners, 3 p.m.