Calais Boys, Houlton Girls Claim State Titles [CLASS C]
The east claimed both Class C titles Saturday night at the Cross Insurance Center, with the Calais boys and Houlton girls besting their rivals from the west.
Calais Pulls Away To Claim Class C Boys Crown
The Calais Blue Devils outpaced the west champion Dirigo Cougars Saturday night, pulling away to a 57-43 victory and a state championship.
Dirigo held a 13-10 lead after the first quarter, but Calais settled down in the second quarter and took a 25-20 lead into halftime.
From there, the Blue Devils pulled away in the third quarter, which was capped by a 3-pointer by Kyle Jonhson to put the Blue Devils up by 14 points heading into the final quarter.
Dirigo had some hope in the fourth quarter, hitting some timely 3-pointers after Johnson fouled out with 5 minutes left in the game.
Nathan Newell led the Blue Devils with 16 points. Seniors Kyle Johnson and Tyler Niles each had 10 points. Travon Rhodes scored 8 points and Andre Paul had 6 in the victory.
Riley Robinson had 20 points for the Cougars.
Young Houlton Team Holds Off Maranacook To Claim Girls Title
The young Houlton Shiretowners held off a veteran Maranacook team Saturday night at the Cross Insurance Center, claiming the Class C title with a 59-51 win.
In doing so, Houlton put the rest of Class C on notice that -- with no seniors on the team -- they will have to be reckoned with next year, too.
It was a balanced attack from the Shiretowners, with freshman Kolleen Bouchard leading the way with 18 points. Sophomore Rylee Warman had 11 points. Junior Katie Condon had 10 and Aspen Flewlling, another freshman, added 9 points.
The Black Bears led 15-10 after the first quarter, but Houlton outscored Maranacook 15-9 in the second to take a 25-24 lead into halftime.
Maranacook hung tough throughout the game, keeping it within single digits, but were unable to close the the gap.
Christine Miller scored 18 points for the Black Bears and Catherine Sanborn added 11.
It was Houlton's first title since 1991. Houlton finishes the season at 20-2. Maranacook finishes at 18-4.
Did you miss the game? Want to watch it again? Here are both games via MPBN.