A year ago, the Old Town-Orono Black Bears lost in overtime to Waterville in the Class B North Regional title game. The Bears will try to take the next step to a state title when they meet Presque Isle tonight in the regional final.
The UMaine women's basketball team will play in the America East Conference championship game and it will be played at the Cross Center in Bangor. The Black Bears beat New Hampshire 64-48 in the semi-final round Sunday afternoon in Portland.
The nationally ranked Bowdoin College women's basketball team put together an 18-0 first quarter spurt and went on to pound Husson University 94-32 in the first round of the NCAA Division III playoffs Friday night.
UMaine junior Cedric Lacroix scored with just 3:31 left in the game to break a 1-1 tie and the #6 Black Bears go on to beat #11 New Hampshire 4-1 in the first game of the Hockey East playoffs on Friday night.