Maine High School Basketball Tournament Tuesday Scores + Highlights
With the Class B and D quarterfinals in the books its time for the Class C teams to move into the Cross Center today. Meanwhile, afternoon sessions in Augusta and Portland have been postponed until Wednesday because of the incoming storm.*
We’ll be updating these game results throughout the day, and be sure to listen to our live, courtside coverage of today’s action. For the latest from Tourney 2014, make sure to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
Lee Academy Puts Up 75 in Win Over George Stevens Academy
The Lee Academy Pandas put up 52 points in the first half against George Stevens Academy on their way to a 75-58 win in the first game of the Class C boys quarterfinal round at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor on Tuesday.
Cherif Fall, the 6’6″ senior, dumped in 19 points for the Pandas and earned player of the game honors.
Lee Academy displayed a balanced offensive attack. Sophomore guards Jay Chen and Chalres Tung-Fang scored 15 and 13 points, respectively. Another sophomore guard, Lewis Wang, scored 10 and 6’5″ center Frank Tsoungui had 9.
Lee Academy will face the winner of the game between Orono and Calais in the semifinal round.
Calais Holds Off Orono Red Riots in Nail-Biter
The No. 2 Calais Blue Devils moved in to the semi-finals after holding off the No. 7 Orono Red Riots 55-52 in Tuesday boys quarterfinal action at the Cross Insurance Center.
The game was decided in the final seconds as Orono had a chance to tie the game with 11 seconds left, but missed two shots from beyond the arc.
Calais junior guard Kyle Johnson scored 29 points in the win and was named player of the game.
“It doesn’t matter how much you win by ans long as you move on, I guess,” Johnson said after the tight game.
“We didn’t make it look pretty,” Blue Devils’ coach Eddie Leeman said. “Thank god we persevered and pulled out a win. Hopefully that will be the one we’ll win ugly.”
Penquis Valley Wins 2OT Thriller Over Washington Academy
Trevor Lyford pumped in 39 points in a double-overtime win for the No. 5 Penquis Valley Patriots of Milo (12-6) over the No. 4 Washington Academy Raiders (12-6) in the first game of the evening session at the Cross Insurance Center.
Lyford sent the game to double overtime after hitting a long 3-pointer at the end of the first extra session.
“It was a prayer,” he said after the game. “But it felt real good.”
It was another big moment at the Cross Insurance Center, which is hosting the high school basketball tournament for the first time.
Here’s the rest of what’s happening today:
Cross Insurance Center, Bangor
#3 Lee Academy 75, #11 George Stevens Acad. 58 [BOYS] [PHOTOS]
#2 Calais 55, #7 Orono 52 [BOYS] [PHOTOS]
#4 Houlton 38, #5 Dexter 36 [GIRLS] [PHOTOS]
#1 Calais 55, #9 Washington Acad. 35 [GIRLS] [PHOTOS]
#5 Penquis 66. #4 Washington Academy 61 2OT [BOYS],
#1 Houlton 51 #9 Bucksport 35 [BOYS]
Augusta Civic Center
#4 Pine Tree 56, #5 Islesboro 24 [GIRLS]
#1 Forest Hills 70, #8 Vinalhaven 27 [GIRLS]
#3 Carrabec 49 #6 Waynflete 37 [GIRLS]
#2 Maranacook 52 #7 Kents Hill 39 [GIRLS].
#4 Old Orchard vs #5 Madison [GIRLS], 7 p.m. *postponed until 8:30 a.m. Wednesday
#1 St. Dominic vs #8 Dirigo [GIRLS], 8:30 p.m. *postponed until 1 p.m. Wednesday
#3 Wells v. #6 Gray-New Gloucester [GIRLS], 2 p.m. *postponed until 9 a.m. Wednesday
#2 Spruce Mtn. v. #7 Fryeburg [GIRLS], 3:30 p.m. *postponed until 10:30 a.m. Wednesday
#4 Greely v. #5 Lincoln [GIRLS], 7 p.m. *postponed until 1 p.m. Wednesday
#1 Lake Region v. #8 York [GIRLS], 8:30 p.m. *postponed until 2:30 p.m. Wednesday