The Easton Bears hadn't been to the Maine High School Basketball Tournament in 26 years. On Monday, they made the most of it.

The No. 4 Bears took control of the game early, building a 21-5 lead at halftime and winning their Class D North quarterfinal match-up with Deer Isle-Stonington 45-23 at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor.

Junior guard Isabelle Morin led the Bears with 14 points. Senior Elise Allen had 12 points.

Freshman Katie Hutchinson led wit 11 points for the Mariners.

Easton improves to 11-8. Deer Isle-Stonington finishes their season at 11-8.