After a close first half, the top-seed Easton Bears ran away from the No. 8 Wisdom Pioneers Monday night in the final Class D quarterfinal of the night at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor.

Wisdom came our strong, leading 18-12 in first quarter. But Easton was able to compose themselves, taking a 26-23 at the half, and the end of the 3rd quarter, building a 46-27 lead. When the final buzzer sounded, Easton came away with a 61-40 win.

Junior Jacob Flewelling led the Bears with 26 points.

Wisdom, which made its first appearance in the tournament in 17 years, finished at 8-11.

Easton will take on the Washburn Beavers in the semifinals.

It was the third time Easton defeated Wisdom this season. Easton (17-2) defeated Wisdom twice during the regular season, 76-50 on Jan. 23 and 61-36 on Feb. 1.