It took four quarters and one overtime, but when the final buzzer sounded at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor Saturday, the the Easton Bears advanced to the state finals with a win over the Southern Aroostook Warriors.

It was a back-and-forth battle for much of the second half with, but the Bears left the arena with a 57-52 win and a trip to Augusta to take on the South champs.

Jordan Doody led the Bears with 20 points. Junior Jacob Flewelling had 12 points and Drew Sotomayor and Logan Halverson each added 10.

Easton will play next at 2:45 p.m. on Sat., Feb. 27 at the Augusta Civic Center for the state title.

The regional title is the first for the Bears since 1991.