The Bucksport Golden Bucks held off the No. 7 Hodgdon Hawks Friday night at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor to advance to the Class C North finals.

The No. 3 Golden Bucks opened up a lead in the fourth quarter, keeping the Hawks offense in check, and sealing a 49-44 win with late free throws.

Tyler Pye led Bucksport in scoring with 18 points.Riley McLeod had 17 points and Kyle Jackson added 10.

For Hodgdon, Jimmy Buzzell finished with 19 points. Daden Palmer had 16 points.

It's the first time Bucksport has played in a regional final since 2002.

Bucksport will play next at 9 p.m. on Saturday at the Cross Insurance Center against the winner of No. 1 George Stevens Academy.