The best in Class C took to the Cross Insurance Center floor in Bangor for Tuesday's quarterfinal round. Meanwhile, there's action in Class AA, B, C and D in Augusta and Portland.

Schenck Wolverines Win Thriller Against Lee Academy

Both teams knew it would be a battle.

Two evenly matched teams entered the Cross Insurance Center Tuesday afternoon, and after one overtime, numerous lead changes and a dramatic finish, the Schenck Wolverines celebrated a 60-59 win.

The game came down to junior Christopher King, who sunk two free throws with 0.1 seconds left to tie and then win the game.

“All mental,” King said after the game. “You think about it, you’ll miss.”

King scored 20 points in the game, 11 of them in overtime.

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No. 1 George Stevens Rolls Over Fort Kent To Advance

The top-seed George Stevens Academy Eagles left little doubt about whether they deserved the top seed in Class C North, rolling over the No. 8 Fort Kent Warriors in a Tuesday quarterfinal in Bangor.

The Eagles (18-1) came away with a 73-28 win over the Warriors, who end the season at 11-8.

Maxwell Mattson, the Eagles’ 6’6″ sophomore center led the team with 19 points. Sophomroe Taylor Schildroth had 17. Nick Szwez had 15 points and Jarod Chase added 13 in a balanced attack.

George Stevens advances to the semifinals where they will face the Schenck Wolverines, who won an overtime thriller on Tuesday.

Top-seed Fort Fairfield Tigers Survive Calais in Quarterfinal

Kevin Bennett

The No. 1 Fort Fairfield Tigers held off the Calais Blue Devils Tuesday night in the last quarterfinal of the night at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor.

The Blue Devils (12-7)  kept it close throughout the game, but the Tigers (18-1) proved too much for the 8-seed, holding on for a 40-37 win.

Calais, down by 3 points, had the ball with 6.9 seconds left, but Fort Fairfield’s Chelsey Pelkey picked off a pass to seal the victory.

Pelkey led the Tigers with 17 points. Taylor Churchill added 11 points.

For the Blue Devils, freshman Sydney Farrar had 13 points. Senior Logan Huckins had 10 points in the loss.

Penobscot Valley Howlers Outlast Schenck Wolverines Girls C Quarterfinal

Kevin Bennett

The Penobscot Valley Howlers girls outlasted the Schenck Wolverines in a tight Class C quarterfinal contest at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor Tuesday night.

The No. 4 Howlers (15-4) played tenacious defense in the second half, coming away with a 40-37 win over the No. 5 seed Schenck.

The Howler’s defense on the final possession forced the Wolverines to settle for a long three that would have tied the game but bounced off the rim as time expired.

It t was a close contest throughout, with the teams tied at 21 at the half.

The Howlers were led by freshman Judith King with 13 points, including four 3-pointers. Samantha Ireland added 10 points.

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Dexter Girls Hold Off Late Charge From Stearns to Advance To Semis

Kevin Bennett

The No. 2 Dexter Tigers held off a late charge from the No. 7 Stearns Minutemen at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor to advance to the Class C North semifinals.

The Tigers came away with a 39-32 win, but it wasn’t easy.

The Minutemen cut the lead to four points with some timely 3-pointers in the final minute, but Dexter was able to control the ball with time running our to keep the game out of reach.

Dexter was led by junior center Megan Peach with 17 points. Katherine Batron scored 8 points and Abigail Webber added 7 points for the Tigers.

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Narraguagus Knights Advance To Semis With Win Over Piscataquis

Kevin Bennett

The Narraguagus Knights opened up a double-digit lead over the Piscataquis Pirates in the fourth quarter on their way to a quarterfinal win at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor.

The No. 3 Knights (16-2) came away with a 61-50 win over the No. 6 Pirates (12-7) to earn a spot in the Class C North semifinals.

For the Knights, Kayla Toppin had 18 points. Senior forward Cassidy Osgood had 10. The Knights leading scorer during the season, senior Kelli Kennedy, was held to 9 points. Sophomore guard Madison Leighton also had 9 points.

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Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2016

Cross Insurance Center, Bangor

No. 3 Narraguagus 61 def. No. 6 Piscataquis 50 [GIRLS]
No. 2 Dexter 39 def. No. 7 Stearns 32 [GIRLS]
No. 5 Schenck 60  def. No. 4 Lee 59 OT [BOYS]
No. 1 George Stevens 73 def. No. 8 Fort Kent 28 [BOYS]
No. 4 Penobscot 40 def. 5 No. Schenck 37 [GIRLS]
No. 1 Fort Fairfield 40 def. No. 8 Calais 37 [GIRLS]

Augusta Civic Center, Augusta

No. 4 Madison 43 def. No. 5 Traip 30 [GIRLS]
No. 8 Searsport 33  def. No. 1 Richmond 32 [GIRLS]

No. 2 Edward Little 58 def. No. 6 Lewiston 23 [GIRLS]
No. 1 Oxford Hills 45 def. No. 4 Deering 35 [GIRLS]
No. 2 Deering 73 def. No. 3 Oxford Hills 67 [BOYS]
No. 1 Portland 70 def. No. 4 Edward Little 43 [BOYS]

Portland Expo, Portland

No. 3 Lake Region 32 def. No. 6 Yarmouth 31 [GIRLS]
No. 2 Gray‐New Gloucester 56 def. No. 7 Freeport 30 [GIRLS]
No. 4 Lincoln 43 def. No. 5 Wells 33 [GIRLS]
No. 1 Mountain Valley 36 def. No. 8 Poland 33 [GIRLS]

Cross Insurance Arena, Portland

No. 3 South Portland 39 def. No. 2 McAuley 36 [GIRLS]
No. 1 Gorham 60 def. No. 5 Bonny Eagle 28 [GIRLS] .
No. 3 Massabesic 49 def. No. 2 Gorham 48 [BOYS]
No. 4 S. Portland 39 def. No. 1 Thornton 36 [BOYS]