Maine High School Basketball Tournament 2018: Friday’s Schedule, Scores + Highlights
Top-seed George Stevens Rolls To Semifinal Win Over Fort Kent [BOYS]
It took one quarter of basketball for the defending state champion George Stevens Academy Eagles to get rolling, but once they did, they didn't look back in their semifinal match-up against the Fort Kent Warriors.
No. 5 Fort Kent led by one point after the first quarter. But early in the second, top-seed George Stevens (19-1) regained the lead and kept it until the buzzer sounded with the Eagles on top 76-53.
The win gives the No. 1 Eagles a chance to play for the Class C north title on Saturday, when they will take on the No. 2 Fort Fairfield Tigers at 8:45 p.m. in Bangor.
Senior Taylor Schildroth led the Eagles with 30 points. Stefan Simmons had 13 points. Max Mattson finished with 12. >>FULL STORY>>
Fort Fairfield Holds Off Mattanawcook To Advance [BOYS]
The Fort Fairfield Tigers advanced to the north region final with a 53-45 win over the Mattanawcook Lynx Friday night at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor.
Senior Isaac Cyr led the Tigers with 24 points. In that effort, Cyr surpassed 1,000 points for his career.
It was a close game throughout, although No. 2 Fort Fairfield maintained the lead for most of the game over the No. 3 Lynx. >>FULL STORY>>
Undefeated Houlton Pushed To The Limit By Central [GIRLS]
The undefeated Houlton Shiretowners were pushed to the limit Friday afternoon by the Central Red Devils, in a toe-to-toe battle at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor.
The top-seed Shiretowners (20-0) held off No. 5 Central 41-38 to advance to the regional finals on Saturday against the Dexter Tigers.
The lead changed hands several times in the final three minutes before Houlton was able to seal the victory with some key free throws.
Senior standout Kolleen Bouchard led the Shiretowners with 21 points, leaving her 16 points shy of 2,000 points for her career. >>FULL STORY>>
Dexter Defeats Calais To Advance To Championship Saturday [GIRLS]
The Dexter Tigers defeated the Calais Blue Devils Friday afternoon to advance to the north regional final.
Both teams struggled offensively in the contest, but the No. 2 Tigers had enough firepower to come away with the 36-15 win earn a trip back to Championship Saturday.
Freshman Peyton Grant led the Tigers with 16 points. Another freshman, Avery Herrick, had 14 points in the win.
It was a frustrating night for the No. 6 Blue Devils, who had advanced to the semifinal with two upsets wins earlier in the week.The Dexter defense stymied Calais all afternoon, limiting the run-and-gun Blue Devils' offense to one shot on most possessions. >>FULL STORY>>
Friday, Feb. 23, 2018
Cross Insurance Center, Bangor
CLASS C NORTH SEMIFINALS
No. 2 Dexter 36 def.No. 6 Calais 15 [GIRLS]
No. 1 Houlton 41 def. No. 5 Central 38 [GIRLS]
No. 2 Fort Fairfield 53 def. No. 3 Mattanawcook 45 [BOYS]
No. 1 George Stevens 76 def. No. 5 Fort Kent 53 [BOYS]
Augusta Civic Center, Augusta
CLASS A NORTH FINALS
No. 1 Hampden 42 def. No. 3 Messalonskee 37 [GIRLS]
No. 1 Hampden 42 def. No. 5 Medomak Valley 21 [BOYS]
Cross Insurance Arena, Portland
CLASS AA NORTH FINALS
No. 3 Edward Little 48 def. No. 1 Oxford Hills 45 [GIRLS]
No. 2 Edward Little 50 def. No. 4 Windham 35 [BOYS] 6:30 p.m.
CLASS AA SOUTH FINALS
No. 3 Gorham 48 def. No. 2 Scarborough 27 [GIRLS]
No. 1 Scarborough 55 def. No. 2 South Portland 43 [BOYS]