Defending Champion Hampden Broncos Cruise Past Lewiston [BOYS]

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The top-seeded and undefeated Hampden Academy Broncos started out fast and didn't look back as they defeated No. 8 Lewiston Blue Devils in a quarterfinal contest at the Augusta Civic Center on Monday.

With the 85-47 win, Broncos took the first step in defense of their Class A state title.

Senior Zach Gilpin finished with 19 points to lead the Broncos. Isaiah Bess and Brendan McIntyre each scored 15, and Nick Gilpin added 13 in a balanced attack by Hampden.

The Broncos scored 56 points in the second half, and committed only seven turnovers in the game.

The Blue Devils committed 21 turnovers.

Hampden finished the regular season undefeated after wining the state championship against South Portland last season. The Broncos have fared well at the Augusta Civic Center, and their fans remember Nick Gilpin's last-second shot against Lawrence that sent the Broncos to the 2013 title game.

Lewiston advanced to the tournament by beating the Lawrence Bulldogs 44-40 in last week's prelim round. Lewiston was the last Eastern Maine team to defeat Hampden, a loss that dates back to 2013.

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Fort Fairfield Storms Back to Defeat Penobscot Valley [GIRLS] 

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The No. 3 Fort Fairfield girls held off the No. 6 Penobscot Valley Howlers after the Tigers were able to force overtime in Class D quarterfinal match-up on Monday at the Cross Insurance Center.

After trailing all game -- and by as many as 12 points -- the Tigers were able to force overtime when Kayla Giberson scored on a put back with five seconds left in regulation.

Taylor Churchill finished with 18 points to lead the Tigers. Samantha Ireland had 20 points to lead the Howlers.

Rossignol, Van Buren Outpace Limestone Eagles [GIRLS]

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Van Buren senior Parise Rossignol tied the Class D girls tournament single-game scoring record on Monday, dumping in 43 on the way to a 70-46 victory by the Crusaders.

The No. 2 Van Buren team will now play the No. 3 Fort Fairfield Tigers, who won earlier in the day.

For Limestone, Melissa Cantafio had 15 points.

In tying the scoring record, Rossignol equaled the point total of Tricia Carver set in 1997. Rossignol was named player of the game.

Van Buren Crusaders Hold Off Jonesport-Beals in Nail-Biter [BOYS]

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The No. 8 seed Van Buren Crusaders held off the Jonesport-Beals boys in the Class D Eastern Maine quarterfinals Monday afternoon at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor.

Senior forward Jacob Rioux led the Crusaders with 30 points on their way to a 57-53 win. Andre Rossingol scored 11 points.

Sterling Beal had 21 for Jonesport-Beals.

Jonesport-Beals had hoped to continue their string of post-season upsets after coming into the tournament as the as the No. 16 seed after ousting top-seed Washburn in a play-in game.

Here's the roundup today of what's happening at the Cross:

#3 Fort Fairfield 59 vs #6 Penobscot Valley 54 [GIRLS], OT
#2 Van Buren 70 #7 LCS/MSSM 46 [GIRLS]
#5 S. Aroostook 53, #4 Deer Isle 45  [BOYS] [PHOTOS]
#8 Van Buren 57, #1 Jonesport-Beals 53 [BOYS]
#4 Washburn 80, #5 Machias 52 [GIRLS] [PHOTOS]
#1 Schenck 49, #8 Stearns 44 [GIRLS] [PHOTOS]

Here's what's going on elsewhere in the state.

Augusta Civic Center

#5 Edward Little 68 #4 Messalonskee 57 [BOYS]
#3 Searsport 73 #6 Richmond 53 [GIRLS]
#2 Rangeley 69 #7 Valley 24 [GIRLS]
#1 Hampden 85 #8 Lewiston 47 [BOYS]
#3 Waynflete 66,  #6 Monmouth 51 [BOYS]
#7 Hall-Dale 67, #2 Boothbay 54 [BOYS]
#5 Maranacook 68, #4 Winthrop 52 [BOYS]
#1 Dirigo 66, #8 Wiscasset 56 [BOYS]

Portland Expo

#3 Bonny Eagle 66, #6 Sanford 49 [BOYS]
#2 Falmouth 56 #7-Cheverus 48 [BOYS]
#6 Cheverus 61, #3 South Portland 42 [GIRLS]
#7 Windham 34, #2 Thornton 32 [GIRLS]
#4 Portland 47. #5 Gorham 42 [GIRLS]
#1 McAuley 52, #8 Deering 30 [GIRLS]