After a see-saw battle at the Cross Insurance Center Thursday afternoon, the Lady Tigers from Shead High School in Easport ousted the defending champion Washburn Beavers.

The No. 3 Tigers took a one-point lead on a contested layup by junior Holly Preston with 8.6 seconds to go. Two foul shots from sophomore Cassidy Wilder with 3 seconds left sealed the game, dethroning the  No. 2 Beavers 38-35.

Shead will take on the winner of Southern Aroostook and Central Aroostook in the Northern Maine finals.

Preston led the Tigers with 11 points. Senior Cierra Seeley had 10 and Wilder had 6, including those late free throws.

Freshman Kassandra Farley led the Beavers with 9 points. Emilia Churchill and Grace Braley each added 8.