It will be an all-County Class D boys final at the Cross Insurance Center with the Fort Fairfield Tigers set to face off with the top-seed Wasburn Beavers on Saturday.

Washburn Holds Off Machias for Semifinal Win

Jeff Tuttle, Townsquare Media Bangor
Jeff Tuttle, Townsquare Media Bangor

The top-seed Washburn Beavers held off a tough Machias team Thursday night, pulling away in the fourth quarter for an 80-64 win at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor.

Washburn will play the Fort Fairfield Tigers Saturday in the Eastern Maine Class D finals.

Machias cut the lead to single digits in the third quarter, but the Beavers were solid from the line late in the game, going 14 of 16 in the fourth quarter and 28 for 31 for the game.

Noah Caron finished with 24 points for Washburn, going 9-10 from the free throw line late in the game. Caron was named player of the game.

Noah Farley turned in 19 points, many of which came in the first half on the break after missed shots by Machias.

For Machias, standout senior Logan Wood finished his high school career with 30 points in the loss. Six-foot-four sophomore Jacob Godfrey added 13 points and seven blocks.

Fort Fairfield Runs Over Southern Aroostook To Earn Spot in EM Finals

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The third time was a charm for the Fort Fairfield Tigers who started out their semifinal with an 11-0 run against the higher-seeded Southern Aroostook team and never looked back.

The No. 3 Tigers had lost both regular season games to the No. 2 Warriors, but played near-perfect basketball Thursday night on their way to a 71-52 win at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor.

Fort Fairfield senior Robert Watson finished with 18 points, 12 of which came in the Tigers' 25-point first quarter. Watson was named McDonald's Player of the Game.

The Tigers extended that first quarter advantage, leading by 13 at the half and 25 points heading into the final quarter.

Sophomore Christopher Giberson and senior Caleb Daigle each scored 15 points for the Tigers in the win.

For the Warriors, who end the season with a 19-2 record, Cameron Landry scored 15 points. Jackson Mathers added 13 points and sophomore center Nolan Altvater was held to 8 points.

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