Houlton Shiretowners vs. Sumner Tigers

The Houlton Shiretowners ended Sumner's playoff run Friday afternoon, easily handling the Tigers on their way to date at the regional final in Bangor.

No. 4 Houlton led from start to finish in the semifinal, finishing off Sumner 60-34 at the Cross Insurance Center.

The win ended the No. 8 Tigers' improbable run in the playoffs, the highlight of which was a thrilling quarterfinal win over top-seed Central Aroostook Panthers.

Keegan Gentle led the Shiretowners with 13 points. Jordan Gentle and Cameron Callnan each scored 12 points. Nolan Porter added eight points.

Simon Torrey led Sumner (13-8) with seven points.

Houlton (17-4) will play No. 3 George Stevens Academy for the Class C North title at 8:35 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 23 at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor.

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