Class C

George Stevens Academy Claims Class C Crown With Win Over Waynflete

Jeff Tuttle, Townsquare Media Bangor

George Stevens Academy ended its near-perfect season with a state championship Saturday night, pulling away from the Waynflete Flyers in the final game of the night at the Augusta Civic Center.

Led by sophomore point guard Taylor Schildroth with 25 points, the Eagles controlled the fourth quarter in an otherwise tight game on their way to a 59-46 win and a Class C state title.

Beckett Slayton had 13 points fro the Eagles. Jarrod Chase added 10 points.

Milo Belleau led the Flyers with 13 points.

Narraguagus Knights Defeat Boothbay For First-Ever State Title

Jeff Tuttle, Townsquare Media Bangor

The Narraguagus Knights pulled away from the Boothbay Seahawks Saturday night in Augusta to claim the school’s first-ever state title.

The Knights defeated the Seahawks to claim the Class C crown 33-25 at the Augusta Civic Center behind 20 points from senior center Kelli Kennedy.

Boothbay and Narraguagus traded leads until the Knights buckled down on defense and stymied the bigger Boothbay team midway through in the fourth quarter.

Kennedy led the Knights in scoring. Cassidy Osgood added five points.

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Class B

Houlton Shiretowners Defeat Gray-New Gloucester For Class B State Title

Jeff Tuttle, Townsquare Media Bangor

The Houlton Shiretowners won their second consecutive state title Friday night at the Cross Insurance Center, pulling away from the the southern Maine champs Gray-New Gloucester after a tight battle.

The Shiretowners, who finish the season at 21-1, held off a late Patriots run to come away with a 48-35 win and the first gold ball of the tournament.

The Patriots cut the lead to 5 points with 3 minutes to go in the game, but were forced to foul as time waned, and the Shiretowners were able to extend the lead.

Sophomore standout Kolleen Bouchard finished with 21 points. Natalie Hill added 10 points and Rylee Warman had 9 points. Aspen Flewelling had 8 points in the win.

Skye Conley led the Patriots with 13 points.

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Lake Region Runs Away From Ellsworth To Claim Class B Crown

Jeff Tuttle, Townsquare Media Bangor

The Lake Region Lakers ran away from the Ellsworth Eagles in the second half at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor to claim the Class B title and the second gold ball of Friday night.

The Lakers were tenacious on both ends of the floor, building a double-digit lead early in the third quarter and never looking back on their way to a 63-47 win over the Eagles.

It is the first state title for the Lakers since 1985.

The Lakers held a four-point lead at the half, but by the end of the third quarter, they scored 16 unanswered points and built the lead to 46-29.

Jack Lesure and Nate Smith led the Lakers with 14 points each. Marcus Devoe had 12 points.

Class D

Valley Cavaliers Claim State Class D Title With Win Over Easton

Jeff Tuttle, Townsquare Media Bangor

In a tight game throughout, the Valley Cavaliers claimed the Class D state title with a 55-44 win over the Easton Bears.

Valley capped the victory with a two-handed dunk from senior captain Cody Laweryson, who finished with 18 points to lead the Cavaliers.

After a strong first quarter, in which the Cavaliers took a 10-point lead, the Bears were able to close the gap, cutting the lead to two late in the fourth quarter. Valley was able to control the last few minutes and hold off the Bears.

Senior Collin Miller added 16 points for Valley while Austin Cates added 11.

For Easton, Carson Flewelling had 20 points.

Rangeley Lakers Hold Off Shead Tigers To Claim Class D State Title

Jeff Tuttle, Townsquare Media Bangor

The Rangeley Lakers held off a late charge from the Shead Tigers to claim the Class D girls state title Saturday afternoon in Augusta.

The Tigers, of Eastport, were able to cut the lead to three points late in the game, but the Lakers were able to sink key free throws down the stretch on their way to a 28-22 win.

Senior Blayke Morin led the Lakers with 10 points.

For Shead, Holly Preston had 10 points. Cierra Seely had 8 points and Katelyn Mitchell added 4.

It's the first girls state title in 12 years for the Rangeley girls.

Friday, Feb. 26, 2016

Cross Insurance Center, Bangor

No. 1 Houlton Shiretowners 48 def. No. 2 Gray-New Gloucester Patriots 35 [GIRLS]
No. 1 Lake Region Lakers 63 def. No. 2 Ellsworth Eagles 47 [BOYS]

Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016

Augusta Civic Center, Augusta

No.1 Rangeley Lakers 28 def. No. 3 Shead Tigers 22 [GIRLS]
No. 1 Valley Cavaliers 55 def. No. 1 Easton Bears 44  [BOYS]

No. 3 Narraguagus Knights 33 def. No. 2 Boothbay Seahawks 25 [GIRLS]
No. 1 George Stevens Academy 59 def. No. 4 Waynflete Flyers 46 [BOYS]

Cross Insurance Arena, Portland

No. 1 York Wildcats 58 def. No. 1 Lawrence Bulldogs 57 [GIRLS]
No. 2 Falmouth Yachtsmen 59 def. No. 5 Oceanside Mariners 28 [BOYS]

No. 1 Gorham Rams 46 def. No. 2 Edward Little Red Eddies 36 [GIRLS]
No. 1 Portland Bulldogs 52 def. No. 4 South Portland Red Riots 50 [BOYS] 2OT