Foxcroft Ponies Outlast Central Lady Devils [GIRLS]

The Foxcroft Academy Ponies held off the Central Lady Devils Friday night for a quarterfinal win in the final game of the evening Friday night at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor.

No. 3 Foxcoft came out running and built a 12-4 lead after one quarter, but No. 6 Central regrouped in the second quarter and pulled within two points at 23-21 at the half.

The game remained close until the fourth quarter, when Foxcroft pulled away to a 52-44 win and a trip to the semifinal round on Wednesday.

Foxcroft was led by Abigail Simpson, with 19 points. Abbi Bourget added 11. [FULL STORY]

MDI Defeats Belfast To Advance To North B Semifinals [BOYS]

In a frenetic, back-and-forth Class B North contest, the MDI Trojans advanced to the semifinals after defeating the Belfast Lions at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor Friday evening.

The No. 2 Trojans (16-3) finally were able slow the game down late in the fourth quarter to protect their lead on their way to a 45-35 win over the No. 7 Lions.

Senior forward Graham Good led the Trojans with 17 points. Junior guard Andrew Phelps added 8 points. [FULL STORY]

Central Red Devils Defeat Winslow In B North Quarterfinal [BOYS]

The Central Red Devils pulled away from the Winslow Black Raiders the fourth quarter on their way to a Class B North quarterfinal victory at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor.

In a back-and-forth contest, the Central came away with a 49-41 win to advance in the Maine High School Basketball Tournament.

It wasn’t easy for the No. 3 Red Devils (16-3), who trailed by as many as 10 points during the game with the Black Raiders controlling the pace for much of the first half.

Central was able to gain momentum in the second half with Winslow’s junior center and leading scorer Jackson Moreneault on the bench with four fouls. Moreneault fouled out with 4:33 left in the fourth quarter, finishing with 12 points. [FULL STORY]

Here’s the full Friday schedule:

Friday, Feb. 17, 2017

Cross Insurance Center, Bangor

No. 3 Central 49 def. No. 6  Winslow 41 [BOYS]
No. 2 MDI 45 def. No. 7 Belfast 35 [BOYS]
No. 3 Foxcroft 53 def. No. 6 Central 44 [GIRLS]

Augusta Civic Center, Augusta

No. 3 Nokomis 55 def. No. 6 Camden Hills 41 [GIRLS] .
No. 2 Skowhegan 50 def. No. 7 Oceanside 41 [GIRLS]
No. 5 Hampden 46 def. No. 4 Lawrence 39 [GIRLS]
No. 1 Messalonskee 67 def. No. 8 Gardiner 56 [GIRLS]

Portland Expo, Portland

No. 4 York 47 def. No. 5 Westbrook 44 [BOYS]
No. 1 Greely 76 def. No. 8 Kennebunk 31 [BOYS]

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