The best in Class C take over the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor on Tuesday.

Bouchard Powers Top-seed Houlton Past Piscataquis [GIRLS]

The top-ranked Houlton pulled away from Piscataquis Tuesday night to a convincing quarterfinal victory at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor.

Senior standout Kolleen Bouchard powered the defending regional champs past the outmatched Pirates, who fell to Houlton 65-26.

Houlton, who moved to Class C this year, used its potent offense and smothering defense to stymie the Pirates, who fell behind by 40 points at one point in the second half.

Beating the undefeated Shiretowners is no easy task, but even more so for Piscataquis, who lost two of their starters to injury in recent days.

Bouchard led Houlton in scoring with 26 points. >>FULL STORY>>

Central Advances To North C Semis With Win Over Stearns [GIRLS]

The Central Red Devils were able to build a lead in the second half and defeat the Stearns Minutemen in Class C quarterfinal action Tuesday night in Bangor.

The No. 5 Red Devils were led by senior Sydney Allen, who finished with 12 points in the 40-33 win over the No. 4 Stearns Minutemen of Millinocket.

It was a tight game. Trailing at halftime, Central was able to build an eight point lead in the third quarter

Abby Allen and Rachel Smith each added seven points for Central. >>FULL STORY>>

Defending Champion George Stevens Holds Off Houlton [BOYS]

The Houlton boys gave top-seed George Stevens fits at times in their quarterfinal match-up Tuesday afternoon, but when the buzzer sounded, the defending state champion Eagles came away with a solid win.

Senior Taylor Schildroth scored 23 points in the 55-43 win, which punched the Eagles ticket to a semifinal contest against Fort Kent on Friday at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor.

The No. 9 Warriors were led by Keegan Gentle and Cameron Cleary, each of whom scored 12 points. >>FULL STORY>>

Fort Kent Runs Past Central Aroostook in C Quarterfinal [BOYS]

The Fort Kent Warriors hit the court running, jumping out to an early lead on the Central Aroostook and fending off any attempts by the Panthers to close the gap in Tuesday's quarterfinal in Bangor.

When the buzzer sounded, the Warriors came away with a 66-45 win and a ticket to the Class C North semifinals.

It was a familiar story for the Panthers, who -- like in their two regular season meetings with the Warriors -- fell behind early and were unable to make up the difference against the bigger Fort Kent team.

 It was a balanced attack from the Warriors. Junior Camden Jandreau led the team with 17 points. Senior Jacob Daigle had 16 points in the win and junior Caleb Deslisle added 14 points.

Dexter Defeats Fort Kent To Advance To Semifinals [GIRLS]

The Dexter Tigers breezed past Fort Kent in Tuesday's Class C quarterfinals at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor.

No. 2 Dexter, who have become perennial tournament participants, pulled away early in the contest on their way to a 52-13 win over the No. 7 Warriors, who struggled to score in their first tournament game in eight years.

Freshman guard Peyton Grant had 23 points in the contest. Another freshman, Avery Herrick added 14 points.

It was a tough day for the Fort Kent Warriors, whose senior captain Libby LaPointe left the game with an injury early in the fourth quarter. >>FULL STORY>>

Calais Bedevils No. 3 Narraguagus To Earn Spot In Class C Semifinals [GIRLS]

The Calais Blue Devils bedeviled rival Narraguagus Knights yet again, upsetting the No. 3 seed in a tight quarterfinal contest in Bangor Tuesday morning.

Sophomore Lauren Cook led the No. 11 Blue Devils, scoring 22 points in the 53-49 win over the Knight at the Cross Insurance Center.

The Blue Devils showed they were not your average 11-seed, outplaying the Knights and earning a spot in the Class C semifinals.

Calais (13-6) had handed the Lady Knights their only loss early in the season. Narraguagus, who finished the season at 17-2, later avenged that loss. But Calais proved too much for Knights Tuesday morning, with strong performances by both Cook and freshman Sophie McVicar, who added 12 points for the Blue Devils. >>FULL STORY>>

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Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018

Cross Insurance Center, Bangor

No. 11 Calais 53 def. No. 3 Narraguagus 49 [GIRLS]
No. 2 Dexter 52 def. No. 7 Fort Kent 13 [GIRLS]
No. 5 Fort Kent 66 def. No. 4 Central Aroostook 45 [BOYS]
No. 1 George Stevens 55 def. No. 9 Houlton 43 [BOYS]
No. 5 Central 40 def. No. 4 Stearns 33 [GIRLS]
No. 1 Houlton 65 def. No. 8 PCHS 26 [GIRLS]

Augusta Civic Center, Augusta

No. 4 Greenville 44 def. No. 5 Seacoast Christian 28 [GIRLS]
No. 1 Vinalhaven 62 def. No. 8 Valley 26 [GIRLS]
No. 6 Richmond 33 def. No. 3 Old Orchard Beach 30 [GIRLS]
No. 2 Monmouth 58 def. No. 10 St. Doms 37 [GIRLS]
No. 4 Madison 62 def. No. 12 Mt. Abram 27 [GIRLS]
No. 1 Boothbay 59 def. No. 5 Traip 40 [GIRLS]

Portland Expo, Portland

No. 3 Freeport 46 def. No. 6 Wells 42 [GIRLS]
No. 2 Poland 59 def. No. 7 Mountain Valley 29 [GIRLS]
No. 4 Lake Region 52 def. No. 5 Oak Hill 28 [GIRLS]
No. 1 Gray 49 def. No. 8 Spruce Mountain 34 [GIRLS]

Cross Insurance Arena, Portland

No. 2 Scarborough 48 def. No. 3 Bonny Eagle 40 [GIRLS]
No. 5 Gorham 53 def. No. 1 South Portland 42 [GIRLS]
No. 2 Edward Little 55 def. No. 3 Oxford Hills 33 [BOYS]
No. 4 Windham 55 def. No. 1 Portland 53 [BOYS]

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