The top-seed Houlton Shiretowners ended Hermon's upset run on Saturday, coming away with a 51-33 win after pulling away in the second half.

Houlton will play on at 7:05 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 26 against the South champion for the B state championship at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor.

Kolleen Bouchard led the Shiretowners with 19 points. Natalie Hill had 15 points. Aspen Flewelling had 8 points and Kristen Graham added 6.

Hill was named the McDonald's Player of the Game.

Emi Higgins led Hermon with 13 points.

Houlton beat Hermon twice in the regular season. The No. 7 Hermon Hawks advanced to the North final after upsetting the No. 2 MDI Trojans and the No. 3 Presque Isle Wildcats.

Houlton is the defending Class C state champion, but with reclassification, Houlton moved up to Class B this year.

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