The undefeated Waterville Purple Panthers turned on the offense in the fourth quarter to pull away form the John Bapst Crusaders Friday night in Bangor.

The No. 3 Purple Panthers started the fourth quarter with a 9-0 run on their way to a 43-35 win over No. 11 John Bapst at the Cross Insurance Center.

It was a valiant effort from the Crusaders, who handled the Panthers pressure defense and held a four-point lead after three quarters. But turnovers plagued both teams and Waterville outscored Bapst 23-10 in the fourth quarter.

Junior forward Sadie Garling finished with 19 points for Waterville.

Sydney Ellis led Bapst with 11 points.

Waterville improves to 19-0 on the season.

John Bapst finishes the season at 6-13.