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Camden Hills pulls off huge upset over Oceanside

BANGOR - The seventh seed Camden Hills Girls basketball team won 54-39 over second seed Oceanside.

Leading the way for Camden Hills was senior forward Jordan Knowlton with 20 points and 12 rebounds.

A key for Knowlton and her team was being able to key their emotions in check amongst the crazy atmosphere that the tournament brings.

'I just try to stay controlled and poised. That's the best way to win. You've got to stay controlled,' said Knowlton.

Camden Hills Center Rachel Pease put in 15 points and had nine rebounds. Bekhah Hilt added seven points.

Oceanside's Emily Gould scored 15 points, with three rebounds. Hannah Plourde had 10 points.

Camden Hills took a 25-23 lead going into halftime before taking off on a 15-5 run in the third quarter.

The team will now play third seed Nokomis in the Girls Class B semi-finals.

MDI edges out Winslow in quarter-final Action

BANGOR - Third seed Mt. Desert Island Boys basketball team got past sixth seed Winslow 48-42 in the quarter-finals of the Eastern Maine Boys Basketball Tournament.

MDI guard Jonathan Phelps went 3-6 from beyond the arch for a combined 11 points. Keegan McKim added 11 points, and Adam Gray had 11 points with 12 rebounds.

MDI was down by as much as 11 points before bringing Winslow's lead down to four points going into half-time.

Phelps made a huge three-point shot in the third quarter with 10 seconds left on the clock to help MDI take a 33-32 lead.

Winslow was winning 35-33 with four minutes left to play before MDI went on a 12-6 surge to close things out.

Winslow's Dayne Savage scored 17 points, and Nicholas Whitehead put in nine points with seven rebounds.

MDI will play the winner of Presque Isle vs. Waterville in the semi-finals.

Nokomis girls narrowly move on to Semi-finals

BANGOR - The Nokomis Warriors girls basketball team play great basketball in the fourth quarter to defeat the Belfast Lions 49-39 in the first game of the Eastern Maine High School Basketball Tournament.

Nokomis got off to a great 20-9 start with five minutes to go in the first half before the momentum began to shift.

Belfast went on a 9-0 run to shorten the lead to two points thanks to Nokomis having 12 first half fouls.

The team would then go up on Nokomis 29-28 with five minutes to play, but never regained the lead after that.

Nokomis's quickness on the court and excellent passing would help them end the game on a 14-6 run.

Nokomis forward Kelsie Richards led her team with 17 points and a team high three steals. Traci Carson added seven points and eight rebounds.

Belfast senior Lexi Nelligan had a fantastic final game with 20 points, 17 rebounds and four steals.

Nokomis now moves on to the semi-finals to play the winner of Oceanside vs. Camden Hills.

Wolverines move past Panthers in tournament Quarter-finals

BANGOR - In a game that came down to the final shot, second seed Presque Isle was able to hold on for the 47-45 win over Waterville.

Presque Isle's Tyler Brooks scored 19 points, and Center Bradley Shields was a big contributor with 12 points, 10 rebounds and four blocks.

Waterville was winning 24-21 at the half, before losing the lead for good mid-way through the third quarter.

Presque Isle then went on a 9-4 run to lead 38-30 going into the fourth quarter.

Waterville had the ball down two with six seconds left in the game, but couldn't come down with the three-point shot.

Waterville senior guard Josh Gormley led the Panthers with 25 points. Justin Jabar had 11 points.

Presque Isle will now play MDI in the tournament semi-finals. 

Foxcroft Academy upsets Caribou in low-scoring affair

BANGOR - Thirteenth seed Foxcroft Academy pulled off the upset over fifth seed Caribou 41-32.

Leading the way for Foxcroft Academy was Ryan Rebar, who had 17 points along with two steals. Center Kolby Kendall scored 10 points and brought down seven rebounds.

The first points of the quarter-final contest didn't come until almost four minutes into the game.

Foxcroft Academy would take a 19-14 lead into halftime and keep the momentum going into the second half.

Dayne Savage and Derek Richardson both finished up with nine points apiece for Caribou.

Foxcroft Academy moves on to face top-ranked Medomak Valley in the semi-finals.

John Murray leads Medomak Valley past Camden Hills

BANGOR- John Murray scored 22 points, with 11 rebounds to help top seed Medomak Valley get the 52-47 win over rival Camden Hills.

These two teams came into this game having played each other twice during the regular season, both of which Medomak came out on top.

Murray said after the game that these rivalries are definitely a big thing in the Mid-coast area.

'Oceanside actually came here to watch us because we are all down in the Mid-coast, we're all competing against each other. It's just hard down there, and unfortunately we had to meet Camden in the quarter-finals, which is pretty much how it always is.'

Medomak was behind 11-3 early in the first before coming from behind to tie things up at 23-23 going into halftime.

Camden Hills would then come back to tie the game at 43-43 with three minutes left in the game.

Medomak would use Camden Hills foul trouble to its advantage to come out victorious.

Micah Williamson contributed eight points and six rebounds for Medomak. Freshman Nicholas DePatsy had seven points off the bench.

Jason Khun led Camden Hills with 15 points. Senior guard Connor Hart added 14 points.  

Medomak Valley will face off against the defensively tough Foxcroft Academy in the semi-finals.

MDI girls move on to Semi-finals

BANGOR - The MDI Girls basketball team never gave up the lead in a 38-31 win over Winslow in an Eastern Maine Class B quarter-finals matchup.

It looked like MDI had everything wrapped up with a 10-point lead late in the third, but Winslow came surging back with nine straight points. 

However, fifth-ranked MDI would shut down Winslow for almost three minutes to end any chance of a miracle comeback.

MDI's Emily Lewis was a key factor in the game, shooting 5-7 from the foul line for a total nine points. Guard Molly Carroll scored 13 points, and Hannah Shaw had eight points.

Winslow's Devin Fitzgibbons made up almost half of her team's total game score with 15 points.

MDI will now face a tough challenge in the top-ranked Presque Isle Wildcats.

Top-ranked Presque Isle girls win in Blowout

BANGOR - The Presque Isle Girls proved why they are the top seed with a 75-26 victory over Ellsworth.

The 5-2 score midway through the first quarter was the only time Ellsworth was still in contention.

Presque Isle took advantage of Ellsworth's miscues to go on a 13-3 run in the second quarter, and take a huge 39-10 lead into halftime.

Leading the way for Presque Isle was senior guard Chandler Guerrette with 17 points. Karlee Bernier scored 12 points, and Megan Ireland added 12 points.

Ellsworth's Hailee Langley and Taylor White scored six points apiece. Morgan Card had five rebounds.

Presque Isle will match up against fifth seed MDI in the semi-finals.

Hodgdon Hawks breeze past Van Buren Crusaders 

BANGOR - Third Seed Hodgon never let up in its 53-41 victory over Van Buren.

Hodgdon's Mariah Wiley went perfect from the free-throw line for a total combined 22 points. 

Lacey McQuarrie put in nine points, along with seven rebounds and five assists. Jennah Steamer had eight points and six rebounds.

Hodgdon was up by as much as 15 points in the game, and never let the lead get below six points.

Van Buren's Parise Rossignol had a huge night with 30 points and six steals. Felisha Bouchard had eight points.

Hodgon faces second-seed Schenck in the tournament semi-finals.

Schenck girls over-match Jonesport-Beals in Victory

BANGOR - Second seed Schenck ran all over Jonesport-Beals 51-31 to move on to the semi-finals.

Schenck forward Kate-Lynn Michaud led all scorers with 20 points. Morgan Thompson had 11 points and two blocks.

Jonesport-Beals was down by three in the second quarter before Schenck went on a 10-2 run to end the first half and never looked back after that.

Brianna Cirone scored 11 points, along with nine rebounds for Jonesport-Beals.

Schenck will matchup against third-seed Hodgdon in the semi-finals game.

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