Wednesday February 23, 2011 | 07:20 PM

Bonny Eagle freshman Dustin Cole continues to impress. In his first time playing at the Civic Center, Cole displayed the moves that have given him a strong following. Cole scored last-second baskets to close the first and third quarters and finished with 16 points in a 42-34 win over Deering.

At the end of the third quarter, the Scots held for the last shot, and naturally the ball was in Cole's hands. Cole hit a jumper and his defender Pat Green just shrugged. Green played tight defense, but there was nothing he could do against the mercurial Cole.

of Deering had a strong rebounding game and some timely baskets against Bonny Eagle in the semifinals Wednesday night.

The highlight was a dunk after stealing the ball at midcourt with just under a minute and a half remaining.

Ross scored eight points in the first half. His dunk gave him 12 points.

It took Ross at least half the season to find his basketball form after a long football season during which the Fitzpatrick Trophy finalist led Deering to the Western Class A title game.

His rebounding and scoring proved key in a quarterfinal win over Thornton Academy.

Ross, a quarterback, is headed to Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Conn., on a football scholarship.

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Tom Chard is a Portland native who has covered high school sports and golf for the Press Herald and Maine Sunday Telegram for 38 years. A three-sport athlete at Deering High, Tom's chief athletic pursuit is chasing the little white ball. He played in his 20th Maine Amateur Golf Championship in July.

Glenn Jordan came to Maine in 1994 to cover the nascent Portland Sea Dogs. After eight baseball seasons and three children – the last two within 18 minutes of each other – he became a part-time writer. Among the sports he covers are now are tennis, skiing, swimming and running. He has a degree in philosophy from Dartmouth, a decent forehand and a penchant for checkers.

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