Friday, March 7, 2014
After winning its third regional title since 2008, the Cape Elizabeth boys will head into the state final Friday as an underdog again against either Camden Hills or Ellsworth, both of which were undefeated going into the Eastern Class B final Saturday night.
In 2008, the Capers lost to Maranacook and hot-shooting Ryan Martin at the Bangor Auditorium. Two years ago, it was a talented Camden Hills team that pulled away from the Capers in the second half at the Civic Center.
"Whenever we win (Western Class B), it seems we're facing an undefeated team," said Cape Elizabeth Coach Jim Ray.
The state final will be at 8 p.m. Friday at the Cumberland County Civic Center.
"I imagine we'll be the underdogs, but we'll try to put something together," said Ray.
YARMOUTH WAS playing in its first regional final since 1973, when the Clippers won the Western Class C title but lost to Sumner in the state final.
The Clippers knocked off No. 1 Greely in the semifinals but couldn’t sustain that momentum against Cape Elizabeth, which is familiar with the Civic Center court and playing in previous regional finals. A lack of big-game experience might have hurt the Clippers.
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