Monday February 28, 2011 | 06:21 PM

The starting times for the Class B state championship games Friday night at the Cumberland County Civic Center have been changed and will now be played at 7 and 9 p.m.

Gerry Durgin, the tournament director at the Civic Center, said the reason for the time change was a request by Civic Center administration. The games had originally been scheduled for 6 and 8 p.m.

Leavitt (21-0) and Nokomis (19-2) will play for the girls' championship at 7 p.m., followed by the boys' game between Cape Elizabeth (17-4) and Camden Hills (21-0).

WHENEVER FRESHMAN standout Dustin Cole does something noteworthy, such as score a fancy basket or dribble through the defense, the Bonny Eagle student section, chants "He's a freshman, he's a freshman."

Cole, listed at 5-foot-7, has become a fan favorite in his first season. And for good reason, he's exciting to watch.

TALKING BEFORE the Western Class A boys' final in front of the scorer's table as SMAA coaches always do, Bob Brown of Cheverus and Phil Bourassa of Bonny Eagle offered an interesting contrast. Brown has been coaching more years, a lot more, than Bourassa, 25, has been alive. Brown won two Class A state titles before Bourassa was born.

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