Saturday February 23, 2013 | 09:38 PM

Asked to explain how his team could blow out York in the first regular-season game, get blown out in the second meeting and then do it to York again in the Western Class B boys' final when most people expected a close game, Falmouth Coach Dave Halligan said: “It’s an emotional game. We got taught a lesson in the second game against them. Sometimes that happens.” The Yachtsmen were ready for the third meeting, and felt they had something to prove.

“It helped that we shot well. If we played 10 times, it would probably be 5 and 5,” said Halligan.

LATE IN THE GAME, Charlie Fay of Falmouth took a hard foul from Luke Claflin on a breakaway. Fay looked ready to throw down one of his dunks before Claflin knocked him down.

An intentional foul was called and Fay made two foul shots, but not before Grant Burfeind had words with Claflin.

“I was just trying to protect my player,” said Burfeind. “I want him to be ready for next Friday night (for the state final.)"

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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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