Tuesday February 22, 2011 | 02:05 PM

Nice touch of class late Monday night by the Bonny Eagle fans who gathered after the Scots had lost to No. 1 Deering 37-30 in the Western Class A quarterfinals.

First they applauded Coach Sue Rondeau as she made her way down the court toward the exit at the Portland Expo.

Then they cheered the team as it came up the stairs from the locker room and also headed to the exit.

Rondeau, whose teams won only seven games the previous two seasons, said the loss was disappointing, but the program is hopefully headed in the right direction.

"For our program, the goal was to get in the playoffs and get to the Expo," she said. "So we raised that bar hopefully for the kids coming back next season. They can see how hard we worked to get this far."

THE LEAVITT GIRLS' basketball players wore pink t-shirts in warm-ups with the phrase "I believe in a cure'' on the back.

Coach Tammy Anderson said the team is doing it to bring attention to a cure for breast cancer after two of the players had grandmother's diagnosed with the disease in the last year.

Leavitt's colors are green and white.

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