AUGUSTA – Second-ranked Edward Little overcame an eight-point deficit in the fourth quarter to beat top-ranked Brewer 59-55 and capture its second straight Eastern Class A boys’ basketball championship Friday night at the Augusta Civic Center.

Brewer (17-4), seeking its first regional title since 1988, trailed 31-16 in the second quarter before going on a 29-7 run. The Witches began the fourth quarter with a 48-41 advantage but managed just two field goals in the final eight minutes.

Edward Little (19-2) tied the game at 53 on a pair of free throws by Tim Mains with less than two minutes remaining. Dom Drake put Brewer ahead again, but Bo Leary answered for the Red Eddies. Yusuf Iman followed with a steal and made 1 of 2 free throws to break the tie, then added three more free throws in the final 18 seconds.

Iman paced the Eddies with 22 points. Mains added 12 and Leary had 11.

Drake scored 16 points and Ray Bessette had 14 for Brewer.


CALAIS 57, LEE ACADEMY 47: Joe Mitchell, Sean Cavanaugh and Cam Shorey made consecutive 3-pointers to start a 13-1 run in the fourth quarter, and the second-ranked Blue Devils (18-2) advanced to the regional final with a victory over the third-ranked Pandas (15-5) at the Bangor Auditorium.

Lee led by as many as nine points early in the second half and took a 40-38 lead on a three-point play by Ryan Beers with 6:06 remaining.

But Mitchell’s 3-pointer put Calais ahead for good, and Cavanaugh and Shorey followed with 3-pointers as the Blue Devils pulled away.

Shorey finished with 19 points.


WASHINGTON ACADEMY 68, FOXCROFT ACADEMY 50: Noah Von Rotz scored six straight points to start a decisive 13-4 run, and Ben Teer made three 3-pointers in the fourth quarter as the top-ranked Raiders (19-1) earned a spot in the regional final with a win over the fifth-ranked Ponies (16-4).

Von Rotz converted a lob pass at the end of the third quarter to give Washington a 41-36 lead, then scored the Raiders’ first two baskets of the fourth quarter. He followed with a steal and a pass to Bryce Colbeth for another basket that pushed the lead to 47-38.

Teer took over from there, hitting three from long range over the next three minutes to put the game out of reach.


TICKETS FOR for the Western Class B girls’ and boys’ championship games go on sale at 9 a.m. today at the at the Cumberland County Civic Center box office.

Tickets for the Class B games are general admission and cost $7 for adults or $4 for students. York faces Greely in the girls’ final at 2 p.m., followed by the boys’ final between Cape Elizabeth and Falmouth.


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