— From staff reports

BANGOR — When Julie Smith drained a foul-line jumper to end the first quarter, it meant every Nokomis starter already had at least one basket.

Mt. Desert Island, in contrast, didn’t have five players make field goals the entire game.

It seemed everyone had a good game for Nokomis, everyone had a frustrating day for MDI, and the Warriors cruised to a 37-22 victory in the Eastern Class B girls’ basketball final Saturday at the Bangor Auditorium.

”The good thing about our team is at least one person’s on,” said Mary Badeen, who hit all five of her shots and scored a game-high 13 points for fourth-seeded Nokomis (17-4). ”But tonight, everyone was on.”

Nokomis will be back in Bangor to face York in the Class B final at 7:05 p.m. Friday. It’s the first trip to the state final for the Warriors since 2003, when they won the Eastern Class A title.

The Warriors blitzed the second-seeded Trojans (18-3) early, beginning with a 3-pointer by Badeen. When Kara Batchelder added a 3-pointer, Nokomis led 8-2 barely three minutes into the game.

FORT FAIRFIELD 50, CENTRAL AROOSTOOK 38: Amanda Hotham had 33 points and 14 rebounds as second-ranked Fort Fairfield (20-1) earned its first Eastern Class D championship by beating top-ranked Central Aroostook (18-3) at Bangor.

Hotham was 15 of 17 at the foul line, setting a Class D tournament record for free throws in a game. She made 35 free throws in three games during the regional tournament, breaking the record for all classes.

Vicki McIntyre had 16 points for Central Aroostook, which played without two starters — twin sisters Brianna and Chelsea Hardin, who are Seventh Day Adventists.


SCHENCK 51, FORT FAIRFIELD 42: Brandon Theriault scored 19 points to lead top-ranked Schenck (20-1) over third-seeded Fort Fairfield (18-3) in the Eastern Class D final at Bangor.

It’s the first regional title since 1994 for the Wolverines, who dropped down from Class C after last year. Schenck will play Richmond for the state championship in Augusta next Saturday.


SOUTH PORTLAND 3, PORTLAND 2: Nick Whitten’s second goal of the game with 1:14 remaining lifted fourth-seeded South Portland (15-4) over the fifth-ranked Bulldogs (9-10) in a Western Class A quarterfinal at Portland.

Eddie Apon scored two goals just 13 seconds apart in the final minute of the second period to give Portland at 2-1 lead.

Josh Cobb tied it with a power-play goal with 4:12 left.

South Portland (15-4) will face Biddeford or Scarborough in the semifinals Saturday at Lewiston.

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