AUGUSTA — Sky Archer scored 18 points and Tim Yeaton added 17 as third-seeded Seacoast Christian defeated seventh-ranked Islesboro 63-53 in a Class D South boys’ basketball semifinal Wednesday at the Augusta Civic Center.

Caleb Lacroix added 14 points for the Guardians (14-6), who advanced to to the regional final at 2:45 p.m. Saturday against top-seeded Valley (19-0).

Forrest Boucher finished with 22 points for Islesboro.

VALLEY 60, GREENVILLE 45: Cody Laweryson finished with 31 points and 11 rebounds to lead the top-ranked Cavaliers (19-0) over the fourth-seeded Lakers (14-6) at Augusta.

The Cavaliers played without starting guard Dillon Beane and sixth man Josh Brown, both out with a virus. Nathan Ames and Keegan Farnham filled in with Ames hitting a couple of 3-pointers when Valley pulled away early in the second half.

BUCKSPORT 47, DEXTER 28: Kyle Jackson scored all of his 16 points after the first quarter as the third-seeded Golden Bucks (15-4) overcame a slow start against the sixth-ranked Tigers (13-7) in a Class C North quarterfinal at Bangor.

Hayden Craig added 11 points for Bucksport, which outscored Dexter 27-12 in the second half.

HODGDON 45, FORT FAIRFIELD 38: Jimmy Buzzell scored 24 points as the seventh-seeded Hawks (12-8) beat the second-seeded Tigers (14-5) for the third time this season, advancing to the Class C North semifinals at Bangor.

Daden Palmer added 11 points for Hodgdon.

Chris Giberson led Fort Fairfield with 11 points.

ELLSWORTH 42, CARIBOU 40: Bruce St. Peter hit a short jumper just before the buzzer in overtime to give the second-seeded Eagles (16-4) a win over the No. 6 Vikings (12-9) in a Class B North semifinal in Bangor.

St. Peter’s shot was the only basket in overtime. Ellsworth tied the game when Bryce Harmon banked in a 30-footer as time expired in regulation.

Nick Bagley led Ellsworth with 14 points, and St. Peter finished with 10.

Donovan Savage scored 18 points for Caribou.

ORONO 52, OLD TOWN 51: Jake Koffman made the second of two free throws with 3.8 seconds remaining, lifting the fourth-seeded Red Riots (16-4) over the top-seeded Coyotes (16-4) in a Class B North semifinal in Bangor.

Nate Desisto scored 11 points for Orono. Kaleb Gifford led Old Town with 13 points.


RANGELEY 76, GREATER PORTLAND CHRISTIAN 29: The top-seeded Lakers (18-1) took a 14-0 lead and never were challenged by eighth-seeded Greater Portland Christian (6-13) in a Class D South quarterfinal at Augusta.

Rangeley, the defending regional champion, will face fourth-seeded Temple (13-6) in a semifinal at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Augusta.

Sydney Royce had 20 points, and Blayke Morin finished with 15 points, five assists and seven steals for the Lakers. Natasha Haley added 14 points. Clarissa Jones led Greater Portland Christian with 14 points.

TEMPLE ACADEMY 60, HIGHVIEW CHRISTIAN 44: Fourth-seeded Temple (13-6) pulled away from fifth-ranked Highview Christian (12-7) in the second half of a Class D South quarterfinal at Augusta.

Kiara Carr led the Bereans with 28 points, 12 rebounds and six steals.

The game was tied 23-23 at the half, but Temple went to a fullcourt press in the third quarter, when Highview committed 12 of its 32 turnovers. Those led to transition baskets for the Bereans, who led 41-31 at the end of the third quarter.

HERMON 59, PRESQUE ISLE 45: Emi Higgins scored 20 points, and Lauren Plissey had 13 points and 17 rebounds as the seventh-seeded Hawks (13-8) upset the third-ranked Wildcats (16-4) in a Class B North semifinal at Bangor.

MESSALONSKEE 55, GARDINER 47: Sophie Holmes had a game-high 24 points and 14 rebounds to lead second-seeded Messalonskee (17-3) over third-ranked Gardiner (15-5) in a Class A North semifinal at Augusta.

The Eagles (17-3) will face top-seeded Lawrence (20-0) in the regional final at 1:05 p.m. Friday at Augusta.

LAWRENCE 55, HAMPDEN ACADEMY 26: Top-ranked Lawrence (20-0) held fifth-seeded Hampden Academy (11-9) to 27 percent shooting from the floor in a Class A North semifinal at Augusta.

Nia Irving finished with 21 points and 15 rebounds, and Dominique Lewis connected on four 3-pointers and scored 15 points for the Bulldogs.


FALMOUTH 5, SCARBOROUGH 0: Henry Norris had a goal and an assist, and Spencer Pierce stopped 23 shots as the Yachtsmen (14-4) downed the Red Storm (13-2-3) at Saco.

Chris Camelio opened the scoring for the Yachtsmen after 20 seconds. Marcus Cady and Louis Mainella added goals late in the first period.

Falmouth then closed out the scoring on goals by Norris and Liam Wyatt in the final three minutes.

MT. ARARAT/LISBON/MORSE 5, LAWRENCE/SKOWHEGAN 4: Noah Austin scored 15 seconds into overtime as Mt. Ararat/Lisbon/Morse (11-6-1) came back from a 3-1 third-period deficit to beat Lawrence/Skowhegan (4-13-1) at Winslow.

Austin had two goals and two assists for the Eagles, and Mark Abreu also scored two goals and added an assist.

Rodney Bloom led Lawrence/Skowhegan with a hat trick, and Gunner Han added a goal and two assists.

Curtis Martin made 33 saves for Lawrence/Skowhegan. Cade Charron stopped 11 for Mt. Ararat/Lisbon/Morse.

GREELY 2, BRUNSWICK 1: Jack Saffian scored a go-ahead goal late in the third period to lead the Rangers (6-12) over the Dragons (9-8-1) at Falmouth.

After a scoreless first period, Ryan Megathlin got Greely on the board with a goal nine minutes into the second from Nathan Gervais and Colby Williams.

Brunswick responded less than a minute later with an unassisted goal from Jacob Towle.

Riley Kirk saved 12 shots for Brunswick, while Josh Lawless stopped 25 for the Rangers.


THE FALMOUTH girls and Edward Little boys led after the first day of the Class A Alpine state championships, which featured the giant slalom, at Mt. Abram in Greenwood
Alex Shapiro of Falmouth was the girls’ winner in 1:43.39, and Devon Lathrop of Cape Elizabeth won the boys’ race in 1:37.73.

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