BANGOR — Top-seeded Easton scored the first eight points of overtime and went on to defeat third-seeded Southern Aroostook 57-52 in the Class D North boys’ basketball championship game Saturday at the Cross Insurance Center.

The Bears (19-2), who won their first regional title since 1980, will take on Valley (21-0) in the state championship game next Saturday at the Augusta Civic Center.

Easton hit 7 of 9 free throws in overtime to hold off the Warriors (16-5).

Jordan Doody paced Easton with 20 points. Jacob Flewelling added 12 and Drew Sotomayor scored 10.

Jackson Mathers scored 15 of his 17 points after halftime for Southern Aroostook, which ended regulation with an 11-2 run.

ELLSWORTH 52, ORONO 34: The second-seeded Eagles (17-4) ended the first half with a 15-0 run to take control against No. 4 Orono (16-5) in the Class B North championship game in Bangor.

Bruce St. Peter scored 19 points for Ellsworth, which will return to the Cross Insurance Center to play Lake Region for the state title Friday night. It’ll be Ellsworth’s first trip to a state final since 1988.


SHEAD 44, CENTRAL AROOSTOOK 37: Sierra Seeley scored 14 points and the third-seeded Tigers (15-6) used a 44-24 rebounding advantage to beat the fourth-seeded Panthers (14-7) in the Class D North final at Bangor.

Reserve forward Cassidy Wilder added 11 points and 12 rebounds as Shead advanced to its first state championship game since 1999.

Karli Levesque scored 14 points and Ashlee Harris finished with 10 for Central Aroostook.

HOULTON 51, HERMON 35: Kolleen Bouchard scored 19 points and the top-seeded Shiretowners (20-1) advanced to their second straight state championship game, beating seventh-seeded Hermon (13-9) in the Class B North final at Bangor.

Natalie Hill added 15 points for Houlton, which won the Class C state championship last year. The Shiretowners will face Gray-New Gloucester on Friday night at the Cross Insurance Center.

Hermon, which upset second-seeded Mt. Desert Island and third-seeded Presque Isle to reach the regional final, was paced by Erin Higgins with 11 points.

NARRAGUAGUS 45, PENOBSCOT VALLEY 18: The third-seeded Knights (18-2) held the fourth-seeded Howlers (16-5) to four points in the second half as they pulled away in the Class C North final, earning their first regional championship.

Kayla Toppin paced a balanced attack with nine points for Narraguagus, which will play Boothbay in the state final Saturday at the Augusta Civic Center.

Sami Ireland scored 10 points for Penobscot Valley.