AUGUSTA — Determined not to be another high-seed casualty in the Class C South boys’ basketball tournament, Hall-Dale found its rhythm in the second half Monday night.

Jett Boyer made a pair of 3-pointers in the final two minutes, and the No. 1 Bulldogs held off eighth-seeded Traip Academy for a 68-58 quarterfinal win at the Augusta Civic Center.

Boyer finished with 11 points for Hall-Dale (18-1), which will face No. 5 Richmond in the semifinals Thursday night.

After earlier losses by No. 3 Waynflete and No. 4 Dirigo, the Bulldogs trailed 38-30 at halftime but opened the second half with a 19-6 run to seize control. Alec Byron (20 points) made a layup in transition, and Hall-Dale never looked back.

Ashtyn Abbott chipped in 17 points.

Charlie Driscoll led Traip (10-10) with 20 points.

A.R. GOULD 58, PINE TREE ACADEMY 45: Ernest Lorange scored 12 of his 28 points in the fourth quarter as the third-seeded Bears (15-4) pulled away from No. 6 Pine Tree Academy (9-9) in a Class D South quarterfinal in Augusta.

Pine Tree led 18-9 after one quarter and 27-22 at halftime, but A.R. Gould (15-4) edged ahead 40-38 going into the fourth quarter. Lorange made 10 of 13 free throws in the final eight minutes to help the Bears advance to a semifinal Wednesday morning against Valley.

Alex Shoureas added 12 points and Malakai Brimage finished with 10 for the Bears. Lorange and Brimage accounted for all of their team’s points in the fourth quarter.

Pine Tree was paced by Alex Schlisner with 17 points. Evan Owen and Jared Tamaleaa each scored 12.


RANGELEY 55, PINE TREE ACADEMY 28: Second-seeded Rangeley rode defense and balanced scoring to a win over No. 7 Pine Tree Academy in a Class D South quarterfinal in Augusta.

Natasha Haley scored 23 points and Brooke Egan added 15 for the Lakers (17-2), who will play No. 3 Temple (12-7) in a semifinal at 10 a.m. Thursday.

Adriana DePalma scored 11 points for the Breakers (5-14).

Rangeley started a little slow but found its rhythm in the second quarter to open a 28-15 lead by halftime.


GREELY 4, YARMOUTH 1: The Rangers (14-2) took a 3-0 lead in the first period and defeated the Clippers (9-6-2) in Yarmouth.

Jackson Williams and Andrew Moore each scored a power-play goal midway through the first period to put Greely up 2-0. Jake MacDonald made it 3-0, then added another goal in the third.

Cooper May scored for Yarmouth in the second period.

Karsten Bourgoine recorded 20 saves for Greely. Dan Latham stopped 26 shots for Yarmouth.

YORK 8, GARDINER 3: Jacob Martin scored twice and Mark Engholm, Andrew Bertolini and Dalton McCann each contributed a goal and an assist to lead the Wildcats (12-5) to a win over the Tigers (3-14) in Dover, New Hampshire.

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