AUGUSTA — Nate LeBlanc made a 3-pointer with 11 seconds left and Cam Wood got a key rebound as time expired Thursday night, giving Winthrop a 61-60 victory against Boothbay in the Class C South boys’ basketball semifinals at the Augusta Civic Center.

No. 2 Winthrop (16-4), the defending regional champ, will face top-seeded Hall-Dale (19-1) in the regional final Saturday night at the Augusta Civic Center. No. 6 Boothbay ended the season at 15-6.

Jared McLaughlin scored 23 points for Winthrop. He hit three of his six 3-pointers in the final 3:02 to help fuel the Ramblers’ comeback.

Hall-Dale advanced with a 76-70 overtime victory against Richmond.

GIRLS’ basketball

RANGELEY 51, TEMPLE ACADEMY 46: Natasha Haley, scored 24 points, including 14 of 16 free throws, to lead the second-seeded Lakers (18-2) over third-seeded Temple Academy (12-8) in a Class D South semifinal at Augusta.

Rangeley will face top-seeded Vinalhaven (20-0) for the title at 1 p.m. Saturday at Augusta.

Deleyni Carr and Selam Heinrich led the Bereans with 18 and 17 points, respectively. Heinrich’s layup with 3:29 left to play gave Temple a 43-42 lead.

Haley took over from there, scoring seven of her team’s final nine points, beginning with a pair of layups.

VINALHAVEN 54, GREENVILLE 34: Top-seeded Vinalhaven (20-0) used an 18-3 run in the third quarter to break open a close game against No. 4 Greenville (11-9) in a Class D South semifinal at the Augusta Civic Center.

Vinalhaven led only 24-23 at halftime, but Gilleyanne Davis-Oakes scored eight of her 19 points in the third quarter and Paige Dennison hit a pair of 3-pointers to help the Vikings pull away.

Ashlyn Littlefield and Cheyenne Bickford each added 10 points for the defending state champions.

Halle Pelletier led Greenville with 11 points.


Sophia Laukli of Yarmouth skied more than a minute faster than a field of 99 girls in the classical race at the Class B and C Nordic state championships at Fort Kent.

Laukli won the Class B title with a time of 16 minutes, 17 seconds over the 5-kilometer course. Olivia Skillings of Maine Coast Waldorf was second in 17:28 and Lily Horne of Freeport was third at 17:54.

Heading into Friday’s freestyle race, Yarmouth leads Class B girls with 30 points. Freeport and Maine Coast Waldorf are tied for second at 44, with Maranacook fourth at 46.

Maxwell Bartley of Presque Isle won the boys’ classical race by nine seconds over Luke Bartol of Maranacook, finishing in 15:30. Nick Neveu of Maine Coast Waldorf was third in 15:40.

Maranacook leads the boys’ standings with 20 points. Maine Coast Waldorf is second at 32 with Freeport third at 48.

In Class C, Isabelle Jandreau of Madawaska and Gaelan Boyle-Wight of Telstar were the individual champions, in 18:09 and 16:32, respectively. The Orono girls and Fort Kent boys lead the team races.

In the first day of Class A Nordic competition at Black Mountain in Rumford, Jenny Wilbraham of Morse and Roy Varney of Leavitt captured individual classical.

Wilbraham’s 5K time of 18:46 was nearly a half-minute ahead of runner-up Grace Tumavicus of Deering, with Meghan Charles of Mt. Blue another 22 seconds behind in the field of 45.

Heading into Friday’s freestyle race, Fryeburg Academy leads the girls with 31 points to 34 for Deering and 47 for Mt. Blue.

Varney nipped Liam Niles of Portland by one second in 15:53. Peter Jordan of Deering was third in 16:32.

Teamwise, Mt. Blue holds a commanding lead with 33 points. Leavitt is second at 61 and Falmouth is third at 63.


CAPE ELIZABETH 6, GORHAM 4: Sean Agrodnia gave the Capers (14-2-2) the lead for good midway through the third period and added a goal with 1:30 left to beat the Rams (9-9) at Portland.

Cape Elizabeth took a 2-0 lead on goals by Philip Tarling and Alex Glidden before Lucas Roop answered late in the first period.

Gus Frankwicz and Ryan Collins scored to make it 4-1 before Roop scored for Gorham.

Cole Perreault made it 4-3 just 26 seconds into the third, then Holden Edwards tied it with a power-play goal at 4:11.

YARMOUTH 4, GARDINER 3: Kurt Heywood scored his fourth goal of the game with 1:25 to play in overtime to lift the Clippers (10-6-2) over the Tigers (3-15) at Yarmouth.

Heywood opened the scoring in the first period, then got two more in the third to give Yarmouth a 3-2 lead.