Cheverus opened defense of its Class AA girls’ basketball title with a 48-25 win Friday against Edward Little in a North quarterfinal.

Cheverus (17-2), the No. 2 seed, dominated despite shooting 25 percent from the field in the first half. The Stags had a 36-13 edge in shots, thanks to offensive rebounding and a defense that forced seventh-seeded Edward Little (7-12) into 12 first-half turnovers. Cheverus led 21-8 after the first quarter and 29-10 at the half.

Cheverus advances to a semifinal against No. 3 Bangor at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Cross Insurance Arena. The Stags lost at Bangor in the season opener – the teams’ only regular-season meeting.

Cheverus junior standout center Emma Lizotte injured her left arm in the third quarter after getting tangled up with falling players and hitting the floor awkwardly. She did not return to the game and appeared to be in discomfort as she sat on the bench, keeping her left elbow at an angle for the rest of the game.

“It might have been like a funny bone, but we don’t know. She’s going to get it checked,” said Cheverus Coach Bill Goodman. “The trainer wanted to be very careful. It’s very unfortunate.”

Jenna Jensen led Cheverus in scoring with 16 points. Maddie Fitzpatrick added 13.


Rachel Penny scored nine points for Edward Little.

CONY 55, SKOWHEGAN 44: Sage Fortin scored 15 points and made four steals in the fourth quarter to help the third-seeded Rams (15-4) beat the No. 6 River Hawks (7-12) in a Class A North quarterfinal at the Augusta Civic Center.

It was the first postseason win for Cony since 2014. The Rams will play second-seeded Lawrence in the semifinals on Wednesday.

Skowhegan, the 2022 state champion, trailed 40-23 in the third quarter but closed to within 49-44 with 2:22 remaining. Fortin secured the win by going 4 for 4 at the free-throw line in the closing stages.

LAWRENCE 52, ERSKINE ACADEMY 20: The second-seeded Bulldogs (16-3) rode stifling defense to a Class A North quarterfinal win over the seventh-seeded Eagles (6-13) in Augusta.

Lawrence opened with a 14-0 run, holding Erskine scoreless for the first six minutes. The Bulldogs then made three 3-pointers in the second quarter as they stretched their advantage to 30-8.


Hope Bouchard scored 14 points and Maddie Provost had 13 for Lawrence.

Erskine got 10 points from Emma Stred.

NOKOMIS 41, CAMDEN HILLS 26: Camryn King scored 15 points and Brianna Townsend added 12 as the fifth-seeded Warriors (11-8) beat the No. 4 Windjammers (10-9) in a Class A North quarterfinal in Augusta.

Leah Snyder led the Windjammers with seven points.

GARDINER 71, BREWER 35: Lizzy Gruber dominated with 23 points, 16 rebounds and seven blocks, and Savannah Brown scored 26 points as the top-seeded Tigers (19-0) rolled past the No. 8 Witches (6-13) in a Class A North quarterfinal.

CARIBOU 68, FOXCROFT ACADEMY 39: Madelyn Deprey scored 28 points to lead the second-seeded Vikings (16-3) over the seventh-seeded Ponies in a Class B North quarterfinal at Cross Insurance Center in Bangor.


Liv Adams added 11 points for Caribou, which next plays No. 3 Ellsworth. The Vikings led 22-12 after one quarter and 35-19 at halftime.

Annie Raynes paced Foxcroft with 19 points.

ELLSWORTH 68, MT. DESERT ISLAND 33: Abby Radel scored 19 points and the third-seeded Eagles (16-3) made 11 3-pointers against the sixth-seeded Trojans (11-9) in a Class B North quarterfinal at Cross Insurance Center in Bangor.

Morgan Clifford finished with five 3s for 15 points. Grace Jaffray added 11 points for Ellsworth, which closed with a 19-4 run.

Lexi Tozier led MDI with 12 points.



CHEVERUS 67, HAMPDEN ACADEMY 51: The fourth-seeded Stags (14-5) revved up their defense in the second quarter, sparking a 26-8 advantage that paved the way to Class AA North quarterfinal win over the fifth-seeded Broncos (10-9) in Portland.

The Stags advance to a regional semifinal Thursday against No. 1 Oxford Hills at Cross Insurance Arena.

After an even first quarter, Cheverus built a 40-21 halftime lead, then put the game away with a 14-2 run to close the third quarter as they stretched their margin to 61-32.

Silvano Ismail continued his strong play for the Stags with 19 points and strong rebounding from the guard position. Leo McNabb helped set the defensive tempo and scored eight of his 12 points in the second quarter. Gio St. Onge was consistent throughout the game and led Cheverus in scoring with 20 points.

Hampden was paced by its inside duo of Landon Gabric (22 points) and JJ Wolfington (13 points).

OCEANSIDE 54, CAPE ELIZABETH 51: Top-ranked Oceanside rallied from a 14-point third-quarter deficit and held off No. 8 Cape Elizabeth in a Class B South quarterfinal at the Portland Expo.


The Mariners (18-1) will face Medomak Valley in the semifinals Tuesday.

Cape Elizabeth (11-9) led 15-12 after one quarter and 28-18 at halftime before Oceanside got its offense going in the second half.

Cohen Galley’s layup with 3:56 left gave the Mariners a 43-42 lead, their first since the score was 5-3.

Four Galley free throws helped ice it for Oceanside.

Cohen Galley finished with 15 points, while Carter Galley led the Mariners with 19 points. Alex Collins added 10.

The Capers were paced by 21 points from Sam Lombardo.


ORONO 50, CARIBOU 40: Pierce Watson led the third-seeded Red Riots (16-3) with 17 points as they downed the sixth-seeded Vikings (12-8) in a Class B North quarterfinal in Bangor.

Will Francis and Noah Schaff added 10 points apiece for Orono.

Tristan Robbins led Caribou with 12 points.

PRESQUE ISLE 65, WINSLOW 45: Malachi Cummings scored 27 points and the seventh-seeded Wildcats (12-8) knocked off the second-seeded Black Raiders (17-2) in a Class B North quarterfinal in Bangor.

Dawson Beaulieu chipped in with 11 points as Presque Isle advanced to the semifinals against No. 3 Orono.

Andrew Poulin led Winslow with 17 points.

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