Paul Dilworth, Lucas Dilworth and Judd Armstrong combined for all but eight points as top-ranked Falmouth beat No. 4 Westbrook 52-33 in a Class A South boys’ basketball semifinal Wednesday night at the Portland Expo.

Falmouth (16-4) will face No. 3 Marshwood in the regional final at 8:45 p.m. Friday at the Expo.

Peyton Mitchell scored five first-quarter points, including a layup at the horn, as Falmouth closed the first quarter on a 9-2 run to take a 12-7 lead.

The Navigators then got several easy looks in the second quarter and went up 29-19 at halftime when Lucas Dilworth banked home an NBA-range 3-pointer at the horn.

Westbrook (14-6) tried to make a run in the third quarter, but Falmouth kept countering and the Navigators still led 38-31 going into the fourth.

Paul Dilworth led Falmouth with 17 points, Armstrong had 15 and Lucas Dilworth added 12.


The Blue Blazes were paced by Aiden Taylor with 11 points.

SKOWHEGAN 54, MESSALONSKEE 34: The No. 3 River Hawks (14-6) closed out with a 21-8 fourth quarter as they pulled away from the seventh-seeded Eagles (8-12) in a Class A North semifinal at the Augusta Civic Center.

Kyle LePage and Patrick McKenney scored 12 points apiece, while Adam Savage and Collin LePage each added 11 for Skowhegan.

Merrick Smith led Messalonskee with 14 points.

BREWER 83, CONY 36: Brock Flagg scored 16 points and pulled down 23 rebounds to lead the top-seeded Witches (19-1) over the fifth-seeded Rams (12-8) in a Class A North semifinal at the Augusta Civic Center.

Evan Nadeau paced Brewer with 20 points. Brady Saunders added 15.


Parker Sargent had 10 points for Cony.

VALLEY 75, GREENVILLE 64: Freshman stars Harry Louis and Fisher Tewksbury combined for 45 points, and the second-seeded Cavaliers (14-9) earned a spot in the Class D South final by turning back the third-seeded Lakers (7-13) at the Augusta Civic Center.

Louis, a point guard, went 14 for 15 at the free-throw line, including 11 of 12 in the fourth quarter to help Valley protect its lead. He finished with 25 points, while Tewksbury added 20. The Cavaliers also got 11 points from Kristian Jacques and 10 from Kamdyn Conrad.

Liam Mason scored 20 points, Dominic Murray had 19 and Lance Owens finished with 10 for Greenville.

ELLSWORTH 60, OLD TOWN 55: The top-seeded Eagles (20-0) rode a 39-point performance by Chance Mercier to a Class B North semifinal win over the fourth-seeded Coyotes (17-3) in Bangor.

Mercier scored 25 points in the first half to help Ellsworth built a 33-17 lead, and the Eagles held on to advance to Saturday’s regional final against No. 3 Orono.


Miles Palmer added 10 points for the Eagles.

Braydon Brown paced Old Town with 19 points. Grayson Thibeault scored 16.

ORONO 42, PRESQUE ISLE 31: Will Francis scored 20 points, Ben Francis added 10, and the third-seeded Red Riots (17-3) advanced to the Class B North final with a win over the No. 7 Wildcats (12-9) in Bangor.

Malachi Cummings was the only player in double figures for Presque Isle, finishing with 15 points.

MACHIAS 61, SCHENCK 42: Kason Ferguson scored all 15 Machias points in the first quarter and finished with 24 as the second-seeded Bulldogs (16-4) beat the No. 3 Wolverines (11-9) in a Class D North semifinal in Bangor.

Shane Feeney added 21 points.


Ryan Ingalls led Schenck with 14 points.

SOUTHERN AROOSTOOK 41, BANGOR CHRISTIAN 28: Dylan Burpee scored 15 points, Buddy Porter added 11, and the top-seeded Warriors (20-0) advanced to the Class D North final by defeating the No. 4 Patriots (15-5) in Bangor.

Southern Aroostook, the defending state champion, set up a rematch with No. 2 Machias in the regional final on Saturday.

Jalen Reed paced Bangor Christian with 16 points.


THORNTON ACADEMY 53, SCARBOROUGH 34: Top-ranked Thornton Academy (18-1) scored 10 straight points in the third quarter to shake off a challenge from the fifth-seeded Red Storm (9-11) at the Cross Insurance Arena and roll to the Class AA South girls’ basketball final.


The Golden Trojans will take on Gorham, an overtime winner over Sanford, for the regional title at 7 p.m. Saturday at CIA.

An inside game propelled by Addisen Sulikowski (15 points) and Emily Coleman (12) proved too much for Scarborough, a ball-hawking team that stayed close for more than a half until the deciding surge.

Caroline Hartley was immense for the Red Storm, who lost three times this season to Thornton. She bulled her way inside and also showed a deft outside touch, finishing with 25 points despite early foul trouble.

After Emerson Flaker scored the first basket of the second half to pull the Red Storm within 28-23, Thornton went on its run, capped by a Sulikowski 3-pointer that made it 38-23 with two minutes left in the final quarter. Scarborough pulled no closer than 13.

Kylie Lamson added 10 points for Thornton.

OXFORD HILLS 48, HAMPDEN ACADEMY 35: Ella Pelletier scored 19 points, Sierra Carson battled through foul trouble to add 12 points, and the top-ranked Vikings (19-1) fought off the fifth-seeded Broncos (11-9) in a Class AA North semifinal at Cross Insurance Arena in Portland.


Oxford Hills will play for the regional title at 2 p.m. Saturday against Cheverus, the defending state champion. The teams split two games during the regular season.

Bella McLaughlin led Hampden with 18 points.

GARDINER 60, NOKOMIS 48: Lizzy Gruber scored 27 points to lead the top-seeded Tigers (20-0) past the No. 5 Warriors (11-9) in a Class A North semifinal at the Augusta Civic Center.

Megan Gallagher sank four 3-pointers and finished with 14 points for Gardiner, while Savannah Brown tossed in 11 points.

The Tigers will play for the regional title Friday night against No. 2 Lawrence.

Camryn King led Nokomis with 17 points. Brianna Townsend scored 14.


LAWRENCE 68, CONY 37: Hope Bouchard made five 3-pointers and finished with 17 points, leading the second-seeded Bulldogs (17-3) to a Class A North quarterfinal win over the third-seeded Rams (15-5) at the Augusta Civic Center.

Brianna Poulin added 12 points, Alicen Higgins scored 10, and Madalyn Provost and Alizabeth Dumont each had nine for Lawrence, which broke the game open with a 39-18 edge in the second half.

Abby Morrill paced Cony with 14 points.

VALLEY 77, VINALHAVEN 23: Madeline Hill scored 17 of her 22 points in the first half as the top-seeded Cavaliers (17-4) built a 37-7 lead en route to a Class D South semifinal win over the No. 5 Vikings (7-9) in Augusta.

Hill’s sister, Brielle, added 18 points, while Kirsten Bigelow and Riley Clark each chipped in with 13.

Maddie Miller scored seven points for Vinalhaven.


ELLSWORTH 71, CARIBOU 51: Grace Jaffray sank 12 of 16 free throws and finished with 24 points, and Elizabeth Boles made four 3-pointers on the way to 18 points as the third-seeded Eagles (17-3) ousted the No. 2 Vikings (16-4) in a Class B North semifinal in Bangor.

Abby Radel chipped in with 14 points.

Maddie Deprey led Caribou with 24 points. Madelyn Morrow scored 13.

OLD TOWN 61, HOULTON/GREATER HOULTON CHRISTIAN 34: Saige Evans and Gabrille Cody each scored 16 points as the top-seeded Coyotes (20-0) eased past the No. 5 Shiretowners (11-10) in a Class B North semifinal in Bangor.

Makayla Emerson added 12 points to help Old Town advance to Saturday’s regional final against No. 2 Ellsworth.

Gabby Gentle, Drew Warman and Dani Espenschied all tallied seven points for the Shiretowners.


SOUTHERN AROOSTOOK 55, DEER ISLE-STONINGTON 26: The top-seeded Warriors (17-3) built a 39-17 lead on the way to a win over the No. 4 Mariners (14-6) in a Class D North semifinal at Cross Insurance Center.

Maddie Russell scored 20 points, and Cami Shields got 14 of her 16 points in the first half.

Macey Brown paced Deer Isle-Stonington with 22 points.

Maeve Woodruff of Brunswick placed fourth among Class A girls in the 5-kilometer classic race on the opening day of the Nordic state championships Wednesday at the Fort Kent Outdoor Center. Patrick Horne photo


NORDIC CHAMPIONSHIPS: Annabelle Brooks of Cheverus, Kayley Bell of Caribou and Ruth White of Orono won girls’ classical titles, and Henri McCourt of Mt. Blue, Logan Ouellette of Leavitt and Alden Reardon of Fort Kent were victorious in the boys’ divisions on the opening day of the Nordic state championships at the Fort Kent Outdoor Center.

Brooks posted the day’s best time among girls on the 5-kilometer course, finishing in 18.41.7 seconds to take the Class A championship. Three Mt. Blue skiers followed in the top five in Class A: Bridget Reusch (second, 19:02.2), Moriah Reusch (third, 19:10.2) and Nora McCourt (fifth, 10:30.6). Brunswick’s Maeve Woodruff was fourth (19:18.9).


White, the two-time New England cross country champion, had the day’s second-best time (18:51.4) while winning the Class C division ahead of her sister, Clara (20:18.6). Fort Kent’s Rowan Tanguay (21:16.2) and Mira Kelly (21:54.2) and Waynflete’s Leah Kramer (22:04.0) rounded out the top five.

In Class B, Caribou’s Bell (20:16.3) beat Freeport’s Reed Proscia (20:46.3), Maranacook’s Olympia Farrell (21:04.7) and Elsa Bergdahl (21:08.7) and Freeport’s Laurel Wight (21:56.8).

McCourt completed the boys’ race in 16:03.0, beating Class A runner-up Tait Harvey of Greely by 33 seconds. They were followed by Carson Zundel (17:09.6) of Mt. Blue, Isaac Zeeker (17:24.3) of Falmouth and Grayson Hoeft (17:31.3) of Mt. Blue.

Leavitt’s Ouellette won Class B with the second-best overall time among all classes – 16:15.6. The rest of the top five included Teo Steverlynck-Horne (16:45.6) of Freeport, Wyatt Stevenson (16:59.9) of Maranacook, Aksel Yeo (17:06.0) of Yarmouth and Silas Bartol (17:10.1) of Maranacook.

Reardon edged Mt. Abram’s Jeffrey Warnock by 1.9 seconds in Class C, finishing in 17:13.6, and was joined in the top five by three teammates: Fletcher Marquis (17:37.5), Rafael Sanclemente (18:08.6) and Mitchell Harvey (18:19.3).

Team champions will be determined Thursday after the 5K freestyle pursuit, with skiers starting at intervals based on Wednesday’s results.



MARSHWOOD 3, YORK 3: Russell Henson scored the tying goal with 2:13 left in regulation as York (10-7-1) rallied from a two-goal deficit in the third period to tie Marshwood/Traip/Sanford/Noble (9-6-3) in a regular-season finale in Dover, New Hampshire.

Caden Fontaine and Garrett Aceto also scored for York, and Aidan McQuaide made 31 saves.

Zac Camp led the Knighthawks with a goal and two assists. Tyler Conant and Tommy Demeroto were the other goal scorers, and Sumner Wood stopped 24 shots.

LEAVITT 6, GREELY 0: Leavitt/Gray-NG/Oak Hill/Poland (10-8) went 3 for 3 on the power play and also scored a short-handed goal as it ended the regular season with a win over Greely (2-16) in Auburn.

Breck Langevin led the Kings with two goals and two assists. Luke Gladu also scored twice, and William Keach had three assists. Talen Langevin and Michael Phillips were the other goal scorers.

Kade Knight earned the shutout with 18 saves. Will Klein made 15 saves for Greely.

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