Kytana Williamson scored 23 points and sparked a decisive spurt midway through the game as second-seeded Medomak Valley downed No. 7 York 50-35 in a Class B South girls’ basketball quarterfinal Saturday morning at the Portland Expo.

The Panthers (15-4) will meet No. 2 Spruce Mountain (17-2) in a semifinal at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Expo.

Williamson was everywhere for Medomak, taking mid-range jumpers, driving inside and keying an aggressive defense.

York was within 19-15 with three minutes left in the half when Williamson went to work. She hit two jumpers and added a 3-pointer, all off steals, then drove for a layup in the final second of the half to give the Panthers a 28-15 lead.

The Panthers added the first four points of the second half to cap a 13-0 run for a 32-15 lead.

Nya Avery led York (12-8) with 11 points but was limited to two in the second half. The Wildcats were also hurt when McKayla Kortes, their top inside threat, was called for two fouls in the first 29 seconds, sat out the rest of the first quarter, then was called for a charge with 4:50 left in the first half.


SPRUCE MOUNTAIN 47, YARMOUTH 46: Avery Bessey scored 15 points on five 3-pointers, and the third-seeded Falcons (17-2) held off the sixth-seeded Clippers (10-9) in a Class B South quarterfinal at the Portland Expo.

Jaydn Pingree added 10 points and Aubrey Kachnovich had nine for the reigning regional champions.

Lauren Keaney (15 points) and Cate King (12) scored in double figures for Yarmouth.

OCEANSIDE 67, BIDDEFORD 46: Bailey Breen scored 33 points and the top-seeded Mariners (19-0) advanced to the Class B South semifinals, shaking off the ninth-seeded Tigers (12-8) at the Portland Expo.

The Mariners, taller and larger at every position, led just 26-18 at halftime but went on a 16-2 run in the first five minutes of the second half.

Oceanside will take on fourth-seeded Lake Region in the semifinals at 2:45 p.m. Tuesday at the Expo.


Breen, who averages 30 points, was dominant. She scored twice on rebounds and again on a 3-pointer to help Oceanside open a 9-0 lead. She had 15 points by halftime and added 11 in the third quarter.

Jordyn Crump hit five 3-pointers and led Biddeford with 19 points. Hannah Smith finished with 18.

ELLSWORTH 76, PRESQUE ISLE 35: The top-seeded Eagles (19-0) set a girls’ tournament record for all classes with 14 3-pointers – including six by Lizzie Boles – as they advanced to the Class B North semifinals with a win over the No. 8 Wildcats (10-10) at Cross Insurance Arena in Bangor.

Boles, who finished with 22 points, made five 3-pointers in the first half to help Ellsworth open a 41-27 lead. Grace Jaffrey then fueled a 21-2 surge in the third quarter, scoring 10 of her 18 points.

Abby Radel added 14 points and Elise Sargent had 10 for the Eagles, who will face No. 4 Caribou on Wednesday.

Gan Curtis led Presque Isle with 11 points.


CARIBOU 56, BELFAST 24: Madelynn Deprey tossed in 25 points to lead the fourth-seeded Vikings (13-6) over the No. 5 Lions (12-7) in a Class B North quarterfinal at Cross Insurance Center in Bangor.

Caribou took control early, opening an 18-5 lead after one quarter.

Jaiden Philbrook led Belfast with seven points.

WISDOM 38, BANGOR CHRISTIAN 28: Lilly Roy scored eight of her 18 points in the fourth quarter as the third-seeded Pioneers (15-4) pulled away from the sixth-seeded Patriots (9-10) to win a Class D North quarterfinal in Bangor.

Lyndsie Durost scored 10 points for Bangor Christian.

KATAHDIN 69, CENTRAL AROOSTOOK 37: Hunter Hartsgrove led a 27-4 second-quarter surge with 15 of her 36 points as the seventh-seeded Cougars (13-7) beat the No. 2 Panthers (12-7) in a Class D North quarterfinal in Bangor.

Emily McNally added 10 points, including seven in the second quarter as Katahdin built a 40-14 advantage.

Abby Haines scored 16 points for Central Aroostook.

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