Cooper Daigle of Forest Hills is defended by Kai Taylor, right, and Campbell Perryman of St. Dom’s during a Class D South girls’ basketball semifinal Wednesday in Augusta. St. Dom’s ended Forest Hills’ four-year reign as the regional champion, 80-55. Rich Abrahamson/Morning Sentinell

Taylor Varney scored 16 of his 18 points in the second half, and all five starters reached double figures as second-seeded St. Dominic Academy reached a boys’ basketball regional final for the first time, defeating four-time defending Class D South champion Forest Hills, 80-55, in a semifinal Wednesday morning at the Augusta Civic Center.

The Saints (19-1) will play top-seeded Valley (16-4) at 2:45 p.m. Saturday in Augusta.

St. Dom’s led 41-32 at halftime. Varney then sparked a 23-10 surge in the third quarter, scoring 10 points.

Campbell Perryman (14 points), Jonathan Tangilamesu (13), Kai Taylor (12) and Jack Brocke (11) joined Varney in double figures.

Eighth-grader Jaxson Desjardins scored 18 points for Forest Hills (14-6). Cooper Daigle added 15.

VALLEY 76, WISCASSET 36: Harry Louis scored 27 points and the top-seeded Cavaliers (16-4) advanced to their third straight Class D South final, rolling past No. 5 Wiscasset (10-10) in Augusta.


Fisher Tewksbury contributed 20 points and 13 rebounds, and Collin Nichols had 10 points.

Landin Shirey led Wiscasset with 16 points.

MESSALONSKEE 45, MT. BLUE 36: Merrick Smith recorded 14 points and 13 rebounds, and the third-seeded Eagles (16-4) held the No. 2 Cougars (16-4) to their lowest point total of the season as they advanced to the Class A North final in Augusta.

Messalonskee opened with an 11-0 run, then extended the lead to 26-9 at halftime and 40-16 after three quarters.

Mt. Blue star Evans Sterling, who averaged 25 points per game this season, was held to seven points.

The Eagles got 13 points from Ryan Parent and nine from Sam Dube.


Messalonskee will face No. 1 Hampden Academy on Friday.

HAMPDEN ACADEMY 64, CAMDEN HILLS 48: Liam Henaghen scored 19 points, JJ Wolfington added 18 and Zach McLaughlin 15 for the top-seeded Broncos (16-2), who finally pulled away in the fourth quarter against the No. 5 Windjammers (10-10) in a Class A North semifinal in Augusta.

Hampden led just 44-39 through three quarters, but Henaghen, Wolfington and McLaughlin combined for 18 points in the fourth.

Will Duke scored 18 points for Camden Hills.

OLD TOWN 49, MT. DESERT ISLAND 42: Aiden Gomm put in 12 points, while Emmitt Butler, Brendan Mahaney and Grayson Thibault each added 11, powering the third-seeded Coyotes (16-4) over the 10th-seeded Trojans (11-10) in a Class B North semifinal at Cross Insurance Center in Bangor.

Old Town advances to the regional Friday against rival and No. 4 seed Orono, the defending state champion.


Spencer Laurendeau led Mt. Desert Island with 14 points.

ORONO 53, ELLSWORTH 38: The fourth-seeded Red Riots (17-3) made 17 of 24 free throws in the fourth quarter to close out a Class B North semifinal win over the top-seeded Eagles (16-4) at Cross Insurance Center in Bangor.

Pierce Walston, a Mr. Basketball semifinalist, led the defending state champions with 16 points, going 14 for 18 at the free-throw line. As a team, Orono was 25 for 37 at the line.

Will Francis added 12 points and Bergen Soderberg scored 11.

Ellsworth’s Mr. Basketball semifinalist, Chance Mercier, was held to a team-high eight points.

BANGOR CHRISTIAN 40, SOUTHERN AROOSTOOK 33: The second-seeded Patriots (15-3) opened a 25-11 halftime margin and held off the third-seeded Warriors (13-7) in a Class D North semifinal in Bangor.


Jalen Reed led Bangor Christian with 18 points. Elliot Straubel made three 3-pointers for nine points.

Dylan Burpee and Trafton Russell each scored 11 points for Southern Aroostook.

SCHENCK 50, KATAHDIN 42: Mason McDunnah scored 16 points, Brody McAvoy added 10, and the top-seeded Wolverines (20-0) beat the No. 4 Cougars (17-3) in a Class D North semifinal in Bangor.

Connor Edwards led Katahdin with 10 points.


CONY 52, HAMPDEN ACADEMY 40: The third-seeded Rams (13-7) erased a five-point halftime deficit and earned their first trip to the Class A North final since 2013, beating the No. 2 Broncos (14-6) in a regional semifinal in Augusta.


Abby Morrill scored 15 points, Morgan Fitchhorn had 12 points and 12 rebounds, and Morgan Cunningham added 12 points for Cony, which will play for the regional title Friday against No. 1 Lawrence.

Eva Wiles led Hampden with 10 points, but the Broncos lost to Cony for the third time this season.

OLD TOWN 37, MDI 35: Makayla Emerson’s layup with 2 seconds remaining lifted the second-seeded Coyotes (18-2) over the sixth-seeded Trojans (14-7) in a Class B North semifinal in Bangor.

Emerson finished with 15 points, including a tying free throw moments before her winning basket.

Mollie Gray scored 15 points for MDI.

ELLSWORTH 64, CARIBOU 44: The top-seeded Eagles (20-0) grabbed control with a 25-11 second-quarter advantage, fueled by seven points from Abby Radel, and cruised past the fourth-seeded Vikings (13-7) in a Class B North semifinal in Bangor.


Radel finished with 15 points, while Grace Jaffrey added 14 for Ellsworth, which will try to repeat as regional champion Friday night against Old Town.

Madelynn Deprey led Caribou with 20 points.


CHEVERUS/YARMOUTH 5, GREELY 2: Quinn McCoy scored twice as the Stags (14-2-2) ended their regular season with a win over the Rangers (12-6) at Family Ice Center in Falmouth.

Andrew Cheever added a goal and an assist, and David Swift and Ian O’Connor also scored.

Charlie Moore and Lucas Martin were the goal scorers for Greely.

LEAVITT 13, MT. ARARAT 1: Connor Boulay recorded four goals and two assists, and Hunter Bussiere and Will Keach also notched hat tricks as Leavitt/Gray-NG/Oak Hill/Poland (15-3) ended its regular season with a win over Mt. Ararat/Lisbon/Morse/Hyde (1-16-1) at Auburn’s Norway Savings Bank Arena.

Brody Emond, Nick LeBrasseur and Luke Gladu were the other goal scorers for the Kings.

Dylan Richards scored for Mt. Ararat.

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