Morgan Fichthorn recorded a double-double as third-seeded Cony stunned top-seeded Lawrence, 54-46, in the Class A North girls’ basketball final Friday night at the Augusta Civic Center.

Fichthorn finished with 16 points and 10 rebounds to lead Cony (14-7) to its first regional title since 2012.

Lawrence (19-2), the defending state champion, took a one-point lead into the fourth quarter but managed just one field goal the rest of the way. Cony closed out the win by scoring the game’s final seven points, all from the free-throw line.

Morgan Cunningham contributed 14 points and Cassie Lacroix had 12 for Cony, which will play Brunswick in the state championship game next Saturday at Portland’s Cross Insurance Arena.

Kaylee Elkins paced Lawrence with 14 points. Maddie Provost scored 12.

OLD TOWN 58, ELLSWORTH 42: Saige Evans scored 24 points as the second-seeded Coyotes (19-2) won their first regional title since 1980, beating reigning state champion Ellsworth (20-1) in the Class B North final Friday at Cross Insurance Center in Bangor.


Alexis Degrasse chipped in with 15 points as Old Town earned a spot in the state final next Friday in Bangor against undefeated Oceanside.

Grace Jaffrey scored 12 points for Ellsworth, which had a 27-game winning streak snapped.


HAMPDEN ACADEMY 44, MESSALONSKEE 43: Zach McLaughlin made all three free throws after being fouled on a 3-point attempt with 17.8 seconds remaining, and the top-seeded Broncos (19-2) rallied past the No. 3 Eagles (16-5) in the Class A North final at the Augusta Civic Center.

Messalonskee led most of the game and was still up 43-41 before McLaughlin’s free throws put the Broncos in front.

The Eagles then had two chances for a winning basket but missed a driving layup with about 5 seconds left and a long 3-point attempt at the buzzer.


McLaughlin finished with 24 points, including 10 in the fourth quarter, while JJ Wolfington added 11 points and 14 rebounds.

Merrick Smith led Messalonskee with 23 points and 13 rebounds.

ORONO 58, OLD TOWN 44: Pierce Walston started a closing 19-2 surge with a 3-pointer and scored nine of his 29 points in the fourth quarter as the fourth-seeded Red Riots (19-3) beat the No. 3 Coyotes (16-5) in Bangor to win their second straight Class B North championship.

Old Town led 42-39 early in the fourth before Walston and the Red Riots took control, setting up a rematch with Oceanside in the state championship game next Saturday in Bangor.

Bergen Soderberg added 10 points for Orono.

Emmitt Butler scored 17 points and Grayson Thibault had 10 for Old Town.

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