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The most memorable photos from the opening round of the Maine basketball tourney — Tourney Time — Bangor Daily News — BDN Maine

The most memorable photos from the opening round of the Maine basketball tourney — Tourney Time — Bangor Daily News — BDN Maine

Joseph Cyr (2); Josh O’Donnell | BDN

Joseph Cyr (2); Josh O’Donnell | BDN

Players from Stearns Excessive Faculty (from left), Mt. Blue and Waterville in some of the greatest pictures from the quarterfinals of the 2019 Maine high school basketball event.

By Lindsay Putnam •
February 21, 2019 three:05 am

The 2019 Maine high school basketball event quarterfinals at the moment are full, and teams fought their approach by way of some stiff competition to make it to the semifinals. There have been upsets, buzzer-beating photographs, blowouts and even one workforce with its first playoff victory ever.

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Take a moment to look again by way of some of the greatest pictures from the first round of the tourney, because of BDN photographers and reporters Joseph Cyr, Josh O’Donnell, Gabor Degre and Pete Warner.

Class AA Boys

Gabor Degre | BDN

Gabor Degre | BDN

Bangor High Faculty’s Matt Fleming (right) passes the ball over Lewiston High Faculty’s Evan Williams throughout the Feb. 12 AA North quarterfinal recreation in Bangor. Bangor gained the recreation, 68-36.

Class AA Women

Pete Warner | BDN

Pete Warner | BDN

Libby Fleming of Bangor goes to the flooring to collect in a unfastened ball as Emily Huntington (left) and Lillie Singleton (partially obscured) pursue the play during a Feb. 14 Class AA North quarterfinal in Bangor. Bangor gained the recreation, 50-38.

Class A Boys

Josh O’Donnell | BDN

Josh O’Donnell | BDN

Marc Hutchings (34) of Hampden Academy seems for an opening towards Kyle Kruse (20) of Skowhegan. No. 7 Skowhegan upset No. 2 Hampden, 68-63, in the A North boys quarterfinal recreation on Feb. 16.

Josh O’Donnell (2) | BDN

Josh O’Donnell (2) | BDN

Left: Kyle Fox (31) of Mt. Blue makes a drive to the basket towards Brewer’s Colby Smith (44) and Trevor Pearson (12) throughout a Feb. 16 Class A boys quarterfinal recreation. Brewer gained, 71-60.
Right: Skowhegan’s Matush Prokop (22) jumps for the ball alongside Hampden Academy’s Bryce Lausier (2) during a Feb. 16 Class A boys quarterfinal recreation. Skowhegan gained, 68-63.

Class A Women

Josh O’Donnell | BDN

Josh O’Donnell | BDN

MacKenzie Roderick (three) of Erskine dribbles around Camryn Bouchard (10) of Hampden Academy in the A North women quarterfinals on Feb. 15. The Hampden women gained the match 44-26.

Josh O’Donnell | BDN

Josh O’Donnell | BDN

Gardiner’s Margaret Bell (12) dribbles the ball down the courtroom as Messalonskee’s Emily Dad or mum (12) stands guard in a A North women quarterfinal match on Feb. 15. Messalonskee gained the recreation 39-33.

Class B Boys

Joseph Cyr | Houlton Pioneer Occasions

Joseph Cyr | Houlton Pioneer Occasions

Members of the Ellsworth boys basketball workforce anxiously await the remaining seconds to tick off the clock in their Feb. 15 Class B North quarterfinal recreation. The No. 6 Eagles beat No. three Mount Desert Island 71-48.

Joseph Cyr | Houlton Pioneer Occasions

Joseph Cyr | Houlton Pioneer Occasions

Presque Isle’s Hint Cyr, left, blocks a shot by Hermon’s Isaac Varney during Saturday afternoon’s boys Class B North quarterfinal at the Cross Insurance Middle. Hermon gained 58-30.

Joseph Cyr | Houlton Pioneer Occasions

Joseph Cyr | Houlton Pioneer Occasions

Pedro Fernandes (left) and Jaroslav Ruta of Maine Central Institute have fun on the sidelines as the last seconds tick off the clock Saturday morning. No. 5 MCI upset No. four Oceanside 58-52 in additional time in a Class B North quarterfinal.

Joseph Cyr | Houlton Pioneer Occasions

Joseph Cyr | Houlton Pioneer Occasions

Caribou’s Isaac Marker, middle, heads to the basket as Washington Academy’s Jax Lin, right, tries to knock it away. To the left is Jaime Ortega Teba throughout Friday night time’s Class B North quarterfinal. Caribou gained 73-49.

Class B Women

Joseph Cyr | Houlton Pioneer Occasions

Joseph Cyr | Houlton Pioneer Occasions

Previous City’s Claudia Damboise (middle) gets wrapped up with Winslow’s Grace Smith whereas rebounding during the Feb. 16 women’ Class B North quarterfinal. Winslow gained 36-29.

Joseph Cyr (2) | Houlton Pioneer Occasions

Joseph Cyr (2) | Houlton Pioneer Occasions

Left: MDI’s Julia Watras (left) lofts a shot over the outstretched arm of MCI’s Christa Carr throughout the Feb. 16 Class B North quarterfinal at the Cross Insurance coverage Middle. MDI gained the recreation 42-27.
Proper: Hermon’s Madisyn Curtis drives to the basket as Presque Isle’s Maggie Castonguay chases from behind throughout the Feb. 16 Class B North quarterfinals. Hermon gained the recreation, 67-32.

Joseph Cyr | Houlton Pioneer Occasions

Joseph Cyr | Houlton Pioneer Occasions

Waterville’s Sadie Garling launches a shot during Friday night time’s Class B North quarterfinal towards John Bapst at the Cross Insurance coverage Middle. Waterville gained 44-35.

Joseph Cyr | Houlton Pioneer Occasions

Joseph Cyr | Houlton Pioneer Occasions

Hannah Chamberlin, bottom left, of Mount Desert Island and Madison Boutwell of Maine Central Institute go onerous to the ground to recuperate a unfastened ball in a Class B North quarterfinal. Coming in on the play from the right is MDI’s Leah Carroll. MDI gained the recreation 42-27.

Class C Boys

Gabor Degre | BDN

Gabor Degre | BDN

George Stevens Academy’s Reece Dannenberg slaps the ball back onto the courtroom between Calais Excessive Faculty’s Justice Bassett (middle) and Kyle Richard during the Maine Principals’ Association Basketball State Event Class C North boys quarterfinal recreation at the Cross Insurance Middle in Bangor on Feb. 19. George Stevens gained the recreation, 73-37.

Gabor Degre (2) | BDN

Gabor Degre (2) | BDN

Left: Mattanawcook Academy’s Alex Brown goes up for a shot over Dexter Regional Excessive Faculty’s Trever Richards during the Maine Principals’ Association Basketball State Event Class C North boys quarterfinal recreation at the Cross Insurance coverage Middle in Bangor on Feb. 19. Mattanawcook gained 47-37.
Proper: George Stevens Academy Isaac Wardwell goes up for a shot over Calais Excessive Faculty’s Blake Collins during the Maine Principals’ Association Basketball State Event Class C North boys quarterfinal recreation at the Cross Insurance coverage Middle in Bangor on Feb. 19 George Stevens Academy gained 73-37.

Joseph Cyr | Houlton Pioneer Occasions

Joseph Cyr | Houlton Pioneer Occasions

Houlton’s Nolan Porter, left, soars to the rim as Penobscot Valley’s Elijah Wooden provides chase during the Feb. 19 Class C North quarterfinal at the Cross Insurance coverage Middle. Houlton gained 72-32.

Joseph Cyr | Houlton Pioneer Occasions

Joseph Cyr | Houlton Pioneer Occasions

Jacob Carvell, left, of Central Aroostook places up a shot over the outstretched arms of Simon Torrey, middle, and Kyle Brooks throughout a Feb. 19 Class C North quarterfinal at the Cross Insurance coverage Middle. Sumner scored a last-second layup to win 54-53.

Class C Women

Joseph Cyr | Houlton Pioneer Occasions

Joseph Cyr | Houlton Pioneer Occasions

Katherine Alley, left, of Stearns seems for a means around Central Aroostook’s Sydney Garrison throughout a Feb. 19 Class C North quarterfinal at the Cross Insurance coverage Middle in Bangor. Stearns gained 70-45.

Pete Warner | BDN

Pete Warner | BDN

A rebound is up for grabs between Sage Phillips (left) and Elizabeth Bitar (32) of Calais and Madawaska’s Brianne Thibeault during a Feb. 20 Class C women basketball quarterfinal in Bangor. Calais gained 74-42.

Pete Warner | BDN

Pete Warner | BDN

Emily St. Cyr (10) of Penobscot Valley drives the lane amidst Narraguagus defenders (from left) Kaci Alley, Lanie Perry and Anna Strout throughout a Feb. 20 Class C North quarterfinal in Bangor. PVHS gained the recreation 45-42.

Class D Boys

Joseph Cyr | Houlton Pioneer Occasions

Joseph Cyr | Houlton Pioneer Occasions

Isaac Potter of Higher Houlton Christian Academy bursts by means of the banner at the begin of the Feb. 16 Class D quarterfinal with Southern Aroostook at the Cross Insurance Middle in Bangor. GHCA beat Southern Aroostook 54-44, marking the first tourney victory for the Eagles boys basketball staff in the faculty’s historical past.

Joseph Cyr | Houlton Pioneer Occasions

Joseph Cyr | Houlton Pioneer Occasions

Woodland’s Christopher Plissey, middle, goes up for a shot as Van Buren’s Blake Martin (10) and Colby Lavoie defend throughout a Feb. 18 Class D North quarterfinal at the Cross Insurance Middle. Woodland gained 76-29.

Joseph Cyr | Houlton Pioneer Occasions

Joseph Cyr | Houlton Pioneer Occasions

Schenck’s Tyrone Davis, left, soars to the rim for a layup while Easton’s Matthew Pangburn trails behind throughout a Feb. 18 Class D North quarterfinal matchup. Schenck gained 69-52.

Class D Women

Joseph Cyr | Houlton Pioneer Occasions

Joseph Cyr | Houlton Pioneer Occasions

Kaylee Morey, left, of Deer Isle-Stonington rips the ball away from Ashland’s Willow Corridor during a Feb. 18 Class D North quarterfinal at the Cross Insurance Middle. Corridor played the first half before leaving for Farmington to compete in the state Nordic ski meet that afternoon. Deer Isle-Stonington gained 57-28.

Joseph Cyr (2) | Houlton Pioneer Occasions

Joseph Cyr (2) | Houlton Pioneer Occasions

Left: Schenck’s Cassie Russell, left, places up an off-balanced jumper over a pair of Shead defenders during a Feb. 18 Class D North women basketball quarterfinal at the Cross Insurance coverage Middle. Schenck gained 56-38.
Proper: Southern Arooostook’s Sydney Brewer puts up a one-handed jumper over the outstretched arms of Washburn defender Kassandra Farley during a Feb. 18 Class D North quarterfinal at the Cross Insurance coverage Middle. Southern Aroostook gained 84-31.

Joseph Cyr | Houlton Pioneer Occasions

Joseph Cyr | Houlton Pioneer Occasions

Woodland’s Emily Curtis, left, tries to tear the ball away from Katahdin’s Makayla Hartsgrove, middle and Madison Landry throughout a Feb. 18 Class D North quarterfinal. Woodland gained the recreation 59-33.


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