State Champions Crowned in Maine

New England Recruiting Report | Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

Four state champions were crowned in the state of Maine over the weekend with Hampden Academy taking the top prize by knocking off Portland 70-50 Saturday night at the Augusta Civic Center, scoring some retribution after falling to Portland in last year’s state final.

Brendan McIntrye scored a team high 22 points while star junior Nicholas Gilpin added 17, 13 of which came in the second half. Gilpin was also 9-10 from the free-throw line. Stephen Alex scored 14 points to lead three players in double figures for Portland.

A night earlier, at the Cross Insurance Arena in Portland, Cape Elizabeth closed the game with a 7-0 run with under a minute to play and knocked off top seed Medomak with a buzzer beating lay-up from Ethan Murphy.

Murphy led the way with a team high 13 points while Jack O’Rourke added 11. Nicholas DePatsy scored a team high 14 for Medomak, who missed 11 straight shots in the 4th quarter.

Top seed Calais knocked off Dirigo in the Class C final on Saturday night at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor while Forest Hills defeated Fort Fairfield for the Class D championship earlier in the day.

Nathan Newell had 16 points and 6 rebounds for Calais while fellow senior Tyler Niles had a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds. Riley Robinson led Dirigo with 20 points and 9 rebounds. Ryan Petrin finished with 16 points and 18 rebounds for Forest Hills, who finished a perfect season at 22-0 with the championship. Chris Giberson scored a team high 15 for Fort Fairfield.