It was a wild night last night.
Where to start?
The craziness started in Jay.
Monmouth's Sammy Calder had just stretched the lead to 3 when this happened.
Go to 1:23:30 to see it. That's clearly a foul on the floor, but it is the sort of thing that used to get called a continuation in the NBA until we all agreed it was getting ridiculous. But, man, what a shot.
And since Monmouth had fouls to give, Spruce had to inbound and couldn't get a good look. Monmouth held on to win by 3.
Let's go to Readfield, where Maranacook is hosting Class D Telstar. Why are they playing a Class D school? For the same reason they just played Mount Blue (in a game they gave the presumptive 1 seed in A North everything they could handle): because they have a really weird schedule.
Telstar is 3-8 in D South, but they've only got 2 games against D schools in their schedule and they lost the only one they've played so far. They play 5 games against schools in B and the rest are C.
Anyway, the Model thinks Maranacook wins this game 90.9% of the time. After all, they've still got a shot at the 1 seed in B North.
But Telstar got hot from the floor in the 2nd half.
Let's jump to the final seconds. Telstar is down 1 with the ball.
The video stops before the final 3 seconds, but reports are that Maranacook had trouble getting off a final shot for...reasons, but I'd want to see the full video before printing more. If anyone's got that video, send it along.
At the Expo, Tyrie James hit a free throw with 12 seconds left to tie the game for Windham, but Kevin Rugabirwa countered with a free throw of his own to give Portland a big 55-54 win.
In South Paris, Oxford Hills' Gabbie Tibbetts made 2 free throws to give the Vikings a 4-point lead with 7 seconds left. And it's a good thing she did, because Cony raced down to drill a three, but the clock ran out and Oxford Hills survived.
Bonny Eagle traveled to Scarborough, hoping to improve on their 2-10 record and find a way out of last place in AA South.
Let's jump to 10.5 seconds left. Scarborough is at the line to shoot 2.
That's a pretty good buzzer-beater by Colin Moran!
But it's got nothing on the end of the first overtime. We'll go to 20 seconds left. Scarborough has the ball.
I criticize the officials a lot around here, but kudos to them for putting time back on the clock. Liam Garriepy's go-ahead 3 went through the rim with 3.9 seconds left and the clock actually stopped with 0.8 left. Without the benefit of replay, adjusting it to 3.0 is some good work.
Plus, they got the call right at the buzzer. The shot left Terrell Edwards' hand with 0.7 left.
Scarborough would finally pull away in the final minute of the 2nd overtime.
Bonny Eagle will get another shot at this in the quarterfinals.
Upset alarms started sounding around social media when the Edward Little boys and their 4-10 record opened up a 42-30 lead on Cheverus (12-2).
And then the Stags dug in and ripped off a 19-4 fourth quarter to erase the Eddies' lead.
Edward Little had one more chance to force overtime...
Fisher Tewksbury dropped 36 in Valley's win over Piscataquis...Ashton Leclerc his 5 3s and scored 21 in Gorham's win over TA. Wyatt Benoit countered with 22...Ryan Cummins had 20 in York's win over Wells...Trevor Gerrish's 23 & 9 wasn't enough for Brunswick as they lost to Westbrook and Aiden Taylor's 19...Yarmouth's Evan Hamm went off for 33, but GNG got 25 from Jonny Patenaude to improve to 12-1...The Windham girls used a 14-2 run to get by Portland...Ella Giguere had 21 & 12 as NYA rolled by St. Dom's...Greely needed every one of Asja Kelman's 20 points to beat Marshwood 41-40...Freeport got 20 from Abby Giroux in a win over Kennebunk...Dylan Burpee had 21 for Southern Aroostook...Abby Haines led Central Aroostook with 22 in their win over Lee Academy.
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I've written and deleted 4 of these now and I have zero confidence that Hampden and Lawrence are going to play, so let's just punt on this today.
The Model's picks for today's games are after the jump.