Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Deering upset its quarterfinal opponent, Thornton Academy. They were looking to repeat that against Bonny Eagle, and it looked like a possibility at halftime as the score was tied, but Bonny Eagle pulled away in the second half to win 43-34.
The teams got off to a hot start, as neither team could miss. The Scots would take the early lead before Deering went on a 6-0 run late in the quarter. Bonny Eagle's Dustin Cole would catch an inbounds pass and lay it in all in one motion at the buzzer, as the the teams were tied at 12 at the end of the first quarter.
The fast pace would continue, as Bonny Eagle's Levi Meggison and Deering's Jamie Ross would score 4 points a piece early in the second
quarter. Ross would score 8 of his team-high 12 points in the quarter. Cole, the Scot's dynamic Freshman, had 10 points at halftime, including a pair of 3-pointers. The score was tied at 23 heading into the break.
Pat Green would drain a 3-pointer for Deering to start the Half, but it was all Scots after that. They would go an an 11-0 run to pull ahead. Deering would go ona 4-0 run of its own before Cole hit a jumper at the buzzer. Bonny Eagle was up 36-30 after three quarters of play.
Deering would go on an extended cold streak as they failed to even up the score. It wasn't until there was 1:36 left that John Amabile would end the Rams' drought with a 2-pointer, and Deering was only down by six. Ross would throw down a thunderous breakaway dunk with 1:15 to go to try and spark the Rams, but it was to no avail. Deering reverted back to missing shots and the Scots made enough free throws to keep a safe distance. Cole Libby was named the Eli's Soda Player of the Game after scoring 10 points for Bonny Eagle, and really keying the Scots offense as they pulled away in the second half. Bonny Eagle now moves on to the Western Maine Class A Finals on Saturday.