Maddie Fitzpatrick scored 22 of 27 points in the first half as second-seeded Cheverus cruised to a 72-45 victory over No. 7 Portland in a women’s basketball quarter-final. class AA North on Thursday evening.
Lillian Singleton added 11 points for Cheverus (15-3) to give them a 40-17 halftime advantage. The Stags take on No. 3 Hampden Academy in the semi-finals on Wednesday at Cross Insurance Arena.
Liz Yugu scored 21 points, including four 3-pointers, for Portland (4-15). Naulissa Tuza scored 10 points.
SOUTH PORTLAND 83, NOBLE 33: JP Estrella scored 23 points to lead the top-seeded Red Riots (18-1) to a victory over the eighth-seeded Knights (0-18) in a Class AA South quarter-final at South Portland.
Jaelen Jackson and Owen Maloney are down 15 points apiece for South Portland, who advance to face No. 4 Bonny Eagle at 8:45 p.m. next Thursday at Cross Insurance Arena in Portland.
Bryce Guitard scored nine points for Noble.
HOCKEY FOR BOYS
THORNTON ACADEMY 6, SOUTH PORTLAND 0: Shane Bergeron scored twice in a four-goal first period for the Golden Trojans (10-4) in a win over South Portland/Freeport/Waynflete (10-6) at Troubh Ice Arena in Portland.
Evan Beaudette and Colby Bilodeau also scored in the first period, and Kyle LeSieur and Alex St. John increased the lead in the second period.
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