Friday's high school roundup: Dirigo returns to Class C South final with comeback win over Mt. Abram
Feb. 24—Charlie Houghton scored 20 of his 27 points in the second half, and Dakota Tompkins made 8 of 9 free throws in the fourth quarter as top-seeded Dirigo rallied for a 71-63 win over fifth-seeded Mt. Abram in a Class C South semifinal at the Augusta Civic Center.
Dirigo (19-1), the defending state champion, trailed 46-43 entering the fourth quarter, but Tompkins and Houghton combined for 19 points in the final eight minutes to help the Cougars finally take control.
Tompkins finished with 22 points, including 12 in the fourth.
Tucker Plouffe scored 16 points, Payton Mitchell and Bryce Wilcox each had 15, and Kaden Pillsbury added 12 for Mt. Abram (17-4).
MONMOUTH ACADEMY 46, CARRABEC 34: Sammy Calder scored 19 points to lead the second-seeded Mustangs (17-3) past the sixth-seeded Cobras (13-8) in a Class C South semifinal in Augusta.
Monmouth, which lost to Dirigo in last year's regional final, will try to avenge that loss Saturday night against the top-seeded Cougars.
Joel Gehrke was the only Carrabec player in double figures, finishing with 10 points.
PENOBSCOT VALLEY 42, HODGDON 26: Kayla Loring scored 12 points, and the second-seeded Howlers (19-1) held the No. 3 Hawks (18-2) to eight field goals in a Class C North semifinal at Bangor's Cross Insurance Center.
Ellie Austin and Holly Loring chipped in with nine points apiece.
A pair of 3-pointers by Sadie Thompson were the only first-half field goals for Hodgdon. Anna Oliver led the Hawks with eight points.
DEXTER 56, CALAIS 51: Mazie Peach led a third-quarter comeback with nine of her 17 points, and the top-seeded Tigers (19-1) advanced to the Class C North final with a win over the No. 4 Red Devils (16-4) in Bangor.
Cally Gudroe scored 18 points to help send Dexter to Saturday's regional final against No. 2 Penobscot Valley. The Tigers trailed 21-10 after one quarter and 26-21 at halftime before outscoring Calais 17-8 in the third quarter.
Izzy Allen paced Calais with 24 points. Mary Allen added 11.