Thornton Academy defeated Noble in a AA South quarterfinal matchup Wednesday. Credit: Thornton Academy | Facebook Live

Top-seed Thornton Academy maintained an early lead against No. 8 Noble to emerge victorious in Wednesday’s AA South quarterfinal matchup with a final score of 66-29.

Thornton Academy improves to 15-4 on the season. Noble ends its season at 3-16.

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Thornton Academy will advance to the semifinals, where they will face the winner of tonight’s contest between No. 5 Scarborough (10-8) at No. 4 Gorham (11-7) on Tuesday, Feb. 19.

Thornton Academy was ousted from last year’s tourney in the semifinal round, falling to South Portland 51-36.

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Lindsay Putnam is a senior editor for sports and features at the Bangor Daily News. Lindsay previously worked as an editor and reporter at the New York Post. She's a York Beach native and Colby College...