Kennebunk High School's Max Murray dribbles around a defender in this Seacoast Online file photo from the team's quarterfinal round win over Leavitt High School. Credit: Carl Pepin | Seacoast Online

The two-time reigning state champion Greely High School defeated No. 5 Kennebunk High School 69-62 Wednesday night in the Class A South boys’ semifinal matchup at the Cross Insurance Arena in Portland to earn a trip back to the regional final.

With the victory, the top-seeded Rangers improve to 17-3, while the Rams end their season at 15-5 in the loss.

Kennebunk reached the semifinals by knocking off Leavitt High School, 72-55, in the quarterfinals. Greely got this far by defeating Mt. Ararat High School of Topsham in the quarterfinals, 70-46.

The Rams lost in the quarterfinal round last season to Westbrook High School, 53-32.

The Rangers have won two straight gold balls, beating Hampden Academy last season, 47-46, and Messalonskee High School of Oakland in 2017 by a score of 59-43.

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Seth Koenig

Seth has nearly a decade of professional journalism experience and writes about the greater Portland region.