In a battle of the Lakers, No. 3 Greenville pulled an upset win over top-seeded Rangeley to come out on top 41-20 for the girls’ D South regional crown at the Augusta Civic Center on Saturday.
Greenville took an early lead in the game, going up 6-0, before Rangeley came roaring back with an 8 point run to close out the first quarter. The teams kept the game tight until halftime, with Greenville edging out Rangeley slightly for a 14-11 lead.
But the third quarter proved to be the decision maker for Greenville, as the team took a commanding 31-11 lead after holding Rangeley scoreless for the entire quarter.
Greenville (15-6) will now make a run for the state championship. They will face Southern Aroostook, who claimed the D North crown Saturday morning, in the state finals on Saturday, March 2 at 2:30 p.m. at the Cross Insurance Center, in Bangor.
The Lakers of Greenville upset No. 2 Temple in the semifinals 50-29 to advance to the regional title game. Greenville defeated Pine Tree Academy 37-16 in the quarterfinals.
Greenville reached the semifinals last season, where it was eliminated by Vinalhaven.
The Lakers of Rangeley cruised to the regional finals after easy wins over No. 4 Valley in the semifinals, 51-29, and No. 8 Seacoast Christian, 56-23 in the quarterfinals.
Rangeley’s season ends at 19-2. They won the state championship in 2016.