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The Greenville Lakers earned their second straight Class D South girls basketball title on Saturday, posting a 45-24 victory over Valley of Bingham at the Augusta Civic Center.

The top-seeded Lakers, who improved to 19-2, will take on North winner and two-time defending state champion Southern Aroostook of Dyer Brook, in the 1 p.m. state-title game on Saturday, Feb. 29, at the Augusta Civic Center.

Third-seeded Valley wound up 10-11.

The Lakers took an 11-7 lead after the first quarter and then outscored the Cavaliers 12-1 in the second quarter for a commanding 23-8 first-half lead en route to the victory.

Jessica Pomerleau paced the Lakers with 18 points, Bianca Breton chipped in with 10 and Hallee Pelletier netted six.

Emily Collins paced Valley with 10 points and Victoria Beane added five.

Pete Warner

Pete graduated from Bangor High School in 1980 and earned a B.S. in Journalism (Advertising) from the University of Maine in 1986. He grew up fishing at his family's camp on Sebago Lake but didn't take...