Fort Kent Warrior Austin Delisle gets some air as he lays in a two point bucket during a Class C North semifinal game against Central Aroostook Wednesday in Fort Kent. Defending is Lucas Haines. Fort Kent won 64-42. Credit: Jessica Potila / St. John Valley Times

FORT KENT, Maine — The top-ranked Fort Kent boys basketball team rolled to a convincing 64-42 victory over No. 16 Central Aroostook Wednesday in a Class C North preliminary playoff.

With the victory, the Warriors (18-1) advance to the Class C North quarterfinals at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 22, at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor where they will take on No. 8 Calais High School (10-8). The Blue Devils defeated No. 9 Hodgdon 67-56 also on Wednesday.

“I was extremely happy with the effort defensively our boys put in,” Fort Kent coach Chad Cyr said. “However there were some spurts in the game that I thought were sub-par and we need to figure those out before moving on to Bangor.”

Warrior Austin Delisle added an additional 25 points to his 1,000-plus point career. Keegan Cyr and Ethan Daigle also pitched in 10 points apiece, including a 3-pointer for each.

Lucas Haines of Central Aroostook had a game-high 29 points and impressed crowds on both ends of the bleachers with seven successful 3-pointers. Liam Shaw added another seven points for the Panthers.

Cyr said his team is preparing for their match against the Blue Devils.

“I am sure they will pull out either a box-and-one (defense) against Austin Delisle or a triangle-and-two (defense) against Austin and Ethan Daigle,” Cyr said.

Cyr said the quarterfinal contest is not the end all goal for his team.

“I am continuously proud of this team for all they have accomplished this season. I can say that with full confidence knowing that they are not satisfied with anything yet. They are yearning for four more games and will do whatever it takes to play in them.”