The Gardiner girls basketball team extended its undefeated streak to 19 games as the top seed in Class A North defeated No. 8 Brewer 71-35 in the quarterfinals on Friday night at the Augusta Civic Center.

Brewer ends its season with a 6-13 record.

Savannah Brown led all scorers with 26 points for Gardiner, including a pair of 3-pointers in the fourth quarter. Lizzy Gruber added 21 points while Kylee Nichols and Megan Gallagher had six points each.

Gardiner outscored Brewer 32-17 in the first half and followed with a  39-18 advantage in the second half.

Allie Flagg led the Witches scoring with 16 points, including three 3-pointers throughout the contest. Jillian Ford and Grace Labree added five points a piece.

Gardiner beat Brewer 81-48 on Jan. 6 in their only matchup of the season.

Gardiner moves to the A North semifinals, where it will face No. 5 Nokomis on Wednesday, Feb. 22 at 3:30 p.m. at the Augusta Civic Center. Nokomis upset fourth seed Camden Hills 41-26 to advance in the tournament.

Gardiner faced Nokomis twice during the regular season, winning 61-55 on Jan. 10 and 70-54 on Jan. 27.  

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Lindsay Putnam

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...