No. 5 Cony defeated No. 4 Mt. Blue on Saturday night, 72-50, in a Class A North boys basketball quarterfinal matchup.
The Rams (12-7) dominated from start to finish and got 24 points from Parker Sergent and 18 points from Kam Douin. The Cougars were paced by Zach Poisson with 11 points.
Cony will play the winner of No. 1 Brewer (17-1) and No. 8 Camden Hills (5-13).
In the first quarter, Cony jumped out to a 19-10 lead on the back of 10 points from Sergent and six from Douin. All game long the Rams spread the ball around and anyone with an open look took the shot and often made it.
“They all believe in each other and they’re all capable of putting up numbers,” Cony coach Isaiah Brathwaite said. “If it’s one guy’s night, then it is, but if not someone else can step up.”
Cony beat Mt. Blue on Jan. 27, 68-62, and lost to the Cougars in their first meeting on Dec. 15, 71-63.
“We definitely took a lot from that game,” Brathwaite added. “It was a hard-fought game but there were things we needed to do better.”
Cony scored 20 points in the second quarter and 19 in the third to put the Cougars away.
“We had to live with their threes, limit their touches and make sure we put pressure on them,” Brathwaite said. “The guys stuck to the game plan. We honed in this week and really just got focused.”
Correction: A previous version of this story misstated the day of the week the game was played. The game took place on Saturday, Feb. 18, 2023.