High school sports
Brewer went on a 19-4 run to bring it within one possession by the end of the third quarter, but Hampden pulled away from the Witches for the win.
Friday night’s game between Montverde and Link Academy will air nationally on ESPNU.
Both teams suffered key personnel losses that will make things interesting in the Class AA North title this season.
University of Maine
With the win, the Black Bears improve to 7-4 for the first time since 2004-05.
UMaine, ranked eighth in the country, improved to 9-3-1 while Union fell to 7-7.
UMaine had been thumped by Harvard in their last two meetings, but got a measure of revenge on Wednesday.
Rookie kicker Chad Ryland’s last-seconds miss from 35 yards clinched a 10-7 loss that dropped New England to 2-9.
The big takedowns start ringside at 7 p.m. Nov. 25 in the Island Falls Municipal Building, 68 Houlton Road.
Portland United will make numerous improvements to Fitzpatrick Stadium, including contribute $200,000 for a new synthetic turf field.