JACKMAN — On the day Parker Desjardins learned he was a finalist for the Mr. Maine Basketball award, he turned in one of his better performances of the season.

Desjardins scored a game-high 47 points to go along with 15 rebounds, five assists and four steals as the No. 3 Tigers trounced No. 6 Mt. Abram 87-60 in a Class C/D boys basketball quarterfinal game Friday night.

“We came out really solid,” Forest Hills coach Anthony Amero said “We’ve been in a lot of tournament games in the last four years and the experience did well for them. We came out hot, never got behind and got after it quick.”

Freshman Braidan Welch scored 12 points and had six steals for Forest Hills, which led 42-13 at the half.”

“We know how to play in big games,” Amero added. “Our offense is firing. We have five guys who have the green light right now.”

Hunter Warren had 14 points to pace Mt. Abram.



MADISON 70, MONMOUTH 51: Thomas Dean scored 24 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead the Bulldogs to the Class C/D quarterfinal victory.

Aiden Ostiguy scored 13 points and grabbed nine rebounds as well for the Bulldogs, which will host Forest Hills in a semifinal game Tuesday at 5 p.m.

“Our boys played tough,” Madison coach Jason Furbish said. “We came out to a slow start but then we rallied together.”

Cameron Cobb added 11 points for Madison.


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