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Greely’s Chelsea Graiver collides with Skowhegan’s Jaycie Christopher during the Class A state championship on Saturday at Cross Insurance Arena. Ben McCanna/Staff Photographer

Skowhegan celebrates after winning the Class A state championship game against Greely. Ben McCanna/Staff Photographer

Skowhegan’s Jaycie Christopher twirls the net in celebration after her team won the Class A state championship game against Greely. Ben McCanna/Staff Photographer

Nokomis’ Cooper Flagg maneuvers around Falmouth’s Zach Morrill during the Class A state championship game. Ben McCanna/Staff Photographer

Nokomis’ Madden White takes a jump shot over the Falmouth defense. Ben McCanna/Staff Photographer

Falmouth’s Jack Stowell outmaneuvers Nokomis’ Cooper Flagg during the Class A state championship. Ben McCanna/Staff Photographer

Nokomis’ Cooper Flagg takes a jump shot against Falmouth. Ben McCanna/Staff Photographer

Nokomis freshman Hunter Flagg, left, and Jake Noyes carry the Gold Ball after the Warriors won the Class A state championship Saturday afternoon against Falmouth at the Cross Insurance Arena in Portland. Ben McCanna/Staff Photographer

Cheverus’ Maddie Fitzpatrick guards Gorham’s Anna Nelson as she makes her way toward the hoop. Brianna Soukup/Staff Photographer

Gorham’s Sophia Michaud (25) tries to guard Cheverus’ Emma Lizotte as she goes up for a shot during the Class AA girls’ basketball state championship game on Saturday at Cross Insurance Arena in Portland. Brianna Soukup/Staff Photographer

Cheverus players celebrate a 3-point shot by their teammate Julia Kratzer. Brianna Soukup/Staff Photographer

Cheverus celebrates moments after a 49-36 win over Gorham in the Class AA girls’ basketball state championship game. Brianna Soukup/Staff Photographer

Cheverus celebrates with the Gold Ball after winning the program’s first state title. Brianna Soukup/Staff Photographer

Hall-Dale’s Iris Ireland, left, and Stearns’ Kasey Kenyon go for a rebound during the Class C girls basketball state championship game Saturday at the Augusta Civic Center. Joe Phelan/Kennebec Journal

The Hall-Dale bench cheers for a late fourth quarter basket against Stearns in the Class C girls basketball state championship game Saturday at the Augusta Civic Center. Joe Phelan/Kennebec Journal

Hall-Dale holds the gold ball after beating Stearns in the Class C girls basketball state championship game Saturday at the Augusta Civic Center. Joe Phelan/Kennebec Journal

Forest Hills fans cheer during the Class D boys basketball state championship game against Southern Aroostook on Saturday at the Augusta Civic Center. Joe Phelan/Kennebec Journal

Forest Hills junior Mason Desjardins takes a shot against Southern Aroostook during the Class D boys basketball state championship game Saturday at the Augusta Civic Center. Joe Phelan/Kennebec Journal

Forest Hills players wait for the awards ceremony after losing to Southern Aroostook in the Class D boys basketball state championship game Saturday at the Augusta Civic Center. Joe Phelan/Kennebec Journal

Southern Aroostook players hold up the gold ball after beating Forest Hills in the Class D boys basketball state championship game Saturday at the Augusta Civic Center. Joe Phelan/Kennebec Journal

Southern Aroostook’s Brianne Daggett waves the net and celebrates after the team beat Seacoast Christina for the Class D girls basketball state championship Saturday at the Augusta Civic Center. Joe Phelan/Kennebec Journal

Southern Aroostook players celebrate after beating Seacoast Christian to win the Class D girls basketball state championship Saturday at the Augusta Civic Center. Joe Phelan/Kennebec Journal

South Portland’s Gabe Galarraga takes a shot. Brianna Soukup/Staff Photographer

South Portland’s Owen Maloney takes a shot while being guarded by Oxford Hills’ Teigan Pelletier. Brianna Soukup/Staff Photographer

South Portland players celebrate a basket against Oxford Hills during the Class AA boys’ basketball state championship game on Saturday at Cross Insurance Arena in Portland. Brianna Soukup/Staff Photographer

South Portland’s JP Estrella gets the rebound over Oxford Hills’ Colby Dillingham. Brianna Soukup/Staff Photographer

South Portland’s JP Estrella dunks in the last few minutes of the Class AA state championship game against Oxford Hills on Saturday. Brianna Soukup/Staff Photographer

South Portland’s Gabe Galarraga (31), right, and Jaelen Jackson (4) celebrate their win against Oxford Hills in the Class AA state championship game moments after the final buzzer on Saturday. Brianna Soukup/Staff Photographer

The Red Riots celebrate with their classmates after beating Oxford Hills for the title. Brianna Soukup/Staff Photographer

Teammates hug South Portland’s JP Estrella in the final seconds of the Class AA state championship game. Estrella finished with 19 points, 15 rebounds and five blocked shots. Brianna Soukup/Staff Photographer

South Portland’s JP Estrella cuts down the hoop after beating Oxford Hills in the Class AA state championship game on Saturday. Brianna Soukup/Staff Photographer

South Portland boys basketball team celebrate with their trophy after beating Oxford Hills in the Class AA state championship game on Saturday. Brianna Soukup/Staff Photographer


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