The Bangor Daily News and SportsNet Maine are pleased to partner in broadcasting live Maine high school basketball games on the BDN website. The doubleheader airing Thursday, February 7, sending Mt. Blue from Farmington to Brewer High School has been postponed.
In the boys’ game, coach Ben Goodwin’s Brewer team had the opportunity to earn a berth in the regional quarterfinals, but had to beat the Cougars in that game. The Witches enter the game with an 8-9 record and sit ninth in the Heal Point standings.
Brewer needs to win and get some help in other games to get past No. 8 Skowhegan (7-10) or seventh-seeded Medomak Valley of Waldoboro (12-5), who also play Thursday night.
Mt. Blue earned a berth in the tournament as coach Travis Magnusson’s Cougars are 11-6 and sit in third place in Class A North. Mt. Blue won the first encounter with the Witches, taking a 75-61 decision on December 11.
For girls, the two teams will end their respective seasons. Brewer is the No. 10 seed with a 5-12 record, while Mt. Blue is seeded ninth with a 7-10 record.
Fans can watch archived broadcasts of the January 14 and 18 matches by going to http://www.driveshowmaine.com/snme-2/
Click here to read Larry Mahoney’s BDN match story on the Hermon Girls’ 47-33 win on Mount Desert Island on January 17.
Here is the 2019 BDN/SportsNet Maine High School Basketball Broadcast Schedule:
Thursday January 10: Lawrence boys 54, Brewer 40
Monday January 14: Maine Central Institute boys 63, John Bapst 31
Thursday January 17: Girls Hermon 47, Mount Desert Island 33
Tuesday, February 5: Boys Hermon 73, Orono 47
Thursday, February 7: Mt. Blue boys at Brewer, 5 p.m.