Fans of high school basketball will have to pay a little attention to the schedule for February 2023, as the Maine Principals' Association has made major changes to the popular event.

Friday is now a four-game session. Saturday and Monday will be two four-game sessions, with eight games played each day. Tuesday is a four-game schedule with games in the afternoon/evening. Wednesday is now a day full of semifinals with six games and three sessions. Thursday is devoted to the semifinals with six games and three sessions. Friday will just have two games at night, with the Class B Regional Finals and Saturday will be two sessions with Class D playing their regional finals in the afternoon and Class C playing their Regional Finals at night.

This now avoids Class C playing back-to-back Friday in the semifinals and finals on Saturday, and allows for postponements in the event of snow.

Class B Boys Prelim

  • #5 Foxcroft Academy defeated #12 MDI 61-54
  • #6 Caribou defeated. #11 John Bapst 61-48
  • #7 Presque Isle defeated #10 Bucksport 66-61
  • #8 Washington Academy defeated. #9 Mount View 63-61

Class B Girls Prelim

  • #5 Houlton defeated. #12 Mount View 51-26
  • #6 MDI defeated  #11 Belfast 54-40
  • #7 Foxcroft Academy defeated. #10 Hermon 51-37
  • #8 Presque Isle defeated #9 MCI 36-21

Class C Boys Prelim

  • #4 Fort Fairfield defeated. #13 PCHS 60-46
  • #5 Woodland defeated #12 Stearns 70-47
  • #6 Lee Academy defeated #11 Sumner 56-46
  • #7 GSA defeated  #10 Madawaska 56-41
  • #8 Penboscot Valley defeated #9 Penquis 34-25

Class C Girls Prelim

  • #4 Central defeated #13 PCHS 66-21
  • #5 Mattanawcook Academy defeated. #12 Stearns 63-33
  • #11 Central Aroostook defeated #6 Calais 47-28
  • #10 Sumner defeated #7 Narraguagus 63-54
  • #8 Fort Kent  defeated #9 Woodland 72-41

Class D Boys Prelim

  • #7 Wisdom defeated. #10 Van Buren 59-25
  • #8 Jonesport-Beals defeated. #9 Ashland 90-34

Class D Girls Prelim

  • #7 Jonesport-Beals defeated. #10 Bangor Christian 38-13
  • #8 Ashland defeated. #9 Schenck 47-33

FRIDAY, February 17 Quarterfinals 1 session

  • 4 p.m, Class B Girls #3 Ellsworth defeated  #6 MDI 68-33
  • 5:30 p.m. Class B Girls #2 Caribou defeated. #7 Foxcroft Academy 68-39
  • 7 p.m. Class B Boys #3 Orono  defeated #6 Caribou 50-40
  • 8:30 p.m. Class B Boys #2 Winslow  vs #7 Presque Isle

SATURDAY, February 18 Quarterfinals 2 sessions

  • 9 a.m. Class B Girls  #5 Houlton defeated #4 Washington Academy 54-32
  • 10:30 a.m. Class B Girls #1 Old Town defeated. #8 Presque Isle 57-25
  • 12 noon Class B Boys #4 Old Town vs.#5 Foxcroft Academy
  • 1:30 p.m. Class B Boys #1 Ellsworth vs. #8 Washington Academy
  • 4 p.m. Class D Girls #6 East Grand defeated  #3  Machias 45-27
  • 5:30 p.m. Class D Girls #2 Wisdom defeated. #7 Jonesport-Beals 62-29
  • 7 p.m. Class D Boys #3  Schenck defeated. #6 Katahdin 60-39
  • 8:30 p.m. Class D Boys #2 Machias defeated  #7 Wisdom 73-50

MONDAY, February 20 Quarterfinals 2 sessions

  • 9 a.m. Class D Girls #4 Deer Isle-Stonington defeated. #5 Katahdin 45-21
  • 10:30 a.m. Class D Girls #1Southern Aroostook defeated . #8 Ashland 62-12
  • 12 noon Class D Boys #4 Bangor Christian defeated #5 Easton 63-55
  • 1:30 p.m. Class D Boys #1 Southern Aroostook defeated. #8 Jonesport-Beals 64-24
  • 4 p.m.  Class C Girls #3 Hodgdon defeated #11 Central Aroostook 47-20
  • 5:30 p.m. Class C Girls #2 Penobscot Valley  defeated. #10 Sumner 54-16
  • 7 p.m. Class C Boys Boys #3 Dexter defeated #6 Lee Academy 50-40
  • 8:30 p.m. Class C Boys #2 Fort Kent defeated  #7 GSA 38-36

TUESDAY, February 21 Quarterfinals

  • 4 p.m. Class C Girls #4 Central vs.#5 Mattanawcook Academy
  • 5:30 p.m. Class C Girls #1 Dexter vs. #8 Fort Kent
  • 7 p.m. Class C Boys #4 Fort Fairfield vs. #5 Woodland
  • 8:30 p.m. Class C Boys #1 Calais vs. #8 Penboscot Valley

WEDNESDAY, February 22 (Semifinals 3 sessions)

  • 10 a.m. Class B Girls # Ellsworth vs #2 Caribou
  • 11:30 a.m. Class B Girls #5 Houlton vs. #1 Old Town
  • 2 p.m. Class B Boys #3 Orono vs.#7 Presque Isle
  • 3:30 p.m. Class B Boys #1 Ellsworth vs. #4 Old Town
  • 7 p.m. Class D Girls #6 East Grand vs. #2 Wisdom
  • 8:30 p.m. Class D Girls #1 Southern Aroostook vs. #4 Deer Isle-Stonington

THURSDAY, February 23 (Semifinals 3 sessions)

  • 10 a.m. Class D Boys #3 Schenck vs. #2 Machias
  • 11:30 a.m. Class D Boys #1 Southern Aroostook vs. #4 Bangor Christian
  • 2 p.m. Class C Girls Winner #3 Hodgdon vs. #2 Penobscot Valley
  • 3:30 p.m. Class C Girls Winner 1-8 vs. Winner 4-5
  • 7 p.m. Class C Boys #3 Dexter vs. #2 Fort Kent
  • 8:30 p.m. Class C Boys Winner 1-8 vs. Winner 4-5

SATURDAY, February 25 Championship Saturday 3 sessions

  • 9 a.m.  Class D Girls Northern Maine Regional Final #1 Southern Aroostook vs #2 Wisdom
  • 10:45 a.m. Class D Boys Northern Maine Regional Final #1 Southern Aroostook vs. #2 Machias
  • 2 p.m. Class B Girls Northern Maine Regional Final #1 Old Town vs. #3 Ellsworth
  • 3:45 p.m. Class B Boys Northern Maine Regional Final #1 Ellsworth vs. #3 Orono
  • 7 p.m. Class C Girls Northern Maine Regional Final #1 Dexter vs. #2 Penobscot Valley
  • 8:45 p.m. Class C Boys Northern Maine Regional Final

The Class A Finals will be in Augusta on Friday, March 3. The Class B and AA Finals will be in Portland on Saturday, March 4 with Class B in the afternoon. Class C and D State Finals will be in Bangor on Saturday, March 4, with Class D in the afternoon and C at night.

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