Who: Edward Little (17-4) vs. Scarbourgh (16-5)

What: Class AA state championship

Where: Cross Insurance Arena, Portland

When: Friday, March 2, approximately 7:45 p.m. (following AA girls’ championship)

Starting fives: Edward Little — Tyler Morin (Sr. G), Ibn Khalid (Sr. G), Darby Shea (Sr. F), Austin Brown (So. F), Wol Maiwen (Jr. C); Scarborough — Jaquan Seme (Sr. G), Morgan Pratt (Sr. G), Nick Fiorillo (Jr. F), Paul Kirk (Jr. F), Reece Lagerquist (Sr. C).

Leaders (per game): Edward Little — Shea 19.7 points; Maiwen 8.7 rebounds; Morin 4.6 assists; Khalid 2.6 steals; Scarborough — Fiorillo 19.9 points; Fiorillo 9.1 rebounds; Pratt 5.5 assists; Pratt 2.8 steals.

Last meeting: Scarborough beat visiting Edward Little, 61-56, on Dec. 29.

Common opponents: As part of the KVAC/SMAA crossovers schedule, the two teams faced eight common opponents — Cheverus, Deering, Gorham, Lewiston, Portland, South Portland, Thornton Academy and Windham (EL faced Lewiston twice, Scarborough faced Gorham twice). EL was 7-2 in those games. Scarborough was 8-1.

Gold ball history: Edward Little’s last state championship came in Class A in 1946. The Red Eddies lost back-to-back championship games against Thornton Academy and Cheverus in 2009-10. Cheverus’ title was later vacated by the Maine Principals’ Association (but not rewarded to EL) due to an ineligible player. This is Scarbrough’s first state championship game.


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