Who: Edward Little (14-7) vs. Gorham (14-7)

What: Class AA state championship

Where: Cross Insurance Arena, Portland

When: Friday, March 2, 6 p.m.

Starting fives: Edward Little — Piper Norcross (Sr. G), Grace Fontaine (Jr. G), Grace Beaudet (Sr. G), Chantel Ouellette (So. F), Jade Perry (Jr. C); Gorham — Brittany Desjardin (Jr. G), Olivia Michaud (Fr. G), Adele Nadeau (Fr. G), Michelle Rowe (Sr. F), McKenzie Holmes (Jr. C).

Leaders (per game): Edward Little — Fontaine 9.8 points; Perry 5.3 rebounds; Norcross 3.8 assists; Perry 3.1 blocks. Gorham — Holmes 21.7 points; Holmes 13.2 rebounds; Desjardins 2.7 assists; Holmes 5.1 blocks.

Last meeting: Gorham defeated visiting Edward Little 48-36 on Jan. 23.

Common opponents: As part of the KVAC/SMAA crossover schedule, the two teams faced nine common opponents — Oxford Hills, Lewiston, Cheverus, Windham, Portland, Deering, Thornton, South Portland (EL faced Oxford Hills and Lewiston twice, Gorham faced, Thornton twice). EL was 7-4 in those games, Gorham went 6-4.

Gold ball history: Edward Little lost to Gorham 46-36 in the Red Eddies’ only other state title game appearance in 2016. Gorham is going for its third consecutive Class AA championship. It won four B titles in a row (1978-81), and has won eight overall in 10 state championship appearances.


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