PARIS — Top-seeded Oxford Hills clamped down after a close first quarter and rolled to a 56-43 win over eighth-seeded Portland in a Class AA North quarterfinal Wednesday.

The Vikings (18-1) advance to face No. 4 Hampden (11-8) in the semifinals next week at Cross Insurance Arena.

The Bulldogs (3-16) hit three 3-pointers and led 17-16 after one quarter, but Oxford Hills held the them to 16 points combined over the next three quarters.

Oxford Hills’ Sierra Carson, who earlier Wednesday was named a semifinalist for the Miss Maine Basketball award, led all scorers with 17 points. Ella Pelletier added 14, Molly Corbett had 10 and Maddy Miller contributed nine.

Baleria Yugu finished with a team-high 12 points for Portland.

YARMOUTH 61, OAK HILL 13: Cate King paced a balanced offense with 13 points as the eighth-seeded Clippers (8-11) cruised past the No. 9 Raiders (8-11) in a Class B South prelim in Yarmouth.


Delia MacDonald added 12 points and Lauren Keaney and Neena Panozzo each chipped in with nine for Yarmouth, which next faces top-seeded Oceanside in the quarterfinals Saturday at the Portland Expo.

CARRABEC 67, ST. DOMINIC 55: Luke Carey had 25 points and 10 assists as the sixth-seeded Cobras (12-7) prevailed in a Class C South prelim at North Anson.

Carey was 13-for-14 from the free-throw line. Teammate Joel Gehrke netted a game-high 29 points.

Taylor Varney scored 14 points for No. 11 St. Dominic (8-11), while Jack Brocke added 11.

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