A South quarterfinal: #6-Marshwood vs. #3-Falmouth
at Portland Expo
Saturday, February 15, 2020
Falmouth 59, Marshwood 38
Third-seeded Falmouth scored the game’s first seven points and went on to a 59-38 victory over No. 6 Marshwood in a Class A South boys’ basketball quarterfinal Saturday afternoon at the Portland Expo.
Nicco Pitre led the way with 20 points, Michael Simonds added 13 and Brady Coyne contributed 12 for the Yachtsmen (15-4), who advanced to meet No. 2 Kennebunk in the semifinals Wednesday at the Expo.
Seven points from Pitre and five from Simonds allowed the Yachtsmen to build a 17-6 advantage after one quarter.
The Hawks (11-8) settled in during the second quarter but couldn’t get any closer than nine. Falmouth led 29-18 at halftime.
Marshwood made things interesting in the third quarter, pulling within 29-25 on a layup from Cullen Casey. But the Yachtsmen closed the quarter on an 11-3 run, capped by a Pitre buzzer-beater that made it 40-28.
The Hawks were led by John Valentine with 16 points.