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Cinderella Old Town meets Cinderella Poland in class B boys state final

Old Town defeated Caribou in the class B regional final
Old Town defeated Caribou in the class B regional final
Jeff Hoak

The Old Town boys basketball won the first ever high school basketball tournament game played at Cross Insurance center.

Not many thought the Coyotes would be the last Eastern Maine team playing a game at the building for this tournament season.

That is exactly what will happen when Old Town takes on Poland in the class B state title game on Saturday at 8:45 p.m. Click here for live stats.

Garvey Melmed came up big for the Coyotes in their 43-41 overtime victory over Caribou in the regional final.

Eric Hoogterp scored 17 points and pulled down 10 rebounds in the Coyotes 57-44 quarterfinal upset victory over MDI in the first game in the new building. Adam Richardson scored the first tournament point at CIC.

Old Town (17-5) is currently on a nine game winning streak.

Melmed was named BDN class B Eastern Maine tournament MVP.

The Coyotes are not the only Cinderella story here.

The Knights from Poland also were a number six seed in their regional tournament.

Poland (13-8) trailed top seeded Greely 23-4 early on in their Western Maine championship game.

The Knights could have done their Denver Broncos impersonation at that point and said , "we had a great season, nothing to hang our heads about."

They were down big, and lost by 23 to Greely earlier in the regular season.

That is not what this group did.

They battled back and got a stunning 63-59 victory.

Caleb Martin scored 26 points in the regional final victory for the Knights.

The Knights also defeated third seeded Spruce Mountain and second seeded Morse in the regional tournament.

Poland is on a seven game winning streak.

Martin was selected to the class A/B McDonald's all star team.

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