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Houlton and Waynflete to meet in class C boys state title game

The Houlton Shiretowners defeated Lee to win the class C eastern Maine title
The Houlton Shiretowners defeated Lee to win the class C eastern Maine title
Jeff Hoak

The undefeated Houlton Shiretowners boys basketball team will take on the Waynflete Flyers in the class C state championship game.

Houlton (21-0) only had three games decided by less than 10 points, two of those were against class B schools Caribou and Presque Isle.

Kyle Bouchard leads the way for the Shiretowners. Bouchard was named BDN Eastern Maine tournament MVP.

Bouchard recorded 20 points, 13 rebounds, six steals, and two assists in a 60-44 semifinal victory over Penquis.

He added 13 points, nine rebounds, and six assists in the Shiretowners 49-33 regional final victory over Lee Academy.

Nicholas Guiod is the floor general for Houlton. Guiod scored 14 points, including going 12-12 from the free throw line in the semifinal victory over Penquis.

Houlton won the state title in 2004.

Guiod was selected to the McDonald's class C/D boys Eastern Maine senior all star team.

The Flyers come into the state final on a 10 game winning streak. They started the streak with a 63-57 win against class B west champion Poland.

The only two losses for Waynflete (18-2) came against class B schools Lake Region and Yarmouth.

Serge Nyirikamba scored 22 points to lead Waynflete to a 62-38 victory over Maranacook in the Western Maine final.

It is the first regional title for the Flyers.

Nyirikamba received the C. Harry Edwards Award as the outstanding player of the class C west tournament.

Nyirikamba was selected to the McDonald's class C/D boys Western Maine senior all star team.

This class C battle at the Augusta Civic Center @ 8:45 p.m. on Saturday, will be the last of the eight state finals played this weekend.