CORINTH--- The George Stevens boys basketball team needed a win to grab a spot in the class C tournament.
Kelsey Allen made sure the Eagles were going to get a chance to play at least one more game.
The junior guard scored 33 points, including the Eagles first 17 points of the game, as they went on to earn a 68-56 victory over the Central Red Devils on Friday evening.
George Stevens went on a 6-1 run to end the second quarter, and take a 29-24 lead going into halftime.
Central cut the lead to 31-30 on a Kyle Ham basket with 6:16 remaining in the third quarter.
Allen nailed a three pointer to give the Eagles a 34-30 lead. They increased the lead to 49-40 at the end of the third quarter.
Brett Ingraham (8) and Allen (7) combined to score 15 points in the fourth quarter as the Eagles outscored Central 22-16 in the quarter.
George Stevens (9-9) will be traveling to either Dexter or Penquis for a prelim game on February 12th.
Allen shot 11-15 from the field, dished out six assists, and grabbed five rebounds. He also shot 7-7 from the free throw line.
Ingraham recorded 17 points, 11 rebounds, five assists, two steals, and two blocks.
Finn Davis-Batt chipped in with eight points and seven rebounds.
Central (7-11) finished as the 10th seed and will play at Orono in a prelim game. That game is set for Wednesday, February 12th at 6 p.m.
Ham led the Red Devils with 16 points, eight rebounds, and two steals.
Caleb Shaw chipped in with 11 points, five assists, and three steals.
Jordn Smith recorded 11 points, six rebounds, and three blocks in limited playing time. Smith only played 20 minutes because of foul trouble. He fouled out early in the fourth quarter.
Grant Poulin and Ben Shearstone added five points each for the Red Devils.
Andrew Speed recorded four points, five rebounds, and three steals.
Tony Underhill finished with two points and six assists. Riley Stefanik chipped in with two points.