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MDI and Lake Region to meet in class B state final

MDI defeated Nokomis in the semifinals and Presque Isle in the regional final
MDI defeated Nokomis in the semifinals and Presque Isle in the regional finalJeff Hoak

Any team that makes it to a state championship earns it.

The Mount Desert Island (MDI) girls basketball team really earned it.

The Trojans defeated previously undefeated Nokomis 46-44 in a Maine Principals' Association class B girls semifinal game.

That was impressive, but what happened next was even more impressive.

Hannah Shaw scored 25 points and pulled down 16 rebounds to lead MDI (19-2) to a 63-51 victory over Presque Isle in the Eastern Maine final.

They not only knocked out their second straight undefeated team from the class B tourney, they also snapped a 64 game winning streak for Presque Isle.

Sierra Myrick, Molly Carroll, and Sarah Phelps give coach Brent Barker a dynamic backcourt.

Hannah Shaw's younger sister Kelsey Shaw give MDI a strong front-court.

Shaw was selected a semi-finalist for the Miss Maine basketball award

MDI has won three state titles, they won three straight from 2001-2003.

The Trojans will take on Lake Region in the state title game Saturday @ 7 p.m. at Cross Insurance Center. Click here for live stats.

You know the Lake Region Lakers, if you have followed class B girls basketball in recent years.

This is the sixth trip to the state championship for the Lakers since 2006.

Lake Region has not won a state title since 1975.

Lake Region (20-1) is led by 6'2" Tiana-Jo Carter.

Carter has surpassed 1000 points and 1300 career rebounds.

She scored 24 points and pulled down 15 rebounds in a 59-51 regional final victory over Wells.

Carter has signed a letter intent to play basketball at the University of Albany.

The Lakers have strong guard and are led in the back-court by Sarah Hancock.

Carter was selected as a semi-finalist for the Miss Maine basketball award.