The participants in the class A girls basketball state championship games took different routes to reach the state final at the Cumberland County Civic Center.
Oxford Hills (17-4) went to four overtimes to defeat Skowhegan in a Maine Principals' Association class A quarterfinal game.
Anna Winslow and Mikayla Morin combined to score 25 points to lead the Vikings to a 35-33 victory over Messalonskee in class A east semifinal game.
Winslow and Morin also led the way in a 54-34 victory over top seeded Edward Little in the regional final.
Winslow scored 13 points, while Morin recorded 12 points and five steals.
The Vikings used a tough defense to shut down the powerful Red Eddies.
Oxford Hills will have another difficult task when they face McAuley in the class A state game Saturday at 4 p.m., at the Cumberland County Civic Center in Portland
McAuley (20-1) rolled through the Western Maine tournament.
The Lions won their three tournament games by an average of 25 points.
Allie Clement scored 23 points in a 50-28 victory over Windham in the regional final.
The three time defending state champs have won 67 out of their last 68 games.
The only loss for the Lions during that stretch was a 50-49 contest at Thornton in early January of this season.
Out of the 20 wins this season for McAuley, only three were decided by fewer than 15 points.