Fans of High School Basketball will have to pay a little attention to the schedule for February 2023, as the Maine Principal's Association has made major changes to the popular event.

Friday is now a 4 game session. Saturday and Monday will be 2 4-game sessions, with  8 games played each day. Tuesday is a 4-game schedule with games in the afternoon/evening. Wednesday is now a day full of semifinals with 6 games and 3 sessions. Thursday is devoted to the semifinals with 6 games and 3 sessions. Friday will just have 2 games at night, with the Class B Regional Finals and Saturday will be 2 sessions with Class D playing their Regional Finals in the Afternoon and Class C playing their Regional Finals at Night

This now avoids Class C playing back-to-back Friday in the semifinals and finals on Saturday, and allows for postponements in the event of snow.

FRIDAY February 17 Quarterfinals 1 session

  • 4 p.m, Class B Girls #3 vs # 6
  • 5:30 p.m. Class B Girls #2 vs. #7
  • 7 p.m. Class B Boys #3 vs. #6
  • 8:30 p.m. Class B Boys #2 vs. #7

SATURDAY February 18 Quarterfinals 2 sessions

  • 9 a.m. Class B Girls #4 vs. #5
  • 10:30 a.m. Class B Girls #1 vs. #8
  • 12 noon Class B Boys #4 vs. #5
  • 1:30 p.m. Class B Boys #1 vs. #8
  • 4 p.m. Class D Girls #3 vs. #6
  • 5:30 p.m. Class D Girls #2 vs. #7
  • 7 p.m. Class D Boys #3 vs. #6
  • 8:30 p.m. Class D Boys #2 vs. #7

MONDAY February 20 Quarterfinals 2 sessions

  • 9 a.m. Class D Girls #4 vs. #5
  • 10:30 a.m. Class D Girls #1 vs. #8
  • 12 noon Class D Boys #4 vs. #5
  • 1:30 p.m. Class D Boys #1 vs. #8
  • 4 p.m.  Class C Girls #3 vs. #6
  • 5:30 p.m. Class C Girls #2 vs. #7
  • 7 p.m. Class C Boys #4 vs. #5
  • 8:30 p.m. Class C Boys #1 vs. #8

Tuesday February 21 Quarterfinals

  • 4 p.m. Class C Girls #4 vs. #5
  • 5:30 p.m. Class C Girls #1 vs. #8
  • 7 p.m. Class C Boys #3 vs. #6
  • 8:30 p.m. Class C Boys #2 vs. #7

WEDNESDAY February 22 (Semifinals 3 sessions)

  • 10 a.m. Class B Girls Winner 3-6 vs Winner 2-7
  • 11:30 a.m. Class B Girls Winner 1-8 vs. Winner 4-5
  • 2 p.m. Class B Boys Winner 3-6 vs. Winner 2-7
  • 3:30 p.m. Class B Boys Winner 1-8 vs. Winner 4-5
  • 7 p.m. Class D Girls Winner 3-6 vs. Winner 2-7
  • 8:30 p.m. Class D Girls Winner 1-8 vs. Winner 4-5

THURSDAY February 23 (Semifinals 3 sessions)

  • 10 a.m. Class D Boys Winner 3-6 vs. Winner 2-7
  • 11:30 a.m. Class D Boys Winner 1-8 vs. Winner 4-5
  • 2 p.m. Class C Girls Winner 3-6 vs. Winner 2-7
  • 3:30 p.m. Class C Girls Winner 1-8 vs. Winner 4-5
  • 7 p.m. Class C Boys Winner 3-6 vs. Winner 2-7
  • 8:30 p.m. Class C Boys Winner 1-8 vs. Winner 4-5

FRIDAY February 24 (B Finals 1 session)

  • 6 p.m. Class B Girls Northern Maine Regional Final
  • 7:45 p.m. Class B Boys Northern Maine Regional Final

SATURDAY February 25 (C and D Finals 2 sessions)

  • 1 p.m. Class D Girls Northern Maine Regional Final
  • 2:45 p.m. Class D Boys Northern Maine Regional Final
  • 6 p.m. Class C Girls Northern Maine Regional Final
  • 7:45 p.m. Class C Boys Northern Maine Regional Final

The Class A Finals will be in Augusta on Friday March 3rd. The Class B and AA Finals will be in Portland on Saturday March 4th with Class B in the afternoon. Class C and D State Finals will be in Bangor on Saturday, March 4th, with Class D in the afternoon and C at night.

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