‘The Maine Event’ certainly put on a show at ‘The Maine Event.’

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On Friday night, January 5th, the Cross Insurance Arena in Portland came alive with the return of Newport, Maine's own, Cooper Flagg, a rising star bound for Duke University and the nation's top basketball prospect. This event, aptly named 'The Maine Event,' showcased not only the talent of Flagg but also the excitement of the Pine Tree State crowd that eagerly awaited his homecoming.

Credit: Dave Dostie
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Flagg grew up in Newport, attending Nokomis Regional High School as a freshman, winning the Maine Class A state championship with his twin brother, Ace, and their older brother, Hunter, who was then a senior. Shortly after, Cooper and Ace transferred to the college preparatory school Montverde Academy in Florida.

Flagg returned with Ace to the arena where they had won the ‘gold ball’ two seasons ago with Nokomis. They now play for the No. 1 team in the country, but their presence at ‘The Maine Event’ was more than welcome, drawing a sold-out crowd. In fact, tickets for this event sold out within the hour of sale time.

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Folks were excited to see Cooper Flagg.

In the spotlight, Cooper Flagg didn't disappoint, scoring 23 points and securing 10 rebounds, while Ace added six points to Montverde's dominant 93-51 victory over Gonzaga College High School from Washington, D.C.

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Courtside, photographer Dave Dostie captured the defining moments of the game, providing a visual narrative of Cooper Flagg's triumphant return. The images showcase the intensity of the competition and the enthusiasm of the fans who filled the Cross Insurance Arena to capacity.

Experience the excitement of 'The Maine Event' through Dave Dostie's lens, reliving the highlights of this unforgettable night at the Cross Insurance Arena in Portland.

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