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Fifth Quarter Tuesday Highlights & Scores: Feb. 3

NEWS CENTER - Highlights from nine high school basketball games from across the state as teams try to solidify spots, position, and byes in the postseason.  The rest of the scores are below. 

The road to Kane's 500 wins required a team effort

LISBON, Maine (NEWS CENTER) - Spruce Mountains girls basketball coach got plenty of attention regarding his 500th win on Saturday, but he was the first to admit he only played a part in achieving that historic milestone. 

In 29 seasons spent between Rangeley, Dirigo, and his current position with the Phoenix, he first jokingly said it was inevitable he'd get to such a landmark victory based on his age. 

"It means I've been around too long or I'm a little too old," he said. 

But then he gave the credit to his players, assistants, and the communities that made it possible for him to sustain that success. 

It is with great pride today that we recognize Coach Kane for his 500th win.">

"Gavin is always one that puts others before himself, always a team first kind of guy," said his long-time assistant and friend Greg Gagne. 

GBB: Spruce Mountain's Kane earns career win #500

LISBON, Maine (NEWS CENTER) - Spruce Mountain girls basketball coach Gavin Kane joined select company in Maine high school basketball history on Saturday as he collected his 500th career win. 

His Phoenix beat Lisbon 61-34, improving to 17-0 on the season. 

The road to 500 wins has come with multiple stops: 

- His first 110 wins came with the Rangeley boys, where he started his coaching career back in 1985.  His eight playoff appearances withe Lakers were highlights by the 1989 Class 'D' title.

- The next 263 were with the Dirigo girls, with him whom he won 11 straight Western Maine championships and six gold balls between 1994 and 2007. 

- He then split time coaching the boys and girls before handling the boys team solely, finishing with 74 wins in that stretch. 

Fifth Quarter Friday: Scores & Highlights

NEWS CENTER - We've got highlights from 15 games across Maine on the second-to-last Friday night as teams vie for playoff berths, positioning, and byes.  Here are the scores from across the state. 

Oxford Hills girls hoops supports their biggest & smallest fan

SOUTH PARIS, Maine (NEWS CENTER) - The smallest fan of the Oxford Hills girls basketball team has become their biggest inspiration. 

Two-year old Cody Bean, who's the second cousin of Lady Vikings leading scorer Anna Winslow, is battling neuroblastoma.  It's the most common infantile cancer that comprises six to ten percent of all childhood cancers, and 15% of cancer deaths in children.  Approximately 650 cases occur annually in the U.S.  It most frequently originates in one of the adrenal glands, but can also develop in nerve tissues in the neck, chest, abdomen, or pelvis.  Cody was diagnosed at Stage 4, meaning the tumor had spread throughout his body to distant lymph nodes, bone marrow, bone, liver, or other organs.  He's had several surgeries, multiple rounds of chemotherapy, and other treatments. 

Sanford's Scott, Oak Hill's Washburn win Gaziano awards

AUGUSTA, Maine (NEWS CENTER) - Oak Hill's Luke Washburn and Sanford's Jed Scott stellar play on the line of scrimmage during their senior seasons helped their teams to playoff runs and also won the state's top prize for their positions:  the Gaziano Award.

Washburn won the defenisve honor while Scott took home the trophy on offense at the fourth annual event. 

The Raiders standout was linchpin for Oak Hill defense en route to the Class 'D' championship.  Cheverus' Greg Grinnell and Skowhegan's Ethan Liberty were runners-up for the defensive award. 

Scott led the way for the Spartans power-rushing attack, including a regional quarterfinal upset at South Portland.  Colin Richards of Mount Blue and Jacob Fogel of Portland were the the other two finalists on offense.

Each of the winners recieved a $5,000 scholarship for the top prize.  The four runners-up earned a $1,000 scholarship.