Sunday, February 26, 2017

Caribou wins 3rd/4th grade Glenburn Rec tournament

GLENBURN - It took a whole quarter to get going for Caribou, but they eventually built a lead and held on for a 21-16 victory over Ellsworth to claim the 2017 Glenburn Rec 3/4 girls championship on Sunday afternoon at the Glenburn School.

The Caribou 3/4 girls team poses for photographs after winning the Glenburn Rec basketball tournament championship with a 21-16 win over Ellsworth on Sunday. (Photo by Skip Hawkes)

The two teams played to a 4-4 tie through the first quarter. The Vikes began to pull away slightly in the second quarter out scoring Ellsworth 7-4 to take a slim 11-8 lead into half time.

 Caribou's Ainsley Caron (left) looks to drive past Ellsworth's Lily Bean. (Photo by Skip Hawkes)

Caribou scored just six points in the third quarter, but that was good enough to expand their lead to nine points as they shut down the Eagles holding them scoreless in the period.

In the final stanza, Caribou scored four unanswered points to move to 21-8 with 4:19 remaining in the game. That margin would prove to be enough, as Ellsworth finished out the game with an 8-0 run but they simply ran out of time and fell to Caribou by five points.

 Caribou's Madelynn Deprey (23) drives hard to the basket during the second half. (Photo by Skip Hawkes)

Madelyn Deprey scored a game high 10 points to lead Caribou. Ainsley Caron added five points, Amelia Godin scored four, and Liv Adams chipped in with two points.

 Caribou's Liv Adams (31) puts up a shot for two points during the second half. (Photo by Skip Hawkes)

Lily Bean scored six points and Sophie Lynch had four points to top Ellsworth in scoring. Addison Atherton, Savannah Edgecomb, and Sydney Mason each scored two points.

Caribou finished the tournament with a 5-0 record, while Ellsworth went 3-2 for the tourney.

The Ellsworth girls pose for a photo with their Runner Up plaque. (Photo by Skip Hawkes)

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