Lady Chargers advance to semifinal with victory over Orono

GLENBURN - Saturday afternoon at the Glenburn School, the Lady Chargers of Glenburn overcame a slow start to cruise past the Red Riots of Orono Middle School for a 56-34 victory in the quarterfinal round of the Penobscot Valley Middle League "B" Division basketball tournament.

Glenburn's Sydney Ronco (left) drives towards the basket past Orono's Laura Cost-Kirkpatrick during a middle school quarterfinal game in Glenburn on Saturday. Glenburn won the game 56-34. (Photo by Skip Hawkes)

Glenburn struggled early and found themselves trailing 8-1 just past the midway point of the first quarter, but they pulled together and went on a 13-0 run over the final two and a half minutes of the period to take a 13-8 lead into the second quarter.

 Glenburn's Kendra Fournier (50) puts up a shot during the first half in front of Orono defender Beth Daries. (Photo by Skip Hawkes)

The Chargers opened the second period the same way they ended the first quarter, on a big run. They outscored Orono 11-2 to start the period, and held a 23-10 lead with 3:43 left in the half. A 17-8 score in the period gave the Lady Chargers a solid 30-16 lead at the half time break.

Glenburn's Abby Hogan drives past Oono's Abby Sirois. (Photo by Skip Hawkes)

Sydney Ronco scored 14 points, Abby Hogan added 13, and Kendra Fournier had 12 points to top the Chargers in scoring. Also scoring for Glenburn was Shayla Mailman (8), Makayla Harburger (5), and Sophie Hafford (4). Glenburn went 4-for-16 (25%) from the free throw line.

 Glenburn's Alyssa Dempsey looks to pass the ball. (Photo by Skip Hawkes)

Julianna Morrison topped Orono in scoring with a game high 20 points. Others scoring for the Riots were Megan Brewer (4), Abby Sirois (4), Riley Murray (3), Laura Cost-Kirkpatrick (2), and Katherine Kohtala (1). Orono went 4-for-15 (27%) from the charity stripe.

 Orono's Julianna Morrison (left) puts up a shot while being defended by Glenburn's Makayla Harburger. (Photo by Skip Hawkes)

The No. 3 Glenburn girls will face No. 2 Orrington in the semi final game on Tuesday, February 7 at 3:30 p.m. at the Glenburn school. In the second girls semifinal game on the same day, No. 1 Holbrook will face No. 4 Milford at 5:00 p.m. The winners of these two games will play on Thirsday, February 9 at the Center Drive school in Orrington at 3:30.

Glenburn's Sophie Hafford sets to take a foul shot. (Photo by Skip Hawkes)


  1. Congratulations to all Glenburn basketball girls.

  2. Congratulations to the Glenburn basketball girls.


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