Lawrence claims championship in Glenburn Rec 5/6 girls tourney

GLENBURN - After being knocked out of the 2016 Glenburn Rec 5th/6th grade girls basketball tournament in the semifinals, the Lawrence Bulldogs returned for the 2017 tournament a bigger, stronger, and more talented team and won the championship with a 29-17 victory over DEFY-Ellsworth.

The Lawrence 5th/6th grade girls team poses for a team photo after winning the 2017 Glenburn Rec Invitational Tournament on Sunday in Glenburn. (Photo by Skip Hawkes)


Lawrence took a 6-3 first quarter lead, but exploded for a 15-2 second quarter to take a 21-5 lead into the half time break. Hope Bouchard led the way for the Bulldogs scoring nine points in the second quarter.

 (Photo by Skip Hawkes)

Ellsworth out scored Lawrence 12-8 over the second half, but they were unable to overcome the large half time deficit. 

Bouchard scored a game high 11 points and Dakota Aldrich added 10 points to help lead Lawrence to the win. Also scoring for the Bulldogs were Brianna Poulin (2), Sophia Luckern (2), Elizabeth Crommett (2), Alexis Moran (1), and Alicen Higgins (1). 

  (Photo by Skip Hawkes)

Lawrence went 3-for-13 from the free throw line, and concluded the tournament with a 5-0 record. 

Casey Carter scored eight points, Morgan Clifford had seven, and Devae Reynolds chipped in with two points to provide the offense for Ellsworth.

  (Photo by Skip Hawkes)

Ellsworth went 2-for-4 from the charity stripe, and they finished the tournament with a 4-1 record.

In the semifinal games, Lawrence won easily with a 50-12 victory over Hampden, and Ellsworth squeezed out a last minute 27-24 win over Houlton.

  (Photo by Skip Hawkes)


Dakodah Aldrich and Hope Bouchard each scored eight points for Lawrence, while Makenzie Nadeau added seven points and Brianna Poulin scored six points.

Sam Bellerose scored eight points to top Hampden in scoring. Makayla Miller and Chandler Smith each chipped in with two points. Hampden had a 2-2 record for the tournament.

In the Ellsworth, Houlton semifinal game, Houlton led by five points with three minutes left to play in the game. Ellsworth overcame the deficit and took a 25-24 lead with near one minute remaining. Houlton was unable to get the ball in the hoop, while Ellsworth added two more points and held on for the 27-24 win.

  (Photo by Skip Hawkes)


Houlton had no answer for Ellsworth's Casey Carter, who scored a game high 16 points in the game, and Devae Reynolds added six points.

The Shires were led in scoring by Emma Swallow with nine points, Drew Warman with seven points, and Gabby Gentle with four points. Houlton finished the tournament with a 2-2 record.

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