Rockland captures 5th-6th-grade boys Flanagan Community Center Invitational Championship

ROCKLAND – The Flanagan Community Center 5th-6th-grade boys invitational basketball tournament was held Friday, Saturday and Sunday cumulating with the championship game between Rockland and Broad Cove Bucs.

Broad Cove's Larry Robbins puts a rebound back up over Rockland's Carter Galley, right, and twin Cohen. Rockland went on to win the game 36-31. (Photo by Ron Hawkes)

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Rockland, who took home the title with a 36-31 win went undefeated in the tournament while the Bucs lost to Rockland in Game 11 and fought their way up through the loser's bracket to place second in the tournament.

In the championship game, Broad Cove came out on fire and stunned Rockland with a 13-4 first quarter lead. Rockland showed its metal in the second quarter as they returned the run with a 15-2 quarter to take a 19-15 lead into the halftime.

Rockland was able to open the lead up a little in the third quarter taking a 29-21 advantage into the final stanza where they held off a determined Buc's team for the win.

Scoring for Rockland was Carter Galley with a game-high 15 points; Cohen Galley 10; Zeb Foster six; Rachean Dotson four; and Chase Munroe one.  Other members of the Rockland team are, Connor Kingsbury, Josh Elwell, Jacob Watkinson, and Zach Woodman. The team is coached by Dan Kingsbury.

Rockland was 6-of-14 (43 percent) from the foul line.

For the Broad Cove Bucs, Kory Donlin had a team-high 11 points; Larry Robbins seven; Ben Tripp six; Dylan Benner five; and Mathias McPhail two. Other members of the Buc's are, Landyn Benner, Logan Meklin, Kavie Maloney, Blaine Poland, and Kaden Melquist. The team is coached by Travis Doughty and Mike Benner.

Broad Cove was 5-of-12 (42 percent) from the foul line. They had two 3-point baskets, both from Donlin.

The teams started Friday night with two games, continued with eight more Saturday and finished up with four Sunday.

The Flanagan Community Center is run by the Rockland Harbor YMCA and director Benjie Blake and his crew did an outstanding job running a very smooth tournament.

How did they get there?
Game 1 - Rockland defeated R&D Thrashers 50-17
Game 2 - Five Town beat Belfast Blue 32-10
Game 3 - Broad Cove Bucs 42-24 over Belfast White
Game 4 - Medomak Valley beat Lisbon Greyhounds 38-25
Game 5 - R&D Thrashers defeated Belfast Blue (eliminated) 51-24
Game 6 - Rockland beat Five Town 48-30
Game 7 - Lisbon defeated Belfast White (eliminated) 33-32
Game 8 - Broad Cove beat Medomak 32-30
Game 9 - Medomak defeated R&D Thrashers (eliminated) 47-37
Game 10 - Five Town beat Lisbon (eliminated) 42-24
Game 11 - Rockland beat Broad Cove 38-29
Game 12 - Five Town beat Medomak (eliminated) 49-24
Game 13 - Broad Cove defeated Five Town (eliminated) 39-33
Game 14 - Rockland captures the championship with the 36-31 win.

Broad Cove's Kory Donlin looks to move the ball up the floor. (Photo by Ron Hawkes)

Rockland's Cohen Galley brings the ball up the floor late in the game. (Photo by Ron Hawkes)

Rockland's Zeb Foster looks to make a move to the basket. (Photo by Ron Hawkes)


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