Lawrence 5/6 girls squeeze out Glenburn Rec tournament Championship

GLENBURN - Sunday afternoon at the Glenburn School, the Lawrence Bulldogs 5/6 girls nearly gave the game away during the fourth quarter, but they managed to hold on long enough to pull out a 38-32 win over Old Town Y to claim the Glenburn Rec 5th/6th grade girls tournament championship.

The Lawrence 5/6 girls and coaches pose for photos after winning the Glenburn Rec 5th/6th grade tournament with a 38-32 victory over Old Town Y. (Photo by Skip Hawkes)

Lawrence looked like they would coast to a championship title after the first quarter when they took a 15-6 lead. The Bulldogs held a 21-13 lead at half time, and led by 12 points going into the final period with a 32-20 score. Things began to go south for the Bulldogs as the two teams entered the final quarter.

Lawrence's Ashley Shores tries to get off a shot while being closely guarded by Old Town's Konna Dumond (15). (Photo by Skip Hawkes)


Lawrence struggled to score points, along with numerous turnovers, and let Old Town back in the game as Taylor Loring (6) and Karly Buckwalter (4) combined for 10 points to help their team out score Lawrence 12-6 in the period. Unfortunately for Old Town, the time on the clock ticked down to 0:00 leaving Lawrence with a six point victory.

 Lawrence's Maddie Provost (4) looks to pass the ball as Old Town's Sophie Morgan defends. 
(Photo by Skip Hawkes)

Maddie Provost topped Lawrence in scoring with 17 points. Ashley Shores added nine points, Kierra Day had six points, Kaycie Ross scored four, and Payton Cole had two points. The Bulldogs had one 3-point basket by Provost, and they went 1-for-2 (50 percent) from the free throw line.

Old Town's Taylor Loring takes a rebound and heads down court. (Photo by Skip Hawkes)

Taylor Loring scored a game high 20 points to pace the Old Town Y in scoring. Karly Buckwalter and Konna Dumond each added six points. Old Town went 6-for-9 (67 percent), all from Loring, at the charity stripe. 

OLD TOWN (3-2)   6   7  7  12 --32
LAWRENCE (5-0) 15  6  11  6 -- 38 

Lawrence head coach Lenny Cole talks to his team during a fourth quarter time out. 
(Photo by Skip Hawkes)

With the Championship victory, this group of Lawrence players have now gone 48-1 as a team over the last two years. Very impressive indeed, no matter what the age.


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