Hermon 3/4 boys hold off tough Caribou team for Glenburn Rec Championship

GLENBURN - Sunday afternoon at the Glenburn School, an undefeated Caribou team squared off to face Hermon who's only loss (3-1) came earlier in the morning to Caribou in overtime. The second time around was sweeter for the Jr. Hawks as they held off a tough Caribou team to come away with a 41-35 victory in the Glenburn Rec 3rd-4th grade boys basketball tournament.

The Hermon boys are all smiles as they show off their championship plaque after winning the Glenburn Rec 3/4 tournament with a 41-35 victory over Caribou on Sunday. (Photo by Skip Hawkes)

Hermon got to the championship game by knocking off the host team Glenburn Chargers 42-20 in a semifinal game. Caribou, who led by just one point  over Lincoln at half time of their semifinal game, went on to out score Lincoln 17-10 over the second half for a 30-22 victory,

Hermon's Corban Reed (left) looks to make a move around Caribou's DeClan Miller. 
(Photo by Skip Hawkes)

Corban Reed and Carter Dubois sparked Hermon over the first half to a 23-17 half time lead. Reed and Dubois combined for 18 of the Jr. Hawks 23 points in the half.

Hermon's Carter Dubois looks over the floor as he crosses mid court. (Photo by Skip Hawkes)

Hermon head coach Doug Reed wanted to get Reed and Griffin Dunton more touches inside during the second half, and it seemed to work as the two players combined for nine of Hermon's 18 points in the final half. Caribou managed to rally for an 11-6 third quarter to make it a one point game with Hermon on top 29-28 heading to the final stanza.

Hermon's Griffin Dunton (12) drives hard to the basket past a Caribou defender. 
(Photo by Skip Hawkes)

Hermon led by three points (33-30) with three minutes left in the game, but Reed and Dunton provided the final period spark combining for seven points as the Jr. Hawks out scored Caribou 12-7 for the six point championship game win.

Hermon's Dominic Caso tries to get possession of a loose ball. (Photo by Skip Hawkes)

Reed scored a game high 16 points, and Dubois added 11 points as they led Hermon in scoring. Dunton and Dominic Caso each scored six points, and Levi Scripture chipped in with one point.

Hermon had two 3-point baskets, both by Reed, and they went 9-for-12 (75 percent) from the free throw line. Dubois was perfect at the line going 4-for-4.

Hermon's Scott Tubbs gets in front of a Caribou player as he chases down a loose ball. 
(Photo by Skip Hawkes)

DeClan Miller scored a team high 10 points to pace Caribou in scoring. Hudson Porter and Chandler St. Peter each scored seven points, and both Carter St. Pierre and Cooper Cell had four points. Hayden Holabird added three points for the Vikings.

Caribou had one 3-point basket by Porter, and they went just 2-for-9 (22 percent) from the charity stripe.

Hermon's Corban Reed (13) tries to maintain possession of the ball in the middle of a group of Caribou defenders. (Photo by Skip Hawkes)

 Hermon's Kole Alexander takes a look at the basket before putting up a shot. 
(Photo by Skip Hawkes)

Hermon's Griffin Dunton (12) puts up a shot. (Photo by Skip Hawkes)

HERMON (4-1)   9  14   6  12 -- 41
CARIBOU (4-1)  6  11  11   7 -- 35


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