Bangor YMCA, Sebasticook Win 10th Sheriff’s Cup Tourney



ELLSWORTH — Two Ellsworth teams and the Mount Desert Island eighth-graders played their way deep into last weekend’s 10th annual Hancock County Sheriff’s Cup basketball tournament.

Abe Philbrook of the Mount Desert Island A team makes a move to the basket during MDI’s semifinal loss to Hampden.—HUGH BOWDEN
Abe Philbrook of the Mount Desert Island A team makes a move to the basket during MDI’s semifinal loss to Hampden.—HUGH BOWDEN

ELLSWORTH — Two Ellsworth teams and the Mount Desert Island eighth-graders played their way deep into last weekend’s 10th annual Hancock County Sheriff’s Cup basketball tournament.

But in the end, four teams from outside the county reached the girls’ and boys’ finals and the Bangor YMCA eighth grade boys and the Sebasticook girls took home the winning trophies.

The Bangor YMCA eighth-graders downed Hampden 46-32 in the boys’ final, and Sebasticook won its second straight girls’ title, downing Hampden 38-28.

The MDI Trojans, a team of eighth- graders, reached the semifinals on the boys’ side before falling to a strong Hampden team 59-33.

The Trojans took the floor for their final game little more than an hour after nipping Houlton 53-52 in overtime in one of the most-closely contested games of the tournament.

MDI came away with the win when Adam Fraley took an inbounds pass beneath the basket with seven-tenths of a second to go and beat the buzzer with his lay-up.

In earlier outings, the Trojans defeated the Bangor YMCA seventh- graders 38-29 and crushed the Holbrook Reds 54-16 in open play, then rolled over Calais 69-39 in the first round of the seeded competition.

The Ellsworth Down East Family YMCA girls’ squad of seventh- and eighth-graders had a good tournament.

The girls nipped Jonesport 33-31 in their opening game, then downed the MDI eighth-graders 40-28 in open play.

In the seeded bracket games, the DEFY girls again defeated the MDI eighth-graders 35-29 before falling to eventual champion Sebasticook 58-21.

In boys’ play, Ellsworth’s DEFY eighth-graders missed making the semifinals by just two points, falling to Holbrook 51-49.

In their open games, the DEFY eighth-graders scored a 48-26 win over Belfast and eked out a 49-46 win over the Bangor YMCA seventh-graders.

In seeded play, the Ellsworth squad edged the Mariners of the Deer Isle-Stonington area 52-49 before falling to Holbrook.

The tournament drew a total of 21 boys’ teams and 11 girls’ teams, with play extending at three venues — Ellsworth High School, Ellsworth Elementary-Middle School and Trenton Elementary School — from Friday until Sunday afternoon.

Walmart was the primary sponsor for the tournament, underwriting many of the expenses. The event is a fund-raiser for the Sheriff’s Charities Fund and usually raises several thousands of dollars for a number of worthy causes supported by the find.

Upward of 80 volunteers offer their services throughout the tournament, and qualified basketball officials provide their services at greatly reduced rates.

Kelsey Allen of the Coastal Eagles looks to the basket while maneuvering against a Mount Desert Island defender in tournament action Saturday.—HUGH BOWDEN
Kelsey Allen of the Coastal Eagles looks to the basket while maneuvering against a Mount Desert Island defender in tournament action Saturday.—HUGH BOWDEN

Following are the complete results:

Open play – boys

Schoodic 59, DEFY2 53
Bangor YMCA8 54, Coastal Eagles 36
Mariners 28, Holbrook Reds 23
DEFY1 48, Belfast 26
Lawrence 65, Beals 36
Houlton 64, Bucksport 32
Hampden 76, Calais 27
MDI A 38, Bangor YMCA7 29
WA Raiders 59, Orrington 23
Holbrook 76, MDI B 15
Narraguagus 53, DEFY2 36
Holbrook 68, Schoodic 17
Coastal Eagles 56, MDI B 43
Bangor YMCA8 54, Orrington 21
WA Raiders 60, Mariners 41
MDI A 54, Holbrook Red 16
DEFY1 49, Bangor YMCA7 46
Hampden 71, Belfast 22
Beals 39, Calais 37
Lawrence 65, Bucksport 29
Houlton 68, Narraguagus 38

Seeded play – boys

Calais 51, BangorYMCA7 49
Holbrook 45, Belfast 21
Schoodic 56, MDI B 29
Narraguagus 66, Bucksport 35
DEFY2 36, Orrington 32
MDI A 69, Calais 39
Holbrook 67, DEFY2 15
Bangor YMCA8, 78 Schoodic 33
Narraguagus 46, WA Raiders 41
Houlton 69, Coastal Eagles 28
Beals 71, Lawrence 69
DEFY1 52, Mariners 49
MDI A 53, Houlton 52
Hampden 50, Beals 30
Bangor YMCA8 54, Narraguagus 43
Holbrook 51, DEFY1 49
Hampden 59, MDI A 33
Bangor YMCA8 59, Holbrook 39
Bangor YMCA8 46, Hampden 32

Audra Colley of the Down East YMCA girls’ team drive against defenders during action last weekend at the 10th annual Hancock County Sheriff’s Cup Tournament.—HUGH BOWDEN
Audra Colley of the Down East YMCA girls’ team drive against defenders during action last weekend at the 10th annual Hancock County Sheriff’s Cup Tournament.—HUGH BOWDEN

Open play – girls

Sebasticook 65, Medway 18
Hampden 55, Raiders 35
DEFY 33, Jonesport 31
Bangor YMCA7/8 40, Lady Eagles 17
MDI7, 28, 96ers 27
DEFY 40, MDI8 28
Medway 49, MDI7 26
Sebasticook 73, 96ers 8
Hampden 46, Lady Eagles 24
Bangor YMCA7/8 40, Raiders 24
MDI8 48, Jonesport 27

Seeded play – girls

Jonesport 37, Lady Eagles 27
MDI7 40, 96ers 30
Raiders 32, Medway 30
Sebasticook 63, Jonesport 26
DEFY 35, MDI8 29
Hampden 50, MDI7 17
Bangor YMCA 52, Raiders 28
Sebasticook 68, DEFY 21
Hampden 34, Bangor YMCA 24
Sebasticook 38, Hampden 28

 

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