ELLSWORTH — The Glenburn boys’ and Central Aroostook girls’ basketball teams won the Sheriff’s Cup on Sunday.Twenty-nine middle school teams — 16 boys’ teams and 13 girls’ teams — competed in Hancock County’s 16th annual basketball tournament.The three-day event took place from Friday to Sunday at four different Ellsworth venues: the Ellsworth High School gymnasium, the Ellsworth Elementary-Middle School’s upper and lower gyms as well as the James Russell Wiggins Down East Family YMCA gym.The event nets thousands of dollars each year for the Sheriff’s Charities Fund.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textThe Glenburn boys knocked off ABA A of Mount Desert Island 60-41 in the semifinals before beating Houlton 58-47 for the title.In the girls’ semifinals, Central Aroostook held off the Peninsula Pink Panthers to advance to the final. The Pink Panthers rallied from a 16-point deficit to cut Central Aroostook’s lead to just one point in the final minutes. But Central Aroostook held on for the 47-44 win and beat Dexter 41-35 in the championship.The Peninsula girls on the bench smile late in the Sheriff’s Cup semifinal against Central Aroostook on Sunday. Peninsula came back from a 16-point deficit to trail by just one point. PHOTO BY TAYLOR VORTHERMSBoth the Ellsworth YMCA boys’ and girls’ teams made it to the quarterfinals. The boys lost to Houlton 59-41, and the girls fell to Calais 36-18.Find more photos here.Girls’ round 1SAD 37 Knights 33, ABA 30Ellsworth Y 45, Patriots 29Presque Isle 36, Lady Bucks 16Central Aroostook 58, Woodland 23Neport 47, Woodland 15RSU 24 16, Dexter 16Calais 39, Pink Panthers 22Boys’ round 1Ellsworth 70, Peninsula 32Glenburn 58, Patriots 23Holbrook 44, Bucksport 43Skowhegan 53, Wildcats 20ABA A 61, SAD 37 Knights 37Dexter 57, Calais 43ABA B 55, Steuben Eagles 20Houlton 78, Jonesport 53Girls’ round 2Pink Panthers 41, Presque Isle 31Patriots 46, RSU 24 25SAD 37 Knights 46, Ellsworth Y 38Central Aroostook 47, ABA 31ABA 45, Lady Bucks 15Calais 36, Dexter 29Central Aroostook 39, Newport 27Boys’ round 2Glenburn 59, Ellsworth Y 44Patriots 47, Peninsula 34Skowhegan 49, Holbrook 35Bucksport 64, Wildcats 21Calais 63, SAD 37 Knights 46ABA A 56, Dexter 38Houlton 79, Steuben Eagles 5Jonesport 71, ABA B 31Girls’ round 3Newport 42, Presque Isle 29Calais 43, Ellsworth Y 32Dexter 43, Patriots 27SAD 37 Knights 48, RSU 24 18Pink Panthers 38, ABA 24Woodland 43, Lady Bucks 23Boys’ round 3Ellsworth Y 60, Patriots 23Glenburn 67, Peninsula 49Holbrook 51, Wildcats 22Skowhegan 41, Bucksport 26Dexter 82, SAD 37 Knights 52ABA A 57, Calais 26Jonesport 85, Steuben Eagles 30Houlton 62, ABA B 21Girls’ quarterfinalsCentral Aroostook 43, Presque Isle 36Pink Panthers 51, SAD 37 Knights 37Calais 36, Ellsworth 18Dexter 30, Newport 23Boys’ quarterfinals Glenburn 54, Jonesport 37ABA A, Holbrook 35Skowhegan 55, Dexter 43Houlton 59, Ellsworth 41Girls’ semifinalsCentral Aroostook 47, Pink Panthers 44Dexter 45, Calais 42Boys’ semifinalsGlenburn 60, ABA A 41Houlton 66, Skowhegan 55Girls’ championshipCentral Aroostook 41, Dexter 35Boys’ championshipGlenburn 58, Houlton 47
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