Fort Kent Warriors split road games against Fort Fairfield Tigers
FORT FAIRFIELD, Maine — Cassidy Lovley and Libby LaPointe accounted for 19 of Fort Kent’s 21 second-half points on Thursday to lead the Warrior girls to a 33-29 road win against the Tigers.
On the boys’ side, Fort Fairfield earned the 69-68 win against the visiting Warriors.
In the girls matchup, neither team got off to a hot start and the squads were tied at six after one quarter. The Tigers would take a four point lead into the half, but struggled to score down the stretch.
Lovley had a game-high 15 points while LaPointe connected for 10 for Fort Kent.
Fort Fairfield was led by Cammi King-Demerchant with seven, while Sara Edgecomb and Brenna Levasseur each had six points.
The Warrior girls improved to 8-2 with the win. The Tigers dropped to 7-5 .
In the boys game, Tiger senior Isaac Cyr converted a fast-break layup with 9.6 seconds left for the winning basket in Fort Fairfield’s victory.
The teams combined to miss all eight free throws attempted in the final 17 seconds, including three by the Warriors with no time left on the clock. Fort Fairfield led by as many as 18 points in the first half, but still had to come from behind late to avenge an early-season loss to Fort Kent.
Cyr led all scorers with 32 points, while Jared Harvey had a great all around game by adding 21 points for the Tigers (8-2).
Jacob Daigle’s 23 points paced Fort Kent (5-3) and teammate Caleb Delisle added 13.
Staff writer Kevin Sjoberg contributed to this report.