Warrior boys hold off Panthers for 58-49 senior night win

FORT KENT, Maine — Fort Kent held off Central Aroostook during a boys varsity basketball game which also served as senior night for the Warriors at Fort Kent Community High School on Thursday. 

The game marked the final regular game of the 2017-2018 season for both teams, who each entered the match with a 13-4 record.

Jace Rocheleau scored 14 points for the Warriors including two from three-point territory during a varsity boys basketball game at Fort Kent Community High School on Thursday, Feb. 8. (Jessica Potila)

Fort Kent led the charge for the first three quarters, but the Panthers prowled back in the final quarter of the game, during which they outscored the Warriors 19-14.

The Warrior defense, however, refused to allow Central Aroostook to succeed in its hard-fought comeback and Fort Kent emerged with the 58-49 victory.

Jace Rocheleau scored 14 points for the Warriors including two buckets from three-point territory. Senior Jacob Daigle added another 13 points during the last regular season game of his high-school career, and Camden Jandreau chipped in another 12 points for Fort Kent.

Central Aroostook’s Ben Thomas matched Rocheleau’s offensive play, also scoring 14 points with two three-pointers. Panthers Jacob Carvell and Brayden Bradbury scored 10 points and 9 points respectively.

The Warriors moved to 14-4 with the win, while the Panthers fell to 13-5.

Also at the game, the Warrior seniors along with their parents were honored during a special ceremony on the gymnasium floor.

Senior captain of the Warriors Jacob Daigle was honored along with his parents, John and Nola Daigle. Warrior Elijah Babin was joined on the gym floor during the ceremony by his parents, Bruce and Greta Babin.

Senior Megan Jandreau, manager of the Fort Kent team, also was recognized along with her father Arthur Jandreau.

Derrick Cooper is head coach of the Warrior boys while Jason Woodworth heads up the Panthers.


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