Caribou boys victorious over Fort Kent

CARIBOU, Maine — The top-seeded Caribou Viking boys basketball secured a 78-43 victory over No. 8 Fort Kent Thursday in a Class B/C quarterfinal.

With the win, Caribou advances to the semifinals where the Vikings face No. 4 Presque Isle (7-6). If Caribou is successful in that game, the Vikings would host the divisional championship Tuesday.

Caribou (12-0 overall) secured a strong lead over Fort Kent throughout the game, ending the first quarter with a 19 point lead (26-7). The Vikings lead continued as the first half ended with Caribou on top 38-14. 

After three quarters of play, the Viking lead grew to 61-26.

For Caribou, Sawyer Deprey scored a total of 35 points, Caleb Espling scored 16, and Avery Thibodeau scored 10. 

Top scorers for Fort Kent (2-5 overall) were Ethan Daigle with 23 points and Austin Delisle with 13 points.

Austin Delisle of Fort Kent (left) goes to shoot while Sawyer Deprey of Caribou defends the basket. (Chris Bouchard | Aroostook Republican & News)

Caribou Viking Sawyer Deprey takes a shot during a March 4 game against Fort Kent. (Chris Bouchard | Aroostook Republican & News)

Keegan Cyr of Fort Kent, right, passes the ball to Ethan Daigle during a March 4 game against Caribou. (Chris Bouchard | Aroostook Republican & News)

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