Shires’ Brewer, Porter compete in PVC all-star event

HOULTON, Maine — Two members of the Houlton boys basketball team were able to enjoy one final game during their remarkable senior season. 

Nick Brewer and Nolan Porter were the lone Aroostook County participants to compete in the Penobscot Valley Conference all-star game, held March 7 at Mattanawcook Academy in Lincoln. Players also hailed from George Stevens Academy, Penobscot Valley, Searsport, Dexter, Deer Isle-Stonington, Central, Calais, Sumner, Narraguagus, Bucksport and Piscataquis.

Ironically, Brewer and Porter found themselves on opposite teams in the all-star event. Brewer played for the “home” squad, while Porter was on the “away” team. The home team was victorious 101-75.

Brewer poured in 16 points in the winning effort, which was the most of any player on the home team.

Porter had nine points as he hit three 3-pointers for the away team.

To play in the PVC all star game was pretty fun,” Brewer said. “I got an opportunity to play with other guys who would normally be my opponent. My team was a great group of guys who enjoyed playing the game and I really enjoyed it.”

Although the Shires fell short in their quest to bring home a gold ball, the two seniors were pleased with the way their year went.

“We had a great season this year, only losing four regular season games,” Brewer said, “Toward the end of the season, we seemed to be at the top of our game. We really worked together extremely well on both ends of the floor and I think that helped us make the playoff run we made.”

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