Viking boys and girls net two wins and three losses last week

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CARIBOU, Maine — The Caribou boys basketball team was knocked from the ranks of the unbeaten on Saturday following a tough loss to Hermon.


The Vikings (11-1) are still the top-seeded team in the Class B North region, while Hermon (11-2) is a close second.

For the girls, Caribou is 4-9 on the season and ranked 11th, following losses to Houlton and Hermon, as well as a win over Fort Kent. The Viking girls are still in the playoff picture as the top 12 squads in Class B make the postseason.

Against Hermon, the Caribou boys fell 46-42 in a hard-fought game. Individual results were not reported.

Earlier in the week, the Viking boys beat Fort Kent, 94-65, Wednesday, Jan. 15. Parker Deprey led Caribou with 26 points, while Sawyer Deprey added 19, Isaac Marker had 16 and Alex Bouchard chipped in 13. Jace Rocheleau led Fort Kent with 28 points. The Vikings led 22-14, 49-32 and 74-48 at the quarter breaks.

Malachi Cummings, right, of Presque Isle, blocks Ethan Holdsworth of Caribou during a Jan. 8 basketball game at Caribou High School. (Chris Boucahrd | Aroostook Republican)

At home Tuesday, Jan. 14, the Caribou girls lost to Houlton 40-29. Paige Espling led the Vikings with 14 points, while Taylor Labreck added five. Teagan Ewings paced Houlton with 12 points. Houlton led 7-3, 18-14 and 29-20 at the quarter breaks.

The Viking girls followed up with a significant victory against Fort Kent Thursday, a game which ended with a final score of 64-21 in favor of Caribou. Espling again led the Vikings, this time with 15 points, while Selena Savage also had 15. Kim Susi chipped in nine. For Fort Kent, Larissa Daigle had 12 points. Caribou led 9-7, 22-9 and 41-16 at the quarter breaks.

Against Hermon Saturday, Caribou fell 60-37, with Espling scoring 24 of the Vikings points. Maddie Lebel led Hermon (12-1) with 12 points, while Elizabeth Wyman added 11. Hermon led 19-8, 29-14, and 44-24 at the quarter breaks.