Southern Aroostook sails past Caribou in home victory

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DYER BROOK, Maine — The Southern Aroostook girls basketball team notched an easy victory on Tuesday night, as the Warriors defeated visiting Caribou by a margin of more than 30 points, 62-28.

Southern Aroostook was led in scoring by Cami Shields, who had 23 total points in the game, and Madison Russell, who scored 18. Other players who scored for the Warriors were Lexi Rackliff, Kacy Daggett, Paige Vose and Madison Shields. 

But Warriors head coach Cliff Urquhart credited the team’s defensive play for the reason behind the big victory. 

“I thought we played tremendous defense and were able to turn them over and get easy baskets,” he said. “It’s a great win for our program.”

For Caribou, the scoring was led by Selena Savage, who scored nine points, along with Sage Dubay and Ashlyn Bouchard, who scored six and five points, respectively. Head coach Kayla Brown also acknowledged that it was Southern Aroostook’s defense that contributed to the Vikings’ loss. 

“They played really good defense, they’re aggressive and they’re fast,” Brown said. “We struggled with that, we had a lot of turnovers early on, and they capitalized on that.”

Caribou’s Emily Collins (No. 24) reaches for the ball on a rebound attempt during the team’s game against Southern Aroostook. (Alexander MacDougall | Houlton Pioneer Times)

Caribou’s Sage Dubay and Southern Aroostook’s Madison Russell collide while fighting for the rebound during the two team’s matchup on Feb. 1. (Alexander MacDougall | Houlton Pioneer Times)

Southern Aroostook’s Cami Shields shoots a layup during the Warriors’ game against Caribou. (Alexander MacDougall | Houlton Pioneer Times)

Caribou’s Ashlyn Bouchard drives to the basket while being guarded by Southern Aroostook’s Cami Shields. (Alexander MacDougall | Houlton Pioneer Times)

Caribou’s Mia Theriault dribbles the ball past Southern Aroostook’s Bre Daggett as part of the game held between the two teams on Feb. 1. (Alexander MacDougall | Houlton Pioneer Times)