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Fort Fairfield triumphs over Washburn for Friday night Class D basketball

FORT FAIRFIELD, MaineThe Fort Fairfield Tigers beat out Washburn in two games on Friday, Jan. 6, with the boys wrapping up at 74-46 and the girls claiming a 51-20 victory.

The Class D boys varsity basketball action began with the Tigers taking an early lead. Gabe Theriault racked up 20 points with Blake Senal not too far behind at 15 points. 

Derek Cruz scored 16 points for the Beavers with Parker Corey and Mitch Turner each contributing 13 points.

Tiger Cayden Ala and Beaver Mitch Turner each managed to sink a single 3-pointer on the outside.

The Tigers attacked the rim while putting pressure on the visiting Beavers with aggressive defense, while the Beavers looked for the best route to score inside the Tigers’ paint. 

The Beavers are at 1-7 after losing to Ashland 45-33 on Saturday, Jan. 7. Fort Fairfield stands at 5-1 for the season.

The girls varsity basketball game followed and for the Tigers, Kassidy Gorneault took off with 22 points while Mattey Devine put away 17 points. 

Washburn’s Logan Curtis and Madelyn Johnston both racked up nine points with Johnston banking a couple of 3-pointers.

Tiger defenders managed to double up on Beaver players to keep the pressure up. When Washburn had possession of the ball, players found openings for shots both inside and outside the Tigers court. The Beavers tried to defend against the Tigers inside shots but couldn’t keep every shot from going into the basket.

The Beavers left Fort Fairfield with a 2-6 record, while the Tigers are 3-4 for the Class D season.

FORT FAIRFIELD, Maine — January 6, 2023 — Tiger  Ethan Willard looks for a way through Beaver defenders during the boys varsity Class D basketball game at Fort Fairfield on Jan. 4. (Paul Bagnall | The Star-Herald)

FORT FAIRFIELD, Maine — January 6, 2023 — Beaver Mitch Turner (middle left) slips past Tiger defender Hunter Reynolds (middle-right) to make a pathway to the basket during the boys varsity Class D basketball game at Fort Fairfield on Jan. 4. (Paul Bagnall | The Star-Herald)

FORT FAIRFIELD, Maine — Tiger Ethan Willard (left) looks for an opening past Beaver defender Parker Corey (right) during the boys varsity Class D basketball game at Fort Fairfield on Jan. 6. (Paul Bagnall | The Star-Herald)

FORT FAIRFIELD, Maine — January 6, 2023 — Tiger Brianna Osterblom (middle-left) makes a break for the basket off Beaver defender Hannah Scott (middle-right) during the girls varsity Class D basketball game at Fort Fairfield on Jan. 6. (Paul Bagnall | The Star-Herald)

FORT FAIRFIELD, Maine — January 6, 2023 —  Tiger Kassidy Gorneault (middle) drives to the basket and tries to sip past Beaver defender Logan Curtis (left) during the girls varsity Class D basketball game at Fort Fairfield on Jan. 6. (Paul Bagnall | The Star-Herald)

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