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Big second half gives Presque Isle boys come from behind victory over Caribou

January 10, 2013
By Ryan Kimball of RK Sports Productions

Written by Matt Schilmoeller for RK Sports Productions

Matt Schilmoeller is a regular contributor to RK Sports Productions

Presque Isle - Junior 6’8” center Bradley Shields scored a game high 17 points to lead the Presque Isle Wildcats to a come from behind victory over the Caribou Vikings 53-45 at Presque Isle High School on Wednesday night.

Two county rivals faced off last night with both teams coming off victories. Caribou defeated Old Town 61-56 and PI beat Hermon 56-50.

The game was a tale of two halves. Presque Isle struggled in the first half and could not get anything going. Caribou led 24-16 at halftime.

The Vikings was able to shut down Tyler Brooks, who was a Player of the Year candidate last season in eastern Maine Class B. Brooks was held scoreless in the first half and only managed to score three points all night.

Caribou made a valiant effort, but could not hold their lead.

Six players scored for Wildcats in their win. Senior guard Jonah Stephenson scored most of his points from the charity stripe hitting 10-14 from the line finishing with 16 points. Sophomore guard Ben Nickerson had eight, Michael Boone added six, Cody Lyford with two and Corey Willette chipped in with one point.

Dayne Savage led the Vikings with 16 points. Richardson scored 12 points, Cody Herbert had six, Kameron Manter with five, Matt Milliard added four and Donavon Savage chipped in with two points.  

Presque Isle shot 66 percent (19-29) from the free throw line. Caribou shot 61 percent (14-23) from the charity stripe.  

Presque Isle improved to 8-1 on the season and will host Washington Academy on Saturday January 12th. Caribou falls to 5-4 and will look to bounce back when they host Hermon on Saturday.

Ryan Kimball contributed to this story.

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