Varsity Girls Stay Undefeated on the Road

The Presque Isle girls basketball team mustered a fourth quarter surge Tuesday to defeat Caribou and improve to 5-0 on the season.


Dave Allen

Junior Faith Sjoberg dribbles the ball down the court during a game against Caribou at Presque Isle High School last Wednesday, January 30, 2021.

Cameron Levasseur, Sports Editor

The mark of any good team is to be able to compete and win no matter what circumstances are thrown at them. And the Wildcats, who are still missing three crucial seniors due to mandatory quarantines, showed their winning prowess on the road in Caribou tonight, beating the Vikings 54-39.

It was a sloppy game, with a lot of turnovers, tipped balls and violations, but at the end of the day, Presque Isle found a way to win, and that’s all that matters. The first half saw the Wildcats gain a five point advantage early, but unlike last Wednesday, they were not able to run away with this one, as the winless Vikings would prove difficult to shake, only down eight points at the half, compared to 24 a week ago. 

Out of the break, they would not falter either, starting the third on an 8-0 run to tie the game at 30, but junior Faith Sjoberg would put a stop to that, nailing two threes from NBA range to give her team a six point lead headed into the final frame.

From there, the Wildcats would hold steady, keeping Caribou to five fourth quarter points while extending their lead to 15 as the clock ticked down. With the win, they improve to 5-0 on the season. 

Junior Faith Sjoberg led her team with 23 points, including four three-pointers, she was followed by senior Rhylee Kinney, who had 12. 

Presque Isle’s next game will be on the road against Fort Fairfield this Saturday.