The annual Rockland Recreation Department's Boys Invitational Basketball Tournament tipped off March 29-30 at the city's community building, with a pair of Midcoast teams and three squads from outside the area vying for the coveted tournament title.

The Windjammers, Hall-Dale, Winslow, Richmond and Rockland squared off in the two-day round robin tournament, which featured fifth- and sixth-grade athletes on the hardwood.

Rockland and Hall-Dale proved a cut above the rest in the tourney as the squads earned berths in the tournament finale Saturday night.

In the end, Rockland pulled away from Hall-Dale in the fourth quarter and finished with an unblemished 5-0 tourney mark, earning a 42-25 title victory.

Click for photos from the Rockland and Windjammers game.

All games featured four six-minute quarters.

Team members for Rockland included Amos Anderson, Trevor Reed, Zach Hersey, Cooper Wirkala, Karl Ilvonen, Alex O'Brien, Drew Minery, Cameron Kingsbury, Jack Lombardo, Dustin Cote, Jacob Curtis and Michael McGeady. The team was coached by Jim Wirkala and Dan Kingsbury.

Team members for the Windjammers included Ivan Young, Ethan Young, Jack Hanson, Sam Hanson, Michael Kremin, Charlie O'Brien, Kerry Sabanty, Ionut Lodge, Cooper Twitchell, Trajan Gilson, Joshua Pearce, Austin Charkowick and Zachary Markowitz. The team was coached by Andy Young and Liz Twitchell.

Team members for Richmond included Nick Adams, Cam Dunton, Danny Stewart, Mitchell Couturier, Justin Vachon, Ben Gardner, Dakota Gilpatrick, Brendan Roberge, Cam Letendre and Mason Blake. The team was coached by Tim Adams and Dan Dunton.

Team members for Hall-Dale included Alec Byron, Ashtyn Abbott, Matt Albert, Jarryd Roberts, Josh Nadeau, Tim Cookson, Dominiq Houston, Ben Blake and Devin Gilcott. The team was coached by Amos Byron.

Team members for Winslow included Justin Laflamme, Cam Winslow, Colby Pomeroy, Nate Jandreau, Kyle Camire, Ethan Lachance, Jacob Bisson, Ben Dorval and Sebastian York. The team was coached by Pete Laflamme, Kelly Winslow and Dave Jandreau.

In the championship game Saturday night, Rockland held a 3-2 lead after the first quarter, 13-8 advantage at halftime and 24-17 edge after three quarters. Rockland went on a 18-8 run over the final six minutes to pull away and clinch the tournament crown.

Wirkala netted 17 points for the winners, while Lombardo added 10; Anderson, six; Kingsbury, five; and Reed, four.

For Hall-Dale, Byron netted 13 points, while Abbott added seven; Cookson and Blake, both two; and Nadeau, one.

Rockland converted 6-of-14 (43 percent) free-throw attempts, while Hall-Dale sank 7-of-13 (54 percent).

Scores from Friday night's games included: Windjammers 42, Richmond 32; and Rockland 32, Hall-Dale 31.

Scores from Saturday's games included: Rockland 40, Windjammers 25; Hall-Dale 31, Winslow 28; Rockland 58, Richmond 25; Winslow 30, Windjammers 26; Hall-Dale 37, Richmond 8; Rockland 35, Winslow 31; Hall-Dale 33, Windjammers 20; Winslow 45, Richmond 19; and Rockland 42, Hall-Dale 25 (championship).

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