Five teams stepped on the court for weekend play and when the final buzzer had sounded, it was the tournament's only non-Midcoast participant who, ultimately, had the perfect combination of talent and consistent play to grab the championship.

That is the scenario that played out on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 29 and March 1 at Medomak Valley High School as Skowhegan captured the crown at the Medomak Valley fifth- and sixth-grade boys travel basketball tournament, hosted by the Waldoboro Recreation Department.

The double-elimination tourney included two teams from Medomak and one from Rockland, Belfast and Skowhegan.

Skowhegan won the tourney and Medomak Gold finished as runners-up.

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A list of participating team members included:

Skowhegan includes Thomas Barden, Sam Gray, Damian Moody, Kaden Pelletier, Thomas Hebert, Adam Fitzgerald, Joshua Gagne, Tyler Jacques and Zach Celado. The head coach is Derek Fitzgerald and assistant coach Cecil Gray.

Medomak Gold includes Luke Cheesman, Konnor Scofield, Mason Nguyen, Josh Blake, Aidyn Herring, Jayden Drost, Kollin Donlin, Owen Dostie, Kaiden Quinn and Wyatt Simmons. The head coach is Aaron Cheesman and assistant coaches Chris Herring and Chris Donlin.

Medomak Blue includes Wyatt Hood, Grady Curtis, Tucker Brown, Landon Morrison, Landon Starr, Joseph Wilcox, L.J. Holub, Thomas Brown, Liam Feeley and Clark Elwell. The head coach is Dusty Starr and assistant coaches Brent Curtis and Evan Morrison.

Rockland includes Henry McAlister, Mikey Hall, Jackson Kay, Noah Clayton, Aiden Stalcup, Maddox McMahan, Matthew Bodman, Aiden Willis, Lucas Feener and Frankie Whytock. The head coach is Mike Catalano and assistant coaches Will Clayton and Josh Bodman.

Belfast includes Colton Luce, Cole Gerrish, Justin Massey, Austin Ames, Landon Gray, Brendyn Kelley, Conner Faulkingham, Caysen Leach, Aidan Howard, Brody Balicki, Adam Robson, Jackson Faulkingham, Jeremiah Cole and Luke Littlefield. The head coach is Kevin Gray and assistant coach Colton Luce.

The scores from the games included: Rockland 43, Medomak Blue 20; Medomak Gold 48, Belfast 23; Skowhegan 51, Rockland 42; Belfast 35, Medomak Blue 27 in overtime; Rockland 42, Belfast 21; Belfast 37, Medomak Blue 21; Skowhegan 39, Medomak Gold 36; Rockland 42, Belfast 21; Medomak Gold 53, Rockland 27; and Skowhegan 52, Medomak Gold 28 in the championship.

Marcus Benner, Waldoboro recreation director, said the tournament’s most outstanding player was Skowhegan’s Adam Fitzgerald, who averaged 22 point — he had 26, 22 and 20 in three games. The tourney's most outstanding defender was Medomak Gold’s Aiden Herring.

In the championship game, Medomak Gold was led by Nguyen with 13 points; Quinn, eight; Simmons, three; Cheesman, two; and Drost and Dostie, one.

For Skowhegan, Moody tallied 21 points; Fitzgerald, 20; Barden and Pelletier, four; and Gray two.

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