It was the girls moment in the court spotlight on Monday, March 29 at the Midcoast Athletics Center and the young area athletes shone brightly, as they took full advantage with strong play, memories made with friends and a champion crowned to boot.

Over the past few months, there were four fifth- and sixth-grade hoop squads who played games at the facility. With life overall — and sports specifically — being fluid due to the pandemic, the season started in January with two teams, but evolved and expanded to four at one point.

Watch video and see nearly 130 photos from the championship game below.

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Winter play culminated with an end-of-season tournament on March 29 at the facility located on the corners of Route 1/Atlantic Highway and Short Street, as Oceanside emerged the champion over Camden Hills in the night title game.

The seedings for the tourney, created by Richie Oliver of MAC, were: 1, Oceanside; 2, Camden Hills; 3, Medomak Valley “A”; and 4, Medomak Valley “B”.

In the championship game, Oceanside defeated Camden Hills 25-11. Earlier in the tourney, Camden Hills bested Medomak Valley “A” 23-18 and Oceanside raced past Medomak Valley “B” 44-4.

The rosters for the championship teams included

Oceanside — Grace Mackie, Abby Stackpole, Addie Poland, Charlotte Quinn, Aly Colby, Charlotte Stevens, Lily Lombardo, Reese Drinkwater and Olivia Breen. The head coach is Kelly Mackie.

Camden Hills — Natalia Davis, Brooklyn Rollins, Saylor Pinkham, Catherine Leadbetter, Rita Haslam, Carly Fitzpatrick, Hannah Stowe, Madelyn Thornell and Gabby Martin. The head coach is Brian Fitzpatrick.

In the championship game, Oceanside was led offensively by Poland with eight points; Breen, six; Mackie, five; and Colby, Stevens and Stackpole, two. Coach Mackie said Quinn and Lombardo combined for multiple rebounds and strong interior defense.

For Camden Hills, Haslam netted eight points and Stowe three.