AUBURN – Lewiston Pawn Shop captured the title in the Auburn Parks and Recration men’s slowdown basketball league with a 62-44 win over Ben Alpren.

Matt Lachapelle paced Pawn with 13 points, while Justin Underwood added 11 points for the champs. Chris Randall topped Alpren with 11, followed by Josh Knowles with nine.

Alpren staved off Shooters, 63-59, to stay alive in the double-elimination draw and advance to the championship round.

Randall registered 20 in that victory, with Chris Williamson adding 17. Josh Morin sparked Shooters with 20 points. Zeth Reilly chipped in 17.

In a free-wheeling semifinal, Shooters served up a 99-82 victory over L/A Orphans and ultimately secured third place for the winter. Morin led the way with 28 points. Reilly chalked up 27, and Brandon Kyajohnian added 23. Jon Wallingford erupted for 42 points for Orphans, backed by Todd Crossley with 14.

Pike Industries finished fifth in the tournament, followed by Discount Dave’s/East Auburn Baptist Church in sixth, Electrical Systems of Maine and First Stringers tied for seventh, and Insomniacs sharing ninth with Rocky Mountain Oysters.


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