Kaubris is semifinalist for Mr. Maine Basketball
RUMFORD -- To be recognized for athletic performances is rewarding and Cameron Kaubris certainly realizes the honor shouldn’t be taken lightly, so he is relishing in having been named a semifinalist for Mr. Maine Basketball.
The Mountain Valley standout has been selected to play in the annual McDonalds All-Star weekend at Husson College in Bangor. The winning recipients of Mr. and Miss Maine Basketball will be announced at a banquet this Friday.
Mountain Valley won 16 straight games and the philosophies were extremely interesting for such a young team. This was enhanced by the system which produced a positive atmosphere because every player on the roster contributed.
“It was nice to see that this year we had three people scoring in double figures on any given night,” said Kaubris.
“That’s why we were so successful this season. Most teams can stop two scorers, but in the MVC it is tough to defend a trio.”
During the season, Kaubris also reached a milestone by scoring his 1,000th point in a game at Jay.
“It was quite a personal achievement for me,” said Kaubris, who joined former Falcons players Matt Gaudet, Andy Bedard, Jamie Belskis, Kristen Arsenault and Andy Shorey. “Seeing my name on the same banner is something I am very proud of. All the hard work and putting in time (seven days a week) really paid off for me.”
Kaubris endured adversity after spraining an ankle against Carrabec, forcing him to miss two games. Following his return it was tough for the competitor because he was playing at about 75-80 percent for the remainder of the season. Still, it taught him how to play with limitations and find other ways to contribute to the team.
Kaubris also excelled on another playing surface and was one of three finalists for the James J. Fitzpatrick Trophy, which is awarded to the top senior football player in the state. Scholarship and citizenship also are considered.
"I couldn’t have asked for a better senior season and end to my career with Mountain Valley football and basketball,” said Kaubris, who was a two-way player on the state championship football team. “With all the individual (Fitzy and Mr. Maine), and most importantly, the team awards. Granted, I would have loved to make a deeper run in the (basketball) playoffs, but we were outmatched in every single way in that final game, no excuses.”
And now, baseball season is on tap…