Fairfield impresses en route to girls peewee hoop titleChampions finish 5-0, best Medomak in final; Rockland hosts event
Rockland — Fairfield traveled farther than any team to compete in the annual Rockland Recreation Department's Girls Invitational Basketball Tournament Friday and Saturday, March 21-22, but its ride home likely was more fun and rewarding after the squad's strong two-day performance in the five-team event.
Fairfield finished 5-0 during the two-day round-robin tournament and posted a 47-21 win over Medomak in the finals en route to the tournament crown.
Tourney host Rockland, along with Gardiner and Oak Hill of Sabattus also participated in the tournament.
The event, for fifth- and sixth-graders, was hosted by the Rockland Recreation Department at the Rockland Community Building.
The rosters for the two participating Midcoast teams included:
Rockland — Audrey Young, Chloe Blake, Chloe Simmons, Grace Woodman, Hannah Benner, Mia Blumenthal, Jackie Daggett, Julia Bartlett, Molly Gould, Nicole Ladd, Paige Nystrom and Sienna Montgomery. The team is coached by Jeff Woodman and Greg Gould.
Medomak Valley — Taylor Post, Sadie Cohen, Kayla Dolin, Natalie Shields, Cheyenne Nash, Hannah Prock, Paige Powell, Abby Lash, Isabella LaFrance and Kylie Moody. The team is coached by Jen Post.
The midday skills competitions were also featured and saw Rockland's Grace Woodman win the three-point shootout, besting Medomak's Hannah Prock in the finals. Medomak's Kayla Donlin also won the passing competition, besting teammate Natalie Shields in the finals.
Fairfield's Keagen Alley won the foul-shooting competition, while Fairfield's Megan Curtis, Lydia Townsend and Lexi Lewis won the team hot-shot competition.
The annual Rockland Recreation Department's Boys Invitational Basketball Tournament will be Friday through Sunday, March 28-30.
The following is a summary of games which included local teams:
Fairfield 47, Medomak 21 (championship)
On Saturday, Fairfield went on an impressive 20-0 third-quarter run to dribble away with the tournament championship. Fairfield led 9-4, 22-9 and 42-9 at the quarter breaks.
Sadie Cohen scored nine points for Medomak, while Kayla Donlin added six; and Natalie Shields, Taylor Post and Isabella LaFrance, two.
Megan Curtis led Fairfield with 14 points, while Alexis Lewis added 11 and Keagen Alley seven.
Medomak netted 3-of-16 (19 percent) from the foul line, while Fairfield made 3-of-5 (60 percent).
Fairfield 41, Rockland 39
On Saturday, Fairfield overcame a late deficit and rallied to beat host Rockland by two points. Fairfield led 10-8 after the first quarter, while Rockland led 17-16 at halftime and 30-22 after three quarters.
Hannah Benner scored nine points for Rockland, while Jackie Daggett and Grace Woodman each added eight; Chloe Simmons, six; Audrey Young, five; and Molly Gould, three.
Alexis Alley scored 11 points to lead Fairfield, while Alexis Lewis added 10 and Megan Curtis seven.
Rockland netted 3-of-19 (16 percent) from the foul line, while Fairfeld made 14-of-23 (61 percent).
Medomak 29, Oak Hill 16
On Saturday, Medomak held Oak Hill to one first-half field goal and came away with a 13-point win. Medomak led 6-1, 11-3 and 19-7 at the quarter breaks.
Abby Lash scored seven points to lead Medomak, while Natalie Shields and Cheyenne Nash added five; Sadie Cohen, four; and Kayla Donlin, Taylor Post, Paige Powell and Hannah Prock, all two.
Deanna Bauer scored seven points for Oak Hill, while Skye Rogers added four; Adelle Surette and Audrey Bauer, two; and Anna Beach, one.
Medomak sank 7-of-24 (29 percent) from the foul line, while Oak Hill netted 2-of-13 (15 percent).
Medomak 24, Rockland 20
On Saturday, Medomak survived being shut out in the third quarter and earned a four-point win over Rockland. Medomak led 6-4, 15-7 and 15-13 at the quarter breaks.
Kayla Donlin scored 12 points for Medomak, while Sadie Cohen added six; Kylie Moody, five; and Cheyenne Nash, one.
Jackie Daggett scored seven points for Rockland, while Hannah Benner added six; Molly Gould, three; and Grace Woodman and Chloe Simmons, two.
Medomak netted 4-of-18 (22 percent) free throw attempts, while Rockland made 4-of-8 (50 percent).
Rockland 24, Gardiner 17
On Saturday, Rockland blanked Gardiner in the second quarter and picked up a seven-point win. Rockland led 8-5, 12-5 and 22-7 at the quarter breaks.
Chloe Simmons scored eight points for Rockland, while Hannah Benner, Jackie Daggett and Grace Woodman each added four; and Audrey Young and Molly Gould, two.
Jaycie Stevens and Katherine Drossel scored five points for Gardiner, while Heidi Marquis, Justyce Sellars and Brooke Andre added two and Atitina Mathieu one.
Rockland netted 4-of-8 (50 percent) free throws, while Gardiner made 2-of-13 (15 percent).
Fairfield 37, Medomak 34
On Saturday, Medomak bolted to an early lead, but Fairfield went on a 12-3 run in the fourth quarter and prevailed by three points. Medomak led 13-6, 22-17 and 31-25 at the quarter breaks.
Kayla Donlin scored 17 points for Medomak, while Natalie Shields added nine; Cheyenne Nash and Sadie Cohen, three; and Isabella LaFrance, two.
Keagan Alley scored 12 points for Fairfield, while Lydia Townsend added 10 and Megan Curtis eight.
Medomak netted 8-of-15 (53 percent) free throws, while Fairfield netted 4-of-12 (33 percent).
Rockland 31, Oak Hill 11
On Friday, Rockland blanked Oak Hill in the first and third quarters and posted a convincing 20-point win. Rockland led 4-0, 11-6 and 23-6 at the quarter breaks.
Hannah Benner scored eight points for Rockland, while Grace Woodman added five; Molly Gould, four; and Audrey Young, Julia Bartlett, Jackie Daggett, Sienna Montgomery, Nicole Ladd and Mia Blumenthal, two.
Peighton Theriault scored four points for Oak Hill, while Anna Beach added three; and Skye Rogers and Deanna Bauer, two.
Rockland netted 3-of-16 (19 percent) from the foul line, while Oak Hill netted 3-of-7 (43 percent).
Medomak 18, Gardiner 15
On Friday, Medomak came away with a three-point win over Gardiner to kick off the tournament. Medomak led 4-3, 12-7 and 17-11 at the quarter breaks.
Sadie Cohen scored 10 points for Medomak, while Kayla Donlin added eight.
Atitina Mathiey scored seven points for Gardiner, while Brooke Andre added four and Jaycie Stevens and Heidi Marquis, two.
Medomak netted 4-of-18 (22 percent) from the foul line, while Gardiner made 1-of-8 (12 percent).