Impressive comeback goes for naught for Medomak ValleyAfter falling behind 19-1, Panthers claw back, but fall to Black Bears
Waldoboro — It was not the kind of start the Medomak Valley girls basketball team wanted for the new season, but the Panthers proved one important thing Friday night, Dec. 7 in their home- and season-opening game against Maranacook of Readfield — namely, they will not quit, no matter what the score.
The host Panthers fell behind 19-1 early in Friday's game but used relentless fullcourt pressure defense to climb back into the game and had a chance to win, but the visiting Black Bears pulled away for a 54-43 victory.
Maranacook led 19-8 after the first quarter before the host Panthers exploded to outscore the Black Bears 21-8 in the second stanza for 29-27 halftime lead. Maranacook then outscored MVHS 27-14 over the final 16 minutes.
The Black Bears also used a bundle of 3-pointers to secure the win. Sarah Clough made five 3-pointers and had 19 points for the Black Bears.
Samantha Griffin and Hannah Marks scored 10 points apiece to pace the Panthers. Additionally, Desiree Benner netted seven points; Elise Wallace and Hannah Heald, both five; Amanda Hendrickson-Belloguet, four; and Taylor Simmons, two.
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