In road battles, Panthers sweep host HuskiesMVHS girls win second game of season, Panther boys their seventh
Pittsfield — The Medomak Valley boys and girls basketball teams made the trek to Pittsfield Thursday, Jan. 3 in the hope of collecting its first wins of 2013, this time against Maine Central Institute in doubleheader.
Both Panther squads did just that, as the girls roared to a 48-27 victory and the Panther boys pulled away late and prevailed 55-48.
The following is a recap of both contests:
Medomak Valley 48, MCI 27
At Pittsfield Jan. 3, the Panthers had little trouble with the winless Huskies (0-7) and cruised to their second win of the season.
Hannah Marks and Taylor Simmons each scored 11 points to lead the visitors, while Sami Griffin added eight; Justice Barrows, seven; Hannah Heald, six; Desiree Benner, three; and Amanda Hendrickson-Belloguet, two.
Ashley Alton netted 11 points to lead the hosts, while Hannah Emery added five; Brianna Losee, four; Emilt McAlpine, three; and Kat Smedberg and Katie Hughes, both two.
The Panthers were 10-of-23 (42 percent) from the foul line and the Huskies 5-of-15 (33 percent).
In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class B, Medomak Valley (2-6, 1.6358 points) is 13th, while Presque Isle (8-0, 27.7160 points) is first in the 19-team region. The top 13 teams qualify for the playoffs.
Medomak Valley 55, Maine Central Institute 48
At Pittsfield Jan. 3, the Panthers broke a 44-44 tie late in the contest and distanced themselves from the host Huskies (1-6) to pick up their seventh win in eight games. Medomak Valley led 10-8, 27-24 and 39-35 at the quarter breaks.
John Murray led the Medomak Valley offense with 17 points, while Ryan Ripley added 12; Micah Williamson, 11; Jonathan Hendrickson-Belloguet, 10; Brandon Soper, three; and Nicholas DePatsy, two. Murray had six rebounds and four steals in the win, while Ripley also had six caroms and Soper four assists.
For MCI, Jerry Chen netted 17 points.
Medomak Valley was 19-of-27 (70 percent) from the charity stripe, including 12-of-14 (86 percent) in the pivotal final stanza, which helped the visitors pull away.
In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class B, Medomak Valley (7-1, 22.6852 points) is second, while Oceanside of Rockland/Thomaston (7-1, 28.0864 points) is first in the 19-team region. The top 13 teams qualify for the playoffs.
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