Medomak Valley freshmen push hard to finish, cap 10-7 campaign
Waldoboro — The Medomak Valley High School boys freshmen basketball team, which had an up-and-down campaign, finished strong down the stretch on the hardwood to end the year on a positive note.
Led by coach Paul Berube, the Panthers were 7-7 before ripping off victories in their final three games to finish the winter campaign with a 10-7 record.
Team members included Nathan Andrick, Colby Castner, Jordan Powell, Trevor Hynd, Kenneth Cole, Kyle Weinand, Adam Berry, Griffin Hooper, Carson Murphy, Andrew Pruell, Hayden Daigle, Zackary Shallow and Michael Simmons.
The Panthers were 5-3 at home and 5-4 on the road. The squad poured in 771 points (45.3 per game) and gave up 726 points (42.7 per game).
Berube said the team had its share of struggles throughout the season, but “the young men kept a great attitude and were a pleasure to work with.”
“The guys put out a solid effort and they definitely exceeded the expectations I had for them,” he said. “They worked hard during practices to improve their skills, gain a better understanding how to play as a team, but also had fun as well. They also worked to increase their basketball IQ, knowing what to do in certain situations, while gaining a better understanding on how to play the game of basketball.”
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