High school boys and girls basketball

Medomak Valley sweeps Waterville in home doubleheader

Panther girls start 1-2, but have won seven straight games since
By Staff | Jan 15, 2014
Photo by: Mark Haskell Medomak Valley's Sophie Cohen, left, Justice Barrows, back middle, and Hannah Marks, right, battle for the ball with Waterville's Kaitlyn Spaulding during a Jan. 14 high school girls basketball game. The host Panthers won 36-21.

Waldoboro — The Medomak Valley boys and girls basketball squads hosted Waterville in a midseason court doubleheader on Tuesday night, Jan. 14, games that saw the home-standing Panthers prevail over the Purple Panthers in low-scoring affairs.

The Panther boys rallied to beat the Purple Panthers 44-37 in the early game, while the Panther girls earned a 36-21 victory in the late contest.

The games were makeups from Friday, Dec. 20.

Click for photos from the Waterville at Medomak Valley boys game.

Click for photos from the Waterville at Medomak Valley girls game.

The following is a recap of the Medomak Valley games:

Boys basketball

Medomak 44, Waterville 37

At Waldoboro Jan. 14, the Panthers trailed for nearly the entire game before outscoring the visitors 19-10 in the final stanza to pick up their sixth win. Waterville led 9-7, 17-14 and 27-23 at the quarter breaks.

Nicholas DePatsy scored 14 points for the Panthers, while Michael Wadsworth added 10; Micah Williamson, nine; Hunter Baughman, six; Zach Starr, four; and Zach Little, one.

Justin Jabar scored 18 points for the Purple Panthers, while Owen Brown added eight; Matt Bernier, four; Nicholas Elias, Alan Wood and Ben Cox, two; and Corey Huerfano, one.

Medomak Valley shot an impressive 17-of-19 (85 percent) from the charity stripe, while Wateville converted only 1-of-10 (10 percent).

The Panthers led 2-0 early and did not lead again until the fourth quarter when Wadsworth hit the first of two 3-point shots in the stanza to put the hosts up 28-27. DePatsy then canned a pair of technical free throws to help Medomak Valley slowly pull away.

In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class B, Medomak Valley (6-3, 31.7284 points) is fifth, while Oceanside of Rockland/Thomaston (10-1, 57.0370 points) is first in the 19-team region.

Girls basketball

Medomak Valley 36, Waterville 21

At Waldoboro Jan. 14, the hosts went on a 15-3 third-quarter run and roared to their eighth win in nine games. The two teams were tied 6-6 after the first quarter, while the Panthers took a 14-9 lead at halftime and a 29-12 edge after three quarters.

Justice Barrows scored 14 points for the Panthers, who started the campaign 1-2 but have won seven straight games since, while Hannah Marks added 10; Maggie Cox and Sophie Cohen, five; and Sammie Griffin, two.

Jordan Jabar and Colleen O'Donnell had 10 points for the Purple Panthers, while Hannah Allen added one.

Medomak Valley netted 12-of-20 free throws (60 percent), while Waterville made 1-of-2 (50 percent).

In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class B, Medomak Valley (8-2, 32.4383 points) is sixth, while Presque Isle (13-0, 62.3457 points) is first in the 19-team region. The top 13 teams qualify for the playoffs.

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