Medomak Valley sweeps Waterville in home doubleheaderPanther girls start 1-2, but have won seven straight games since
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.
The following is a recap of the Medomak Valley games:
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.
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.