Panthers experience net gain against pesky Lions
After the squads salvaged a split during a doubleheader with neighboring Oceanside of Rockland/Thomaston to start the season Dec. 6, the Medomak Valley boys and girls basketball teams were back at it on Tuesday, Dec. 10 with the squads facing the pesky Lions of Belfast.
The Panther boys traveled to Belfast and, in turn, brought home their second win of the season, while the Panther girls defended their home court in Waldoboro and picked up their first victory of the winter.
The following is a recap of those games:
Medomak Valley 54, Belfast 47
At Belfast Dec. 10, the defending regional champs struggled in the first half, but surged to the finish line en route to their second win of the season. Belfast led 12-9 after the first quarter and 28-21 at halftime, while Medomak Valley rallied to take a 38-37 edge after three quarters.
For Medomak Valley, Zach Starr scored 14 points, while Micah Williamson and Nicholas DePatsy added 11; Zach Little, six; Colton Spear, four; and Noah Beck, Hunter Baughman, Mike Wadsworth and Hunter Wincapaw, all two.
Zavier Roman scored 14 points to lead Belfast, while Zeke Ventura added nine; Korey Doolan, eight; Eduardo DeSaPinto and Zach Collier, both six; and Alex Flagg and Asa Lewis, both two.
The Lions and Panthers netted 7-of-12 (58 percent) free-throw attempts.
Medomak Valley 56, Belfast 22
At Waldoboro Dec. 10, the Lions could not bottle up the potent Panther offense and were downed by 34 points. Medomak Valley led 12-6, 26-12 and 34-16 at the quarter breaks.
Sami Griffin tossed in 17 points for the hosts, while Hannah Marks tallied 16; Maggie Cox, 11; Sophie Cohen, six; Justice Barrows, five; and Ariel Haskins, one. Cox netted all 11 of her points from the foul line and was 11-of-12 in the game.
Mariah Sturgis scored seven points for Belfast, while Anna Simmons added five and Breann Cummings, Kaitlin Goslant, Kelci Faulkingham, Sam Moore and Maddy Littlefield, all two.
The Panthers were an impressive 22-of-26 (85 percent) from the foul line and 16-of-18 (89 percent) in the final stanza. The Lions were 4-of-10 (40 percent) from the charity stripe overall.