Panthers notch elusive win in weekend splitMedomak Valley eases past Waterville, falls to Nokomis in recent days
Waldoboro — It was an up-and-down weekend for the Medomak Valley girls basketball team as the Panthers played two games in two days — on the road Dec. 28 against Waterville and a home contest Dec. 29 against Nokomis of Newport.
After an 0-5 start to the campaign, the Panthers (1-6) finally soared into the win column with a convincing 48-16 victory over the Purple Panthers. However, Medomak Valley was tripped up the following day against the perennially strong Warriors, dropping a 51-25 decision in Waldoboro.
The following is a recap of the MVHS' most recent two games:
Nokomis 51, Medomak Valley 25
At Waldoboro Dec. 29, the Warriors outscored the Panthers 16-6 in the third quarter and pulled away from the hosts en route to a 26-point victory. Nokomis led 12-6, 27-15 and 43-21 at the quarter breaks.
Hannah Marks keyed the Panthers with an eight-point effort, while Sami Griffin added six; Elise Wallace, five; Desiree Benner, four; and Taylor Simmons, two.
For the Warriors, Lacy Kent-Webber scored 12 points, while Lindsay Whitney and Kelsie Richards each added 10; Taylor Shaw, six; Anna MacKenzie, five; and Taylor Lovely and Mikayla Charters, both four.
The Panthers were 2-of-3 (67 percent) from the foul line, while the Warriors were 4-of-12 (33 percent).
Medomak Valley 48, Waterville 16
At Waterville Dec. 28, the Panthers broke into the win column in convincing fashion, tripling up the hosts in an impressive overall performance. Medomak Valley held a 5-4 edge after the first eight minutes, but went on a 15-0 second-quarter run to take a 20-4 lead at halftime. The visitors then took a 34-13 advantage after three quarters.
Marks led Medomak Valley with 13 points, while Griffin added nine; Simmons, six; Missy Philbrook, five; Hannah Heald and Benner, both four; Justice Barrows, three; and Wallace and Brooke Benedict, both two.
For Waterville, Colleen O'Donnell scored seven points, while Jenna Gagnon added five and Katie Thompson and Lindsey St. Claire, both two.
The Panthers were 6-of-12 (50 percent) from the free-throw line, while the Purple Panthers were 1-of-6 (17 percent).
In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class B, Medomak Valley (1-6, 1.0802 points) is 13th, while Presque Isle (8-0, 24.6296 points) is first in the 19-team region. The top 13 teams qualify for the playoffs.
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