Panthers split with Eagles, surge toward postseason
Newcastle — The Medomak Valley boys and girls basketball teams are in the midst of their respective Eastern Class B playoff races and continued runs toward the postseason in a doubleheader on Monday, Jan. 27 against host Lincoln Academy.
The Panthers split with the Eagles as the Medomak Valley boys earned a 58-53 win, while the girls dropped a 41-28 decision to the hosts.
The following is a recap of reported results:
Medomak Valley 58, Lincoln Academy 53
At Newcastle Jan. 27, the Panthers went on a 20-13 run in the fourth quarter and staved off the host Eagles. Lincoln Academy led 16-14 after the first quarter, 28-27 at halftime and 40-38 after three quarters.
Nicholas DePatsy scored 14 points to lead the visitors, while Micah Williamson added 12; Zach Starr, 11; Cam Allaire and Colton Spear, six; Hunter Baughman, four; Zach Little, three; and Michael Wadsworth, two.
Seward Matel scored 20 points to lead Lincoln Academy, while Sawyer Pinkham added 16; Cody Tozier, six; A.J. Oliver, four; and Devin Scherer, Travis Creamer and Cole Leeman, two.
The Panthers were 23-of-29 (79 percent) from the foul line, while the Eagles were 8-of-14 (57 percent).
In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class B, Medomak Valley (7-7, 50.6173 points) is eighth, while Oceanside of Rockland/Thomaston (12-2, 94.2901 points) is first in the 19-team region. The top 13 teams qualify for the playoffs.
Maranacook 63, Medomak Valley 45
At Readfield Jan. 24, the Panthers could not keep pace with the Black Bears and fell by 18 points. Medomak Valley led 10-9 after the first eight minutes, while the hosts led 31-28 at halftime and 51-39 after three quarters.
Nicholas DePatsy scored 14 points for the Panthers, while Michael Wadsworth added nine; Noah Beck, Micah Williamson and Zach Starr, six; and Hunter Baughman and Zach Little, two.
Taylor Wilbur scored 21 points for the hosts, while Cam Brochu added 13; Brad Worster, 12; Richard Hall, five; Jason Brooks, four; and Kent Mohlar, three.
Medomak Valley netted 7-of-9 (78 percent) free throws and Maranacook 12-of-17 (70 percent).
Lincoln Academy 41, Medomak Valley 28
At Newcastle Jan. 27, the Panthers were held to only two field goals in the first half as the Eagles soared to victory. Lincoln Academy led 9-3, 22-8 and 29-13 at the quarter breaks.
Maggie Cox scored 11 points for the Panthers, while Hannah Marks added eight; Justice Barrows and Sammie Griffin, four; and Sophie Cohen, one.
Brie Wajer scored 11 points for the Eagles, while Jen Genthner and Taylor Oliver added 10; Chloe Hallowell, five; Dani Pierce and Olivia York, two; and Barrett Campbell, one.
The Panthers were 16-of-27 (59 percent) from the foul line, while the Eagles were 2-of-6 (33 percent).
In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class B, Medomak Valley (9-6, 51.8519 points) is fifth, while Presque Isle (16-0, 116.5123 points) is first in the 19-team region. The top 13 teams qualify for the playoffs.