High school girls basketball

Panthers stave off Shipbuilders to earn second win in four games

By Staff | Dec 20, 2013

Waldoboro — It was a longer wait than perhaps the Panthers would have liked, but the Medomak Valley girls basketball team finally took the court on Thursday night, Dec. 19 as the Panthers hosted Morse of Bath in a makeup game.

The Panthers struggled early, but went on a 19-6 run in the second quarter and held the Shipbuilders at bay in the second half en route to a 37-30 victory.

The game initially was scheduled for Dec. 14, but was postponed due to frozen water pipes at Medomak Valley High School.

The Shipbuilders held a 9-6 lead after the first eight minutes, while the Panthers took a 24-15 lead at halftime. Medomak Valley then clung to a 27-21 edge after three quarters.

Justice Barrows tossed in 15 points to lead the Panthers, while Hannah Marks tallied 11; Maggie Cox, five; Sami Griffin, three; Krista Hooper, two; and Sophie Cohen, one. Barrows also hauled down 14 rebounds, while Cohen had four rebounds and three steals.

For Morse, Emma Harrington tallied 10 points, while Leia Graves added seven; Signe Ostergaard, Isabelle Paulus and Madison Savary, all four; and Noa Sreden, one.

The Panthers were 15-of-24 (63 percent) from the foul line in the win and were 11-of-42 (26 percent) from the field.

In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class B, Medomak Valley (2-2, 1.6358 points) is 15th, while Oceanside of Rockland/Thomaston (4-1, 10.2778 points) is first in the 19-team region. The top 13 teams qualify for the playoffs.

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