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Panthers, Vikings, Hawks win as hoop season heads down final stretch

Medomak Valley boys may play in KVAC Class B title game
By Staff | Feb 06, 2012
Courtesy of: Karen Oakes Vinalhaven's Steven Osgood (14) soars to the hoop ahead of a Rangeley defender during a weekend game.

The regular season is nearly in the books for many Midcoast high school boys and girls basketball teams with the regional tournaments less than two weeks away. Many teams continue to look to solidify postseason spots and did so over the weekend.

Both Medomak Valley squads emerged victorious in Feb. 3 contests over Lincoln Academy of Newcastle, with the Panther girls winning 58-39 and Panther boys prevailing 66-53.

The Vinalhaven boys earned a clean weekend sweep of visiting Rangeley, winning 69-40 Feb. 4 and 57-35 Feb. 3. The Vinalhaven girls were not as fortunate as the Lakers prevailed in two contests — 34-27 Feb. 4 and 49-42 Feb. 3.

The North Haven boys also earned a sweep against Highview Christian over the weekend, winning 43-25 Feb. 4 and 38-10 Feb. 3, while the North Haven girls fell in their final game of the year against Kents Hill 58-21 Feb. 4.

The regular season ends for all high school hoop teams on Friday, Feb. 10.

Girls basketball

Medomak Valley 58, Lincoln Academy 39 … At Waldoboro Feb. 3, the Panthers netted their 11th win of the season with a 19-point victory over the Eagles. Medomak Valley led 16-7, 29-25 and 50-33 at the quarter breaks.

Mallory Conary netted 15 points to lead Medomak Valley, while Taylor Simmons and Alanna Vose each added 12; Mallory Robbins, seven; Amanda Hendrickson-Belloguet, six; Hannah Marks, four; and Elise Wallace, two. Robbins also pulled down nine rebounds, while Vose had five assists and five steals in the win.

Jen Genthner tossed in 14 points for Lincoln Academy, while Leslie Sandefur added 10; Marissa Look, four; Taylor Oliver, three; Rachel Hughes, Dani Pierce and Sophia Carboneau, all two; and Mckayla Brackett and Bayley Pendleton, both one.

The Panthers were 16-of-22 (72 percent) from the foul line, while the Eagles were 12-of-25 (48 percent).

In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class B, Medomak Valley (11-5, 57.2840 points) is sixth, while Presque Isle (17-0, 137.6543 points) is first in the 19-team region. The top 13 teams qualify for the playoffs.

Rangeley 34, Vinalhaven 27 … At Vinalhaven Feb. 4, the Lakers made it a weekend sweep over the host Vikings, earning their second win in two games. Rangeley led 11-4, 20-18 and 25-19 at the quarter breaks.

Leading Vinalhaven were Blake Reidy (10 points, 5 rebounds, 2 steals), Izza Drury (4 rebounds, 2 steals, 2 assists), Ashley Hamilton (8 points, 12 rebounds), Abby Jones (2 points, 2 rebounds), Alex Slivinsky (7 points, 3 rebounds), Ryann Warren (3 rebounds, 2 steals, assist) and Eliza Davidson (rebound).

For Rangeley, Taylor Este netted nine points, while Emily Carrier added eight and Tori Leterte seven.

The Vikings were 6-of-12 (50 percent) from the foul line, while the Lakers were 8-of-17 (47 percent).

Rangeley 49, Vinalhaven 42 … At Vinalhaven Feb. 3, the Vikings came up short against the talented Lakers, falling by seven points. Rangeley led 13-4, 23-17 and 39-29 at the quarter breaks.

Leading the islanders was Izza Drury, who poured in a career-high 25 points and nearly amassed a triple-double in the process with nine rebounds and eight steals. Also contributing for the islanders were Eliza Davidson (4 points, 2 rebounds), Blake Reidy (rebound, steal, 2 assists), Ryann Warren (2 points), Ashley Hamilton (5 points, 10 rebounds, six steals) and Alex Slivinsky (6 points, 4 rebounds, 6 steals).

For Rangeley, Taylor Este tossed in 17 points, while Sadie DeRaps added 11 and Chantel Carrier 10.

The Vikings were 8-of-13 (61 percent) from the foul line, while the Lakers were 10-of-20 (50 percent).

In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Western Class D, Vinalhaven (10-8, 41.1376 points) is sixth, while Richmond (13-1, 93.4967 points) is first in the 13-team region. The top nine teams qualify for the playoffs.

Kents Hill 58, North Haven 21 ... At North Haven Feb. 4, the Hawks' season came to an end as the Huskies prevailed by 37 points. Kents Hill led 12-4, 26-10 and 43-15 at the quarter breaks.

Gina MacDonald netted five points to lead the Hawks, while Leta Hallowell added three; Adrianna Ames and Mya Goodell, both two; and Jasmine Brown, one.

For Kents Hill, E. Curnin netted 22 points, while M. Tarrio added 12 and H. Larrabee eight.

In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Western Class D, North Haven (3-11, 2.1429 points) is 12th, while Richmond (14-1, 107.5490 points) is first in the 13-team region. The top nine teams qualify for the playoffs.

Boys basketball

Medomak Valley 66, Lincoln Academy 53 … At Waldoboro Feb. 3, the host Panthers prevailed by 13 points over their Lincoln County rivals.

Leading the Panthers was Isaac Greenrose, who tossed in 21 points and netted 9-of-9 free-throw attempts to help the hosts prevail. Also scoring for Medomak Valley were Ryan Ripley with 14 points; John Murray, 10; Alex Greenrose, seven; Jonathan Hendrickson-Belloguet, four; and Zach Judkins, three.

For Lincoln Academy, Jalen Lincoln tallied 19 points, while Riley Leavitt added 10; Dylan Leavitt, eight; Merritt Wotton, six; Bo McLain, five; Nick Phinney and Travis Creamer, both two; and A.J. Oliver, one.

In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class B, Medomak Valley (14-2, 106.4198 points) is second, while Mount Desert Island (16-0, 117.4383 points) is first in the 19-team region. The top 13 teams qualify for the playoffs.

The Panthers have a shot to play in the Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Class B championship game on Saturday, Feb. 11 at 7 p.m. at Cony High School. While nothing is official at this point, MVHS may face Gardiner in that game.

Vinalhaven 69, Rangeley 40 … At Vinalhaven Feb. 4, the Vikings pushed past the Lakers with ease and netted a 29-point win over the visitors. Vinalhaven led 22-12, 38-23 and 54-26 at the quarter breaks.

Brian Stanley scored 23 points for the winners, while Steven Osgood added 15; Hayden Jones, nine; Dillon Ames, seven; Byron Thomas, four; Scott James, three; and Noah Slivinsky, Shane Carlsen, Trey Warren and Ben Beckman, all two.

For Rangeley, Eric White netted 12 points, while Luke Elliot and Alex Morton each added 10; A.J. Elms, three; Michael Haley and Daniel Bachelder, both two; and Kyle Haley, one.

The islanders were 11-of-27 (41 percent) from the foul line, while the Lakers were 4-of-11 (36 percent).

Vinalhaven 57, Rangeley 35 … At Vinalhaven Feb. 3, the Vikings picked up a 22-point win over the visiting Lakers in what proved to be their first win of an eventual weekend sweep. Vinalhaven led 16-7, 29-15 and 42-23 at the quarter breaks.

Osgood tossed in 11 points for Vinalhaven, while Stanley added 10; Thomas, seven; Warren, Ames and Justin Newton, all six; Jones, Slivinsky and Carlsen, all three; and James, two.

Kyle Haley and White each scored 13 points for the Lakers, while Morton added five and Michael Haley four.

The Vikings were 9-of-23 (39 percent) from the charity stripe, while the Lakers were 12-of-16 (75 percent).

In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Western Class D, Vinalhaven (11-7, 52.4909 points) is fifth, while Forest Hills of Jackman (14-3, 79.8838 points) is first in the 13-team region. The top nine teams qualify for the playoffs.

VillageSoup sports staff can be reached by phone at 207-594-4401 or by email at sports@villagesoup.com.

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