With both teams in search of one final regular-season win before the holidays, the Medomak Valley boys and girls basketball squads made the 15-mile jaunt down Route 1 to Newcastle to face rival Lincoln Academy in a varsity doubleheader Thursday night.

And just like the good little boys and girls they are, both Panther squads got their wishes — namely, victories.

The Medomak Valley girls won 52-29 and the Panther boys prevailed 61-47.

Medomak Valley girls 52, Lincoln Academy 29 … At Newcastle Dec. 22, the Panthers (3-2) jumped to a healthy lead in the first quarter and never looked back, securing their third win of the young season over the winless Eagles (0-5). Medomak Valley led 23-6, 35-10 and 46-18 at the quarter breaks.

Alanna Vose netted 14 points, while also dishing out six assists and making six steals to key the Panthers. Mallory Conary also added eight points and seven rebounds, while Mallory Robbins finished with seven rebounds and two points.

Also scoring for the visitors were Amanda Hendrickson-Belloguet with 10 points, Emily Leach, eight; Heidi Obuchon, four; and Nicole Poli, Elise Wallace and Missy Philbrook, all two.

For Lincoln Academy, Jen Genthner tallied 11 points, while Rachel Hughes added seven, Dani Pearce, four; Taylor Oliver, three; and Marissa Look and Sophie Carboneau, both two.

The Panthers made 5-of-6 free throws (83 percent), all netted by Vose; while the Eagles were 7-of-17 (41 percent).

Medomak Valley boys 61, Lincoln Academy 47 … At Newcastle Dec. 22, the Panthers (4-1) outscored the Eagles (1-4) 35-15 in the second and third quarters, giving the visitors enough of a cushion to cement their fourth win of the year. Lincoln Academy led 15-14 after the first eight minutes, while Medomak Valley rebounded to take a 31-24 edge at halftime and extended that advantage to 49-30 after three quarters.

Isaac Greenrose poured in 21 points to lead the Panthers, while his identical twin brother Isaac Greenrose added 11; Shane Osier, eight; Jonathan Hendrickson-Belloguet and Ryan Ripley, both six; Zack Judkins, two; and Russell Wood, one. Judkins also pulled down six rebounds and took three of the team’s six charges on the night, while Osier added six rebounds and Isaac Greenrose five steals and five assists.

The Panthers played their second straight game without talented 6-foot-7-inch center John Murray, who suffered a leg injury early in the team’s previous game with Belfast.

For the Eagles, Travis Creamer netted nine points, while A.J. Oliver and Jared Lincoln each added six; Dylan Leavitt and Merritt Wotton, both five; Caleb Farrin, four; Seward Matel and Devin Sherer, both three; and Ian Masters, Nick Penney and Riley Leavitt, all two.

Medomak Valley converted 7-of-15 free throws (47 percent), while Lincoln Academy made good on 14-of-21 (67 percent).

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