Coming off its second — and rare — loss of the campaign, the Medomak Valley girls basketball team was as feisty as ever in its road game on Thursday, Jan. 18 against Morse.

The Panthers went on the offensive against the Shipbuilders and stalked to a 56-26 win, to net their eighth win in 10 tries.

Medomak Valley made the game all but academic in the early going as it led 24-6 after the first quarter, 38-22 at halftime and 48-26 after three quarters.

The Panthers then sured up their defensive intensity over the final eight minutes, outscoring the Shipbuilders 8-0 en route to the win.

Gabby DePatsy pumped in 23 points to lead Medomak Valley, while Sadie Cohen added 13; Abby Lash, five; Kayla Donlin and Lydia Simmons, four; Hallie Kunesh, three; and Hattie Watmough and Maddy White, two.

Sierra Wallace scored 12 points to pace Morse, while Marissa Parks added eight; Marija Medencia, four; and Sydney Hollingsworth, two.

The Panthers were 10-of-19 (53 percent) from the foul line, while the Shipbuilders were 0-of-1.

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class A North, Medomak Valley (9-2, 33.0864 points) is fourth, while Hampden Academy (11-1, 64.1358 points) is first in the 12-team region. The top eight teams qualify for the playoffs.

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