For 12 straight games, the Medomak Middle School girls eighth-grade basketball team took its best shot at perfection and on Saturday afternoon, Jan. 27 at Camden-Rockport Middle School, the Riverhawks realized that quest.

And along the way, MMS often took opponents' best shots, and it did not, could not derail the Riverhawks.

The No. 1 Riverhawks of Waldoboro (12-0) bested No. 2 Boothbay Region Elementary School (9-3) 46-25 on Saturday to secure an unblemished mark — and, ultimately, the coveted Busline League crown.

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Team members for Medomak, coached by Lindsay Ranquist, include Iris Casas, Genevieve Thimlar, Tori Shacklett, Khyllie Cochran, Zaniah Puchalski, Grace White, Autumn Ripley, Baylee Stewart, Ruth Havener, Rachel Gross, Alyssa Creamer, Greta Bedenik, Julia Kunesh, Autumn Boody, Morgan Flanders and Brianna Fyler.

Team members for Boothbay, coached by John Deetjen, include Dezarae Orne, McKenna Hopla, Emery Lorrain, Deanna Main, Mara Gentry, Kathryn Hibbard, Emilie Crocker, Jazmine Balducci and Jaelyn Crocker.

Medomak jumped to a 15-6 lead at the end of the first stanza and led 24-15 at halftime, but the Riverhawks seized control — by way of a 14-2 run — to take a 38-17 advantage after three quarters.

Ripley keyed the Riverhawk offensive attack with a 15-point performance, while White added 10; Creamer, eight; Stewart, four; Puchalski, three; and Kunesh, Boody and Flanders, two.

Jaelyn Crocker led Boothbay with 13 points, while Balducci added seven; Gentry, three; and Emilie Crocker, two.

Medomak was 8-of-19 (42 percent) from the charity stripe, while Boothbay was 7-of-16 (44 percent).

The Riverhawks held a nine-point lead heading into the second half, but increased that lead mightily in the third quarter after a balanced scoring attack of hoops from Creamer, White, Puchalski, Stewart, Flanders and Ripley — along with two foul shots from White — as Medomak went on a 14-0 run to increase its lead to 38-15.

Jaelyn Crocker ended the stanza with a hoop for Boothbay, but the hole would ultimately be too big for the Wildcats to dig out of as the Riverhawks were on cruise control over the final eight minutes of play.

The final regular-season standings included: Medomak 10-0, Boothbay 8-2, Great Salt Bay 5-5, Oceanside 4-6, Camden-Rockport 3-7 and Troy Howard 0-10. Medomak and Boothbay receive first-round byes.

In the playoffs, No. 3 Great Salt Bay beat No. 6 Troy Howard (score unavailable), No. 5 Camden-Rockport beat No. 4 Oceanside 41-20, No. 2 Boothbay beat No. 3 Great Salt Bay (score unavailable) and No. 1 Medomak beat No. 5 Camden-Rockport 42-14.

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