When the final passes had been made, shots taken and buzzers sounded, Lash Realty in the boys division and Mid-Knight Storage in the girls division stood as champions in Medomak Youth Basketball — and those teams earned their titles in exciting, down-to-the-wire fashions.

The fifth- and sixth-grade championship games were played on Saturday, Jan. 20 at Medomak Middle School, as Lash Realty edged Moose Crossing Garden Center 38-36 in the boys title game and Mid-Knight Storage nipped BRL Builders 31-29 in the girls finale.

Click for photos from the Medomak Youth Basketball championship games.

Watch videos, and see more photos, from the games below.


In the girls finale, Mid-Knight (9-2), coached by Greg Knight and Jeff Nelson, was led by Maya Cannon with 18 points; Sara Nelson, six; Melissa Fogg, three; and Sadie Knight and Erica Waite, two. Other team members were Chelsea Waite, Jaelynn Ames and Micaela Lorentzen.

For BRL (7-4), coached by Ben Ledger and Karen Gardiner, Katherine McKenney had a sensational all-around performance with 26 points, which was all but three of her squad's total for the game. Eliza Luce added two points and Jordan Doughty one. Other team members were Haley Blake, Cora Lee, Amber Nichols and Eilee Stelzer.

The final regular-season standings, with team's records and points system totals listed (1 point for quarter win, .5 point for quarter tie, 2 points for game victory), included: Mid-Knight Storage 36 points (7-2), Spear Spring Farm 31.5 (5-4), BRL Builders 27.5 (6-3) and Haskell's Water Treatment 13 (0-9).

The previous playoff scores were: BRL 35, Spear 34; and Mid-Knight 18, Haskell's 16.


In the championship game, Lash Realty led 9-8 and 18-14 at the first two quarter breaks, while the opponents were tied 27-27 after three stanzas.

Lash Realty, coached by Matt Moody, Matt Lash and Scott White, were led by Sam Moody with 18 points; Gabe Lash, 10; and Gavin White and Dominick Beal, four. Other team members were Sebastian Smith, Slavik Moody, Noah Tardiff, Steven Wheeler and Marshall Addy.

Sam Moody tallied 10 points in the pivotal fourth quarter to help Lash win. The team was 14-of-23 (61 percent) from the foul line.

For Moose Crossing, coached by Chris Donlin and Brooke Simmons, Kory Donlin turned in a super effort with 23 points, while Landon Trask added six; Kyle Smith, four; and Avery Simmons, one. Other team members were Donnie Havener, Kaden Genthner, Henry Gamage, Walker Simmons and Porter Gahagan.

Donlin tallied nine points in the final stanza to help Moose Crossing stay within striking distance. In fact, Donlin drilled two 3-pointers in the game. The team was 4-of-11 (36 percent) from the foul line.

Additional regular-season and playoff information from the boys division was unavailable.

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