WALDOBORO — The Medomak Valley High School boys freshmen basketball squad — as teams typically do in the consistent Panther program — enjoyed a strong season on the court in 2021-22.

Led by coach Paul Berube, the Panthers clawed to an 8-2 record, including 5-1 at home and 3-1 on the road.

“This team worked hard in practices to improve their skills and increase their knowledge on how to better play the game from an offensive and defensive standpoint,” said Berube. “We showed a tremendous amount of improvement as the season progressed. They were a good group of young men to work with. I am looking forward to seeing them develop further and see the impact they will have on the program in the next few years.”

Team members included Henry Gamage, Vishal Mellor, Noah Tardiff, Seamus Donaghy, Jack Martin, Cameron Ryan, Carrick Lally, Matt Dickson, Steven Wheeler, Finn Kelly, Sullivan Bartlett, Connor Benner and Sam Moody.

The Panthers, made up primarily of freshmen and sophomores, averaged 49 points (487 points overall) and allowed 34 points (342 points total).

“Because of the impact of COVID-19, we had to swing some upperclassmen to have enough players to field a team,” Berube said. “COVID-19 had an even bigger impact on the team this season, limiting player availability on a game-to-game basis. I give the players credit as they overcame this obstacle and stepped up ready to help wherever needed.”

The Panthers scoring were led by Mellor (99 points), Lally (70 points), Schumann (68 points), Martin (50 points), Bartlett (40 points), Donaghy (38 points), Benner (32 points), Kelly (27 points), Moody (19 points), Ryan (15), Dickson (11 points), Gamage (5 points), Wheeler (4 points) and Tardiff (3 points).

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