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For Lincoln County bragging rights, Panthers sweep Eagles

Eight-win Medomak Valley boys use balanced scoring, nine-victory girls paced by Lash, Ripley
By Staff | Feb 24, 2021

The Medomak Valley basketball teams collected victories over county rival Lincoln Academy of Newcastle Tuesday, Feb. 23, as the boys posted a 67-41 road win over the Eagles and girls a 44-39 home decision over the Eagles.

The Panther girls improved to 9-1 and boys to 8-2 during this pandemic-altered high school court season.

The following is a recap of the games:


Medomak Valley 67, Lincoln Academy 41

At Newcastle Feb. 23, the Panthers netted their eighth win in 10 tries, this time over the host Eagles. Medomak Valley led 18-7, 45-15 and 57-31 at the quarter breaks.

Trevor Brown scored 10 points to lead the balanced scoring attack for the winners, while Patrick McKenney and Finn Parmley added nine; Parker Morrison and Aiden Starr, eight; Jake Bickmore, seven; Kory Donlin, six; Jacob Craig, four; and Garret Hutchins, Brandon Starr and Matthew Holbrook, two.

Gabe Hagar led Lincoln Academy with 17 points, while Riley Delisle added five; Tucker Stiles, four; and Lucas Houghton and C. Dalton, three.

The Panthers finished 12-of-14 (86 percent) from the foul line and Eagles 6-of-10 (60 percent).

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Medomak Valley 44, Lincoln Academy 39

At Waldoboro Feb. 23, the Panthers outscored the Eagles 17-12 in the fourth quarter, which proved the difference in a five-point win over the visitors. Medomak Valley led 11-5 after the first quarter and 20-15 at halftime, while the squads were knotted 27-27 after three quarters.

Abby Lash scored 12 points for Medomak Valley, while Autumn Ripley added 10; Maya Cannon, eight; Alyssa Creamer, seven; Addison McCormick, four; and Zaniah Puchalski, three.

Paige Lafrenaye led Lincoln Academy with 12 points, while Grace Houghton and Maddy York added nine; Lizzie Ober, six; and Reegan Dunican, four.

The Panthers were 6-of-18 (33 percent) from the free-throw line, while the Eagles were 8-of-14 (57 percent).

"It was a tough, competitive game," said Panther coach Ryan McNelly. "We need to focus on turnovers, as we continue through the season. Lincoln [Academy] always plays us tough and we expect another good one next week [in the regular-season finale]. Hopefully we can learn from what we did tonight and play a little better."

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