Youth basketball

Medomak sixth-grade girls second in Tiger Classic

Midcoast travel team finishes two-day tourney 4-1
By Staff | Mar 05, 2019
Courtesy of: Andrea Williamson Medomak sixth-grade girls travel basketball team members.

Gardiner — The Medomak sixth-grade girls travel basketball team, sponsored by Moody's Diner, was runner-up in its second tournament of the season, the latest on Saturday and Sunday, March 2-3 in the Gardiner Tiger Classic.

Medomak, coached by Andrea and Richard Williamson, includes Kytana Williamson, Roisin Hopkins, Sadie Knight, Audrey Jackson, Lilly Christ, Erica Waite, Paige Jarvis, Emily Richards and Skylar Hills.

Medomak played two games on Saturday, against Winslow and Midcoast — which was comprised of Oceanside/Rockland/St. George and Cushing players — and then three on Sunday, against Gardiner 5th, Winslow and Gardiner 6th.

The Panthers finished 4-1 in the tourney, with their lone loss to host Gardiner 6th in the championship game.

The following is a recap for Medomak in the tournament:

Medomak 37, Winslow 18

The Panthers faced Winslow in the first game of the tournament on Saturday, March 2. Medomak got the quick jump on Winslow, to the tune of a 27-9 halftime score. The pace of play was similar in the second half, as Medomak outscored Winslow 11-9.

Williamson paced the Panthers with 12 points, while Jackson scored 10; Waite, eight; Hills, four; and Knight and Christ, two.

Kyri Meak led Winslow with six points, while Chloe Michaud chipped in with five; Abby McCaslin, four; and Mia Fitzpatrick, three.

Medomak 42, Midcoast 14

The Panthers took control early and held a 29-4 halftime advantage. The second half saw all Medomak players record a point, as the Panthers outscored Midcoast 13-10. Williamson was named the most valuable player of the game.

The wins against Winslow and Midcoast put Medomak atop Pool B, which gave the Panthers a chance to play in the championship.

Williamson led Medomak with 17 points, while Jackson chipped in 10; Knight, four; Waite and Hills, three; Christ and Richards, two; and Hopkins, one.

Mauwa Jordan led Midcoast with six, while Lyleigh Reed had four; Sierna Geretz, three; and Alayna Marchessault, one.

Medomak 31, Gardiner 5 3

The Panthers faced Gardiner 5th, which was in second Pool A. Medomak took a quick lead, as it did in its two games on Saturday. It was 15-1 at halftime, and the Panthers continued to play tough defense, and scored 18 more points in the second half to Gardiner's two. Knight was named MVP of the contest.

The victory moved Medomak on, as Gardiner was knocked out.

Jackson led Medomak with 16 points, while Williamson had eight; Knight, four; Christ and Waite, two; and Hills, one.

Brynnlea Chaisson tallied all three points for Gardiner 5th.

Medomak 38, Winslow 11

The two teams in Pool B faced off as the Panthers beat Winslow.

Coach Williamson said Medomak overheard Winslow team members state they were going to try and get into Medomak's head and "rough them up" and take them out of their game. Medomak said "no way," and it was just like game one.

The Panthers built a quick lead and a 29-6 halftime score. Medomak outscored Winslow 9-5 in the second half. Hills was named the MVP. The win advanced the Panthers to the championship game.

Williamson led the Panthers with 16 points, while Jackson added 10; Knight, four; Hills, three; Christ and Waite, two; and Hopkins, one.

Michaud and Fitzpatrick led Winslow with four points, while Ava Perrino had three.

Gardiner 6 27, Medomak 24

After two long days of basketball, Medomak faced off against Gardiner 6th, the winner of Pool D, for the championship.

The opponents got ready, took the floor, and the fire alarm went off due to a burnt hot dog, coach Williamson said. The teams had to wait before they were able to start the game.

Gardiner took a small lead into halftime, 13-10, but the Panthers took the advantage with two minutes to play in the game. Gardiner battled back with two treys with less than a minute to go, which gave Gardiner the lead, and, ultimately, the title. Jackson was named the MVP of the game.

Jackson led Medomak with 10 points, while Christ had seven; Williamson, five; and Hills, two.

Emilie Brann led Gardiner with 11 points, while Lilly Staples scored four; and Taryn Nichols, Lydia Gero and Addison Serbor, three.

Courier Publications' sports staff can be reached by email at sports@villagesoup.com or by phone at 594-4401.

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