High school boys and girls basketball

Medomak Valley splits competitive court battles with Cony

Panther girls continue stellar campaign at 7-1, young boys stand at .500
By Staff | Jan 10, 2018

While one squad thrives at midseason and the other is on the playoff bubble, Medomak Valley basketball squads hoped to put another notch in their respective win columns on Tuesday, Jan. 9 against Cony of Augusta.

By night’s end, the visitors emerged victorious as the Panther girls netted a 32-25 win in Augusta, while the boys dropped a 62-53 decision in Waldoboro in high school court games.

The following is a recap of both contests:

Girls basketball

Medomak Valley 32, Cony 25

At Augusta Jan. 9, the Panthers held the Rams scoreless in the first quarter and used that early cushion to snarl past the hosts. Medomak Valley led 9-0, 15-5 and 20-11 at the quarter breaks.

Sadie Cohen scored seven points to key Medomak Valley, while Lydia Simmons added six; Aubrey Schaeffer, five; Paige Powell and Maddy White, four; and Cheyenne Nash, Abby Lash and Hallie Kunesh, two.

Cari Hopkins netted nine points for Cony, while Lauren Coniff added six; Sarah Caron, five; Brooklyn Belanger, four; and Carly Lettre, one.

The Panthers were 8-of-15 (53 percent) from the foul line, while the Rams were 6-of-15 (40 percent).

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class A North, Medomak Valley (7-1, 20.8642 points) is third, while Hampden Academy (9-1, 40.6790 points) is first in the 12-team region. The top eight teams qualify for the playoffs.

Boys basketball

Cony 62, Medomak Valley 53

At Waldoboro Jan. 9, the Rams pulled away from the Panthers in the second half and prevailed by a nine-point margin. Cony led 17-11, 31-29 and 43-38 at the quarter breaks.

Chris Bowman scored 21 points to key Medomak Valley, while Alex Coughlin added 10; Josh Goldrup, nine; Ryan Creamer, six; Gabe Allaire, five; and Brent Stewart and Carson Murphy, one.

Simon McCormick netted 16 points for Cony, while Ian Bowers added 11; Jordan Roddy, 10; Amahde Carter, nine; Bryan Stratton and Dakota Dearborn, six; and Austin Parlin and Jacob Dacus, two.

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class A North, Medomak Valley (4-4, 14.1358 points) is eighth, while Hampden Academy (9-1, 43.5185 points) is first in the 12-team region. The top eight teams qualify for the playoffs.

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

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