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Medomak Valley sweeps, Camden Hills swept, Vinalhaven stopped

Key, late-season victories for Panthers, while Windjammers, Vikings fall short
By Staff | Feb 06, 2019
Photo by: Mark Haskell Medomak Valley's Gabe Allaire, right, and Mount Ararat's Austin Damon on Feb. 5 in a high school boys basketball game in Waldoboro. The host Panthers beat the Eagles of Topsham 53-50.

The Midcoast high school basketball regular season is nearly finished, as teams looked to add to their win totals in games on Tuesday, Feb. 5.

Medomak Valley netted victories over Mount Ararat of Topsham, while Camden Hills was upended by Brewer.

The Vinalhaven boys also were downed by undefeated Forest Hills of Jackman.

The regular season wraps on Thursday, Feb. 7, as qualified squads will turn the page to their regional tournaments.

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The following is a recap of reported results:

Boys

Medomak Valley 53, Mount Ararat 50

At Waldoboro Feb. 5, the Panthers got a buzzer-beating, 3-pointer by senior Ryan Creamer — on senior night — as the hosts netted their 12th win of the campaign. Medomak Valley led 13-12 after the first quarter and 21-20 at halftime, while Mount Ararat led 42-35 after three quarters.

Trevor Brown tossed in 17 points to lead Medomak Valley, while Gabe Allaire added 14; Creamer, 11; Pat McKenney, seven; and Alec Coughlin and Jake Bickmore, two.

Jared Balser led Mouny Ararat with 16 points, while Austin Damon added 10; Nate Taylor, eight; Sean Roberts, five; Max Spelke, four; James Singleton, three; and Will Kavanaugh and J.D. Dionne, two.

The Panthers shot a blistering 17-of-18 (94 percent) from the charity stripe, while the Eagles were 8-of-14 (57 percent).

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class A North, Medomak Valley (12-5, 50.3704 points) is seventh, while Cony of Augusta (13-4, 109.1358 points) is first in the 12-team region. The top eight teams qualify for the playoffs.

Brewer 60, Camden Hills 46

At Brewer Feb. 5, the Witches dug out of an early hole and dispatched the Windjammers. Camden Hills led 19-16 after the first quarter, while Brewer took a 30-26 lead at halftime and 47-40 after three quarters.

Jeremy Fraser scored 11 points for Camden Hills, while Ionut Lodge added nine; Michael Kremin, seven; Michael McGeady, six; Kerry Sabanty, five; Ryan Clifford, four; Jon Runnion-Bareford, three; and Josh Pearse, one.

Dylan Huff scored 18 points for Brewer, while Trevor Pearson added 17; Jacob Miller and Aaron Newcomb, seven; Brandon Glidden and Camron Monroe, four; and Colby Smith, two.

The Witches were 6-of-11 (54 percent) from the foul line, while the Windjammers were 6-of-14 (43 percent).

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class A North, Camden Hills (2-15, 2.3457 points) is 12th, while Cony of Augusta (13-4, 109.1358 points) is first in the 12-team region. The top eight teams qualify for the playoffs.

Forest Hills 67, Vinalhaven 35

At Kennebec Valley Community College in Waterville Feb. 5, the Tigers wrapped their unbeaten season with a win over the Vikings. Forest Hills led 21-7, 37-19 and 55-33 at the quarter breaks.

Mikael Stone keyed the islanders with 15 points, while Hunter Ames added five; Joe Hopkins and Connor Lazaro, four; Tim Farrelly, three; and Mark Augusto and Von Jones, two.

Parker Desjardins poured in 33 points for the Tigers, while Hunter Cuddy added 14; Jakob Rivas, seven; Brandon Gilboe, five; Dalton Gregoire, four; and Jackman Daigle, two.

The Tigers were 13-of-21 (62 percent) from the charity stripe, while the Vikings were 0-of-4.

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class D South, Vinalhaven (2-14, 11.9444 points) is seventh, while Forest Hills (18-0, 128.9583 points) is first in the nine-team region. The top eight teams qualify for the playoffs.

Girls

Medomak Valley 52, Mt. Ararat 30

At Topsham Feb. 5, the Panthers surged past the Eagles in the second half and soared to victory. Mount Ararat led 14-12 after the first quarter, while Medomak Valley led 34-24 at halftime and 44-27 after three quarters.

Abby Lash led the Panthers with 13 points, while Sadie Cohen added eight; Maddy White, seven; Mackenzie Bickmore and Kayla Donlin, six; Lydia Simmons and Aubrey Schaeffer, four; and Autumn Ripley and Grace White, two.

Kyla Greenleaf paced the Eagles with 11 points, while Jaden Lohr added six; Ainsley Bryant and Theresa Breed, five; Alexa Eaton, two; and Kaylee Bergeron, one.

The Panthers were 5-of-7 (71 percent) from the foul line, while the Eagles were 4-of-8 (50 percent).

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class A North, Medomak Valley (10-7, 60.1235 points) is seventh, while Skowhegan (17-0, 179.3210 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.

Mount Ararat at Medomak Valley boys basketball
Medomak Valley host Mount Ararat on Feb. 5 in high school boys basketball in Waldoboro. (Video by: Mark Haskell and Zack Miller)
Brewer at Camden Hills girls basketball
Camden Hills hosts Brewer on Feb. 5 in high school girls basketball in Rockport. (Video by: Zack Miller)
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