High school boys basketball

Medomak Valley, Thornton Academy mix it up in preparation for official season

By Staff | Nov 30, 2018
Photo by: Ken Waltz Medomak Valley's Pat McKenney, left, and Thornton Academy's Kobe Gaudette on Nov. 29 in high school boys basketball play in Waldoboro.

Waldoboro — The Medomak Valley and Thornton Academy of Saco boys basketball squads so enjoyed their preparation for the regular season in a Thursday night, Nov. 29 preseason court battle the Panthers and Golden Trojans decided to play a few extra minutes — five to be exact.

The Panthers hosted the Trojans in a fast-paced, hard-nosed affair, in which the visitors carved out a 59-50 win after the regulation four eight-minutes quarters, or 32-minute affair. Thornton Academy also prevailed 7-6 in the extra five minutes of running time.

Watch video and see more photos below.

The Panthers, led by longtime coach Nick DePatsy, include seniors Christopher Bowman, Alec Coughlin, Ryan Creamer, Nathan Emerson and Kevin White; juniors Gabe Allaire and Carson Murphy; sophomores Parker Morrison, Ethan Reed and Brandon Starr; and freshmen Jacob Bickmore, Patrick McKenney and Trevor Brown.

In the regulation, Thornton Academy led 13-11 after the first period and the Panthers moved ahead 25-22 at halftime. However, the visitors took a 41-33 edge after three.

For the hosts, Creamer tossed in 12 points; Allaire, 10; Coughlin, eight; Starr, seven; Reed and Emerson, four; McKenney, three; and Bowman, two. In the extra time, Morrison, Reed and McKenney scored a pair of points.

Medomak Valley netted five 3-pointers — two from Allaire and one from Creamer, Starr and McKenney — and 7-of-12 foul shots (58 percent).

For Thornton Academy, Payton Jones netted 14 points; Benjamin Ham, 10; William Chapman, nine; Jack Pyzynski, eight; Anthony Bracamonte, six; Colby Lands and Kobe Gaudette, four; Dylan Griffin and Robert Gawronski, two. In the extra time, Costa Gikas tallied four points and Logan McKenzie three.

The Trojans made five 3-pointers and 14-of-17 free throws (82 percent).

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Thornton Academy at Medomak Valley boys basketball
Medomak Valley hosts Thornton Academy on Nov. 29 in high school boys basketball in Waldoboro. (Video by: Ken Waltz and Zack Miller)
Medomak Valley's Gabe Allaire. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Medomak Valley's Gabe Allaire, left, and Jake Bickmore, among another. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Medomak Valley's Pat McKenney, left, and Thornton Academy's Kobe Gaudette. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Medomak Valley's Ethan Reed. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Medomak Valley's Ethan Reed. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Medomak Valley's Pat McKenney, back, and Thornton Academy's Benjamin Ham. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Medomak Valley's Pat McKenney, right, and Thornton Academy's Benjamin Ham. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Medomak Valley's Gabe Allaire. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Medomak Valley's Nathan Emerson, back, and Thornton Academy's Dylan Griffin. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Medomak Valley's Nathan Emerson. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Medomak Valley's Gabe Allaire, left, and Ryan Creamer, back right, along with Thornton Academy's Payton Jones, right. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Medomak Valley's Chris Bowman and coach Nick DePatsy. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Medomak Valley's Chris Bowman. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Medomak Valley's Chris Bowman, left, and Thornton Academy's Kobe Gaudette. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Medomak Valley's Brandon Starr. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Medomak Valley's Nathan Emerson, right, and Thornton Academy's William Chapman. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Medomak Valley's Brandon Starr, right, and Thornton Academy's Anthony Bracamonte. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Medomak Valley's Ryan Creamer, right, and Thornton Academy's Anthony Bracamonte. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Medomak Valley's Ryan Creamer, right, and Thornton Academy's Anthony Bracamonte. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Medomak Valley's Brandon Starr. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Medomak Valley's Brandon Starr, left, and Thornton Academy's Anthony Bracamonte. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Medomak Valley's Brandon Starr, left, and Thornton Academy's Colby Lands. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Medomak Valley's Brandon Starr, left, and Thornton Academy's Colby Lands. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Medomak Valley's Jake Bickmore, left, and Thornton Academy's Colby Lands. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Medomak Valley's Brandon Starr. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Medomak Valley's Gabe Allaire. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Medomak Valley's Alec Coughlin. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Medomak Valley's Ryan Creamer, right, and Thornton Academy's Anthony Bracamonte. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Medomak Valley's Ryan Creamer, left, and Brandon Starr. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Medomak Valley's Ryan Creamer, left, and Brandon Starr. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Medomak Valley's Alec Coughlin, middle, as well as Thornton Academy's William Chapman, left, and Benjamin Ham. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Medomak Valley's Ryan Creamer, left, Jake Bickmore (24) and Brandon Starr (21), among others. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Medomak Valley's Chris Bowman. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Medomak Valley's Brandon Starr. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Medomak Valley's Parker Morrison, left, and Ethan Reed. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Medomak Valley's Parker Morrison, right, and Ethan Reed. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Medomak Valley's Parker Morrison, front, among others. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Medomak Valley's Kevin White, left, and Parker Morrison, right, along with Thornton Academy's Aidan McGrath-Conwell. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Medomak Valley's Kevin White, left, and Parker Morrison, right, along with Thornton Academy's Aidan McGrath-Conwell, among others (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Medomak Valley's Kevin White, left, and Thornton Academy's Costa Gikas. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Medomak Valley's Pat McKenney, left, among others. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Medomak Valley's Carson Murphy, right, and Thornton Academy's William Chapman. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Medomak Valley's Carson Murphy, left, and Ethan Reed. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Medomak Valley's Ethan Reed, right, and Thornton Academy's Logan McKenzie. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Medomak Valley's Parker Morrison, front, and Carson Murphy. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Medomak Valley's Parker Morrison, front, and Carson Murphy. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Medomak Valley's Parker Morrison, front, and Carson Murphy. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Medomak Valley's Pat McKenney. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Medomak Valley's Carson Murphy. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Medomak Valley's Ethan Reed. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
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