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High school basketball

Panthers improve to 7-1 with sweet sweep of Seahawks

Brown, McKenney tally 16 points to pace boys, Lash 17 in girls victory
By Staff | Feb 16, 2021

Medomak Valley's basketball teams continued to rack up victories on Monday night, Feb. 15, this time with a pair of triumphs over Boothbay Region.

The Panther boys netted a 76-46 home win over the Seahawks, while the girls also emerged victorious with a 42-33 road win at Boothbay.

In this pandemic-altered season, Medomak Valley court teams sport 7-1 records.

The following is a recap of both games:

Boys

Medomak Valley 76, Boothbay 46

At Waldoboro Feb. 15, the Panthers continued to prowl past 2021 opponents with a 30-point win over the Seahawks. Medomak Valley led 20-8, 33-26 and 55-34 at the quarter breaks.

Trevor Brown and Pat McKenney led Medomak Valley with 16-point efforts, while Jake Bickmore added 14; Jacob Craig, nine; Parker Morrison, six; Garret Hutchins, four; James Day, Brandon Starr and Aiden Starr, three; and Kory Donlin, two.

Ben Pearce scored 16 points for Boothbay, while Griffin Kristen added 11; Sullivan Rice, nine; Kaleb Ames, six; and Matt Sullivan and Lucas Hardwick, two.

The Panthers made 4-of-9 foul shots (44 percent) and Seahawks 14-of-17 (82 percent).

Girls

Medomak Valley 42, Boothbay 33

At Boothbay Feb. 15, the Panthers overcame a milestone night for Seahawk Glory Blethen to pick up the hard-fought team win.

Boothbay led 10-6 after the first quarter, while Medomak Valley held Boothbay to only one second-quarter point to take an 18-11 advantage at halftime and 28-25 edge after three quarters.

Abby Lash scored 17 points for the winners, while Autumn Ripley and Addison McCormick added eight; Maya Cannon, six; Katherine McKenney, three; and Julia Kunesh and Zaniah Puchalski, two.

Blethen keyed Boothbay with 20 points — and surpassed 1,000 points for her high school career — while Jaelyn Crocker added 11 and Kylie Brown two.

The Panthers netted 5-of-7 free throws (71 percent) and Seahawks 4-of-9 (44 percent).

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