High school basketball

Panthers, Windjammers bounce in with weekend court action

Medomak Valley boys win eighth game, other area teams drop tough affairs
By Staff | Jan 07, 2020

The Medomak Valley boys basketball team was the lone area high school court team to net a win on Saturday, Jan. 4 as the Panthers secured their eighth victory in nine tries with a 56-47 decision over Mount Blue of Farmington.

The Panther girls also fell 57-49 to the Cougars, while Camden Hills came up short against Messalonskee of Oakland as the Windjammer boys fell 66-58 and girls 63-34.

The following is a recap of reported results:

Boys

Medomak Valley 56, Mount Blue 47

At Waldoboro Jan. 4, the Panthers collected their eighth win in nine tries, this time over the Cougars. Medomak Valley led 18-12, 24-17 and 36-31 at the quarter breaks.

Patrick McKenney poured in a career-high 28 points for the Panthers, while Trevor Brown added 16; Parker Morrison, five; Jake Bickmore, three; and Aiden Starr and Gabe Allaire, two. Allaire and Bickmore also grabbed six rebounds and Morrison made five steals.

Jacob Farnham scored 14 points for the Cougars, while Zach Poisson and Bradley Shamba added 11; Hunter Meeks, eight; and Hunter Donald, three.

Medomak Valley converted 20-of-25 (80 percent) free throws, while Mount Blue was 10-of-17 (59 percent).

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class A North, Medomak Valley (8-1, 22.5309 points) is fourth, while Hampden Academy (8-0, 36.2963 points) is first in the 12-team region. The top eight teams qualify for the playoffs.

Messalonskee 66, Camden Hills 58

At Oakland Jan. 4, the Eagles got the better of the visiting Windjammers. Messalonskee led 16-13, 30-28 and 49-39 at the quarter breaks.

Jeremy Fraser paced Camden Hills with 15 points, while Jon Runnion-Bareford added 14; Liam O’Neal, eight; Ryan Clifford, seven; Hunter Norton, five; Andrew Proscia and Aiden Schecter, three; Casey Messer, two; and Josh Pearse, one.

Matt Parent tossed in 17 points for Messalonskee, while Tucker Charles added 14; Jacob Perry, 13; Mason Violette, five; Nick Woodside, Parker Cole and Noah Wood, four; Isaac Violette, three; and Andrew Mayo, two.

The Eagles made 23-of-27 (85 percent) from the charity stripe, while the Windjammers were 9-of-14 (64 percent).

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class A North, Camden Hills (2-6, 1.7901 points) is 11th, while Hampden Academy (8-0, 36.2963 points) is first in the 12-team region. The top eight teams qualify for the playoffs.

Girls

Messalonskee 63, Camden Hills 34

At Rockport Jan. 4, the Eagles pulled away from the Windjammers in the second quarter and soared to victory. Messalonskee led 12-5, 34-14 and 51-24 at the quarter breaks.

Mila Bonometti scored eight points for the Windjammers, while Ella Graffam and Tessa Whitley added six; Audrey Bowman, five; Grace O’Connell, three; and Ella Powers, Lili Clement and Bailey Curtis, two.

Gabrielle Wener tallied 17 points for the Eagles, while Jordan Levine added 13; Mackenzie Mayo, 10; Brooke Martin, eight; Shanna Clark, six; Danielle Hall, Sarah Lowell, Bri Benecke and Grace Wener, two; and Ella Smith, one.

The Windjammers netted 5-of-10 (50 percent) from the foul line, while the Eagles were 15-of-21 (71 percent).

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class A North, Camden Hills (0-8, no points) is 12th, while Hampden Academy (8-0, 31.3580 points) is first in the 12-team region. The top eight teams qualify for the playoffs.

Mount Blue 57, Medomak Valley 49

At Farmington Jan. 4, the Cougars collected a win over the Panthers.

Sadie Cohen led Medomak Valley with 10 points, while Autumn Ripley, Alyssa Creamer and Addison McCormick added eight; Kayla Donlin, six; Abby Lash, five; and Zaniah Puchalski, four.

The Panthers finished 10-of-14 (71 percent) from the foul line, while the Cougars were 8-of-14 (57 percent).

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class A North, Medomak Valley (4-5, 13.4568 points) is sixth, while Hampden Academy (8-0, 31.3580 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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