High school girls basketball

Strong second quarter lifts Panthers past Mariners

Donlin, Lash, Cohen lead Panther offense, Joyce, Woodman key Mariners
By Zack Miller | Feb 08, 2019
Photo by: Zack Miller Medomak Valley's Sadie Cohen, left, and Oceanside's Molly Gould face off on the court on Feb. 7 in a high school girls basketball game in Waldoboro. The Panthers beat the Mariners 56-44.

Waldoboro — It took time to get the proverbial ball rolling, but once momentum picked up, host Medomak Valley was off and running, and visiting Oceanside was forced to play catch-up.

The second quarter of the high school girls basketball rivalry contest on Thursday, Feb. 7 saw the Panther offense come alive, and, subsequently, allowed their ball to gain steam until the halftime horn sounded, en-route to a regular season-ending 56-44 victory over the Mariners.

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Medomak Valley outscored Oceanside 24-9 in the second quarter, and that lead was all the Panthers needed to stay ahead the rest of the way.

Oceanside led 11-10 at the end of the first quarter, while the Panthers pulled ahead 34-20 at halftime and led 42-31 at the end of the third quarter.

Kayla Donlin (15 points, 12 rebounds) led Medomak Valley, while Abby Lash (14 points, 3 rebounds), Sadie Cohen (13 points, 8 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals), Maddy White (6 points, 3 rebounds) Aubrey Schaeffer (6 points, 2 rebounds), and Lydia Simmons (2 points, 9 rebounds) also keyed the Panthers.

Raechel Joyce (13 points, 3 rebounds) paced Oceanside, while Grace Woodman (9 points, 4 rebounds, 3 steals), Kalli Grover (7 points, 2 rebounds, 2 steals), Hope Butler (5 points, 8 rebounds, 3 assists), Sara Dorr (4 points, 8 rebounds, 2 steals), and Molly Gould (2 points, 6 rebounds) Abby Veilleux (2 points, 6 rebounds, 4 steals) and Chloe Jones (2 points 2 rebounds, 2 steals) had strong performances.

Medomak Valley was 11-of-13 (85 percent) from the foul-line, while Oceanside was 14-of-34 (41 percent) from the charity stripe.

The Panthers shot 21-of-52 (40 percent) from the field, while Oceanside shot 13-of-52 (25 percent).

Medomak Valley made three treys, as Lash connected on two and Donlin one. Oceanside sunk four 3-pointers, as Joyce hit all four.

Oceanside came out and grabbed an early lead in the first quarter, but the Panthers made a comeback as the quarter came to an end, as the hosts got within one point as the opponents headed into the second stanza.

Medomak Valley grabbed its first lead of the game a minute into the second quarter, and from there kept its foot on the gas.

Cohen's bucket and two free throws, on an ensuing possession, put the Panthers up 18-12, and capped an 8-0 run.

Grover's foul shot stopped the Panthers' string of eight straight points, while Donlin hit a base-line jumper, Grover converted a layup in back-to-back possessions.

Medomak Valley went on its second 8-0 run of the quarter, with a layup, two Lash free throws and four more points from Donlin, which capped a 24-point quarter, with Donlin responsible for 10.

The hosts forced numerous Mariner turnovers after Butler, the team's point guard, was sidelined with two fouls, and sat most of the stanza.

Both teams came out sloppy in the third quarter as turnovers littered the hardwood, as the offenses slowed to a crawl.

Oceanside got into the bonus in the third quarter, which cut the Panther lead to seven with free throws and strong defense, but Medomak Valley pulled away late, as its offense regained its early form.

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Medomak Valley hosts Oceanside on Feb. 7 in high school girls basketball in Waldoboro. (Video by: Zack Miller)
Oceanside's Grace Woodman, left, and Medomak Valley's Maddy White. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Medomak Valley's Maddy White. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Medomak Valley's Aubrey Schaeffer. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Medomak Valley's Kayla Donlin, back, and Maddy White. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Medomak Valley's Lydia Simmons. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Medomak Valley's Kayla Donlin, middle, and Oceanside's Molly Gould. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Oceanside's Raechel Joyce, left, Chloe Jones, middle, and Molly Gould, right, as well as Medomak Valley's Kayla Donlin. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Oceanside's Sara Dorr. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Medomak Valley's Maddy White, left, and Oceanside's Hope Butler. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Oceanside's Sara Dorr, left, and Chloe Jones, middle, as well as Medomak Valley's Mackenzie Bickmore, middle, and Lydia Simmons. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Oceanside's Hope Butler, left, and Sara Dorr, right, as well as Medomak Valley's Maddy White. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Oceanside's Hope Butler, left, and Molly Gould, middle, as well as Medomak Valley's Maddy White. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Oceanside's Hope Butler, left, and Sara Dorr, right, as well as Medomak Valley's Kayla Donlin, back, and Maddy White. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Oceanside's Chloe Jones. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
(Photo by: Zack Miller)
Medomak Valley's Abby Lash. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Oceanside's Hope Butler, left, Molly Gould, middle, and Abby Veilleux, right. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Oceanside's Chloe Jones. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Medomak Valley's Kayla Donlin, left, and Oceanside's Abby Veilleux. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Oceanside's Hope Butler. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Oceanside's Molly Gould, left, and Medomak Valley's Lydia Simmons. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Medomak Valley's Lydia Simmons, front, and Oceanside's Molly Gould. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Medomak Valley's Sadie Cohen. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Medomak Valley's Aubrey Schaeffer. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Medomak Valley's Abby Lash. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Oceanside's Hope Butler. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Medomak Valley's Zaniah Puchalski. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Medomak Valley's Lydia Simmons. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Oceanside's Sara Dorr, left, and Medomak Valley's Zaniah Puchalski. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Oceanside's Sara Dorr, left, and Medomak Valley's Sadie Cohen, middle, and Zaniah Puchalski. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Medomak Valley's Lydia Simmons, left, and Oceanside's Hope Butler. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Medomak Valley's Abby Lash. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Medomak Valley's Abby Lash. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Oceanside's Hope Butler. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Medomak Valley's Abby Lash. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Medomak Valley's Kayla Donlin, left, and Autumn Ripley, middle, as well as Oceanside's Chloe Jones. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Oceanside's Kalli Grover. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Oceanside's Kalli Grover. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Oceanside's Kalli Grover. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Medomak Valley's Autumn Ripley, left, and Lydia Simmons, right, as well as Oceanside's Abby Veilleux. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Medomak Valley's Kayla Donlin, left, Lydia Simmons, middle, and Autumn Ripley, right, as well as Oceanside's Abby Veilleux. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Oceanside's Kalli Grover. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
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