Medomak Valley boys’ basketball team opened their KVAC on the road at Belfast on Friday, and came home with a 57-43 win. The Panthers were in foul trouble all night, and had five players with two fouls each at the half. Compounding Medomak’s foul trouble, Alex MacKenzie drew a technical foul and sat out the fourth quarter.
The Panthers trailed 13-12 at the quarter break, before pouring it on for 20 points in the second frame to lead 33-19 at the half. “We started playing defense, making them turn the ball over, and then we got some easy looks,” coach Nick DePatsy said.
The two squads played evenly in the second half, each scoring 24 points.
Scoring for Medomak were MacKenzie 19 (8R), Alex Goldrup 21 (5A), Daniel Abuel 6, Taylor Williamsonn 3, Dale Winchenbach 3, Isaac Durkee 3 and Kevin Fogg 2. Scoring for Belfast were Jimmy Davis 11, J. Hughes 11, Zach Davis 10, Drew Martens 7, Bernosky 3 and J. Vogel 1.
The Mustangs made the game interesting in the fourth quarter when they scored 10 straight points to pull within 10 with just under six minutes to play. John Bartlett broke the ice and Alex Goldrup scored three straight hoops plus two at the line to put the Panthers back up by 20 with four and a half minutes to play.
Sixty-one fouls were called in the sloppy game, with Medomak getting tagged for 28 and Mt.View 33. John Bartlett and Dale Winchenbach fouled out for Medomak, and Zach Babin, Tyler Rednour and Josh Coleman for the Mustangs. Mt.View held a 43-31 advantage on the boards.
Scoring for Medomak were Goldrup 31 (8A,6S), Alex MacKenzie 21 (5R), Dale Winchenbach 12 (3R,2A), Bartlett 5 (6R,4A), Jason Vinal 5 (2S,2A), Daniel Aubel 5, Cody Neptune 2 and Caleb Guistra 2(2R,2B). Scoring for Mt.View were Mike Cochrane 15 99R,2S), Tim Alton 11 (8R,2S), Dylan Keller 5, Alic Albright 5, Zach Babin 5 (9R,4S), Tyler Redmor 5, Colby Blanchard 5, Josh Coleman 3 (7R) and Jim Durand 2.