Medomak Valley girls’ basketball team picked up wins over Camden and Oak Hill this week to improve their record to 4-0. The Panthers played tough defense in both games, holding Camden’s Knowlton scoreless, and Oak Hill’s Maggie Sabine to just two points. “That’s what we do,’ coach Randy Hooper commented on his team’s stifling defense against their opponent’s top scorers.
Scoring for Medomak were Christensen 16 (9R), Alanna Vose 11, Lindsay Ranquist 6, Nicole Weaver 6, Erika Knutson 4, Danielle Dyer 2, Vanessa Davis 2, and Mallory Conary 2. Scoring for Oak Hill were Lehotay 6, Roberts 5, Beaulieu 3, Chaput 2, Sabine 2, Hilchey 2, and Goulet 1.
Camden tied the score briefly in the 3rd quarter 26-26 on a Taylor Porter three, but Alana Vose hit from downtown to put the Panthers back up by three. Danielle Dyer and Ericka Christensen connected from the paint to give Medomak a five-point cushion going into the final frame.
Christensen and Vose hit two foul shots each to kick off the 4th quarter to boost Medomak’s lead to nine. Taylor and Gab Duke hit back to back three’s to pull Camden within three. Lindsay Ranquist nailed two at the charity stripe for Medomak, before Duke hit another three to make it a two-point game.
Vose made good on one shot at the line, before Maddie Smeaton scored to pull the Jammers within one, 40-39. Christensen came up with a big hoop with 1:09 to play to put the Panthers up by three. Kylie Carlsen cut the lead to two at the foul line. Lacy Massengale connected for two foul shots with 5.8 seconds to play to put Medomak up by three. Duke hit her third three of the 4th quarter with two seconds to go to make it a one-point game.
Scoring for Medomak were Alana Vose 15 (3-3’s,4A,2S), Christensen 12 (7R,2B), Danielle Dyer 6, Massengale 6, and Lindsay Ranquist 5 (4R,2S). Scoring for Camden were Duke 13, Smeaton 12, Porter 9, Maci Heal 4, Hayley Buckheit 3 and Carlsen 2.