Medomak Valley boys’ basketball team crushed Oceanside 62-46 in their KVAC opener Friday night in Waldoboro. The Panthers held a one-point advantage at the quarter, 16-15, before shutting the Mariners down over the next two periods, to lead 26-23 at the half and 43, 28 at the end of three.
The bench led Medomak’s 17-5 run in the 3rd period, after two starters went out with injuries. John Murray hit his head, and Isaac Greenrose had a hard fall, hurting his back and wrist, and neither returned to the game.
“The bench played well in the 2nd half. They needed to with two starters out back in the training room.” Ryan Ripley was “the master of the boards” in the 3rd quarter,” coach Nick DePatsy said. Deering Genthner, Jon Hendrickson-Belloguet and Ripley played “great defense in the 3rd quarter.”
Scoring for the Panthers were Murray 19 (8R), Shane Osier 11 (7S), Jon Hendrickson-Belloquet 9, Alex Greenrose 7 (6A), Zach Judkins 5, Ripley 5 (9R), Robbie Griffin 2 and Tyler Isidro 1. Scoring for Oceanside were Alex Wallace 10, David Hewson 8, Isaiah Patterson 7, Shea Davenport 7, and Tyler Gilson, Bronson Philbrook and Sam Meklin 2 each.
With the game in their pocket, Medomak threw the ball away late in the 4th quarter, then allowed Colin Morse to score an uncontested lay-up with about 14 seconds left to give the Windjammers the lead. Morse led the Jammers’ come back bid, scoring 11 of their 24 points in the final frame.
Medomak brought the ball up the court and Shane Osier drew a foul with a few ticks left on the clock. Osier went to the line and missed both shots. The Panthers as a team only shot 45 percent from the line in the game, making just 13 of 29 foul shots.
John Murray and Ryan Ripley were in foul trouble and sat out the beginning of the 4th quarter, and another starter Isaac Greenrose was unable to play due to injuries sustained in the Panthers’ opener with Oceanside.
Scoring for Medomak were Alex Greenrose with a career high 30 points, Murray 13 (9R), Osier 11 (5S,4A), Ripley 5, Zach Judkins 5, H-Belloguet 3 and Tyler Isidro 3.
Scoring for Camden were Adam Carlson 22, Taylor Hall 18, Morse 17, Conor Hart 5, Kyle Olehnik 4, Chandler Crans 3 and Jason Kohn 2.