Medomak Valley boys’ basketball team extended their winning streak to six games Tuesday night with a 52-30 win over Waterville. The Panthers picked up three wins this week, beating Maranacook 69-66 and MCI 53-45, to improve their record to 7-3.
John Murray crashed the glass for two and Isaac and Alex Greenrose sank a foul shot each, to maintain the lead in the Panthers 69-66 win over Maranacook on Jan. 26 in Waldoboro.
Murray opened the game with back-to-back hoops, the first on an Isaac Durkee feed and the second off the glass. Durkee scored the next two baskets including his first of four three-pointers in the game to give the Panthers the quick lead. Medomak extended the lead to 21-14 at the end of the first quarter. Medomak led 39-33 at the half.
Maranacook clawed their way to within two points in the third period on a basket from Kyle Boucher. Durkee took over the Panther’s offense with three 3s and an inside hoop to boost the Panthers lead to eight. The Bears scored the final two baskets of the period to go into the fourth quarter down four, 56-52.
Boucher opened the fourth with a basket to cut the lead to two. Murray scored three and A. Greenrose two to boost the lead to seven. Jack Kennedy got the hot hands for Maranacook, leading a 6-2 run to once again pull the Bears within two with 1:56 to go. Murray and the Greenrose twins kept the Panthers in the lead in the closing seconds of the game to pull out the win.
Scoring for Medomak were Murray 21 (13R,2A), I. Durkee 16 (7R,3A), A. Greenrose 16 (5R), Jon Hendrickson-Belloguet 6, I. Greenrose 5 (7A,2S), Ryan Ripley 3, and Shane Osier 2. Scoring for Maranacook were Kennedy 20 (5-3’s), Boucher 16 (8R), Seth Miller 10, Harry Lanpher 7 (5R), Chris Pelletier 4 (5R), Andrew Lachance 4, Eben Ballard 3 and Chris Banda 2.
“Kyle Durkee had a big third quarter with six points and John Murray added six as well. We started playing better and running the ball. We didn’t come to play in the first half, but we played a very good second half, and took care of the ball. We outscored them 33-18 in the second half. You have to be happy with that,” DePatsy added.
Medomak went on a 19-8 run in the third to lead by four 39-34 at the end of three.
Scoring for Medomak were Murray 16 (8R), Alex Greenrose 12 (5s), K. Durkee 9, Isaac Greenrose 8, Ryan Ripley 5 (7R), Isaac Durkee 2 and Shane Osier 1. Scoring for MCI were Craig Rreador 15, Ryan Crocker 11, Tyler Malone 8, Kyle Meny 5, Caleb Chute 4 and Adam Ogden 2.