As the high school basketball campaign comes to a close this week, many Midcoast teams are playing their final regular-season games. That could mean a prelude to the playoffs or the end of the line.

On Thursday night, the playoff-bound Medomak Valley boys and girls finished on positive notes with a doubleheader sweep of Lincoln County rival Lincoln Academy of Newcastle. Meanwhile, the Searsport girls finished the campaign winless with a loss to Sumner of East Sullivan.

Both Medomak Valley teams now gear up for the regional tournament by competing in the Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Class B championship games on Saturday, Feb. 12 at Cony High School in Augusta.

The Panther boys will face Camden Hills at 5 p.m. and the Panther girls will play Leavitt of Turner at 7 p.m. Both the Windjammers and Hornets are unbeaten and ranked first in their regions.


Medomak Valley 75, Lincoln Academy 49 … At Waldoboro, John Murray and Alex Greenrose helped the Panthers leap past the Eagles with 35 combined points as the hosts finished the season 14-4.

The Panthers led 11-10, 32-25 and 54-40 at the quarter breaks.

Murray led the hosts with 21 points and nine rebounds, while Alex Greenrose put in 14 points. Also, Isaac Durkee contributed nine points and four steals; Isaac Greenrose, nine points; Ryan Ripley, seven points; Kyle Durkee, six points; Brandon Soper, four points; Shane Osier and Deering Genthner, both two points; and Quinton Vannah, one point.

For the Eagles, Stephen Quinlan had 15 points, while Brandon Reilly added 14.

Medomak Valley (14-4, 115.5864 points) is third in the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class B, while Camden Hills (18-0, 156.6358 points) is atop the 19-team region. The top 10 teams qualify for the the playoffs.


Medomak Valley 56, Lincoln Academy 20 … At Waldoboro, the Panthers ended their regular season on a high note as they bested the Eagles by 36 points. “A great way to end the regular season,” said Panther coach Randy Hooper. “Nice to be playing well headed into the playoffs.”

Medomak Valley controlled the game from the on set, leading 18-1 after the first stanza and led 35-6 at halftime. The hosts were held a 44-17 cushion after three quarters.

Ericka Christensen and Alanna Vose led the Panthers with 15 points each, followed by Lindsay Ranquist with eight; Mallary Conary, four; Vanessa Davis, three; Kasey Benner, Nicole Weaver, Roxanne Jelenfy, Kayleigh Beckwith and Ashley Rackliff; two each; and Mallory Robbins, one.

Laura Soohey keyed the Eagles with nine points, while Jen Genthner had four; Marni Jones, three; and Merissa Look and Rachel Hughes, two each.

Medomak Valley made 14-of-15 free throws (93 percent) and Lincoln Academy 2-of-5 (40 percent).

Medomak Valley (16-2, 122.0679 points) is third in Eastern Class B, while Presque Isle (17-1, 160.4938 points) is first in the 19-team region. The top 10 teams qualify for the playoffs.

Sumner 59, Searsport 42 … At Searsport, the Vikings could not hold back Sumner’s Genesis DeCarlo as she netted 28 points in helping the Tigers to the victory.

Sumner took an 18-7 lead in the first quarter, 32-21 edge at halftime and 42-35 advantage after three quarters.

Briana Grant paced Searsport with 10 points, while Alicen Brooks contributed eight; Kelli Gibbs and Kelli Smith; seven each; Shannon Higgins and Brooke Bagley, three each; Allison Walker, two; and Shawna Dakin one.

For Sumner, Frye and Eschete had seven points each; West, six; S. Leighton, five; and Rivers, E.  Leighton and Walker, two each.

Searsport (0-18, no points) is 20th (last) in Eastern Class C, while Central of East Corinth (18-0, 103.7037 points) is first in the region. The top 10 teams qualify for the playoffs.

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