The annual Medomak Valley Holiday Classic basketball tournament went off without a hitch Dec. 26 at Medomak Valley High School, with boys and girls teams from the Midcoast and beyond converging to show their hoop prowess for their family, friends and fans.

Medomak Valley and Oceanside boys and girls teams, in addition to the Mount View boys, all picked up victories in the non-countable, exhibition tournament.

The Medomak Valley boys defeated Messalonskee of Oakland 60-49 and the Panther girls upended the same Eagles 47-42, while the Oceanside boys earned a 50-48 win over Erskine Academy of South China and the Mariner girls were also victorious over the same Eagles 56-38. The Mustangs also picked up a 69-61 win over Boothbay Region.

Additionally, the Boothbay girls secured a 50-49 win over Waterville, with Boothbay’s Meghan Smith and Waterville’s Ashleigh Gagne nabbing player-of-game awards; the Lincoln Academy girls defeated Wiscasset 35-30, with Lincoln Academy’s Marissa Look and Wiscasset’s Kayla Connors earning player-of-game awards; and the Lincoln Academy boys bested Wiscasset 52-47, with Nic Phinney and Wiscasset’s Jason Weatherbee earning player-of-game honors.

The following is a recap of the five contests that included Midcoast squads:


Medomak Valley 60, Messalonskee 49 … The Panthers held off a late Eagle rally and prevailed by 11 points. Medomak Valley led 18-8, 35-20 and 50-33 at the quarter breaks.

Deering Genthner netted 12 points for the Panthers, while Alex Greenrose added 11; Tyler Isidro, 10; Zack Judkins, eight; Isaac Greenrose, six; Shane Osier, four; Boone Olson, three; Ryan Ripley and Russell Wood, both two; and Kazu Tibbetts and Jonathan Hendrickson-Belloguet, both one.

For Messalonskee, Aaron Gagne tallied nine points, while Elijah Steele added seven; Gage Landry, six; Reid Nutter, five; Jake Fenalson, Taylor Clark and Jordan Holmes, all four; Travis Stanley and Riley Wentworth, both three; and Luke Vigue and Carl Smith, both two.

The Panthers were 16-of-27 (59 percent) from the foul line and the Eagles 5-of-6 (83 percent).

Genthner and Gagne were players of the game for their respective squads.

Oceanside 50, Erskine Academy 48 … The Mariners rallied from eight points down in the final minute to pull out a two-point victory. Erskine Academy led 12-8 after the first quarter and 22-20 at halftime, while the game was knotted 33-33 after three quarters.

Shea Davenport netted 10 points for Oceanside, while Ben Wallace and Dave Harrison each added five; Matt Zable, Nick Judge, Alex Wallace and Raheem James, all four; Isaiah Stone-Patterson and Bronson Philbrick, both three; and Aaron Beal, Dylan Maloney and Sam Meklin, all two.

For Erskine Academy, Clyde Belanger and Schyler Scates each netted 10 points, while Tom Grady added nine and Jay Gartley five.

The Mariners were 7-of-15 (47 percent) from the foul line, while the Eagles were 14-of-19 (74 percent).

Zable and Scates were players of the game for their respective squads.

Mount View 69, Boothbay Region 61 … The Mustangs rallied from six points down after three quarters to outscore the Seahawks 19-5 in the final eight minutes to earn the win. Mount View led 20-19 after the first quarter and 31-29 at halftime, while Boothbay took a 56-50 lead after three quarters.

Craig Nealley poured in 22 points for the Mustangs, while Bobby Porter added 15; Jalen Babin, 12; Ryan St. Clair, seven; Steven Davis, six; Taylor Reynolds, five; and Chris Montminy, four.

For Boothbay, Ben Dickinson netted 21 points, while Lincoln Simmons added 10 and Evan Hepburn eight.

The ‘Stangs sank 16-of-27 (22 percent) free throws, while the Seahawks converted 11-of-18 (61 percent).

Nealley and Dickinson were players of the game for their respective squads.


Oceanside 56, Erskine Academy 38 … The Mariners fell behind early, but rallied and ran away with the game en route to an 18-point win. Oceanside trailed 10-9 after the first eight minutes, but took a 21-13 lead at the half and 37-26 after three quarters.

Jill Bradbury and Kennadi Grover each netted 10 points for the winners, while Emily Gould added eight; Casey Carroll, six; Emma Davis and Hannah Plourde, both five; Payton Billingsley, four; and Jen Denault, Phoebe Ferraiolo and Rachel Frye, all two.

Meryl Band and Bridget Humphrey both compiled eight points for Erskine Academy, while Alyssa Gartley added seven; Ashlee Crowlee-Smith, six; Hannah Bridges, five; and Amy Phillips, four.

The Mariners were 9-of-17 (53 percent) from the foul line, while the Eagles 11-of-13 (85 percent).

Davis was Oceanside’s player of the game.

Medomak Valley 47, Messalonskee 42 … The Panthers held the Eagles at bay throughout and came away with a five-point victory. Medomak Valley led 16-12, 27-24 and 35-32 at the quarter breaks.

Alanna Vose poured in 19 points for the Panthers, while Emily Leach added seven; Mallory Conary, six; Heidi Obuchon, Elise Wallace and Amanda Hendrickson-Belloguet, all four; and Mallory Robbins, three.

For the Eagles, Mary Badeen tallied 12 points, while Megan Pelletier added eight; Mikayla Turner, seven; Kassaundra Michaud, five; Sarah Grenier, four; Shelby Cutten, three; Emily York, two; and Nicole Collier, one.

The Panthers were 9-of-15 (60 percent) from the foul line and the Eagles 2-of-9 (22 percent).

Vose and Turner were players of the game for their respective squads.

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