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High school boys basketball

Brown delivers as Panthers pull away from pesky Mustangs

Trevor Brown pours in 29 points to help Medomak Valley set up third meeting with Camden Hills
By Mark Haskell | Mar 09, 2021
Photo by: Mark Haskell Medomak Valley's Garret Hutchins, right, and Parker Morrison, back, along with Mount View's Kyle Ingraham look for the ball on March 8 in high school boys basketball in Waldoboro. The host Panthers beat the Mustangs 64-47 in a playoff game.

Waldoboro — The top-seeded Medomak Valley boys basketball team, for three quarters, saw itself locked in a dogfight with No. 4 Mount View of Thorndike in the semifinal playoff round of the Kno-Wal-Lin (Knox-Waldo-Lincoln county) COVID Basketball Tournament on Monday, March 8.

But a late offensive surge for the Panthers — and the overall play of stalwart forward Trevor Brown — gave the hosts the boost needed to the tune of a 23-10 run over the final eight minutes en route to a 64-47 win over the Mustangs.

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With the high school court win, Medomak Valley (11-2) advances to the Kno-Wal-Lin championship game, where it will host No. 2 Camden Hills (10-2) on Thursday, March 11 at 7 p.m.

Mount View, which advanced to the semifinals after No. 5 Boothbay Region was forced to forfeit due to COVID-related issues, saw its season conclude at 9-5.

In the regular season, the Windjammers beat the Panthers twice — 72-44 and 53-49.

Additionally, Medomak Valley did not play the Mustangs twice during the pandemic-altered 2020-21 campaign.

In Monday's playoff clash, Medomak Valley led 13-6, 28-23 and 41-37 at the quarter breaks.

Brown was dominant on the night for the Panthers, as he poured in 29 points, while Patrick McKenney added 13; Parker Morrison, six; Jacob Craig, Jake Bickmore and Finn Parmley, four; and Garret Hutchins, two.

Declan Knowlton paced the Mustangs with 13 points, while Tyler Russell tallied 12; Draedyn Furrow, eight; Joe Grassi, seven; Noah Hurd, three; and I. Ellis, two.

Medomak Valley was 7-of-15 (47 percent) from the foul line, while Mount View was 4-of-11 (36 percent).

After Furrow scored back-to-back layups around a floater in the paint from McKenney, Bickmore canned a trey, followed by eight straight points from Brown to give Medomak Valley an early 13-4 advantage.

Midway through the second quarter, as the Panthers maintained that nine-point edge — this time at 24-15 after a long jumper by Brown — Russell drilled a three-pointer and a scrappy bucket on the baseline by Evensen saw the Mustangs down 24-20 with three minutes to play.

Craig gave the Panthers breathing room after an offensive putback, but a trey from Knowlton brought the ‘Stangs within 26-23.

Trailing by five points at halftime, Grassi ran the pick-and-roll with Russell to perfection and followed up with a three-point play to tie the game 28-28.

Parmley then scored four quick points for the hosts after a tough hoop in the paint and a baseline jumper.

But after Knowlton and Brown traded baskets, a Russell three-pointer and a layup from Furrow gave Mount View its first lead since 4-2 at 35-34.

The opponents traded leads over the following few possessions before hoops from Craig and Brown broke a 37-37 tie and gave the Panthers a four-point edge heading into the final stanza.

Those hoops keyed a 10-0 run into the fourth quarter for the hosts as Mount View got no closer than eight points the rest of the way.

Mount View at Medomak Valley boys basketball
Medomak Valley hosts Mount View on March 8 in high school boys basketball in Waldoboro. (Video by: Mark Haskell and Zack Miller)
Scene from Mount View at Medomak Valley on March 8 in high school boys basketball in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Mount View at Medomak Valley on March 8 in high school boys basketball in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Mount View at Medomak Valley on March 8 in high school boys basketball in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Mount View at Medomak Valley on March 8 in high school boys basketball in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Mount View at Medomak Valley on March 8 in high school boys basketball in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Mount View at Medomak Valley on March 8 in high school boys basketball in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Mount View at Medomak Valley on March 8 in high school boys basketball in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Mount View at Medomak Valley on March 8 in high school boys basketball in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Mount View at Medomak Valley on March 8 in high school boys basketball in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Mount View at Medomak Valley on March 8 in high school boys basketball in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Mount View at Medomak Valley on March 8 in high school boys basketball in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Mount View at Medomak Valley on March 8 in high school boys basketball in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Mount View at Medomak Valley on March 8 in high school boys basketball in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Mount View at Medomak Valley on March 8 in high school boys basketball in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Mount View at Medomak Valley on March 8 in high school boys basketball in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Mount View at Medomak Valley on March 8 in high school boys basketball in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Mount View at Medomak Valley on March 8 in high school boys basketball in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Mount View at Medomak Valley on March 8 in high school boys basketball in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Mount View at Medomak Valley on March 8 in high school boys basketball in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Mount View at Medomak Valley on March 8 in high school boys basketball in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Mount View at Medomak Valley on March 8 in high school boys basketball in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Mount View at Medomak Valley on March 8 in high school boys basketball in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Mount View at Medomak Valley on March 8 in high school boys basketball in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Mount View at Medomak Valley on March 8 in high school boys basketball in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Mount View at Medomak Valley on March 8 in high school boys basketball in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Mount View at Medomak Valley on March 8 in high school boys basketball in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Mount View at Medomak Valley on March 8 in high school boys basketball in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Mount View at Medomak Valley on March 8 in high school boys basketball in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Mount View at Medomak Valley on March 8 in high school boys basketball in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Mount View at Medomak Valley on March 8 in high school boys basketball in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Mount View at Medomak Valley on March 8 in high school boys basketball in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Mount View at Medomak Valley on March 8 in high school boys basketball in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Mount View at Medomak Valley on March 8 in high school boys basketball in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Mount View at Medomak Valley on March 8 in high school boys basketball in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Mount View at Medomak Valley on March 8 in high school boys basketball in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Mount View at Medomak Valley on March 8 in high school boys basketball in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Mount View at Medomak Valley on March 8 in high school boys basketball in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Mount View at Medomak Valley on March 8 in high school boys basketball in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Mount View at Medomak Valley on March 8 in high school boys basketball in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Mount View at Medomak Valley on March 8 in high school boys basketball in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Mount View at Medomak Valley on March 8 in high school boys basketball in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Mount View at Medomak Valley on March 8 in high school boys basketball in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Mount View at Medomak Valley on March 8 in high school boys basketball in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Mount View at Medomak Valley on March 8 in high school boys basketball in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Mount View at Medomak Valley on March 8 in high school boys basketball in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
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