High school boys and girls basketball

Panther girls prowl to Gold Rush Invitational title

Medomak Valley varsity, Belfast jayvee boys also participate in Dec. 26-27 event
By Staff | Dec 28, 2017

Augusta — While the Medomak Valley girls have plenty of blue in their jerseys, there also is a fair amount of gold — which the Panthers also displayed with a newly-won trophy — at the conclusion of the Gold Rush Invitational high school exhibition tournament, played Tuesday and Wednesday, Dec. 26-27 at the Augusta Civic Center.

The Panthers finished 2-0 in the six-team tournament and claimed the Northern title with a 57-43 win over Madison in the finals.

Medomak Valley also previously posted a 61-22 win over Maranacook of Readfield to advance to the finals. Mount Ararat of Topsham, Winthrop and Mountain Valley of Rumford also participated in the tournament.

The Panther boys also competed in the event and finished 1-1 as they defeated the Belfast junior varsity before they fell to Oxford Hills of South Paris. Messalonskee of Oakland, Winthrop and Maranacook of Readfield also participated in the tournament.

There also was a southern bracket for boys and girls, with separate champions for those divisions.

The boys games were Tuesday and girls contests Wednesday.

The following is a recap of reported results for participating Midcoast squads:

Girls basketball

Medomak Valley 57, Madison 43

At Augusta Dec. 27, the Panthers prowled past the Bulldogs and onto the Gold Rush tourney title. Madison led 13-12 after the first quarter and 25-23 at halftime, while Medomak Valley went on the offensive in the second half to take a 41-34 advantage after three quarters.

Gabby DePatsy led the Panthers with a 16-point, 12-rebound performance, while Sadie Cohen added 11 points; Lydia Simmons, 10; Maddy White, six; Abby Lash, four; Hallie Kunesh and Kayla Donlin, three; and Aubrey Schaeffer and Paige Powell, two. Cohen also chipped in seven rebounds, five assists and three steals in the victory.

Medomak Valley was 11-of-17 (65 percent) from the free-throw line, while Madison was 10-of-19 (53 percent).

The individual scoring information for the Bulldogs was unavailable.

Medomak Valley 61, Maranacook 22

At Augusta Dec. 27, the Panthers outscored the Black Bears 23-3 in the second quarter and also went on a key third-quarter run en route to a lopsided win over Maranacook. Medomak Valley led 8-7, 31-10 and 48-13 after three quarters.

DePatsy and Lash scored 13 points in a balanced scoring attack for the Panthers, while Cohen added 10; Maddy White, six; Schaeffer, Kunesh and Talia Willis, four; Cheyenne Nash, three; and Simmons and Powell, two. Lash also ripped down 10 rebounds in the win for Medomak Valley.

The Panthers were 9-of-15 (60 percent) from the foul line, while the Black Bears were 12-of-28 (43 percent).

The individual scoring information for Maranacook was unavailable.

Boys basketball

Oxford Hills 59, Medomak Valley 53

At Augusta Dec. 26, the Vikings outlasted the Panthers by a six-point margin. Oxford Hills led 14-7 after the first quarter, while Medomak Valley led 27-23 at halftime and 45-35 after three quarters.

Brent Stewart paced the Panthers with 17 points, while Gabe Allaire added 10; Chris Bowman, six; Alec Coughlin, five; Josh Goldrup, Nathan Emerson and Ethan Spear, four; and Jordan Powell, three.

Spencer Strong keyed the Vikings with 19 points, while Colton Carson added 10; Christopher St. Pierre, eight; Garrett Record, seven; Atreyu Keniston and William Dieterich, five; Hunter LaBossiere, three; and Janek Lukska, two.

Medomak Valley was 12-of-21 (57 percent) from the foul line, while Oxford Hills was 12-of-20 (60 percent).

Medomak Valley 91, Belfast junior varsity 32

At Augusta Dec. 26, the Panthers prowled past the junior varsity Lions. Medomak Valley led 26-2, 42-14 and 69-26 at the quarter breaks.

Powell led the balanced Medomak Valley scoring attack with 12 points, while Zach Starr and Allaire added 11; Spear, 10; Ethan Reed, nine; Emerson, eight; Stewart, seven; Coughlin, six; Alex Clevette, Bowman and Goldrup, four; Carson Murphy, three; and Kevin White, two.

Dakoda Doolan scored 14 points for Belfast, while Will Perry added eight; Tanner Veilleux, five; Tommy Walker, three; and Chase Sanders, two.

The Panthers finished 6-of-15 (40 percent) from the foul line, while the Lions were 8-of-14 (57 percent).

Courier Publications' sports staff can be reached by email at sports@villagesoup.com or by phone at 594-4401.

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