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Clutch Foul Shooting Propels MDI Boys to Finals

Courtesy Walter Churchill

The MDI Boys entered yesterday’s Eastern Maine Class B semifinal having split the series with the Presque Isle Wildcats. Both teams had fought each other hard in the previous games, with the home team winning each contest. There wasn’t much that was unknown, except for the fact that MDI had ice running through their veins when it came to taking and making free throws!

During Friday night’s quarterfinal victory over Winslow, MDI went 10-21 from the free throw line. Last night, they went 23-28, shooting 82.14% including going 14-18 in the final quarter, to beat Presque Isle 51-40. MDI’s Keegan McKim and Colin Mooers each ended up 8-8 from the free throw line to pace MDI’s free throw shooting.

MDI led 13-12 after the 1st Quarter. Adam Gray and Jon Phelps each had 4 points in the quarter for the Trojans, while Corey Willette and Brad Shields each had 4 for the Wildcats.

In the 2nd Quarter, Presque Isle outscored MDI 11-6, as Michael Boone, Jacob Williams and Cody Lyford each drained 3 pointers.

In the 3rd Quarter, MDI outscored Presque Ilse 12 -6. MDI ‘s Adam Gray and Ben Walls each scored 6 points in the quarter, as the Trojans allowed Presque Isle just 3 field goals in the quarter.

In the 4th Quarter, it was MDI outscoring Presque Isle 20-11, with 14 of MDI’s points coming from the free throw line.

MDI was led by a trio with 10 points, Keegan McKim, Ben Walls and Adam Gray, while Presque Isle was led by Bradley Shields with 10 points.

MDI will now play Medomak Valley, the number 1 seed in the Eastern Maine Finals, Saturday,. February 23rd at 3:45 at the Bangor Auditorium. MDI lost in the finals last year to Gardiner. Saturday’s game will be heard on WDEA AM 1370 and also around the world on WDEA Internet Radio.

Box Score

1

2

3

4

T

MDI Trojans (Boys)

13

6

12

20

51

Presque Isle Boys

12

11

6

11

40

MDI

# Name G FGM 2PM 3PM FTM FTA PF PTS
10 Jon Phelps 1 1 1 0 4 4 0 6
12 Keegan McKim 1 1 1 0 8 8 0 10
14 Chris Clemens 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
20 Abe Philbrook 1 3 3 0 1 2 1 7
22 Colin Mooers 1 0 0 0 8 8 1 8
24 Adam Olearcek 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
30 Stephen Hanscom 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
32 Andrew Dalton 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
34 Ben Walls 1 4 4 0 2 4 4 10
40 Chris “Woofie” Kaiser 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
44 Isaac Wallace 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
50 Adam Gray 1 5 5 0 0 2 1 10
52 Andrew Davis 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
TOTALS 1 14 14 0 23 29 9 51

Presque Isle

# Name G FGM 2PM 3PM FTM FTA PF PTS
10 Ben Nickerson 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
12 Aaron Kofstad 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 Jonah Stephenson 1 1 0 1 2 2 3 5
20 Chase Norton 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
24 Michael Boone 1 2 1 1 0 0 1 5
30 Karaon Eaton 1 1 1 0 0 0 2 2
32 Jacob Williams 1 1 0 1 0 1 1 3
34 Cody Lyford 1 3 2 1 2 3 0 9
40 Corey Willette 1 1 1 0 2 2 1 4
42 Tyler Brooks 1 2 2 0 0 0 5 4
44 Carter McLaughlin 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
50 Drew Bates 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
52 Bradley Shields 1 4 4 0 0 0 2 8
TOTALS 1 15 11 4 6 8 18 40

MDI led

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