MDI Beats Bucksport 76 – 31
The MDI Trojans' Girls Basketball Team went to Ralph Jewett Gymnasium in Bucksport to play the Bucksport Golden Bucks and came away with a easy 76-31 victory, to improve to 3-0 on the young season.
MDI lead right from the opening tip, and it was 8-2 MDI after 2:54 gone in the 1st Quarter. Sarah Phelps hit a 3 with 2:16 left in the 1st Quarter and it was 11-2 MDI. At the end of the 1st Quarter MDI lead 21-7.
After Molly Carroll scored on a baseline drive and layup with 2:17 gone in the 2nd Quarter, MDI lead 30-13, and after Hannah Shaw scored on a layup MDI lead 34-13. At the end of the 1st Half, it was MDI 45 Bucksport 19.
Sarah Phelps hit another 3 in the 3rd with 1:20 gone and MDI had a 50-19 lead. It was 58-22 Trojans after Sara Norberg scored on a layup with 5:30 gone in the 3rd. After 3 Quarters, MDI had a 35 point lead 59-24.
In the 4th Quarter Bailey Burr hit two free throws and the lead was 61-24 with 15 seconds gone. Meaghan Catanese scored her first varsity point with 3:31 left in the 4th Quarter hitting one of two free throws and Sara Norberg drained a 3 with 5:50 gone in the 4th to give MDI a 73-29 lead.
In practices leading up to Thursday's game MDI had worked on their layups, devoting nearly 45 minutes to layup drills in Wednesday's practice according to Head Coach Brent Barker, and it certainly paid off, as MDI scored 36 points in the paint!
MDI improves to 3-0 and plays Foxcroft Academy next on Tuesday December 18th in a game that will be heard on AM 1370 WDEA. Bucksport falls to 0-2, and plays at George Stevens Academy Monday December 17th.