MDI Boys Double Up John Bapst
The MDI Boys Basketball Team beat John Bapst 68-34 Wednesday, January 2nd in a game played at Bernard Paradis Gymnasium in Bar Harbor. With the win, MDI improves to 4-2, while John Bapst falls to 1-5.
MDI was on the scoreboard first, when Adam Gray scored with 7:20 left and it was 2-0. With 5:33 left MDI’s Ben Walls stole the ball and made the lay-up and it was 4-2 Trojans. When Jon Phelps sank a 3 pointer with 2:52 left, the MDI lead was 7, as the score was 9-2. With 2:35 left, John Bapst’s Sam Brown hit a 3 pointer and the score was MDI 9 John Bapst 5. Jon Phelps sank two free throws for MDI with 1:11 left and the Trojans led 13-7. The 1st Quarter led with the Trojans on top 15-7.
In the 2nd Quarter, MDI committed their 7th team foul with 6:19 left, and John Bapst had the chance to make some free throws if they could hit their one and ones. Bapst’s Brown did just that with 5:56 left, going 2-2 from the free throw line, and the score was 19-11 MDI. With 1:38 left Abe Philbrook scored for MDI and the score was 21-13, and with 42 seconds left, Woofie Kaiser sank a basket, and MDI led 23-13. The 1st Half ended with the score MDI 23- John Bapst 15.
The 3rd Quarter started out well for John Bapst. With 7:45 left Adam Strang scored making the score 25-17, and Colby Kohn hit a 3 pointer with 5:55 left making the score 25-20. But that was the closest Bapst came. With 4:42 left MDI’s Colin Mooers made two baskets in less than 30 seconds and MDI led 29-20. With 2:55 left Walls hit a 3 pointer for MDI and the score 2as 32-22, and when Jon Phelps swished a 3 pointer with 1:55 left the score was 37-23. The 3rd Quarter ended with the score MDI 41 John Bapst 23.
The 4th Quarter belonged to the Trojans, as they outscored the Crusaders 27-11. With 7:25 left, Woofie Kaiser went 1-2 from the free throw line, and MDI led 42-23. Phelps went 2-2 from the charity stripe with 6:53 left and MDI led 44-23. With 5:30 left, Phelps stole the ball and made the lay-up and it was 48-26. With 4:59 MDI’s Keegan McKim made the lay-up, was fouled and sank the free throw, and the Trojans were up 51-30 and with 40 seconds left in the game, MDI’s Andrew Dalton scored, was fouled, and sank the free throw, and MDI was on top 66-32. The final score was MDI 68 John Bapst 34.
MDI scored 44 of their 66 points in the paint, and went 6-8 from the free throw line. John Bapst was 5-10 from the free throw line.
MDI next plays at Bucksport on Saturday January 5th in a game heard here on AM 1370 WDEA and around the world on WDEA Internet Radio with the pregame starting at 6:40 and tip-off at 7. John Bapst’s next game is Friday January 4th when they play the Orono Red Riots.
More Pictures of the game may be found here courtesy of Walter Churchill.
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