MDI Girls Beat Bucksport
The MDI Girls Basketball Team last home game was Tuesday, December 11 and the Trojans had played 5 consecutive games on the road, including a weekend trip to Aroostook County. They were ready for a home game, and anxious to show the home crowd at Bernard Paradis Gymnasium in Bar Harbor their best, and they did exactly that, beating the Bucksport Golden Bucks on Friday, January 4th 69-32.
Hannah Shaw got MDI off to a quick start, scoring two baskets in less than 15 seconds, and with 6:58 left in the 1st Quarter, MDI led 4-2. With 6:07 left, Bucksport's Brianna Bires went 2-2 from the free throw line, and MDI led 4-2. With 5:32 left MDI's Emily Lewis accepted a beautiful wrap around pass from Sarah Phelps, and MDI led 8-2. With 5:19 left, Hannah Shaw scored again, and Hannah Shaw scored her 9th point, and MDI led 11-2. With 3:43 left, Sierra Myrick drained a 3 pointer. With 3:43 left MDI's Sierra Myrick stole the ball and scored with a lay-up making the score 15-2. With 3:19 MDI's Sara Norberg who had just checked in, caught a pass, squared up and drained a 3 and MDI had a 16 point lead, with the score 18-2. MDI's Bailey Burr stole the ball and completed the lay-up with 1:07 left and it was all Trojans 24-4. With 45 seconds left in the Quarter, Bucksport's Jen Pye hit a three and the score was 24-7. The 1st Quarter ended with MDI up 26-7.
The 2nd Quarter continued to go well for the MDI Trojans while Bucksport was plagued by turnovers. With 4:38 left in the 2nd MDI's Shelby O'Neil scored on a lay-up and the score was 33-9 MDI. With 2:19 left, Sierra Myrick drained a 3 pointer for MDI and the score was 38-12. The 1st Half ended, with MDI leading Bucksport by a score of 42-14.
With 5:49 left in the 3rd Quarter, Bucksport's Sam Boothby went 1-2 from the free throw line and MDI led 46-17. Sara Phelps hit a 3 pointer for MDI with 3:28 left and MDI's lead was 51-17. The 3rd Quarter ended with MDI up 55-21.
In the 4th Quarter, MDI's Bailey Burr went 1-2 from the free throw line with 7:37 left and the Trojans were up 56-21. Bucksport's Deb Wight hit a 3 pointer with 7:20 left and the lead was 56-24 Trojans. With 5:52 left, Hannah Shaw scored and hit the free throw after being fouled and MDI led 61-24. Hannah Shaw had 20 points. Shaw stole the ball and completed the lay-up and MDI led 65-24 with 3:57 left in the game. Bucksport's Kim Nason scored with 1:42 left and the lead was 65-29 Trojans. With 1:10 left in the game, MDI's Meghan Catanese scored her first two varsity points and the Trojans led 69-31. The final score was MDI 69- Bucksport 32.
MDI scored 42 of their 69 points in the paint. MDI was led by Hannah Shaw with 22 points, and Bucksport was paced by Jen Pye with 8 points. MDI improved to 7-1 on the season, while Bucksport fell to 1-7. Bucksport's next game is Tuesday, January 8th when they travel to East Corinth to play Central. MDI's next game is Tuesday, when they travel to Hermon to play the Hermon Hawks.
More photos may be seen here. All photos courtesy of Walter Churchill.