MDI Hits Free Throws, Beat Old Town [SCORES]
In a battle of two preseason favorites in Class B it was MDI sinking foul shots late to beat Old Town in their respective openers 72-58 at MacKenzie Gymnasium.The Trojans led by four points at the half and each spent the second half sharing the lead thanks to momentum changing runs.
After Old Town's Chad Bartlett received an ejection as a result of a double technical, MDI hit 4 of 6 free throws but it also sparked a 10-2 run by the Coyotes.
MDI would then turn the tables and use a 15-2 run at the end of the 3rd quarter that spanned into the 4th to take the lead for good. MDI outscored the Coyotes 27-14 in the final quarter with 18 of those points coming from the foul line. Russell Kropff led the Trojans with 23 points and went 10-12 on the line. Riley Swanson hit 3 3-pointers and finished with 14 points in the night.
Old Town was led by Andre Miller's 21 points while Kaleb Gifford added 12.
Below are other scores from Saturday's high school games.
- MDI 72 Old Town 58
- Ellsworth 63 Foxcroft 57
- Orono 53 Houlton 37
- Hermon 45 Presque Isle 39
- John Bapst 39 Caribou 30
- Schenck 50 P.C.H.S. 45
- Washington Acad. 64 Sumner 45
- Dexter 43 Bangor Christian 22
- Presque Isle 53 Hermon 32
- Calais 60 Ft. Kent 48
- John Bapst 74 Caribou 56
- Houlton 58 Orono 35