The John Bapst Crusaders were too much for the MDI Trojans on Saturday afternoon, January 20th at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor, hitting 5 3-pointers in the 1st Quarter and beat MDI 66-48, after both teams had lost on Friday night.

In the 1st Quarter, John Bapst jumped out to a 22-12 lead, thanks to 7 points from Crystal Bell, 6 points each from Gracie Phillippon and Abbey Lagasse and 3 points from Caleigh Lebel. Legasse had 2 3-pointers and Phillippon, Lebel and Bell each had 1 3-pointer. MDI received 6 points from Maddy Candage, 4 points from Emily Banks and 2 points from Julia Watras.

It was 32-21 at the end of the 1st Half. In the 2nd Quarter, Watras had 5 points for MDI and Banks and Alexis Clarito each chipped in with 2 points. For the Crusaders Phillippon had 7 points with another 3-pointer, Sydney Ellis had 2 points and Lebel was 1-2 from the free throw line.

In the 3rd Quarter John Bapst extended their lead to 15 points, 49-34. Lebel had 8 points for John Bapst with a 3-pointer, Phillippon 4 points, Tia Zephyr had 3 points, and Legasse and Bell each went 1-2 from the free throw line. For MDI Rachelle Swanson and Hannah Chamberlain hit 3-pointers, Banks had 3 points, and Candage and Watras had 2 points.

In the 4th Quarter, MDI could never cut the deficit to below 10 points. Watras, Banks and Maddy Good each had 4 points for MDI with Swanson adding 2 points. For John Bapst Phillippon and Zephyr each had 5 points, with Phillippon hitting her third 3-pointer of the game. Lebel had 4 points, Emily Mook had 2 points and Bell 1 point.

MDI was led by Julia Watras and Emily Banks with 13 points each. The Trojans were 10-13 from the free throw line.

John Bapst was led by Gracie Phillippon with a game high 22 points and Caleigh Lebel had 16 points. The Crusaders were 14-23 from the free throw line.

MDI now 8-3 plays host to Old Town on Monday, January 22nd at 7 PM.

John Bapst, now 10-1 plays at Presque Isle on Tuesday, January 23rd at 4:30 PM.

Thanks to Walter Churchill for the photos

Line Score

MDI Girls129131448
John Bapst Crusaders Girls2210171766


Box Score


3Lindsey McEachern10000010
5Julia Watras155034413
11Lily Cook10000000
13Emily Banks155033413
15Alexis Clarito11100022
21Maddy Good11102234
23Julia Link10000000
25Maddy Candage14400028
33Rachelle Swanson12110025
35Cassie Craig10000000
41Hannah Chamberlain11010013
43Alahna Mild10000000

John Bapst

4Emiliee Soucie10000000
5Courtney Luttrell10000000
10Gracie Philippon185334222
12Brooke Springer10000000
14Tia Zephyr12204718
20Tiana Cyr10000010
22Sydney Ellis11100002
23Abbey Legasse12021317
24Jayda Smith10000000
30Olivia Harriman10000000
32Caleigh Lebel153245316
33Emily Mock11100002
34Lacey Scanlon10000000
40Crystal Bell13212419
44Adelaide Valley10000000

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