Crusaders Nip Trojans 45-41 [STATS]
The John Bapst Crusaders Boys Basketball Team went to Bar Harbor and came away with a 45-41 victory over the MDI Trojans Wednesday, February 3rd at Bernard Parady Gymnasium.
John Bapst jumped out to a 13-7 lead at the end of the 1st Quarter. Cayman Zephir hit 2 3-pointers for 6 points. Corey Butler added a 3-pointer and Jon Pangburn and Jordan Kimball each had 2 points for the Crusaders. For MDI Grady Wellman-Webster had a 3-pointer while Ethan Merchant and Henry Lester each chipped in 2 points.
MDI outscored John Bapst 5-4 in the 2nd Quarter t cut the lead to 17-12 at the end of the 1st Half. Wellman-Webster had 3 points for MDI while Kadin Reed added 2 points. For John Bapst Zephir and Jaeden Sockbeson each had a basket.
MDI took the lead in the 3rd Quarter, outscoring John Bapst 17-10 to take a 29-27 lead at the end of the 3rd Quarter. Brady Renault let the Trojans with 5 points including a 3-pointer. Spencer Laurendau had a 3-pointer and Ethan Merchant had 3 points. Maddox Laurendeau and Wellman-Webster each had 2 points and Walker St. Germain was 2-2 from the free throw line. For John Bapst Michael Shepherd and Caman Zephir each had a 3-pointer, while Jordan Kimball and Luke Norman each had a basket.
In the 4th Quarter, Shepherd hit 2 more 3-points for John Bapst. Zephir and Pangburn each had 4 points while Sockbeson and Patrick Raymond each chipped in with 2 points. For MDI Wellman-Webster had 4 points, Maddox Laurendau had a 3-pointer. and Kadin Reed had 3 points. Ethan Merchant was 2-3 from the free throw line.
John Bapst hit 7 3-pointers on the night with Michael Shepherd and Cayman Zephir each hitting 3, while Corey Butler had 1. Zephir had a game high 15 points while Shepherd finished with 9 points. The Crusaders were 2-6 from the free throw line, with Pangburn icing the game hitting 2 free throws with 1.8 seconds left.
MDI was led by Grady Wellman-Webster with 12 points while Ethan Merchant had 7 points. The Trojans were 7-15 from the free throw line.
MDI is back in action on Saturday, when they host Sumner at 4:30 p.m. That game will be broadcast on AM 1370 WDEA, on WDEA Internet Radio, on our free downloadable APP and on any Alexa enabled device. That game will also be streamed on the MDI NFHS page (subscription)
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