The MDI Boys Basketball Team fell to the Hermon Hawks 44-31 at Bernard Parady Gymnasium in Bar Harbor on Tuesday, January 7th.

MDI jumped out to a 7-5 lead at the end of the 1st Quarter. Ethan Merchant had a 3-pointer for MDI and Nate Philbrook and Will Hodgdon each had 2 points. For Hermon Jaeden Henderson and Zac Tubbs each had 2 points while Isaac Varney was 1-2 from the free throw line.

In the 2nd Quarter Hermon outscored MDI 13-10 to take a 18-17 lead at the end of the 1st Half. Varney had 8 points for the Hawks. Wyatt Gogan had 5 points for Hermon with a 3-pointer. For MDI Ethan Merchant had 4 points while Brady Renault, Nate Philbrook and Porter Isaacs each had 2 points.

In the 3rd Quarter Hermon extended their lead 30-23 outscoring MDI 12-6. For Hermon Varney had 4 points and Gogan and Eli Reed each had a 3 pointer while Isaac Parent had 2 points. For MDI Renault, Cadin Lunt and Isaacs each had 2 points.

Int he 4th Quarter Varney led all scorers with 10 points, while Reed hit his 2nd 3-pointer for Hermon and Gogan had 2 points. For MDI Isaacs had 3 points while Ethan Merchant and Cadin Lunt had 2 points and Brady Renault was 1-2 from the free throw line.

MDI was led by Ethan Merchant with 9 points while Porter Isaacs had 7 points. MDI was 4-10 from the free throw line.

Hermon was led by Isaac Varney with a game high 22 points. Wyatt Gogan had 10 points. Hermon was 10-24 from the free throw line

MDI is now 4-5 and will play at the Cross Insurance Center on Thursday, January 9th against John Bapst at 7 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.

Hermon is 8-1 and plays host to Old Town on Thursday January 9th at 7 p.m.

Thanks to Walter Churchill for the photos.

Line Score

Hermon  Boys513121444
MDI Boys7106831

Box Score


4Jakob Davis10000000
10Xavier Jelks10000000
20Trevor Smith10000000
22Jaeden Henderson12110001
23Wyatt Gogan110422060
24Clark Pelletier10000000
30Isaac Varney12266010121
32Isaac Parent12110000
33Trey Brown10000000
34Noah Miles10000000
42Ethan Hallett10000000
44Eli Reed16202062
50Jaykob Dow10000000
54Zach Tubbs12110003


10Ethan Merchant19431023
12Brady Renault15220121
14Cadin Lunt14110222
20Maddox Laurendeau10000001
22Jack DaCorte10000000
24Erik Merchant10000002
30Charlie Parker10000000
34Nate Philbrook14220005
40Jeremy French10000000
42Grady Wellman-Webster10000000
44Will Hodgdon12110002
54Porter Isaacs17330142

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