Friday night, January 24th was a tale of 2 halves, as the MDI Trojans Boys Basketball Team fell to Presque Isle 58-56 at Bernard Parady Gymnasium in Bar Harbor. MDI led comfortably by 10 points at the end of the 1st Half, 34-24 before Presque Isle outscored them 34-22 in the 2nd Half, including 16-9 in the 4th Quarter.

MDI jumped out to a 17-13 1st Quarter lead. Porter Isaacs was a force in the paint, scoring 6 points. Jack DaCorte had 4 points, Cadin Lunt had a 3-pointer and Brady Renault and Ethan Merchant each had 2 points. For Presque Isle, Malachi Cummings had a 3-pointer, Xavier McAtee had 4 points, Caleb Wheaton 4 points and Connor Rideout 2 points.

In the 2nd Quarter, MDI increased their lead to 10 points, outscoring the Wildcats 17-11 to take a 34-24 lead at the end of the 1st Half. Nate Philbrook had 6 points for MDI. Cadin Lunt had 4 points and Porter Isaacs and Will Hodgon 2 points each. For Presque Isle Xavier McAtee had 5 points with a 3-pointer. Caleb Wheaton had a 3-pointer and Noah Flynn 2 points. Nathan Willett was 1-2 from the free throw line.

In the 3rd Quarter MDI led by as much as 14 before Presque Isle outscored them 18-13 to cut the lead to 5, 47-42 at the end of the 3rd Quarter. For Presque Isle Cumming had 7 points including a 3-pointer. Wheaton had 5 points, Connor Albertson 4 points and Mason Fletcher 2 points. For MDI Isaacs and Ethan Merchant each had 4 points. Brady Renault was 4-4 from the free throw line for 4 points and Nate Philbrook was 1-2 from the charity stripe for 1 point.

In the 4th Quarter the Wildcats came out blazing. Wheaton had 8 points including 2 3-pointers. Cimmings had 5 points, going 3-5 from the free throw line. McAtee had 2 points and Willett was 1-2 from the line. For MDI DaCorte had 5 points, and Isaacs and Renault 2 points each.

MDI was led by Porter Isaacs with 14 points. Jack DaCorte had 9 points. MDI was 12-15 from the free throw line.

Presque Isle had 3 players in double figures. Caleb Wheaton had a game high 20 points. Malachi Cummings had 15 points and Xavier McAtee 11 points. The Wildcats were 10-19 from the free throw line.

MDI is now 6-8 and will play host to Caribou on Saturday, January 25th at 2:30 in a game that will be broadcast on AM 1370 WDEA, on WDEA Internet Radio, on our free downloadable APP and on any Alexa enabled device.

Presque Isle, now 6-8 will play at Ellsworth on Saturday, January 25th at 2:30 p.m.

Thanks to Walter Churchill for the photos.
Line Score
Presque Isle Boys1311181658
MDI Boys171713956
Box Score
Presque Isle
10Jude Mosher10000000
12Sam Beaulieu10000002
14Ben Ryan10000000
20Noah Yarems10000000
22Jacob Devine10000000
24Caleb Wheaton120853123
30Malachi Cummings1154225113
32Noah Flynn12110000
34Mason Fletcher12110001
40Xavier McAtee111431220
42Nathan Willett12000242
44Connor Albertson14220003
52Connor Rideout12110000
10Ethan Merchant16330003
12Brady Renault18110662
14Cadin Lunt17321000
20Maddox Laurendeau13101001
22Jack DaCorte19440123
24Erik Merchant10000001
30Charlie Parker10000001
34Nate Philbrook17220342
40Jeremy French10000000
42Grady Wellman-Webster10000000
44Will Hodgdon12110002
54Porter Isaacs114660231

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