The MDI Boy's Basketball Team picked up a much needed win, in a nail-biter in East Machias on Thursday, February 1st, with the Trojans winning 46-45.

The Red Raiders jumped out to an early lead in the 1st Quarter but MDI tied the score late in the 1st Quarter and the game was tied 11-11 at the end of the 1st Quarter.

In the 2nd Quarter it was the James Witham-Clay Crosman show. Witham, the freshman from MDI drained 4 3-pointers to account for all of MDI's 12 points in the Quarter. Meanwhile, Crosman, the senior, playing his last regular season home game, had 6 points. MDI led 23-19 at the Half.

In the 3rd Quarter Cal Hodgon had 7 points and Spencer Laurendeau hit a huge 3-pointer. MDI led 36-30.

In the 4th Quarter Spencer Laurendeau stepped to the free throw line with MDI up by 1 point, 44-43 and calmly sank 2 free-throws to give MDI the 46-43 lead. Washington Academy had a chance to tie on a 3-pointer but they missed, with Donnie Marzoll putting the rebound in for a 2-pointer at the buzzer, as the Trojans won 46-45.

MDI was led by James Witham with 19 points and 5 3-pointers. Cal Hodgdon had 11 points with 2 3-pointers. Laurendeau had MDI's other 3-pointer. The Trojans were 4-6 from the free throw line.

Washington Academy was led by Clay Crosman with a game-high 26 points. Ben Griffen had 9 points. Donavan Marzoll, Griffen and Crosman each had a 3-pointer. The Red Raiders were 14-19 from the free throw line.

Washington Academy finishes the regular season with a 8-10 record and will be on the road for a prelim game.

MDI is 8-9 and will host Ellsworth on Senior Recognition Night on Wednesday, February 7th 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.

Check out the stats from the game

Line Score

MDI Boys1112131046
Washington Academy Boys118111545


Box Score


Spencer Laurendau6-134
James Witham1925--
Dylan Stoll0----
Cal Hodgdon112212
Jay Haney0----
Joey Wellman-Clouse0----
Lincoln Gray0----
Jacob Shields0----
Alex Yeadon0----
Jarron Biekert21---
Jameson Weir84---
Shane Lumbatis0----

Washington Academy

Clay Crosman2671911
Noah Faulkingham0----
Ben Hennessey0----
Parker Cates0----
Gabe Leighton0----
Harley Ingrish0----
Carter Wannemacher0----
Donavan Marzoll82112
Braedyn Thatcher0----
Max Cates2--22
Ben Griffen92124
Jayden Maher0----

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