The MDI Boys Basketball Team hasn't had much luck winning prelim games. As a matter of fact, they had lost the last 4 prelim games they played. But on Wednesday, February 12th, they rallied from 9 points down, to beat the Mt. View Mustangs 57-47 in Bar Harbor to advance to the Cross Insurance Center, where they will meet the top seeded Caribou Vikings on Saturday, February 15th at 3:30 p.m.

MDI trailed 15-8 at the end of the 1st Quarter. Declan Knowlton had 6 points for Mt. View. Draedyn Furrow had 5 points, Elijah Allen had a 3-pointer and Garrett Smith had 2 points. For MDI Jack DaCorte had a 3-pointer. Ethan Merchant and Nate Philbrook each were 2-2 from the free throw line and Charlie Parker was 1-2 from the free throw line.

Mt.View increased their lead at the half, as they outscored MDI 13-11 to take a 28-19 lead at the Half. Smith had 7 points for the Mustangs with a 3-pointer. Joe Grassi, Knowlton and Allen each had 2 points. For MDI DaCorte had  points with his 2nd 3-pointer. Porter Isaacs had 4 points. Nate Philbrook had 2 points.

MDI cut Mt.Views lead to 2 points 36-34 at the end of the 3rd Quarter, outscoring the Mustangs, 15-8. Isaacs, Philbrook and Brady Renault each had 4 points. Maddox Laurendeau was fouled shooting a 3-pointer and was 2-3 from the line. Ethan Merchant was 1-2 from the line. For the Mustangs Sean Raven had 4 points. Neal Kenny had a 3-pointer and Elijah Allen was 1-2 from the free throw line.

In the 4th Quarter, MDI outscored Mt.Vernon 23-11going 12-16 from the free throw line., Nate Philbrook and Jack DaCorte each had 8 points. Brady Renault had 4 points, Charlie Parker 2 points and Ethan Merchant 1 point. For Mt. View Garrett Smith had 6 points, Furrow 4 points and Elijah Allen 1 point.

MDI was led by Jack DaCorte and Nate Philbrook each of whom had 16 points. The Trojans were 23-34 from the free throw line

Mt.View was led by Garrett Smith with 15 points while Draedyn Furrows and Declan Knowlton each had 8 points  The Mustangs were 8-12 from the free throw line.

Mount View's season comes to an end, and they finish 9-10 on the year.

MDI, the 8th seed, are now 9-10 and will play the top-seeded Caribou Vikings on Saturday, February 15th from the Cross Insurance Center at 3:30 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.

Line Score

Mount View Boys151381147
MDI Boys 2019-20811152357

Box Score


4Brennan Grant10000003
11Draedyn Furrow18220441
12Garrett Smith115761011
13Joe Grassi12110000
14Declan Knowlton18440002
20Neal Kenney13101001
21Isaac Ellis10000000
22Elijah Allen17211253
23Tyler Russell10000000
24Sean Raven14110224
25Evander Gregor10000000
30Ryan Oliver10000000
32Theo Dodge10000000
35Kyle Ingraham10000000
50RJ Chadwick10000000


10Ethan Merchant14000460
12Brady Renault18330241
14Cadin Lunt10000022
20Maddox Laurendeau12000230
22Jack DaCorte116532464
24Erik Merchant10000000
30Charlie Parker13000343
34Nate Philbrook116550663
40Jeremy French10000000
42Grady Wellman-Webster10000000
44Will Hodgdon10000002
52Marshall Reiff10000000
54Porter Isaacs18330232




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