The MDI Boys Basketball Team ran past Presque Isle 92-61 in Presque Isle on New Year's Day in a game that was played in the 4th gear by both teams. MDI had 3 players in double figures and Grady Wellman-Webster scored his 1st varsity point with 1:37 left in the game going 1-2 from the free throw line

MDI jumped out to a 27-11 lead at the end of the 1st Quarter. Porter Isaacs dominated down low, scoring 11 points. Brady Renault had 6 points with a 3-pointer. Cadin Lunt, Jack DaCorte, Erik Merchant, Charlie Parker and Nate Philbrook all scored 2 points for the Trojans. For Presque Isle Caleb Wheaton had 5 points, Malachi Cummings 4 points, with a 3-pointer and Nathan Willett 2 points.

Presque Isle outscored MDI 22-19 in the 2nd Quarter, but MDI led 46-33 at the end of the 1st Half. For the Trojans, Isaacs had 5 more points, Jack DaCorte had 4 points and Renault was 3-4 from the free throw line for 3 points. Nate Philbrook had 3 points and Ethan Merchant and Will Hodgdon had 2 points each. For the Wildcats, Cummings had 10 points with 2 3-pointers. Wheaton had 5 points with a 3-pointer. Connor Rideout was 3-4 from the free throw line, Noah Flynn was 2-2 from the free throw line and Mason Fletcher had 2 points.

The pace quickened in the 3rd Quarter with MDI outscoring Presque Isle 25-15 to take a 71-48 lead. DaCorte had 9 points with a 3-pointer. Renault had 8 points and Ethan Merchant had 4 points while Charlie Parker added 2 points. For Presque Isle Cummings had 5 points with his 4th 3-pointer. Sam Beaulieu had 4 points, while Wheaton, Fletcher and Rideout each had 2 points.

In the 4th Quarter DaCorte had 9 points with his 2nd 3-pointer of the game to pace MDI. Porter Isaacs had 7 points. Charlie Parker was 2-4 from the free throw line. Will Hodgdon had 2 points and Wellman-Webster 1 point. For Presque Isle Willett and Rideout each had 4 points while Wheaton had 3 points and Xavier McAtee had 2 points.

MDI was paced by Jack DaCorte with 24 points while Porter Isaacs had 23 points and Brady Renault a career high 19 points. The Trojans were 17-22 from the free throw line

Presque Isle was led by Malachi Cummings wiht 19 points while Caleb Wheaton had 15 points. The Wildcats were 16-24 from the free throw line.

MDI now 3-4 will play at MCI in Pittsfield on Saturday, January 4th at 1 p.m. in a game that will be broadcast on AM 1370, on WDEA Internet Radio, on our free downloadable APP and on any Alexa enabled device.

Presque Isle, now 3-5 will play at Waterville on Saturday, January 4th at 4:30 p.m.

Line Score

MDI Boys2719252192
Presque Isle Boys1122151361

Box Score


10Ethan Merchant16330002
12Brady Renault119651681
14Cadin Lunt12110003
20Maddox Laurendeau10000001
22Jack DaCorte1241192004
24Erik Merchant12000222
30Charlie Parker16220241
34Nate Philbrook15220110
40Jeremy French10000000
42Grady Wellman-Webster13110121
44Will Hodgdon12110004
54Porter Isaacs123990554

Presque Isle

10Jude Mosher10000000
12Sam Beaulieu14220002
14Ben Ryan10000000
20Noah Yarems10000000
22Jacob Devine10000000
24Caleb Wheaton115431683
30Malachi Cummings119624353
32Noah Flynn12000221
34Mason Fletcher14220002
40Xavier McAtee12000222
42Nathan Willett16330001
44Connor Albertson10000000
52Connor Rideout19330372

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