The MDI Girls Basketball Team advanced in the "Pod Playoffs" defeating Washington Academy 54-35  to advance to play at Hermon on Friday, March 5th at 6 p.m.

MDI-Washington Academy March 3, 2021 Photo Chris Popper

MDI jumped out to a 11-4 lead at the end of the 1st Quarter. Grace Witham had 4 points for DI while Elena Alderman, Emily Carter, and Leah Carroll each had 2 points while Mollie Gray was 1-2 from the free throw line. For Washington Academy Chloe Dinsmore had a 3-pointer and Raeanah Reynolds was 1-2 from the free throw line.

MDI increased their lead, outscoring the Raiders 15-9 in the 2nd Quarter to take a 26-13 lead at the Half. Leah Carroll had 9 points for MDI while Mollie Gray had 6 points.  Emma Griffin had 5 points for Washington Academy with a 3-pointer, while Lucy Kelton and Kelci Williams each had 2 points.

In the 3rd Quarter MDI outscored Washington Academy 16-14 to increase their lead to 42-27. Leah Carroll and Mollie Gray each had 4 points, while Elena Alderman, Grace Witham and Elizabeth had 2 points from the field and Oliva Gray was 2-2 from the free throw line. For W.A. Chloe Dinsmore, Kelton and Kelci Williams each had 4 points while Reynolds had 2 points.

In the 4th Quarter Olivia Gray had 4 points for MDI while Molly Ritter, Abbie Farley, Bella Brown and Elizabeth Jones each chipped in 2 points. For the Raiders Reynolds had 4 points while Kelton added 2 points and Isabella Crowley was 2-2 from the free throw line.

MDI was led by Leah Carroll with a game high 15 points while Mollie Gray had 11 points. The Trojans were 4-9 from the free throw line.

Washington Academy was led by Lucy Kelton with 8 points while Chloe Dinsmore and Raeanah Reynolds had 7 points.

The MDI-Hermon game on Friday, March 5th at 6 p.m. will be live streamed by 92.9 The Ticket and may be viewed HERE

Line Score

Washington Academy Girls4914835
MDI Girls1115161254

Box Score

Washington Academy

5Chloe Dinsmore17211224
10Mackenzie Cates10000001
11Rachel Vose10000000
12Marissa Wood10000000
13Addie Williams10000000
14Izzy Crowley12000220
15Emma Griffin15211001
20Sarah Moulton10000020
21Raeanah Reynolds17220341
23Lucy Kilton18440013
24Kelci Williams16330001
25Gabrielle Morang10000001
33Marissa Cates10000000
42Daniela Myers10000000


3Molly  Ritter12110000
5Taber Allen10000000
11Elena Alderman14220003
13Emily Carter12110000
15Grace Witham16330003
21Sophia Brophy10000001
23Leah Carroll115770122
25Abbie Farley12110001
31Olivia Gray16220223
33Ella Joyce10000000
35Mollie Gray111550151
41Bella Brown12110000
43Elizabeth Jones14220001