The MDI Girls Varsity Basketball Team opened the 2018-19 regular season with a 57-50 victory over the Old Town Coyotes at Bernard Parady Gymnasium in Bar Harbor on Friday, December 7th.

Old Town a much improved team showed they weren't to be taken lightly, as they didn't allow MDI many second opportunities at the basket, out rebounding the Trojans. At the end of the 1st Quarter the score was tied 8-8. In the 1st Quarter MDI was led by Julia Watras with 8 points and Maddy Candage with 2 points. For Old Town Olivia Albert had 4 points and Sydney Loring and Lexi Thibodeau each had a basket.

In the 2nd Quarter MDI outscored Old Town 17-10 to take a 25-18 lead at halftime. MDI started to find the range from beyond the 3 point arc, as Hannah Chamberlain hit back to back 3's for 6 points. Watras added a 3-pointer and Elizabeth Jones scored her first varsity points with a 2-pointer. MDI also had baskets from Lindsey McEachern, Rachelle Swanson and Candage. For Old Town Madelyn Emerson scored her 1st varsity points, scoring 5 points with a 3-pointer. Thibodeau had 4 points and Logan Gardner scored her 1st points, going 1-2 from the free throw line.

MDI increased their lead to 11 points at the end of the 3rd Quarter 42-31. Alexis Clarito drained 2 3-pointers, and Chamberlain added another for the Trojans. Candage and Watras each had 4 points in the 3rd Quarter.  For the Coyotes Hannah Richards and Claudia Damboise each had 4 points, Loring drained a 3-pointer and Tihibodeau had 2 points.

In the 4th Quarter MDI couldn't pull away, as the Coyotes chipped into the lead, but MDI never let them get closer than 5 points. Richards had 8 points for Old Town including a 3-pointer, while Emerson added 5 more points with another 3-pointer. Albert, Loring and Damboise each chipped in with a basket. For MDI Candage had 7 points, Chamberlain drained her 4th 3-pointer and was 1-2 from the free throw line and Watras added another basket. Rachelle Swanson iced the game in the final minute, going 2-2 from the free throw line.

MDI was led by Julia Watras and Maddy Candage each with 15 points, while Hannah Chamberlain had 13 points, with 4 3-pointers. The Trojans were 4-9 from the free throw line.

Old Town was led by Hannah Richards with 12 points, while Madelyn Emerson had 10 points. The Coyotes were 6-10 from the free throw line.

MDI 1-0 travels to Dover Foxcroft on Wednesday December 12th to play the Foxcroft Academy Ponies at 7PM. That game will be broadcast on AM 1370 WDEA, on WDEA Internet Radio, on our free downloadable APP and on any Alexa enabled device.

Old Town, 0-1, will host Ellsworth on Wednesday, December 12th at 7PM.

Thanks to Walter Churchill for the great photos.


Line Score

Box Score

Old Town Coyote Girls810131950
MDI Girls 2018-19817171557

Old Town

2Maddy Arsenault10000000
4Madelyn Emerson110422001
10Alivia  Coulombe10000001
12Hannah Richards112431352
14Jadeyn Cain10000000
20Amber Morgan10000000
22Lexi Thibodeau18330234
24Logan Gardner11000120
30Olivia Albert16330000
32Alexis Austin10000000
40Sydney Loring17321001
42Payton Cody10000000
52Claudia Damboise16330003


3Lindsey McEachern12110001
5Julia Watras115761031
13Leah Carroll10000000
13Julia Perconti10000000
15Alexis Clarito16202003
21Lexi Rich10000000
25Maddy Candage115770122
31Olivia Gray10000000
33Rachelle Swanson14110222
35Cassie Craig10000000
41Hannah Chamberlain113404120
43Elizabeth Jones12110000
45Zoe Parker10000000

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