The MDI Trojans used a suffocating pressure defense to beat the John Bapst Crusaders Monday night, in a game that had been postponed twice previously, at the Cross Insurance Center on January 22nd. The Trojans won 71-37.

MDI led 11-7 at the end of the 1st Quarter. Drew Shea had 4 point, Dane Vanzura, Derek Collin and Owen Mild each had 2 points and Eli Parady was 1-2 from the free throw line for MDI. For John Bapst, Nate Smith had a 3-pointer, and Nick Lakeman and James Butler had 2 points each.

In the 2nd Quarter MDI outscored John Bapst 22-10 to take a 33-17 lead at the end of the 1st Half. For MDI Drew Shea had 8 points, Finn McConomy had 6 points on 2 3-pointers. Colby Lee had 4 points and Owen Mild and Andrew Phelps had 2 points each. For the Crusaders Smith had 4 points with a 3-pointer. Kade McDonald had a 3-pointer, Alec Gagnon had 2 points and JJ Higgins was 1-2 from the free throw line.

In the 3rd Quarter MDI outscored John Bapst 25-7 to take a 58-24 lead. Shea, Lee and Collin had 5 points each for MDI with Lee sinking a 3-pointer. Phelps had 4 points, McConomy sank his 3rd 3-pointer, Brett Duley had 2 points and Dane Vanzura 1 point for MDI. For John Bapst Jagger Cummings had a 3-pointer and Lakeman and Nick Lander each had 2 points.

In the 4th Quarter Smith had 2 more 3-pointers to finish with 4 on the night for John Bapst. Lakeman had 4 points and Bulter 3 points. For MDI Brett Duley had 6 points with a 3-pointer, Alden Fournier, Erik Merchant and Owen Mild 2 points each and Nick Duley was 1-2 from the free throw line.

MDI was led by Drew Shea with a game high 17 points. Finn McConomy and Colby Lee each had 9 points. The Trojans were18-27 from the free throw line.

John Bapst was led by Nate Smith with 13 points and Nick Lakeman had 8 points. The Crusaders were 3-5 from the free throw line.

MDI is now 9-2 and plays host to Caribou on Friday, January 26th at 7:30 PM and Saturday January 27th at 2:30 PM. Both those game will be broadcast on AM 1370 WDEA, WDEA Internet Radio, on our free downloadable APP and on any Alexa enabled device

John Bapst 3-9 plays at Presque Isle, Tuesday, January 23rd at 6 PM.

Thanks to Walter Churchill for the photos!

Line Score

MDI Boys1122251371
John Bapst Crusaders Boys71071337


Box Score


10Andrew Phelps13300006
12Finn McConomy13030029
20Brett Duley13211218
22Colby Lee13212229
24Alden Fournier11100012
30Nick Duley10001201
32Derek Collin12203417
34Dane Vanzura11101213
40Erik Merchant10002202
42Steven Pierce10000000
44Drew Shea166056117
50Eli Parady10001421
54Owen Mild12202326

John Bapst

10Alec Gagnon11100012
12Noah Dube10000010
14JJ Higgins10001201
20Nick Lakeman14400028
24Kade McDonald11010053
30Nate Smith140411213
32Sean Joyce11010013
32Jagger Cummings10000000
34James Butler12201235
40Jacob Weymouth10000000
42Rhett McDonald10000000
50Ethan Newcomb10000040
52Nick Lander11100002
54Zac Lakeman10000000

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