The MDI Trojans Boys Basketball Team beat the Oceanside Mariners 62-48 Friday, December 15th in Rockland in a key early season game. MDI trailed by a single point twice before pulling away in the second half. The 2 teams will play again on Saturday, January 6th at 5 PM in Bar Harbor

MDI led 12-10 in the 1st Quarter. Andrew Phelps had 4 points, Finn McConomy, Derek Collin, Drew Shea and Owen Mild each scored 2 points for the Trojans. For Oceanside, Jack Lombardo had 5 points including a 3-pointer, Michael Norton Jr. coming off the bench had 4 points and Cooper Wirkala had 1 point.

In the 2nd Quarter, MDI put Oceanside to the free throw line 10 times, and the Mariners sank 7 of them, with Wirkala going 6-6 and scoring 9 points with a 3-pointer. Norton Jr. had 4 points, Jack Freeman had a 2-pointer and Leo Reid was 1-2 from the free throw line. For MDI Drew Shea had 6 points including a 3-pointer, and McConomy, Collin, Dane Vanzura, Eli Parady and Mild each had 2 points. Those were Parady's and Vanzura's first varsity points. At the Half, MDI led 28-27.

In the 3rd Quarter, MDI stopped fouling, and Oceanside only went to the line 5 times, going 3-5. Meanwhile MDI's defense clamped down, as the Trojans outscored the Mariners 11 to 5. Phelps had 3 points for MDI, with Brett Duley, Colby Lee, Collin and Mild each adding 2 points.  For Oceanside Norton Jr had 3 points and Amos Anderson was 1-2 from the free throw line.

In the 4th Quarter, MDI increased their lead to 14 points before Norton Jr. dunked and Wirkala had a 3-pointer, but the Trojans hit their free throws, going 11-14 in the 4th Quarter. For MDI Phelps had 8 points going 5-6 from the line. Mild had 5 points going 3-4 from the free throw line while McConomy was 4-4 from the free throw line. Duley, Lee and Collin each added a basket for the Trojans. For Oceanside, Wirkala had 2 3-points for 6 points, Norton Jr. had 4 points, Trevor Reed and Lomardo each had a 3-pointer. The Mariners were 0-1 from the free throw line.

MDI was led by Andrew Phelps with 15 points, Owen Mild had 11 points and Finn McConomy, Drew Shea and Derek Collin each had 8 points. The Trojans were 15-24 from the free throw line.

Oceanside was led by Cooper Wirkala and Michael Norton Jr. with 16 points each. The Mariners were 11-18 from the free throw line.

MDI now 2-0 is back in action Saturday night, December 16th at 7PM when they host Foxcroft Academy in a game that has been rescheduled from earlier this week.

Oceanside 1-1 will host Camden Hills on Tuesday December 19th at 6:30 PM.

Thanks to Walter Churchill for the photos!

Line Score

MDI Boys1216112362
Oceanside Boys101751648


Box Score


10Andrew Phelps155058315
12Finn McConomy11106828
20Brett Duley12200114
22Colby Lee12200024
24Alden Fournier10000000
30Nick Duley10000000
32Derek Collin155034513
34Dane Vanzura11100012
40Erik Merchant10000000
42Steven Pierce10000000
44Drew Shea13211248
50Eli Parady11100102
54Owen Mild13300046


1Trevor Reed11010143
3Brett Start10000010
5Silas Miller10000000
10Jack Lombardo13120038
11Cooper Wirkala130379416
12Amos Anderson10001221
13Dustin Cote10000000
14Cameron Kingsbury10000000
15Jack Freeman11010113
20Elliot Lucier10000000
21Michael Norton Jr.177023216
22Nathan Coombs10000000
23Leo Reid10001221
24Josh Peaco10000030
30Jaden Martin10000000


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