Northern Maine Champs! [PHOTOS/VIDEO]
The MDI Girls Basketball Team are the Northern Maine Class B Champion for the 1st time since 2014, beating the previously undefeated Waterville Purple Panthers 44-35 at the Cross Insurance Center on Saturday, February 23rd. MDI will now play Gray New Gloucester on Saturday, March 2nd in Portland at 1PM for the State Championship.
MDI led 9-5 at the end of the 1st Quarter. Maddy Candage had 6 points for MDI while Alexis Clarito had a 3-pointer for 3 points. Waterville was led by Kali Thompson with 3 points while Paige St. Pierre had 2 points.
In the 2nd Quarter, MDI increased their lead to 5 at the half, outscoring Waterville 13-12 to take a 22-17 lead. Julia Watras had 5 points with a 3-pointer and Alexis Clarito had 5 points, with a 3-pointer. Hannah Chamberlain also had a 3-pointer, her 9th of the regional tournament. For Waterville Thompson had 4 points, Sadie Garling and Abigail Saucier each had a 3-pointer and Madeleine Martin had 2 points.
In the 3rd Quarter, MDI went on a 6-0 run before Waterville scored with 3:33 left in the Quarter. MDI increased their lead to 10 points, outscoring Waterville 13-8 to take a 35-25 lead. Hannah Chamberlain scored her 10th and 11th 3-pointer of the regional tournament to set the record for most 3-point field goals scored in the Class B North Girls Regional Tournament (the record was 10). Julia Watras also had 6 points and Maddy Candage 1 points. For Waterville Martin had 4 points, Thompson 3 points and Lindsay Given 1 point.
In the 4th Quarter Watras had 6 points, Candage 2 points and Rachelle Swanson was 1-2 from the free throw line for MDI. For Waterville Sadie Works had a 3-pointer, Thompson and Saucier 2 points each. Paige St. Pierre was 2-3 from the free throw line and Gabriella Maines was 1-2 from the line. St. Pierre and Jayda Murray each fouled out, with their 5th fouls each player control fouls.
MDI was led by Julia Watras with a game high 17 points while Maddy Candage and Hannah Chamberlain each had 9 points. MDI was 4-14 from the free throw line
Waterville was led by Kali Thompson with 12 points. The Purple Panthers were 6-14 from the free throw line.
Saturday March 2nd's Gold Ball Game will be broadcast on AM 1370 WDEA, on WDEA Internet Radio, on our free downloadable APP and on any Alexa enabled device.
More photos will be uploaded later Saturday night!
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