The 2018-19 MDI Girls Basketball Team did something that no other Trojan team had done in 5 years, they advanced to the semifinals, erasing 4 years of frustration, beating the MCI Huskies 42-27 on Saturday, February 16th.

The Trojans jumped out to 14-10 lead at the end of the 1st Quarter. Julia Watras has 7 points, Maddy Candage 4 points and Hannah Chamberlain drained a 3-pointer.  For the Huskies Sydney Farrat had 7 points, Leah Bussell 2 points and Christa Carr was 1-2 from the free throw line.  MDI was 6-13 from the field shooting, while MCI was 4-8.

In the 2nd Quarter MCI cut the lead to 1 point, and MDI was up 21-20 at the end of the 1st Hlf. MDI was 9-24 shooting in the 1st Half, while the Huskies were 8-14. In the 2nd Quarter Farrar had 2 3's for 6 points and Sara Linkletter and Leah Bussell each had 2 points. For the Trojans Chamberlain had 5 points with a 3-pointer and Rachelle Swanson had 2 points.

In the 3rd Quarter MDI started on a 9-0 run, and outscored MCI 12-2 to take a 33-22 lead. Alexis Clarito hit a 3-pointer as time expired on an off-balanced shot for the Trojans. Chamberlain had 4 points with her 3rd 3-pointer of the night. Maddy Candage had 4 points and Julia Watras was 1-2 from the free throw line. Farrar scored MCI's lone points.

In the 4th Quarter Rachelle Swanson had 4 points, Julia Watras 3 points and Alexis Clarito 2 points for MDI. For the Huskies Danielle Dow and Sydney Farra each had 2 points while Sara Linkletter was 1-2 from the free throw line.

MDI was led by Hannah Chamberlain with 12 points and Julia Watras with 11 points. The Trojans were 8-14 from the free throw line.

MCI was led by Sydney Farrar with a game high 17 points. The Huskies were 3-5 from the free throw line

MDI now 17-2 on the season will play the defending Class B State Champions, Winslow Black Raiders in the semifinals on Wednesday night, February 20th at 8:35 PM. Winslow beat Old Town 39-26 Saturday afternoon in the Quarterfinals. Winslow knocked out MDI in the 1st round last year. The MDI-Winslow game will be broadcast on AM 1370 WDEA, on WDEA Internet Radio, on our free downloadable APP and on any Alexa enabled device

MCI ends the season with a 10-10 record.

Thanks to Walter Churchill for the photos.

Line Score

1 2 3 4 T
MCI Girls 10 10 2 5 27
MDI Girls 14 7 12 9 42

Box Score

MCI

# Name G PTS FGM 2PM 3PM FTM FTA PF
2 Jillian Frost 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
3 Natalie Sites 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Danielle Dow 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 0
5 Gracie Moore 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 Sydney Farrar 1 17 7 5 2 1 1 2
12 Sara Linkletter 1 3 1 1 0 1 2 6
21 Maddie Boutwell 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
23 Maria Reed 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
25 Katelyn French 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
30 Natalie Hodgins 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
31 Christa Carr 1 1 0 0 0 1 2 2
32 Leah Bussell 1 4 2 2 0 0 0 4
TOTALS 1 27 11 9 2 3 5 16

MDI

# Name G PTS FGM 2PM 3PM FTM FTA PF
3 Lindsey McEachern 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 Julia Watras 1 11 4 4 0 3 5 2
11 Elena Alderman 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 Emily Carter 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 Alexis Clarito 1 5 1 0 1 2 3 3
21 Lexi Rich 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
23 Leah Carroll 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
25 Maddy Candage 1 8 4 4 0 0 0 2
31 Olivia Gray 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
33 Rachelle Swanson 1 6 2 2 0 2 2 2
35 Cassie Craig 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
41 Hannah Chamberlain 1 12 4 1 3 1 4 0
43 Elizabeth Jones 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
45 Zoe Parker 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTALS 1 42 15 11 4 8 14 9