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

MCI Girls10102527
MDI Girls14712942

Box Score


2Jillian Frost10000001
3Natalie Sites10000000
4Danielle Dow12110000
5Gracie Moore10000000
10Sydney Farrar117752112
12Sara Linkletter13110126
21Maddie Boutwell10000001
23Maria Reed10000000
25Katelyn French10000000
30Natalie Hodgins10000000
31Christa Carr11000122
32Leah Bussell14220004


3Lindsey McEachern10000000
5Julia Watras111440352
11Elena Alderman10000000
13Emily Carter10000000
15Alexis Clarito15101233
21Lexi Rich10000000
23Leah Carroll10000000
25Maddy Candage18440002
31Olivia Gray10000000
33Rachelle Swanson16220222
35Cassie Craig10000000
41Hannah Chamberlain112413140
43Elizabeth Jones10000000
45Zoe Parker10000000

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