The MDI Trojans Boys Basketball Team opened up their defense of their Gold Ball in style, defeating the Washington Academy Raiders 79-38 on Saturday morning, February 17th.  The Trojans, the 2nd seed, took the lead with 2:40 remaining in the 1st Quarter, 13-10, and never looked back.

In fact, the Trojans ended the 1st quarter on a 13-0 run, to take a 20-10 lead. Finn McConomy drained 3 3-pointers for 9 points to lead MDI in the 1st Quarter. Derek Collin had 6 points, and Andrew Phelps had 5 points with a 3-pointer. For Washington Academy Brandon Allard had 5 points with a 3-pointer, Jim Lin had a 3-pointer and Milan Filipovich had 2 points.

In the 2nd Quarter MDI outscored Washington Academy 21-9 to take a 41-19 lead at the end of the 1st Half. The Trojans shot a blistering 71 percent from the field in the 1st Half. Alden Fournier had 5 points, Phelps had 5 points with his 2nd 3-pointer, McConomy hit his 4th 3-pointer of the game and Derek Collin, Andrew Shea, Eli Parady and Owen Mild each had 2 points for the Trojans. For Washington Academy Kyle Case had 4 points, Allard and Filipovich 2 points each and Jim Lin was 1-2 from the free throw line.

MDI led 62-30 after the 3rd Quarter. Collin had 6 points, Phelps 5 points with his 3rd 3-pointer, Colby Lee had a 3-pointer, Mild 3 points and Brett Duley and Drew Shea chipped in with 2 points each. For Washington Academy Filipovich had 5 points, Lin 3 points, Donald Soctomah 2 points and Allard 1 point.

In the 4th Quarter Shea and Phelps had 4 points each, Erik Merchant hit a 3-pointer, and Duley. Parady and Mild each had 2 points for MDI. For Washington Academy Micah Vose and Soctomah each had 3 points and Tihomir Babic had 2 points.

MDI was led by Andrew Phelps with a game high 19 points. Derek Collin had 13 points and Finn McConomy had 12 points. The Trojans were 12-19 from the free throw line.

Washington Academy was led by Milan Filipovich with 9 points and Brandon Allard had 8 points. The Raiders were 6-9 from the free throw line.

MDI, now 14-5 will play Presque Isle, the 3rd seed on Wednesday night, February 21st in the Class B North Semifinals with the tipoff at 7:05. Our pregame will begin at 6:45 PM. You can hear the game on  AM 1370 WDEA, WDEA Internet Radio, on our free downloadable APP and on any Alexa enabled device

Washington Academy ends their season with a 13-6 record.

Line Score

Washington Academy Raiders Boys10911838
MDI Boys2021211779


Box Score

Washington Academy

10Ching Jim Lin12112317
12Ryan Easton10000000
20Micah Vose10000010
21Kyle Case13301147
23Nevin Rhodes10000010
25Donald Soctomah12201215
30Tihomir Babic11100012
32Nathan Lund10000000
33Joe Bragg10000000
35Brandon Allard13211208
40Daniel Agyemang10000000
42Jeff Graham10000000
44Milan Filipovich14401129
50Marek Veal10000000


10Andrew Phelps174323019
12Finn McConomy140400112
20Brett Duley11102314
22Colby Lee11010023
24Alden Fournier12201225
30Nick Duley10000000
32Derek Collin155045114
34Dane Vanzura10000000
40Erik Merchant11010003
42Steven Pierce10000000
44Drew Shea14400118
50Eli Parady12200004
54Owen Mild12203527

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