Mount Desert Island vs Maranacook LIVE High School Boys Basketball Friday 2/16/2024

Mount Desert Island vs Maranacook LIVE High School Boys Basketball Friday 2/16/2024

The Mount Desert Island Trojans fought valiantly but ultimately fell short in their Class B playoff opener against the Maranacook Black Bears on Friday night. Despite entering the game as underdogs, the Trojans displayed grit and determination throughout, ultimately falling by a score of 62-54.

What it is: Varsity Boys Basketball
Matchup: Mount Desert Island Trojans vs Maranacook Black Bears
Game Type: Home playoff game
Bracket: 2024 MPA Boys’ Basketball Championships presented by Ware-Butler Building Supply – Class B
Time: Friday, Feb 16, 2024, 5:30 PM (Local Time)
Locations: Maranacook High School – Readfield, ME
Home Team: Maranacook Black Bears 15-3
Away Team: Mount Desert Island Trojans 9-10
Live Stream: Watch here

The Black Bears, boasting a dominant 15-3 record, established control early in the game. Their aggressive defense stifled the Trojans’ offense, forcing turnovers and contested shots. However, the Trojans refused to back down, showcasing their resilience with several key baskets throughout the first half.

Senior forward, Ben Morris, led the Trojans’ charge with a game-high 18 points, showcasing his ability to drive to the basket and create scoring opportunities. Junior guard, Alex Austin, chipped in with 12 points, including three clutch three-pointers that kept the Trojans within striking distance.

Despite their efforts, the Black Bears maintained their lead throughout the second half. Their size and athleticism proved too much for the Trojans to overcome, as they capitalized on second-chance opportunities and converted free throws down the stretch.

“We knew it would be a tough challenge coming in,” said Trojans coach, John MacDonald. “The boys played hard and never gave up, but Maranacook is a well-coached team with a lot of talent. We’re proud of the effort they showed tonight.”

While the loss ends the Trojans’ season, they can take away valuable lessons from their playoff experience. They battled through a challenging regular season and displayed their fighting spirit against a formidable opponent. This experience will undoubtedly serve them well as they prepare for next year, aiming to build upon the foundation they’ve laid.

The Black Bears, meanwhile, advance to the next round of the playoffs, where they will face off against the winner of the Bucksport and Washington Academy matchup.

James Cobb

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