Camden Hills settles for split with Nokomis in home court casesCoach Hart earns 470th career win; Windjammer girls fall short
Rockport — After nearly two weeks on the sideline, the Camden Hills boys and girls basketball squads got back in the game on Friday night, Dec. 27, and the Windjammers realized positive and negative results against visiting Nokomis of Newport.
The Windjammers boys continued to roll with a 90-56 victory over the Warriors. However, the Windjammer girls were not as fortunate, falling 65-43 to the Warriors in a varsity hoop doubleheader.
Camden Hills took the court to play games for the first time since Dec. 14, nearly two weeks ago, in victories over Mount View of Thorndike.
The Windjammers grabbed control early, to the tune of a 25-6 run in the first quarter, which effectively decided the matter. Camden Hills led 49-33 at halftime and 73-46 after three stanzas.
Keying Camden Hills were Chandler Crans with 21 points; Colin Morse, 20; Andrew Hall, 15; Terron Bailey, seven; Jayson Kuhn and Josiah Krul, both six; John Hall and Connor Graffam, both four; Merrill Hall, three; and Field Leonard and Dalton Oakes, both two. Crans netted nine free throws and Krul six to pace the winners.
John Hall also had eight rebounds and three blocked shots, while Morse and Merrill Hall both finished with four assists.
For Nokomis, Andrew Cartwright tallied 20 points; Devan Haas, 17; Jacob Winslow, 10; Sam Brown, seven; and Nathan Buck, two.
The win was the 470th of Windjammer coach Jeff Hart's illustrious career. He has a 470-160 career mark, with numerous league, regional and state championships to his credit.
In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class B, Camden Hills (5-1, 11.9136 points) is third. Oceanside of Rockland/Thomaston (6-1, 14.8457 points) is first in the 19-team region. The top 13 teams qualify for the playoffs.
More consistent scoring early in the game followed by a high-scoring second half led the visiting Warriors to the relatively easy victory.
Nokomis led 13-10, 23-17 and 46-34 at the quarter breaks. The Warriors outscored the Windjammers 42-26 over the final 16 minutes.
Keying the Windjammers offensively were Bekah Hilt with 11 points; Maddie Bowman, nine; Macy Buck, six; Eliza Boetsch and Rachel Pease, both five; and Charlotte Messer, Jaclyn Gilson and Annie Young, all two. Camden Hills netted 12-of-15 foul shots (80 percent), highlighted by 7-of-8 from Hilt and 3-of-4 from Boetsch.
For Nokomis, Taylor Shaw dumped in 23 points; Mikayla Charters, 10; Anna MacKenzie, eight; Kelsie Richards, six; Kylie Richards and Lindsay Whitney, both five; and Olivia Brown, Taylor Quick and Sara Picard, all two. The Warriors made 6-of-11 free throws (55 percent).
In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class B, Camden Hills (4-2, 9.1975 points) seventh. Presque Isle (8-0, 23.5494 points) is first in the 19-team region. The top 13 teams qualify for the playoffs.
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Ken Waltz has been member of the media 30 years and has received hundreds of Maine Press Association and New England Press Association awards for his writing, photography and page design. He studied journalism at the University of Maine in Orono. He lives in South Thomaston with his wife, Sarah. The couple has an adult son, Brandon.
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