Camden Hills splits court battles with visiting TigersWindjammer boys secure fourth straight win, Camden Hills girls struggle
Rockport — With the midway point of the regular season approaching, the Camden Hills boys and girls basketball teams appear heading in different directions following a home doubleheader against Gardiner Saturday, Dec. 29.
The Windjammer boys have rattled off four straight victories and are among the top teams in Eastern Class B, while the Windjammer girls have lost three straight after starting the season 3-0.
In Saturday's games with the Tigers, the two schools split the contests, with the Windjammer boys picking up a 61-51 win, while the Windjammer girls fell 83-46.
The following is a recap of both Dec. 29 contests:
Camden Hills 61, Gardiner 51
At Rockport Dec. 29, the Windjammers dug out of a first-quarter hole and rallied to dispatch of the defending regional champions with a 10-point victory. Gardiner led 14-11 after the first eight minutes, while Camden Hills rebounded to take a 28-23 edge into the locker room at halftime and extended that advantage to 48-33 after three quarters.
Chandler Crans pumped in 19 points to lead the 'Jammer attack, while Colin Morse chipped in 17; Connor Hart, 13; Weston Bryant, four; Alex Crans, three; Jayson Kuhn and Connor Graffam, each two; and Joe Chamberlain, one.
For Gardiner, Brad Bailey tossed 15 points, while Tyler Jamison added 12; Jensen Orweiler, eight; Logan Hallett, Brad Weston, Dennis Meehan and Trevor Austin, all three; and Zach Chaput and Josh McKelvey, both two.
The 'Jammers were 18-of-34 (53 percent) from the free-throw line, while the Tigers 10-of-19 (53 percent).
In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class B, Camden Hills (5-1, 16.2037 points) is fourth, while Oceanside of Rockland/Thomaston (6-1, 21.6049 points) is first in the 19-team region. The top 13 teams qualify for the playoffs.
Gardiner 83, Camden Hills 46
At Rockport Dec. 29, the Tigers pulled away early in the third quarter and roared to a 37-point victory over the host Windjammers. Camden Hills led 19-16 after the first quarter, while Gardiner rallied to take a 42-27 halftime lead. The Tigers then blew the game open, outscoring the hosts 25-0 in the third quarter to take a 67-27 lead heading into the final stanza.
Jordan Knowlton netted 19 points — all in the first half — for Camden Hills, while Megan Legage added 10; Macy Buck, five; Annie Young, four; Hannah Wincklhofer, Eliza Boetsch and Rachel Pease, all two; and Maddie Bowman and Bekah Hilt, each one.
For Gardiner, Kelsey Moody tossed in 18 points, while Kylee Granholm and Ally Day each added 12; Taylor Banister, 11; Camden Cone, six; Savannah Vinton-Mullens and Harley Tomberlin, both five; Abby Dunn, four; Morgan Carver, two; and Kelly Macomber, one.
The 'Jammers were 13-of-19 (68 percent) from the foul line, while the Tigers were 14-of-21 (67 percent).
In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class B, Camden Hills (3-3, 3.2407 points) is ninth, while Presque Isle (8-0, 24.6296 points) is first in the 19-team region. The top 13 teams qualify for the playoffs.
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