Camden Hills swarms over Belfast for lopsided victoryWindjammers led by Dostie with 13 points, DeWaard 12, Messer 11, Kelly 10
Belfast — Like a swarm of bees at their hive, the Camden Hills girls basketball team overwhelmed Belfast in the early going — as it outscored the hosts 27-4 in the first quarter — and then maintained a comfortable lead the rest of the way on Thursday night, Jan. 5 en route to a 78-20 win.
The visiting Windjammers clicked on all cylinders, especially with devastating full-court pressure defense and quick transition baskets, as they built the early momentum and lead.
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Camden Hills saw 11 of 12 players score, including four in double-figures.
The Windjammers led 27-4, 49-10 and 67-16 at the quarter breaks.
For Camden Hills, Mara Dostie tallied 13 points; MiAe DeWaard, 12; Charlotte Messer, 11; Kristina Kelly, 10; Kassie Krul, eight; Laticia Billings, six; Emily Morse, seven; Lauren Miller, four; Julia Holt, three; and Audrey Bowman and Kaylyn Krul, two.
Kassie Krul (4 rebounds, 8 assists, 5 steals), Kelly (9 steals, 4 rebounds), DeWaard (4 rebounds), Billings (2 rebounds), Holt (3 rebounds, 2 assists, 4 steals), Messer (4 steals) and Morse (3 rebounds) also were standouts in other statistical areas.
The visitors made 10-of-13 free throws (77 percent) and four 3-pointers, including one from Morse, Messer, Billings and Holt.
For Belfast, Hannah Richards tallied six points; and Junne Robertson-McIntire, Emma Mehuren, Grace Fitzjurls, Kayci Faulkingham, Alexia Sweet, Alison Defeo and Madison Hemingway, two.
The Lions netted 6-of-13 foul shots (32 percent) and no 3-pointers.
The hosts, a mostly young, inexperienced, growing team, had a scare with 5:32 left in the third quarter when talented freshman Robertson-McIntire suffered what, at first, appeared a possible knee injury, but she recovered quickly and came back to play hard the rest of the way.
In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class A North, Camden Hills (3-3) is 10th, while Messalonskee of Oakland (7-0, 22.8395 points) is first in the 14-team region. The top 10 teams qualify for the playoffs.
In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class B North, Belfast (1-6) is 16th, while Hermon (6-1, 29.1358 points) is first in the 17-team region. The top 12 teams qualify for the playoffs.