Mariners, Windjammers, Panthers post Jan. 29 victoriesCamden Hills' Knowlton closes in on school career scoring records
The home stretch of the high school boys and girls basketball regular seasons is upon us, with several Midcoast squads looking to improve their records — and, subsequently, their postseason standing — with only a few games remaining.
The Oceanside and Medomak Valley boys, in addition to the Oceanside and Camden Hills girls, posted wins Tuesday night, Jan. 29, while the Windjammer boys and Panther girls came up short in their respective contests.
The following is a recap of reported results from Tuesday's contests:
Camden Hills 65, Waterville 37
At Rockport Jan. 29, the Windjammers never trailed against the Purple Panthers, sailing to their ninth win of the season. Camden Hills led 21-12, 41-23 and 53-29 at the quarter breaks.
Jordan Knowlton poured in 27 points to lead Camden Hills, while adding eight rebounds and four assists. Knowlton, who now boasts 1,372 career points, is four shy of tying and five from surpassing Megan Cressler on the Windjammers' all-time girls scoring list.
The senior forward also is 31 points from tying and 32 points from surpassing Tyler McFarland as the Windjammers' all-time career points leader. The Windjammers include Camden Hills Regional High School and the former Camden-Rockport High School. Cressler graduated from CRHS and McFarland from CHRHS.
Also scoring for the Windjammers Tuesday against the Purple Panthers were Megan Legage (8 points, 3 steals, 3 assists), Rachel Pease (13 points, 13 rebounds, 5 steals, 5 blocked shots), Bekah Hilt (6 points), Macy Buck (4 points), Jaclyn Gilson (3 points, 4 rebounds, 2 steals), Eliza Boetsch (2 points, 5 rebounds) and Katie McMorrow (2 points, 2 steals).
For Waterville, Colleen O'Donnell scored 20 points.
Camden Hills outrebounded Waterville 35-18, while both teams combined for 49 turnovers.
The Windjammers were 12-of-22 (54 percent) from the charity stripe, while the Purple Panthers were 7-of-14 (50 percent).
In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class B, Camden Hills (9-5, 44.8457 points) is seventh, while Presque Isle (15-0, 115.1235 points) is first in the 19-team region. The top 13 teams qualify for the playoffs.
Oceanside 57, Winslow 48
At Rockland Jan. 29, the Mariners jumped to an early lead and held the Black Raiders at bay throughout the contest en route to their 13th win of the year. Oceanside led 11-5, 23-13 and 42-27 at the quarter breaks.
Kennadi Grover dumped in 16 points to lead the hosts, while Brooke Dugan and Hannah Plourde each added 14; Emily Gould, seven; Phoebe Ferraiolo, four; and Ashley Gardner, two.
For Winslow, Devin Fitzgibbons netted 17 points, while Erica Bertolaccini added 13; Megan Richards, seven; Hayley Pottle, five; and Alyssa Wood and Delaney Wood, both three.
The Mariners were 18-of-28 (64 percent) from the foul line, while the Black Raiders were 11-of-18 (61 percent).
In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class B, Oceanside (13-1, 85.8951 points) is second, while Presque Isle (15-0, 115.1235 points) is first in the 19-team region. The top 13 teams qualify for the playoffs.
Maranacook 45, Medomak Valley 41
At Readfield Jan. 29, the Black Bears held the Panthers at bay throughou and hung on for a four-point win. Maranacook led 14-10, 28-25 and 40-36 at the quarter breaks.
Sami Griffin tallied 13 points for Medomak Valley, while Elise Wallace added eight; Hannah Marks, seven; Hannah Heald, five; and Amanda Hendrickson-Belloguet and Elise Wallace, both four.
For Maranacook, Sierra Moore scored 21 points, while Catherine Sanborn added nine; Mariah Vining, five; Sage Hyland, four; and Sarah Clough and Jessie Smith, both three.
The Panthers were 5-of-8 (62 percent) from the foul line, while the Black Bears were 16-of-21 (76 percent).
In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class B, Medomak Valley (4-9, 11.3580 points) is 14th, while Presque Isle (15-0, 115.1235 points) is first in the 19-team region. The top 13 teams qualify for the playoffs.
Oceanside 56, Winslow 52
At Winslow Jan. 29, the Mariners dug themselves out of a minor first-half hole and rallied to pick up the victory over the Black Raiders. Winslow led 12-9 after the first quarter and 30-26 at halftime, while Oceanside took a 43-41 advantage after three quarters.
The Mariners were without starting point guard Isaiah Stone-Patterson and reserves Nick Mazurek and Keenan Hendricks due to various illnesses, but junior David Gould got the start in Stone-Patterson's stead and, while Gould did not score, he played a significant part in Oceanside's win, said Mariner coach Matt Breen.
"We were up for the last five or six minutes of the game and we held them off," Breen said. "We made just enough plays to get by and we made our foul shots down the stretch and were able to win it."
Nick Judge netted two free throws with 26 seconds left and Tyler Gilson also canned a foul shot with 15 seconds to go to put Oceanside ahead by four points.
Hunter Grindle scored 18 points to lead the Mariners, while Matt Zable added 11; Gilson, nine; Sam Meklin, eight; Shea Davenport, six; and Judge, four.
For Winslow, Nason Lanphear scored 14 points, while Austin Ireland scored 13 and Trevor Lovely 12.
Oceanside netted 17-of-22 (77 percent) free-throw attempts, while Winslow tallied 13-of-18 (72 percent)
In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class B, Oceanside (11-3, 84.2593 points) is second, while Presque Isle (12-3, 86.4198 points) is first in the 19-team region. The top 13 teams qualify for the playoffs.
Medomak Valley 65, Maranacook 43
At Waldoboro Jan. 29, the Panthers put the game against the Black Bears of Readfield out of reach early and the hosts roared to their 12th win of the year. Medomak Valley led 17-6, 34-17 and 50-27 at the quarter breaks.
John Murray poured in 27 points and pulled down 11 rebounds for the winners, while Ryan Ripley also had a double-double with 10 points and 10 caroms.
Also scoring for the hosts were Jonathan Hendrickson-Belloguet (7 points, 5 assists), Nicholas DePatsy (6 points), Kazu Tibbetts (5 points), Colton Spear (4 points), Boone Olson (4 points) and Micah Williamson (2 points).
For Maranacook, Kyle Boucher scored 10 points, while Cameron Brochu added seven; Caleb Jackson and Kent Mohlar, both five; Taylor Wilbur and Kody Solmitz, both four; Kevin Johnson and James Boyman, both three; and Adam Brooks, two.
The Panthers were 4-of-9 (44 percent) from the foul line, while the Black Bears were 1-of-5 (20 percent).
In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class B, Medomak Valley (12-2, 76.6975 points) is fifth, while Presque Isle (12-3, 86.4198 points) is first in the 19-team region. The top 13 teams qualify for the playoffs.
Waterville 66, Camden Hills 56
At Waterville Jan. 29, the Purple Panthers defended their home court against the visiting Windjammers and held on for their ninth win of the season. Waterville led 12-9, 23-20 and 38-33 at the quarter breaks.
Chandler Crans pumped in 17 points for Camden Hills, while Jayson Kuhn added 13; Connor Hart added 12; Colin Morse, 10; and Terron Bailey, four.
For Waterville, Jordan Derosby scored 16 points, while Josh Gormley added 14; Justin Jabar, 12; John Michaud and Chris Hale, both 11; and Brian Bellows, two.
The Purple Panthers were 21-of-31 (68 percent) from the foul line, while the Windjammers were 7-of-12 (58 percent).
In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class B, Camden Hills (10-4, 64.8148 points) is sixth, while Presque Isle (12-3, 86.4198 points) is first in the 19-team region. The top 13 teams qualify for the playoffs.
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