Mariners, Windjammers victorious in Jan. 7 hooplaCamden Hills girls downed by Lincoln Academy in road affair
It was an overall banner day for Knox County high school basketball squads on Tuesday, Jan. 7, with three of the four Midcoast teams in action and, better still, picking up victories.
The Oceanside teams secured wins over Leavitt of Turner, while the Camden Hills boys earned a home victory over Lincoln Academy of Newcastle. Meanwhile, the Windjammer girls lost a road contest to the Eagles.
The following is a recap of reported results:
Oceanside 76, Leavitt 52
At Rockland Jan. 7, the Mariners went on a 31-9 second-quarter run and pulled away from the Hornets en route to their seventh straight win (after a season-opening loss to Medomak Valley). Leavitt led 16-11 after the first quarter, while Oceanside took a 40-25 lead at halftime and a 57-47 lead after three quarters.
Keenan Hendricks led Oceanside with 16 points, while David Gould added 14; Nick Mazurek, 12; Isaiah Stone-Patterson, eight; Hunter Grindle and Jarrod Leonardi, seven; Nick Judge, six; Walker Ranney, three; Eli Thorbjornson, two; and Zach Peaco, one.
Zac Goulette led Leavitt with 16 points, while Levi Morin added 12; Eli Calder, nine; Mitchell Davis, six; Austin Anderson, five; and Isiah Trask and Reed Furrau, two.
The Mariners were 10-of-13 (77 percent) from the foul line, while the Hornets were 3-of-6 (50 percent).
In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class B, Oceanside (7-1, 27.5617 points) is second, while Camden Hills (7-2, 27.5617 points) is first in the 19-team region. The top 13 teams qualify for the playoffs.
Camden Hills 76, Lincoln Academy 63
At Rockport Jan. 7, the Windjammers outscored the Eagles in all four quarters and came away with their seventh win of the year. Camden Hills led 19-17, 39-31 and 56-44 at the quarter breaks.
Chandler Crans tossed in 23 points for the winners, while Colin Morse added 18; Connor Graffam, nine; Terron Bailey, seven; Merrill Hall, six; Andrew Hall, four; and Yani Stancioff, John Hall and Jayson Kuhn, all three.
Morse added four assists and four rebounds, while Crans added five rebounds, three assists and four steals; John Hall, five rebounds and three steals; and Graffam, five rebounds.
Seward Matel scored 20 points for the Eagles, while Brady Leeman and Devin Scherer added 12; Travis Creamer, five; A.J. Oliver and Cole Eugely, four; and Sawyer Pinkham and Cole Leeman, three.
In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class B, Camden Hills (7-2, 27.5617 points) is first in the 19-team region. The top 13 teams qualify for the playoffs.
Oceanside 57, Leavitt 42
At Turner Jan. 7, the Mariners pulled away from the host Hornets throughout the game and prevailed by 15 points. Oceanside led 11-10, 29-20 and 38-28 at the quarter breaks.
Emily Gould led the Mariners with 18 points, while Lily Vachon and Payton Billingsley added seven; Ashley Gardner and Brooke Dugan, six; Makenna Brooks, five; Alexis Davis, four; and Kalyn Grover, two.
Meagan Dow keyed the Hornets with 16 points, while Chantel Eells added 10; Shannon O'Malley, five; Kendra Gilbert, four; Tasha Cloutier, two; and Allie Belaire, one.
The Mariners were 24-of-38 (63 percent) from the foul line and 10-of-14 (71 percent) in the final stanza, including Billingsley, who netted 5-of-6 attempts (83 percent). The Hornets converted 13-of-23 free throws (57 percent).
In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class B, Oceanside (4-3, 17.6852 points) is sixth, while Presque Isle (11-0, 41.5123 points) is first in the 19-team region. The top 13 teams qualify for the playoffs.
The Mariners actually are 5-3, but the Leavitt game has yet to be reported to the Heal Point Standings.
Lincoln Academy 54, Camden Hills 49
At Newcastle Jan. 7, the Windjammers whittled their deficit to three points with 11 seconds left, but could not tie the game as the Eagles prevailed. Lincoln Academy led 18-14, 28-20 and 41-30 at the quarter breaks.
Leading Camden Hills was Macy Buck (6 points), Charlotte Messer (13 points, 6 assists), Eliza Boetsch (2 points, 6 rebounds), Rachel Pease (12 points, 12 rebounds, 9 blocked shots, 4 steals), Maddie Bowman (11 points, 4 rebounds), Annie Young (2 points) and Bekah Hilt (3 points, 4 steals).
Brie Wajer paced Lincoln Academy with 16 points, while Barrett Campbell added 13; and Jen Genthner, 10.
The 'Jammers were 10-of-13 (77 percent) from the foul line, while the Eagles were 14-of-26 (54 percent). Camden Hills outrebounded Lincoln Academy 32-18.
"This was a tough one to lose but our girls battled back and fought hard right to the end,” said Camden Hills coach Marty Messer. “They're learning a lot in all the recent close, pressured-filled games."
Overall young Camden Hills started the season 4-0, but has lost five straight games since that time, most in close affairs.
In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class B, Camden Hills (4-5, 12.4383 points) is ninth, while Presque Isle (11-0, 41.5123 points) is first in the 19-team region. The top 13 teams qualify for the playoffs.