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Panthers, Hawks, Vikings, Windjammers among weekend hoop winners

North Haven's Waterman's nine treys may be single-game school record
By Staff | Jan 28, 2013
Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer Camden Hills' Chandler Crans, middle, looks for room to score against a trio of Lincoln Academy Eagles, including Luke Bibber (23) during a Jan. 25 high school boys basketball game in Rockport. The host Windjammers won 61-30.

The end of the high school basketball regular season is around the corner, with many Midcoast teams looking to compile a few more victories to improve their playoff standing by the end of the campaign.

Among the weekend winners were the Medomak Valley, North Haven, Vinalhaven and Camden Hills boys, in addition to the North Haven girls. Meanwhile, the Medomak Valley and Vinalhaven girls came up short in their quests for victory.

The following is a recap of reported weekend results from area squads:

Boys basketball

Camden Hills 61, Lincoln Academy 30

At Rockport Jan. 25, the host Windjammers were too much for the visiting Eagles of Newcastle as Camden Hills prevailed by more than 30 points. Camden Hills led 19-8, 37-18 and 50-27 at the quarter breaks.

Chandler Crans netted 16 points for Camden HIlls, while Colin Morse added 13; Connor Hart and Jayson Kuhn, both seven; Alex Crans and Connor Graffam, both five; Terron Bailey and John Hall, both three; and Weston Bryant, two.

For Lincoln Academy, Seward Matel scored eight points, while Devin Scherer added five; A.J. Oliver and Luke Bibber, both four; Travis Creamer, three; and Brady Leeman, Adam Zhmed and Caleb Farrin, all two.

In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class B, Camden Hills (10-3 58.3333 points) is seventh, while Presque Isle (12-3, 83.6420 points) is first in the 19-team region. The top 13 teams qualify for the playoffs.

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Medomak Valley 66 Leavitt 51

At Waldoboro Jan. 25, the Panthers roared to their 10th win of the season with a 15-point triumph over the visitors. Medomak Valley led 14-4, 33-20 and 48-37 at the quarter breaks.

Leading the Panthers was John Murray, who poured in 28 points and pulled down 10 rebounds, while Ryan Ripley also tossed in 12 points and secured 16 boards. Also scoring for the hosts were Micah Williamson (10 points, 3 assists), Boone Olson (4 points), Nicholas DePatsy (4 points, 4 steals), Kazu Tibbetts (4 points), Jonathan Hendrickson-Belloguet (3 points) and Brandon Soper (point).

For Leavitt, Andrew Middleton scored 20 points, while Zach Goulette added eight; Isaiah Calder and Mitchell Davis, both seven; Austin Anderson, three; and Corey Caito, Levi Morin and Matt Powell, both two.

The Panthers were 21-of-30 (70 percent) from the foul line, while the Hornets were 10-of-16 (62 percent).

In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class B, Medomak Valley (11-2, 64.8148 points) is fifth, while Presque Isle (12-3, 83.6420 points) is first in the 19-team region. The top 13 teams qualify for the playoffs.

Vinalhaven 58 Rangeley 21

At Rangeley Jan. 26, the islanders pulled away from the host Lakers in the second quarter and cruised to a 37-point win. Vinalhaven led 15-7, 32-13 and 46-19 at the quarter breaks.

Shane Carlsen scored 11 points for the winners, while Hayden Jones added 10; Scott James, Justin Newton, Austin Christensen and Caleb Dyer, all six; Ben Beckman, five; Hunter Smith, four; and Byron Thomas and Noah Slivinsky, both two.

For Rangeley, A.J. Elms and Michael Haley each scored eight points, while Devin Clark and Cody Steward each added two and Nason Cavalier one.

The Vikings were 4-of-5 (80 percent) from the foul line and the Lakers 3-of-6 (50 percent).

Vinalhaven 54, Rangeley 20

At Rangeley Jan. 25, the Vikings blanked the Lakers in the first quarter and never trailed, prevailing by 34 points. Vinalhaven led 11-0, 20-10 and 33-12 at the quarter breaks.

Jones scored 14 points for the islanders, while Christensen added 11; Beckman, eight; James, six; Newton and Thomas, both four; Carlsen, three; and Smith and Slivinsky, both two.

For Rangeley, Orrin Mitchell scored 10 points, while Haley added five; Elms, four; and Steward, one.

The Vikings were 7-of-16 (44 percent) from the foul line, while the Lakers were 5-of-8 (62 percent).

In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Western Class D, Vinalhaven (4-10, 8.6692 points) is 10th, while Forest Hills of Jackman (11-2, 49.7731 points) is first in the 14-team region. The top nine teams qualify for the playoffs.

North Haven 54, Seacoast Christian 44

At North Haven Jan. 26, the Hawks had trouble getting off the ground, but pulled away late for a 10-point win. Seacoast Christian led 14-8 after the first quarter and 26-23 at halftime, while North Haven led 40-34 after three quarters.

Ethan Taylor scored 24 points — shooting 7-of-8 from the floor in the second half — to lead North Haven, while Aidan Emerson added nine; Dalton Hornby, eight; Zeb Campbell and Avery Waterman, both six; and Chase MacDonald, one.

For Seacoast Christian, Isaac Lacroix scored 17 points, while Chaz Carrigan and Logan Archer each added eight; Silas Thompson, six; Caleb Gould, three; and Josh Gustafson, two.

The Hawks were 9-of-19 (47 percent) from the foul line, while the Guardians were 6-of-12 (50 percent).

North Haven 78, Seacoast Christian 33

At North Haven Jan. 25, the Hawks had little trouble with the visiting Guardians and prevailed in a 45-point romp. North Haven led 21-9, 39-20 and 58-30 at the quarter breaks.

Waterman poured in 37 points for North Haven and canned nine 3-pointers, which coach Roman Cooper said may be a single-game school record. Taylor also added 18 points for the winners, while Campbell and MacDonald each scored seven; Emerson, five; Caleb Campbell, three; and Hornby, two.

For the Guardians. Logan Archer scored nine points, while Lacroix added seven; Thompson, six; Gould, five; Ethan Towne, Scott Levine and Trevor Belanger, all two; and Skyler Archer, one.

The Hawks were 6-of-6 (100 percent) from the charity stripe, while the Guardians were 6-of-16 (37 percent).

In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Western Class C, North Haven (12-2, 38.1863 points) is fourth, while Forest Hills of Jackman (11-2, 49.7731 points) is first in the 14-team region. The top nine teams qualify for the playoffs.

Girls basketball

Leavitt 69, Medomak Valley 48

At Turner Jan. 25, the Panthers were competitive with the Hornets through much of the game, but the hosts pulled away late and prevailed by 21 points. Leavitt led 18-14, 35-27 and 54-40 at the quarter breaks.

For MVHS, Hannah Marks and Hannah Heald each scored 12 points, while Amanda Hendrickson-Belloguet added seven; Missy Philbrook and Sammie Griffin, both six; Taylor Simmons, three; and Elise Wallace, two.

For Leavitt, Jenna Cote scored 24 points, while Kristen Anderson added 22; Leagan Dow, eight; Bri DeGone, seven; Mariah Treadwell, three; and Tatiana Sierra and Kendra Gilbert, both two.

The Panthers were 8-of-18 (44 percent) from the foul line, while the Hornets were 13-of-18 (72 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, 107.8704 points) is first in the 19-team region. The top 13 teams qualify for the playoffs.

Rangeley 79, Vinalhaven 30

At Rangeley Jan. 26, the Lakers jumped to an early lead and never looked back, picking up a convincing win over the Vikings. Rangeley led 19-6, 36-12 and 62-20 at the quarter breaks.

Leading the Vinalhaven offense were Ashley Hamilton (21 points, 8 rebounds, steal), Ryann Warren (6 points, 2 rebounds, steal), Ellie Reidy (3 points, 8 rebounds, steal) and Andrea Shane (2 rebounds).

For Rangeley, Debbie DeRaps scored 21 points, while Taylor Estes added 14; Blake Morin, 12; Tori Letarte, 11; and Abby Abbott, seven.

The Vikings were 2-of-5 (40 percent) from the foul line, while the Lakers were 7-of-13 (54 percent).

Rangeley 51, Vinalhaven 22

At Rangeley Jan. 25, the Lakers pulled away from the Vikings in the second quarter en route to victory. Rangeley led 8-6, 22-7 and 37-13 at the quarter breaks.

Leading Vinalhaven on offense were Hamilton (9 points, 10 rebounds, 3 steals), Reidy (5 points, 4 rebounds), Sarah James (2 points, 2 rebounds, steal), Eliza Davidson (2 points, 3 rebounds), Warren (2 points, 7 rebounds, 2 steals) and Virginia Wadleigh (2 points, 2 rebounds).

For Leavitt, Estes scored 16 points, while Morin added eight; Letarte, seven; and Abbott and DeRaps, both six.

The Vikings were 2-of-6 (33 percent) from the free-throw line, while the Lakers were 6-of-10 (60 percent).

In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Western Class D, Vinalhaven (4-10, 13.6574 points) is eighth, while Richmond (11-2, 48.0392 points) is first in the 13-team region. The top nine teams qualify for the playoffs.

Seacoast Christian 47, North Haven 16

At North Haven Jan. 26, the Hawks were held scoreless in the second half as the Guardians rolled to a 31-point win. Seacoast Christian led 11-6, 22-16 and 38-16 at the quarter breaks.

Maddie Hallowell and Gina MacDonald each scored six points for North Haven, while Mya Goodell and Samantha Sparhawk each scored two.

For Seacoast Christian, Kylene DeSmith and Laken Carrigan each scored 11 points, while Allie Morin and Kristen Whitner each scored eight.

The Hawks were 2-of-4 (50 percent) from the foul line, while the Guardians were 11-of-20 (55 percent).

North Haven 34, Seacoast Christian 17

At North Haven Jan. 25, the Hawks doubled up the visiting Guardians en route to their fourth win of the year. North Haven led 10-6, 16-10 and 24-15 at the quarter breaks.

MacDonald scored 21 points for the Hawks, while Hallowell added eight; Arianna Ames, four; and Sparhawk, two.

For the Guardians, DeSmith scored 10 points, while Whitner added six and Sharon Coombs one.

The Hawks were 4-of-11 (36 percent) from the foul line, while the Guardians were 1-of-9 (11 percent).

In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Western Class D, North Haven (4-9, 3.9627 points) is 12th, while Richmond (11-2, 48.0392 points) is first in the 14-team region. The top nine teams qualify for the playoffs.

Courier Publications sports staff can be reached by phone at 207-594-4401 or by email at sports@courierpublicationsllc.com.

Lincoln Academy at Camden Hills boys basketball
Lincoln Academy of Newcastle plays at Camden Hills in boys basketball on Jan. 25 in Rockport. (Video by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
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