Split decision: Windjammer girls win, boys fall to host Black Raiders
Winslow — Winslow always is a tough place to play for opposing high school basketball squads from the Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference, as both the Camden Hills boys and girls were reminded Thursday, Jan. 3 in their doubleheader with the Black Raiders.
And while the Windjammer boys fell prey to the host Black Raiders, the Windjammer girls picked up the pace late and ended a three-game losing streak.
The 'Jammer girls sailed past the Black Raiders 48-36 with a dominant fourth-quarter performance, while the 'Jammer boys could not rally against host Winslow and fell 69-59.
The following is a recap of both contests:
Camden Hills 48, Winslow 36
At Winslow Jan. 3, the Windjammers sailed past the Black Raiders and prevailed by 12 points. Camden Hills led 11-5, 13-10 and 24-23 at the quarter breaks before going on a 24-13 run in the final stanza to close out the victory.
Jordan Knowlton netted 14 points — all in the second half — to lead the visitors, while hauling in six rebounds in the win. Also contributing to the offense were Rachel Pease (12 points, 10 rebounds, 3 steals), Megan LeGage (11 points, 3 steals), Bekah Hilt (3 points, 3 rebounds, 3 steals), Kristina Alex (3 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists, 3 steals), Jaclyn Gilson (2 points), Macy Buck (2 points) and Katie McMorrow (point, 4 rebounds).
For Winslow, Devon Fitzgibbons netted 18 points, while Megan Richards and Alyssa Wood each added eight.
The 'Jammers were 13-of-23 (56 percent) from the foul line, while the Black Raiders were 5-of-13 (38 percent)
In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class B, Camden Hills (4-3, 7.5617 points points) is ninth, while Presque Isle (8-0, 27.7160 points) is first in the 19-team region. The top 13 teams qualify for the playoffs.
Winslow 69, Camden Hills 59
At Winslow Jan. 3, the Black Raiders shot 9-of-13 from the foul line in the final stanza and pulled away from the visiting Windjammers en route to their fifth win in seven games. Winslow led 18-14, 35-26 and 47-44 at the quarter breaks.
Camden Hills tied the game 44-44 in the waning seconds of the third quarter, but Nason Lanphear netted a trey at the buzzer to help the hosts pull away.
Connor Hart tallied 20 points for Camden Hills, while Chandler Crans added 14; Jayson Kuhn, 13; Connor Graffam, five; Andrew Hall, three; and Colin Morse, one.
For Winslow, Lanphear poured in 25 points, while Justin Martin added 13; Trevor Lovely, 11; Austin Irealnd, nine; Justin Kervin, six; and Connor Wildes and Josh Kervin, both two.
The 'Jammers were 12-of-16 (75 percent) from the foul line, while the Black Raiders were 19-of-32 (59 percent).
In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class B, Camden Hills (5-2, 18.3642 points) is fourth, while Oceanside of Rockland/Thomaston (7-1, 28.0864 points) is first in the 19-team region. The top 13 teams qualify for the playoffs.
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