High school boys and girls basketball

Windjammers split with Black Bears in Dec. 18 action

Camden Hills teams sport 4-1 early-season records
By Staff | Dec 19, 2013

While several high school sporting events were postponed on Wednesday, Dec. 18 due to poor weather condition, the Camden Hills boys and girls basketball teams braved the elements and squared off against Maranacook of Readfield in a pair of early-season Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Class B showdowns.

By day's end, both Windjammer teams sported 4-1 records, with the boys posting a 74-52 win in Readfield and the girls being dealt their first loss 61-45 to the visiting Black Bears.

The following is a recap of both contests:

Boys basketball

Camden Hills 74, Maranacook 52

At Readfield, the Windjammers had little trouble with the host Black Bears and picked up a 24-point victory. Camden Hills led 20-14, 44-25 and 62-35 at the quarter breaks.

Colin Morse tossed in 24 points for the winners, while Chandler Crans added 15; Connor Graffam, 10; Jayson Kuhn, eight; Terron Bailey, six; Merrill Hall, three; and Jack Gallagher and Josiah Krul, both two.

John Hall secured 10 rebounds for the visitors, while Morse finished with nine rebounds, six steals and four assists; Crans, eight rebounds and three assists; and Bailey, eight boards.

Taylor Wilbur scored 27 points for Maranacook, while Cam Brochu added 14.

In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class B, Camden Hills (4-1, 10.2778 points) is first in the 19-team region. The top 13 teams qualify for the playoffs.

Girls basketball

Maranacook 61, Camden Hills 45

At Rockport, the Windjammers dug themselves a deep first-quarter hole and never recovered as the Black Bears picked up their fourth win. Maranacook led 18-9, 32-21 and 53-32 at the quarter breaks.

Maddie Bowman tossed in 15 points and had four rebounds for the hosts, while Charlotte Messer (4 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists), Jaclyn Gilson (6 points, 4 assists, 3 steals, 2 blocked shots), Eliza Boetsch (3 points), Rachel Pease (4 points, 9 rebounds, 3 blocks), Annie Young (7 points) and Bekah Hilt (4 points, 9 rebounds) also chipped in for the hosts.

Christine Miller poured in 23 points for the Black Bears, while Liz D'Angelo added 16.

Camden Hills netted 7-of-10 (70 percent) free throws, while the Black Bears converted 5-of-7. The hosts also held a 33-26 edge on the boards.

"Maranacook is a very talented team,” said Camden Hills coach Marty Messer. “They pressured us well and we had difficulty handling it. It's tough losing but that was a game where we coaches can look at our team weaknesses and move forward with some specific things to practice and improve upon."

In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class B, Camden Hills (4-1, 5.9568 points) is third, while Oceanside of Rockland/Thomaston (3-1, 7.5617 points) is first in the 19-team region. The top 13 teams qualify for the playoffs.

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