It was a good night on the court for three Midcoast high school girls basketball squads Tuesday as Medomak Valley, Georges Valley and Camden Hills also nailed down key mid-season victories. Alas, young Rockland matched up against a strong opponent and fell in its bid for an initial victory.

In a home game, Camden Hills defeated Maranacook of Readfield 67-43, while, on the road, Medomak Valley downed Maine Central Institute of Pittsfield 40-23 and Georges Valley defeated Monmouth Academy 50-36. Also playing on the road, Rockland lost to multi-time state Class B champion Waterville 46-17.

Georges Valley 50, Monmouth Academy 36 … At Monmouth, the Buccaneers (3-5) hit their offensive stride with a solid all-around effort. Kennadi Grover scored 17 points and Georges Valley received balanced scoring from other players en route to the win. The Bucs led 15-9, 24-12 and 40-25 at the quarter breaks.

Also keying the Bucs offensively were Holly Ames-Allan and Jill Bradbury, both with eight points; Katlyn Rich, seven; Bethany Snow, six; and Colleen Haskell, four. The Bucs made five 3-pointers, including two from Grover and one each from Snow, Rich and Bradbury. Georges Valley netted 11-of-15 free throws (73 percent).

Grover keyed the Bucs early and often as she tallied seven points in the first quarter and eight more in the third stanza. The Bucs cemented the victory by making 8-of-11 free throws (73 percent) in the fourth quarter. Ames-Allan iced 6-of-7 foul shots in the final eight minutes.

Sierra Spencer paced Monmouth Academy (1-7) with 14 points, while Daisi Poole tallied nine; Kristine Kahl, six; Kelsie Hilton, three; and Danielle Bumann and Colby Wilson, both two. Monmouth made two 3-pointers, both from Spencer, and 8-of-20 foul shots (25 percent).

The Bucs are 14th (3.7037 Heal Points) in the most recent Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Western Class C. Madison (5-3, 19.7531 points) is first in the region.

Medomak Valley 40, Maine Central Institute 23 … At Pittsfield, the Panthers (6-1) did not waste time feeling sorry for themselves after seeing their unbeaten season go by the wayside last week against Mount View of Thorndike. Instead, Medomak Valley simply picked themselves up and secured a solid road victory over the Huskies of Thorndike Tuesday night.

The Panthers played tough defense and also turned in a strong offensive effort. Keying the offense were Alanna Vose with 18 points; Lindsay Ranquist, nine; Ericka Christensen, six; Vanessa Davs, three; Lacy Massengale, two; and Erika Knutson and Kelsi Severson, both one. Medomak Valley netted 14-of-20 free throws (70 percent) and two 3-pointers, both from Vose.

Vose gave the Panthers a jump start with 11 points in the first half, while Christensen added six during the first 16 minutes. In the second half, Vose added seven more points and Ranquist six to key the Panthers.

The Panthers led 14-5, 20-8 and 32-15 at the quarter breaks.

“[It was] a solid effort in all phases of the game,” said veteran Panther coach Randy Hooper. “Any win on the road is a good win.”

Meghan Hughes led the Huskies (1-7) with 14 points, while Ashley Kitchin added four. MCI made 11-of-20 free throws (55 percent), including 6-of-10 from Hughes.

The Panthers are fourth (16.7593 points) in the most recent Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class B. Presque Isle (9-0, 31.9444 points) is first in the region.

Camden Hills 67, Maranacook 43 … After hitting a bump in the road in a recent loss to tough Leavitt of Turner, the Windjammers (5-3) got back on the winning track thanks to strong performances by a senior and a freshman. Windjammer freshman Jordan Knowlton tossed in 20 points, while senior teammate Maddy Smeaton added 17 points and pulled down 13 rebounds for Camden Hills

Camden Hills, which led 11-4, 39-16 and 53-31 at the quarter breaks, also received 10 points for Taylor Porter; five from Gab Duke; four from Laura Johanson; two each from Hayley Buckheit, Kara Legage, Sarah Steele and Kylie Carlsen; and one from Maci Heal. The Windjammers made 15-of-25 free throws (60 percent).

Knowlton also had eight rebounds and three steals, Porter three assists and two steals, Duke three assists and two steals and Smeaton three steals.

Hannah Clough led the Black Bears with 24 points, including sinking five 3-pointers, while Hannah Cumier added nine, Katie Dore, four; and Kristina Kelly and Sarah Maxwell, both three. The Black Bears netted 15-of-24 foul shots (63 percent).

The Windjammers are ninth (11.3580 points) in the most recent Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class B. Presque Isle (9-0, 31.9444 points) is first in the region.

Waterville 46, Rockland 17 … The Purple Panthers recently enjoyed a many-year win streak and several state championship seasons and, while they may not be quite as strong as they had been, Waterville still has plenty of talent. That again was on display Tuesday night against the young Tigers. Jen Nale poured in 31 points as the Purple Panthers (5-2) surged to the win.

Nale scored 18 points in the first quarter when host Waterville jumped to a 21-2 lead. The Purple Panthers led 21-2, 30-8 and 38-13 at the quarter breaks.

The Tigers were paced by Macy MacArther (4 points, 13 rebounds, 4 blocked shots, 2 steals), Hannah Sirois (4 points, 6 rebounds), Leia Dennison (3 points, 3 rebounds), Allie Curtis (2 points), Brighde Curtin (2 points, 3 rebounds) and Hannah Plourde (2 points, 2 rebounds).

The Tigers are 19th (last) in the most recent Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class B. Presque Isle (9-0, 31.9444 points) is first in the region.

Village NetMedia Regional Editor/Sports Director Ken Waltz can be reached by phone at 207-594-4401 or by e-mail at kwaltz@villagesoup.com.