The Busline League Large School Division single-elimination playoffs began this week. Camden-Rockport Middle School had a successful Monday night as the Schooners won seventh- and eighth-grade girls games and an eighth-grade boys contest.

Additionally at Belfast, the Troy Howard eighth-grade boys defeated Boothbay to move up the playoff ladder to face top-seeded Rockland next.

The Camden-Rockport eighth-grade girls will move on to play at Troy Howard on Wednesday, Jan. 13, while the Camden-Rockport eighth-grade boys stay home to play the winner from Medomak Middle School and Wiscasset.

On Thursday, Jan. 14, the CRMS seventh-grade girls wll play in Boothbay and the Schooner seventh-grade boys will play at Medomak Middle School.

Results from some of Monday’s playoff games were:

Girls

Camden-Rockport 61, Medomak Middle 38… At Camden, the No. 4 Schooners took on the No. 5 Riverhawks in an eighth-grade playoff game. CRMS led at each quarter. The scores were 16-11, 31-20 and 55-26.

Addie Drinkwater headed the Schooner’s scoring with 20 points, followed by Brittany Bowman with 18; Hanna Corney, nine; Haley Terrio, seven; Fiona Fischer, Natalie Hamalanien, and Kianne Crockett, two each; and Melanie Vangel, one.

Sammie Griffin led the ‘Hawks with 15 points, followed by Taylor Mason with 10; Amanda Young, six; Hayley Haskins, four; Brook Benedict, two; and Shannon Staples, one.

CRMS was 4-of-7 (57 percent) from the free-throw line and MMS 14-of-26 (54 percent).

Camden-Rockport 53, Troy Howard, 30… At Camden, the Schooners, ranked No. 4, beat the No. 5 Lions in seventh-grade girls actiopn. CRMS led at the quarter breaks — 15-6, 23-14 and 35-20.

For the Schooners Macy Buck led with 14 points, followed by Hanna Wincklhofer with 11; Ebby LaMar, eight; Kara Alwine, seven; Katie McMorrow, six; Chy Hersey, five; and Eliza Boetsch and Keely O’Donnell, both two.

Kennadee Baker led Troy Howard with seven points, followed by Mariah Sturgis with six; Breann Cummings, five; Britanny Littlefield, Catey McGinn, Kasey Mecleod, Maddy Littlefield and Sara Dutson, all two; and Hanna Nichols and Katlin Gosslant, each one.

Troy Howard made 8-of-26 (31 percent) free throws and CRMS 9-of-30 (30 percent).

Boys

Troy Howard 64, No. 5 Boothbay 49 … On Monday Troy Howard claimed it’s seat in the eighth-grade semifinals by beating Boothbay. Boothbay was able to take the first quarter 11-10, but the Lions soon took over and held the second and third quarters 26-22 and 45-36.

Mike McFadden led the Lions with 27 points, followed by Greg Clark with 20; Marcus Riley and Evan Schweirker, both six; Baxter Smith and Korey Doolan, two; and Tristan Cook, one.

For Boothbay Maddochs had 16 points followed by Arsenault with 10; Drummond, six; Hallinan, five; Simmons, four; Alamo, Hasch, Spofford and Ripley, all two.

Troy Howard was 8-of-17 (47 percent) from the free-throw line, while Boothbay was 5-of-11 (45 percent).

Camden-Rockport 42, Troy Howard 32 … At Camden, the Schooners outlasted the Lions by 10 points in a seventh-grade game. Additional results were unavailable.

Click for more photos from the Troy Howard at Camden-Rockport boys seventh-grade game.

Click for more photos from the Medomak Middle School at Camden-Rockport girls eighth-grade game.

Click for more photos from the Troy Howard at Camden-Rockport girls seventh-grade game.

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