With Midcoast high school basketball contests now being played at a feverish pace as the regional playoffs are a few weeks away, many teams were on the hardwood over the weekend hoping to gain much needed momentum late in the regular season.

The following is a recap of some weekend contests:


Camden Hills 49, Nokomis 46 … At Rockport Friday, the Windjammers (10-3) received superb play from freshman Jordan Knowlton, who helped the hosts pull out a pivotal win over the visiting Warriors of Newport (10-3).

The Windjammers led 15-7 after the first quarter and 19-18 at halftime, while the Warriors battled back to take a 34-29 lead after three quarters. Camden Hills then outscored Nokomis 20-12 over the final eight minutes.

Knowlton netted 22 points to lead the ‘Jammers, while Taylor Porter added 11; Gabe Duke, six; Maddy Smeaton, five; Maci Heal, four; and Hayley Buckheit, one.

Marissa Shaw paced the Warriors with 16 points, while Kara Batchelder added 11; Mary Badeen, 10; and Julie Smith, five.

Knowlton netted a halfcourt, buzzer-beating shot to end the third quarter, and also assisted on an insurance hoop to Duke in the waning seconds.

Camden Hills (54.5679 points) currently is fourth in Eastern Class B, while Nokomis (50.2469 points) is fifth. Presque Isle 12-0, 68.8272) is first in the 19-team region.

Leavitt 71, Medomak Valley 49 … At Turner Friday, the Panthers (8-4) faced one of Class B’s top teams and were stung by the host Hornets (11-1) in a pivotal contest. Leavitt led 23-10, 43-32 and 65-39 at the quarter breaks.

Ericka Christensen led Medomak Valley with 13 points, followed by Alanna Vose with nine; Danielle Dyer, eight; Lacy Massengale, Lindsay Ranquist and Nicole Weaver, all four; Nicole Peterson, three; and Mallory Conary, two.

For Leavitt, Kristen Anderson led the way with 24 points, followed by Adrianna Newton with 21; Courtney Anderson, 16; Sarah Frost, four; Abby Randall and Amanda Jordan, both two; and Jenna Cote and Mariah Treadwell, both one.

The Panthers were 7-of-13 (54 percent) at the free-throw line and Leavitt 5-of-8 (63 percent).

Medomak Valley (37.2840 points) currently is sixth in Eastern Class B, while Leavitt (56.7284) is second in Western Class B. Presque Isle (12-0, 68.8272) is first in Eastern Class B.

North Haven 46, Greater Portland Christian 38 … At North Haven Friday, the Hawks pulled away from the Lions late and won in a highly-competitive contest.

Erin Cooper poured in a game-high 23 points, while Cody Joyce added eight; Olivia Brown, seven; Abigail Campbell, six; and Leta Hallowell, two.

For GPC, Liz Garland netted 11 points, while Suzanne Gonzalez added 10; Elaine Beach, nine; and Ashley Wayland, Andrew Ruiz and Robin Waugh, all two.

“Erin had a phenomenal game,” said North Haven coach Roman Cooper. “She led us the whole way. It was a knuckle-biter all the way down to the very end.”

Erin Cooper was 8-of-16 from the floor and also shot 6-of-12 from the charity stripe. She added six assists, while Joyce had 10 rebounds; Hallowell, nine caroms; and Campbell, eight caroms, along with four blocked shots.

Coach Cooper added that despite taking Brown out of the game with four fouls in the third quarter, the Hawks outscored GPC 9-4 in the third stanza, which he added, essentially won the islanders the game.

Greater Portland Christian 26, North Haven 22 … At North Haven Saturday, the Lions left the island with a split in their two-day doubleheader with the host Hawks after pulling out a four-point win. GPC led 7-2, 11-9 and 19-15 at the quarter breaks.

Brown and Campbell each led North Haven with six points, while Hallowell added five; Joyce, three; and Erin Cooper, two.

For the Lions, Ruiz netted nine points, while Gonzalez added seven; Beach, six; and Garland, four.

Coach Cooper said his players were playing their sixth game in nine days, which may have attributed to their playing flat Saturday. “We were so tired, and having this many games in this short amount of time, I wouldn’t wish on anybody,” he said.

With their Jan. 13 game against Islesboro not yet reported to the Maine Principals’ Association website, the Hawks (8-3) currently are fourth in the Western Class D Heal Point  Heal Point Standings. Richmond (10-2, 37.4750 points) is the region’s top team.


Camden Hills 69, Nokomis 54 … At Newport Friday, the Windjammers (13-0) held off the pesky Warriors of Newport (1-12) and did not pull away until the final stanza as the visitors stayed undefeated on the season. Camden Hills led 18-10, 32-21 and 49-41 at the quarter breaks.

Keegan Pieri keyed the ‘Jammers with 21 points, while Tyler McFarland chipped in 20; Jimmy Weferling, 11; Troy Gabriele, nine; Casey Wilson, five; Zack Wincklhofer, two; and Casey Scott, one.

Jake Welch netted 22 points for Nokomis, while Chris Braley added 20; John Adams, nine; and Ethan Pearl, four.

Camden Hills (77.2531 points) remains the top team in Eastern Class B, which has 19 squads.

Medomak Valley 57, Leavitt 37 … At Waldoboro Friday, the Panthers jumped to a sizable first-half lead against the visiting Hornets and secured their 10th win of the season with a 20-point victory over Leavitt of Turner. Medomak Valley led 18-8, 34-12 and 45-26 at the quarter breaks.

Isaac Durkee netted 16 points to lead the winners, while Isaac Greenrose added nine; Dan Aubel, eight; Jason Vinal and Alex MacKenzie, each seven; Alden Ahlholm and Caleb Giustra, both four; and Alex Greenrose, two. MacKenzie also had six rebounds and six assists, while Vinal added six steals.

For Leavitt, Jordan Herson netted 12 points, while Lucas Witham added six; and Noah Pato, Cam Griffin and Kyle Smith, all four.

The Panthers (10-2, 49.1667 points) currently are fourth in Eastern Class B, while Camden Hills (13-0, 77.2531 points) is the top team in the region.