It was a difficult few days on the high school basketball hardwood Wednesday through Friday, Dec. 20-22, as Camden Hills, Medomak Valley and Vinalhaven suffered losses prior to the start of the holiday break.

On Dec. 22, the Windjammer girls dropped a 44-30 decision to host Gardiner at the Augusta Civic Center.

Gardiner plays home games this season at the ACC due to the storm in late October that left thousands throughout the state without power and ripped a hole in the roof of the school’s gymnasium. That storm resulted in significant damage to the school’s gym floor.

On Dec. 21, the Panther girls suffered their first loss of the season — a 51-45 decision — to host Nokomis of Newport, while the Panther boys also fell to the Warriors 49-45 in Waldoboro.

The Viking boys dropped a 56-37 decision to Pine Tree Academy Dec. 21 and 70-27 outcome to the Breakers Dec. 20 in road contests.

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The following is a recap of reported results:

Girls basketball

Gardiner 44, Camden Hills 30

At Augusta Dec. 22, the Tigers prowled to a 14-point win over the Windjammers. Gardiner led 8-7, 24-17 and 35-24 at the quarter breaks.

MiAe DeWaard tossed in 16 points for Camden Hills, while Lauren Miller added eight; Seanna Montgomery and Laticia Billings, two; and Nicole Brown and Mya Wiley, one.

Aimee Adams scored 11 points for Gardiner, while Leslie Stevens added 10; Kassidy Collins, six; Jaycie Stevens, five; Mikayla Bourassa, four; and June Palacio-Zarraoa, Logan Granholm, Katie Owen and Bailey Poore, two.

The Windjammers were 12-of-19 (63 percent) from the foul line, while the Tigers were 6-of-8 (75 percent).

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class A North, Camden Hills (0-5, no points) is 11th, while Skowhegan (4-1, 13.5802 points) is first in the 12-team region. The top eight teams qualify for the playoffs.

Nokomis 51, Medomak Valley 45

At Newport Dec. 21, the Warriors knocked the Panthers from the ranks of the unbeaten with a six-point victory. Medomak Valley led 15-14 after the first quarter and 29-26 at halftime, while Nokomis took a 38-37 advantage after three quarters.

Gabby DePatsy tossed in 13 points for Medomak Valley, while Sadie Cohen and Aubrey Schaeffer added seven; Kayla Donlin and Lydia Simmons, six; and Cheyenne Nash, Hallie Kunesh and Maddy White, two.

Chelsea Crockett scored 16 points for Nokomis, while Maci Leali added 14; Hannah Meservey, 10; Maya Cooney, six; Alexys Mayhew, four; and Gabby Lord, one.

The Panthers finished 2-of-4 (50 percent) from the foul line, while the Warriors were 21-of-31 (68 percent).

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class A North, Medomak Valley (4-1, 5.3704 points) is fourth, while Skowhegan (4-1, 13.5802 points) is first in the 12-team region. The top eight teams qualify for the playoffs.

Boys basketball

Pine Tree Academy 56, Vinalhaven 37

At Freeport Dec. 21, the Breakers bested the islanders by a 19-point margin. Pine Tree Academy led 17-10, 31-20 and 43-30 at the quarter breaks.

Keon Arey led the Vikings with 12 points, while Elijah Ames added eight; Tim Farrelly and Joe Hopkins, seven; and Mikael Stone, three.

Alexander Schlisner scored 24 points for the Breakers, while Levi Miongo added seven; Evan Owen and Jared Tamaleaa, six; Noraj Jean-Louis and Robert Olivera, four; Josiah Yeaton, three; and Chris Amisi, two.

Vinalhaven was 10-of-16 (62 percent) from the foul line, while Pine Tree Academy was 4-of-7 (57 percent).

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class D South, Vinalhaven (0-6, no points) is 12th, while Valley of Bingham (5-0, 12.7160 points) is first in the 12-team region. The top eight teams qualify for the playoffs.

Pine Tree Academy 70, Vinalhaven 27

At Freeport Dec. 20, the Breakers blanked the islanders in the first quarter and continued to surge en route to a lopsided win over the visitors. Pine Tree Academy led 14-0, 28-12 and 52-23 at the quarter breaks.

Keon Arey led Vinalhaven with seven points, while Joe Hopkins added six; Mikael Stone, five; Mitchell Hopkins, four; Elijah Ames, three; and Tim Farrelly, two.

Jared Tamaleaa scored 23 points to pace Pine Tree Academy, while Alexander Schlisner added 15; Josiah Yeaton, nine; Levi Miongo and Chris Amisi, eight; Evan Owen, five; and Noraj Jean-Louis, two.

The Vikings were 5-of-15 from the foul line and the Breakers 9-of-20 (45 percent).

Nokomis 49, Medomak Valley 45

At Waldoboro Dec. 21, the Warriors edged the Panthers in a tightly-contested game. Nokomis led 9-5 after the first quarter, while Medomak Valley led 22-15 at halftime and 32-30 after three quarters.

Josh Goldrup scored 15 points for Nokomis, while Ryan Creamer added eight; Gabe Allaire, seven; Alec Coughlin, five; Brent Stewart, four; and Brandon Starr, Ethan Spear and Alec Coughlin, two.

Josh Smestad netted 13 points for Nokomis, while Josh Perry added 10; Hayden Black, eight; Zach Hartsgrove, seven; Brock Graves, six; Brendon Noyes, three; and Andrew Hopkins, two.

The Panthers were 7-of-8 (87 percent) from the charity stripe, while the Warriors were 5-of-7 (71 percent).

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class A North, Medomak Valley (3-2, 3.0247 points) is eighth, while Gardiner (3-1, 7.3457 points) is first in the 12-team region. The top eight teams qualify for the playoffs.

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