Riding a three-game losing streak after a brutal four-game stretch to start the regular season, the Camden Hills boys basketball team was in desperate need of a win — and got one at home on Wednesday night, Dec. 27 with a 70-66 decision over Gardiner.

Camden Hills led 15-13 after the first quarter and 35-24 at halftime, and maintained that 11-point edge — 51-40 — after three quarters.

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The Windjammers got topnotch efforts from their “big three” — seniors Noah Heidorn, Daniel Peabody and John Curtin — as the trio scored 65 of their 70 points.

Heidorn led the way with a 27-point effort, while Peabody added 24 and Curtin 14. Jesse Fraser also had three points for the hosts and Michael McGeady two.

Connor Maguire scored 20 points for Gardiner, while Isaiah Magee added 15; Cole Lawrence, nine; Kyle Johnson, eight; and Gavin McArthur and Ben Shaw, seven.

The Windjammers were 8-of-15 (53 percent) from the foul line, while the Tigers were 6-of-10 (60 percent).

After winning its first game of the season over Lincoln Academy, Camden Hills dropped contests to Hampden Academy, Medomak Valley and Oceanside of Rockland/Thomaston before its bounce-back win over the Tigers.

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class A North, Camden Hills (2-3, 4.2593 points) is seventh, while Hampden Academy (5-1, 12.2222 points) is first in the 12-team region. The top 12 teams qualify for the playoffs.

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