As the high school basketball regular season winds to a close Midcoast teams hoped to climb the ladder in their regions with late victories on Monday and Tuesday, Jan. 29-30.

The Vinalhaven boys bested North Haven in an island battle on Tuesday, while the Medomak Valley boys posted a win over Lawrence of Fairfield on Monday.

Panther squads also fell to Hampden Academy, as did Camden Hills teams to Mount Ararat of Topsham in games played on Tuesday.

Click for photos from the Mount Ararat at Camden Hills girls game.

The following is a recap of reported results:

Hampden Academy 45, Medomak Valley 31

At Hampden Jan. 30, the Panthers hung with the mighty Broncos through three quarters, but the hosts pulled away down the stretch en route to victory. Hampden Academy led 13-9, 24-15 and 30-25 at the quarter breaks.

Josh Goldrup led the Panthers with a 14-point, eight-rebound effort, while Gabe Allaire added six points; Brent Stewart, five; and Ryan Creamer, Chris Bowman and Alec Coughlin, two.

Ian McIntyre scored 18 points — including netting his 1,000th career point — to lead the Broncos, while Bryce Lausier added 11; Thomas Raye, six; John Wolfington and Kory Winch, four; and Michael Raye, two.

Medomak Valley was 3-of-7 (43 percent) from the foul line, while Hampden Academy connected on 10 free throws.

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class A North, Medomak Valley (10-5, 50.5556 points) is sixth, while Hampden Academy (14-1, 115.8025 points) is first in the 12-team region. The top eight teams qualify for the playoffs.

Mount Ararat 52, Camden Hills 51

At Topsham Jan. 30, the Eagles edged the visiting Windjammers. Camden Hills led 16-10 after the first quarter, while Mount Ararat led 28-25 at halftime. The Windjammers then retook a 41-35 lead after three quarters.

Noah Heidorn scored 18 points for Camden Hills, while John Curtin added 12; Daniel Peabody, nine; Michael Kremin and Jesse Fraser, five; and Michael McGeady, two.

Jared Balser scored 20 points for Mount Ararat, while Austin Damon added 13; Will Kavanaugh, nine; Max Spelke, Tanner Greenleaf and Nick Merrill, three; and Kyle Brennan, two.

The Windjammers were 5-of-13 (38 percent) from the foul line, while the Eagles made 8-of-10 (80 percent).

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class A North, Camden Hills (8-6, 52.9630 points) is fourth, while Hampden Academy (14-1, 115.8025 points) is first in the 12-team region. The top eight teams qualify for the playoffs.

Vinalhaven 52, North Haven 30

At Vinalhaven Jan. 30, the Vikings bested the Hawks in a battle between island schools. Vinalhaven led 18-6, 26-10 and 41-29 at the quarter breaks.

Mikael Stone scored 22 points to key Vinalhaven, while Elijah Ames added 17; Tim Farrelly, seven; and Keon Arey, six.

Tyrese Edwards scored 17 points for North Haven, while Vincent Colvino added eight; Brandon Brown, three; and Sean Haskell, two.

The Vikings were 4-of-7 (57 percent) from the foul line, while the Hawks were 1-of-4.

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class D South, Vinalhaven (4-14, 11.2809 points) is ninth, while North Haven (3-11, 3.6111 points) is 11th. Greenville (12-2, 88.3333 points) is first in the 12-team region. The top eight teams qualify for the playoffs.

Medomak Valley 44, Lawrence 41

At Waldoboro Jan. 29, the Panthers netted their sixth straight game with a triumph over the Bulldogs. Lawrence led 14-2 after the first quarter, 24-22 at halftime and 33-32 after three quarters.

Josh Goldrup finished with a 22-point, 10-rebound performance to pace Medomak Valley, while Alec Coughlin added eight; Gabe Allaire and Chris Bowman, four; and Ryan Creamer, Brent Stewart and Nathan Emerson, two.

Gavin Herrin and Kobe Nadeau led Lawrence with 12 points, while Dylan Martin-Hachey added seven; Isaiah Schooler, five; Nick Robertson, three; and Christian Adams, two.

The Panthers were 8-of-10 (80 percent) from the foul line, while the Bulldogs were 2-of-4 (50 percent).

Girls basketball

Hampden Academy 56, Medomak Valley 39

At Waldoboro Jan. 30, the highly-touted Broncos dealt the Panthers their fourth straight loss. Hampden Academy led 10-6, 25-13 and 43-26 at the quarter breaks.

Hallie Kunesh paced the Panthers with 11 points, while Gabby DePatsy added 10; Lydia Simmons, eight; Sadie Cohen, four; and Maddy White, Kayla Donlin and Cheyenne Nash, two.

Bailey Donovan poured in 24 points to lead the Broncos, while Brooklynn Scott added eight; Braylee Wildman, seven; Sophia Narofsky, six; Camryn Bouchard, Marissa Gilpin and Peyton Smith, three; and Alydia Brillant, two.

Medomak Valley netted 13-of-21 (62 percent) from the foul line, while Hampden Academy was 19-of-26 (73 percent).

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class A North, Medomak Valley (9-6, 46.4815 points) is seventh, while Hampden Academy (14-2, 117.2840 points) is first in the 12-team region. The top eight teams qualify for the playoffs.

Mount Ararat 66, Camden Hills 52

At Rockport Jan. 30, the Eagles soared past the Windjammers. Mt. Ararat led 19-17, 31-25 and 53-43 at the quarter breaks.

MiAe DeWaard scored 27 points to lead the ‘Jammers, while Lauren Miller added 14; Mya Wiley, seven; and Audrey Bowman and Laticia Billings, two.

Kyle Greenleaf scored 21 points for the Eagles, while Ainsley Bryant added 17; Lauren Sturgess and Theresa Breed, nine; Alexa Eaton, six; and Caitlin Smith and Abby Sirois, two.

Camden Hills was 6-of-16 (37 percent) from the foul line, while Mt. Ararat was 18-of-22 (81 percent).

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class A North, Camden Hills (2-12, 7.2840 points) is 10th, while Hampden Academy (14-2, 123.4568 points) is first in the 12-team region. The top eight teams qualify for the playoffs.

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