Throughout the 2021-22 winter season, it has been difficult for Midcoast high school basketball teams to gain consistency thanks to fits and starts to their weekly court schedules due to COVID-19 issues for them or opponents.

That has been the case for teams in Waldo, Knox and Lincoln counties, especially in recent weeks, but, while many contests have been postponed, some teams were able to get back in the game with contests in recent days.

Camden Hills’ Ryan Clifford, left, and Lawrence’s Connor Nutting. Photo by Ken Waltz

On Monday, Jan. 24, the Searsport boys slowly, but surely, pulled away from visiting Islesboro for a 69-28 win.

On Saturday, Jan. 22, Camden Hills split with Lawrence of Fairfield, as the Windjammer boys earned a 75-58 home victory over the Bulldogs, while the Windjammers girls, fresh off their first win of the campaign, lost 58-39 on the road.

Searsport’s Hunter Treat, left, and Islesboro’s Robert Conover. Photo by Ken Waltz

Meanwhile, North Haven played a pair of weekend games against two opponents. The Hawk boys lost to Valley of Bingham 93-11 and Rangeley 78-30, while the Hawk girls lost to Cavaliers 91-26 and Lakers 72-33. The Hawks also lost to Pine Tree Academy on Monday, 56-30 (boys) and 35-28 (girls).

As of Jan. 23, the Midcoast boys basketball standings were: Medomak Valley of Waldoboro, 9-3, .750; Oceanside of Rockland, 8-3, .727; Islesboro, 4-2, .667; Camden Hills of Rockport, 5-3, .625; Mount View of Thorndike, 7-5, .583; Vinalhaven, 3-3, .500; Searsport, 4-7, .364; Belfast, 2-10, .167; and North Haven, 0-6, .000.

Camden Hills’ Aidan O’Connell (34) is swarmed by a slew of Bulldogs. Photo by Ken Waltz

Additionally, the Midcoast girls basketball standings were: Oceanside, 10-0, 1.000; Medomak Valley, 7-4, .636; Mount View, 4-6, .400; Searsport, 3-7, .300; Belfast, 2-8, .200; North Haven, 1-5, .167; Camden Hills, 1-9, .100; Islesboro, 0-4, .000; and Vinalhaven, 0-6, .000.

Searsport’s Chase Brassbridge, left, and Islesboro’s Logan Burns. Photo by Ken Waltz

The following is a recap of recently-reported results:

Boys basketball

Searsport 69, Islesboro 28

At Searsport Jan. 24, the host Vikings grabbed control early and never relinquished it en route to a lopsided victory. Searsport led 18-2, 31-9 and 50-14 at the quarter breaks.

Josh Wright paced the Vikings with a 31-point performance, that included six three-pointers.

Also for the Vikings, Hunter Treat added 10 points; Gage Ellis and Chase Brassbridge, seven; Charlie Lewis, five; Ashton Ellis, three; and Cole Ellis, Oliver Carisero and Sam Cahill, two. The hosts made 9-of-23 free throws (39 percent) and nine treys, including one from Treat, Lewis and Gage Ellis.

For Isleboro, Robert Conover tallied seven points; Alex Watson, five; Sam Jagger, four; Dylan Frank and Shamus Dove, three; and Chase Jagger and Nathan Waldron, two. The Eagles finished 7-of-15 (47 percent) from the foul line, while Watson netted the lone trey.

Camden Hills’ Westen DeWaard plays against Lawrence on Jan. 22 in high school boys basketball in Rockport. The host Windjammers beat the Bulldogs of Fairfield 75-58. Photo by Ken Waltz

Camden Hills 75, Lawrence 58

At Rockport Jan. 22, the Windjammers and Bulldogs of Fairfield were embroiled in a competitive affair until the hosts used a couple of offensive surges to pull out a comfortable victory. It was the first game for Camden Hills in a few weeks.

The game was tied 14-14 after one quarter, while Camden Hills pushed ahead 38-31 at halftime and 51-44 after three stanzas.

Camden Hills’ Eben Fagonde. Photo by Ken Waltz

For the Windjammers, who connected on seven three-pointers, Aidan O’Connell tallied 18 points; Liam O’Neal, 14; Ryan Clifford, 13; Westen DeWaard, 10; Dylan Morgenstern, eight; Hunter Norton, six; and Hunter Bell, Eben Fagonde and Quincy Messer, two.

Camden Hills netted 8-of-9 free throws (89 percent) and O’Connell nailed four treys, O’Neal, two and Clifford one.

For Lawrence, Noah Lambert tallied 17 points; Conner Nutting, 11; Cade Scott, 10; Gavin Hunt and Parker Higgins, six; Lucas Campbell, four; and Dane Zawistoski and Andrew Trembley, two.

The Bulldogs made 5-of-9 foul shots (56 percent) and Lambert connected on the lone trey.

Bangor Christian 56, Searsport 47

At Searsport Jan. 17, the Patriots outscored the Vikings 20-10 down the stretch and netted a road victory. The squads were tied 12-12 after the first quarter, while Bangor Christian led 28-19 at halftime. Searsport took a 37-36 edge after three quarters.

Josh Wright scored 14 points for Searsport, while Gage Ellis and Sam Cahill added 11; Tim Smith, 10; and Sean Paige, one.

Jalen Reed netted 20 points for Bangor Christian, while Conrad Staubel added 13 and Jason Libby nine.

The Vikings were 4-of-6 (67 percent) from the charity stripe, while the Patriots were 3-of-9 (33 percent).

Girls basketball

Lawrence 52, Camden Hills 36

At Fairfield Jan. 22, the visiting Windjammers could not keep pace with the host Bulldogs, who led 12-9, 26-19 and 38-28 at the quarter breaks.

For the Windjammers, Tessa Whitley tallied 10 points; Mattie Luce, seven; Ella Graffam, six; Molly Hixon, four; and Mila Bonometti, Lauren Howland and Bailey Curtis, three. Camden Hills made 6-of-14 free throws (43 percent) and Curtis and Howland drilled three-pointers.

For Lawrence, Bri Poulin netted 12 points; Lizzie Dumont, Nadia Morrison and Ali Higgins, nine; Emily Haggarty, seven; Lily Gray, four; and Elizabeth Crommet, two. The Bulldogs made 10-of-16 foul shots (63 percent).

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