WALDOBORO — Medomak Valley and Camden Hills have played many epic, classic basketball games against one another over the years and Panther and Windjammer fans expected more of the same in Tuesday night’s early-season doubleheader.

One of the games lived up to the Midcoast high school athletic rivals’ competitive history, while the other had its moments, for sure.

Medomak Valley’s Kory Donlin, left, and Camden Hills’ Owen Reynolds. Photo by Ken Waltz

In the end, the squads earned a split of the court affairs as the visiting Windjammers made key plays down the stretch to pull out a 58-51 win in a highly-competitive girls affair. It was the first victory on the young campaign for Camden Hills, while the Panthers remained winless.

The boys contest included a bundle of impressive and fun offensive bursts by the opponents, first Medomak Valley then Camden Hills, before the Panthers took control, and withstood a minor Windjammer push at the end, for a 71-58 victory The Panthers have two victories on the campaign while the Windjammers are winless.

Camden Hills’ Kirsten Jones, left, and Medomak Valley’s Haley Puchalski. Photo by Ken Waltz

The girls game proved fast-paced, energetic and highly-competitive, despite the teams playing down a few players from their normal rosters.

Camden Hills led 22-16, 36-31 and 48-47 at the breaks. The game was knotted 50-50 in the fourth stanza when the visitors made key plays, shots and free throws to pull away.

Medomak Valley’s Blake Morrison, left, and Camden Hills’ Will Duke. Photo by Ken Waltz

For the Windjammers, Bailey Curtis poured in 19 points, while Leah Jones added 14 and Kirsten Jones 10. Additionally, River Bell netted six points, Leah Snyder and Amelia Johnson, three; Rose Tohanczyn, two; and Molly Hixon, one.

Camden Hills made 14-of-17 free throws (82 percent) and six three-pointers, including three from Leah Jones, two from Curtis and one from Johnson.

Medomak Valley’s Sara Nelson, middle, and Haley Puchalski, back, along with Camden Hills’ Bailey Curtis (12), Kirsten Jones (3) and Leah Snyder. Photo by Ken Waltz

For Medomak Valley, Kytana Williamson led all scores with 22 points, while Addision McCormick added 15. Also, Audrey Jackson tallied nine points; Madilyn Simmons, two; and Haley Puchalski, one.

The hosts made 6-0f-13 free throws (46 percent) and five treys, four from Williamson and one from Jackson.

Medomak Valley’s Gabe Lash. Photo by Ken Waltz

Statically, Johnson (2 rebounds, 2 steals), Curtis (7 rebounds, 3 steals), Kirsten Jones (3 rebounds), Leah Jones (4 rebounds, 3 steals, 2 blocked shots), Snyder (2 rebounds, 2 assists, 5 steals), Tohanczyn (3 rebounds), Hixon (2 rebounds) and Bell (3 rebounds) led the visitors.

For the Panthers, McCormick (12 rebounds, 3 steals), Jackson (4 rebounds, 3 assists, 4 steals), Puchalski (6 rebounds, 2 assists), Williamson (11 rebounds, 6 assists, 3 steals) and Sara Nelson (4 rebounds, 5 assists, 4 steals) keyed the charge.

Medomak Valley’s Addison McCormick, left, and Camden Hills’ Rose Tohanczyn. Photo by Ken Waltz

In the boys game, the host Panthers bolted to a solid first-quarter advantage before the Windjammers sailed back into contention, before Medomak Valley finally put distance between itself and the visitors over the next few quarters. Camden Hills made a minor push in the final eight minutes, but could never overcome an early 30-point deficit.

The Panthers led 15-11, 35-18 and 59-33 at the quarter breaks.

Gabe Lash poured in a game-high 26 points, while Kory Donlin added 20 for the hosts. Also, Kevin Sincyr tallied nine points; Finn Parmley, seven; Blake Morrison, six; and Jaiden Starr, three.

The squad netted 16-of-27 foul shots (59 percent) and five three-pointers, including two from Donlin and Lash and one from Sincyr.

For the Windjammers, Nolan Ames netted 16 points, while Will Duke added 11; Quincy Messer, eight; Hunter Bell, seven; Owen Berez, four; Owen Reynolds, three; and Miles Spear, two.

The team made all six free throws, and Ames had four three-pointers, Duke two and Reynolds and Bell one.

Morrison (2 assists, 2 steals), Starr (6 assists, 5 steals), Sincyr (2 steals), Donlin (5 steals) and Lash (3 assists) also fared well in other statistical categories for the Panthers.