ROCKLAND  — The Midcoast high school athletic rivalries between Oceanside and Camden Hills basketball teams were renewed on the hardwood on Tuesday night, Jan. 3 as the Mariners — with state championship aspirations — sailed to a pair of lopsided wins over the Windjammers in an early-season doubleheader.

In the girls game, the defending state Class B champion Mariners of Rockland emerged with their 40th straight victory with a 70-27 win, while the Mariner boys matched their schoolmates point for point in a 70-49 decision over the Windjammers of Rockport.

Oceanside’s Audrey Mackie (12) and Camden Hills’ Amelia Johnson. In the background is Mariner Bailey Breen. Photo by Mark Haskell

The victories brought the Mariner girls to 7-0 and boys 6-1, while the Windjammer girls fell to 2-4 and boys 1-5.

The following is a recap of both contests:


Oceanside 70, Camden Hills 27

At Rockland Jan. 3, the Mariners scored the first nine points and never looked back on way to a lopsided win over the Windjammers. Oceanside led 13-4, 32-10 and 58-18 at the quarter breaks.

Oceanside’s Emily Sykes (34), along with Rose Tohancxyn, right, among others. Photo by Mark Haskell

Bailey Breen scored 32 points over the game’s final three stanzas to pace Oceanside, while Aubri Hoose and Audrey Mackie added 16; Abby Waterman, six; and Renee Ripley, two. Breen also pulled down 14 rebounds, while Waterman grabbed 10 caroms and Mackie finished with seven assists and six steals.

Bella Ward, Leah Jones and Maddie Kronkite canned six points for Camden Hills, while Rose Tohanczyn added four; Bailey Curtis, three; and Kirsten Jones and Molly Hixon, one.

Oceanside’s Abby Waterman, right, and Camden Hills’ Rose Tohanczyn. Photo by Mark Haskell

The Mariners were 8-of-10 (80 percent) from the foul line, while the Windjammers were 4-of-7 (57 percent).

Oceanside went on a 9-0 run to start after Hoose hit a trey from the wing, Mackie canned a short-range jumper, Hoose streaked for a fast-break layup after a steal by Mackie and Waterman hit a midrange jumper.

Camden Hills got on the board in a big way when Cronkite converted the rare four-point play after being fouled on a made three-pointer, but the hosts scored the final four points of the stanza after a baseline layup by Hoose and bucket by Waterman.

Hixon started the second quarter with a free throw to cut Camden Hills’ deficit to eight points, but Oceanside went on a 19-6 run to end the half, 12 of which came from the 6-foot 3-inch Breen, who asserted her will inside against the smaller, younger Windjammers.


Oceanside 70, Camden Hills 49

At Rockland Jan. 3, the Mariners sailed to an early lead and shipwrecked any shot of a Windjammer rally en route to their sixth win. Oceanside led 20-13, 38-24 and 51-32 at the quarter breaks.

Carter Galley pumped in a game-high 20 points for the Mariners, while Alex Collins added 15; Zeb Foster and Zach Woodman, 11; Cohen Galley, eight; Alex Bartlett, three; and Maddox Robishaw, two. Collins also pulled down nine rebounds and Bartlett eight, while Carter Galley added four steals and six assists and Cohen Galley seven assists.

Camden Hills’ Nolan Ames. Photo by Mark Haskell

Westen DeWaard and Quincy Messer paced the Windjammers with 17 points, while Nolan Ames added five; Will Duke and Owen Reynolds, four; and Ben Tohanczyn, two.

Oceanside netted 12-of-18 (67 percent) free throws, while Camden Hills converted 10-of-15 (67 percent).

Oceanside scored 11 of the game’s first 12 points, nine of which came from Carter Galley and led by a pair of early three-pointers.

Oceanside’s Zeb Foster, left, and Camden Hills’ Westen DeWaard. Photo by Mark Haskell

That hot start was paramount to the Mariners’ effort to hold the Windjammers at arm’s-length throughout the rest of the contest. The visitors never went away, but, ultimately, got no closer than seven points the rest of the game as Oceanside wielded too much offensive firepower.

Camden Hills rattled off seven straight points in the second quarter after Messer converted a three-point play, an additional hoop and DeWaard a pair of free throws after a technical foul to bring the Windjammers within 31-24.

However, the Mariners, as they did with nearly every Windjammer run during the 32-minute affair, answered with a run of their own as a Woodman triple and four straight points from Carter Galley — including two foul shots — led Oceanside to close the half on a seven-point run.

Camden Hills, without head coach Jon Moro on Tuesday due to illness and coached by assistant coaches Joel Gabriele and Marty Messer, got no closer than 12 points the rest of the way.