Traditional sloppy, wet, cold, snowy, slippery and windy winter has finally arrived in the Pine Tree State and one way to heat things up is to play a boatload of high school regular-season basketball games.

And that happened in spades in recent days.

Camden Hills’ Leah Snyder, left, and Lawrence’s Hope Bouchard. Photo by Ken Waltz

With the jam-packed Martin Luther King Jr. slate on Monday, Jan. 16 wiped out and half of the contests on Tuesday, Jan. 17 in the same boat due to inclement weather, only Searsport were action as the Vikings trekked north to Guilford for a doubleheader at Piscataquis.

In the end, the Pirates defended their home court and claimed wins as the boys earned a 61-32 victory and the girls 40-22 decision.

The action continued Wednesday, Jan. 18 as Belfast secured wins (the Lion boys the first of the campaign), as did the Camden Hills of Rockport, Oceanside of Rockland and Medomak Valley of Waldoboro boys. The Panther girls also prevailed (see separate story).

Camden Hills’ Leah Jones, left, and River Bell. Photo by Ken Waltz

The Vinalhaven boys earned a road win over Pine Tree Academy of Freeport Thursday, Jan. 19, while the Viking girls — and the Searsport girls — lost to to the Breakers and Sumner of Sullivan, respectively.

On Friday, Jan. 20 the Viking boys and Breaker girls prevailed in rematches from the previous day.

Nine games were on the docket on Saturday, Jan. 21, which resulted in wins for the Searsport, along with the Mount View boys.

The following is a recap of reported games:


Searsport 55, Islesboro 26

At Islesboro Jan. 21, the Vikings distanced themselves from the Eagles in the second half and bested the islanders. The squads were tied 10-10 after the first quarter, while Searsport led 22-16 at halftime and 45-24 after three stanzas.

Landon Economy led Searsport with 17 points, while Gage Ellis added 13; Tim Smith, 11; Ashton Ellis, eight; and Oliver Carbisiero, Kael Morrill and Cole Ellis, two.

Alex Watson paced Islesboro with 10 points, while Tobias Conover added eight; Harper Conover, five; and Finnegan Calderwood, three. Dylan Frank and Watson had nine rebounds, while Logan Burns and Blake Zlotkowski added eight.

The Vikings were 7-of-13 (54 percent) from the foul line, while the Eagles were 5-of-11 (45 percent).

Camden Hills’ Owen Reynolds. Photo by Mark Haskell

Forest Hills 81, North Haven 30

At Jackman Jan. 21, the Tigers prowled to their 11th win in 12 tries, this time over the Hawks. Forest Hills led 36-5, 62-14 and 70-23 at the quarter breaks.

Jon Brown buoyed the islanders with 12 points, while Caden Cabot added six; Jack Ames, five; Ezra Davidson, four; Quinton Spence, two; and Bryn Campbell, one.

Maddox Cuddy netted 23 points for Forest Hills, while Aaden Nadeau added 16; Mason Desjardins, 13; Cooper Daigle, 10; Hiram Logston, eight; Blaine Nadeau, seven; and Braden Welch, two.

The Hawks were 3-of-4 (75 percent) from the foul line, while the Tigers were 3-of-10 (30 percent).

Mount View 57, Washington Academy 49

At Thorndike Jan. 21, the Mustangs jumped to a sizable first-quarter lead and maintained that edge throughout en route to a home win. Mount View led 19-8, 29-23 and 43-32 at the quarter breaks.

Noah Hurd poured in a game-high 28 points for the ‘Stangs, while Max Bottenfield added 11; Tyler Russell, nine; Wyatt Evensen, four; Nick Cobb, three; and Collin Jones, two.

For the Raiders, Brandon Porter scored 18 points, while Clay Grossman and Donavan Marzoll added eight; Gabe Leighton, seven; Ben Griffin, six; and Max Cates, three.

Mount View was 1-of-8 (12 percent) from the free-throw line, while Washington Academy was 11-of-21 (52 percent).

Camden Hills’ Will Duke, left, looks to scoop and score. Photo by Mark Haskell

Lawrence 51, Camden Hills 47

At Fairfield Jan. 21, the Bulldogs edged the Windjammers in a back-and-forth affair. Lawrence led 10-7 after the first quarter, while Camden Hills led 22-19 at halftime. Lawrence retook a 37-28 advantage after three quarters.

Dane Zawistowski netted 15 points for the Bulldogs, while Conner Nutting added 13; Michael Hamlin, eight; Gavin Lunt, seven; Parker Higgins, six; and Lucas Campbell, two.

Will Duke led the Windjammers with 26 points, while Nolan Ames added eight; Ben Tohanczyn, six; Hollis Schwalm, three; and Owen Reynolds and Evan Kimble, two.

Camden Hills was 8-of-10 (80 percent) from the foul line, while Lawrence was 13-of-27 (48 percent).

Vinalhaven 47, Pine Tree Academy 28

At Freeport Jan. 20, the Vikings made it two wins in as many days over the host Breakers. Vinalhaven led 12-9, 28-13 and 38-22 at the quarter breaks.

Robbie Swears keyed the islanders with 15 points, while Joe Lazaro added 11; Tanner Lazaro, eight; Trey Goodrich, seven; Sam Wentworth, four; and Kyle Grant, two.

For the Breakers, Colby Solberg tossed in eight points, while Senis Belandria added six; Samuel Batista, five; Mason Littell, four; Jessy Ishimwe, three; and Andres Avendano, two.

Vinalhaven was 5-of-16 (31 percent) from the foul line, while PTA was 1-of-2 (50 percent).

Vinalhaven 59, Pine Tree Academy 37

At Freeport Jan. 19, the islanders went on a 20-7 run in the fourth quarter and pulled away to beat the Breakers. Vinalhaven led 9-6, 23-19 and 39-30 at the quarter breaks.

Robbie Swears poured in 29 points to lead the Viking offense, while Trey Goodrich added 14; Kyle Grant, eight; Joe Lazaro and Sam Wentworth, four; and Tanner Lazaro, two.

Silas Yeaton scored 15 points for the Breakers, while Colby Solberg added 10; Senis Belandria, six; and Mason Littell and Asher Hart, three.

Vinalhaven converted 7-of-17 (41 percent) free-throw attempts and Pine Tree Academy 6-of-9 (67 percent).

Camden Hills 67, Erskine Academy 56

At Rockport Jan. 18, the Windjammers pulled away from the Eagles in the second half and sailed to victory. Erskine Academy of South China led 17-15 after the first quarter, while Camden Hills led 32-29 at halftime and 52-39 after three stanzas.

Fans in the Windjammer student section react as Camden Hills’ Nolan Ames, right, dribbles around a defender. CHRHS athletic director Jeff Hart, a former hoop coach at the school, watches from back left. Photo by Mark Haskell

Will Duke netted 23 points to lead the Windjammers, while Nolan Ames added 13; Owen Reynolds, 12; Owen Berez, six; Evan Kimble and Ben Tohanczyn, five; and Hollis Schwalm, three.

Kaden Porter netted 18 points for the Eagles, while Tristan Anderson added 14; Bo Johnson, seven; Emmett Appel, six; Nathan Robinson, five; and Gabe Pelletier, Noah Crommett and Keenan Clark, two.

Camden Hills was 21-of-29 (72 percent) from the charity stripe, while Erskine Academy was 8-of-14 (57 percent).

Medomak Valley 70, Maranacook 53

At Readfield Jan. 18, the Panthers continued to surge through the regular season with a lopsided road win over the Black Bears. Medomak Valley led 18-5, 29-25 and 55-39 at the quarter breaks.

Kory Donlin poured in 27 points to pace the Panthers, while Blake Morrison added 14; Gabe Lash, 11; Kevin Sincyr, eight; Jaiden Starr, seven; and Finn Parmley, three. Lash, Donlin and Starr grabbed seven rebounds and Starr made five steals.

Keagan McClure led the Black Bears with 18 points, while Brayden St. Pierre added 16; Jacob McLaughlin, eight; Elijah Freeman, seven; Luke McLaughlin, three; and Nick Wilson, one.

Medomak Valley was 16-of-23 (70 percent) from the free-throw line, while Maranacook was 11-of-15 (73 percent).

Camden Hills’ Evan Kimble, left, and Erskine Academy’s Keenan Clark. Photo by Mark Haskell

Oceanside 74, Leavitt 44

At Rockland Jan. 18, the Mariners outscored the Hornets in each quarter and sailed to a 30-point win. Oceanside led 17-8, 34-20 and 51-29 at the quarter breaks.

Carter Galley keyed the Mariner offensive attack with 19 points, while Zeb Foster added 16; Cohen Galley, 15; Alex Collins, 10; Zach Woodman, five; and Ben Tripp, four. Collins added eight rebounds and Alex Bartlett six.

Sawyer Hathaway paced the Hornets of Turner with 13 points, while Brett Coburn tallied 12; Aiden Turcotte, nine; Nick Morin, four; and Keegin Roy and Sawyer Bubier, two.

Oceanside was 4-of-8 (50 percent) from the foul line, while Leavitt was 9-of-13 (69 percent).

Belfast 45, Waterville 43

At Waterville Jan. 18, the Lions edged the Purple Panthers and prowled to a two-point win — their first victory of 2022-23. Waterville led 7-4, 17-13 and 27-24 at the quarter breaks before Belfast closed the game on a 21-16 run.

K.J. Payson led Belfast with 13 points, while James Ritter tallied 10; Eli Veilleux, six; Eli Slaughter and Zeke Slaughter, five; Elias Higgins, four; and Bobby Banks, two.

Dustin Hunter paced Waterville with 13 points, while Jace Bryan added eight; Garrett Gendreau, five; Nick Poulin, four; Chris Nawfel and Derek Couture, three; John Nawfel, Cade Rogers and Asher Grazulis, two; and Ethan Hobart, one.

The Lions were 8-of-22 (36 percent) from the charity stripe, while the Purple Panthers were 7-of-11 (63 percent).

George Stevens Academy 60, Searsport 27

At Searsport Jan. 18, the Eagles held the Vikings off the scoreboard through the first eight minutes and rode that momentum to a road win. GSA led 16-0, 25-10 and 45-20 at the quarter breaks.

Gage Ellis led the Vikings with eight points, while Landon Economy and Tim Smith added five; Cole Ellis, four; Oliver Carbisiero and Ashton Ellis, two; and Ravon Carbisiero, one.

Patrick Diagon scored 17 points for the visitors, while Coby Reynolds tossed in 16; Wyatt Allen and Brockett Muir, eight; Sean Morey, three; and Sol Lorio, Brady Pert, Cameron Charette and Cameron Walden, two.

Searsport was 5-of-14 (36 percent) from the foul line, while GSA was 9-of-19 (47 percent).

Piscataquis 61, Searsport 32

At Guilford Jan. 17, the Pirates pulled away from the Vikings in the second half and emerged with a home victory. Piscataquis led 11-4, 19-14 and 45-21 at the quarter breaks.

Tim Smith paced Searsport with 14 points, while Landon Economy added 12 and Gage Ellis six.

Scott Chadbourne keyed PCHS with 19 points, while Brady Gaw tossed in 17; Ben Higgins and Noah Kain, eight; Ty Cobb, three; and Gabe Soctomah, Gaige Tracy and Dawson Simpson, two.

The Vikings were 6-of-11 (54 percent) from the charity stripe, while the Pirates were 8-of-14 (57 percent).


Lawrence 55, Camden Hills 27

At Rockport Jan. 21, the Bulldog offense clicked from start to finish in a lopsided win over the Windjammers. Lawrence led 18-3, 36-9 and 49-18 at the quarter breaks.

Brianna Poulin scored 13 points for Lawrence, while Madalyn Provost added 10; Alicen Higgins, nine; Elizabeth Crommett, seven; Nadia Morrison, six; Hope Bouchard and Lilly Gray, four; and Ashley Shores, two.

Amelia Johnson scored eight points for the hosts, while River Bell added six; Rose Tohanczyn, four; Leah Jones, Maddie Cronkite, Bailey Curtis and Molly Hixon, two; and Kirsten Jones, one.

The Windjammers were 4-of-9 (44 percent) from the foul line, while the Bulldogs were 6-of-7 (86 percent).

Forest Hills 45, North Haven 34

At Jackman Jan. 21, the Tigers held the Hawks at arm’s-length throughout the 32-minute affair and emerged with the victory. Forest Hills led 13-5, 25-13 and 39-23 at the quarter breaks.

Addison Chaisson netted nine points for Forest Hills, while Allie Dunning added eight; Hailey Welch and Janessa Moffitt, six; Carli Frigon and Emma Lacasse, four; and Morgan Petrucci, Emma Vining and Aurelie Poulin, two.

North Haven was led on the floor by Izzy Haskell (9 points, 6 rebounds), Hannah White (9 points, 3 rebounds, 2 blocked shots, 6 steals, 6 assists), Sophie Hansen (6 points, 16 rebounds, 6 blocks, 2 steals), Abby Lattimer (6 points, 15 rebounds, 2 blocks), Whitney Newman (2 points, 2 rebounds, 2 blocks) and Maddie Lattimer (2 points, 3 rebounds).

The Hawks were 4-of-10 (40 percent) from the foul line, while the Tigers netted 5-of-9 attempts (56 percent).

Camden Hills’ Molly Hixon. Photo by Ken Waltz

Searsport 45, Islesboro 31

At Islesboro Jan. 21, the Vikings made the 20-minute boat ride from Lincolnville to the island and returned with a 14-point win. Searsport led 8-6, 20-11 and 36-20 at the quarter breaks.

Julianna Sprague led Searsport with 19 points, while Emily Mello added 15; Laura Warman, four; Baeleigh Bagley, three; and Joanna Wilson and Jade Stone, two.

Rosie Brimley paced Islesboro with 13 points, while Reagan Field added seven; Alma Bewsher, six; Anna Zlotkowski, three; and Sam Conover, two.

The Vikings were 7-of-12 (58 percent) from the charity stripe, while the Eagles were 2-of-11 (18 percent).

Washington Academy 44, Mount View 39

At Thorndike Jan. 21, the Raiders jumped to a big first-quarter lead and held on for a five-point win. Washington Academy led 18-5, 27-12 and 32-29 at the quarter breaks.

Arianna Bradeen scored 19 points for Mount View, while Savannah Lorenz added 14; Hannah Ferreira, three; Bella Serrano, two; and Emily Richards, one.

For Washington Academy, with first names unavailable, M. Cates tossed in 10 points, while A. Williams and R. Vote added nine; C. Kilton and R. Crosman, five; S. Moulton, four; and A. Cates, two.

The Mustangs were 8-of-14 (57 percent) from the foul line, while the Raiders were 5-of-13 (38 percent).

Pine Tree Academy 29, Vinalhaven 20

At Freeport Jan. 20, the Breakers netted a nine-point win over the Vikings. Pine Tree Academy led 12-4, 14-8 and 25-10 at the quarter breaks.

Adelle Wadsworth scored nine points for Vinalhaven, while Maddie Miller added five; Chelsea Waite, three; Lydia Wentworth, two; and Amy Ricker, one.

Paige Tyson scored 20 points for PTA, while Chantal Bazlane added seven and Elsa Knowles two.

The Vikings were 4-of-14 (29 percent) from the foul line, while the Breakers 3-of-6 (50 percent).

Sumner 43, Searsport 38

At Searsport Jan. 19, the Tigers erased an early deficit and prowled past the Vikings. Searsport led 15-6 after the first quarter, while Sumner led 24-19 at halftime and 30-24 after three quarters.

Emily Mello tossed in 19 points for Searsport, while Julianna Sprague added 18 and Baileigh Bagley one.

Bri Flaherty paced Sumner with 24 points, while Clara Christiansen added seven; Alana Welch, four; and Callie Chase, Kali McLean, Brooklyn Newerhan and Taylor Newerhan, two.

The Vikings were 8-of-17 (47 percent) from the foul line, while the Tigers were 10-of-19 (53 percent).

Pine Tree Academy 31, Vinalhaven 24

At Freeport Jan. 19, the Breakers pulled away from the islanders in the second half and emerged victorious. PTA led 9-8, 13-12 and and 23-18 at the quarter breaks.

Adelle Wadsworth scored 14 points for Vinalhaven, while Chelsea Waite and Lydia Wentworth added four and Maddie Miller two. Wadsworth added 11 rebounds, while Makayla Martin made seven steals.

Paige Tyson paced PTA with 18 points, while Chantal Baziane added 11 and Madelyn Verrill two.

The Vikings were 2-of-8 (25 percent) from the foul line, while the Breakers were 5-of-8 (62 percent).

Erskine Academy 34, Camden Hills 27

At South China Jan. 18, the Eagles held the Windjammers at arm’s-length throughout the 32-minute affair and netted a seven-point win. Erskine Academy led 7-6, 21-17 and 25-21 at the quarter breaks.

Leah Jones scored eight points for Camden Hills, while Kirsten Jones added seven; Rose Tohanczyn, four; Leah Snyder, three; Amelia Johnson and Bella Ward, two; and Maddie Cronkite, one.

Emma Stred led Erskine Academy with 15 points, while Cassie LaCroix added eight; Mackenzie Toner, seven; and Grace Hutchins, four.

The Windjammers were 2-of-6 (33 percent) from the foul line, while the Eagles were 10-of-20 (50 percent).

Belfast 47, Waterville 31

At Belfast Jan. 18, the Lions defended their home court with ease as they bested the Purple Panthers by 16 points. Belfast led 15-9, 23-13 and 34-24 at the quarter breaks.

Halle Tripp pumped in 20 points to lead Belfast, while Julie Darres added seven; Alanna Nichols, five; Jordyn Mackay, three; and Gabby Genthner, Maddie Deans, Audri Goodwin, Peyton Wadsworth, Madi Goodwin and Jaiden Philbrook, two.

Dakodah Aldrich led Waterville with 12 points, while Mara Von Oesen added 10; Abigail Williams, four; Madison Gervais and Danikah Harrison, two; and Arrianah Brunelle, one.

The Lions were 2-of-4 (50 percent) from the foul line, while the Purple Panthers were 9-of-19 (47 percent).

Piscataquis 40, Searsport 22

At Guilford Jan. 17, the Pirates held the Vikings to a single first-quarter field goal and rode that momentum to an 18-point win. Piscataquis led 6-2, 20-10 and 31-19 at the quarter breaks.

Julianna Sprague netted 14 points for Searsport and Emily Mello eight.

For PCHS, Ava Goulette scored 15 points, while Kendall Kimball and Abbey Ricker added eight; Hope Hunt, three; and Brookelynn Hunt, Arianna Crosby and Katelynn White, two.

The Vikings were 5-of-17 (29 percent) from the foul line, while the Pirates were 5-of-14 (36 percent).

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