Updated with link to photos

Knowlton sets Windjammer girls scoring mark in win over Panthers

Senior surpasses Cressler, has McFarland's overall record in her sights
By Ken Waltz and Bane Okholm | Jan 31, 2013
Photo by: Bane Okholm Camden Hills' Jordan Knowlton reaches for the ball in front of several players, including teammate Rachel Pease, right, and Medomak Valley's Desiree Benner, far right, during a Jan. 31 high school girls basketball game in Waldoboro. The visiting Windjammers won 57-39. Knowlton set the all-time Windjammer girls career scoring record during the contest.

Waldoboro — One night. One game. One player. One new team standard.

Senior Jordan Knowlton helped spearhead the Camden Hills girls basketball squad to a 57-39 road victory over host Medomak Valley Thursday night, Jan. 31 and, in the process, became the Windjammer girls all-time career points leader.

Entering Thursday's game with the Panthers, Knowlton needed five points to surpass Megan Cressler's all-time Windjammer girls basketball scoring mark. Knowlton did that with ease and now has another, even more significant, mark to reach.

Knowlton tallied 21 points Thursday and now has 1,393 for her career, which puts her 11 points shy of surpassing Tyler McFarland as the all-time Windjammer career scorer for boys or girls in Camden Regional High School or Camden-Rockport High School history.

Cressler, who finished her career with 1,376 points, graduated from CRHS, while McFarland, who finished at 1,403 points, toiled for CHRHS.

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Knowlton needed four points to tie Cressler's mark and five to surpass it entering Thursday night. With two quick first-quarter hoops, Knowlton tied the mark and surpassed Cressler's record with a short lane shot with 4:51 left in the opening stanza.

Knowlton said it is "amazing" to set the Windjammer girls scoring mark, but added that she is more focused on helping her team make a strong playoff push. She said the Windjammers played "as a team" against the Panthers. She said qualifying for the postseason and playing well in the playoffs is the focus for both her and the squad.

Knowlton, who will play basketball at the University of Southern Maine starting next year, helped the Windjammers grab leads of 16-5, 31-22 and 57-35 at the quarter breaks against Medomak Valley.

Beside's Knowlton's 21 points, other Windjammer offensive leaders were Rachel Pease with 13 points; Megan LeGage, 10; Bekah Hilt and Kristina Alex, both six; and Katie McMorrow, one. The Windjammers finished 5-of-11 (31 percent) from the free-throw line. Knowlton tallied 12 points in the first half and nine in the second.

For Medomak Valley, Hannah Marks poured in 15 points, while Amanda Hendrickson-Belloguet and Elise Wallace added six; Hannah Heald, four; Taylor Simmons, three; Desiree Benner and Missy Phlbrook, both two; and Sammie Griffin, one. The Panthers made 6-of-10 foul shots (60 percent).

In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class B, Camden Hills (10-5, 51.3272 points) is seventh and Medomak Valley (4-11, 11.3580 points) 14th. Presque Isle (16-0, 125.1543 points) is first in the 19-team region. The top 13 teams qualify for the playoffs.

Courier Publications sports staff can be reached by phone at 207-594-4401 or by email at sports@courierpublicationsllc.com.

Comments (2)
Posted by: Tammy Luce | Feb 01, 2013 08:51

why dont you post pictures or take pictures of the freshman girls that whooped camdens butt by a longshot posted by Bruce Warren


Posted by: Carolee Lynn Geel | Feb 01, 2013 08:48

Great Game Lady Windjammers!

Congrats Jordan!

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