High school boys and girls basketball

Panthers, Windjammers, Vikings in end-of-year court clashes

By Staff | Jan 02, 2018

It was a memorable end to the 2017 calendar year for a handful of high school basketball squads on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 29-30 as the Medomak Valley and Camden Hills boys and girls — and Vinalhaven girls — secured victories.

The Viking girls netted a win over Temple Academy of Waterville as the girls earned a 51-39 victory, while the boys fell 49-36 to the Bereans.

The Panthers prowled to a pair of wins over Gardiner at the Augusta Civic Center, as the boys posted a 52-49 victory and the girls prevailed 55-51.

The Windjammers notched victories over Erskine Academy of South China, as the boys netted a 65-52 win in Rockport and the girls a 56-39 win over the Eagles. For the Camden Hills girls, it was their first win of the campaign.

The following is a recap of reported results:

Boys basketball

Medomak Valley 52, Gardiner 49

At the Augusta Civic Center Dec. 29, the Panthers avenged their season-opening loss with a three-point triumph over the Tigers. Medomak Valley led 13-8 after the first quarter and 26-21 at halftime, while the squads were knotted 36-36 after three quarters.

Gabe Allaire tossed in 20 points for the winners, while Brent Stewart added 11; Ryan Creamer, eight; Josh Goldrup, seven; and Chris Bowman and Nathan Emerson, three.

Connor McGuire scored 23 points for Gardiner, while Isaiah Magee added 11; Cameron Austin, seven; Cole Lawrence, five; and Cole Heaberlin, three.

The Panthers were 11-of-17 (65 percent) from the foul line, while the Tigers were 5-of-10 (50 percent).

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class A North, Medomak Valley (4-2, 9.1975 points) is fourth, while Hampden Academy (6-1, 17.7160 points) is first in the 12-team region. The top eight teams qualify for the playoffs.

Camden Hills 65, Erskine Academy 52

At Rockport Dec. 29, the Windjammers defended their home court as they netted their third win in six tries. Camden Hills led 15-13, 32-25 and 46-37 at the quarter breaks.

Noah Heidorn scored 22 points to lead Camden Hills, while Daniel Peabody added 11; Michael McGeady and Michael Kremin, nine; Jesse Fraser, eight; Trajan Gilson, four; and John Curtin, two.

Jack Jowett tallied 20 points for Erskine Academy, while Braden Soule added 13; Chandler Moore, nine; Austin Dunn, eight; and Gavin Blanchard, two.

The Windjammers were 18-of-24 (75 percent) from the foul line, while the Eagles were 9-of-12 (75 percent).

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class A North, Camden Hills (3-3, 6.7284 points) is eighth, while Hampden Academy (6-1, 17.7160 points) is first in the 12-team region. The top eight teams qualify for the playoffs.

Girls basketball

Vinalhaven 51, Temple Academy 39

At Waterville Dec. 30, the defending state Class D champion Vikings remained unbeaten and bested the Bereans. Vinalhaven led 17-6, 31-15 and 45-23 at the quarter breaks.

Paige Dennison scored 20 points for Vinalhaven, while Déja Doughty added 11; Gilleyanne Davis-Oakes, 10; Ashlyn Littlefield, six; Cheyenne Bickford, four; and Hannah Newton, Amber Shane and Corey Lazaro, two.

Olivia Baker scored 14 points for Temple Academy, while Selam Heinrich added 13; Dalayni Carr, six; and Juju Hubbard, Hannah Hubbard and Daphne Labbe, two.

The Vikings were 11-of-16 (69 percent) from the charity stripe, while the Bereans were 2-of-2 (100 percent).

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class D South, Vinalhaven (5-0, 11.0566 points) is first in the 11-team region. The top eight teams qualify for the playoffs.

Camden Hills 56, Erskine Academy 39

At South China Dec. 29, the Windjammers sailed past the host Eagles and to their first win of the campaign. Camden Hills led 20-11, 36-15 and 44-24 at the quarter breaks.

Lauren Miller led the Windjammers with a 14-point effort, while Miranda Dunton added 11; Nicole Brown, 10; Audrey Bowman and Mya Wiley, seven; Laticia Billings, five; and Kira Barley, two.

Jordan Linscott scored 14 points for the Eagles, while Lauren Wood added nine; Bailey Cloutier, six; Lydia Boucher, five; Parker King and Joanna Linscott, two; and Tori Grasse, one.

Camden Hills was 18-of-31 (58 percent) from the foul line, while Erskine Academy was 13-of-30 (43 percent).

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class A North, Camden Hills (1-5, 1.2346 points) is 10th, while Skowhegan (5-1, 18.5802 points) is first in the 12-team region. The top eight teams qualify for the playoffs.

Medomak Valley 55, Gardiner 51

At the Augusta Civic Center Dec. 29, the Panthers swept the season's two-game series with a four-point win over the Tigers. Gardiner led 11-10, 31-22 and 41-38 at the quarter breaks before Medomak Valley went on a 17-10 run to end the game and claim victory.

Maddy White led the Panthers with a 17-point effort, while Gabby DePatsy added 14; Sadie Cohen, 10; Lydia Simmons, eight; and Abby Lash, Cheyenne Nash and Hallie Kunesh, two.

Aimee Adams scored 12 points to lead the Tigers, while Bailey Poore and Jaycie Stevens added nine; Kassidy Collins, six; Mikayla Bourassa and Anna Toman, five; Leslie Stevens, three; and Logan Granholm, two.

The Panthers were an impressive 20-of-22 (91 percent) from the foul line in the victory, while the Tigers were 14-of-22 (63 percent).

The Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class A North, Medomak Valley (5-1, 12.2222 points) is third, while Skowhegan (5-1, 18.5802 points) is first in the 12-team region. The top eight teams qualify for the playoffs.

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

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