High school basketball

Plenty of court success for Camden Hills, Medomak Valley, Oceanside

Mariners, Panthers, Windjammers stay busy in season's second half
By Staff | Jan 21, 2020
Photo by: Zack Miller Camden Hills' Ryan Clifford goes up for a basket against Gardiner on Jan. 17 in high school boys basketball in Rockport. The host Windjammers beat the Tigers 59-58.

The full court press is on for the second half of the high school basketball regular season, with teams from Medomak Valley, Camden Hills and Oceanside in action on the hardwood Friday through Monday, Jan. 17-20.

And, of the eight games played, the three schools, ultimately, earned splits with opponents.

On Monday, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the Panthers split with Skowhegan as the boys earned a 51-48 win and girls fell 63-45, the Mariners earned a split with Waterville as the boys posted a 88-45 win and girls lost 60-27 and the Windjammers split with Nokomis of Newport as the boys netted a 67-50 win and girls were downed 50-42.

On Friday, Camden Hills and Gardiner also earned a split on the court as the boys earned a 59-58 win and girls were dealt a 60-49 loss.

Watch video and see more photos below from Gardiner at Camden Hills boys.

The following is a recap of reported results:

Boys

Medomak Valley 51, Skowhegan 48

At Waldoboro Jan. 20, the Panthers netted 14-of-16 from the foul line in the fourth quarter and held off the visitors. Medomak Valley led 8-7, 22-16 and 29-26 at the quarter breaks.

Pat McKenney led Medomak Valley with 21 points, while Trevor Brown added 10; Parker Morrison, nine; Gabe Allaire, six; and Jake Bickmore, five. Allaire grabbed six rebounds and Brown made four steals.

Adam Savage scored 16 points for Skowhegan, while Levi Obert added 11; Jimmy Reed and Matush Prokop, eight; Chase Carey, three; and Kyle Krause, two.

The Panthers iced 23-of-27 (85 percent) from the foul line in the win, while the visitors were 8-of-12 (67 percent).

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class A North, Medomak Valley (12-2, 61.1728 points) is third, while Hampden Academy (13-0, 102.7778 points) is first in the 12-team region. The top eight teams qualify for the playoffs.

Camden Hills 67, Nokomis 50

At Newport Jan. 20, the Windjammers went on a strong first-quarter run and used that momentum to sail past the Warriors. Camden Hills led 28-4, 36-20 and 50-35 at the quarter breaks.

Jeremy Fraser poured in 28 points for the winners, while Aiden Schecter added 11; Josh Pearse, eight; Ryan Clifford, five; Casey Messer, four; Liam O’Neal and Obie Miller, three; Ben Craft and Skye Abaldo, two; and Andrew Proscia, one.

Cody Marquis netted 17 points for Nokomis, while Keith Lilly added 10; Hunter Flagg and Carter Rice, six; Donovan Kurt, five; and Jakob Noyes, Madden White and Grady Hartsgrove, two.

The Windjammers were 19-of-26 (73 percent) from the charity stripe, while the Warriors were 11-of-18 (61 percent).

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class A North, Camden Hills (4-9, 7.4074 points) is ninth, while Hampden Academy (13-0, 102.7778 points) is first in the 12-team region. The top eight teams qualify for the playoffs.

Oceanside 88, Waterville 45

At Waterville Jan. 20, the Mariners went on the offensive and had five players in double-figures in a significant win over the Purple Panthers. Waterville led 24-7, 50-16 and 71-35 at the quarter breaks.

Gavyn Tower led the balanced Oceanside attack with 16 points, while Bohdi Ames added 15; Nate Coombs, 13; Elliot Lucier, 12; Everett Allyn, 10; Cam Kingsbury, six; Alex Bartlett, five; and Landdon Willis, four.

Liam VonOesen scored 13 points for Waterville, while Trafton Gilbert added 11; Jordan Thibodeau, five; Chris Manigat and Taylor Bielecki, four; Ethan Hobart, three; Wayne Williams, two; and Caleb Chandler, one.

The Mariners were 8-of-11 (72 percent) from the foul line, while Waterville finished 6-of-17 (35 percent).

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class B North, Oceanside (6-8, 20.9877 points) is 13th, while Caribou (12-1, 97.2840 points) is first in the 17-team region. The top 12 teams qualify for the playoffs.

Camden Hills 59, Gardiner 58

At Rockport Jan. 17, the Windjammers sailed to their third win of the campaign in a nail-biter over the Tigers. Gardiner led 19-17 after the first quarter, while Camden Hills led 30-29 at halftime before Gardiner retook a 49-46 lead after three quarters.

Jeremy Fraser dumped in 26 points in the win for Camden Hills, while Ryan Clifford added 11; Liam O’Neal, 10; Skye Abaldo, four; Ben Craft and Aiden Schecter, three; and Josh Pearse, two.

Logan Carleton and Ryan Moore scored 15 points for Gardiner, while Jackson Tweedy added nine; Kalvin Catchings, seven; Braden Dorogi and Kyle Adams, four; and Mason True and Adam Mitchell, two.

The Windjammers were 10-of-19 (53 percent) from the foul line, while the Tigers were 10-of-14 (71 percent).

Girls

Skowhegan 63, Medomak Valley 45

At Skowhegan Jan. 20, the hosts outscored the Panthers in all four quarters and netted their sixth win. Skowhegan led 15-13, 32-21 and 47-34 at the quarter breaks.

Sadie Cohen keyed Medomak Valley with 12 points, while Abby Lash added eight; Autumn Ripley, seven; Kayla Donlin, five; Zaniah Puchalski, Alyssa Creamer and Addison McCormick, four; and Julia Kunesh, one. Cohen also secured 10 rebounds, while Donlin grabbed seven; McCormick, six; and Ripley and Lash, five.

Jaycie Christopher pumped in 34 points to lead Skowhegan, while Callaway LePage added 10; Emma Duffy, seven; Sierra Carey, six; Hailey Paquet, four; and Jordan Boone, two.

Medomak Valley was 14-of-24 (58 percent) from the foul line, while Skowhegan was 17-of-23 (74 percent).

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class A North, Medomak Valley (5-9, 30.0617 points) is seventh, while Hampden Academy (12-1, 73.8272 points) is first in the 12-team region. The top eight teams qualify for the playoffs.

Nokomis 50, Camden Hills 42

At Rockport Jan. 20, the Warriors went on a 14-2 run to end the game and bested the Windjammers. Camden Hills led 17-15, 27-23 and 40-36 at the quarter breaks.

Audrey Bowman scored 13 points for Camden Hills, while Ella Graffam added 11; Grace O’Connell, five; Kaylyn Krul and Mila Bonometti, four; Tessa Whitley, three; and Ella Powers, two.

Camryn King pumped in 19 points for Nokomis, while Maya Cooney added 10; Alexys Mayhew and Brianna Townsend, seven; Amanda King, four; Emma Marble, two; and Cassidie Newhall, one.

The Windjammers were 5-of-9 (56 percent), while the Warriors were 20-of-45 (44 percent).

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class A North, Camden Hills (2-11, 10.9877 points) is 12th, while Hampden Academy (12-1, 73.8272 points) is first in the 12-team region. The top eight teams qualify for the playoffs.

Waterville 60, Oceanside 27

At Rockland Jan. 20, the Purple Panthers jumped on the Mariners early and stayed atop the Class B North standings with a lopsided win. Waterville led 17-4, 24-10 and 42-18 at the quarter breaks.

Audrey Mackie scored seven points for Oceanside, while Abby Waterman and Katherine Freeman added six; Anna Kingsbury, four; Grace Woodman, three; and Molly Gould, one.

Sadie Garling netted 17 points for Waterville, while Kali Thompson added 14; Lindsay Given, 11; Jayda Murray and Abby Saucier, eight; and Maddy Martin, two.

The Mariners were 5-of-11 (45 percent) from the foul line, while the Purple Panthers were 4-of-6 (67 percent).

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class B North, Oceanside (10-4, 39.5679 points) is eighth, while Waterville (13-1, 99.0123 points) is first in the 17-team region. The top 12 teams qualify for the playoffs.

Gardiner 60, Camden Hills 49

At Gardiner Jan. 17, the Tigers pulled away from the Windjammers in the fourth quarter and picked up the win. Gardiner led 13-12 after the first quarter, while Camden Hills rallied to take a 31-23 lead at halftime. Gardiner then retook a 41-39 edge after three quarters.

Ella Graffam scored 13 points for the winners, while Mila Bonometti added eight; Audrey Bowman, seven; Ella Powers and Kaylyn Krul, six; Tessa Whitney, four; Tess Jalbuena-Cook, three; and Bailey Curtis, two.

Bailey Poore led the Tigers with 22 points, while Kassidy Collins added 14; Maggie Bell, 11; Jaycie Stevens, nine; and Maddie Freeman, four.

Camden Hills finished 9-of-16 (56 percent) from the charity stripe, while Gardiner was 12-of-25 (48 percent).

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

Gardiner at Camden Hills boys basketball
Camden Hills hosts Gardiner on Jan. 17 in high school boys basketball in Rockport. (Video by: Zack Miller)
Camden Hills' Aidan Schecter. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Camden Hills' Aidan Schecter. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Camden Hills' Aidan Schecter. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Camden Hills' Jeremy Fraser, left, and Ryan Clifford, middle, as well as Gardiner's Kalvin Catchings, right. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Camden Hills' Jeremy Fraser. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Camden Hills' Ryan Clifford, back, and Gardiner's Kalvin Catchings. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Camden Hills' Ryan Clifford. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Camden Hills' Josh Pearse, right, and Gardiner's Jackson Tweedy. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Camden Hills' Ryan Clifford, right. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Camden Hills' Ryan Clifford, right, and Gardiner's Kalvin Catchings. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Camden Hills' Ryan Clifford, right, and Gardiner's Kalvin Catchings.
Camden Hills' Ryan Clifford.
Camden Hills' Jeremy Fraser.
Camden Hills' Ryan Clifford.
Camden Hills' Jeremy Fraser.
Camden Hills' Jeremy Fraser.
Camden Hills' Jeremy Fraser, left, and Gardiner's Caleb Hudson.
Camden Hills' Liam O'Neal.
Camden Hills' Ben Craft, left, and Gardiner's Kyle Adams.
Camden Hills' Casey Messer, middle, and Jeremy Fraser, back, as well as Gardiner's Taylor Tweedy.
Camden Hills' Obie Miller. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Camden Hills' Ben Craft. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Camden Hills' Ben Craft. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Camden Hills' Casey Messer. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Camden Hills' Skye Abaldo. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Camden Hills' Ryan Clifford. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Camden Hills' Ryan Clifford. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Camden Hills' Ryan Clifford. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Camden Hills' Skye Abaldo, left, and Gardiner's Kyla Adams. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Camden Hills' Skye Abaldo. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Camden Hills' Liam O'Neal. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Camden Hills' Liam O'Neal. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Camden Hills' Ryan Clifford. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Camden Hills' Jeremy Fraser. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
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