High school boys basketball

Windjammers sail to late-season win over Lions

Camden Hills cements home prelim playoff game, Belfast still in postseason picture
By Staff | Feb 06, 2013

Belfast — With one high school team fighting for prime playoff position and the other scrapping to stay in the postseason hunt, the Camden Hills and Belfast boys basketball squads tipped off Tuesday night, Feb. 5 with much on the line for both teams.

The Windjammers erased a three-point deficit at halftime and sailed to a 63-47 win over the Lions, a victory that assured Camden Hills a home prelim playoff game next week.

The Lions occupy the 13th and final playoff spot and will help cement their postseason chances with a win over Waldo County-rival Mount View (4-13) on Thursday, Feb. 7 in Thorndike.

The Windjammers, 7-1 in home games this season, will end the regular season by hosting Oceanside of Rockland/Thomaston (13-4) Feb. 7.

On Tuesday, Connor Hart tossed in 16 points to lead the Windjammer attack, while Chandler Crans added 15 and Colin Morse 14.

For Belfast, Ryan Rice scored a game-high 19 points, while Carl Dodge tallied 10 in the loss.

In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class B, Camden Hills (12-5, 89.6605 points) is seventh, while Belfast (7-10, 47.5309 points) is 13th. Medomak Valley (15-2, 125.3086 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.

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