High school basketball

Windjammers, Warriors settle for weekend court split

Camden Hills boys beat Nokomis of Newport, Windjammer girls fall short
By Staff | Jan 06, 2013
Photo by: Mark Haskell Nokomis' Spencer Hartsgrove (20) heads up the court as Camden Hills' Alex Crans (2), Jayson Kuhn (32) and Connor Hart (22) give chase during a Jan. 5 high school boys basketball game in Rockport. The host Windjammers beat the Warriors of Newport 60-47.

Rockport — The Camden Hills basketball squads split a pair of midseason home games with visiting Nokomis of Newport Saturday afternoon, Jan. 5, as the Windjammers boys upended the Warriors 60-47, while the Windjammer girls could not keep pace in a 60-38 defeat.

In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class B boys basketball, Camden Hills (6-2, 23.7654 points) is fourth, while Oceanside of Rockland/Thomaston (7-1, 30.2469 points) is first in the 19-team region. The top 13 squads qualify for the regional playoffs.

In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class B girls basketball, Camden Hills (4-4, 8.6420 points) is 10th, while Presque Isle (9-0, 33.7346 points) is first in the 19-team region. The top 13 squads qualify for the regional playoffs.

Boys game

Camden Hills led 12-9, 26-18 and 46-34 at the quarter breaks.

For Camden Hills, Chandler Crans tallied 18 points; Connor Hart, 15; Colin Morse, eight; John Hall and Jayson Kuhn, both six; Connor Graffam, five; and Joe Chamberlain, two. Crans netted three 3-pointers and Kuhn two. Camden Hills made 21-of-31 free throws (68 percent).

Camden Hills outscored Nokomis 21-5 from the free-throw line. Additionally, Chandler Crans finished with seven rebounds and three steals; Hart, five rebounds and five assists; and Morse, six rebounds, three assists, three steals and two blocked shots.

For Nokomis, Spencer Hartsgrove tallied 13 points; Andrew Cartwright, 11; William Cartwright, eight; Devan Haas, six; Chandler Foss, five; and Drew Wing, four. The Warriors netted six 3-pointers, including two each from Haas and Andrew Cartwright. Nokomis made 5-of-10 free throws (50 percent).

Chandler Crans tallied 10 points, including making two 3-pointers, and Hart eight points in the first half for Camden Hills. The Windjammers were 7-of-10 from the line, with Hart making 6-of-8, during the first 16 minutes of action.

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Girls game

Nokomis led 18-12, 34-12 and 45-27 at the quarter breaks.

Pacing Camden Hills were Jordan Knowlton with 26 points; Rachel Pease, six; and Hannah Wincklhofer, Maddie Bowman and Megan LeGage, all two. The Windjammers made 6-of-11 free throws (55 percent).

Knowlton also contributed six rebounds and two steals; LeGage, two rebounds and two assists; Pease, five rebounds and three blocked shots; and Bowman, three rebounds.

For Nokomis, Anna MacKenzie tossed in 25 points; Taylor Shaw and Lindsay Whitney, both 10; Lacey Kent-Webber, three; and Tracie Carson and Mikayla Charters, both two. The Warriors netted 6-of-12 free throws (50 percent).

The game turned out to be a dual between Knowlton and MacKenzie, who finished with 26 and 25 points respectively. Knowlton scored nine points in the first quarter, 10 in the second, two in the third and five in the fourth. MacKenzie tallied six points in the first stanza, nine in the second, eight in the third and two in the fourth.

With 40 points in her most recent two games, Knowlton has 1,246 points for her career, which places her 130 points behind Megan Cressler's 1,376 and 157 behind Tyler McFarland's 1,403. Cresser is the all-time Windjammer girls scorer and McFarland the all-time Windjammer scorer.

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

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