High school basketball

Witches put spell on Windjammers, develop magic winning potion

Brewer sweeps Camden Hills in court games as season ends home stretch
By Staff | Jan 24, 2020
Photo by: Mark Haskell Camden Hills' Liam O'Neal, right, makes a move against Brewer's Colby Smith on Jan. 22 in high school boys basketball in Rockport. The Witches beat the Windjammers 82-67.

Rockport — With the Windjammers on the outside of the Class A North playoff picture peering in, the Camden Hills basketball teams hoped for a shot in the arm on Wednesday, Jan. 22 in a pair of second-half clashes with Brewer.

However, the Windjammers, ultimately, proved to be spellbound by the Witches as the boys came up on the short end of an 82-67 home decision and the girls dropped a hard-fought, 41-36 road affair.

Watch video and see more photos below from the boys game.

The following is a recap of the games:

Boys

Brewer 82, Camden Hills 67

At Rockport Jan. 22, the Witches connected on six of their seven 3-pointers in the first half and rode that momentum to a 15-point win over the Windjammers. Brewer led 24-16, 39-31 and 54-47 at the quarter breaks.

Jeremy Fraser dumped in 20 points to lead Camden Hills, while Aiden Schecter added 15; Ryan Clifford, 14; Casey Messer, eight; Ben Craft, six; and Josh Pearse and Skye Abaldo, two.

Dylan Huff led Brewer with 20 points, while Aaron Newcomb added 19; Trevor Pearson, 17; Kyle Goodrich, 11; Colby Smith, nine; Brady Saunders, four; and Gavin Carr, two.

The Windjammers finished 9-of-10 (90 percent) from the charity stripe, while the Witches were 11-of-17 (65 percent).

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class A North, Camden Hills (4-10, 7.4074 points) is ninth, while Hampden Academy (13-0, 108.9506 points) is first in the 12-team region. The top eight teams qualify for the playoffs.

Girls

Brewer 41, Camden Hills 36

At Brewer Jan. 22, the Witches built up a slim lead over the Windjammers, which held throughout most of the game in a five-point win for the hosts. Brewer led 9-6, 24-18 and 32-27 at the quarter breaks.

Audrey Bowman and Kaylyn Krul led the Windjammers with 10 points, while Mila Bonometti added eight; Bailey Curtis, Tessa Whitley and Tess Jalbuena-Cook, two; and Ella Powers, one.

Mackenzie Dore paced the Witches with 15 points, while Grace Robertson added 10; Kathryn Austin, eight; Brooke Merrow, six; and Janessa Bishop, two.

Camden Hills was 14-of-18 (78 percent) from the foul line — including Bowman connecting on 8-of-8 attempts (100 percent) — while Brewer was 12-of-18 (67 percent).

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class A North, Camden Hills 2-12, 10.9877 points) is 12th, while Hampden Academy (12-1, 78.7654 points) is first in the 12-team region. The top eight teams qualify for the playoffs.

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Brewer at Camden Hills boys basketball
Camden Hills hosts Brewer on Jan. 22 in high school boys basketball in Rockport. (Video by: Mark Haskell and Zack Miller)
Camden Hills' Ryan Clifford, middle, and Brewer's Trevor Pearson, left, and Colby Smith. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Camden Hills' Josh Pearse. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Camden Hills' Casey Messer. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Camden Hills' Aidan Schecter, right, and Brewer's Dylan Huff. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Camden Hills' Jeremy Fraser, right, and Brewer's Aaron Newcomb. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Camden Hills' Ryan Clifford, middle. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Camden Hills' Liam O'Neal, right, and Brewer's Colby Smith. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Camden Hills' Josh Pearse, left, and Jeremy Fraser, right. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Camden Hills' Ryan Clifford, front, and Ben Craft, right, among others. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Camden Hills' Ben Craft. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Camden Hills' Casey Messer, right, and Brewer's Colby Smith. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Camden Hills' Casey Messer, front, and Jeremy Fraser. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Camden Hills' Skye Abaldo, middle, and Brewer's Brady Saunders, left, and Aaron Newcomb. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Camden Hills' Skye Abaldo, middle, and Brewer's Brady Saunders, left, and Aaron Newcomb. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
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