Camden Hills too talented for Mount View in court casesWindjammer squads prevail by lopsided margins against young Mustangs
The Camden Hills and Mount View high school basketball squads squared off on the court Friday night, Dec. 14, with the Windjammers securing convincing victories over the young Mustangs.
At Thorndike, the Camden Hills boys won 66-43, while in Rockport, the Camden Hills girls prevailed 51-21.
The contest was somewhat close in the early going before the host Windjammers put the pedal to the metal in the second half en route to a 30-point victory.
Camden Hills (3-0) led 12-3, 18-8 and 33-19 at the quarter breaks. Mount View dipped to 1-2 on the campaign.
Keying the Windjammers were Jordan Knowlton ( 21 points, 13 rebounds, 7 steals, 3 assists), Rachel Pease (10 points, 12 rebounds. 4 steals), Annie Young (3 points. 3 steals. 2 assists), Jaclyn Gilson (2 points. 3 rebounds), Katie McMorrow (2 points. 3 assists), Maddie Bowman (4 points) and Megan LeGage (7 points. 5 rebounds. 2 steals. 3 assists).
For Mount View, Janelle Thornley tallied eight points; Brooke Tripp, six; Courtney Morse, three; and Alexis Morse and Stephanie Stilky, two apiece.
Few free throws were taken in the game, as the Windjammers were 1-of-3 (33 percent) and Mount View 1-of-7 (14 percent).
"We got off to a tough start offensively, but came around in the second half," said Windjammer coach Marty Messer. "I liked our defensive intensity in the second half, too."
The Windjammers (2-1) led 12-10, 30-18 and 41-32 at the quarter breaks. Mount View dipped to 1-2.
Pacing Camden Hills were Chander Crans with 20 points; Connor Hart, 14; Jayson Kuhn, eight; Connor Graffam, six; Colin Morse and Terron Bailey, both four; and Alex Crans and Andrew Hall, both two. The Windjammers netted 12-of-19 free throws (63 percent).
Chandler Crans got the Windjammers off to a positive start with eight first-quarter points, including drilling two 3-pointers. Crans continued his solid shooting with eight points in the second half for 17 points in the first half. He made four treys in the game.
Hart scored all of his points in the fourth stanza.
For Mount View, Steven Davis netted 11 points; Kyle Crowell, Nathan Wren, Gavin Simpson and Brody Gibbs, all six; Jack Simpson, five; Kenneth McGray, two; and Mikey Hustus, one. The hosts made 5-of-14 foul shots (36 percent).
The Mustangs received balanced scoring throughout, with Gibbs netting six points in the first half and Davis eight in the second half.
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