With the 2010-11 regular season nearly in the books and only a few games remaining on the docket this week, many Midcoast high school basketball teams were in action Tuesday night, all with different agendas.

While some squads are now looking the end of the season in the eye, others are fighting for playoff positioning or looking to claim one of the final spots for the postseason.

The final day of the regular season is Friday, Feb. 11 with final Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings and playoff pairings for the postseason to follow as we head into tournament week, Feb. 18-26. The prelim playoffs will be Tuesday, Feb. 15 for girls and Wednesday, Feb. 16 for boys.

Among Tuesday’s local winners were the Camden Hills, Medomak Valley and Georges Valley boys, while the Medomak Valley girls also posted a victory. The Windjammer boys and Panther boys and girls will be playoff-bound, while the Buccaneer boys are on the bubble of the postseason.

It also appears the Windjammer and Panther boys will square off in the Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Class B championship game, slated for Saturday, Feb. 12 at 5 p.m. at Cony High School in Augusta.

The Panther girls also have an opportunity to compete in the KVAC Class B game, which would be against Leavitt of Turner, the same day at 7 p.m. at Cony.

Currently, the Camden Hills and Medomak Valley boys have the top two KVAC playoff spots locked up, although Winslow is close behind the Panthers in the Heal Point Standings, while Leavitt has one of the girls spots sealed.

For girls, Medomak Valley and Nokomis of Newport are virtually neck-and-neck — they are tied in the Heal Point Standings — for the second spot, so either could play the Hornets in the league final.

Recaps of Tuesday regular-season games involving local teams were:


Camden Hills 86, Gardiner 50 … At Rockport, the Windjammers kept their undefeated season intact with yet another impressive win over the playoff-bound Tigers. Camden Hills led 20-9, 42-19 and 67-35 at the quarter breaks and canned 11 3-pointers.

Tyler McFarland poured in 22 points to lead Camden Hills and corralled nine rebounds (6 offensive) in the win and is now 105 points from becoming the all-time points scorer in Windjammer basketball history. The current record-holder, Megan Cressler, finished her high school career with 1,376 points.

Also scoring for the ‘Jammers were Nathan Catell, who canned five 3-pointers for 15 points, while Joel Gabriele added 14 points and four steals; Keegan Pieri, 13 points and three steals; Kyle Olehnik, seven points; Taylor Hall, four; Chandler Crans and Andrew Flanagan, each three points; Caleb McFarland and Adam Carlsen, each two points; and Adam Landwehr, one point.

For Gardiner, Aaron Toman netted 14 points, while Jake Palmer added nine; Matt Hall, eight; Mike Traham, six; Kaleb Smith, five; Spencer Allen, three; and Alonzo Connor, one.

The Windjammers were 10-of-11 (91 percent) from the foul line and Gardiner 6-of-19 (31 percent).

Camden Hills (17-0, 141.5123 points) is first in the 19-team Eastern Class B region. The top 10 teams qualify for the playoffs.

Medomak Valley 47, Oak Hill 46 … At Waldoboro, the Panthers avenged one of their only defeats of the year as they pulled out a one-point win over the visiting Raiders of Sabattus. Medomak Valley led 11-6, 26-20 and 32-31 at the quarter breaks.

Shane Osier led the Panthers with 12 points, while John Murray added 10; Alex Greenrose, eight; Isaac Durkee and Isaac Greenrose, each seven; and Ryan Ripley, three.

For the Raiders, Cam Morin netted seven points, while Brian Bradstreet, Parker Asselin, Trevor Sampson, Cody Provost and S. Morin each added six in the loss.

Medomak Valley (13-4, 99.3827 points) is third in Eastern Class B, while Camden Hills (17-0, 141.5123 points) is first in the 19-team region. The top 10 teams qualify for postseason play.

Winslow 65, Mount View 42… At Winslow, the Black Raiders used a 21-7 second quarter to distance themselves from the Mustangs of Thorndike and pulled away with the victory. Winslow led 12-8, 33-15 and 51-25 at the quarter breaks.

Colby Blanchard led Mount View with 14 points, while Erick Nealley added eight; Taylor Reynolds, six; Bobby Porter and Chris Montminy, each four; and Ryan St. Clair, Craig Nealley and Andrew Gibbs, all two.

For Winslow, Mike McCann poured in 23 points, while Justin Murray added 11; Mackenzie Michaud and Brandon Labrie, each six; Caleb Hill and Kris Smith, both five; Brendan Kroll, three; Jesse Nulet and Kody Price, both two; and Mike McLaughlin and Ross Vernon, each one.

The ‘Stangs were 12-of-16 (75 percent) from the charity stripe, while the Black Raiders were 21-of-29 (72 percent).

Mount View (4-13, 16.2037 points) is 14th in Eastern Class B, while Camden Hills (17-0, 141.5123 points) is first in the 19-team region. The top 10 teams qualify for postseason play.

Lincoln Academy 66, Rockland 37… At Newcastle, the Tigers could not contain the Eagle offense as the visitors soared to their eighth victory. Lincoln Academy led 17-9, 38-15 and 50-25 at the quarter breaks.

Derek Miller tallied 10 points to lead the Tigers, while Isaiah Stone-Patterson added nine; Ryan Ecker, eight; Bronson Philbrick, four; Hunter Grindle, two; and Matt Zable and Sam Meklin, each one.

The Tigers were 10-of-19 from the foul line.

Rockland (4-13, 10.8025 points) is 17th in Eastern Class B, while Camden Hills (17-0, 141.5123 points) is first in the 19-team region. The top 10 teams qualify for postseason play.

Nokomis 55, Belfast 28 … At Newport, the Lions could not keep pace with the playoff-bound Warriors and Chris Braley and fell by 27 points. Nokomis led 16-1, 30-11 and 44-19 at the quarter breaks.

Braley poured in 26 points to lead the Warriors, while Drew Wing added seven; Ruel Libby, six; and Ethan Pearl, five.

For Belfast, Brad Reed led the offense with 12 points, while Lew Dyer added five; Jamie Jackson, Dylan Webster and Mike Perry, all three; and Tyler Prescott, two.

Belfast (1-16, 4.3210 points) is 19th in Eastern Class B, while Camden Hills (17-0, 141.5123 points) is first in the 19-team region. The top 10 teams qualify for postseason play.

Georges Valley 40, Monmouth Academy 39 … At Monmouth, the Buccaneers nipped the host Mustangs and came away with a one-point win, a victory that moved them closer to a potential playoff spot. Monmouth led 12-10, 21-19 and 31-29 at the quarter breaks.

Gordon Armstrong led the Bucs with eight points, while Ben Wallace, Cy McGeady and Dylan Maloney each added seven; Drew Townsend, six; Nick Judge, three; and Alex Wallace, two.

For Monmouth, Roger Bachelder netted 18 points, while Tim Whitmore added 11; Drew McFallen and Robby Neal, both four; and Ben Woodman, two.

The Bucs were 7-of-19 (37 percent) from the foul line, while the ‘Stangs were 12-of-20 (60 percent).

Georges Valley (6-11, 37.2840 points) is 11th in Western Class C, while Dirigo of Dixfield (16-1, 115.2778 points) is first in the 20-team region. The top 10 squads qualify for the playoffs. Currently, the Bucs are one spot away — 7.6543 points behind 10th-place St. Dominic of Lewiston (8-9, 44.9383 points).

Unfortunately, the Bucs finish the campaign by hosting winless Lisbon of Lisbon Falls on Thursday, Feb. 10 at 7 p.m. in Thomaston, so there probably is not enough points available to overtake St. Dom’s for the final playoff spot. Thursday’s contest will be the final official boys varsity basketball game at GVHS.

Jay 66, Georges Valley 54 … At Thomaston Feb. 4, the Tigers pulled away from the Bucs in the second half and prevailed by a dozen points. Jay led 15-9 after the first quarter, while the score was tied 24-24 at halftime. Jay then retook a 47-41 lead after three quarters.

Ben Wallace scored 18 points for the Bucs, while Maloney added 12; Alex Wallace, eight; Judge, seven; Tyler Gilson, five; and McGeady and Townsend, each two.

For Jay, Nick Shink netted 15 points, while Kyle Storer and Zach Bonnevie each added 13; Jake Bessey and James Barker, each seven; Tyler Gervais, six; Billy Calden and Trevin Donlop, both two; and Jake Lord, one.

The Bucs converted 9-of-12 (75 percent) from the foul line, while the Tigers were 16-of-26 (61 percent).


Medomak Valley 58, Oak Hill 43 … At Sabattus, The Panthers trailed 28-19 midway through the third quarter, but outscored the hosts 39-15 the rest of the way as they picked up a point-worthy win over the Raiders. Oak Hill led 11-10 after the first quarter and 23-17 at halftime, while Medomak Valley took a 40-37 lead after three quarters.

Alanna Vose poured in 20 points to lead the Panthers, while Lindsay Ranquist added 12; Nicole Weaver, nine; Ericka Christensen, eight; Roxanne Jelenfy, six; and Vanessa Davis, three.

For the Raiders, Abby Goulet netted 17 points, while Maggie Sabine added 13; Jess Roberts, six; Chassidy Hilchey, four; and Darby Beaulieu, three.

The Panthers were 13-of-15 (87 percent) from the charity stripe, while the Raiders were 7-of-15 (47 percent).

Medomak Valley (15-2, 111.2654 points) is third in Eastern Class B, while Presque Isle (16-1, 145.5247 points) is first in the 19-team region. The top 10 teams qualify for postseason play.

Winslow 40, Mount View 32 … At Thorndike, the Black Raiders outscored the Mustangs 17-9 in the first quarter, which proved the difference in an eight-point defeat for the hosts. Winslow led 17-9, 26-20 and 31-26 at the quarter breaks.

Chrissy Larrabee netted 11 points to lead Mount View, while Channing Murphy added eight; Anna Piotti, six; LeeAnn Larrabee, three; and Hayleigh Kein and Janelle Thornley, both two.

For Winslow, Alliyah Veilleux scored 14 points, while Mariah Chenard added 10; Liz Ferry, eight; Kelsea Bouchard, six; and Lynsey Vigue, two.

The Mustangs were 9-of-16 (56 percent) from the foul line, while the Black Raiders were 9-of-19 (41 percent).

Mount View (8-9, 34.5679 points) is 13th in Eastern Class B, while Presque Isle (16-1, 145.5247 points) is first in the 19-team region. The top 10 teams qualify for postseason play.

Lincoln Academy 42, Rockland 28 … At Newcastle, the Tigers could not add to their win total after picking up their first victory of the year at Belfast Feb. 4 and fell by 14 points. Lincoln Academy led 7-5, 18-14 and 33-24 at the quarter breaks.

Hannah Plourde (17 points, 7 rebounds, 2 steals, block) led the way for Rockland, while Casey Carroll (5 points, 2 rebounds, steal), Brooke Dugan (2 points, rebound), Kim Young (2 points, rebound), Emma Spencer (2 points, rebound), Emma Davs (2 steals, 3 assists) and Phoebe Ferraiolo (10 rebounds, 2 steals, 2 assists, block) all had strong games for the Tigers.

For Lincoln Academy, Katherine Bolster netted 16 points, while Marissa Look added 10 and Marni Jones six.

Rockland (1-16, 4.3210 points) is 18th in Eastern Class B, while Presque Isle (16-1, 145.5247 points) is first in the 19-team region. The top 10 teams qualify for postseason play.

Gardiner 49, Camden Hills 45 … At Gardiner, the Windjammers fell behind in the final minute as the Tigers earned a key win over the Windjammers, essentially ending Camden Hills’ hopes for a shot at the postseason. Camden Hills led 14-9 after the first quarter and 30-21 at halftime and 38-37 after three quarters.

Jordan Knowlton tossed in 26 points and pulled down 20 rebounds for the ‘Jammers, while Taylor Porter added 11; Melanie Vangel, four; Maci Heal, two; and Sarah Steele, one.

For Gardiner, Jenna Moore notched 12 points, while Paige Pillsbury added 10; Carly Pelletier, eight; Taylor Bannister, six; Katie McAllister, four; Kylie Granholm, three; and Kelly Macomber and Allie Day, both two.

The Windjammers were 16-of-22 (72 percent) from the foul line, while the Tigers were 4-of-7 (57 percent).

Camden Hills (8-9, 45.3704 points) is 12th in Eastern Class B, while Presque Isle (16-1, 145.5247 points) is first in the 19-team region. The top 10 teams qualify for postseason play.

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