While the outcome of a basketball game is finite, thus the ending score, how those point totals for each squad are accomplished are a matter of perspective.

Case in point: Camden Hills coaches called Thursday night’s 57-45 victory over host Belfast winning “ugly,” while, on the flip side, the Lions probably thought their overall performance, despite the loss, was a beautiful thing, especially when BAHS was clicking and leading in the first half against one of best teams in Eastern Class B.

Alas, the Windjammers’ overall talent shone when it needed to most, namely in the second half and especially in the third quarter.

Belfast led by as many as 10 points — 24-14 — at one point of the first half before the Windjammers charged back to tie the score 24-24 early in the third quarter. Belfast led 16-12 and 24-22 at the first two quarter breaks, before the Windjammers held a 43-33 advantage after three stanzas.

After falling behind early, the Windjammers’ points seemed to come in a giant wave as Camden Hills trailed 24-14 at one point in the first half and then led 43-27 at another point of the third quarter, meaning the visitors had outscored the hosts 29-3 during that stretch.

The Windjammers improved to 5-0 on the young season, while the Lions, who have been competitive in all of their games, are 1-3.

Pacing Camden Hills were Jordan Knowlton with 20 points; Taylor Porter, 14; Megan Legage, eight; Marina French, six; Sarah Steele, four; Jackay Richards three; and Caroline Matteo, two. The Windjammers made three 3-pointers and 13-of-29 free throws (45 percent).

Knowlton also had 12 rebounds, six steals and two assists, while Porter added three reobounds, two steals and three assists. Legage finished with four steals, Steele three steals, Richards two rebounds and French two steals and two assists.

For Belfast, Katrina Lapham led the charge with 15 points; while Courtney Drinkwater added eight; Makayla Cummings and Emily Blood, both six; Lexi Nelligan, five; Becca Leonard and Kali Doolan, both two; and Ashley Littlefield, one. The Lions received three treys from Lapham and the team made 8-of-20 foul shots (40 percent).

Nelligan hauled down eight rebounds, while Cummings, Littlefield and Drinkwater all grabbed five, and Blood four. Blood and Nelligan both added three assists and Cummings and Nelligan both made two steals.

Camden Hills had a scary moment when, with 7:45 left in the fourth quarter, Knowlton fell hard on her back in a thud that could be heard throughout the gymnasium. After lying on the court for a short time, the talented junior got up and walked to the bench, only to return to action less than a minute later.

Lapham got Belfast going early with two first-quarter 3-pointers, while the Lions broke out of the gates with 16 points in the first eight minutes to lead 16-12 after one stanza. The hosts’ lead grew to 24-14 in the second quarter, but Camden Hills was undeterred and battled back.

Treys by Richards and Porter, as well as eight points from Knowlton and four from Steele in the third stanza, helped the visitors grab a 43-33 cushion at the break.

Village NetMedia Sports Director Ken Waltz can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by email at kwaltz@villagesoup.com.