Camden Hills back in the race with overtime win over Brewer

ROCKPORT – The Camden Hills 95-9) varsity boys had seen enough and were not about to give up the fight as they battled back the entire game to force an overtime where they captured the upset win over Brewer (6-9), 58-53.

Brewer's Brandon Glidden can't find a way out as Camden's Michael Kremin, left, and Stephen Crawford defend. (Photo by Ron Hawkes)

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While still out of playoff contention, this win moved them into 11th place in the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point standings behind Nokomis who comes to town Thursday night to tip off against the Windjammers. The top 10 teams make the playoffs.

The game started close and stayed close throughout the 36 minutes played. At the end of the first quarter, Brewer was up 11-10 and took a 24-20 lead into the halftime break. Camden came out pressing and outscored the Witches 23-15 in the third quarter to take a 43-39 lead into the fourth quarter where Brewer was able to keep it close, taking the lead late before Camden tied it with seconds left on the clock on a 3-pointer from John Curtin. Brewer had an opportunity to win with Michael Bailey getting a shot off just inside the three-point arc that banged off the rim with .09 seconds left in regulation.

Camden Hills Noah Heidorn drives past Brewer's Michael Bailey for two and the foul. (Photo by Ron Hawkes)
In the overtime, Camden Hills used the foul line to its advantage going 7-of-8 to outscore Brewer 10-4 for the win.

Scoring for Camden Hills was, Noah Heidorn with 20 points; Devin Vangel 12; Morgan Ford 11; Jesse Fraser seven; John Curtin five; and Michael Kremin three.

Camden Hills was 13-of-20 (65 percent) from the foul line and they had five 3-pointers, two from Heidorn, and one each from Kremin, Vangel, and Curtin.

Great restraint on the entire bench from Brewer after a questionable call late in the game. (Photo by Ron Hawkes)

For Brewer, Jared Austin had 18 points; Cameron Wood and Brandon Glidden eight each; Michael Bailey and Kobe Rogerson six each; AlexMaxsimic four; and Isaac Cummings two.

TheWitches were 10-of-12 (83 percent) from the foul line and they had four 3-pointers, two each from Bailey and Glidden.

Camden Hills will host Nokomis Thursday, Feb. 2 with a 7 p.m.tip off time. Brewer will host Cony the same day and time.

Brewer's Kobe Rogerson takes the outside shot. (Photo by Ron Hawkes)

Camden Hills Morgan Ford puts up two of his six third quarter points. (Photo by Ron Hawkes)

Strong defense was the name of the game for Camden. Here Jesse Fraser looks to stop the inbounds pass. (Photo by Ron Hawkes)


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