MORSE FORWARD Ethan Winglass looks to the basket while being guarded by Camden Hills’ Noah Heidorn in a KVAC Class B boys basketball game at Bath Middle School on Tuesday. Winglass scored his 1,000th career point on the play as the Shipbuilders rolled to a 68-40 win.

MORSE FORWARD Ethan Winglass looks to the basket while being guarded by Camden Hills’ Noah Heidorn in a KVAC Class B boys basketball game at Bath Middle School on Tuesday. Winglass scored his 1,000th career point on the play as the Shipbuilders rolled to a 68-40 win.

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“The guys have been joking all week that they were going to ice me,” said Morse forward Ethan Winglass.

His Shipbuilder teammates did the opposite, setting up their teammate, who scored his 1,000th career point early in the third quarter of the Shipbuilders’ 68-40 Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Class B boys high basketball win over Camden Hills on Tuesday at Bath Middle School.

Winglass scored 25 points, including a lay-up on the first possession of the second half for his milestone hoop. The basket, which gave Morse a 36-24 lead, allowed the Shipbuilders to relax and pull away from the Windjammers, who fell to 4-13 despite a solidly played first quarter that produced a five-point lead.

“It was a relief and everyone stopped trying to get him the ball, but he has good teammates who were trying to get him there,” said Morse coach Sam Hayes.

“It was great to finally get it in the second half, but I was more excited about coming back from a sloppy first quarter,” said Winglass.

Distractions

Senior Night seemed to distract the Shipbuilders in the first quarter. Camden Hills guard Devin Vangel swished three 3-pointers right out of the gate to give the visitors a 9-4 lead, and the Windjammers continued to hit shots with their fast-paced offense, claiming an 18-13 lead after a quarter. They also hit four treys in the quarter.

“They know defensively that we can’t do that,” said Hayes. “We can’t give up those type of points.”

Lucas Boetsch grabbed his own miss and converted to give Camden a 20-13 lead early in the second quarter, but the Windjammers went cold from there as Morse turned up the pressure, producing a 17-0 run for a 30-20 advantage. After being outrebounded 8-7 in the opening frame, the Shipbuilders cleaned up the boards, holding a 15-6 edge in the second quarter. Winglass had 10 first-half points, while Juwan Moore picked up eight, Keegan McDonough seven and Emil Stockholm six for a 34-24 halftime lead.

Winglass scored off a pass from Moore to open the second half, and the senior was presented with the game ball. Winglass felt Camden’s highspeed approach benefited his team.

“We will see that in the tournament, with teams down there liking to speed it up, and we don’t normally speed it up so it is nice to see that we can do it,” said Winglass. “We are starting to pick it up. To win these last two games were big, and hopefully we can get one at Oceanside on Thursday and head to the tournament playing well.”

“My team likes to move the ball more than I like them to move the ball, but I like the passing that we do, and when we are in sync we are a tough team to beat,” added Hayes.

Leading 40-28, Morse put the game away with an 18-2 run that extended into the fourth quarter. Hayes took his three seniors out of the game one at a time to the cheers of the Shipbuilder faithful. Foreign exchange student Stockholm had six points and six rebounds, while senior Casey Watson dished out five assists and picked up five rebounds in his final home game.

Brendan Harper came off the Morse bench to add seven points, while Moore and McDonough finished with 13 points apiece, with both adding four assists. McDonough had a team-high 12 rebounds, with Winglass pulling down 11 and blocking four shots. Morse held a 47-25 rebounding advantage.

The Windjammers were 15- of-72 from the floor (22 percent) and finished 5-of-10 from the foul line. Morse shot 51 percent (28-of-54) and made 10- of-17 at the free-throw line.

Morse 68, Camden Hills 40

At Bath Middle School
Camden 18 6 6 10—40
Morse 13 21 16 18 — 68

Camden — Devin Vangel 3-0-9, Andrew Hall 2-0-5, Jack Gallagher 0- 0-0, Noah Heidorn 1-1-3, Lucas Boetsch 5-2-12, Bill Bracher 2-0-4, Dalton Oakes 0-0-0, Julian Starbird 0- 0-0, Gage Corson 2-2-7, Josiah Krul 0-0-0, Gavin Boyd 0-0-0, Morgan Ford 0-0-0, Field Leonard 0-0-0. Totals — 15-5-40. Morse — Emil Stockholm 2-1-6, Juwan Moore 6-1-13, Keegan McDonough 5-3-13, Casey Watson 0-0-0, Ethan Winglass 11-2-25, Brendan Harper 2-3-7, Ayden Brillard 0-0-0, Matt Belanger 0-0-0, Jeff Leighton 2- 0-4, Damon Osmond 0-0-0. Totals — 28-10-68. 3-point field goals — (CH) Vangel 3, Hall, Corson; (Mo) Stockholm, Winglass. Records — Morse 13-4, Camden Hills 4-13. Up next for the Shipbuilders — Thursday at Oceanside, 6:30 p.m.


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