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Postby Tom Nolette » Wed Nov 29, 2017 5:06 am

Freeman, York up to the challenge

...“I think (Howe) looks very strong,” Freeman said after Monday’s practice. “It’s going to take awhile to get all her confidence back, but she’s close. She’s very close to where she was last year; ability-wise she’s there. She’s working at it every day.”

York went 13-7 last season and returns just five players from last year’s team. Yet, Freeman, entering his second season as head coach, is excited about a new season.

“We’re a little height challenged and we’re young,” Freeman said. “But the girls are very energetic, they’re willing to learn and they’re coachable.”

The Wildcats return Howe, fellow sophomore Delaney LaBonte, juniors Hannah Gennaro and Jackie Tabora, and senior Julia Babcock.

“I like the fact the girls already have a sense of team,” Freeman said. “Most of these kids have been together for years, just not at this level. I like the energy level. We have some real good solid scoring threats, it’s just that we’re not going to get a whole lot of putbacks. We have to be patient.”

Other members of the varsity include Anna Baker, Taylor Parker, Lauren LeRoux, Cassie Reinertson, Emma Tinervan, Kristen LeRoux and Lilla Reinertson.

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Postby Tom Nolette » Thu Dec 07, 2017 3:13 am

PPH Previews:

Red Riots have Gold ball dreams
With four starters back and a deep bench, South Portland enters the season as the favorite in Class AA.

...“We’re not thinking about the pressure,” said senior guard Eva Mazur, who has accepted a scholarship to play at Division II Saint Anselm College. “We’re not thinking about that at all. We’re thinking about what we have to do. We know we have to work hard.

“We’re not going in thinking we’re at the top of anything. We’re going in thinking we’re at the bottom.”

Mazur is one of the four returning starters, with guard Meghan Graff, and forwards Katie Whitmore and Maggie Whitmore. Senior Sarah Boles is likely to be the fifth starter but the Riots have five other players capable of starting and contributing. They are Jena Lecki, Bella Cloutier, Kaleisha Towle, Libby Cloutier and Ashlee Aceto. They each have their own talents – be it shooting, rebounding or defensive – that make the Riots so tough to beat.

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Postby Tom Nolette » Thu Dec 07, 2017 3:24 am

PPH Girls’ basketball capsules
A look at the teams in southern Maine.

AA North
CHEVERUS
DEERING
Coach: Mike Murphy, 13th year
Last season: 13-8, lost in regional final
Returning starters: 2
Impact players: Delaney Haines, jr., G; Victoria Garand, jr., C/F; Mandy Mastropasqua, jr., G; Ashleigh Mathisen, jr., G; Aviyonna Kim, so., G
Outlook: The Rams lost three key starters from last year’s team but return some nice experience in Haines, who is developing into one of the SMAA’s best players, and Garand, who is a huge presence inside. Kim, a transfer from South Portland, will be a big addition. And Mastropasqua is capable of big games. There are no seniors on the roster, and the Rams don’t have as much depth as last year. Still, if last year’s role players slip comfortably into their new responsibilities, this will be a team to contend with on most nights.

PORTLAND
WINDHAM

AA South
BONNY EAGLE
GORHAM
MAINE GIRLS’ ACADEMY
MASSABESIC
NOBLE
SANFORD
SCARBOROUGH
SOUTH PORTLAND
THORNTON ACADEMY

A NORTH
CAMDEN HILLS
MEDOMAK VALLEY

A SOUTH
BIDDEFORD
BRUNSWICK
FALMOUTH
FRYEBURG ACADEMY
GREELY
KENNEBUNK
LINCOLN ACADEMY
MARSHWOOD
MORSE
MT. ARARAT
WESTBROOK
YORK

B NORTH
OCEANSIDE

B SOUTH
CAPE ELIZABETH
FREEPORT
GRAY-NEW GLOUCESTER
LAKE REGION
POLAND
SACOPEE VALLEY
WELLS
YARMOUTH


C SOUTH
BOOTHBAY
HYDE
NORTH YARMOUTH ACADEMY
OLD ORCHARD BEACH
TRAIP ACADEMY
WAYNFLETE
WISCASSET

D SOUTH
PINE TREE ACADEMY
SEACOAST CHRISTIAN

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Postby Tom Nolette » Thu Dec 07, 2017 3:36 am

PPH Girls’ basketball:10 Players to Watch
Juniors and seniors dominate our list of the top talent in southern Maine.

Sabrina Armstrong, Brunswick senior guard: Armstrong was key in the Dragons’ run to the Class A state title game last year, averaging 11.7 points, 5.2 rebounds, 3.4 assists, 2.4 steals and 1.8 blocked shots. She’s not afraid to take a deep 3-pointer, and can drive to the hoop as well.

Page Brown, Boothbay senior forward:
Abby Cavallaro, Cheverus senior guard: .
Gabby DePatsy, Medomak Valley senior guard/forward:
Anna DeWolfe, Greely junior guard:
Sophie Glidden, Scarborough senior forward:
Meghan Graff, South Portland senior guard:
Mackenzie Holmes, Gorham junior center:
Bri Jordan, Gray-New Gloucester junior guard:
Grace Martin, Biddeford junior forward:

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Postby Tom Nolette » Thu Dec 07, 2017 3:51 am

PPH Girls’ basketball:10 Teams to Watch
Portland High is one of the teams that could make a leap from last season.

1. South Portland:
2. Scarborough:
3. Gorham:
4: Cheverus:
5. Portland:
6. Greely:
7. Marshwood:
8. Freeport:
9. Brunswick:
10. Boothbay: The Seahawks have two of the best players in Class C in senior forward Page Brown (21.5 points, 9.6 rebounds last year) and junior forward Faith Blethen (14.1 points, 7.1 rebounds). Those two alone could carry Boothbay to a tournament berth, but this is an experienced crew overall.

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Postby Tom Nolette » Thu Dec 07, 2017 4:07 am

Fosters Girls Hoop Preview: Montgomery twins give Marshwood a 1-2 punch

...The Hawks, who graduated just two players off a team that went 15-5, have a deep roster of 15 (slimmed to 11 for the first two weeks as four players sit out suspensions). They’ll lean on just about all of them like they did a year ago, when no player averaged 10 points a game but many contributed.

“We were good last year, but I want to see us get better,” said Elora Montgomery, who’ll start at off-guard. “We have an ultimate goal, which is the state championship. That’s what we want.”

Born seven minutes apart (Miranda is older), the two sisters have grown, not just into basketball players Freeman can trust on the floor, but also leaders.

“I feel I have to take it upon myself to help us get to where we want to be,” said Miranda Montgomery, a 5-foot-9 forward who’ll log heavy minutes in the frontcourt along with 6-foot junior Lauren Cusson, juniors Jordyn Beers and Alicia Richards, and 5-foot-11 sophomore Casey Perry, who spent most of last season injured.

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Postby Tom Nolette » Thu Dec 07, 2017 4:11 am

Fosters Girls Hoop Preview: Capsule view

CLASS A SOUTH
MARSHWOOD
YORK

CLASS AA SOUTH
NOBLE

CLASS C SOUTH
TRAIP ACADEMY
Coach: Scott Blake, 5th season
2016-17 result: 6-13, lost to Waynflete in Class C South prelims
Top returning players: Cassidy Delano, sr., F; Reilly Eddy, sr., F
Other key players: Claire Dodge, sr., F; Kiley Chambers, sr., G; Julia Campion, soph., G; Emma Ackerman, soph., G/F; Tezeta Haizea Aldaz Zufiaurre, soph., G; Addy Hale, fr., G; Jennifer McCluskey, fr., G; Kiki Huntress, fr., G
Outlook: The Rangers take the court with a pair of proven frontcourt players in the 5-foot-7 Delano, who’s averaged at least 10 points a game in each of her first three seasons, and the 5-foot-10 Eddy. “Early on, that’s where our strength is going to be, for sure,” said Blake. ... The backcourt is young and promising. Hale, part of a solid incoming freshman class, will handle the point guard duties. ... Blake thinks this year’s team is deeper than last year and has a good shot to get through the prelims and play in Augusta. “Our goal every year is to get to Augusta,” he said. “Last year we came up short and that was disappointing to me because I thought we were better than we showed.” ... Traip opens Friday at St. Dominic Academy


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BERWICK ACADEMY
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Postby ExpoEddie » Thu Dec 07, 2017 3:41 pm

Portland girls have outstanding athletes. At least 8 deep and lots of height. The new guard is legit player. I believe the season rests on one thing and one thing only, if the Coach's style and the girls personality mesh, they will play a semi regional game which means they could play into the last game of the year.

If they can win at TA first game, the tone could be set.
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Postby Tom Nolette » Fri Dec 08, 2017 3:52 am

Gorham looking to take home another title
Rams take a 42 game win streak into the season.

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Postby Tom Nolette » Fri Dec 08, 2017 4:01 am

Top contenders seek continued success in different classes as new basketball season begins

...Another school that achieved considerable success while spending the last two years in a higher class is Oceanside High School of Rockland, which returns to Class B after a short stay in Class A.

“The kids haven’t said a word about it, they just want to play,” said veteran Oceanside boys varsity coach Matt Breen before his team’s preseason game at Bangor on Tuesday night. “They’re excited about getting the season started, they just want to go out and play whoever is in front of us.”

The Oceanside boys team also is flush with confidence after the success it experienced up a class, as the Mariners won the Class A North championship in 2016 and returned to the regional final again last winter.

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