Wednesday February 23, 2011 | 04:52 PM

The semifinalists for Mr. and Miss Basketball were announced Wednesday by the Maine Association of Basketball Coaches.

The 10 girls' semifinalists are Keila Grigware, Biddeford; Rebecca Knight, McAuley; Hannah Pray, Central; Kayla Burchill, Deering; Mia Rapolla, Gorham; Courtney Anderson, Leavitt; Megan Phelps, Mt. Desert Island; Maggie Sabine, Oak Hill; Whitney Jones, Skowhegan; and Nicole Taylor, York.

The 10 boys' semifinalists are Zach Blodgett, Bangor; Tyler McFarland, Camden Hills; Theo Bowe, Cape Elizabeth; Griffin Brady, Cheverus; Bo Leary, Edward Little; Graham Safford, Hampden Academy; Cam Kaubris, Mountain Valley; Joey McCloskey, Penobscot Valley; Andrew Shaw, Thornton Academy; and Alex Furness, Wells.

The finalists, three boys and three girls, will be announced after the state tournaments are complete. The winners of Mr. and Miss Basketball will be announced at the Maine McDonald's High School Senior All-Star Banquet on Friday, March 11, at Husson University.

The McDonald's high school all-star games will be held March 12 at Husson.

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