Friday, December 6, 2013
Junior guard Jaclyn Welch has been one of the unsung heroes of McAuley's unbeaten season. She averaged only 7.6 points per game in the regular season but was second on the team with 35 steals and had the fewest turnovers (21) of any of the starters.
Monday night, she showed she can hit a jumper, too.
In McAuley's 46-31 Western Class A quarterfinal victory over Gorham, Welch hit four 3-pointers for 12 points.
"It's funny, Jackie's been working on her passing,'' said Coach Bill Goodman. "We told her to forget about shooting and it's going to happen.
"We told her to work on her passing and I think it helped her shooting.''Tweet
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Paul Betit is an Augusta native and graduate of the University of Maine. He has covered Maine high school sports for more than 30 years and is entering his seventh season as a beat writer covering the Portland Pirates. In his spare time, Betit writes mystery-suspense novels. Occasionally, he tries to sink his second career hole-in-one.
Glenn Jordan came to Maine in 1994 to cover the nascent Portland Sea Dogs. After eight baseball seasons and three children – the last two within 18 minutes of each other – he became a part-time writer. Among the sports he covers are now are tennis, skiing, swimming and running. He has a degree in philosophy from Dartmouth, a decent forehand and a penchant for checkers.
Mike Lowe is a Massachusetts native who feels he's lived long enough in Maine (since 1982) to have roots here. He graduated from Boston University and has worked in New Hampshire and Maine, covering everything from the Little League World Series to the Summer Olympics. When he has free time – Ha! – he likes to read, collect comic books and watch the grass grow from his hammock.