December 6, 2012

10 girls' basketball players to watch

By Mike Lowe
Staff Writer

and Steve Craig
Staff Writer

Emily Campbell: York, senior forward/center: At 6-1, Campbell can score down low and behind the arc and was Wildcats' leading scorer as junior at 10.5 ppg. Has been a key part of the Wildcats' success since her freshman year.

Tiana-Jo Carter: Lake Region, junior center: The athletic 6-foot-2 Carter's length, jumping ability and anticipation made her an immediate defensive force. Last year she increased her scoring from 10.5 to 15 points a game and averaged 17 boards and over 3 blocks a game. An All-State selection last year.

Allie Clement: McAuley, junior point guard: One of the top prospects in the state, Clement is being recruited by several Division I schools. She averaged 12.8 points, 2.6 assists and 3.2 steals for the two-time defending champs. A returning All-State selection.

Allison Furness: Wells, junior forward: Plays with ferocity, is athletic enough to compete against taller players under the basket and runs the court well; averaged 12.3 points and 7 rebounds in Western Maine Conference all-star sophomore season.

Jordan Knowlton: Camden Hills, senior forward: A returning All-State selection, Knowlton has already gone over 1,000 points in her career. She averaged 22.8 points, 14.3 rebounds and 3.3 assists last year to help the Windjammers to the quarterfinals.

Kylie Libby: Cheverus, senior point guard: At 6-foot, she will present match-up problems for many teams on the perimeter. Averaged 8.0 rebounds and nearly 10 points a game. Heading to D1 Binghamton on scholarship.

Kristin Ross: Gorham, senior forward: The 6-foot Ross has accepted a scholarship to play at Division I Binghamton. Last year she was second in the SMAA in scoring (16.5 points), rebounds (10.9) and blocked shots (2.7).

Olivia Shaw: Thornton Academy, junior forward: Very athletic, the 6-foot Shaw has the ability to play on the wing or down low. She averaged 12 points, 8.0 rebounds and 2.0 blocks per game last year.

Olivia Smith: McAuley, junior forward: The 6-foot-2 Smith is also being recruited by several Division I schools. She is extremely athletic and presents match-up problems for many teams. Averaged 9.9 points last year.

Martha Veroneau: Waynflete, senior guard: Old Orchard Beach Coach Dean Plante called Veroneau "one of the top five guards in the state, bar class. She's legit." A top cross country runner and the Telegram's Player of the Year in lacrosse, Veroneau can score (Class C record 47 points in a playoff game) and make teammates better. She is 29 points shy of 1,000.

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