February 5, 2013

Girls' Basketball Notebook: After 11 years, Freeport welcomes winning season

By Mike Lowe mlowe@pressherald.com
Staff Writer

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Jordan Knowlton

PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Jordan Knowlton, Camden Hills, senior forward: Knowlton became the school's all-time leading scorer -- in boys' and girls' basketball -- last week. She scored 21 in a 65-37 win over Waterville, had 21 in a 57-39 win over Medomak Valley (to pass Meg Cressler as the all-time girls' leader) and then 18 in a 69-25 win over Mt. View (to pass Tyler McFarland as the school's all-time leader). She has 1,410 points in her career. She'll play at the University of Southern Maine next year.

HONORABLE MENTION

Ally Hickey, Falmouth, sophomore guard/forward: Scored the winning basket with 10 seconds left in a 36-35 victory over Wells to push the Yachtsmen into 10th place in tightly-contested Western Class B playoff race. Had 10 of her 18 points in the fourth quarter.

Mallory Nelson, Mt. Ararat, senior forward: Led the Eagles to two big Eastern Class A wins. Had 18 in a 67-46 decision over Skowhegan, then 18 points in a 64-43 win over Cony

Christina Colman, Old Orchard Beach, senior center: Scored 30 points in victories over Hyde and Sacopee Valley to help the Seagulls move into third in Western Class C.

AREA TOP TEN

1. McAuley

2. Deering

3. Cheverus

4. Lake Region

5. Scarborough

6. Mt. Ararat

7. York

8. Oceanside

9. Greely

10. South Portland

Anderson, who is heading to the University of New Hampshire on scholarship, was averaging 27.9 points per game. She sprained her left ankle earlier, but did not damage any ligaments or tendons.

Last Saturday, trying to foul a Gardiner player in the final seconds, she landed awkwardly and sprained it again.

The Hornets are in fourth place in the latest Western Class B Heal point standings. Coach Anderson is hoping they stay there, avoid a preliminary game and thus be off until Feb. 19.

"We're hoping to get her back in a Leavitt uniform," she said. "But it's a matter of being able to walk before playing."

 

PORTLAND IS making a run at a Western Class A playoff spot. The Bulldogs (6-10) currently hold down the final spot.

"We're working our way back," said Bulldogs Coach Jan Veinot. "We're getting better and better."

Portland is getting exceptional play from freshman Merritt Ryan, who had 19 points in last Friday's win at Massabesic, coming off a game in which she had 12 in the fourth quarter to help beat Westbrook.

Junior Brianna Holdren and sophomore Elizabeth Donato are also playing well for Portland.

"We're still very young," said Veinot. "This is a good start for a growing program."

 

Staff Writer Mike Lowe can be contacted at 791-6422 or at:

mlowe@pressherald.com

Twitter: MikeLowePPH

 

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