Boys’ basketball

Bowe, of Cape Elizabeth, had arguably the best single-game performance of the 2011 state tournament. He scored 36 points to fuel the Capers’ near-upset against Camden Hills in the Class B state final.

Bowe averaged 25.2 points for the season and was selected as MVP of the Western Class B tournament. He missed two games during the season, and suffice it to say, the Capers weren’t the same team.



Girls’ basketball

Burchill of Deering, a senior, had one of the most celebrated careers of any player in the state. She played on two Class A state championship teams and in two other regional finals. She finished with 1,279 career points and was honored as Miss Maine Basketball.

The 6-foot Burchill averaged 22.1 points, 9.1 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 2.0 steals as a senior to lead the Rams to a 19-2 record. She will continue playing at the University of Vermont.



Twenty-eight athletes will be honored at our annual banquet on June 19, when our two athletes of the year will be announced. To read profile stories of all fall and winter MVPs, click here.

The event is sponsored by The Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram and Bank of America.