McAuley’s Clement is named Gatorade girls’ basketball player of the year for Maine

McAuley senior point guard Allie Clement, who has signed a national letter of intent to play next season at Marist, has been named the 2014 Gatorade Maine girls’ basketball player of the year.

Clement also won the award as a junior.

Clement led McAuley to a 21-1 season and its fourth straight Class A state title this season. She averaged 18.0 ppg, 3.0 assists and 3.2 steals, scoring 17 points with four 3-pointers in McAuley’s 67-41 win championship game win against Oxford Hills.

Earlier this month Clement was named Miss Maine Basketball.


Clement is Maine’s fifth multiple winner of the Gatorade honor, joining Cindy Blodgett of Lawrence (1992-94), Sarah Marshall of McAuley (2002-03), Ashley Cimino of McAuley (2006-07), and Niki Taylor of York (2010-11).


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