East, West girls both take a game in McDonald’s All-Stars

Posted March 14, 2009, at 5:12 p.m.

BANGOR, Maine — The stakes may not have been high, but there were plenty of bragging rights up for grabs in Saturday’s Maine McDonald’s Senior All-Star girls basketball games at Husson University.

George Stevens Academy of Blue Hill’s Maddie Park certainly got plenty of her own, winning the 3-point shooting contest and becoming one of four Eastern Maine Class C-D stars in double figures as they earned a 73-54 win over the West in the day’s final game at Newman Gymnasium.

The A-B West starts earned a 66-51 win over the East earlier in the afternoon.

In the C-D game, Park and Deer Isle-Stonington’s Anika Powers each netted 11 points while Sam Lyons from Stearns in Millinocket and Penquis of Milo’s Erica Lyford each put in 10 to fuel the East.

The East trailed 35-33 at halftime, but opened the second half on an 8-3 run and put it away with a 17-4 surge later in the half.

The West managed just three field goals — one at the buzzer — after halftime while Lyons and Powers combined for 16 second-half points.

Kenni Norton of Mount Abram in Salem led the West with 14 points while Waynflete of Portland’s Mariam Qazi added nine.

In the A-B game, the West steamrolled out to a 25-10 lead in the first half and the East could get no closer than six.

Three West players scored in double figures while two more netted eight, with Meredith Reid of York leading the way with 11 points and Michelle Williams of Marshwood in South Berwick and Nyachuol Biliew of Portland netting 10 apiece.

Diana Manduca of Deering in Portland and Falmouth’s Haley Jordan each netted eight.

Miss Maine Basketball award winner Morgan Frame of Waterville’s 10 points led the East while Claire Baecher of Brunswick had eight and Leach Jackson of Brewer and Melanie Cloutier of Oxford Hills of South Paris each has seven points.

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