Preview: Class C girls basketball capsules

Posted Dec. 05, 2011, at 6:21 p.m.
Last modified Dec. 05, 2011, at 11:22 p.m.
Washington Academy's Lauren Raye (33) passes off to get the ball down the court during a recent preseason game against Hampden Academy. The high school basketball season opens this weekend.
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Washington Academy's Lauren Raye (33) passes off to get the ball down the court during a recent preseason game against Hampden Academy. The high school basketball season opens this weekend.
Orono's Jillian Woodward (50) drives to the hoop past Desiree Benner (30) during a recent preseason game. The high school basketball season opens this weekend.
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Orono's Jillian Woodward (50) drives to the hoop past Desiree Benner (30) during a recent preseason game. The high school basketball season opens this weekend.
Piscataquis Community's Allison Cormier (25) tries for an defensive rebound while she is guarded by DI-Stonington's Emily Armour (22) during a recent preseason game. The high school basketball season opens this weekend.
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Piscataquis Community's Allison Cormier (25) tries for an defensive rebound while she is guarded by DI-Stonington's Emily Armour (22) during a recent preseason game. The high school basketball season opens this weekend.
DI-Stonington's Janelli Ciomei (3) tries to put the brakes on Penquis' Lexi Larson (20) during a recent preseason game. The high school basketball season opens this weekend.
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DI-Stonington's Janelli Ciomei (3) tries to put the brakes on Penquis' Lexi Larson (20) during a recent preseason game. The high school basketball season opens this weekend.

CENTRAL RED DEVILS

Last year’s record, finish: 19-1, No. 2, lost in semifinal round

Roster: Sr. Samatha Brownell, Sr. Kaylee Harvey, Sr. Brianna Speed, Sr. Katie Blanchard, Sr. Jessica Bradford, Jr. Max McHugh, Jr. Emylee Miles, Jr. Lauren Gregory, So. Alicia Miller, Fr. Brianna Skolfield, Fr. Natashia Miller; coach: Diane Rollins

Outlook: We should be somewhere in the middle of the pack. We are smaller and quicker and hoping to return to the big house.

DEXTER TIGERS

Last year’s record, finish: 13-8, No. 9, lost in semifinal

Roster: Jr. Jordyn Bell, So. Abbie Melvin, Jr. Alison Pease, Jr. Anna Ritland, So. MacKenzie McKusick, Fr. Tasha Pratt, Jr. Lauren Crane, Sr. Maicee Gustin, Sr. Chrissy Cunningham, Jr. Gabrielle Adam, So. Bobbie Chambers, Fr. Michaela White; coach: Jody Grant

Outlook: Return three starters from a year ago, guards Bell and Crane as well as senior guard/forward Gustin. Other returners include Adam, Pease, Cunningham and Ritland. Freshmen White and Pratt, along with sophomore Melvin, also will be called upon to contribute.

LEE ACADEMY

Last year’s record, finish: 3-15, No. 15

Roster: Sr. Brianna Gordon, Sr. Felicia Thornton, So. Rylie Mallett, Sr. Jenna Cowan, Jr. Lindsey Glidden, Jr. Paige Chandler, Sr. Alaina Hamilton, Fr. Heidi Gooch, Fr. McKenzie Pelletier, Fr. Mallory Maxwell, Fr. Abbie Glidden, Fr. Jillena Rose, Fr. Deja Albert, So. Alyssa Stevens, So. Adrianna Brakeman; coach: Ron Weatherbee

Outlook: Looking to senior leadership with all four seniors playing major minutes. Glidden also will get major minutes and other underclassmen, including the six freshmen, will look to get minutes. The goal is to improve upon last year’s record and play.

MADISON BULLDOGS

Last year’s record, finish: 8-10, No. 12 in WM Class C

Roster: Sr. Kayla Belanger, Sr. Lyndsay Weese, Sr. Melissa White, Jr. Samantha Bruce, Jr. Allie McClintock, Jr. Erika Parker, Jr. Courtney Taylor, So. Alexandria Jarvais, So. Savanna Kandiko, So. Emily McKenney, So. Cristie Vicneire, So. Kirsten Wood; coach: Albert Veneziano

Outlook: Bulldogs return four starters from last year’s team.

MATTANAWCOOK ACADEMY LYNX

Last year’s record, finish: 8-10, No. 12 in Class B

Roster: Jr. Mikaila Bisson, Jr. Taylor Blood, Sr. Jenna Brown, Jr. Taylor Gardner, Sr. Taylor Hawkins, Jr. Katie Krapf, Jr. Ashley Libby, Jr. Harli Maxwell, So. Carly McDonald, Fr. Courtney McIntyre, Jr. Morgan Russell, Jr. Alyssa Thurlow, Fr. Kendra Thurlow; coach: Stephanie Dubay

ORONO RED RIOTS

Last year’s record, finish: 15-6, No. 4, lost in regional final

Roster: Sr. Leya Bryant, Fr. Mahalia Crite, Fr. Anna Eliza Souza Cuhna, Sr. Andria Foster, Sr. Taylor Gray, So. Elizabeth Hardison, So. Elea Kass, Fr. Holly LaBreque, Sr. Caleigh Paul, So. Nicole Robichaud, So. Katie Smith, Fr. Katie Sypher, Sr. Ashley Thibeault, Sr. Laura Triandafillor, Fr. Abby Weigang, Jr. Jillian Woodward; coach: Jessica Witham

PENQUIS PATRIOTS

Last year’s record, finish: 11-9, No. 7, lost in quarterfinal

Roster: Sr. Emily Armour, Sr. Kambria Atkinson, Jr. Hannah Bess, So. Courtney Bowders, Jr. Jess Clement, So. Allison Durant, Sr. Caitlyn Durant, Jr. Hayley Durant, Jr. Kendra Hall, Jr. Lexi Larson, So. Jess Preble, Fr. Lindsay Turner, Sr. Stephanie Vachon; coach: Jason Snider

PISCATAQUIS COMMUNITY PIRATES

Last year’s record, finish: 6-12, No. 13

Roster: Jr. Jessica Bell, Sr. Abby Burdin, So. Kyla Demarais, Jr. Corynne Fellows, Sr. Sarah Hoak, Jr. Amanda Morrill, Jr. Brooke Morrill, Sr. Lindsey Morrill, Jr. Abigail Riitano, Fr. Alex Speed, Fr. Lindsay Stone, Jr. Catherine Williams; coach: Brian Gaw

STEARNS MINUTEMEN

Last year’s record, finish: 10-8, No. 12

Team roster: Sr. Ashley Rollins, Sr. Michelle Austin, Sr. Lilly Dow, Jr. Sigrid Kaezar, Jr. Alex Mooney, Jr. Emily Wark, Jr. Taylor Pelkey, So. Mikey Murphy, So. Michaela Glidden, So. Bailey Studer, So. Whitney Guy, So. Dayna McCarthy; coach: Justin Page

Outlook: Looking to get to the Auditorium.

Note: Outlook information provided by coaches.

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