Preview: Class B girls basketball capsules

Posted Dec. 08, 2011, at 8:56 p.m.

BELFAST LIONS

Last year’s record, finish: 4-14, No. 15

Roster: Sr. Makayla Cummings, Sr. Becca Leonard, Sr. Emily Blood, Sr. Kali Doolan, Sr. Devon Drake, Jr. Lexi Nelligan, Jr. Courtney Drinkwater, Jr. Katrina Lapham, Jr. McKenzie Thibodeau, So. Ashley Littlefield, So. Hannah Bailey; coach: Amy Dyer-Kelly

Outlook: This year we have 10 returning players which will help us be more competitive. We got a lot of experience last year and we were young. We lost many games by under 10 points. With experience, hopefully we will pick up a lot of those 2-10 point games that we lost last year.

I think we will have a lot of depth, which we haven’t had. Our team goal is to have a .500 record and make the tournament. We have our top four scorers back from last year, and all 11 girls are looking to score points, which is nice to see.

CAMDEN HILLS WINDJAMMERS

Last year’s record, finish: 9-9, No. 11

Roster: Sr. Sarah Steele, Jr. Jordan Knowlton, Jr. Megan LeGage, Sr. Laura Johanson, Sr. Taylor Porter, So. Hannah Corney, Jr. Caroline Matteo, Sr. Marina French, Jr. Kristina Alex, Sr. Jackay Richards; coach: Marty Messer

Outlook: We have some veterans with a lot of experience. We lost some key players but have a nice balance of defenders, rebounders and scorers.

GARDINER TIGERS

Last year’s record, finish: 12-8, No. 8, lost in quarterfinal

Roster: Jr. Taylor Banister, So. Nicole Chadwick, So. Camden Cone, So. Allyson Day, So. Abby Dunn, Jr. Kylee Granholm, Jr. Elizabeth Kelley, Jr. Kelly Macomber, Sr. Katie McAllister, Jr. Kelsey Moody, Sr. Jenna Moore, Sr. Hillary Owen, So. Katie Owen, Sr. Paige Pilsbury, So. Haley Tomberlin; coach: Mike Gray

MAINE CENTRAL INSTITUTE HUSKIES

Last year’s record, finish: 3-15, No. 17

Roster: Sr. Ashley Kitchin, Sr. Taylor Wright, Sr. Allie Sinclair, Sr. Sarah Bennett, Fr. Ashley Alton, So. Brianna Losee, Jr. Katie Cronkite, Sr. Kylee Alton, Sr. Michaela George, So. Hannah Emery, Jr. Kat Smedberg, Jr. Molly Raye, Jr. Courtney Ouellet, Sr. Erin Donahue; coach: Jason Allen

Outlook: Having several players with plenty of experience, we are looking to continually improve throughout the season and be competitive in every game.

MEDOMAK VALLEY PANTHERS

Last year’s record, finish: 18-3, lost in semifinal

Roster: Jr. Heidi Obuchon, Sr. Taylor Poli, Jr. Elise Wallace, Sr. Mallory Robbins, Sr. Taylor Simmons, Sr. Mallory Conary, Jr. Emily Leach, Jr. Amanda Hendrickson-Belloquet, Jr. Desiree Benner, Jr. Alanna Vose, Jr. Missy Philbrook; coach: Randy Hooper

Outlook: We need to gain varsity experience very quickly. We will definitely get better as the season goes along, but we need Heal point wins along the way.

MOUNT VIEW MUSTANGS

Last year’s record, finish: 9-9, No. 13

Roster: Sr. Delainey Kein, Sr. LeeAnn Larrabee, Sr. Anna Piotti, Sr. Wendy Gibbs, Sr. Amanda Larrabee, Jr. Kelsey Higgins, Jr. Alexis Morse, Jr. Janelle Thornley, Jr. Kaitlin Leavitt, So. Courtney Morse, Fr. Brooke Tripp, Fr. Dinah Bilodeau, Fr. Whitney Wren, Fr. Kersey Boulay; coach: Erica Gabbianelli

Outlook: The KVAC is an extremely tough league with several good players and coaches. Every night will present a challenge. We are a young squad, with only three returning players who saw significant playing time last season. We are determined to go out every night, play hard and do our best to be as competitive as possible. I have a great group of girls who play together as a team and hopefully that will bring us some success.

OCEANSIDE MARINERS

Last year’s record, finish: This is the first basketball season for Oceanside after Rockland and Georges Valley consolidated. Rockland was 1-17 in EM Class B while Georges Valley 11-9, losing in a WM C quarterfinal

Roster: Sr. Jill Bradbury, Sr. Jen Denault, Jr. Hannah Plourde, Jr. Phoebe Ferraiolo, Jr. Casey Carroll, Jr. Emma Davis, Jr. Kennadi Grover, Jr. Rachel Frye, Jr. Hannah Lacasse, So. Brooke Dugan, Fr. Emily Gould, Fr. Payton Billingsley; coach: Teel Foster

WATERVILLE PURPLE PANTHERS

Last year’s record, finish: 4-14, No. 16

Roster: Sr. Ashleigh Gagne, Sr. Lauren Crane, Sr. Whitney Scott, Sr. Shannon Ritter, Jr. Jenna Gagnon, So. Hannah Allen, So. Kaitlyn Spaulding, So. Colleen O’Donnell, Fr. Michela DeVogt, Fr. Victoria Brown, Fr. Rachel Anderson, Fr. Andrea Aldrich; coach: Robert Rodrigue

Outlook: The Waterville program will be looking to rebuild, led by a great group of senior players — Ashleigh Gagne, Lauren Crane, Whitney Scott, and Shannon Ritter. Other major contributors will be junior Jenna Gagnon and sophmore Colleen O’Donnell. Both players played significant minutes last year and will look to build on their success. Newcomers to the varsity program are sophomores Hannah Allen and Kaitlyn Spaulding, both players will get minutes off the bench and look to contribute significantly. We are also including four freshmen on our roster this year — Michela DeVogt, Racheal Anderson, Victoria Brown and Andrea Aldrich.

WINSLOW RAIDERS

Last year’s record, finish: 13-6, No. 7, lost in prelim round

Roster: Jr. Erica Bertolaccini, Fr. Treva Campbell, Sr. Mariah Chenard, Jr. Morgan Clark, Fr. Hannah Doble, Sr. Elizabeth Ferry, Fr. Devin Fitzgibbons, Jr. Heather Freeman, Fr. Meg Nadeau, Sr. Jordyn Pomerleau, Fr. Hayley Pottle, Jr. Megan Richards, Fr. Sarah Wildes, Sr. Amanda Wolfe, Fr. Alyssa Wood; coach: Tom Nadeau

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