Rare feat of triple-double reached by two Van Buren girls basketball players in same game

Posted Dec. 13, 2012, at 7:49 p.m.
Van Buren's Parise Rossignol recorded a triple-double in a victory over Ashland on Wednesday night when teammate Felisha Bouchard also recorded a triple-double.
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Van Buren's Parise Rossignol recorded a triple-double in a victory over Ashland on Wednesday night when teammate Felisha Bouchard also recorded a triple-double.

A player posting a triple-double, achieving double-figure totals in three different statistical categories, can be a rare feat. Having two people do it in the same game is even rarer.

The Van Buren girls neared the pinnacle of that feat Wednesday night when two who did it in the game were both Crusaders.

Junior guard Parise Rossignol scored 32 points in the Crusaders’ 71-30 win over Ashland and added 10 rebounds and 10 assists.

Sophomore guard Felisha Bouchard complemented Rossignol’s effort by posting 12 points, 11 rebounds and 11 blocked shots.

Tight race shaping up in ‘A’

Just two games into the season for most teams, the race for Eastern Maine Class A girls basketball playoff spots looks like it will be close.

Only three teams remain unbeaten with Brewer, Mount Ararat of Topsham and Bangor all 2-0.

If both stay unbeaten for another week, Bangor and Brewer will put their streaks on the line Dec. 21 at 7 p.m. when they face off at the Brewer High gym.

Save these dates

For those looking ahead and hoping to reserve time to watch playoff basketball, here are some dates to mark on your 2013 calendar:

Feb. 12: Prelim round for girls basketball.

Feb. 13: Prelim round for boys basketball.

Feb. 15: Eastern and Western Maine girls and boys basketball tourneys begin in Bangor, Augusta, and Portland.

March 1: Class B girls and boys state finals at the Cumberland County Civic Center in Portland.

March 2: Classes C and D girls and boys state finals at the Bangor Auditorium. These will be the late state finals to be played in Auditorium as the new Cross Insurance Center will be used the following season. Class A girls and boys state finals at the Augusta Civic Center.

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