ORONO, Maine — Sheraton Jones of Anaheim Hills, Calif., and Kianna Mayers of Irvington, N.J., have completed their National Letters of Intent and will be joining the University of Maine women’s basketball team in the fall of 2013, head coach Richard Barron announced in a press release Thursday.
Jones, a 5-10 forward from Anaheim Hills, Calif., played for Canyon High School and the Finest Basketball Club. She captained her squad during the 2012-13 season and averaged 10 points and 12 rebounds per game. She was named second team All-League as well as second team All-California Interscholastic Federation.
“Sheraton is a strong forward with a great motor,” Barron said in the release. “She plays very hard and has a great knack for going to get the ball. Sheraton also brings great defensive intensity and is very coachable. We’re very excited to have her join us.”
Mayers, a 6-0 guard, spent her first two years of high school at Bloomfield Tech and her final two seasons at Newark Tech. Mayers was named first team All-Conference and was the first player in Newark Tech history to total both 1,000 points and 1,000 rebounds.
“Kiana is a big guard with great athleticism and strength,” Barron said. “She is a great rebounder and has a terrific pullup jump shot. Her enthusiasm and work ethic make her a great fit with our team and we are looking forward to having her as part of the family.”
The eligibility of all student-athletes is contingent upon admission to the University of Maine and compliance with all NCAA rules, including registration with the NCAA Clearinghouse.
Husson golf team 26th
The Husson University golf team had a solid showing on the second day of competition at the NCAA Division III Championship at the Sandestin Golf Resort in Destin, Fla., as the team closed out the 2012-2013 season.
Bill Hutchins paced the Eagles as he finished in the top 50 with a 9-over par 152 (78-74).
With the field cut to the top 15 teams at the end of day two, Husson finished its championship run in 26th place in the 41-team field with a score of 635. The Eagles moved up 10 places from day one (331) to day two (304).
Transylvania and Texas-Tyler are tied for first at 579.
Other scores for Husson included Greg Martin (156, 89th), Greg Pike (106th), Dave Dubois (171st) and Lancer Bernier (188th).