BANGOR—Local Maine McDonald’s Owner/Operators and the Maine Association of Basketball Coaches (MABC) today announced semi-finalists for the 2015 Mr. and Miss Maine Basketball Awards, presented to one outstanding male high school senior and one outstanding female high school senior basketball player in the state.
The award, the state’s highest basketball honor, recognizes the players’ performances on the court, as well as their contribution to their teams and to Maine basketball.
The ten Mr. Maine Basketball Semi-Finalists include Kyle Bouchard from Houlton and Eric Hoogterp from Old Town. Bouchard scored 25 points to lead the Shiretowners to a 50-36 win over Washington Academy in a Maine Principals’ Association quarterfinal game on Wednesday morning.
“It is an incredible honor. I would have to thank my teammates and coaches, they had some responsibility in getting me here,”Bouchard said. “I have had some great teammates and coaches along the way that helped elevate me to this point.”
Hoogterp and his Old Town Coyotes will take on Winslow in a class B semifinal game on Wednesday night. The Coyotes are the defending class B state champs.
“I never knew that I would be here. There are a lot of players that I think are better than me. I have to say thanks to my teammates, the fact that we won the gold ball last year has something to do with this. It has been a great run with this team,”Hoogterp said. “I can’t wait to play tonight. We have a good game plan, we are ready. We have been in this position before, we are 7-0 on this floor.”
Other finalists for Mr. Maine Basketball are Ben Mallory (Bonny Eagle), Kyle Johnson (Calais), Liam Stokes (Cony), Ian Mileikis and Lew Jensen (Edward Little), Jack Simonds (Falmouth), Nick Mayo (Messalonskee), and Justin Martin (Winslow).
Mary Butler and Cordelia Steward led the Bangor Rams girls basketball team into semifinal game on Wednesday afternoon at the Augusta Civic Center. Butler and Stewart were named as finalist for Miss Maine Basketball.
Other semifinalists for Miss Maine Basketball include Hannah Graham (Presque Isle), Maddy McVicar (Calais), Maria Valente (Gray), Ashley Storey (Greely), Ashley Briggs (Scarborough), Vicotria Lux (Thornton), Kaitlyn McCrum (Thornton), and Mackenzie Worcester (Washburn).
Graham recorded 20 points, five rebounds, five assists, and three steals to lead the Wildcats to a 74-53 win over Hermon in a class B semifinal game on Wednesday afternoon.
Graham said, “It is really special to me, but I wouldn’t he here without any of my teammates.”
The six finalists (3 girls, 3 boys) for Mr. and Miss Maine Basketball will be announced after the high school basketball state tournaments are complete. The awards winners will be announced at the Maine McDonalds High School Senior All-Star banquet on Friday, March 13 at the Cross Insurance Center.
The rosters for the Maine McDonald’s High School Senior All Star game that will be played on March 14th were also announced on Wednesday afternoon.
The following is the roster for the A/B girls east team. Julia Champagne (Brunswick), Morgan Carver (Gardiner), Hannah Marks (Medomak Valley), Sarah Phelps (MDI), Mikayla Charters (Nokomis), Anna Winslow (Oxford Hills), and Krystal Kingsbury (Presque Isle) will join Butler, Stewart, and Graham.
The following is the roster for the C/D girls east team. Bre Skolfield (Central), Megan Jellison (Fort Fairfield), Alex Speed (PCHS), Lexi Hoxie (Schenck), Kennedi Smith (Southern Aroostook), Felisha Bouchard (Van Buren), Courtney Parent (Van Buren), will join Worcester.
The following is the roster for the A/B boys east team. Isaiah Harris (Lewiston), Ethan Winglass (Morse), Mason Griffin (Mt. Ararat), and Justin Martin (Winslow) wil ljoin Stokes, Jensen, Mileikis, Mayo, and Hoogterp.
The following is the roster for the C/D boys east team. Tyler Niles (Calais, Bailey Spack (Dexter), Kelsey Allen (George Stevens), Nate Burns/Tristan French (PCHS), Ryan Leavitt (Schenck), Gage Feeney/Austin Seavey (Washington Acdemy) will join Johnson and Bouchard.
Here is who made the girls All-State Academic team. Anna Maxsimic (Brewer), Abbey Jordan/Michaela White (Dexter), Jessica Burton (Falmouth), Ashley Woodbury (Gorham), Paige Belanger/Abigail Weigang (Lawrence), Elizabeth D’Angelo (Maranacook), Mary Furlong (McAuley), and Alyssa Wood (Winslow).
Here is who made the boys All-State Academic team. Ethan Murphy (Cape Elizabeth), Robbie Watson (Fort Fairfield), Galen Davis (George Stevens), Noah Holmes (Houlton), Noah Caret/Travor Gettig (Messalonskee), Derek Michaud (Poland), and Bobby Chenard (Winslow) join Stokes and Jensen).
The 2015 Maine State Foul Shooting Champion will be decided at the Maine McDonald’s High School Senior All-Star Games on March 14, 8:30-9:00 a.m. at Husson University in Bangor. The regional foul shooting champions are as follows- boys- Northern Region- Robbie Watson (Fort Fairfield), Eastern Region- Logan Wood (Machias), Central Region- Derek LeBlanc- (Madison), Southern Region- Dan O’Brion (Cheverus). Girls- Northern Region- Mackenzie Worcester (Washburn), Eastern Region- Lauren Raye (Washington Academy), Central Region- Hannah Marks (Medomak Valley), Southern Region- Chloe Smedley (York).