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Hoop Mountain Spring Classic - Event Recap

March 22nd, 2010
Celeste Best

The Hoop Mountain Spring Classic featured over 100 college prospects and close to 75 onlooking college coaches.


While a fair share of big names were able to solidify there play in front of the throngs on coaches on Sunday, a number of young prospects were able to show their abilites. Please find the freshman and sophomore class top perfomers below; (Juniors and Seniors will be recapped in the tomorrow)


Class of 2012

Sam Brenner, New Hampton  - long and active post and does a nice job finishing

Audrey Knowlton, Gloucester   - played extremely hard, solid on offensive glass and got to the rim consistently on drive from wing

Katie Murray, Wachusett  - solid shooter with range and great size for 3 man

Niki Laskaris, Swampscott  - aggressive rebounder who can really shoot it

Keri Doldoorian, Northbridge  - combo guard who moved well without the ball, is a good passer and can fill it from the outside

Sarah Palazola , Danvers - did a nice job attacking and pulling up while consistently knocking down jump shots
Ashley Clough, Keene  - excellent shooter with incredible range and good rebounder

Ceara McNamara, Souhegan  - finished very well especially in traffic and against pressure

Brooke Stewart, Masconomet  - good all around player who got to the rim consistently and finished strong

Makenzie Burud, Red Hook Cntrl - showed good all around understanding of the game, worked really hard and had good handle

Alex Cohen, Bishop Guertin - good shooter with deep range

Casey Smith, Danbury - great size, ran the floor well, got good strong position and fought for it inside. moved her feet very well on defensive end and is a finisher

Ali Wells, Essex - moved very well without the ball, showed her basketball IQ with solid help defense and rotations

Megan Gaudreau, Pomfret - good shooter with deep range

Maggie Brown, Wilmington - physical player who mixed it up inside finished over several defenders

Riley Wurtz, Newtown - point guard who saw the floor very well, extremely good passer and communicator. moved well off the ball to get open. Good all around defender

Amanda Shaver, Austin Prep - moved very well off the ball to get open, goes and gets boards, strong physically and worked for everything

Lauren Hebert, North Reading - quick point guard who has size and went to strong the rim, looked to push, used her ball fakes well, & very effective running her team

Blake Underhill, Asland - slasher who is found openings and attacked them

Jane White, Souhegan - great defender who distributes the ball very well. sees the floor exceptionally.

Kerry White, Salem - solid post player who fought for position and demands basket.  Good moves inside to finish

Liza Otto, Glastonbury - solid shooter particularly from three point land

Lizzy Ball, Mancheser Essex - (redclaring as a junior) tenancious defender, solid passer and can score in a variety of ways

Haili Welton, Pomperaug - tremendous shooter, good passer with quick hands on the defensive end

Erica McGreevey, Taunton - very athletic player who elevated on her jumper with nice shooting touch

Meghan Gribbin,  Windham - very good 3 pt shooter


Class of 2013

Gina Resitano, Revere - solid ball handler, got to the rim in transition

Maggie Salomone, Narrangset - was a lways looking to attack, very quick in transition, has range from 3 and solid first step to the rim

Thalia Garcia, Brooks - good defender and showed a mid range game

Morgan Lumb, No. Andover - great court vision, crafty, solid first step and good finishing ability

Shelby Quinnette, Medfield - played extremely hard and was to affect the game on both ends with her hustle

Nicole Viselli, Pentucket - showed an impressive mid range game, tenacious on the defensive end and played good team basketball

Amanda Petrow, Meuthen - displayed great hustle, hard to the goal, & worked very hard on the defensive end

Meaghan Dioron, Gardner  - showed in array of post moves

Natalie Leone, Ashland  - solid rebounder in traffic, played very well out of triple threat - stayed low on drive, good shooter with range

Sarah Merchant, Algonquin  - tough interior presence who played hard all day, solid boxes outs and rebounds and shot it with range

Liz Maglione, Essex - went strong to goal with either hand and was able to finish consistently

Ara  Talkov, Swampscott - long wing who showed off her ability to shoot it or drive in traffic

Jill Sauvageau, Gardner - solid 3 pt shooter

Kari Lavalette, Essex - solid shooter with deep range and good scoring ability

New England Junior Elite 75 Showcase

October 2012

Mansfield Sportsplex

The Junior Elite 75 will host the top middle school players in New England and provide them with early exposure, the best in skill development, and discussion sessions educating them about what to expect from the high school level and the world of recruiting.

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