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December 13, 2012

Girls Basketball Preview: With 5 starters back, Central eyes state title

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Sanborn

2011-12 season: 7-14, didn’t make tourney

Returning starters (3): Amanda Turco, 5-7, Sr., forward; Lauren Barker, 5-4, Sr., guard; Elyse Law, 5-6, Sr., guard; Becky Laliberte, 5-4, Sr., guard; Josie Eacho, 5-7, Jr., center

Returning lettermen: Bri George, 5-6, Sr., forward

Newcomers: Mariah Barnum, 5-3, Sr., guard; Heather O’Brien, 5-5, Sr., guard; Deven Freihofer, 5-8, Jr., forward; Gina Canatselos, 5-8, Jr., center; Felicia Bailey, 5-5, Soph., forward

Captains: Amanda Turco, Lauren Barker, Elyse Law

Candidates: 45

Returning honorees: None

Fast fact: Sanborn moved from Division 2 to Division 3. ... The Indians are off to a 1-2 start.

Assistants: Al Magnusson, Brian Gray (JV); Mark Guicculio (freshmen)

Coach Vicki Parady-Guay (12th year, 50-170): “We have a very hard working group of girls looking to raise the bar for our program.”

Windham

2011-12 season: 19-6, lost in Division 2 semifinals

Returning starters (3): Bernadette Connors, 5-9, Sr., forward; Kelsey Schiebel, 5-3, Sr., guard; Clairee Putnam, 5-5, Jr., guard

Returning lettermen: Amanda Schiebel, 5-2, Sr., guard; Brianna Angelini, 5-9, Jr., forward; Sarah Chau, 5-2, Jr., guard;

Newcomers: Taylor Darcy, 5-5, Jr., guard; Danielle Fischer, 5-9, Soph., forward; Amanda Carey, 5-7, Frosh., forward; Kelsey Kendzulak, 5-7, Frosh., forward

Captains: Bernadette Connors, Kelsey Schiebel, Clairee Putnam

Candidates: 16

Returning leaders: Clairee Putnam 11.2 ppg (27 3’s), Bernadette Connors 10.7 ppg (32 3’s), Kelsey Schiebel 7.8 ppg (31 3’s)

Returning honorees: Bernadette Connors, Eagle-Tribune All-Star; Clairee Putnam, honorable mention All-Division 2

Fast fact: In only their second year as a varsity program, the Jaguars upset the top seed, won 19 games and reached the semifinals. ... Madalina Jeans did not return to the team. ... The Jags romped in their opener behind 21 points from Clairee Putnam.

Assistants: Joe Mancinelli, Anne Haky (JV)

Coach Joe Mason (3rd year, 32-16): “We’re looking to get all 10 players involved.”

Prep Schools

Brooks

2011-12 season: 12-11

Returning starters (4): Meaghan Flanagan, 5-11, Sr., forward, North Andover; Thalia Garcia, 5-6, Sr., guard; Suki Smith, 6-1, Sr., center; Lyndsay Domoracki, 5-6, Sr. guard

Returning lettermen: Abby Hammerl, 5-5, Sr., guard; Sarah Bresette, 5-6, Sr., guard, Andover; Naomi Nelson, 5-7, Jr., guard, Haverhill; Alex Norgaisse, 6-0, Jr., forward, Haverhill

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