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December 13, 2012

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

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Fast fact: Kristin Hogan has 944 career points. ... Isabel Block is the sister of Eagle-Tribune soccer All-Star Jamie Block.

Assistants: Mark Schruender, assistant varsity, JV

Coach Dave Tucker (4th year, 29-40): “We have a very fast team and we have some good size.”

North Reading

2011-12 season: 10-11, lost in Division 3 North first round

Returning starters (3): Elise Makowski, 5-8, Sr., guard; Morgan Maiola, 5-10, Jr., forward; Tarah Reilly, 5-4, Jr., guard

Returning lettermen: Alicia McCauley, 5-7, Sr., forward; Jenn Castro, 5-4, Jr., guard; Adrianna Flanagan, 5-6, Soph., guard; Frankie Ellliott, 5-9, Soph., forward; Sophie Warren, 5-6, Soph., guard

Newcomers: Carly Swartz, 5-4, Frosh., guard; Jess Lezon, 6-5, Frosh., center; Carli Eldridge, 5-4, Frosh., guard

Captains: Elise Makowski, Alicia McCauley

Candidates: 36

Returning leaders: Morgan Maiola 11.8 ppg, Elise Makowski 8.9 ppg

Returning honorees: Morgan Maiola, CAL All-Star

Fast fact: Last year’s star Lauren Hebert earned a scholarship to New Haven. ... Jess Lezon, a towering 6-foot-5 freshman, should see some time this winter said coach Hank DeSantis.

Assistants: Rob Gibbs (JV), Beth Weiss (freshmen)

Coach Hank DeSantis (2nd year, 10-11): “This being my second year, I think they (the players) understand the philosophy and what we’re trying to do.”

Pentucket

2011-12 season: 23-4, Division 3 state champion

Returning starters (3): Coley Viselli, 5-8, Sr., guard; Tess Nogueira, 6-0, Sr., center; Alex Moore, 5-8, Sr., guard

Returning lettermen: Emily Dresser, 5-10, Sr., forward; Sydney Snow, 5-6, Jr., guard; McKenna Kilian, 5-8, Soph., guard; Kelsi McNamara, 5-5, Soph., guard

Newcomers: Madeline Torrisi, 5-8, Soph., forward; Kassidy Kennefick, 5-5, Soph., guard; Sarah Wiles, 5-7, Soph., forward; Carolyn Modlish, 5-9, Frosh., forward; Hannah Hollow, 5-6, Frosh., guard; Taylor Moore, 5-3, Frosh., guard; Rebecca Torrisi, 5-6, Frosh., guard; Riley Holden, 5-9, Frosh., forward

Captains: Coley Viselli, Tess Nogueira, Alex Moore

Candidates: 37

Returning leaders: Coley Viselli 10.8 ppg (57 3’s), Tess Nogueira 8.1 ppg, Alex Moore 7.1 ppg, Kelsi McNamara 5.1 ppg (23 3’s)

Returning honorees: Coley Viselli, two-time Eagle-Tribune All-Star; Tess Nogueira and Alex Moore, CAL All-Stars

Fast fact: Last year’s state title was the first winter championship in any sport at Pentucket, which opened 59 years ago. ... Coley Viselli has scored 772 career points. ... Alex and Taylor Moore are sisters.

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