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December 13, 2012

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

(Continued)

Assistants: Bob Beaton, Amy Beaton (JV)

Coach John McNamara (7th year, 134-18): “Some younger kids have to step up and fill minutes and we also need to replace senior leadership (from last year).”

Commonwealth Conference

Fellowship Christian

2011-12 season: 0-14, didn’t make state tourney

Returning starters (3): Leigh-Ann Trepanier, 5-6, Soph., guard; Keri Lundquist, 5-9, Frosh., center; Ashley Okech, 5-6, Frosh., center

Returning letterman: none

Newcomers: Bree Smith, 5-7, Sr., forward; Luisa Pinto, 5-5, Soph., forward; Kelly Hutchings, 5-7, Frosh., forward; Franchesca Fortuna, 5-6, 8th grade, forward; Lydia Safford, 5-5, 8th grade, guard; Emily Lemay, 5-5, 7th grade, forward; Lexi Gingrass, 5-4, 7th grade, guard; Francina Fortuna, 5-4, 7th grade, guard

Captains: Leigh-Ann Trepanier

Candidates: 11

Returning leaders: Leigh-Ann Trepanier 7.4 ppg

Returning honorees: none

Fast fact: New coach Mary Lou Greige is coaching basketball for the first time. She’s taking over for Scott Phillips. ... Assistant coach Tim Holmes is a senior at Fellowship. He approached Greige about helping out. ... Bree Smith returned to the team after not playing last year.

Assistants: Ray Nicolsi, Tim Holmes

Coach Mary Lou Greige (2nd year 0-14): “They have such heart and desire and every day they are improving. It’s fun to watch. I couldn’t be more blessed with these girls.”

Greater Lawrence

2011-12 season: 6-14, didn’t make tourney

Returning starters (3): Escarlin Reynoso, 5-3, Jr., guard; Ivonne Ruiz, 5-2, Jr., guard; Kiana Rodriguez, 5-4, Jr., guard

Returning lettermen: Juleece DeJesus, 5-6, Sr., guard; Thalia Tejeda, 5-7, Sr., forward

Newcomers: Yereleni Guillermo, 5-6, Jr. forward; Adriana DeJesus, 5-4, Jr., guard; Samantha Morillo, 5-3, Jr., guard; Jasmine Severino, 5-8, Soph., forward; Jazmine McMillon, 5-8, Soph, forward; Kiana Perez, 5-4, Frosh., guard; Johairy Hernandez, 5-4, Frosh., guard; Alyssa Goulet, 5-8, Frosh., forward

Captain: none

Candidates: 45

Returning leaders: Escarlin Reynoso 11.5 ppg (16 3’s)

Returning honorees: None

Fast fact: Alyssa Goulet, who had two sibling who starred at Whittier, is daughter of Reggies Hall of Famer Sandra Michaud. ... Former Salem and St. Anselm star Katie (Qualter) Pudil is in her fourth year as an assistant. Her father, Jim, was the longtime Reggie coach and her brother, Jamie, is the track coach.

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