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December 13, 2012

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

(Continued)

Assistant coaches: Cheryl Begin, Paul Bonasoro, Lauryn Jules

Coach Kevin Bradley (16th year, 241-119): “As young as we are, they all got some time as freshmen.”

Independent

Notre Dame

2011-12 season: 14-5, lost in Division 4 North first round

Returning starters (4): Kiara Torres, 5-7, Sr., guard; Yaniery Martinez, 5-8, Sr., forward; Jessica Brito, 5-9, Sr., center; Shanelle Bonilla, 5-5, Jr., guard

Returning lettermen: Annie Bello, 5-9, Sr., center; Daizha Ng, 5-6, Jr., forward; Joaly Rosario, 5-9, Jr., forward; Jhallyne Reyes, 5-9, Jr., center; Kyna Rivera, 5-4, Soph., guard

Newcomers: Anabel Depena, 5-8, Soph., forward; Marilyn Taveras, 5-9, Soph., forward/center; Mary Dine, 5-10, Soph., center; Genesis Ventura, 5-10, Frosh., forward/center; Erykah Santiago, 5-6, Frosh., guard

Captains: Jessica Brito, Kiara Torres, Yaniery Martinez

Candidates: 32

Returning leaders: Yaniery Martinez 11.1 ppg, Kiara Torres 10.3 ppg

Fast fact: Notre Dame was 10-5 vs. MIAA schools last winter. ,,, Notre Dame added a JV team this year.

Assistants: Hennesis Ulloa

Coach Ushearnda Reynolds (third year): “The three seniors are excited. They have big competition as far as playing Reading and Fenway, two state champions from last year.”

New Hampshire

Londonderry

2011-12 season: 21-3, Division 1 runner-up

Returning starters (4): Katherine Dzenis, 5-9, Sr., guard; Aliza Simpson, 5-9, Jr., guard; Jaime King, 5-7, Jr., guard; Casey Evans 5-10, Soph., forward

Returning lettermen: Kirsten Enwright, 5-9, Sr., forward; Liz Caron, 5-9, Jr., forward; Jordan Marett, 5-9, Jr., guard; Taylor Collins, 6-2, Jr., forward; Brittany Roche, 5-11, Soph., forward

Newcomers: Kim Radzelovage, 6-1, Jr., forward; Jenna Conroy, 5-2, Soph., guard; Noelle Lambert, 5-4, Soph., guard

Captains: Aliza Simpson, Katherine Dzenis, Jaime King

Candidates: 37

Returning leaders: Aliza Simpson 15.0 ppg (28 3’s), 6.9 assists, 5.5 steals, 5.0 rebounds; Casey Evans 9.2 ppg, Jaime King 8.0 ppg (38 3’s); Katherine Dzenis 5.2 ppg (26 3’s)

Returning honorees: Aliza Simpson, Eagle-Tribune Super Team; Jaime King, honorable mention All-Division 1

Fast facts: The Lancers dethroned five-time reigning champ Winnacunnet last winter in the semis. It could very well be a Londonderry-BG rematch in the final but the Cards will be mighty tough to beat. ... The past two years have been the Lancers’ first 20-win seasons since the 1995-96 season. ... Aliza Simpson, who had a near tripled double in a season-opening win over Winnacunnet, has been offered scholarships to UNH and Holy Cross. ... Londonderry’s JV team was unbeaten. ... NHhnotebook.com rates Casey Evans No. 2 in the Class of 2015 in N.H., Brittany Roche 12th, Jenna Conroy 13th and Noelle Lambert 18th.

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